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1838. Excerpt: ... LECTURE X. ON THE THREE OFFICES OF THE SAVIOUR.
In this course of Lectures, we have considered, in the first part,
the person of our Lord in its union of Divinity and humanity; and,
in the second part, his work of redemption, including its
application to individuals. We have thus brought before you the
chief points of Christian doctrine; for in our Saviour,
Christianity appears not as an abstract system, but as a living
impersonation. Suffer me now, in conclusion, to present a summary
of the whole in a view of the three offices of Christ, by which the
greatness and glory of his person and work will be more clearly
exhibited. He is in a pre-eminent and peculiar sense, Prophet,
Priest, and King; and hence we speak of his prophetical, priestly,
and kingly offices. The Old Testament, which contains the types of
Christ, describes the administration of the Jewish theocracy by
means of the inspired messages of the prophets, the offerings of
the priests, and the authority of the kings. But in general these
functions were performed by different persons in various conditions
of life, and it is only occasionally that they are seen united in
an individual, as in David and Solo mon, who were personal types of
the Messiah. All three offices continually pointed to One yet to
come, who should in his person combine them in the most complete
manner. 1. Christ is the greatest of prophets, since he is the most
complete teacher and publisher of the word and will of God--of the
law, and especially of the gospel. He gave a perfect representation
of both, not only by his teaching, but by a life perfectly
conformed to it. To him all former prophets give witness, Acts x.
43. But he testifies in a direct manner of himself and of his
Father, and consummates Divine revelation by the ...
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