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again the voice of the Lord my God, neither léč me fee this great fire any more, that I did not."
And the Lord faid unto me, They have well Spoken, I will raise them a prophet from among their brethrin, li ke unto thee, and will put my words in bis mouth, and be fmall speak unto them all that I shall communi him, and it shall come to pass, that whosever will not bearken to my words, which be shall speak in My Name, I will requirit of bim. Deut. 15th chapter.
Boy. Pray what do you infer from this prophecy.
Mofes. A positive injunction, enjoined by the great leginator, and express order of the Almighty God; therefore of equal weight and authority with the other commantments.
Boy. It will be the most eligible method for to discuss each article before we proceed to another; we will return to our first. The Divinity, the Spirit of God nioved upon the face of the waters.
Mofes. Here o Ifrael, the Lord your God is one God; I cannot therefore admit the plural; but mult, as Israel ever have done, confess the fingular number in God. The Spirit of God distinctly expressed, favours christianity, but a fingle verfe must fivour some other meaning, and give the precedency to the commandment.
Boy. This revelation of the most transcending mystery, the knowledte of which will remove the partition wall or rock of offence, that separates Ifrael from christianity, must not he puiled over; you will therefore give your ex
planation on this matter of infinite importance, the Spirit of God moved upon the deep.
Mofes. The mystery of the Divinity is infinite, therefore cannot be brought within the superficial knowledge of the creature ; it would therefore be proper to discuss some other article, which may explain by degrees, and remove seeming irreconcileable texts.
Boy. The divinity is the ground and basis of the two covenants; until this fundamental and prime article is reconciled, the two covenants never will be brought to agreement.
Moses. My desire is truth; but, touching this tremenduous mystery, my nature recoils, and shrinks into my base nothingness; my soul as an outcast is filled with horror; I dread the thought.
Boy. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God; this is fcripture, and it is to avoid this dreadful catastrophe that we meet this day, and it is with confidence I embrace this conference purely, as I have no other will but to be directed by the divine mercy, and that his truth may appear ; I will therefore proceed with the ist chapter of Genesis. The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep ; and God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
Moses. Almighty God speaks in this chapter, both in the fingular and plural number ; it will be proper to proceed in order, to assist ourselves with proper lights, by proceeding next to the article of the Mefliah.
Bay Boy. The 3d. chapter of Genesis. The Almighty promises redemption to man after his fall, by the Messiah: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Mofes. Satan with his association, after their fall
, perceiving the creation of man was to replace and fill their vacant seats, plotted their fall, and bring them upon a level with themfelves ; to obtain their purpose, Satan assumes, or enters into a serpent, by which stratagem decoyed Eve to a breach of her duty, and abuse of free will. Adam falling into the same act of disobedience, entailed an everlasting curse on their posterity; for the offence was not against the creature, which would have been in their power to have made restitution : but it was in open violation to the immediate commandment of the Creator, which rendered it needful to have a Meffiah to reconcile them; and this reconcilement is promised to the whole stock of Adam that will accept this grace, and join Ifrael under the banner of their king.
Boy. We will confine ourselves without variation in the search of your Messiah; you grant his appearing necessary for the reconcilement of man to his Creator ; you also the
promise is to the whole stock of Adam.
Moses. All what you assert, I agree to, but with this singular privilege to Israel, that he will be Aesh of our fesh, and bone of our bene, and that he will be born of the stock of David, and inherit his throne ; and that lsrael will polsess every blessing under him according to the prophecies.
Boy Por. We have agreed above, that the Messiah is promised in the 3d chapter of Genesis, to reconcile the creature man to his God; we have alfo in our latt conference agreed from what are there fet down ; from the 15th, 17th, 22d chapters of Genesis, that Almighcy God made a covenant with Abraham, and proinised the Melfiah fhould be of his feed, by whom all nasions of the earch should be blefred. We will now fee the fanse promise renewed to Ifaac in the 26th chapter of the fame book; and the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I fhall tell thee of ; sojourn in this land, and I will be-with-thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee and the feed I will give all these countries, and I will perforin ibe eath which I fware unto Abraham thy father; and I will make thy seed to multiply as the siars of Heaven, and I will give unto iby feed all these ketentries; aud in thy seed fiehl ail the nations of the earth be lleyted. Again the blessing is repeated and proniiled to Jacob in the 28th chapter, as we took no:ice in our last conference. I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac : the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; and thy feed shall be as the dust of the earth, and shall spread abroad to the West, and to the East, and to the North, and to the South; and in thee, and in they feed shall all the families of the earth be bleffed. In che 49th chapier, Ifrael's blessing to Judah prophetically points out that the Meßian should be of that tribe ; and marks out his coming Judah thou art he whom thy brethren Ih. It
praise; thine hand shall be in the neck of thy enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee : Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son thou art gone up; he stooped down; he couched as a lion, and as an old lion ; who shall rouse him up ? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from between his feer, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be, binding his fold unto the vine, and his affes colt unto the choice vine. He washed bis garments in wine, and his cloaths in the blood of grapes: his eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.” The last prophecy I shall set down is what yourself feels the weighe of by your commission, enjoined by your
lawgiver from the immedia:e command of Almighty God, Deut. 18th chap. And the Lord God said unto me, “I will raise them up a propher from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth, and he Thall speak unto them all that I shall command him : and it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of hiin.” It is to be observed, Almighty God established his covenant with Abraham 600 years before the law or legislation of Moses; neither do we observe any mension of ic until it was enjoined in the wilderness. Genesis 17th chap. And when Abrain was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, " I am the Almighty God, walk before me, and be thou perfect, and I will make My co