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be spoken by the Lord, was con minds by way of remembrance: that firmed unto us by them who heard, ye may be mindful of the words which God also bearing witness both with were spoken before by the holy prosigns, &c. Heb. ii. 1-4. xii. 25. phets, and of the commandment of us

Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith, the apostles of the Lord and Saviour. Today if ye will hear his voice.Heb. Paul also, according to the wisdom iii. 7.

given unto him, hath written unto The word of God is quick and pow. you, as also in all his epistles, &c. erful, and sharper than any two-edged In which are some things hard to sword; piercing even to the dividing be understood, which they who are asunder of soul and spirit, &c.—Heb. unlearned, and unstable, wrest, as iv. 12.

they do also the other Scriptures, Every one who useth milk, is un- unto their own destruction,-2 Peter skilful in the word of righteousness. ii. 1, 2. 15, 16. Heb. v. 13.

And these things write we unto Begat he us with the word of truth, you, that your joy may be full.-1 &e. Be swift to hear, &c. the en- John i. 4. v. 13. grafted word, able to save, &c.-James He who doth not abide in the doci. 18, 19. 21. Eph. i. 13. y. 26. trine of Christ, hath not God, &c. 2. Tim. ii. 15.

If there come any unto you, and If ye fulfil the royal law, according bring not this doctrine, receive him to the Scripture, Thou shalt love, not into your house, neither bid him &c.--James ii. 8.

God-speed: for he who bids him Being born again not of corruptible God-speed, &c.—2 John 9. 11. seed, but &c. by. the word of God, It was needful for me to write to which liveth and abideth for ever. you, and exhort you, that

ye should And this is the word which by the earnestly contend for the faith which gospel is preached unto you.- Peter was once delivered unto the saints. 1. 23. 25.

I will put you in remembrance, though . As new born babes, desire the ye once knew, &c. Remember ye sincere milk of the word, that ye may the words which were spoken before grow thereby.-1 Peter i. 2.

of the apostles of our Lord Jesus I will not be negligent to put you Christ ; That they told you there always in remembrance of these things, should, &c. Jude 3. 5. 17. 18. though ye know them, and be esta- Christ sent and signified by his anblished in the present truth, &c. gel unto his servant John, the things Moreover, I will endeavour that you which must shortly come to pass, &c. may be able after my decease to have Blessed is he who readeth, and they these things always in remembrance: who hear the words of this prophecy, for we have, &c. We have also a and keep those things which are writmore sure word of prophecy, where- ten therein, &c. Write the things puto ye do well that ye take heed, as which thou hast seen, &c. Rev. i. unto a light which shineth in a dark 1.3. 19. place, &c. Knowing this first, that Ye shall not add unto the word no prophecy of the Scripture is of any which I command you, neither diprivate interpretation, for the pro- minish from it.--Deut. iv. 2. Matt. phecy came not in old for at any) xv. 3-6. time by the will of man; but holy Every word of God is pure, &c. men of God spake as they were moved Add thou not. unto his words, lest by the Holy Ghost.2 Peter i. 12, he reprove thee, and thou be found 13.-15, 16. 19–21.

a liar. Prov. xxx. 5, 6. This second epistle I write unto I testify, &c. if any man shall add Fou, in both which I stir up your pure unto these things, God shall add anto him the plagues which are written none other tike him; and who is in this book. And if any man shall greater, and more excellent than all take away from the words of the book other Beings : that He is a Spirit, of this prophecy, God shall take away eternal and unchangeable, and fills his part out of the book of life, &c. all places by his presence ; that his Rev. xxii. 18, 19.

happiness, knowledge, wisdom, and . Secret things belong to God; re- power are infinite; that he is pervealed things to us and our children, fectly good and gracious, righteous that we may do all the words of this and just, true and faithful, pure and law.-Deut. xxix. 29.

holy; and that, after all we do, or Pray for us, that the word of the can know of him, he is incompreLord may run, and be glorified.—2 hensible. Thess. iii. 1.

See that ye refuse not him who . Sect. I. His Names, and Titles. speaketh : for if they escaped not, In the beginning God created the who refused him who spake on earth; heavens, &c.—Gen. i. 1. much more shall not we escape, if

And the Lord God formed man, we turn away from him who speaketh &c.-Gen. ii. 7. xv. 7. xxviii. 13. from heaven. Heb. xii. 25.

