James Durham on the worship of Christ the mediator and the Remonstrant Arminians

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... Therefore this Worship that is given to Christ, the Mediator, is of the same kind that is given to God, to wit, Supreme, Divine Worship: for, there are not two sorts of Divine Worship. And to give the Mediator, who is God, an inferior kind of Worship, would, 1. wrong Him who is God: for, by taking to Himself that external relation, He hath not diminished His essential Glory and Majesty. 2. It supposes two objects of Worship, and two kinds of Divine Worship; which is false. Therefore Divines have ever censured that assertion in the Remonstrants’ Confession, anent giving a peculiar and middle-kind of Worship to Christ the Mediator, as of it self unsafe and as making way for the Socinian subterfuge, which is to allow a Worship to the Mediator, as Mediator, inferior to that which is given to God; and so, that it should not follow from this, that Christ is worshipped.

Therefore, He is God equal with the Father. Now, the Scripture giveth Him that same Worship, and not any other, even when it is denied to all creatures; yea, when He is worshipped in the days of His flesh. He is considered as the only begotten of the Father, as Lord and Almighty, having all creatures as servants under Him, &c. and yet He is styled the Son of David, He that was to come, &c, even at that time; to shew, that both considerations have place in worshipping of the same Person, who is God, and also Mediator; and not to bring in a new Worship; for, none can be more glorious, than what is due to God; but to lay a new ground of having access to give Him the Worship which is due, and by a new relation to give a kindly qualification of the Object, whereby the heart may be provoked lovingly and thankfully to give the same. ...

For more, see James Durham on the worship of Christ the mediator and the Remonstrant Arminians.
 
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