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§37 - Samuel von Pufendorf, The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented 
The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented, trans. Theophilus Dorrington, ed. with an Introduction by Simone Zurbruchen (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2002).
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Which consists in an Agreement between God the Father, and the Son.But that Covenant, as we have intimated above, consists of a double Agreement; the one of God the Father with the Son, the other of the Son, as Mediator, and Saviour with Men. By the former Agreement the Son interpos’d himself, as Mediator for Mankind, and substituted himself by the Father’s Consent into the Place and Person of Mankind, to satisfie the Divine Justice for their Guilt contracted by the Fall, and all the Sins which spring from thence, and to expiate that, and procure to us the Favour of God, a Righteousness approv’d by him, and eternal Salvation. Also he undertook to publish this Benefit to Mankind, and to join them to himself by a particular Bond, who should embrace it; and that he would exercise a Dominion over them to the end of the World. We have everywhere Intimation concerning that Covenant, and the Heads whereof it does consist in the Holy Scripture. Isa. 42:1, 6, 7. he is said to be chosen of God, whom he had given for a Covenant to the People, that he might teach the Right to be truly observ’d by the Nations. 49:6, 8. 55:3, 4, 5. 59:21. Ezek. 34:23, 24. 37:24, &c. Isa. 53. ’tis said, God laid on him the Iniquities of us all; v. 4. he is said to have borne them, or to have taken them upon himself. Mal. 3:1, 2, 3. Jer. 31:34. Isa. 54:9, 10. 55:3. Gal. 4:4. God is said to have sent forth his Son, made of a Woman. And Heb. 1:6 to have brought his first begotten Son into the World. And the Son himself, Heb. 2:14, 16. is said to be made Partaker of Flesh and Blood, and to have taken the Seed of Abraham. So Rom. 4:25. Christ is said to be deliver’d for our Sins; and Rom. 8:32. God is said not to have spared his own Son, but to have given him up for us all. And yet elsewhere the Son is said to have deliver’d or given up himself an Offering and Sacrifice for us, Eph. 5:2. Joh. 10:17, 18. The Father loveth me, because I lay down my Life, that I may take it again: No Man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of my self. All which Things do manifestly show an Agreement between God the Father, and the Son. So also, that the Son did substitute himself in the Place of Mankind, it is intimated, 1 Cor. 3:23. Ye are Christ’s but Christ is God’s. 1 Cor. 8. We have one God the Father, of whom are all Things, and we for him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all Things, and we by him. 1 Cor. 11:3. The Head of Christ is God. Joh. 10:29. The Father hath given me my sheep. Luk. 1:32, 33. God hath given to the Son the Throne of his Father David, and he shall reign over the House of Jacob for ever, and of his Kingdom there shall be no End. Add 2 Cor. 5:18, 19. The Foundation of that Kingdom is express’d, Joh. 11:51. because Jesus should die for the Nation. Concerning the Promulgation of that Agreement it is said, Joh. 12:44, &c. He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a Light into the World, that whosoever believeth in me should not abide in Darkness. I have not spoken of my self, but the Father which hath sent me he gave me Commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. Joh. 13:3. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all Things into his Hand, and that he was come from God, and went to God. Joh. 14:2. I go to prepare a Place for you in the House of my Father. V. 6. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no Man cometh to the Father but by me. Add V. 9, 10, 11, 20, 31. 15:1, &c. 16:15, 28. 17:2, 3, &c. 21, &c. Acts 2:26. God hath made him Lord and Christ whom ye have crucified. 4:28. Pilate and the People of Israel agreed to do whatsoever thy Hand and thy Counsel determin’d before to be done. Acts 17:31. God shall judge the World in Righteousness by the Man whom he hath ordain’d, whereof he hath given Assurance to all Men, in that he hath raised him from the Dead. Rom. 5:1. Being justified by Faith, we have Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 1:30. Christ Jesus is made to us of God Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption. 2 Cor. 5:17, 19. If any Man be in Christ, he is a new Creature: God was in Christ reconciling the World unto himself, not imputing their Sins unto them. God made him to be Sin for us who knew no Sin, that we might be made the Righteousness of God by him. Gal. 1:4. Christ gave himself for our Sins, that he might redeem us from this present evil World, according to the Will of God, and our Father. That is, that he might deliver us from the World that lyes in Wickedness, 1 Joh. 5:19. and is for its Wickedness obnoxious to the Wrath of God, and everlasting Damnation; and also that he might deliver us from the Servitude of worldly Lusts, that Sin might not reign in our mortal Bodies, that we should fulfil the Lusts thereof, Rom. 6:11. Gal. 3:13. Christ hath redeem’d us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us. Add 4:4, 5, 7. Eph. 1:5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, &c. 2:12, 13, 14, &c. Col. 1:12, 13, 14, &c. 2:10, &c. Phil. 2:7, &c. 1 Tim. 1:2. And everywhere God is said to be our Father, for creating us; Jesus Christ our Lord, because of that Kingdom or Dominion over us. Because our Ransom being paid, he has freed us from the most cruel Servitude, that we might serve him without Fear in Holiness and Righteousness, and might change the most cruel Yoke for the most gentle one of Christ, Mat. 11:29. Luke 1:68. Sol. 12. Sect. 7. D. de Capt. & posth.34 ’tis said. If any Man redeems a Slave in Captivity from his Enemies; he becomes his who has redeem’d him. And Grotius de Jure Belli & Pa. L. 13. C. 9. S. 11.35It was first order’d by the Attick Laws, and after by the Roman, that he who was redeem’d from his Enemies should serve his Redeemer till he had paid the Price of his Redemption.
[34.]Digest, XLIX, XV, 12, 7.
[35.]Hugo Grotius, De jure belli ac pacis (The Law of War and Peace), 1625, def. edition 1631, book III, chap. 9, no. 3.