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Gen. i. 1. Eloheem bara, “ GOD
(plur.) made” (sing.). Plurality of persons and unity of essence. This phrase occurs thirty times
in the first chapter of Genesis.
See also Zech. i. 3; ii. 1-3.
Persons in the GODHEAD.
LORD were the heavens made, and all
mouth."5 2 Sam. xxxiii. 2. “ The Spirit of the
LORD spake by me, and His Word was in my tongue. The God of Israel said,
the Rock of Israel spake to me.” Isa. xlii. 1. “Behold my servant, whom
I uphold, mine elect in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment
to the Gentiles.” Isa. xlviii. 16. “I have not spoken in
secret from the beginning: from the time that it was there am I: and now the LORD God and His Spirit have
See also Isa. Ixiii. 9, 10; Dan. ix. 4, 17, 19. d. Cherubic representations."
1 Sam, iv. 6-8. “And when the Philistines
heard the noise of the shout, they said,
And they understood the ark of the LORD was come
And the Philistines were
into the camp.
5 The Personality and Divinity of the Word, Logos, Mimra da Jehovah. Kidder's Dem. Part 111. pp. 108, 109.
6 The Personality and Divinity of the Third Person, Ruach Hakkodesh. Dr. Allix's Judgment, p. 168. 7 Tertull. Adv. Prax, cxii.
These are referred to in deference to the views of the pious and learned Parkhurst, in v. 293.
he go up
afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore. Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilder
ness.” 1 Sam. vi. 20. “ And the men of Beth
shemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? and to whom shall
from us?” e. The clear testimony of the Old Testament to
the Unity of God, and its equally clear tes-
Israel, the LORD our God is one JE
name whereby He shall be called, The
LORD our Righteousness.”
LORD JEHOVAH put forth the form of
the Unity of this GODHEAD there
the Son, and the Holy Ghost. f. In the Old Testament the same names, attri
butes, titles, works, and honours are assigned
g. To these may fairly be added the testimonies
of the Apocryphal writers of the Old Testa-
gavest him Eve his wife for an helper
unto him an aid like unto himself.”
(compare Heb. i. 3), ix. i. 17; Judith
B. New Testament.
are mentioned together.
was baptized, went up straightway out
Son, in whom I am well pleased.”.
teach (make disciples of) all nations,
versities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
9 In the Hebrew (of Genesis i. 18) it is only “I will make.”—Dr. Allix: see his Judgment of the Jewish Church, gc. chap. VIII.
1 Pater auditur in voce, Filius manifestatur in carne, Spiritus Sanctus dignoscitur in columba.-August. In Joh. Trad. vi. 5, vol. III. part ii.
2 Athanas. Orat. cont. Arian. 11. 41, p. 508 ; Basil. De Spirit, Sanct. c. xviii. Compare 1 Cor. 14, 15. “I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius ; lest any should say that I had baptized in my OWN
tions, but the same LORD. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the
same God who worketh all in all.”3 2 Cor. xiii. 14. “The grace of the LORD
JESUS CHRIST, and the love of God, and the communion of the HOLY GHOST,
be with you all. Amen." Rev. i. 4, 5. “ Grace be unto you and
peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven spirits which are before His throne, and from JESUS CHRIST, the faithful Witness, and the first-begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the
kings of the earth." See also Luke i. 35. John xiv, 26; xv, 26;
xvi. 13, 14. Rom. viii. 27; xi. 36. Gal. iv. 6. Ephes. ii. 18; iv. 4-6.' Tit.
iii. 4–6. 1 Pet. i. 2, 3. Jude 20. 1.5 b. Indirect.
Preliminary remark. The value of indirect
testimony is universally and practically
Testament to the Unity of the
the LORD our God is one
Lord.” (2) The equally clear testimony of the New Testament to the
proper divinity of The FATIIER. John vi. 44-46.
can come to Me, except the
3 Bishop Pearson On the Creed. 4 Iren. v. xviii. 2; IV. vi. 7. Hipp. cont. Noet. 14, vol. 11. p. 16. Orig. Ad Rom. lib. VII. § 13. Athan. Orat, III. xv. p. 565.
5 I do not cite 1 John v. 7. But few minds can resist the cogency of the arguments which the late Greek Professor Porson and the Bishop of Ély have adduced against its genuineness.
Father which hath sent Me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He which is of GOD, He hath seen the Father.”
that the Son of God is come,
true God, and eternal life.” The Holy Ghost. Acts v. 3, 4. “And Peter
said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land ? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied
unto men, but unto God." The legitimate conclusion is that in the
L'nity of the GODHEAD there be three