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Luke' xxii. 41. Yea, fell on his Face, Matt. xxvi. 39.
St. Paul kneeled, Eph. iii. 14. A&t. xxi. 5. Confefsing, Praying, Praising: Then the sacraments are external Rites, yet necessary to be used.
We are therefore to worship in Spirit and in Truth. That is, 1. Nor 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. í. 17. c. xvii. 17.. Qui dici ovubówr xij Tú mov, amint ahoe Eunis, i prévuilta ng aanleiç... 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 077139, Strange Worship, by the Jews. 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
external, but likewise with internal Worr
our Minds as well as Bodies to him,
I Cor. xiv, 15. 2. By preferring him in our Judgments be
fore 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 a
ways in him, Psal. xxxvii. 3, 4, 5, 6. 5. By Devoting our Selves wholly to his
Service, and to the Obedience of his · Commands, I Sam. XV. 22.
in his Sight, Ifa. i. 11, 12. , 1701 2. That is agreeable to his Nature'nt for he
is a Spirit, and knows the Heart, Exek. Xxxiii. 31.
Deu T. yi. 4. Hear, 0 Ifrael, The Lord our God in
one Lord. Queft. 1. H ow doth it appear that there is but
... one God? 1. From Scripture, Deut.iv. 35. Psal. xviii. 21.
Ifa.xlịv.6,8. Ifa.xlvi.g. Epbivib. 1Cor, viii. 4,6. - 1nad Trix yin! j'NL ng Ohya, Maimonid. 2. From Reason. , Even from the Essential * Properties of God, which can belong but
to One: As there can be, I: But One infinite Being... .. i 2. One chiefest Good.* 3. One Omnipotent. If One can do all
Things, What can there be for any other
to do? " 4. One M7179, One Being of Beings, from
whom all other Beings proceed, and upon
whom they depend.“ s. We are commanded to love this One
Lord with all our Hearts, Deut. vi. 5.'
Mark xii. 29, 30.
unus eft non eft. Tertull.
Unus non numero sed universitate. Ruff. Quest. 2. Wby then is God in Scripture usually called by a Name of the Plural Number, as here, fréquently elsewhere?
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.
Queft. 3. What ground have we to believe this ... great Mystery, that there are Three Persons 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. mini no 71000 717,
2 Sam. xxiii. 2. Numb.vi, 24, 25, 26. Isa. vi. 3. 2. From the New Testament, Matt.iii. 16, 17.
Pater auditur in voće, filius manifeftatur in carne, Sp. S. dignofcitur in columba. Auguft.", ".
Voce Pater, natus, corpore, flamen ave. s'est : Matt. xxviii. 19: 7öb. 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. L; 2. The Son. "
Fob. i. 1, 2. where 'tis said he made all
Things ; as Cole i. 14, 15, 16.
Phil. ij. 6, 7. 3. The Holy Ghost is also plainly asserted to be God.
A&. V. 3, 4. o