Dissertations on the Foederal Transactions Between God and His Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1782 Excerpt: ... DISSERTATION V. ON THE SINAI COVENANT. P A A T I. Exod. xix.------xxiv. 8 AS this is one of the most stupendious and august scenes that was ever opened on the stage os' this world, we have much need to exercise an humble dependence on the Father of Lights, when we contemplate it. It is not our purpose to examine the various hypothesises which.have been invented on this subject; nor exhibit the foundations on which they have been established, farther than the consideration of these things may be requisite-for the declaration and confirmation of the Truth. That we may avoid that which has been so fatal to others, we shall, --I. Shew who are the G g Parties Parties in this transaction.--II. What are the Contents of it.---III. How it was Confirmed.--IV. What gave Occasion to it.--After which subjoin a sew Reflections on the whole. FIRST, I am to shew who are the Parties. Covenanting. They are, Jehovah the Son of God; and Moses, with all Israel represented by him. Concerning the Great Author of this Transaction, I may observe, 1. Thou G H the right of le inflation belongs unto God, essentially considered; yet, the publication of the divine laws was executed by the Son, as the Prophet and King of the Olcl Testament Church. No one of the Sacred Three are excluded, indeed; but the Son must be chiefly intended; seeing this grand legislation, and federal transaction with Israel was a part of the execution of his Mediatorial office. This appears from various testimonies, especially from she writers of the New Testament. Stephen styles this Lawgiver the Angel, as well as the Lord God of Abraham, &c. " I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."--" The angel'who spake with him (viz. Moses) in the mount Sinai ." The glor...

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