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the Devils, 3. 30.

proceedeth from the Father, and from Christ Jesus, and is with both, One. God, blessed for ever. Amen.

Therefore faith the Apostle, Grieve not the Holy Spirit Eph. 4. of God, whereby ge are sealed unto the Day of Redemption. 30. And again in another Place, Quench not the Spirit. But i Thes. one Text for all to enforce these Exhortations, and to 5. 19. prove the Divinity of the Holy Ghoft, is that saying of our blessed Saviour's in the Gospel, All manner of Sin Matth. and Blasphemy. Jball be forgiven unto Men: (namely upon 12. 31. their Repentance) but Blaphemy againf the Holy Ghost (which hardens the Heart against the Means of Grace) shall not be forgiven unto Men. And whosoever Ipeaketh a Word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him but whosoever Peaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this World, neither in the World to come. Not that any Offence against one in the glorious Trinity is lefs Criminal than against another; for as the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one, so he that sinneth against the one, is alike guilty against another: But if any, mistaken by Christ's low Appearance in the World, did neglect him at first, as the Son of Mary, and the Son of Man Only, or did not instantly adore him as the Mesiah, he finned indeed, but sinned not unto Death, if afterwards he acknowledged him to be the Son of God, and believed in him.

In this Respect St. Paul, who bad been a Blasphomer and a Persecuter, obtained Mercy, because he did it 1 Tim. ignorantly in Unbelief: But these who blasphemed the 1. 13. Holy Ghost, and God himself, in reproaching Christ Jesus as an Impostor, and imputing his divine Works to a diabolical Power, saying, He had an unclean Spirit, Mark were unpardonable, because they lioned through Malice and Despite, perverfly attributing to the Devil the




cafting out ofunclean Spirits, which was the immediate John 3, and manifeft" Work of God, whereby. Chrift declared 8. himself to be the Son of God, and Saviour of the World,

who came to deftroy the Works of the Devil: This Sin is unpardonable, not becaufe it is more hainous than the infinite Mercy of God can forgive upon Repentance; (for this were Blasphemy, and a Part of the

Sin it felf, as when Cain said, My Sin is greater than can be Gen. 4. forgiven) but because it is incorrigible, and of thofe who 3 rebel against the Light, who tread onder Foot the Son of God, and count the Blood of the

Covenant whereHeb. with he was fan&ified an unholy Thing, and doth 10. 29. Despite unto the Spirit of Grade: For it is impossible 6. 5. for those who were once enlighrned; and have tafted

of the lieavenly Gift, and were once made Partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have talted the good word of God, and the Powers of the World to come, if they shall fall away (by final Impenitency and Apóstacy) to renew them again to Repentance, feing they cracifie to themselves the Son of God aftesh, and put him to

an open Shame. If one Man fin against anorher, the I Sama

Judge fall judge "bim : But if a Man, fin against the 2. 25. LORD presumptuously, who shall intreat for bin

Keep back thy Servant from presumptuous Sins, and from the great Transgression good Lord deliver

Therefore to prevent",all Depair, and to support weak Persons that would make away themselves under the Terrors of the Lord, and these trong Apprehenfions that they are guilty of this Sin against the Holy Ghost, and so cannot be saved; let tlemi but confider that they have not that Malice in their Hearts, which the Jeto's had in their Hearts to murder Chrift, nor yer these Miracles before them to blafpheme and contradict, which Christ wrouglit fo frequently to convince them



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when he was upon Barth: For if he had not done among them the Works which none other Man did, they John bad not had Sin : but noto (faith Chrift) they have both. 15. 24. seen and bated both me and my Father.

Now from the Things which we have spoken, we may observe, of, How this Doctriķe of the glorious" Trinity is of excellent Ule to inform us more clearly Jefus Christ could make Satisfa&tion for our Sins to the Father ; for being three real and distinct Relations : in the Divinityylowe mascafily conceive how one of these and none fo fit as the Word, to make known: the Will of his Father) : might assume the Humane Nacure, and fatisfie in that Capacity, and in fueh Terms: as pleafed the Father to accept, and for which his Incarnation was fanctified by the Holy Ghost ; fo that we are equally concerned in, and infinitely obliged to the Love of all the Three for our Salvation, every One concurring in this great Mercy, the Father, in not sparing, his only begotten Son to save us; and the Son fhedding biş Blood for us; and the Holy Ghost fanctitying us with his Graces, and sealing us unto the Day of our final Redemption : Here then the great Depths of infinite Wisdom, and Power, and Love, were all imployed for that Effect, not apart, but together, that every One might partake alike of our Praises, as we have shared infinitely and equally of their Love and Goodness.

Bleffing, and Honour, and Glory, and Power be unto him that faiteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb for ever..

Glory likewise be to the Holy Ghost for Amena

Next, This Doctrine of the Unity in the Godhead, that thefe Three are One," one true and living God, S2



blessed for ever, is a most powerful Argument to draw our Love ras Light doth the Eye) to that one chief Good, and all good God Almighty.

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. :' And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy Sout, and with all thy Heart, and with all thy Mind, and with alky thy Strength : This is the first Commandment, i and the second is like unto it, namely this, Thou shalt lóve thy: Neighbour as, thy Jelf, on these two Commandments hang all the Law and the Prophetsaoissmida 191

We may love our felves, and love our Neighbours, and love all Men in whom we obferve any ImpreffionTM of Goodness and God's Image ; but we must love God, and cannot but love him for his own faké only, and all other Things in him, and for him, who is the Fountain of all Goodness, from whom all created Beauties and Perfections flow, as Rays of Light from:

the Sun. Psalm : Whom have I in Heaven but thee? and there is none, 73.25, upon Earth that I defice besides thee, My Fleki and my 26. Heart faileth: but God is the Strength of my Heart, and

my Portion for ever. 15

How excellent is thy loving Kindness, O Lord; therefore the Children of Men put their Iruj} under the Shadow ofi thy Wings.

toe They Jhall be abundantly satisfied with the fatnefs of thys Haufe, thou shalt make them drink of the Riders of thy Pleasures.

For with thee is the Fountain of Life, and in thy Light we shall fee Lights

In thy Presence is Fulness of Joy, and at thy right Hand there not?leasures for evermorea 01 sd dimodi ynodo

sexy be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the Begioning, is now, and ever shall be, World without End. Amen.


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God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, molt glorious, eternal and incomprehensible Majeftyone. God, and our God, blessed for ever ; whom we Worship, and whom we Praise, blessed be thy glorious Name, which is exalted above all Blessing and Praise.

Thou, even thou art Lord alone, thou hast made Heaven, the Heaven of Heavens, with all their Hosts, the Earth, and all Things that are therein; the Seas, and all that is therein, and thou preferveft them all, and the Hoft of Heaven worshippeth thee.

We praise thy glorious and incomprehensible Majesty for manifesting thy self unto us in the Works of Creation and Providence, but especially for revealing thy self to us in all thy glorious Attributes and Relations so fully clearly in the Scriptures.

We befeech thy Majesty, to make known thy Name to those that list in Darkness, and in the Shadow of Death: Make thy Way known upon Earth; thy saving Health among all Nations. Let the People praise thee, O God, let all the People

Q let the Nations be glad; and sing for Joy, for thou Jhalt judge the People righteously, and govern the Nations upon Earth. Amen and Amen.

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