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Certain criteria necessary to distinguish God from the creature.
The Mosaic dispensation designed to prevent idolatry. Divine
from reason and from Scripture.
The appearance of the angel to Abraham. To Jacob. To Moses.
To Joshua. To Gideon, and to Manoah. Quotation from Eu-
Striking similarity between Christ and the Angel. All the divine
criteria ascribed to Jesus Christ. He is called God, Jehovah,
the First and the Last, the Son of God.
Then it follows: That he was not the promised Messiah, but a
deceiver and blasphemer. That the Jews were bound to put
led by believing the sacred Scriptures.
Then it appears that God is love. That love and obedience to
God, and love and compassion to men, are illustrated and en-
efforts to promote the cause of Christ must ultimately succeed.
Covenant with Abraham yet to be fulfilled. A literal restora-
tion proved from prophesies. Lev. 26, Deut. 30, Ezek. 36.
LETTER IV.-The subject continued,
Ezek. chap. 37: 38. Hosea, 3 : 4, 5.
LETTER V.-Continuation of the subject,
Jer. 31 : 31-40. Zech. 12: 10-14. Restoration proved from facts.
The extent of the land promised not yet possessed. The distinct
preservation of Israel. Their general expectation of a literal
sufferings. To the honor of his kingly office. The manner of
perties of the trial. Impartial. Distinct. Convincing. Close.
THE EXALTATION OF THE MESSIAH.
My beloved Brother Benjamin,
Jehovah, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Angel of the covenant, having preserved me in my journey, and brought me safely back to my family, I now, agreeably to my promise in my last letter, resume with pleasure our correspondence, in a second series of letters, on some of the most important and interesting subjects respecting the Messiah.
Having in the former series considered the predictions which relate to Messiah's state of humiliation, and their accomplishment in the birth, life, sufferings, death and burial of Jesus Christ, I propose to consider, in the first part of this series of letters, those predictions which relate to his state of exaltation.
§ 1. In the sufferings and death of Christ, we have seen the Sun of Righteousness setting in great darkness, and all nature in mourning; but we shall now see him rising and shining brighter and brighter unto the perfect day, to go down no more. What is said respecting every believer, is perfectly true respecting Jesus Christ: "Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. For his anger endureth but a moment: in his favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with VOL. II.