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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 waves, "Thus far shall thou go, and no


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 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 furnace. For 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 not 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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name, and reject the divine nature of Jesus Christ, their Redeemer, and their God; soon shew themselves equally careless about taking away the property, and even the lives of their fellow-men. Such were the Puritans in

older times; and such would soon be our modern unbelievers, if they had the power they so ardently seek for, on pretence of religious scruples.

Nebuchadnezzar's decree shows how his opinion agrees with that which we have been confirming by our selections from the history of mankind since their creation. "I thought it good," says he, "to show the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation."

To Nebuchadnezzar also was shewn, by his vision, the Eternal Trinity of the Godhead decreeing what was about to happen to him; as fully explained by Daniel, when called upon to interpret his dream. "This matter," said one of the holy ones, who "came down from heaven;" "is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of

the holy ones; to the intent that the living may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will."

They who attentively read the fourth chapter of Daniel, and consider the frequent, and relative uses of the words therein; sometimes speaking of "the High God," "the Most High," the watchers," "the holy ones ;" and attributing the decrees of the Almighty to each therein named, cannot but perceive the Holy Trinity plainly defined.

For who watches from heaven, from whence one of these holy ones came down in Nebuchadnezzar's vision or dream, but God? Who but God superintends the earth; or can decree what shall thereafter come to pass among the children of men?

Who is holy, in this exalted sense, but God alone; who can be equally holy ones with God, but the whole of the ever blessed Trinity?

In the tenth chapter, Daniel gives an account of another remarkable appearance of the Word, or Son of God; who, as St. John's Gospel testifies, "was in the beginning with God, and was God." For by comparing

this, and other similar appearances recorded throughout Holy Writ; with that of Him who in the Revelation of St. John, called himself"the First and the Last:" we plainly discover one Person of the Godhead, and that Person to be Jesus of Nazareth.

Let us turn to that prophecy of the final events in the Church of Christ; and in the first chapter we find the Evangelist plainly recording the appearance, and the glorious words of our great Redeemer. Who came to his beloved Disciple, under the same form of immortal majesty sixty years after his Crucifixion, and Resurrection; in which he had visited his faithful and beloved Daniel, six hundred before his Incarnation. "I saw years one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.' "And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the First and the Last;

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