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by the power of the Spirit of God.” (Ver. 19.) “ And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” (1 Cor. ii. 4, 5.) “ It is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (Ver. 9, 10.) “ But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (vi. 11.) “ For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body.” (xii. 13.) “ God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.” (2 Cor. v. 5.) “That we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." (Gal. iii. 14.) “ And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts.” (iv. 6.) “ For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.” (v. 5.) “ If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (ver. 25, “Sealed with that holy Spirit of promise." (Eph.i. 13.) “For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” (ii. 18.) “ Whereby, when ye read, ye may underderstand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto the holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.” (iii. 4, 5.) “There is one Spirit, one Lord, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (iv. 4–6.) “ And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby ye are sealed.” (Ver. 30.) “ The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth; proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.” (v. 9, 10.) • And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (vi. 17.) For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.” (Phil. i. 19.) “ For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost.” (1 Thess. i. 5.) “Quench not the Spirit.” (v. 19.) “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit.” (2 Thess. ii. 13.) The same agent who was then is now, and ever will be, worlds without end. “ 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.” (1 Tipi. iii. 16.) “ Now the Spirit speaketh expressly.” &c. (iv. 1.) “ That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.” (2 Tim. i. 14.) “ According to his mercy Fle saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour.(Tit.jij.5,6.) “God also bearing them wit. ness both with signs and wonders, and with divers

miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost,” (Heb. ii. 4.) “Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith,” &c. (iii. 7.) “ For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance.” (vi. 4, 6.) “The Holy Ghost this signifying.” (ix. 8.) “ How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God." (14.) “Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us.” (x. 15.) “ Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.” (1 Pet. 1, 2.) “ Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace which should come unto you; searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” (ver. 10–12.) “Being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit : by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison. (iii. 18.) - If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you.” (iv. 14.) “ Hereby know ye the Spirit of God; every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God.” (1 John iv. 2.) “ Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given unto us of his Spirit.” (ver. 13.) “ For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one." (v. 7.) “ But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” (Jude 20.) “ I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.” (Rev. i. 10.) “ He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (ii. 7.) “And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (xiv. 13.)

CHAPTER VI.

We have now terminated this long research, the result of which has ascertained, that in addition to the Father of all comfort, and God of consolation, who, with his Almighty Son, the blessed Prince of peace, are one in operation, there does exist another Comforter, the blessed eternal Spirit, which proceedeth from both, who ever acts in full co-operation with the paternal and the filial Deity, and must therefore be equal to both in the glory of his nature; and the greatness of his attributes is so represented by the whole mass and tenor of Scripture, and is so announced by the solemn rite of baptism. It having pleased supreme wisdom to impart this wonderful communication to us, and referring to the admirable essay on the Trinity already inserted, we would inquire, whether it is not perfectly reconcilable to our very feeble reason to believe, and indeed, whether it does not appear more rational to believe than disbelieve, that from the God of love there should eternally proceed a being or beings, (for as to the knowledge of the number, we are solely indebted to Revela

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