Then began .man to call upon the The parable of the good seed, soun name of the Lord.—Gen. iv. 26. in good and bad ground; and the And he was the priest of the Most success thereof:-Matt. xiii. 3, &c. High God, &c.-Gen. xiv. 18-20.

Men by their traditions make void The Lord appeared unto Abraham, the word of God, reject the command and said, I am the Almighty God, of God, making the word of God of &c.—Gen. xvii. 1. xxviii. 3. Rev. none effect.-Mark vii. 7-9. 13." xxi. 22. See preaching of the word, CHAP.

The Name of the Lord, the everlasting God.-Gen. xxi. 33.

The Lord, the God of heaven, and CHAP. II.

the God of the earth.Gen. xxiv.

3. 7. Of God: His Nature, Attributes,

And God said unto Moses, I AM and IVorks.

that I am, &c. Thus shall you say, That which may be known of God is &c. I am hath sent me unto you. manifest : for, the heavens declare The Lord God of your fathers, the the glory of God, and the firmament God of Abraham, the God of Ísaac, sheweth his handy work : so that we and the God of Jacob hath sent me, are without excuse, if, by the things &c. This is my name for ever; and which are made, we do not clearly this is my memorial unto all generaperceive and understand his eternal tions. The Lord God of the Hebrews, power and Godhead.

&c.-Exod. iii. 6. 14, 15. ix. 1. 13.. The Lord is also known by the I appeared unto Abraham, &c. by judgment which he executeth. the name of God Almighty; but by

But the scriptures having given us my name JEHOVAH was I not a plainer and fuller account of the known unto them.--Exod. yi. 2, 3. divine Being, than the reason of man Isa. xii. 2. xxvi. 4. can discover of itself; the best and And the Lord, &c. proclaimed easiest way of coming to the right the name of the Lord. The Lord knowledge of God, is by his word. God, merciful and gracious, &c. The From whence we learn, that He is Lord, whose name is Jealons, is a the Maker, Preserver and Governor jealous God.—Exod. xxxiv. 5, 6. 14. of all things : that he is a Being every xxxiii. 19. way perfect; the only God; who hath The Lord, the God of the spirits,

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of all flesh. Numb. xvii. 16. xvi. Now the God of peace be with you 22.

all, &c.-Rom. xv. 33. That thou mayest fear this glorious God is not the author of confusion, and fearful name, The Lord thy God. but of peace. Cor. xiv. 33. Heb, Deut. xxviii. 58.

xiji. 20. 1. The Lord God of gods, the Lord God is light; and in him is na God of gods, &c.—Josh. xxii. 22. darkness, John i. 5. Jam. i. 17.

To sacrifice to the Lord of hosts God is love.-1 John ix. 8. 16. in Shiloh, &c.—1 Sam. j. 3. 11. Jer. And the Lord God of the holy proxlvi. 18.

phets sent, &c.—Rev. xxii. 6. The Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, &c.-- Sam. xvii.

Sect. II. He is a Spirit. 45. Isa. xxviii. 29.

God is a Spirit.-John iv. 24. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, &c.—2 Sam. Secr. 111. His Excellency, Majesty, xxiii. 3.

Greatness, Perfection, Glory, So• Extol him who rideth upon the

vereignty, and Absoluteness. His

Providence. heavens, by his name Jah, &c.--Ps. Isvää. 4.

He created the world, and all things That men may know that thou, in it. Gen. i. ij. Ps.c. 3. civ, cxxxvi. whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art 5, 6. &c. Prov. xxii. 2. Ps. cxxxix. the Most High over all the earth.--Ps. 13, 14. :: Ixxxiii. 18.

And the fear of you, &c. shall be Let them praise thy great, and ter- upon every beast, &c. rible name, for it is Holy.-Ps. band are they delivered, &c. Every xcix. 3.

moving thing that liveth shall be Holy and Reverend is his name. meat for you, &c. I have given you all -Ps. cix. 9.

things. Neither shall there be any They have provoked the Holy One more a flood to destroy the earth. of Israel.-Isa. i. 4. Ezek. xxxix. 7. Gen. ix. 2, 3. 11. I am the Lord, That is my name;

When men endeavoured to prevent and my glory will I not give unto their being scattered, God scattered another. Isa. xlii. 8. Jer. xvi. 21. them by confounding their language. · As for our Redeemer, the Lord Gen. xi. 4, 5, &c. of hosts is his name, The Holy One And the Lord said to Abraham, &c. of Israel.-Isa. xlvii. 4. liv. 5. Jer. Lift up thine eyes, &c. For all the Xxxii. 18.

land which thou seest, to thee will O the Hope of Israel, the Saviour I give it, and to thy seed for ever. thereof, &c.---Jer. xiv. 8.

