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Disciples; miraculously gifting them with tongues, or languages, to preach his universal Gospel of Salvation.

Here, then, are Two Persons of the Holy Trinity; the Third, in this passage, is evidently God the Father, by whom our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth was "received up into glory." For Christ himself said to the women at the sepulchre; "I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God."

Believing, therefore, in this eternal doctrine of the Trinity, and wishing to impress its saving faith upon those to whom he preached the Gospel of glad tidings; St. Paul addresses to the Corinthians that pious wish, with which our own Church concludes her sacred offices. "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all." A wish how benevolent; a salvation how necessary to those who are baptized "in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost," the Triune God!

Isaiah, who is called the Evangelical Prophet, from his book being as it were an index to the records of the Evangelists, who wrote

seven hundred


after his death; affords us another illustrious proof of the everlasting existence of the Supreme Being. In his sixth chapter, he declares; "In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the Temple. Above it stood the Seraphim; each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke."

How well, then, has our own Church, teaching this sublime faith, preserved this passage in the fine hymn after the first lesson of her Morning Service. A hymn so truly declaring the whole Christian faith as contained in the blessed Scriptures; majestically opening with the praises of one eternal God: and celebrating, with the mighty angels of God, and the spirits of just men made perfect in the realms of the departed: the Unity in Trinity, the Trinity in Unity of the Godhead.

Let us now turn to Ezekiel, who had repeated visions of the personal majesty, and glorious appearance of the Lord Jehovah. His prophecy opens with a magnificence worthy of the immortal subject of his words, -words inspired by the Holy Ghost himself, who spake by the Prophets. Full of immortal joy, he proclaims the majesty of God in many parts of his records; too many, in fact, to be here enumerated.

It seems that God renewed to Ezekiel the vision shewn to those who accompanied Moses up to Mount Sinai. For in his tenth chapter it is recorded: "Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the Cherubim, there appeared over them a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. Then the glory of the Lord went up from the Cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord's glory. And the sound of the Cherubim's wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the. Almighty God when he speaketh." We collect from the latter part of this quotation, that Ezekiel saw, and heard,

in reality, the appearance, and the voice of the living God.

Who can doubt that God exists, and did exist, and will exist throughout all ages? Who that beholds his wonderful works throughout the universe; whether looking up to the heavens, his throne; or upon the earth, his footstool? Or, standing upon the shore of our sea-girt Isle, there witnessing his Almighty sway, who causes the flowing, and the reflux of the ocean; and says to its "Thus far shall thou go, and no

waves, farther?"

To Ezekiel also God shewed by a vision, as recorded in his thirty-seventh chapter, the resurrection of the dead; thereby assuring the Prophet that the body and soul of man shall again be united together; when that dust, which has returned into dust, shall once more form a human body, and rise again from the grave.

In the Book of Daniel, we find a remarkable appearance of the Son of God, when his Almighty power saved Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, from the burning fiery furFor Nebuchadnezzar said, "Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the


fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."

Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Therefore I make a decree, that every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; shall be cut in pieces, and their houses made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort."

Alas! my brethren, that Infidelity should still prevail; still audaciously speak against that same God, the Lord our God, in this Christian country: still come forth to deny the Trinity in Unity, in every place, on every opportunity! For, at the last great Day of Judgment, even the heathen monarch, Nebuchadnezzar, shall testify against this gene


For whosoever denieth the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth, and the divinity of the Holy Ghost, denieth the truth of Jesus Christ; and is not a Christian, but an Unbeliever. It is the duty, it is the interest of every man throughout our Nation, to discourage the blasphemy which inundates us upon every side. For those who lose sight of the obligations of religion, who despise the

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