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The punishment of the cross was justly deemed the highest XXXI.

It was accursed by God himself - - XXXII. XXXIII.

The death of Christ on the cross, was indeed holy and



Yet cursed .

. . . XXXV.

The crucifixion of Christ ought to be devoutly contem-

plated, as full of mysteries, in which we have the deep-

est concern - - - .
His being scourged, bearing the cross, and being stripped

of his clothes, were predicted and prefigured of old XXXVII.

David and Zechariah prophesied of the crucifixion XXXVIII.

The reading of x2 in Psalm xxii. 17. defended XXXIX. XL.

Types of the crucifixion - - - XLI.-XLIII.

The guarding, revilings, and death, were also foretold and

prefigured -

- - XLIV. XLV.

All things, in short, happened to Christ, according to the

determinate counsel of God - - - XLVI.

Scourging was exceedingly grievous to Christ XLVII. XLVIII.

And his expulsion from the city, bearing the cross XLIX.-LI.

And his being stripped of his garments - LII. LIII.

But above all, the punishment of the cross itself - LIV.

And what immediately succeeded it, -Guarding - LV. LVI.

Revilings - - - - - - - LVII.

Death . . . - - - - LVIII. LIX.

It is not without a spiritual sympathy, that we should

meditate on these sufferings -

We should turn all our grief and anger against sin LXIII. LXIV.

The crucifixion of Christ, in its several parts, is a spring

of consolation -


From the death of Christ, we learn to live and to die
holily ·




On the Burial of Christ.

Pages 117–136.

It is profitable for our instruction, to consider that the

burial of Christ was conducted by wealthy and honour-

able men, and chiefly by Joseph of Arimathea

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The dead body of Jesus was wrapped in clean linen, as

an expression of respect .


The mixture of myrrh and aloes was added by Nicode-

mus, either for embalming, or for burning


This attention to corpses was probably referred by the

pious to the hope of the resurrection - - x.

The form of the Jewish sepulchres - - XI. XII.

Why the sepulchre allotted to Christ was the property of


... - - - XIII.

Hewn out of a rock

New . - . . . . XV.

In a garden

Very near the place of crucifixion
The burial of Christ was foretold, Psalm xxii. 15. XVIII.

Psalm xvi. 9, 10. - - - -

Isaiah liii. 9. . . . . . XX.

Christ's suspension on the tree, is not his burial with the

wicked - - - - -

The type of Jonah -

Jonah's great fish is not a Whale, but rather a Sea-dog
The fable of Hercules Tri-esperos borrowed from it XXIV.
« The heart of the earth” is the grave - -
With regard to the analogy as to time, the simple explan-

ation commonly received seems preferable to the learn-

ed refinements of eminent men - - XXVI.—XXIX.
There is no proof that Jonah continued three complete

days in the great fish -
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On Christ's Descent into Hell.

Pages 137–165.

That Christ descended into Hell, is nowhere expressly af-
firmed in Scripture n - -


Nor in the most ancient Creeds

The Creeds which mentioned the descent, were generally

silent with respect to the burial; nor was it without

some mistake that both were afterwards joined together vi. VII.


from it




We should not so much inquire, what some of the an-

cients may have understood, as what they ought to have

understood, by this expression

Christ's descent into hell, as it respects the body, denotes

burial, or the state of death - - IX.-XII.

But it relates also to the soul . -


Not as if Christ descended locally, either into the place of

the damned, or into an imaginary Limbus XIV. XVII.
But this descent expresses metaphorically those extreme

sorrows, which, previously to death, he sustained in his

soul, when united to the body . - XVIII.—XX.
The agony of Christ was inexpressibly grievous XXI. XXII.

As appears from its parts - - - XXIII. XXIV.

From its adjuncts - - - XXV. XXVI.

From its effects


He conducted himself, however, in every respect most ho-

lily, remaining altogether without sin

Nor is there any thing culpable in his prayers XXX.-XXXIV.

The cause of Christ's agony - - - XXXV.—XXXIX.

The practical uses of this doctrine. 1. For awakening

men from security




2. For consolation


3. For information


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The glory of Christ's body after the resurrection was great,

even on earth, yet not consummate as it is now in

heaven - - - - - X.-XII.

The raising of Jesus is a work common to the whole

Trinity - - - - - - XI. XIV.

Yet for certain reasons, it is more frequently ascribed

to the Father


- xv.

In the raising of Christ, there is a demonstration of his



Observations on the time of the resurrection XVIII.-XXI.

Remarkable circumstances in the manner of his rising

again . - - - - - XXII. XXII.

The certainty of Christ's resurrection is confirmed ;

1. By the evidence of the thing itself - - xxiv.

2. By the testimony of the Angels , . xxv.

3. By the frequent appearances of Christ ..
Which, for weighty reasons, were not made to the whole

Jewish people, or even to the rulers . . XXVII.
4. By the appearances of the saints, who were raised up

with Christ

5. By many wonderful events, which testify that Christ

is alive


It is manifest, that none of these things were artfully

devised by the Apostles -

Nor does the truth suffer from several seeming contra-

dictions with regard to circumstances

The resurrection of Christ was necessary

rrection of Christ was necessary - •

1. That the prophecies might be accomplished XXXIII.—XXXVII.

2. That the types might be fulfilled - - . XXXVIII.

In the prophecies and types, not only the resurrection,

but the time of it, was foretold and prefigured XXXIX. XL.

3. Because the glory of the Father, and of the Son,
equally required the resurrection of Christ

The advantage arising to us from this event XLIII --XLV.



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