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Heb. vi. 17, 18.
The Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Jam. i. 17.
UNTO God would I commit my cause; who doth great things, and unsearchable, &c.-Job v. 8, 9. xxxvii. 5. 23.
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection ?-Job xi. 7.
By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens, &c. Lo, these are part of his ways, but how little a portion is heard of him?-Job xxvi. 13, 14.
Who doth great things, past finding out, &c. Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on
Behold, God is great, and we know him not; neither can the number of his years be searched out.-Job xxxvi. 26.
Great things doth he, which we cannot comprehend, &c. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, &c.Job xxxvii. 5. 23.
Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters: and thy footsteps are not known. - - Ps. lxxvii. 19.
O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.Ps. xcii. 5.
Great is the Lord, &c. and his greatness is unsearchable.--Ps. cxlv. 3,
Great is our Lord, &c. his understanding is infinite.-Ps. cxlvii. 5.
Who hath ascended up into heaven, &c. what is his name? and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell? -Prov. xxx. 4.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones in the womb, &c. even so grow thou knowest not the works of God, who maketh all.-Eccl. xi. 5,
Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomSECT. XVI. He is Infinite and Un- soever the Son will reveal him.—
Matt. xi. 27.
Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard the everlasting God? & There is no searching of his understanding.-Isa. xl. 28.1
O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? &c.-Rom. xi. 33-35.
SECT. XVII. He is Eternal.
AND Abraham, &c. called there on
The eternal God is thy refuge; and
And also the strength (or eternity)
Before the mountains were brought forth, &c. even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God, &c. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday, when it is past, and as a watch in the night.-Ps. xc. 2. 4. 2 Pet. iii. 8.
Thy Name, O Lord, endureth for ever: and thy memorial throughout all generations.-Ps. cxxxv. 13. Isa. lxiii. 16.
Hast thou not known, &c. that the everlasting God, the Lord, &c.-Isa. xl. 28.
Thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.-Ps. xcii. 8.
The Lord reigneth, &c. Thy throne SECT. XVIII.
is established of old: thou art from everlasting.-Ps. xciii. 1, 2. cxlvi. 10.
Thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever: and thy remembrance unto all generations, &c. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure, &c. Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.-Ps. cii. 12. 26, 27. Lam. v. 19.
Yea, before the day was, I am he, &c.-Isa. xliii. 13.
Thus saith the Lord, &c. I, the first, and I, the last and besides me, there is no God.-Isa. xliv. 6. xlviii. 12. xli. 4.
Thus saith the high and lofty One, who inhabiteth eternity, &c.-Isa. lvii. 15.
The Lord, the true God, he is, &c. an everlasting King.-Jer. x. 10. Dan. iv. 3. 34.
For the invisible things of him, &c. Rom. i. 20. even his eternal power and godhead.
Thou, O Lord, remainest for ever: thy throne from generation to generation. Lam. v. 19.
Now is made manifest, &c. accordlasting God.-Rom. xvi. 26. ing to the commandment of the ever
Christ, who, through the eternal ix. 14. Spirit, offered himself, &c.-Heb.
only wise God, &c.-1 Tim. i. 17. Now unto the King eternal, &c. the
ning and the ending, saith the Lord; I am Alpha and Omega, the beginwhich is, and which was, and which is to come: the Almighty, &c.-Rev. i. 8. 11. 17. xi. 17. ii. 8. xxii. 13.
is, and is to come. Rev. iv. 8.
Worshipped him who liveth for ever and ever.-Rev. v. 14. xv. 7.
He only is the True and Living God.
UNTO thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else besides him, &c. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord, he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath; there is none else. Deut. iv. 35. 39. vii. 9. 1 Sam. ii. 2.
Deut. vi. 4.
Mark xii. 29. 32. 1 Cor. our God is one Lord.Gal. iii. 20. Mal. ii. 10. is no God with me: I kill, and I make See now that I, I am he; and there Deut. xxxii. 39. Isa. xliii. 10-12. alive; I wound, and I heal, &c.— know that the living God is among And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall you; and that he will, &c.—Josh. iii. 10. Ruth iii. 13. 1 Sam. xx. 3. Job xxvii. 2. 2 Sam. xxii. 47. 1 Kings xvii. 1. Deut. xxxii. 40.
Who is God, save the Lord? And xxii. 32. Ps. xviii. 31. Exod. ix. 14. who is a rock, save our God?-2 Sam. 1 Sam. ii. 2.
O Lord God of Israel, &c. thou art 2 Kings xix. 15. 19. Neh. ix. 6. Ps. the God: thou alone, of all, &c.lxxxvi. 10.
