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THE SCRIPTURES

AND

THE ARIANS

COMPARED

IN THEIR ACCOUNTS OF

GOD THE FATHER

AND

GOD THE SON:

BY WAY OF REJOINDER TO A PAMPHLET,

ENTITLED,

THE SCRIPTURE AND THE ATHANASIANS COMPARED,

&c.

IN TWO PARTS.

Let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined. Psalm x. 2.

THE SCRIPTURES

AND

THE ARIANS

COMPARED, &c.

PART I.

I SHALL lay before the reader the plain account of Scripture in one column, and the true account of what the modern Arian scheme is in the other : which I will endeavour to make as plain as any thing of that nature can be; and leave the reader to judge whether it be agreeable to Scripture or no, and so choose or refuse it after a rational and faithful examination.

SCRIPTURE.

ARIANISM. There is but one God, one Our modern Arians all impliadorable GoDa, Jehovahb, and citly or consequentially teach, some God of Israel. Before whom was expressly say, that there are more there no GoD formed, neither Gods than one : two Gods at least, will there be after him. This

both of them adorable, and to be one God will not give his glory served with religious worship. One to anotherd ; that is, will not the other in duration", and in every allow any other God to claim perfection. The greater God has the glory of being adored, either given the glory of religious woragainst him, or with him ; being ship to the lesser God; thereby, extremely jealous e of his hononr, so far, resigning up his peculiar the honour of being served with privilege, and his appropriate horeligious worship, which both

of the Gods is supposed to be after

a Exod. xx. 3. Isa. xliv. 8. xlv. 5. i Cor. viii. 4. b Deut. vi. 4. Mark

c Isa. xii. 29. Isa. xlv. 21. xlii. 8. xliii. 10.

a The Scriptures and Athanasians Compared, p.4.

nours : only the glory of being under the Old and New Testa

underived, which he cannot possibly ment was due to God alone f, give away if he would, he will note and by which his superlative (good reason why) part with at MAJESTY and peerless perfec- and praise, however, is common to

The sacrifice of prayer tions are to be acknowledged 5

any rate.

both the Gods; who are accordthrough the whole creation.

ingly to be honoured with the like outward acts of worship, to be made higher or lower worship by the worshipper's inward intention; and there are

no outward acts left whereby common Christians may visibly distinguish the supreme God from the inferior God; though one be infinitely more excellent than the other; and though reason itself teaches that there ought to be as great a difference between the outward honours paid to this God, and that God, as there is between this God and that God.

SCRIPTURE.

ARIANISM. Our Lord JESUS CHRIST is Our Lord Jesus Christ is by no LORD Godh, Jehovahi, (a title means necessarily existing", but expressing necessary existence precarious in existence, and de

d Isa. xlii. 8. xlviii. II. e Exod. XX. 5. xxxiv. 14. i Matth. iv. 1o. Rev. xix. 10. xxii. 9. 8 2 Kings xix. 15. Isa. xl. 9, 10, &c. xlv. 5, 6, 7. Jer. x. 10, 11, &c. h Luke i. 16, 17. John xx. 28. i Compare Isa. vi. with John xü.41. Zech. xii. 10. with John xix. 37. Psalm cii. 25. with Heb. i. 10. Zech, xi. 12. with Matt. xxvii.

Isa. xl. 3. with Mark i. 3. Hosea i. 7. with Luke ii. 11.

b Mr. Whiston plainly; the rest covertly. c Modest Plea, &c. Continued, p. 7. Reply to Dr. Waterland's Defence, p. 201.

d Modest Plea, &c. p. 17, 217. Second letter to Dr. Mangey, p. 27.

9, 10.

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