-Gen. xiii. 14-17. Exod. ix, 29. I will sanctify my great' name, &c. Ps. xxiv. 1. 1 Cor. x. 26. 28. And the heathen shall know that I The priest of the most high God, am the Lord. Ezek. xxxvi. 23. The most high God, possessor of : So will I make my holy name heaven and earth.—Gen, xiy. 18known in the midst of my people 20. 22. Ps. ix. 2. Josh. ij. 11. Israet. and the heathen shall know Who hath made man's mouth?; or that I am the Lord, the holy One who hath made the dumb, or deaf, of Israel. Ezek. xxxix. 7.

or the seeing ? &c. Have not I the The Lord the God of hosts is his Lord - Exod. iv. 11. name.-Amos iv. 13. v. 27.

I am the Lord : and I will bring The Lord hath sworn by the ex- you out from under the burdens of the cellency of Jacob.—Amos viii. 7. Egyptians, and I will rid you out

Now the God of patience and con- of their bondage, and I will redeem solation grant, &c. Rom. xv. 5. 33. you with a stretched-out arm, and

I will sever,

with great judgments, &c.Exod. vi. . As truly as I live, all the earth 6, 7.

shall be filled with the glory of the That thou mayest know, that there Lord; because all those men who is none like unto the Lord our God. have seen my glory, and my miracles,

&c. To the end thou &c.—Numb. xiv. 21, 22. mayest know that I am the Lord in Balaam said, &c. All that the Lord the midst of the earth. Exod. viii. speaketh, that I must do.-Numb. 10..22.. ix. 14. 16. X. 2.

xxiii. 26. Thy right hand, O Lord, is become Let the Lord God of the spirits of glorious in power, &c. hath dashed all flesh set a man, &c.—Numb. xxvii. in pieces the enemy; and in the 16. xvi. 22. greatness of thine excellency thou O Lord God, thou hast begun to hast overthrown, &c. With the blast shew thy servant thy greatness and of thy nostrils the waters were ga- thy mighty hand: for what God is hered, &c. Who is like unto thee, o there in heaven, or in earth, that can Lord, amongst the gods ? &c. Glo- do according to thy works, and acrious in holiness, fearful in praises, cording to thy might !--Deut. iii. 24. doing wonders, &c. The Lord shall The Lord thy God is a consuming reign for ever and ever.—Exod. xv. 6 fire, a jealous God. Did ever people 8. 11. 15-18. Ps.cxlvi. 10. Rev. hear the voice of God, speaking out xix. 6.

of the midst of the fire, as thou hast I know that the Lord is greater heard and live? The Lord he is God than all gods: for in the thing they in heaven above, and upon the earth dealt proudly, he was above them.. beneath, there is none else. Deut. Exod. xviii. 11.

iv. 24. 33. 39. v. 24-26. And mount Sinai was altogether on The Lord thy God is among you, a smoke, because the Lord descended, a mighty God, and terrible. Deut. &c. And the whole mount quaked vii. 21. Nehem. i. 5. iv. 14. greatly.- Exod. xix. 18. xx. 18, 19. The Lord thy God, he who goeth

And the glory of the Lord abode before thee, is a consuming fire, &c. upon mount Sinai, &c. And the sight Thine inheritance, which thou hast of the glory of the Lord was like de- redeemed through thy greatness, &c. vouring fire on the top of the mount, -Deut. ix. 3. 26. Isa. Ix. 16. &c.—Exod. xxiv. 16, 17. Ezek. ii. Behold the heaven, and the heaven 23. viii. 4. ix. 3.

of heavens is the Lord's thy God; the There will. I meet with the children earth also with all that therein is. of Israel, and they shall be sanctified For the Lord your God is God of by my glory.—Exod. xxix. 43. gods, and Lord of lords ; a great

I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. God, mighty and terrible; who reThou canst not-see my face; for there gardeth not persons, nor taketh shall no man see me, and live. And reward. Deut. x. 14. 17. Josh. it shall come to pass while my glory xxii. 22. passeth by; that I will put thee in a And know you, &c. The Lord Clift, &c.Exod. xxxiii. 18. 20. 22. your God, his greatness, his mighty • I will do marvels, such as have not hand, and his stretched-out arm, and been done in all the earth, &c. And his miracles, and his acts which he all the people, &c. shall see the work did, &c.—Deut. xi. 2, 3. of the Lord, for it is a terrible thing Thou mayest fear this glorious and that I will do with thee.—Exod. fearful name, The Lord thy God. Xxxiv. 10.

