xt74b853fp7j https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt74b853fp7j/data/mets.xml Eads, H. L. (Harvey L.) 1878  books b92-165-30098750 English [s.n.], : South Union, Ky. : Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Shakers Doctrines. Second Advent. Types of Christ, and manner of his second appearing  / by Elder H.L. Eads. text Types of Christ, and manner of his second appearing  / by Elder H.L. Eads. 1878 2002 true xt74b853fp7j section xt74b853fp7j 



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                   I COR.: 1, 27.
   Notwithstanding the great veneration that people seem to
have for truth, it is still a difficult pill to swallow when it
interferes with any idol of the human heart, or crosses any
cherished or loved opinion. Still the cry is: let us have
TRUTH. Our object is, to endeavor to show that all the types
and symbols of the Old Testament scriptures, have their ful-
filment in the Brideqroom and Bride-in Christ's first and
second appearing-not such a Bride as some have made from
Rev. xxi: 2, who give this name to the Church ; but a real
counterpart for the Bridegroom.
  The apostle does not say that he saw the Bride coming
down from heaven, in the form of a Church, but the "I New
Jerusalem coming down adorned as a Bride." But the
Bridegroom was a man: the Bride must be a woman
--even "a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under
her feet." (Rev. xii: 1.)
  Having mentioned the second appearing, we will quote
the promise (Heb. ix: 28.) "So Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him
shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation,"
we will further add that, in order to have a second appear-
ance, it is not necessary that the same identical flesh and
bones should return, neither that it should be the same gen-
der. In fact it were more apropos that the gender should



be different, in order to have co-ordinate counterparts.
The first, the bridegroom ; the second, the bride. This is
well exemplified by Christ himself, who said of John the
Baptist  "This is Elias that was to come."
  The second appearing consists in the re-appearance of
the same gift, spirit, power and substance, for the same pur-
poses ; to execute and carry out the same work. John was
the coming of Elijah, because he came in the same gift and
power of that prophet. And the reappearance in and man-
ifestation by Ann Lee of the same spirit, testimony, life,
power, and wisdom which was exhibited by Christ, as much
constitutes His second appearing as that which constituted
John the second appearance of Elias.
  This is plain. And we here boldly testify that all the
fruits shown forth by Jesus in His annoited capacity did re-
appear, in the anointed Ann, and show, she was baptized
with the same spirit. Such, then, manifestly, was Christ's
second coming. Thus are the two foundation pillars estab-
lished, to whom the Scripture types refer, which we will
now proceed to set before you, and compare with the sub-
stance they were designed to represent.
  It is said in Rev. x  7, "That in the days of the voice
of the seventh angel, when he should begin to sound, the
mystery of God should be finished." To finish a mystery
is to explain it, which is a part of the work now before us.
We need not seek, nor have we any need to know, the precise
time of the formation of our planet, nor the origin of primal
man; these are hidden from the world, and we have no reve-
lation disclosingthe secret. God hath revealed by Moses, re-
corded in Gen. i, that in the beginning he did thus and so, but
when that beginning was, no man knoweth. But it is pro-
per that man should know, when the "old heavens and
earth were created that were to pass away," and when "I all
things were to become new and all things of God."' This
can be ascertained by noticing the generations of the hea-
vens and earth, treated of in the second chapter, which has
special reference to man, and is given for our instruction.
Here we may easily arrive at the precise time of the first



called or created man from the primal structure, or dust of.
animal promiscuity.
  It is generally admitted that the first chapter, treats most-
ly of the creation of the universe, in six periods of time
called days, and if it is observed that the second chapter
treats of the generations of the earth with respect to man,
we then hold the key to unlock the mystery, and have no
difficulty with the. commands given to man in the first chap-
ter, and that given to the first called man in the second chap-
ter, of Edenic order, with whom we very readily perceive
was God's first covenant, called the "1 old covenant," which
was the type of the new, in that man was raised from a low-
er to a higher condition.
  This was the beginning of God's special dealings with his
creature man. "He breathed into him the breath of (spirit-
ual) life (the inspiration of lives,) and he became a living
soul." Here, it is evident, is the commencement of the types
of Christ. The first called man was the first type, and cor-
responds completely with the second called man, Christ
who is his antitype. The first "a living soul ;" the second,
"a quickening Spirit." Thefirst "to multiplyandreplenish
the earth ;" the second to multiply and replenish the hea-
vens. The first called man was the head of the orderly,
natural, Adamic church ; the second called man was the
head of the Spiritual church.
  Cain was the first apostate from the Adamic church, and
was the type of Judas, the first apostate from the Spiritual
Christian Church. The first church arose from the lower
order of the world to that of orderly generation. The sec-
ond, or spiritual, arose from the plane of orderlygeneration
to that of regeneration. The first, forsook the old, disor-
derly animal world. The second forsook the orderly, nat-
nral world, for the spiritual. The twain were to become
one flesh in the natural order. The twain to become one
spirit in the spiritual order. Having risen above, and for-
saken the natural, "father, mother, brother, sister, houses,
lands, and all the contingencies thereunto belonging.
  Thus the types agree with their antitypes, acnd show clear-



