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hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second Psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Rom. i. 4. Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

And, lastly, * as being raised from the dead, he was made by God, the heir of all things. Heb. i. 2, 5. God hath in these latter days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.- For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son.

3. Q. In which of these respects do you here profess to believe that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God?

A. Precisely speaking, in none of them all; though yet I acknowledge the most of them to be so proper to him, as not to be capable of being applied to any other. But when I here profess Christ to be God's only Son, I do it upon a much higher and more excellent foundation; namely, upon the account of his eternal generation, and that communication which God the Father thereby made of the Divine Nature to him.

4. Q. Do you then look upon Christ to have the same Divine Nature with the Father; and so to have been from all eternity, God, together with him?

A. If I believe the Scriptures to give a true account of the nature of Christ, so I must believe: for I find the same evidences in them of the Godhead of Christ, that I do of that of the Father,

5. Q. What be those evidences ? A. First, they give the name of God to bim; and


that in such a manner as plainly shews it to be understood in its most proper import and signification. John, i. 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 28. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord, and my God.

God. Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. 1 Tim. iii. 16. Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. Phil. ii. 6. Jesus Christ, who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. 1 John, V. 20.

We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

PROOFS SUBJOINED.—Psalm xiv. 6, 7. Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge. O that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion. When the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Isaiah, vii. 14. Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. ix. 6. His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Acts, xx. 28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Secondly, they ascribe the most proper and incom

municable Attributes of God to him, such as OMNIPOTENCE. John, v. 17, 18. Jesus answered them, my Fa. ther worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his father, making himself equal with God. Rev. i. 8. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. xi. 17. We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art and wrast, and art to come ; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.- ONNISCIENCE. John, xvi. 30. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee : by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. xxi. 17. Peter said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. Luke, vi. 8. Comp. John, ii. 24, 25. Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. Jobu. Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man : for he knew what was in man. Rev. ii. 23. All the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts.

IMMENSITY. Matt. xviii. 20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. xxviii. 20. Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. John, iii. 13. And no man huth ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man, which is in heaven.

Immutability. Heb.i. 11, 12. They shall perish, but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth

a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. xii. 8. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

And even ETERNITY itself. Rev. viii. 17. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord. I am the first and the last. xxii. 13. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Prov. viii. 22. The Lord possest me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. Micah, v. 2. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto me, that is to be ruler in Israel; whose going's forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Isaiah, ix. 6, 7. The Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for


To him, thirdly, they ascribe such works, as can belong to none that is not God. The CREATION of the world. John, i. 3, 10. All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. Col. i. 16. For by him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or pousers : all things were created by him, and for him. Heb. i. 2, 10. God hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the

worlds. Thou,


Lord, in the beginning, hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thine hands. The Preservation of it. Heb. i. 3. Upholding all things by the word of his power. The power of miracles even to the raising of the dead. John, v. 21, 36. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them ; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. But I have greater uitness than that of John:

for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. vi. 40. This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Mission of the Holy Ghost. John, xv. 26. When the comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. xvi. 7, 14. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for

go away: for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. He shall glorify me: for ye

for ye shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

And in short, all the works of grace and regeneration. John, v. 21. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them ; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. x. 16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring', and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. xiii. 18. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen. Acts, xvii. 31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given

you that I

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