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§40 - 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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Of the Mediator of the New Covenant.Further, it is especially necessary to our understanding this Covenant, to be well instructed concerning the Mediator of it; who extreamly differs from the Reconcilers and Umpires in other Covenants, and from Moses himself, who was the Minister of the Jewish Covenant. For the meer or common Umpires in these Cases do only communicate from one to another the Will of those that are entring into Covenant; and oftentimes it is their Business to remove Difficulties, and to dispose the Parties to a mutual Consent; and sometimes they come under an Engagement to concern themselves for the Performance of the Covenant on both Sides. So Moses did not covenant with God in the Name of the People of Israel, nor bear their Person in that Transaction with God; but had only the part of a meer Interpreter of the Divine Will, which he receiv’d from God, and deliver’d to the People; and the People on the other Hand did not oblige themselves to Moses, but to God; and when they violated the Laws of the Covenant, they broke their Faith with God, not with Moses. But the Saviour of the World is a Mediator of a much higher Nature; he entred into Covenant with God himself to expiate Mankind, and to take upon himself in that Respect to bear the Person, and stand in the Stead of all Men. And from thence, when he publishes his Doctrine, he commands Men to put their trust in him, that so we may become Partakers of the Divine Covenant, when with Faith we embrace the Saviour, and by this are united with him. From whence also we and our Works are no otherwise accepted with God, but in the Saviour; and whosoever believes not in him, he continues out of a State of Salvation, and out of Covenant with God, and, as the Scripture speaks, without God in the World.