ly, the distinction between the two orders. From our basis,
-will be perceived that the first man, Adam, who was taken
from the pre-adamic body to institute a new order of things,
was the beginning of the "old heavens and earth that were
to pass away." Having no reference whatever to this plan-
et being.
                  "into heap i of ashes turned,
          When Heaven itself the wandering chariot burned,"
but to the earthly order then created, at which time all
those who come into this order, and embraced this gospel,
were "I Sons and daughters of God."
  As Adam was raised up from among the brethren of the
pre-adamic body to establish the old heavens and earth, so
Jesus. was "' raised up from among the brethren," of the
Mosaic body to establish "' the new heavens and earth."
And all who embrace this order are the sons and daughters
of God, and sing and shout for joy at the establishment of
this new order.
  Thus far we see the types and antitypes are perfect, and
as the first called man was a perfect type of the second
called man, so Eve, the first called woman, was a perfect
type of the second called woman. As the first Eve was
taken out of the sleeping body of Adam-from among the
disorderly flesh there, to be with the man Adam one flesh-
so the second Eve was taken out of the sleeping body of the
world from among the disorderly flesh there, to be with
Christ one spirit. Thus do the types and antitypes agree.
  A letter from our pen is not the antitype of the pen, while
a printed letter is the antitype of the metal face; their faces
must correspond. So it is with all types and their antitypes;
their faces must agree. Then, if one is understood, the
other will be also. While the first Adam and Eve of the
natural order were types of the second Adam and Eve of
the spiritual order, they could not have been types of a pre-
existent Christ nor Christ spirit, as this would make the
type come after the antitype, which is impossible.
  Let us repeat, that the first man, Adam, was made out of
the ground on which preadam or Adamkind stood, and was



thence called a "living soul." The second was made out
of the ground on which the Mosaic body stood, and was
called a "quickening spirit." And the first Eve was taken
from the flesh of the sleeping Adamic body for a help-meet
for the first Adam, and was called the "I Mother of all (the)
living ;" that is, all living the higher, natural life. The
second Eve-Ann Lee-was taken from the flesh of the
sleeping anti-christian body, for a helper for the second
Adam, Christ Jesus; and she is called the Mother of all
living the higher, spiritual. Thus we see what becomes of
the "wisdom of this world," who have three male deities,
with neither type nor antitype!
  Such metaphorical expressions as we have noticed are
very common. How often do spiritual leaders inquire what
ground we stand on How often cite to the "hole of the
pit whence we were digged, and the rock whence we were
hewn." The simple truth is: God made man out of the
ground then, as he "digs them out of the pit and hews them
out of the rock, now." "Whoso is wise shall understand
these things, and whoso is prudent shall know them," al-
though they may confound the wisdom of the wise'!
  But it is said: "The Bridegroom hath the Bride," long
before Ann Lee had existence; and we are asked: How
could she fulfil the conditions, who yet had no existence P
  In.answer we would say, he had her prospectively. Such
expressions are frequently in holy writ: "This dayl have
begotten thee ;" "Before Abraham was I am ;" but which
simply means I am before what Abraham was.
  Joshua said the Lord had delivered the enemy into his
hand, before he commenced the battle. Just so the Bride-
groom, Jesus, had the Bride Ann, prospectively, but was
as sure of her as Joshua was that he would conquer the en-
emy. This is true, although it be to the "Jews a stumbling
block," and to the Greeks "foolishness."  It may be ob-
s erved that Ann Lee, of Manchester, England, was the first
woman that was baptised and quickened into the spiritual
life of Christ, to rise out of nature's loss and order, to live
above these, and proclaim the higher life to the world.



