Imatges de pàgina

“ instrumental in working his miracles ?” Could he cease to exert a power he never had ? Or could his laying aside a power in the exercise of which he was not in the sinallest degree instrumental, be the merit for which St. Paul says he was rewarded with a name that is above every name ?-Would it not have been absurd to speak of si. Paul's divesting himself of the power of working miracles, and of his merit on that account? In truth, Christ with respect to his power of working miracles, as well as in other respects, appears to have been unspeakably distinguished from other prophets. The Gospel History gives us reason for beliering, that he possessed it more permanently, as well as in a higher degree, through that Spirit which was given him without measure.



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