A Short and Plain Commentary Upon Near Two Hundred Texts in the Gospel of St John, Relating to the Person, Office, and Dignity of the Son Of
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. 1754. Excerpt: ... even &e Son ef Man, who u (or, who iff Heaven, No Perfon, but the Son of Man, had Authority to reveal the glad Tidings of Salvation to the World; becaufe he only was in the Beginning wi(h God, and came down from Heaven, commiffioned by his Father for that Purpofe. Ver. 16. 17. For God fo loved the World that be gave his only hegotten Son, that whofoever believetk on him Jkould not ferijh hut have tvtrlafting Life. For God fent not his Son into the World, to condemn the World, hut that the World through him might befaved. The whole Procedure of Man's Redemption was contrived, and directed by God, the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, who gave his Son, and fent him into the World. His efiential Love was the Motive of this ineftimable Favour, greatly enhanced by the Dignity of the Perfon, his onfy hegotten Son, through whofe Miniftry he chofe t confer it. Ver..18. fie that telievetb on him is not condemned, tut he that beiieveth not is condemned already, becaufe he hath not believed in the Name of the only hegotten Son of God. To helieve in the Name of the only begotten Son of God, is to believe and acknowledge the Authority of Chriflr, as the Mefiias, or Son of God, as that extraordinary Perfrn, who was fent from Heaven by God, to inftrudt, convert, reform, and fave the World. And not to believe in his Name, is to reject God, by whofe Command, and in Subordination to whofe fupreme Will, C 2 the the Son afted. He that receiveth me, receiveth bim that fent me, Ch. xiii. 20. He that defpifeth me, defpifeth him that fent me, Luke x. 16. Ver. go. He muft iticreafe, but I muft decreafe. The Miniftry of John the Baptift was gradually to diminifh, in Proportion as that of Jefus Chrift became more and more confpicuous, till the 'former finally ceafed, and the l...
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