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As it stands in the prophet, the Lord (Fehovah) was to be pierced. So that unless the man Christ, who hung upon the cross, was also the Lord Jehovah, the evangelist is found to be a false witness, in applying to him a prophecy that .could not possibly be fulfilled in him.
Phil. i. 10. That ye may be sincere
and without offence, till the DAY OF
CHRIST. 2 Pet. iii. 12. Looking for and hasting
to the coming of the DAY OF GOD.
Isa. xl. 10. Behold, the LORD GOD
will COME-HIS REWARD IS
COME quickly, and MY RE-
Amen : even so come LORD JESUS.
THE HOLY GHOST.
John iii. 6. Το γεγεννημενον Εκ το ΠνευματG
-That which is BORN OF the
The same individual act of divine grace, viz. that of our spiritual birth, is ascribed, without the change of a single letter, to God, and to the Spirit. Some capacity then there must be, wherein the scripture makes no distinction between God and the Spirit :
-and this is what the scripture itself calls the divine nature; under which God and the Spirit are both equally comprehended.
Acts xiii. 2. The HOLY GHOST
said, separate ME Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I
HAVE CALLED them. Heb. v. t. o man taketh this honor
to himself, but he that is CALLED of GOD.
The shorter way is to ask this same Saul, who it was that appointed him to the work of the ministry? and his answer is no other than this-Paul CALLED to be an apostle, SEPARATED unto the gospel-bytte commandment of GOD OUR SAVIOUR.a
Matth. ix 38. PRAY YE therefore
the LORD OF THE HARVEST, that HE will SEND FORTH La
borers into his harvest. Acts xiii. 4. So they being SENT
a Rom. i. 1. and 1 Tim. i. 1.
In this act of sending forth laborers upon the work of the gospel, the Holy Ghost is proved to the Lord of the harvest, to whom Christ himself has directed us to PRAY. Wherefore, they are not to be heard, who ad, vise us to alter the third petition in the litany; a work, to which I am sure the Holy Ghost hath not called us, and such as will never be consented to by any laborers of his sending.
Luke ii. 16. And it was revealed unto
him (uroa BY the HOLY GHOST, that he should not see death, before
he had seen the Lord's Christ. Ibid. v. 28. And he BLESSED GOD,
and said, LORD now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to THY WORD.
a I set down the proposition, because it slays the Arian with his own weapon.
It shews the prime agency and authority in this affair to have been that of the Holy Ghost, acting in his own right, and not as the minister or instrument of an higher power; for then, according to them, it should have been dece. For my own part, I lay no stress upon it; because I perceive, upon a review of the scrip. ture, that these two prepositions are used indiscrimnately,