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ings, and that we are to love Him with all our heart, and soul, and mind, and strength.
III. To Him, JEHOVAH, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our God and Father, the Scriptures direct us to offer religious worship, and to HIM ALONE. They command us to worship no other God; to worship the Father in spirit and in truth ; in every thing, by prayer and supplication to make our requests known' unto Him; and to give thanks always, for all things, unto God, even the FATHER, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
IV. What the Scriptures teach respecting the LORD JESUS CARIST, cannot contradict the foregoing plain and express declarations : and the great, leading, and frequently-repeated truths concerning our revered and beloved Lord, obviously accord with them. These are, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; that he was the Servant of Jehovah ; that he was chosen by God, appointed by Him, sanctified and inspired by Him, anointed and sent by Him; that he constantly prayed to his Father ; that his doctrine was not his own, but His who sent him, and that he spake as the Father gave him commandment; that his meat was to do the will of Him who sent him; that he wrought his miracles by the power which God gave him; that of himself he could do nothing ; that he received from Him his authority and prerogatives ; that he was raised from the dead by the mighty power of God; that for his obedience unto death, to finish the work of love and mercy, God highly exalted him; that He hath appointed him to be Lord over the dead and the living; that He hath given him authority to execute judgment also ; and that by him He will judge the world in righteousness.
Such, in the PLAIN LANGUAGE OF SCRIPTURE, is the UnitaRIAN's Belief. He can admit nothing in opposition to
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because Revelation cannot contradict itself. He able to understand a small number of obscure passages ; but he is sure that they can teach nothing really different from what is plainly, repeatedly, and expressly declared, upon authority from God. And he keeps close to the great principle, Tee BIBLE, AND THE BIBLE ONLY, IS THE RELIGION OF PROTESTANTS,
While, therefore, the Unitarian gladly admits the claims of our Lord Jesus Christ upon his faith, bis love, his gratitude, his veneration, his submissive obedience, --while he contemplates with reverence and joy his Saviour's mission, death and resurrection, his exaltation and dignity, and his spiritual triumphs and dominion,- he has no hesitation in maintaining, as scriptural truth, the Absolute Unity, the Unrivalled Supremacy, the Essential Universal Love, the Unpurchased 'Mercy, and the Impartial Justice and Holiness of God, even the FATHER ; and he firmly believes that he is required, by the command of JEHOVAH himself, and by the precepts and example of his Son Jesus Christ, to make his God and Father the object of his highest affections, to confine his religious worship to Him alone, and by his love and worship and service, to do what in him lies, that GOD MAY IN ALL THINGS BE GLORIFIED THROUGH Jesus CHRIST.