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take it again : This Commandment have I received of my Fatber.

See N° 789. 816. Joh. x, 25. The Works that I do in my Fathers Name, they bear witness of me.

29. My Father which gave them me, is greater than All. 818.

32. Many good Works have I fhewed you from my Father. 819.

33, 34, 35, 36. for Blasphemy; and becaufe that Thou, being a Man, † makeft thyself God.

Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your Law; I said, re are Gods?

If he called Them Gods, unto whom the Word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken ;

Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath fanEtified and sent into the World, Thou blafphemeft; because I faid, I am the Son of God.

+ See N° 580. 820.

37. If I do not the Works of my Father, believe me not. 821. xi, 22. Whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

Joh.

822. Joh.xi ;41, 42. And Jesus lift up his Eyes,

and said; Father; I thank thee, that thou hast heard me:

And I knew that thou hearest me always; but because of the people that stand by, I faid it; that they may believe that thou hast

sent me. 823. xii, 44. He that believeth on Me,

believeth not on Me, but on Him that sent

me.

824. 49,50. For I have not spoken of myself,

but the Father which fent me, he gave me a Commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

And I know that his Commandment is Life everlasting: Whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

825. xiii, 3. Jesus, knowing that the Fa

ther had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God.

826.

31, 32. Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in Himself, and shall straitway glorify him.

827,

xiv, 10.

The Words that I speak

unto

unto you, I speak not of myself: but the Father, that dwelleth in me, he doth the Works.

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828. Joh. xiv, 16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you

Esc. 24. The Word, which you hear, is not mine, but the Fathers which fent me. 830. 28. If ye loved me, ye would rejoyce

because I said, I go unto the Father ; For my Father is Greater than I.

The Sense in which the Socinian Writers understand these Words, (that God the Father is greater than One who was no more than a mere Man,) is very low and mean. Neither is the Sabellian Exposition of this Passage, much less flat and insipid; viz. that God the Father is greater than the Human Nature of Christ. The plain Meaning of the Words, is, that God the Father is greater than the Son; that He that begat, muft needs (tor That Reason, and upon That very Account,) be greater than he that is begotten of Him.

He that is in Heaven, "Os [és Tois seg.vois co (faith Justin Martyr) is wegzwr] rð éni vñs xuo Lord even over Him who eis ruedószivwalný is Lord upon Earth, [speaking of Christ ap

και θεός, αιτιός τε αυτο το pearing before his in- etj, w doratus ing nucimo rij carnation ; ) being his fecê. Dial. cum Tryph. Father and God, and the Author of his Being, even tho! He himself also be Powerful and Lord and God.

And

And Irenæus : Our Solus verax 'magifter est Lord (faith he) being Dominus, ut discamus per the OnlyTeacher of Truth; ipsum fuper omnia effe Pawe must be satisfied to be trem: Etenim Pater, ait, mainformed by Him, that jor me eft. Lib. 2, cap. 49. the Father is above All: For my Father, faith be, is Greater than I.

And Origen: Be it *Εςωδέ τινας, ώς ώ πλήso (faith he,) that there Det WIFENÓVtv xj dexorbicar are some among us, ( as Blefoviev, 2 tregtréin such a Multitude of Believers there cannot be τααν αντίθεθ, η σωτηbe Differences of Opi- ece to tãos Deć. nion,) who rasly sup- dy' ŠTI ye specas 2013Tov, oi pose," that our Saviour wutófesi ut aborti, 'O is the Supreme God over. wethe, ó téperfos plé, rechall ; [the same Person Swv his 631. Contra Celf. lib. 8. with the Father : Which was afterwards the Herefy of Sabellius :) yet WE do not So; who believe his own Words, Saying ; The Father, which sent me, is Greater than 1.

And again a little af Σαφώς και ημείς ter: We (says he) plain. çepels i jov ox iqueśreogu ly declare, that the Son on meteos, idy' toodetseis not more powerful, but less powerful

, (the word, egro og Tšlo aéyopelo, eutas nardeiséeçv, is much wuJózefuos ciäbyti , o ofthe fameimport with πατήρ, πέμψας με, μείThat phrase, Fah. 5,19, Scor us Cz. Ibid. The Son can do nothing of himself; ] than the .Father : And This we ground upon his own Words, The Father which fent me is greater than I.

And Novatian: It must Necesse est ut (Filius Paneeds be (faith he)that the tre] minor sit, dum in illo Suin is Less than the Fa- efle se scit, habens origi

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ther, forasmuch as he ac- nem, quia nascitur. De Triknowledges himself to be nit. cap. 31. in Him, and is not with out Original, [as the Father is,] but begotten of him.

And Alexander, Bi Δηλονότι πολυ και το ελhop of Alexandria : σιζομψία λείπει το Hy, These Words (faith her) d 'Aci i sò no ģ diévæv viz. He was, and Always, and Before all a άπερ δ' άν ή, έκ έξι ταυτα ges; are of very different

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To je. Signification from what ZÉVYNTCV to waleh Móvov in Some imagine. For, what- δίωμα παρείναι δοξάζοντες, ever they fignify, they can. äte da CUTð ponovla not mean the same with up ourñea, 'O walýz hes Unbegotten. That Ti

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Alex. apud Theodorit. lib. 1. lone ; our Saviour. him. cap. 4. self declaring, My Father is Greater than I.

And the Synod of Αυτό το όνομα τ8 σα: Sardica : In the very 1205, ució 630 Tš ug. Name of Father, there Apud Theod. lib. 2, 6, 8. is implied something Greater, than in Thai of Son.

And Marius Victo Sed major Pater ; quod rinus : But the Farher ipfc dedit Filio omnia, & ( saith he) is Greater ; Causa est ipsi Filio ut sit, & because he gave all things ifto modo sit. Adv. Arium. to the Son, and is the Lib. I. Cause both of the Sons Being, and of his being such as he is.

And Hilary : Who Quis Patrem non potio(faith he) will not ac- rem confitebitur, ut ingeknowledge that the Father nitum a genito, ut Patrem a

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