Hence she has the honor of being the Bride, the Lamb's
wife." Being ignorant of this fact, some have supposed
that the Bride which the Bridegroom had was a spirit from
some foreign world which he had in him ; but it is time that
the mystery of such a chimera was disposed of; to admit
which, would spoil the agreement of all the types and their
   When the indisputable truth becomes known, that Christ,
 in any age of the world, was no mysterious being, but sim-
 ply a God-anointed, or which is the same thing, a God-ap-
 _pointed, commissioned agent for a special purpose, all this
 chimerical, mysterious chaff will be blown away, no more
 to disturb a dreaming world.
   Abraham and Sarah were types of Jesus and Ann ; not
only in their obedience to the Adamic Gospel, but they were
of one stock or race-begotten and born alike, equal as to
mode of existence, as man and woman may be heads of a
Family.  "'Abraham hearkened to the voice of Sarah,"
But what did this hearkening typify It was, that in the
new covenant the man should hearken to the woman, even
so it is. In the second appearing, where a "woman com-
passed the man," all hearkened to the Bride, Ann. While
under the old covenant, the law is, "Thy desire shall be
to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
  Millions find this true to their sorrow, and see no way of
  relief ; but there is a way. To all who wish deliverance
from such bondage we would say: Leave the rudimental-
come up stairs into the new covenant.
  Some orthodoxans tell us, in justification of the saved-by-
faith doctrine, that Abraham's faith was "counted to him
for righteousness." So it was, because it was accompanied
by good works. "Faith without works is dead ;" and who
can be saved by a dead faith  They tell us also, that the
offering up of the ram was symbolical of the sacrifice of the
"Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." Now the
theological student is considerably advanced when he can
tell the difference between a typical ram and a typical lamb.
'Then there is some hope of him.



   If they had told us that the ram offered up was a symbol,-
 that the ram, that had ruled the world from Adam to Christ
 had to be slain and burned up-they would nearer have ap-
 proached the truth. But Sarah called Abraham her Lord,
 or head. So Ann called Jesus. Not only so, they were
 types in sacrificing that which was most dear to them, typi-
 fying, that in the gospel of Christ, that -which was most
 dear to the natural man and woman must be sacrificed.
 But you will say: Isaac was not sacrificed ; but the
 ram was taken in his stead. This is true, and agrees per-
 fectly with the antitype. Isaac was saved, and Abraham
 was promised an hundred fold in the seed of Isaac. So it
 is now. All the Abrahams and Sarahs that come into the
 gospel of Christ must offer up their little Isaacs, who will
 thus be saved ; and they shall receive an "hundred fold of
 Isaacs and other gospel relations, and in the world to come
 eternal life." Such is the promise of Christ-the type and
 antitype complete. But the ram was put on the sacrificial al-
 tar, and was consumed with fire. This typified that the ani-
 mal passions must be sacrificed, and utterly consumed by the
 fire of Christ's gospel. Could types and antitypes be more
 The rite of circumcision, typified that in Christ the works
 of the flesh must be cut off, The mystery makers contend,
 that they were types of Christ, because "Isaac was begot-
 ten by promise." Isaac was not begotten by promise: He
 was begotten by Abraham-' 'Abraham begat Isaac." There
 is no mystery about it. He and Sarah propagated children
 according to the law of generation. Jesus and Ann propa-
 gated children according to the law of re-generation. The
 first natural ; the second spiritual. Thus were Abraham
 and Sarah the types of Christ in Jesus and Ann in being, in
 call and work, whose offspring are the seed of the "Free
 Woman ;" who are 'the weak things of the world, whom
 God hath chosen to confound the things which are mighty."
 Moses and Zipporah were plain and perfect types of Christ
 in his first and second appearing. We will repeat what
Moses said to the fathers: "A prophet shall the Lord raise



up unto you, of your brethren like unto me. Him shall ye
hear in all things whatsoever he saith. (Acts iii: 22.) Some,
in order to keep this mystery from being explained, have
left or omitted the words "of your brethren" in their writ-
ings, and also, where it is said the "sanctifier and sanctified
are all of One," the preposition of has been omitted, lest we
should get a peep into the fact that they were of one stock
or race, and so save one prop to the miraculous story-well
knowing, that if they were of one stock, this would be
wiped out. We have no apology to offer for such omis-
   The preposition clearly shows they were of one race-
 the human. But Moses not only truthfully declared from
 whence Christ should arise; but he was an eminent type of
 Christ, in that he was called to deliver his people from
 Egyptian bondage.  Some say Moses was not a.perfect
 type of Christ-an imperfect type is no type at all. But
 Moses was a perfect type of Christ. He was begotten
 by a man, and born of a woman: so was Jesus. He was
 raised up from among the brethren; so was Jesus. He
 was called to deliver his people from Egyptian bondage;
 Jesus was called to deliver them from the bondage of sin.
 Also Zipporah was a type of Ann: She was raised up from
 among the Sisters; so was Ann. She forsook her people
 and followed Moses; suffering the toils of the wilderness,
 while journeying to the promised land, and became a
 Mother in Israel. So Anp Lee forsook her own people and
 followed Christ through the sufferings and toils of the wil-
 derness of this world for the Kingdom of Heaven's sake,
 and thus conjoined to him became the Mother of spiritual
 Of animals and things, we may go through the good book
 and find agreement in types and symbols throughout. The
 "two cherubim, covering the mercy seat with their wings,
and their faces one toward another," were excellent types
of Christ in Jesus and Ann. They were wrought gold of
beaten work; not only so, but were out of one piece. So
plainly does every type represent the pure, simple truth,



