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calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, these be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the laud of Egypt And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiffnecked people. Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a greater nation. And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt, with great power, and with a mighty hand? Wherefore should the Egyptians speak and say, for mischief did he bring them out to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth?" Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land, that I have spoken of, will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. And the Lord repented of the evil, which he had thought to do unto his people."
"Here, in the figure of Moses, stands the Messiah,; here stands the Mediator and the Redeemer. Are they vain and simple enough, to believe that the God of the whole earth, the greaclAM, the Creator of the universe, should condescend to speak to dust and ashes, uuto Moses, as a man, to say, Let Me alone tk wrath may wax hot against them? What had Moses to stay the hand of the God? And should Moses dare to plead v Maker and his Creator, that he had mi dom than the Most High, to ask wh become of uis great name? to tell Him I
Egyptians would say, and remind HtM of His promise made to their forefathers? Did not the Lord know all This, as well as Moses, and all the promises He had made! Should Max dare thus to contend with his Maker, who was provoked to anger by their provocations? Moses dared not thus to plead, if a Mediator betxceen God and 31 Ax had not at that time put the words in the mouth of Moses, to plead in the Lord's stead. Let them look to the beginning."
Genesis, i. 26.—" And God said, let us make man in our image." Let them answer, unto whom the Lord was speaking? Will they say, the Loud placed himself with the Angels, that He had no One to commune with, or to take council with, higher than them? O, vain and simple men! If I placed Two for companions on Earth, male and female, to commune together; then, let them know, there are Two in Heaven to commune together likewise, which arc the Father and the Son: and, in the Sox the Love was placed, to pity the fallen race of men; and, there the ProMise was made in the fall, that my Heel should be bruised for the transgression of Max, to bruise the head of the serpent in the end; which is to destroy the works of the devil, that they offered up their sons and daughters to. And now let them answer, who is the Holy oxEof the Lord, that is spoken of throughout the prophets?"
Isaiah, v. <J1—'25. "Therefore, as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because th have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts despised the word of the Holy O.vt Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindh his people, and he hath stretched 1 against them, and hath smitten th<
hills did tremble, and their carcases were torarm the midst of the streets: for all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. And he will lift up an ensign to the nations."
"Now let them look to the time of their destruction, when they despised the words of the Holy One sent unto them, and cast away the law of' the Lord. But where is the Ensign set up for the nations from far? And here let them discern the time that I have said the Ensign shall be set up far from Jerusalem, where I was put to death by the unbelieving Jews."
Isaiah, xli. 13—14. "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, fear not, I will help thee. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel: I will help thee, saith the Lord, and tby Redeemer, the Holt One of Israel."
"Now let them answer, who is the Redeemer, whom they will place to the Holy One of Israel? and who is the Jacob here spoken of, and Israel that shall trust in the Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel? Will they answer, it is the Jews, if they stand out now through unbelief9 And look to the prophet's words further."
Verse 16. "Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holv One of Israel."
"Now let them look back to the Laws of Moses, which they have broken throughout; and the ten commandments they have broken them all; then, who is the Holy One of Israel, that shall redeem them, if they do not look upon Him whom they have pierced? Let them hear and understand the words of their prophets."
Verses 20—21. "That they may see, and know; and consider, and understand together, that.th* hand of the Lord liath done this, and the Hoif One of Israel hath created it. Produce youf cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob."
"Who is the King of Jacob? Is there now a king in Israel? Is there a holy man amongst them, that hath kept the laws undefiled? All the Jews must answer, no: there is not such a holy man amongst them. Let them answer the words of the prophet."
Verses 26—28. "Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, he is righteous? Yea, there is none that sheweth; yea, there is none that declareth; yea, there is none that heareth your words. The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them, and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings. For I beheld, and there was no man, even amongst them, and there was no counsellor, that when I asked of them, could answer a word."
"Now come to Bradley's letter, of the other Jew."
Mr. Bradley says, he informed a Jew that there was good news for their people; for the Messiah would soon come. He answered him with vehemence, "Then it will be bad news for you Christians; for you will all be cut off."
"Then now let him look to the words of the Prophet.
Isaiah, Ixi. 8—9. "I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering, and I will direct their works in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people; all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed."
"Here let this wise Jew answer, horo the seed cf the Jews came among the Gentiles, but from the Gospel? They that helieved among the Jews were separated from their brethren, as Joseph was; and they became Christians, and turned to the Gentiles. Here the seed of the Jews began to mix with the Gentiles: and let them remember how many thousands of the Hebrews, at that time, believed in the Gospel, and were called Christians, instead of Jews; and let them consider, that, for more than eighteen hundred years, the seeds have been increasing amongst the Gentiles; therefore ye cannot tell from what stock ye all sprung, since the converted Jews turned to the Gentiles. But now is the time that the seed will be known; because those who proceed from Faith, from the converted Jews, will now rejoice in the Lord, as is spoken by the words of the prophet."
Verses 10,-11. "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, - and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.''
"Now let him answer, from the words of the prophet, how the Christians and the Gentiles can be cut off, that do believe in the Gospel, and the fulfilment, according to the words of the prophets? Then the Scriptures must be noil and void, if they are cut off, who are now Jooking for the fulfilment.''
"Let them look to Isaiah, xxv. 8. 9. M He