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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 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
Conceits, or making any Picture or Image
of him, Deut. iv. 14, 15, 16,
2. We are to Worship him, not only with

external, but likewise with internal Worr
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 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.

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Worship God thus in Spirit and Truth.

Confider,
3. This is the only Worfhip that is acceptable

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.

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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.
Veritas Christiana diftin&pronunciat Deus fi non

unus eft non eft. Tertull.
The Heathen Philosophers saw this by the
: Light of Nature.

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?

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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.
Fob. xx. 28.
A&t. XX. 28.
I Tim. iii. 16. ..
1 Joh. v. 29.
Rom. ix. S.'

Phil. ij. 6, 7. 3. The Holy Ghost is also plainly asserted to be God.

A&. V. 3, 4. o
1 Cor. vi. 19.,

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