that the two foundation pillars, male and female, in whom
they have their fulfilment,were alike and equal in all respects
-no more mystery about the one than the other. The two
cherubim were types, in that "Itheir faces looked toward
each other, and the word of peace was between them both"
-were not only pure gold, but were " taken and made of
one piece." Alike in purity, made alike, were alike, all
around, all over, inside and out, and so were the antitypes,
Jesus and Ann, the same life, the same word, the same
work, the same everything in the second as in the first ap..
pearing, only perfecting what that dispensation left unfin-
ished. And on we may go, and find every joint to fit with-
out the sound of the hammer.
   The two silver trumpets, the two tables of the Covenant,
 the two olive trees, the two olive branches, the King and
 Queen, the son and daughter, etc., all have their accomplish-
 ment in Jesus Christ and Ann Lee, the Bridegroom and
 Bride of the new creation of God.
   We look in vain among the lower-floor Churches and our
theological seminaries to find agreement of the types with
their antitypes. With all their learning and worldly wis-
dom, they only pile mystery on mystery: and the further
we follow them the more dense the fog grows, until we
reach a cloud of impenetrable darkness.
  "I But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to
confound the wise, and the weak things to confound the
mighty." Thus, under the seventh-sounding angel, this
mystery of God is finished. It would seem that enough has
now been said to satisfy the most carping critic of the fals-
ity of the miraculous statement, and of the far-fetched,
foreign Christ theory. It is a rule in mathematics that
when there are unknown quantities to be found, they must be
ascertained from quantities which are known. The same is
true in logic-truths may be ascertained by reasoning a
posteriori, as well as the contrary. Types and antitypes
come directly under this rule; so if we know what the anti-
type is, from this we may learn what the type is, and vice
versa. Thus when we see a printed letter we know what



the face of the type was; or, when we see a type's face we
know what the letter will be. The question recurs, Have
we known data Ans.-We have. Of types we have
shown, in person and work.
   Of the antitypes we have Ann Lee, to whom the female
types pointed, and in whom they .have their fulfillment.
She is the known quantity, whom Anti-Christ cannot mys-
tify. We know she came into being by the same law of all
her typical females. The two must agree. So, in like
manner, of types we know the law by which they came in-
to being, and from this, the law which brought the antitype
Christ, into being. There is no possibility of dodging this
conclusion. And as Elijah was a type of Christ, and left
his mantle behind for Elisha, so it was with his antitype
Christ, and so it continues to this day. "All power to save
was committed to the Son, who committed the same to his
  Jesus testified: "All that the Father gave me have I
given them." And the call now is, to the whole world, of
every nation, tongue, and kindred, to come, accept Christ's
terms and be saved. To be saved does not mean to be sav-
ed in sin, but from sin; and all its deathly and damning ef-
fects, which can only be done by forsaking -the world, find-
ing God's order of infinite agencies, and there confessing-
forsaking, and repenting of all sin, and becoming " cruci,
fled to the world and the world crucified to you;" and-
henceforward, living the life of the Redeemer.
  We purpose further to institute a comparison between
the modes of the first and second appearing of Christ,
showing the similarity as well as their equality in person
and commission. But by way of leader, will remark that,
from what has been previously said, it must be perceived
that every succeeding order among men, from the first
record to the present time, the instruments must have aris-
en out of a previous body by a higher unfolding and
increased.inspiration of the spirit of God, and hence every
such order has superseded the previous one.
  Witness, as shown, the creation or call of Adam or Eve



