reproving them, He challenged them to prove Him guilty of any fault, saying: 'Which 1 of you convicteth me of sin?' In the same Gospel we are told that, when the Jews, having in vain sought for anything of which they could truthfully accuse Him before Pontius Pilate the Roman Governor, brought false accusations against Him, Pilate himself declared Him guiltless, three times saying: 'I find 2 no crime in him.' The testimony of His disciples given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is to the same effect. Thus Peter says: 'Christ 3 also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.' So also in the Epistle to the Hebrews it is written: 'For 4 we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin;' and again: ' For 5 such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.'

1 John viii. 46.
2 John xviii. 38 and xix. 4 and 6. See also Luke xxiii. 4.
3 1 Pet. ii. 21-4. 4 Heb. iv. 15. 5 John viii. 23.



We now inquire what testimony the Lord Jesus Christ bore to his own divine nature. It will be sufficient if we quote a few of His words on the subject. In St. John's Gospel it is stated that one day He said to His enemies: 'Ye 1 are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.' Again He said: ' I 2 and the Father are one;' and again: 'If 3 I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.' In the same way He said to one of His disciples: 'I 4 am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him . . . . Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father . . . . Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me.' We have already seen some passages which show that His disciples afterwards taught the very same truth about their Master. Here, therefore, we quote only two more passages to the same effect. In the Epistle to the Romans it is written: 'Christ 5 . . . is over all; God blessed for ever.' And in the Epistle to the Colossians we find the words: 'That 6 they may

1 John viii. 23. 2 John x. 30. 3 John x. 37-8.
4 John xiv. 6-11. 5 Rom. ix. 5. 6 Col. ii. 2-3, 9.