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§48 - 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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The Conditions of the Covenant on the Part of the Saviour.Further, The Conditions or Things perform’d on the Part of the Mediator or Saviour, which by Agreement with God the Father he undertook to perform for the Advantage of Mankind, shall be now more particularly and distinctly consider’d. Of which he says, John 4:34. My Meat is to do the Will of him that sent me, and to finish his Work. The Sum of them lyes in this, that he took upon him the Sins of Mankind, and made Atonement for them, and did therein satisfie the Divine Justice with this Effect, that whosoever do believe on him, or repose all their Trust in his Merit and Satisfaction, and with Regard to that seek the Favour of God, they shall obtain Remission of their Sins, and a solid Righteousness, such as can subsist before the Divine Tribunal, with other Benefits which accompany those who are reconcil’d to God, and at length Eternal Life. And to this there are very manifest Testimonies in the Holy Scripture, Isa. 53:4, 5, 11. Surely he hath borne our Griefs; we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted, who was yet to God a beloved Servant. The Chastisement of our Peace was upon him, and by his Stripes we are healed. All we like Sheep have gone astray every one hath turned to his own Way, and God hath laid on him the Iniquities of us all; by his Knowledge shall my righteous Servant justifie many. Mat. 1:21. Jesus shall save his People from their Sins. Mat. 20:20. The Son gives his Life as Ransom for many. Acts 4:12. Neither is there Salvation in any other, nor is there any other Name given among Men by which we must be sav’d. Where we are not to enquire whether or no God might have found out some other Way for the Salvation of fallen Men. But it must suffice us, that he would not save us in any other Way or Manner than this, which we cannot doubt seem’d most agreeable to his perfect Justice, Mercy and Wisdom, tho’ we are not able, by our Reason, to find out the Necessity of it. Add Joh. 1:12, 13, 29. 3:16. 6:33, 35, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56. 12:32. Luk. 1:77. 2:30, 31, 32. 9:56. Rom. 3:24, 25. 4:25. 8:32, 34. 2 Cor. 5:14, 21. Col. 1:12, 13, 14. Tit. 2:14. Heb. 2:9. 9:14. 10:5, 10. 1 Joh. 1:7. These Performances are commonly spoke of under the Name of his Priestly Office. Tho’ otherwise there is a vast Difference between Christ and the common Priests; for he offer’d up himself for others, but they offer’d Sacrifices consisting of Beasts, both for themselves and others, Heb. 2:17. 7:27. Besides, that the Office of a Priest is confin’d within far narrower Bounds than the Duty of a Mediator and Surety which Christ took upon himself. To that Office it is join’d that the same Person should teach Men the Will of God, and the Benefits which he is willing to bestow, which is call’d the Prophetick Office. Compare Exod. 7:1, 2, 7. and Joh. 10:38. and that he should constitute a particular Kingdom of those who should undertake that Covenant, whom he should govern and protect, and at length translate them, being approv’d in the last Judgment, into his Eternal Kingdom of Glory, and this is what is call’d his Kingly Office.