Now, for a long season, Israel hath been without the true God.-2 Chron. xv. 3.
My heart and flesh crieth out for the living God.-Ps. lxxxiv. 2. xliv. 26.
From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.-Ps. xc, 2.
Know ye, that the Lord, he is God; he hath made us, and we are his, &c. —Ps. c. 3. 1 Kings viii. 60. xviii. 39. 2 Kings v. 15.
I am the Lord, That is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.-Isa. xlii. 8.
Thus saith the Lord, the King of Israel, &c. I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me, there is no God, &c. Have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are my witnesses. Is there a God
besides me? Yea, no God, &c.-Isa. OF THE ONE GOD, FATher, son, and
xliv. 6. 8. xlv. 5, 6. 18. 20-22. xlvi. 5. 9, 10. xlviii. 12. Joel ii. 27.
But the Lord he is the true God; he is the living God.-Jer. x. 10. xxiii. 36. Matt. xvi. 16. John vi. 57.69.
Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles who can cause rain? &c. Art thou not he, O Lord our God? &c. Thou hast made all these things-Jer. xiv. 22.
We know, &c. that there is none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, &c. but to us there is but one God, &c. of whom are all things.-1 Cor. viii. 4-6. 1 Tim. ii. 5. Eph. iv. 6.
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, &c.-1 Tim. vi. 16.
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: Is there any thing too hard for me?-Jer. xxxii. 27. Ps. xlvi. 10.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus, &c.-John xvii. 3. 1 Thess. i. 9.
Turn from these vanities unto the living God, who made heaven, &c.Acts xiv. 15. 2 Cor. vi. 16. 1 Tim. iv. 10. 1 Thess. i. 9.
Who changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, &c. who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever, Amen.-Rom. i. 23. 25.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.-Heb. x. 31.
Worshipped him who liveth for ever and ever.-Rev. iv. 8-10. v. 14. x. 6. xv. 7.
The Angel swore by him who liveth for ever and ever, &c.—Rev. x. 5, 6. iv. 9.
See more of Worshipping of God, CHAP. XIV.
See Idolatry, CHAP. XXXVIII.
SPIRIT; OR THE TRINITY. GOD said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, &c. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him.-Gen. i. 26, 27. Col. i. 15-17. Heb. i. 2. Mal. ii. 10.
And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of Us, &c. Gen. iii. 22. Hosea xii. 4, 5.
And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, &c. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language.-Gen. xi. 6, 7. Isa. vi. 8.
Not so my Lord, &c. I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken, &c. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.' -Gen. xix. 18. 21. 24.
As captain of the Lord's host am I now come, &c. And Joshua, &c. did worship, &c.-Josh. v. 14, 15.
And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord who hath chosen Jerusalem, &c. -Zech. iii. 2.
All things are delivered unto me of
my Father: and no man knoweth the
OF THE ONE GOD,
The woman of Canaan came to
The eleven disciples went, &c. where Jesus had appointed them; and when they saw him, they wor shipped him, &c. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven, and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.-Matt. xxviii. 16-20.
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God only, &c. But, that ye may know, that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, he saith unto the sick, &c. Arise.-Mark ii. 7. 9-11.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, &c. The world was made by him, &c. And the Word was made flesh, &c.-John i. 1, 2. 10. 14.
Jesus, &c. knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man for he knew what was in man. John ii. 24, 25. Matt. xii. 25.
No man hath ascended, &c. but he who came down from heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven. -John iii. 13.
all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father: he who honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. -John v. 17, &c.
man ascend up where he was before? What and if ye shall see the Son of -John vi. 62.
Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work, &c. The Jews sought the more to kill him, because, &c. he said, God was his Father; making himself equal with God, &c. The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do for, whatsoever things he doth, these also doth the Son likewise, &c. As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will, &c. That
God? and Jesus said, &c.
greater than all: and none is able to My Father, who gave them me, is pluck them out of my Father's hand. lieve the works; that ye may know I and my Father are one, &c. Beand believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.-John x. 29, 30. 33. 35, 36. 38.
John xi. 14.
not on me, but on him who sent me.
come from God, and went to God.Jesus knowing, &c. that he was John xiii. 3.
known my Father also: and from If ye had known me, ye should have henceforth ye know him, and have Lord, shew us the Father and it sufseen him. Philip saith unto him, ficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet who hath seen me, hath seen the Fahast thou not known me, Philip? He ther, and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself: but the Father who dwelleth in me, He doeth the works. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, &c. Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, &c. I will Father, and he shall give you another pray the