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As it stands in the prophet, the Lord (Fehovah) was to be pierced. So that unless the man Christ, who hung upon the cross, was also the Lord Jehovah, the evangelist is found to be a false witness, in applying to him a prophecy that .could not possibly be fulfilled in him.

L.

Phil. i. 10. That ye may be sincere

and without offence, till the DAY OF

CHRIST. 2 Pet. iii. 12. Looking for and hasting

to the coming of the DAY OF GOD.

LI.

Isa. xl. 10. Behold, the LORD GOD

will COME-HIS REWARD IS

WITH HIM.
Rev. xxii. 12. Behold, 1 (Jesus)

COME quickly, and MY RE-
WARD IS WITH ME.

Amen : even so come LORD JESUS.

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CHAPTER II.

THE

DIVINITY

OF

THE HOLY GHOST.

I.

John iii. 6. Το γεγεννημενον Εκ το ΠνευματG

-That which is BORN OF the
SPIRIT.
John v. 4. Το γεγεννημενον Εκ τύ Θε8-
whatsoever is BORN OF GOD.

The same individual act of divine grace, viz. that of our spiritual birth, is ascribed, without the change of a single letter, to God, and to the Spirit. Some capacity then there must be, wherein the scripture makes no distinction between God and the Spirit :

-and this is what the scripture itself calls the divine nature; under which God and the Spirit are both equally comprehended.

II.

Acts xiii. 2. The HOLY GHOST

said, separate ME Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I

HAVE CALLED them. Heb. v. t. o man taketh this honor

to himself, but he that is CALLED of GOD.

The shorter way is to ask this same Saul, who it was that appointed him to the work of the ministry? and his answer is no other than this-Paul CALLED to be an apostle, SEPARATED unto the gospel-bytte commandment of GOD OUR SAVIOUR.a

III.

Matth. ix 38. PRAY YE therefore

the LORD OF THE HARVEST, that HE will SEND FORTH La

borers into his harvest. Acts xiii. 4. So they being SENT

a Rom. i. 1. and 1 Tim. i. 1.

BY

THE

HOLY

FORTU
GHOST.

In this act of sending forth laborers upon the work of the gospel, the Holy Ghost is proved to the Lord of the harvest, to whom Christ himself has directed us to PRAY. Wherefore, they are not to be heard, who ad, vise us to alter the third petition in the litany; a work, to which I am sure the Holy Ghost hath not called us, and such as will never be consented to by any laborers of his sending.

IV.

Luke ii. 16. And it was revealed unto

him (uroa BY the HOLY GHOST, that he should not see death, before

he had seen the Lord's Christ. Ibid. v. 28. And he BLESSED GOD,

and said, LORD now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to THY WORD.

a I set down the proposition, because it slays the Arian with his own weapon.

It shews the prime agency and authority in this affair to have been that of the Holy Ghost, acting in his own right, and not as the minister or instrument of an higher power; for then, according to them, it should have been dece. For my own part, I lay no stress upon it; because I perceive, upon a review of the scrip. ture, that these two prepositions are used indiscrimnately,

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