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1 which his mind had entered. In v. 9. he meant to assert, in opposition to Cerinthus, that Christ, and not either any Æon, or John the Baptist, was the “ True Light;" and that by Christ were made communications of religious knowledge to the human race.
Having finished that description of Christ, the evangelist, in v. 10. proceeds to oppose Cerinthus on another ground. He asserts that Christ, and not any inferior spirit, by Cerinthus called Ayusoupyos, was the Creator of the world.
According then to our received, which is in fact the right, translation of v. 9. and 10. the evangelist sets forth the dignity of Christ under a twofold character, viz. that of a spiritual Illuminator; and that of an efficient Creator. But if *WTICuevos is to be obtruded on us in v. 10., the latter character will be superseded, and a very material doctrine of the evangelists, in opposition to the tenets of Cerinthus, will lose the support which is given to it by a just interpretation of v. 10. On account of that important circumstance, and also because the idea of forcing #EDWTIGuevos into v. 10. is not only farfetched, but also repugnant to the most simple and legitimate modes of analysis and interpretation; the version, and the manner of supplying the imaginary ellipsis in v. 10., must be rejected as innovations unwarrantable.
4. By distorting, &c.] See p. 81. note on St. Mark, iii. 29.
p. 200. Notes on St. John, i. 1, 2, 3. — p. 234. Version of St. John, x. 18. and note. p. 252. Note on St. John, xvii. 5.
p. 345. Version of Rom. i. 20. - p. 359. Note on Rom. viii. 34. - p. 421. Note on 2 Cor. ii. 14. - p. 426. Note on 2 Cor. xiii. 14. — p. 433. Note on Gal. iv. 4. – p. 440. Note on Eph. i. 10. — p. 441. Note on Eph. i. 20. — p. 455. Note on Phil. ii. 6. — p. 462. Note on Col. i. 16.—p. 484. Version of i Tim. iii. 16. and note.--p. 517. Note on Heb.ix. 14. — p. 522. Version of Heb. ii. 3. and note, p. 546. Version of 1 St. Pet. iii. 22. and note-p. 554. Note on 2 St. Pet. iii. 12. - p. 560. Note on 1 St. John, iii. 8.
5. By so interpreting, &c.] See p. 34. Version of St. Matt. xiv. 33.- p. 73. Note on St. Matt. xxviii. 19. - p. 199.
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i. 1. and notes, - p. 211. Note on St. John, iïi. 31.-p. 222. Note on St. John, vi. 62.-p. 230. Note on St. John, viii. 58.
6. By abbreviation, &c.] See p. 42. Note on St. Matt. xviii. 20. - p. 62. Note on St. Matt. xxv. 46. sion of St. Matt. xxviii. 20. and note. p. 285. Note on Acts, vii. 59. — p. 424. Note on 2 Cor. xii. 8. - p.556. Note on 1 St. John, i. 1.
7. By contradicting.] See Note on St. Matt. xx. 28. p. 63. Note on St. Matt. xxvi. 28. - p. 440. Note on Eph. i. 7. - p. 482. Note on 1 Tim. ii. 6. p. 499. Note on Tit. ii. 14. p. 545. Note on i St. Peter, iii. 18. Note on 1 St. John, ii. 2. - p. 562. Note on 1 St. John, iv. 10.
- p. 557.
REVEREND BRETHREN, To clerical, as to other professional men, their particular vocation suggests abundant matter for Introductory Discourse, even where novelty of connection and other impediments have yet allowed but few opportunities for the happiness of personal acquaintance. The wonders of creation ; the fall of man ; the promise of a Redeemer; the types of his Sacrifice ; the succession of prophecies foretelling his advent ; the appearance of our Lord in a human form ; the marvellous operations which proved his Divine nature ; his atoning death; his glorious resurrection ; his implied doctrine of tri-une Godhead ; his ascension ; the predicted effusion of the Holy Spirit ; the gift of tongues; the ordinary graces of the Holy Spirit ; the propagation and increase of Christianity:— These are prominent parts in the extended series of revealed religion ; and as they are all deeply interesting to us, we might enter at once on either of them as a topic fit for this solemn meeting
Among the articles of faith which distinguish and exalt Christianity, for the commencement of an episcopal address, at a primary visitation, the divinity of our Lord presents itself as a leading and proper subject. It is the doctrine on which, in secret, we daily meditate; the doctrine on which, in public, we earnestly dwell ;