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lived among us in a low and poor Condition, exposed to much Ill-treatmentfrom his jealous Countrymen: When he fell into _ their Power, their Rage knew no Bounds:
. block out of the Way ofour Faith. He was
a Man, and therefore he died: He was the *
Son of God', and therefore he' rose from the Dead, and. will give Life to all his true Disciples. He it was who formed this World
_'end all in it, and for the sake of '
Man was content to become Man, and to taste Death for all, that all through him may live. This is a wonderful Piece of Knowledge which God has revealed to us in-his Gospel; but he has not revealed it to raise our Wonder, but to confirm and establish our Faith in Him to whom he hath committed all Power, whom he hath appointed Hez'r of all Things. ,
Had the Gospel required of us to expect from Christ the Redemption of our Souls and Bodies, and given us no Reason to think that Christ was endued with Power equal to the Work, we might justly have complained; and it would have been a standing Reproach, That Christians believe they know not what. But to expect Redemption from the Son of God, the Resurrection of our Bodies frdm the same Hand which at first created and formed them, are rational and well-founded Acts of Faith; and it is the Christian's Glory, That he knows in whom he has helzsieved.
That the World was made by -the Son of God, is a Propofition with Which Reason has no Fault to find: That He who made . the World should have Power to renew it A to Life again, is highly consonant to' Reason. *' All the Mystery lies in this, That so high
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' was indeed the great Prophet so long eXPected by the People, and foretold by the Prophets, or Whether they were still to expect and wait-the Coming of another. Our Saviour detainedv the Disciples of John, till he had made them Eye-witnesses of the ' mighty Power that was in him. They saw,