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I

Melchizedek

a

type

of

Chrig.

a

more

excellent

office in

that

he

is

Mediator

of

a

better

to

fiament

eßabliflied

upon

better promfes,

Heb.

8.

6.

For

the promifès

of

the

covenant

of

grace are

more excellent

then

thofe

of

the

Legal).

covenant.

5.

They

offered

often, and

the

repetition

of

facrifi

ces

argued

their inva-

lidity

and

imperfeéiion

:

but

he

offered

but

once,

and

nee-

ded

net

do

it

daily.

Heb.7.

27.

which argued the

perfefti-

on,

Heb.9.28.

6. They

offered

the blood

ofbeafts

which

could

not

expiate firne, nor wafh the

confcience

of

the

(inner farther then

purifying

the

f-le(h

:

but he

(not

with

blood

ofbulls

and

goats,bat)with

his

owne blood

entred

once

into the

holy

place

having

obtained an

eternall

redemption,

Heb. 9,

z

z. and

this blood

purgeth

the

confcïenee

from

dead

wor

r,verfe 14.

7.

They

fer-

ved

in an

earthly

fading

Sanlltsary made

with

hands,

and

entred into

an holy

place

which

periíhed

and fayled,

according to

that

elementary and

temporary

worfhip

:

but he

is

minifter

of

the true

Sanctuary and Tabernacle

which the

Lord

pitcht

and

not

ma',

Heb.

8.

z, this

taber-

nacle

is

his

owne

bleffed

body

in

which

he

performed

all

his

fervice,called, chap.

9.

r

r. agreat

and

more

perfetf

Tabernacle

not

made

with handi,

and verf.

24.

is

now

entred

not

into

holy

placer made

with hands,

but

into

the

very

Heaven

to

appeare

in

the

fight

of

God

for

us.

8.

They

all

ceafed,

dyed,

one

fircceeded

another;

as

mutable

was

their whole

fervice,

which

alto

ceafed

and

deceafed,

and

gave place

to

the

truth

of

it

when the

ful-

neífe

of

time

came

:

but this

true

Melchizedek,

being

without

beginning

or

end

of'

daies

hath an

eternall

Priefhood, Heb.

7.24.

and

therefore neither

bath nor

needeth

any

fucceffor

in

earth.

Whence

every

repeti-

tion

of

his

facrificce

bloodily

or

unbloodily in

the

Maffe

is

an

high

and

hateful).

blafphemy,

a

denya

1

of

Chrifts

Iperfon

to

be

above the perfon

of'

Melchizedek,

and

of'

his

facrifice

to

be

above

Herons,

or that

it

was

gifered

by

the eternall

fpirit

of

his

Deity.

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