Deut. xxviii. 58. The glory of the Lord filled the Ascribe ye greatness unto our God, tabernacle. - Exod. xl. 34, 35. Levit. the Rook; his work is perfect ; all ix. 23. Numb. xiv. 10. xvi. 42. ·bis ways are judgment, &c. Wheb the most High divided, &c. See not the gods of the people are idols; but that I, I am he, and there is no god the Lord made the heavens. Glory with me; I kill, and I make alive, and honour are in his presence, I wound, and I heal: neither is there strength and gladness are in his place. any who can deliver out of my hand. Give unto the Lord the glory due For I lift up my hand to heaven, &c. unto his name.--I Chron. xvi. 24, -Deut. xxxii. 3, 4. 8. 39, 40. &c. &c. Ps. xcvi. 4, 5.

There is none like unto the God Thine, Q: Lord, is the greatness, of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the and the glory, and the victory, and heaven in thy help, and in his excel. the majesty for all in heaven and in lency on the sky: the eternal God is earth is thine : thine is the kingdom, thy refnge; and underneath are the O Lord; and thou art exalted above everlasting arms, and he shall thrust all. Both riches and honour come of ont, &c.-Deut. xxxiii. 26, 27, thee, and thou reignest over all, and

There is none beside thee; neither in thine hand is power and mights is there any rock like our God, &c. and in thine hand it is to make great, The Lord is a God of knowledge, and and to give strength unto all.-1 Chron. by him actions are weighed, &c. The xxix. 11, 12.

. Lord killeth, and maketh alive; he - Blessed be thy glorious name, who bringeth down to the grave, and bring- art exalted above all blessing and eth op. The Lord maketh poor, and praises : thou, thou art Lord alone ; maketh rich; he bringeth low, and thou hast made heaven, &c. And lifteth up: he raiseth up the poor, thou preservest them all.--Nehem, ix. &c. So the pillars of the earth are 5, 6. the Lord's, and he hath set the world The Lord gave, and the Lord hath upon them. He will keep the feet of taken away. Job i. 21. his saints, &c.—1 Sam. ii. 2, &c. God, &c. who doeth great things Job ix. 9.

and unsearchable, without number: Who is able to stand before this who giveth rain upon the earth, and holy Lord God ?- Sam. vi. 20. sendeth waters' upon the fields, to set

Thou art great, O Lord God: for up on high those who are low, &c. there is none like thee; neither is He disappointeth the devices of the there any God beside thee.--2 Sam. crafty, so that their hands cannot pervii. 22. 1 Chron. xvi. 20.

form, &c.-Job v. 8-12, &c. The earth shook and trembled, the Canst thou by searching find out foundations of heaven moved and God? Canst thou find out the Alshook, because he was wrath. There mighty to perfection ? &c. If he cut went up a smoke out of his nostrils ; off (or make a change), and shut up, and fire out of his mouth devoured, or gather together, then who can hin&c.—2 Sam. xxii. 8-12. Ps. Xyiii. der him ? &c.Job xi. 7-10. ix. 10

13, &c. xxiii, 13, 14. xxxvi. 23. The glory of the Lord hath filled Ps. lxxvii. 19. the house. - 1 Kings viii. 11.

Who knoweth not in all these, that Thou art the God; thou alone, of the hand of the Lord hath wrought all the kingdoms of the earth ; thou this ? in whose hand is the soul of hast made heaven and earth.--2 Kings every living thing, and the breath of xix. 15.

all mankind, &c. With him is wis. The heaven and heaven of heavens dom and strength, he hath counsel and cannot contain him.--2 Chron. ä. understanding. Behold, he breaketh 6. vi. 18.

down, and it cannot be built up again Declare his glory, &c. For great he shutteth up a man, and there can is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; be no opening; be withholdeth the to be feared above all gods : for al waters, and they dry up, &c. he leadeth

7, &c.

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