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| Luké xxii. 41. Yea, fell on his Face, Matt.
St. Paul kneeled, Eph. iii. 14. A&t. xxi. 5. Çonfefsing, Praying, Praising: Then the Sacraments are external Rites, yet necessary to be used.
We are therefore to worship in Spirig and in Truth. That is, 1. Not with Types or Shadows of Things to
come as in the Old Testament, but according to the Truth of them exhibited in the
New, Job. i. 17. c. xvii. 17. Ου δια συμβόλων και το πων, αλλ' ή φησιν ο Σωτής, e prévue ng aanleio... Euseb... 2. Not under any bodily Shape, because he
is a Spirit. The Samaritans here spoken of worshipped
him under the Representation of a Dove, upon Mount Garizin : Hence their Worship
is called 1777 177119, Strange Worship, by This was not to worship in Truth, Rom. i.
23, 25. But we are to worship God only as a Spirit,
and so truly, not entertaining our gross Conceits, or making any Picture or Image
of him, Deut. iv. 14, 15, 16, 3. We are to Worship him, not only with external, but likewise with internal Wor
ship 1. By performing all our Devotions with
our Minds as well as Bodies to him,
I Cor. xiv. 15. 2. By preferring him in our Judgments before all Things else, Pfal. lxxiii. 25. !
3. By submitting and bowing our Wills to
his, Luk. xxii. 42. 4. By putting our Trust and Confidence al
ways in him, Psal. xxxvii. 3, 4, 5, 6.
Service, and to the Obedience of his
Worship God thus in Spirit and Truth.
Confider, 1. This is the only Worship that is acceptable
in his Sight, Ifa.i. II, 12. 2. That is agreeable to his Nature'if for he
is a Spirit, and knows the Heart, Exek.
Deut. vi. 4.
To w doth it appear that there is but
guar 1. From Scripture, Deut. iv.35: Psal. xviii. 31, Isa.xlịv.6,8. Ifa.xlvi... Epbiv.6. Cor, viii.4,6.
Maimonid: 2. From Reason. Even from the Essential
Properties of God, which can belong but
Things, What can there be for any other
whom they depend.
Lord with all our Hearts, Deut. vi. s.
Mark xii. 29, 30.
Light of Nature.
, so )
To denote, That tho' there is but One God, there is a Plurality of Persons, every One of which is this One God. The
first Plural Number is Three ; and therefore a Trinity seems to be implied in the Word. Quest. 3. What ground have we to believe this
great Mystery, that there are Three Perfons in
the Godhead? This cannot be proved from Reason, but only from Scripture. 1.From the Old Testament,Gen.1. 1,2,3. Pfal.xxxiii.
6,26. Gen. xix. 24. VII nxD 71007 1717,
2 Sam. xxiii. 2. Numb.vi, 24, 25, 26. Ifa. vi. 3. 2. From the New Testament, Matt.iii
. 16, 17. Pater auditur in voce, filius manifeftatur in carne, Sp. S. dignoscitur in columba. Auguft.
Voce Pater, natus corpore, flamen ave.
Matt. xxviii. 19: Fob. xiv. 26. c. XV, 26. c. xvi. 13, 14. Luk. i. 35, 2 Cor. xiii. 14. 1 Joh. v. 7.
This further appears, in that the Scripture afferts Three Persons to be God.
1. The Father.
Things ; as Cole i. 14, 15, 16.
Phil. ij. 6, 7.
A. V. 3, 4.
Yet these Three all are One God, 1 Joh. v. 7. Kai STOL oi tpas šv sin, i Cor. xii. 4, 5, 6.
This hath been the constant Doctrine of the Church in all Ages.
Christ was also believed, oposao.
this Article ? 1. It is necessary to our right believing in the
true God, the Father Almighty : For he that doth not believe in him, as he is Revealed, doth not believe in him aright, Fob. xvii. 3: 2. It is necessary to distinguish us from Jews,
Turks and Heathens. 3. It is necessary to confirm our Faith in
Christ's Merits and Mediation for us,
Heb. X. 4.
Matt. xi. 25
Queft. 5. What Use are we to make of this
Truth? 1. It should stir us 'up to more Thankfulness
to God. 1. For revealing this great Mystery to us, 2. For sending this his Son to die for us,
Fob. iii. 16. Rom. v. 8. 1 Job. iv. 2. It should teach us to Honour and Worship
the Son and Holy Ghost as God, Job. v. 22, 23. Heb. i. 6. 1. To love him, Matt. X. 37. i Cor. xvi. 22. 2. To pray to him, A&t. 7. 59. 3. To praise Christ, Rev. v. 13, 14.