men 5 ," as St. Paul expresseth it, and then he was called Jesus, " the Saviour," as being the only Saviour of men, whose form and nature he for that purpose had so assumed. So that we can now be saved only by him, by whom we were at first created. For that this Jesus, called also " the Christ," is that Word of God by whom all things were made, appears not only from the gospel of St. John, before quoted, but likewise from the apostolical epistles, where it is said, that " God created all things by Jesus Christ 6 ," " whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds 7 ." And especially from that remarkable place, where the apostle, speaking of Jesus Christ, ascribes our redemption and creation to him both together; saying, " In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins : who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers : all things were created by him, and for him : and he is before all things, and by him all things con sist 8 ." And that this glorious and Almighty Creator of all things is not only our Saviour, but the only Saviour that we have in all the world, is positively asserted by St. Peter in my text, where, speaking of Jesus Christ, he saith, " either is there salvation in any other : for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Which words are so plain, that I cannot but wonder how any, who profess to believe the Holy Scriptures, can doubt of the great truth revealed in them. And yet there have been, and still are, some who have the confidence to affirm that there are other \vays besides Jesus Christ, whereby men may be saved: at least such as never heard of him, nor have had his gospel made known unto them, they may, notwithstanding, 5 Phil. ii. 7. 6 Eph. iii. 9.