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INDEX AND SUMMARY OF CONTENTS.
8, 9, 10.
and creeds, not essential to salvation -- 11, 12, 13.
mystery — 18.
Christians — 19, 20, 21.
faith and communion - 68.
TRINITARIANISM UNREASONABLE AND UNSCRIPTURAL.
Pages 27 – 30.
expressive of ideas, and for that reason ought to be defined — 36, 37, 38, 39.
Addresses to the Trinity, barbarous, insipid, and savouring of scholastic theology
40, 41. The doctrine of the Trinity not revealed before the Christian era, and unknown to
the Jews - 42—45. The Trinity, and the Deity of Christ, doctrines not revealed before the day of
Pentecost; and not expressly mentioned in the Gospels, particularly in those
of Matthew, Mark, and Luke — 46, 47. Not dwelt on in the Acts of the Apostles — 48. No doctrines not previously taught by Christ inculcated in the Epistles — 49, 50. The Deity of Christ certainly not taught in the Apocalypse so clearly as in St.
John's Gospel - 572. The texts in the Gospel of John thought most clearly to establish the Deity of
Christ and of the Holy Ghost, otherwise interpreted - 302-15, 325-7, 331, 349,
353-6, 361, 367-8, 372-3, 383-4. The doctrine of a Triune God, or its separate elements, not expressly revealed
anywhere in the Scriptures, and cannot be proved from Holy Writ – 51–55.
The Unity of God, a fundamental principle of natural and revealed religion
56, 57. Necessary existence, essential to the notion of a God 56, 57, 59. God the Father only, underived ; the Son and the Holy Ghost, in their highest
nature, derived from, inferior to, and dependent on, the Father 35, 58-60,
268, 276, 336, 370-1. As Mediator, or as God-man, our Lord the agent and servant of the Father, and
inferior to him. All obedience necessarily implies a superior – 61, 62, 369. The Father undoubtedly entitled to religious worship. The Sun rarely, the Holy
Ghost never, to be addressed in prayer - 63. God, without any distinction of persons
- or the Father, almost to the entire exclusion of the Son and the Holy Ghost - worshipped by Trinitarian congregationalists - 64-67.
DEFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE EVIDENCE FOR TRINITARIANISM.
Gen. i. 1, et al. — The argument for a plurality of persons in the Godhead, drawn
from the use of Hebrew nouns having a plural form, in connection with either singular or plural attributives, weak, futile, inconclusive - Pages 43,80—92, 99, 116-7, 120, 121, 124, 131, 132, 135, 136, 139, 142-3, 146, 147, 148, 149-50, 157, 167, 169, 170, 176, 177, 180, 182-3, 184, 186, 196, 204, 207, 212, 213,
215, 227. Gen. i. 3, comp. ver. 1. 2. God said. Absurdity of Beza's argument for a dis
tinction of persons in the Godhead
Gen. i. 26; iii. 22; xi. 7. Isa. vi. 8. — The language in which God is represented
as using the propouns we, us, and our, interpreted inerely as an address to angels, or as the style of majesty or dignity – 43, 97—101, 103 comp. 102; 107;
186-7 comp. 152. Gen. ii. 4. — A trifling argument drawn for the Trinity from the three syllables in
the Hebrew word for Jehovah 102. Gen, xviii. 1, to the end. — Jehovah appeared; three men stood, &c.
indication of a Trinity – 109-12. Gen. xix. 24; xxxv. 1. Hos. i. 7. - Reduplication of the word God or Jehovah,
a Hebraism, referring only to one person 113-5, 123-4, 214-5. Gen. xlviii. 15, 16. — God; the God who fed me; the angel who redeemed me.
Interpreted otherwise than of a Triune Deity 125. Numb. vi. 24-26. Deut. vi. 4. Ps. Ixvii. 6, 7. Isa, vi. 3. The triplicate use
of words applied to God, not indicating a Trinity of persons, but emphasis,
intensity, &c. 137, 140, 169, 184-6. Ps. xxxiii. 6. - The word of Jehorah, and the spirit or breath of his mouth; ex
pressive of only one God, and his creative agency . 163-4. Ps. xxxvi. 9; li. 10, 11, 12. — The persons of the Trinity not found in these texts
at the present day - 161, 168-9. Isa. xxxiv. 16; xlviii. 16. — My mouth, and his spirit; Jehovah and his spirit hath sent me.
