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1689 Commentary Update

baptist_confession_of_1689-e14003772299481689commentary.org has just posted I have just posted a substantial revision and update of chapter 8, Of Christ the Mediator. It is 45 pages with 103 footnotes w/ an Appendix.

1.It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the Covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king; head and saviour of the church, the heir of all things, and judge of the world; unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified. (Isaiah 42:1; 1 Peter 1:19, 20; Acts 3:22; Hebrews 5:5, 6; Psalms 2:6; Luke 1:33; Ephesians 1:22, 23; Hebrews 1:2; Acts 17:31; Isaiah 53:10; John 17:6; Romans 8:30)

We now come to an especially important chapter for it is about the nature and work of Christ—the mediator. What is a mediator? A mediator is “one who intervenes between two parties, especially for the purpose of effecting reconciliation; one who brings about (a peace, a treaty) or settles (a dispute) by mediation.”[1] God has a legal case against man since he failed to abide by the terms of the covenant of works; Christ effectively mediates for peace on behalf of his elect in that legal case. Thus this chapter addresses the characteristics of this mediator and what he did to settle the law suit between God and man. This particular paragraph begins by discussing eternal matters. As so,….

 

 

 

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