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And hence divine justice must be declared, even in the
remission of sin
And that in order to reconcile sinners to God
to the counsel of God and Christ, for the elect only XXI. XXII.
His supreme power in Judea
several things of great moment
The Cross of Christ is the foundation of all Religion
from those in common use
plated, as full of mysteries, in which we have thc deep-
of his clothes, were predicted and prefigured of old XXXVII.
All things, in short, happened to Christ, according to the
It is not without a spiritual sympathy, that we should
meditate on these sufferings
It is profitable for our instruction, to consider that the
burial of Christ was conducted by wealthy and honour-
an expression of respect
mus, either for embalming, or for burning
pious to the hope of the resurrection
Hewn out of a rock
In a garden
Very near the place of crucifixion
The burial of Christ was foretold, Psalm xxii. 15.
Psalm xvi. 9, 10.
Isaiah lüü. 9.
Christ's suspension on the tree, is not his burial with the
The type of Jonah
Jonah's great fish is not a Whale, but rather a Sea-dog
ation commonly received seems preferable to the learn-
ed refinements of eminent men
days in the great fish
On Christ's Descent into Hell.
That Christ descended into Hell, is nowhere expressly af-
firmed in Scripture
Nor in the most ancient Creeds
silent with respect to the burial; nor was it without
We should not so much inquire, what some of the an-
cients may have understood, as what they ought to have
understood, by this expression
the damned, or into an imaginary Limbus XIV. XVII.
sorrows, which, previously to death, he sustained in his
He conducted himself, however, in every respect most ho-
lily, remaining altogether without sin
3. For information
The two states of the Messiah, the one of Humilialion, the
other of Exaltation, ought to be distinctly considered
The subject of the Exaltation is Christ; properly accord-
ing to the human nature, and improperly according to
His exaltation has various steps
The Resurrection of Christ is the great foundation of
Its nature explained
Jewish people, or even to the rulers
4. By the appearances of the saints, who were raised up
5. By many wonderful events, which testify that Christ
It is manifest, that none of these things were artfully
devised by the Apostles
Nor does the truth suffer from several seeming contra-
dictions with regard to circumstances
The resurrection of Christ was necessary
1. That the prophecies might be accomplished XXXIII.-XXXVII.
2. That the types might be fulfilled
In the prophecies and types, not only the resurrection,
but the time of it, was foretold and prefigured
3. Because the glory of the Father, and of the Son,
equally required the resurrection of Christ