Not the Triune Gol; the words differently read and rendered; interpreted of Jehovah and his prophet Isaiah 197, 200-2. Dan.ix. 17.- our God; hear for the Lord's sake, a Hebraism, instead of “ for thy
sake"- 213. Hag. ii. 4, 5. - The word and my spirit. The Trinitarian deduction more acute than sound
220. Matt, iii. 16, 17. The spirit of God descending; and a voice saying, This is my
belored Son. “ The spirit” not the third person of the Trinity, but an emblem of the gifts imparted to Jesus; “the Son," the Messiah, the Sent of God, the
Mediator — 242-3. Matt. xxviii. 19. — Baptizing into the name of the Father, &c.; interpreted in such
a way as not to imply the doctrine of three persons in one God. Illustrations
of the formula - 276-81, 391, 432, 439-40. John iv, 23, 24. Worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The interpretation
of the Fathers censured 330. 1 Cor. xii. 4-6. The same spirit; the same Lord; the same God, &c. Feeble
argument in favour of a Trinity of co-equal persons 442-3. 2 Cor. ii. 17, 18. · The Lord is that spirit. The Trinitarian interpretation dog
matical, and not giving the sense of the apostle - 449. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. — The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, &c.; explained in a Unitarian
The evidence of a Triune God here defective 455-6, comp. 415. Eph. iv. 6. One God and Father of all, &c.; interpreted of the absolute Supre
macy of the Father. The Trinitarian sense liable to serious objections — 469. 1 John v. 7. The oneness of the Father, Word, and Holy Spirit, a unity of
agreement, not of essence. The passage, however, not written by St. John or
by any other apostle - 559-64. Rev. i. 4, 5. — The devout wish of blessings from Him who is, the seven spirits,
and Jesus Christ, has no reference to a Triune God, and does not necessarily imply prayer - 572-3, comp. 415.
CHRIST NOT A PERSON IN THE GODHEAD.
1. Christ not Jehocah.
- Pages 104.6.
and Jehovah, not a second truly divine person, but either God himself, acting
129, 130, 132-3, 136, 138, 141-2, 144, 145-6, 151, 152, 205, 216, 221-2.
God himself, or a deputed angel 109-12.
and " by bimself ” 113-5, 214-5.
- 149, 153.
to Christ; but the passage very obscure - 150-1.
differently rendered, does not prove the Deity of our Lord 207-9, 236.
a deceptive translation - 210.
an angel, or of the prophet, blended with that of God, who sent him — 221-2.
Jehovah, by preparing the way of Jesus, God's representative - 240-1, 198.
first term is Jehovah ; the last, Adoni: the former applied to God, the Father;
the latter, to Cbrist and others — 270, comp. 173.
but to a noun implied, namely to the Messiah - 289-90.
preted, not of Christ, but of Jehovah, namely the Father - 428.
but in God (see Errala) — 433.
2. Christ not God, in the Highest Signification of the Term.
re on 154-5
signifies the Father; or, as applied to David and Christ, a prince in the Jewish
God” — 168.
of God, and the office, not the nature, of our Lord. In its primary application,
no reference to Jesus Christ - 187-90, 233-6.
Supreme Divinity of Jesus Christ – 192-4.
preter, but may be explained, in reference to the creative agency of the Almighty,
notion of his Master's nature. My God, either an exclamation, or applied as used
of kings, judges, and divine messengers 383-4.
own Son; but the reading, church of the Lord, preferred by the best critics
all, God blessed for ever, will form an ascription of praise to the Father. Even
Divinity — 424-7.
account to God, because God is represented as judging the world by Christ.
But the genuineness of the reading “Christ" not certain – 428-9.
Bishop Middleton, and others, respecting the application of the Greek article,
and teachings of his Son, the representation of his moral attributes, and the
revealer of his will. God, however, not the genuine reading — 511-4. .
the term “God” is not here applied to the Father, but to our Lord, used in the
Hebrew sense- - 529-31.
Christ is called God - 555.
“ him” referring, not to the Son of God, but to God - 565.
but, in all probability, ought to be referred to the remote antecedent, Him that
is true, the prominent person in the verse - 565-8.
Even if genuine, its application to Christ exceedingly doubtful — 569-70.