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another god: their drink-offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. Ps. xliv, 20, 21. If we have forgotten the name of our God, or a stretched out our hands to strange god, Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Isaiah ii, 20, 21. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the

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at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. They spake, and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, psaltery, and harp, sackbut, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. There are certain Jews, whom hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: these men, O king, have not regarded thee; they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which

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thou hast set up. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- nego, swered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not care

ful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God, whom we serve, is able to deliver us from

the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast

set up.

Hosea xiv, 3, 8. Asshur shall not save us.... neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods. Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols.

1.

HIS DIVINITY.

1-NAMES OF GOD GIVEN TO HIM.

Ps, cx, 1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Isa. vi, 1. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

John xii, 41. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

Isa. ix. 6..... His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Jer. xxiii, 6. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Mal. iii, 1. Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

John 1, 1, 2. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning

with God.

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JESUS CHRIST.

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Titus ii, 13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious pearance of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son? And David himself saith in the book of

Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy

footstool. David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son? John 1, 14. And we be

Heb. i. 8. But unto the Son he salth, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of right-held his glory, the glory as of cousness is the sceptre of thy king- the only begotten of the Father... dom.

1 John v, 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Rev. xix, 16. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

2.-HIS RELATION TO THE FATHER IMPLIES DIVINITY. Ps. ü, 7, 12. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way. . . . . .

Ps. lxxxix, 27. Also I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth.

Zech. xiii, 7. Awake, O sword, against my Shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts..

Matth. xxii, 41-45. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

Mark i, 1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of

God.

Mark ix, 7. And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, hear him.

Luke xx, 41-44. And he said,

John v, 17-21. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what be seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

John viii, 19, 38. Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. I speak that which I have seen with my Father; and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

John x, 30-36. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father, for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye 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 sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blas phemest; because I said, I am the

Son of God?

John xil, 44, 45. Jesus cried, and

said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth ine, seeth him that sent me.

John xiv, 7-11. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also; and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father, and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself: but the Father, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works' sake.

John xv, 23, 24. He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

John xvii, 10, 21-23. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thon in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Phil. ii, 6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

Col. 1, 15. Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature.

Col. ii, 9. For in him dwelleth

all the fulness of the Godhead

bodily.

Heb. i, 5. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

Heb. iii, 5, 6. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for & testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a Son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Heb. v, 5. 8. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made

an high priest; but he that said unto him. Thon art my Son, today have I begotten thee. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.

1 John ii, 23. Whosoever denleth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but he that acknowledgeth the Son, hath the Father also.]

1 John iv, 15. Whosoever shall

confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

1 John v, 5. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that

believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

3. ATTRIBUTES OF GOD POSSESSED BY HIM. ETERNITY OR PRE-EXISTENCE

IMPLYING ETERNITY.

knew in himself that his disciples John vi, 61, 62. When Jesus murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

John vili, 56-58. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraliam was, I am.

John xiii, 3. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God.

John xvi, 28. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

John xvii, 5, 24. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou

hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Heb. 1, 10. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth.

Rev. i, 17, 18. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead, And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Rev. xxii, 13. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

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Luke xx, 23. But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?

John i, 48-50. Nathanael said unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, Be

cause I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

John ii, 24, 25. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man,

John v, 42. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

John vi, 64. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

John xiii, 1. Now, before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the

end.

John xvi, 30. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thon camest forth from God.

John xxi, 17. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

OMNIPOTENCE.
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UNCHANGEABLENESS.

Heb. i, 12...... Thou art the same, and thy years shall not fall.

Heb. xlii, 8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and

for ever.

4-WORKS OF GOD ASCRIBED

TO HIM.

CREATION.

John 1, 3, 10. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Eph. ili, 9. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world bath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Col. i, 16. For by him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him.

Heb. 1, 2, 10. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine

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Heb. i, 3. Who, being the bright- | say unto thee, Her sins, which are ness of his glory, and the express many are forgiven; for she loved image of his person, and uphold- much: but, to whom little is foring all things by the word of his given the same loveth little. And power, when he had by himself he said unto her, Thy sins are purged our sins, sat down on the forgiven. And they that sat at right hand of the Majesty on high. meat with him began to say with in themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

RESURRECTION.

John v, 21, 25, 28, 29. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

John vi, 40. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

JUDGMENT.

Matth. xxiv, 30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

John v, 22, 27. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Rom xiv, 10. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ.

5. DIVINE PREROGATIVES
WIELDED BY HIM.

FORGIVENESS OF SIN.
Mark ii, 5-7. When Jesus saw
their faith, he said unto the sick of
the palsy, Son, thy sins be for-
given thee. But there were cer-
tain of the scribes sitting there,
and reasoning in their hearts,
Why doth this man thus speak
blasphemies? who can forgive sins
but God only?

Luke v, 21, 22. And the Scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering, said unto them, What reason ye in your

PROVIDENCE. Col. ii, 17... ... And by him hearts? all things consist.

Luke vii, 47-49. Wherefore, I

Even as Col. iii, 13. . . . . . . Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

GIFT OF HOLY SPIRIT AND
HEAVEN.

Inke xxiii, 43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Luke xxiv, 49. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

John xiv, 2, 3. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it

were not so, I would have told

you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John xvi, 7, 14. Nevertheless I

tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of

mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Heb. v, 9. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.

Rev. ii, 26, 27. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations; And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Rev. iii, 7. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, key of David, he that openeth, he that is true, he that hath the and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth.

6.-WORSHIP DUE TO GOD OFFERED TO CHRIST AND NEVER REFUSED BY HIM. Ps. lxxii, 15, 17. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun; and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Matth. 1, 11. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and irankincense, and myrrh.

Matth. ix, 18. While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

Matth. xiv, 33. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Matth. xv, 25. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord help me.

Matth. xx. 20, 21. Then came to

him the mother of Zebedee's chil

dren, with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.

Luke xxiii, 42. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Luke xxiv, 52. And they wor shipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

John v, 23. That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that hon

oureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath sent

him.

John xiv, 13, 14. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Gal. i, 3. Grace be to you, and peace, from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gal. vi, 18. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Phil. ii, 10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.

1 Tim. i, 12. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.

Heb. i, 6. And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

2 Feter iii, 18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus

Christ. To him be glory both now Amen and for ever.

Rev. v, 8-13. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the beasts. and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and

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Ps. xxii, 22. I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

Isa, viii, 18. Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me, are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

Isa. ix, 6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. . .

Luke iii, 23-38. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which

was the son of Heli, Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of the son of Janna, which was Joseph, Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son Esli, which was the son of Nagge, Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son was the son of Juda, Which

of

Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri, Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er, Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of the son of Jorim, which was

of

Matthat, which was the son of Levi, Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim, Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David, Which was the son which was the son of Booz, which Jesse, which was the son of Obed, was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson, Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Which was the son of Jacob, Phares, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor, Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala. Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Luke xxiv, 39. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

Acts i, 14. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and

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