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1 Thes. iv. 3. This is the WILL of GOD.

Acts xxii. 14. Te God of our fathers hath chosen thee that thou shouldst know HIS WILL.*

2 Pet. i. 21. Prophecy came not in old time by the WILL of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the HOLY GHOST.

* This passage is meant of Christ and of his will. The God of our fathers (said Ananius) hath CHOSEN thee, &c. but the person in God who appeared to Ananias and said of Saul he is a CHOSEN vessel unto ME, was the Lord, even Yesus. Acts ix. 15. 17. For want of comparing the scripture with itself, Dr. Clarke has set down the text of Acts xxii. 14. as a character of the Father only. No. 366.

VII.

The power of God is the power of a trinity in unity.

Eph. iii. 7.-The grace of GOD given unto me, by the effectual working of HIS POW. ER

2 Cor. xii. 9-That the POWER of CHRIST

may rest upon me. Rom. xv. 19-Signs and wonders by the POWER of the SPIRIT of God.

The scripture therefore as ascribed divine power, and that in the same exercise of it,

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(the ministry and miracles of St. Paul) to Christ and the Spirit in common with God the father. So that when all glory and power is ascribed to the only wise God, what God can that be but the trinity ? Upon this principle the scripture is easily reconciled: upon any other it is unintelligible, as the reader may soon find by consulting Dr. Clarke and some other of the Arian writers; who to avoid ghis plain doctrine, have tried to amuse us with a religion made of scholastic niceties and unnatural distinctions, which no man can understand, and which themselves are not agreed in, nor ever will be to the world's end. Yet they often dispute against us from the acknows ledged simplicity of the scripture !

VIII.

The trinity in unity is eternal. Rom. xvi. 25, 26. The ministry-made manifest according to the commandment (almus) of the EVERLASTING GOD.

Rev. xxii. 13. I (Jesus) am the FIRST and the LAST.*

Heb. ix. 14.-Who through walls) the EVERLASTING SPIRIT.

*Dr. Clarke allows these words, in this place, to mean Christ, yet where the same words occur in Rev. i. 8. with the addition of the epithet Almighty, he denies it ;a though they are demonstrated to be spoken of the same person by the context and tenor of the whole chapter:t and he tells us, the character in one place differs from the other. So that upon his principle, the scripture has revealed to us two different beings, both of whom are the first and the last, yet not coeternal. Which is sufficient of itself to justify all that was said above concerning his distinctions, &c. See Ch. I. Art. III.

IX.

Is TRUE.
John. vii. 28. He that sent me is TRUE.

Rev. iii. 7. These things saith he-that is TRUE, he that hath the key of David, &c.

1 John v. 6. It is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the SPIRIT is TRUTH maandere THE truth.

a See No. 686, 414. of See the note at chap. II. at XIX. X.

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Is Holy.
Rev. xv. 4. Who shall not fear thee, O
LORD, and glorify thy name for THOU
ONLY art HOLY.

Acts iii. 14. But ye denied THE HOLY
ONE, and desired a murderer to be released
unto
you,

&c. See also Dan. ix 24. and Rev. jii. 7.

1 John ii. 20. Ye have an unction from THĚ HOLY ONE; that is an anointing from the Holy Ghost, who is called, John xiv. 26. TO JUEUP

CO TO agloy, The Spirit the Holy one.

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XI.

Is omnipresent. Jer. xxiii. 24. Do not I fill heaven and earth saith the LORD?

Eph. i. 22.- The fulness of HIM (Christ) that filleth all in all.

Psal. cxxxix. 7, 8. Whither shall I go then from thy SPIRIT ?--if I go up into heaven THOU art there ; if I go down into hell, THOU art there also.

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XII.

Is the fountain of life. Deut. xxx. 20.--Love the LORD thy GOD, for HE is thy LIFE.

Co. iii. 4. When CHRIST who is OUR LIFE shall appear, &c.

Rom. viii. 10. The SPIRIT is LIFE.

XIII.

The trinity in unity made all mankind. Psal. c. 3. The LORD he is GOD, it is HE that hath MADE US.

John i. 3. By HIM (Christ) were ALL THINGS MADE.

Job xxxiii. 4. The SPIRIT of God hath MADE me.

XIV.

Quicken the dead. John v. 2. The FATHER raiseth up the dead and QUICKENETH them.

Ibid. Even so the SON QUICKENETH whom he will.

Ibid vi. 63. It is the SPIRIT that QUICKENETH.

XV.

Instruct us in divine knowledge.

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