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| Luké xxii. 41. Yea, fell on his Face, Matt.

xxvi. 39.

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. !

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the Jews.

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.
5. By Devoting our Selves wholly to his

Service, and to the Obedience of his
Commands, 1 Sam. XV. 22.


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.

Xxxiii. 31.

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Deut. vi. 4.
Hear, o Ifrael, The Lord our God is

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one Lord.

one God?

Quest. Home

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
to One : As there can be,
I. But One infinite Being.
2. One chiefest Good.
3. One Omnipotent. If One can do all

Things, What can there be for any other
to do?
One 17179, One Being of Beings, from
whom all other Beings proceed, and upon

whom they depend.
5. We are commanded to love this One

Lord with all our Hearts, Deut. vi. s.

Mark xii. 29, 30.
Veritas Christiana diftin&pronunciat Dems fi non
_unus eft non eft. Tertull.
The Heathen Philosophers saw this by the

Light of Nature.
Unus non numero fed universitate. Ruff.
Queft. 2. Wby then is God in Scripture usually
called by a Name of the Plural Number, as here,

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frequently 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. 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., 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.
2. The Son.
Job. 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. 5.

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

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

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.
Ejusdem substantia cum Patre. Tertull.
Quest. 4. What Necessity is there of our believing

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.

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