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of renown," gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron, the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the congregation.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, and unto Aaron, saying: separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces, and said: O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying: speak unto the congregation, saying: get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. "And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah."

Thus God again personally showed himself to be the God of Israel; and this judgment was for ever remembered among them. David, four hundred years after this event, reminded his countrymen of it, where he says in the 106th Psalm:

"They angered Moses also in the tents, and Aaron the saint of the Lord. So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan, and co

vered the congregation of Abiram.

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fire was kindled in their company: the flame burnt up the ungodly."

To these may be added, as another strong, and positive, proof of the actual Being of Almighty God, his appearance in Three Persons to the Patriarch Abraham; recorded by Moses in the eighteenth chapter of Genesis.

"And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre; and he sat in the tent door, in the heat of the day. And he lift up his eyes, and looked, and lo! three men stood by him and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground. And said, my Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.'

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I will only remark that Moses here uses the word "Jehovah" in the Hebrew; translated "the Lord" appeared unto him.

It has, therefore, considering all the circumstances related in this very remarkable chapter; been received by the most eminent Divines of our Church, as a personal appearance of the Holy Trinity to Abraham, the father of the faithful.

A similar proof of the existence of one God,

Eternal in Unity and Trinity, to that subsequently given at our Saviour's Baptism; when the voice of the Almighty Father proclaimed his well-beloved Son, upon whom the Holy Ghost was descending like a dove.

And, again; when Manoah was offering up a sacrifice to God; the Angel, there called also Jehovah, was evidently the Eternal Son of God, Jesus Christ, begotten before all worlds were made. For upon his name being asked, he declared it to be "Wonderful," the title given to our Lord by Isaiah; and shewed the Divine presence by the usual sign of fire from heaven.

Which caused Manoah to say, "unto his wife, we shall surely die because we have seen God." But his wife said unto him, “If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt-offering, and a meatoffering at our hands; neither would he have shewed us all these things; nor would as at this time have told us such things as these."

And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson, and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times.”

Now here again, in reading attentively this


thirteenth chapter of the book of Judges, we find the Eternal Trinity occupied jointly, severally, and personally, in the salvation of As Moses tells us they also were, when the world arose from chaos; as our Lord tells us in his command to baptize all nations. And as St. John repeatedly declares, in his Revelation of the final history of the Church of Christ, till "God shall be all in all."

My brethren! it was truly said to him, now addressing you in the full conviction of his own soul; and to the others ordained with him by a venerable minister of God, (who is now the Archbishop of Canterbury); that "there is a perpetual light within the Holy Scriptures, increasing upon the minds, and understandings, of those who read them, with faith and diligence."

Many years' experience have confirmed our honoured Archbishop's just, and faithful remark. Then, surely, we may exhort you

in the words of our blessed Lord Jesus himself: "Search the Scriptures, for in them are all things necessary to your salvation."

We perfectly agree, with St. Paul, that "Great is the mystery of godliness;" nor can

there be a greater mystery than the Trinity and Unity of God. Yet do the Scriptures throw a perpetual light upon this sublimely awful subject; and many Christians have these eyes seen depart, rejoicing in this saving faith, confiding in the everlasting mercies of our God.

Yes! even in the awful hour of their mortal dissolution, the consolation of the promised Comforter has plainly been given to their happy souls; for "blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours."

See how St. Paul proclaims this unchangeable doctrine of the Trinity, in the third chapter of his first Epistle to Timothy :"Without controversy great is the is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."

Here he explains the mystery, great as it is, of the ever blessed and immortal Trinity of the Godhead. Christ was God, manifest in the flesh as God the Son; justified in the Spirit of God, by the descent of the Holy Ghost upon himself, and subsequently on his

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