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Both cannot be true: and by ascertaining the real import of the Original, -by placing himself, as much as possible, in the circumstances of those for whom the Scriptures were written, —. and by comparing Scripture with Scripture,—the Unitarian sees fair and sufficient reason, for such interpretations of the passages adduced by the Trinitarian, as render them perfectly consistent with the express and unambiguous declarations, and general tenor, of the Scriptures. If he do not feel able to determine the import of those passages, he rests satisfied that Revelation cannot contradict itself; and that occasional obscurity cannot affect " the explicit, clear, precise, determinate, language of Revelation."
In the following pages will be found, (1) The most weighty passages usually adduced to prove or support Trinitarianisın : (2) Passages which either assist to explain them, or shew that the Trinitarian Interpretation cannot be the true one : and (3) Interpretations of the former consistent with the latter.
In some few instances the Reader will find a departure from the Common Version : but the rendering here given, is, in every case, a literal trauslation of the text.
Disproving the common Interpretation,
Here the Hebrew name for Trinity were true, the AposGod is in the plural form, tle could not have stopped while the verb is in the singu- here ; because Father cannot
The same peculiarity of mean Father, Son, and Holy the Hebrew is observable in Ghost. The words of the other places, and with other Apostle prove, that one Pernames for God; as Adonim, son only is properly God, Lords or Masters; and the and that one Person, the FAverb is sometimes put in the singular, sometimes in the plu- Zech. xiv. 9. And Jehovah ral. Hence many infer that shall be King over all the there is a plurality of Persons earth: in that day Jehovah in the One God.-If it denoted shall be One, and His name plurality at all, it would surely | One. be a plurality of Gods.
Innumerable passages in the Old and New Testament, where the Supreme Being, Jehovah, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is spoken of as One; without
explanation or limitation. (2) Gen, i. 26. And God
(2) Neh. ix. 6.
Taou, said, Let us make man, in even Tuou, art Jehovah alone; OUR image, after our like- Thou hast made heaven, &c.
-and Thou preservest them Two other passages occur all; and the host of heaven in which Jehovah is repre-worshippeth THEE. sented as using the plural Isa. XI. 25. To whom then pronouns, viz. Gen. xi. 7, will
ye liken me, or shall I Isa. vi. 8 X The expressions be equal ? saith the Holy in Genesis may be literally One. translated- We will make Thousands, and Tens of man, we will
go down ;
in Thousands of instances, in which case all idea of one which the singular pronouns Person advising another va- I, Thou, He, in their various nishes.
cases, are employed in refer
ence to God. (3) Gen. iii. 22. And the (3) See the Texts in No. Lord God said, Behold the 1 and 2, and many others; man is become as one of us, and observe the phraseology