the pledge and earnest of a perpetual priesthood, furnished no contemptible symbol of thy supernatural child-bearing.
On thy account, and the undefiled Incarnation of God, the Word, which by thee had place for the sake of that flesh which immutably and indivisibly remains with Him for ever.
" Inserting thus the particle of present time, "And now," He shows that He had made for a time, and at present, a prolongation of man's life. Therefore He did not actually
At those times, however, in which He lived on earth we lay this down definitively, that it is no prejudgment against us if pardon used to be conferred on sinners-even Jewish ones. For Christian discipline dates from the renewing of the Testament,
Semblance devoid of virtue:
ab omni cupidirate, et"emundare conscientiam a mortuis operibus, ad serviendum Deo viventi."
of our heretic. Now, that the very Lord Himself of all might, the Word and Spirit of the Father,
With water mixt the seer
Hearing, sight, step inert, He cleansed; and, for a "book,"
in the Holy Spirit: for this flesh is the copy of the spirit. No one then who corrupts the copy, shall partake of the original.
Therefore, by means of the wide licence of those days, materials for subsequent emendations were furnished beforehand, of which materials the Lord by His Gospel, and then the apostle in the last days of the (Jewish) age,
He says, "But now once in the consummation of ages, He was manifested to take away sin by the sacrifice of Himself."
His first advent had John the Baptist as its forerun-her; and His second, in which He is to come in glory, will exhibit Enoch, and Elias, and John the Divine.
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