from the primal, animal adamic body-the rite of marriage
first instituted-orderly generation enjoined on pain of the
displeasure of the Creator. See this order building and es-
tablishing the first old heavens and earth that were to pass
away, and shadowing forth the new. See what gospel was
preached and lived, by those who constituted the Adamic
church-Seth, Noah, and others, until Abraham, with whom
God renewed his Covenant, shadowing forth the increasing
steps in the new and everlasting Covenant.
  Circumcision was instituted under the Old Covenant,
which is a type of what should take place in the new-that
of cutting off all the fleshly works of generation and becom-
ing " eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake." Advan-
ces were made in the old heaven gospel which shadowed
forth the gospel travel in the new, and was practiced and
lived until Moses, when God's covenant was again renewed
with additional sacrifices and self-denial, and which, being
kept, brought renewed blessings.  These were enjoined
and kept by some, with little modification, until Christ;
with whom the new Covenant was made. The substance
now appeared, and the work of forming the new heavens
and earth was begun.
  The Creation of the world-the new world, which the
apostle says truly, was made by Him, which we now enjoy
with increasing light and power in his second appearing in
Ann Lee. Thus we see what God's uniform law and order
are: First, the Adamic arose out of the dust of the pre-
adamic body; the Abrahamic out of the Adamic; the Mosaic
out of the Abrahamic, and the Christian out of the Mosaic,
and the second appearing in Ann out of the so-called Chris-
tian, which was fast asleep when she was taken out of that
body; and it is snoring yet.
  We will now call attention to the history and biography
of Jesus, and examine the manner of his call, to which we
beg especial attention. It so happens that we have no reli-
able history of him until he was about thirty years old; pre-
cisely what kind of life he lived previously to that time is
unknown to history and mankind; nor is it necessary that



we should know it; but John the Baptist doubtless knew all
about it, by his confession; as well as Jane Wardley knew
about Ann's. In turning to the New Testament we find the
gospels beginning with the call of God to one John, the son
of Zecharias, who was to be the forerunner, to prepare the
way for the man Jesus, the son of Joseph. John did not
come with a new gospel, but in the power and spirit of
Elias, and " was that Elias," to turn the hearts of the chil-
dren to the fathers, to revive the spirit of Moses' gospel or
law, from which many had backslidden-to administer the
gift of repentance and forgiveness of sins, to all such as
would honestly confess and forsake them, and return to the
law. The account reads thus:
  "I The word of God came to John, the son of Zecharias, in
the wilderness ;" hence it is truly said, "A man sent of
God," just -as Christ was-God sent John for one purpose
and Christ for another, both being God-commissioned
Agents-One to revive an old institution, the other to cre-
ate a new one-one to baptize with water, the other with
fire. It is further recorded: " Multitudes came confessing
their sins (violations of the law,) and were baptized into the
spirit of repentance." And here is where we get the first
reliable account of Jesus, who was among the brethren
there, and who came for the same purpose that the rest did
-to acknowledge the gift of God in John, confess and re-
pent, as it was impossible that he should supersede John
without acknowledging and accepting the gift of God in
him, who was as yet before him.
  From St. John's account it would seem that the Baptist
did not know Jesus to be the chosen one that was to super-
sede him, even from his confession, as he said, II I knew
him not," (John i :32.) But he was pointed out by the de-
scent of the Holy Spirit. Then says John, "II saw and bear
record that this is the Son of God." It would be warping
the record, as the Gnostics have done, to say the descending
Spirit was the Christ, for John testified he knew the coming
Christ stood among them, before he was pointed out to
him by the descent of the Holy Spirit.



   Jesus could no more have superseded John, without sub-
 mission to the order of G6d in him, than Ann Lee could
 have superseded that of James and Jane Wardley, without
 confessing, acknowledging, and complying with that order.
 Thus we may see the first steps that Jesus took towards the
 priesthood or Christship, was his childlike humility in bend-
 ing before the gift of God in John, setting us an example in
 the very beginning of his work. We have no more right t
 dispute Jesus' confession to John than we have to dispute,
 his being baptized by him unto repentance, of which his
 soul-melting prayer on the banks of the Jordan gives ample
 proof. It is all plain; there is no mystery about it.
   Do any of us think we can get to heaven with less humil-
 ity than Jesus did If we do we are wofully mistaken. He
 is our exemplar, and as he worked out his salvation so must
 we; and we shall be called to take no mortifying step, that
 our Father and Mother, Jesus and Ann, have not taken be-
 fore us, but these we must take or never be saved. God will
 not provide one way for their salvation and another way for
 ours; hence they say follow us. To follow one is to follow
 the other, for they are one-their example and teaching the
 same; both after their anointing, lived free from sin.
 The reason Jesus was " anointed above his fellows" (mind
 he had fellows,) was because he was the best of his class-
 "loved righteousness and hated iniquity" more than any of
 them. It was written of him thus; " After his temptation, he
 returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and thence to
 Nazareth, where he was brought up; and, as his custom
 was, he went into the synagogue and stood up to read. And
there was delivered to him the book of Esaias, and when he
had opened it he found the place where it was written:
  " The spirit of the Lord is upon me to preach the gospel
to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliver-
ance to the captives, to set at liberty them that are bound,
to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
  He then closed the Book, gave it to the minister and sat
down." All eyes were fastened on him. An electric flash
from a cloudless sky at noonday would not have shocked



