A Defence of the Trinitatian System, in Twenty-Four Sermons

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 214 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 Excerpt: ...heavens." Job 26. 13. In respect to the various creatures which move upon the face of the earth, the Psalmist saith unto God--" Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created." Psalms 104. 30. But more will be said on the omnipotence of the Spirit, when we come to speak of his peculiar offices. From what has been said, however, His proper Deity very fully appears. St. Paul speaks in Rom. 15. 19, of the "power of the Spirit of God, '" and that saying evinces that he is not an opera, tion, but an operator. 5. The Supreme Deity of the Holy Ghost appears from His unlimited wisdom. The creation of man was the result of His council, in union with the Father and the Son. On this account God said--"Let us make man, in our image, after our likeness: "--and when he had fallen, God said--" Behold the man is become as one of us." Gen. 1.26, and 3.22. The Holy Ghost is the acknowledged instructor of mankind; and executing this work is a manifestation of His infinite wisdom. A sacred writer asks this question--"He that teacheth man knowledge, shall He not knowV The answer is yes. This is an invincible argument that the Holy Ghost possesses the perfection of knowing in an infinite degree. 6. The Supreme Deity of the Holy Ghost appears from the sovereignty of His agency on the hearts of men. This glorious perfection cannot be ascribed to a mere name, or operation of God. In respect to the Spirit's sovereignty, our Savior saith--" The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." He renews the hearts of mankind when and where He pleases, and passes by forever, whom He will. In the great work of...

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