Anf-03 vi.iv.i Pg 9 Besides, whatever had been in bygone days, has either been quite changed, as circumcision; or else supplemented, as the rest of the Law; or else fulfilled, as Prophecy; or else perfected, as faith itself. For the new grace of God has renewed all things from carnal unto spiritual, by superinducing the Gospel, the obliterator of the whole ancient bygone system; in which our Lord Jesus Christ has been approved as the Spirit of God, and the Word of God, and the Reason of God: the Spirit, by which He was mighty; the Word, by which He taught; the Reason, by which He came.8763
Matt. ix. 16, 17; Mark ii. 21, 22; Luke v. 36, 37.
8763 Routh suggests, “fortase quâ sensit,” referring to the Adv. Praxeam, c. 5. So the prayer composed by Christ has been composed of three parts. In speech,8764
8764 Sermone. by which prayer is enunciated, in spirit, by which alone it prevails, even John had taught his disciples to pray,8765
8765 This is Oehler’s punctuation. The edition of Pamelius reads: “So the prayer composed by Christ was composed of three parts: of the speech, by which it is enunciated; of the spirit, by which alone it prevails; of the reason, by which it is taught.” Rigaltius and subsequent editors read, “of the reason, by which it is conceived;” but this last clause is lacking in the mss., and Oehler’s reading appears, as he says, to “have healed the words.” [Oehler’s punctuation must stand; but, the preceding sentence justifies the interpolation of Rigaltius and heals more effectually.] but all John’s doings were laid as groundwork for Christ, until, when “He had increased”—just as the same John used to fore-announce “that it was needful” that “He should increase and himself decrease”8766
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 2
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Ps 103:13-15 Isa 57:16 1Co 10:13