them more than the nex twords he uttered from his seat:
"This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears."
  Thus was announced to an astonished world for the first
time that the Christ they had so -long expected was then sit-
ting in their midst! At first they were pleased with the
gracious words that proceeded out of his mouth, but after a
few home thrusts, and the affirmation that he was the man
to whom the prophetic word applied, they became enraged,
and wanted to kill him. A young man whom they had
known, topresume so much! He was now Jesus, the Christ,
the commissioned of God, according to his own declaration.
There was no miraculous dove talking or speaking through
him, as the Gnostics have reported. He was now at home
among his brothers and sisters and young acquaintances,
and well he knew they would suppose he had faults as well
as they; so he took the start of them, by saying: "IYou
will say unto me this proverb," "Physician, heal thyself."
But there was one thing that, perhaps, his relatives did not
know, and that was, the physician had healed himself in
the order of God under John. Thus, in short, we see the
mode of his first appearing; the second must be like unto it.
  Thus it was with Ann Lee, who went through the same
ordeal, setting the same example for womankind, that Jesus
(lid for men, since which time the Church has rested on
these two pillars, no more to be overthrown. Thus, the
"mystery of God, in the blazing sunlight of this day, is
finished." Amen; it is finished. These truths may set
hardly with some who have considered Jesus to be super-
human; but such must remember that He was one of the
brethren, after his baptism, and not at all ashamed to call
them so.
  But we are told that, although "I tempted in all points as
we are, He was without sin; and that he always did the
things that pleased His Father." The same may be said of
Ann, who manifested the mother in Deity. She was with-
out sin, and always did the things that pleased her Mother
:and Lord after she was commissioned. So it was with Christ;
for Jesus became the Christ by virtue of his appointment.



He was not Christ before that time, but simply, as the
apostle John said: "I Jesus of Nazareth, son of Joseph."
  But the anointed man was tempted in all points as we
are, for, saith the apostle, "We have not an high priest
who is not touched with our infirmities." Now, it is a fact
worthy of note, that all temptations must come through
some department of our nature. It is impossible for any
one to be tempted by an external presentment, unless he
has something within him which desires it. The serpent
that tempted Eve only showed something which she de-
sired; and Adam could not have been overcome, only from
the fact that he had as strong a desire for the fruit as Eve
had; and his throwing the blame. on her was simply cow-
ardly, Aiontemptible, low and mean.
  Now, if we know how we are tempted and what tempts
us most, we know how Jesus was tempted and what tempted
him most; but that he successfully resisted ALL temptations
after he became the Christ none will dispute. This and this
alone, is the apostle's declaration, and is true. This adds
an hundred-fold more lustre to his brow than to admit the
Gnostic doctrine, that a Christ came from some unknown
world, entered into him and rendered him impeccable.
  Little is known of Jesus' history previous to his baptism
by John; but if we examine the word of the apostle closely'
we find that they thought him not impeccable previous
thereto, "In that he died, he died unto sin once;" as we
also must die. We cannot die to a thingf to which we have
never beeii alive.  lIle u'as as we are in this world." Do
we not know how we are  "d He learned obedience by the
things he suffered," as we must. Also Peter iv: 1, 2: "For
as much as Christ suffered for us in the flesh (not in our
stead), arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he
that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin [as Jesus
did], that he no longer should live the rest of his time [as
he had done a part of his time], to the lusts of men, but to
the will of God.
  What sublime pathos in the soul-melting, out-pouring of
the spirit through the prophet Isaiah, in which it is shown



that Jesus did the work for himself. "Who is this that
cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah He
that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of
his strength" I Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel,
and thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine-fat
(His answer is enough to draw tears from a stone.) I have
trodden the wine press alone, and of the people there was
none with me: And I looked and there was none to help,