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4. It is the greatest Comfort in all Condi
tions, Pfal. xxvii. 13. 5. A firm Belief of this, will confirm our
Faith in all the Affertions, Threatnings, and Promises of God; and so is the only Way to get to Heaven.
He b. xi. 6. He that cometh unto God, must be
lieve that he is, and that be is a
Rewarder of them that diligently ..feek him.
Quest. 2. What Arguments have we to prove that
God is ? ' 1. From the Order of Causes: For of every
Effect there must be a Cause, till we come to the first and universal Cause of all Things. Every Thing that is, was either made, or not
made ; if made, it must be made by some
thing that was not made. * For every Thing that is, is an Argument that . God is, Rom. i. 20. 1. All Things above'us; Sun, Moon, Stars,
Clouds, Psal. xix. 1. Atts 14. 16, 17. 2. About us; Men, Trees, Beasts, Birds, &c. 3. Beneath us ; the Earth, Flowers, Plants. 4. Within us; our Souls and Bodies, Zach.xii.r. 2. From the natural Conscience that accuseth, i or else excuseth Men for their Actions,
Rom. ii. 14, 15. Isa. xxxiii. 14.. 2. From the Miracles wrought in all Ages;
which being above the Power of Natural Çauses, must needs argue a Supernatural
Being, Pfal. xliv. 1. Pfai. lxxii. 18.
Things to come.
Nulla gens usquam est adeo contra leges, moresque .. projecta ut non aliquos Deos credat. Senec. Nulla' gens tam fera eft, nemo omnium tam immanis
cujus mentem non imbuerit Deorum opinio. Cic. So that this Article, Credo in Deum, is acknow
ledged by all. ; Quest. 3. What are we to Believe concerning
God ? ..!. He is but One, Deut. vi. 4. Isai. xliv. 6. ifa. xlv. 5, 6, Ifa. xliv. 8.
2. There be Three Persons in this Godhead,
every One of which is that One Eter:
nal God, Matt. xxviii. 10. I Fob. v. 7... 3. That he is an absolute independent self
existing Being, Exod. iii. 14. Therefore called, 1978 1977 sy!, Kuere, from wew, anciently the same with úrapros and cm. 4. He is every where, and knows every Thing, * Psal. cxxxix. 7. Heb. iv. 13 5. That he is Almighty, and can do what
soever he pleases, Matt. xix. 26. 6. That by this Almighty Power, he made and still preserveth all Things, Gen. i. 1:
A&t. xvii. 28. Matt. X. 29, 30. 7. That all infinite Perfedions whatsoever are
concentred in him, Pfal. xi. 7. Ifa. XXX. 18.
xxxiv, 6, 7. I Tim. i. 17. Pfal. cxlvii. 1. 8. He will reward all those that diligently
seek him.... . ............. .. . ;
1. In this Life. .. 2. In that to Come.
i infinite Tu, Psal. Plal. cxlviniligently
Jou n iv. 24.
Queft. 1. Herefore is God said to be a Spirit ?
VV And what Conceptions are we there" fore to bave of bim? .... 1. "Being a Spirit, he is a living Substance ;
for tho' all living Things be not Spirits, · every Spirit is a living Thing. The Soul and Angels are' Spirits, therefore
live, but not in themselves, Ad. xvii. 18. God lives in and of himself, Fob. V. 26. Psal. XXXVI.
. .., 2. He is Incorporeal, or without Body, Luke The Anthropomorphite and Audiarii of Old,and so
fome New Hereticks, have asserted God to have a Body, contrary to Rom. i. 23. Ifai.
xl. 18. OBJECT. God is said to have an Head, Dan. yii. 9. Face, Pfal. xxvij. 8. Pfal. xxxiv, 6. Eyes, Psal. xxxiv. 15. Hands, Psal. xxxvili, 3. Axt. iy. 28. Mouth,Matt. iv. 4. Ears,Pfal. xxxi, 3. Arms, Exod. vi. 6. Ifa. liji. 1. Fingers, Exod. xxxi. 18. Bowels, Ifa. Ixiii, 15.
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God in these Things speaks after the manner of Men, and to our Capacity.
We see by the Eye; -by chat cherefore God Signifies to us his Omniscience, &c.