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by him, or, All tbings relating to the Dispensation of the Gospel were Done by him, is extremely forced and unnatural: And Other express Texts, lead us to a literal Interpretation of This. Ver. 1oth of This Chapter;The World was made by him. Heb.i; 2: By whom also be made the Worlds, (rös alcôves, the Ages :] Which cannot be understood of the State of the Gospel only. Col. i, 16, For by bin were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earıb, visible and invisible, ý c.

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547. Joh.i, 10. The World was made by Him.

548. Cor. viii, 6. To Us there is but One God,

[viz.) the Father, Of whom are all things, and We in Him; and One Lord, [viz.] Jesus Christ, By whom are all things, and We by Him.

See N°546 of 1228.

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549. Ephef. iii, 9. God, who created all things by Jesus Christ

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550. Col. i; 16, 17. For by him [Gr. in him] were

all things created, that are in Heaven and that are in Earth, visible, and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers, all things were created by him [or, through him,) and for him.

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Nothing can be more forced and unnatural, than the Socinians Interpretation of this paslage; who

To

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understand it figuratively, of the New Creation by the Gospel.

Sec N° 546 & 1228.

551. Heb. i, 2.

Worlds.

By whom also He made the

552. 8;10,11. But unto the Son, he faith;

- Thou, Lord, in the Beginning haft laid the Foundation of the Earth, and the Heavens are the Works of thine Hands:

They shall perish, but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

And as a Vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed; but thou art the

same, and thy years shall not fail. . 553. iii, 3. For This man was counted wor

thy of more glory than Mofes, inasmuch as he' who hath builded the House, hath more honour than the House.

SECT. III.

The Pasages, wherein the Other Highest Titles,

Perfections and Powers, are ascribed to Him.

554 AT. ix, 4. And Jesus, t knowing their

thoughts, &c. + See N.362,669.

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555. Mat. xi, 27. And t no man knoweth the

Son, but the Father; * neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

+ The Incarnation of Christ, and the Preaching of the Gospel to the Wbole World, was a Mystery hid from Ages and from Generations, in the secret Counfel of God; and which even the Angels themselves desired to look into.

* This is explained by St John..ch.i, 18. No man bath seen God at any time; The only begotten Son, which is in the Bofom of the Father, be bath declared him.

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556.

xii, 6. In this place is One greater than the Temple.

25. And Jesus knew their Thoughts, &c.

See No 362, 669.

557.

558.

xviii, 20. Where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.

in Hea

559. xxviii, 18. All Power

ven and in Earth.

560. 20. And lo, I am with you always,

even unto the End of the World. 561. Mar. i, 1. Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And so frequently in other places.

Mar.

562. Mar. ii, 8. Jesus perceived in his Spirit,

that they so reasoned within themselves. 563. xvi, 20. The Lord working with them. 564. Luke vii ; 39,40. The Pharisee -Spake

within himself;

And Jesus answering, said unto him, &c. 505. ix, 47. Jesus, perceiving the Thought of their Heart. xxi, 15. I will give you a Mouth

I and Wisdom.

566.

567. Joh.i; 1, 2. In the Beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,
The same † was in the Beginning with God.

| Had glory with God before the World wasg Joh. xvii, s. See N°535.

18. The only-begotten Son: And often in other places.

568.

569.

18. The only-begotten Son, which is in the Bofom of the Father.

570. 29. The Lamb of God, which taketh

away the Sin of the World.

571. 48. Before that Philip called thee,

when thou waft under the Fig-tree, I fawo thee.

Joh.

572. Joh. ii, 19. Destroy this Temple, and in

three days I will raise it up.

See N° 58.

573. 24, 25. Because he knew all men;

And needed not that any should testify of Man; for he knew what was in Man.

Sec N° 362, 069.

574

iii, 13. But He that came down from Heaven.

Nothing can be more unreasonable and groundless, than the Socinians Interpretation of this passage: who feign that Christ was taken up into Heaven, as Mofes of old into the Mount, to receive his Instru&tions; and then came down again to preach : Whereas the plain Meaning is, that he was in the Beginning with God, before he was made flesta and came into the World, ch. i, ver. 1, 10, 11, 14.

575. 13. The Son of Man, which is in

Heaven.

As before, ch. i, 18 ; which is in the Bofom of the Father. Though the Words are indeed ambiguous, [S cấv és Te segum, which is (or was) in Heaven.] So ch. ix, 25, ŐTI TUPNÓS äv, whereas I was blind. But the former Interpretation is more natural.

576. 13. No man hath ascended up to Hea

ven, but He that came down from Heaven,
even the Son of Man which is in Heaven.
The Meaning is explained, choi, 18, No man hath

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