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"Αμα και αυτός ες ανθρώπες παρών και η Ι«δαίων καθώρητο βασίλειο». Εκεί.

3. The whole Prophesie was fulfilled at the Destruction of the Temple, for then were the Nations converted to Christ.

USE. 1. Observe the Certainty of Seripture, foretelling Things 1700 Years to come. 2. Fesus is the Chrift, Joh. XX. 31.

1. Bless GOD.

1. For making,
2. For fulfilling this Promise, Luk. ii. 13.

Let your Thankfulness be expressed,
1. By a serious Meditation upon the Mercies

of GOD, in sending his Son into the World; for this is the Mercy of all Mer

cies. 2. By a sincere and hearty Obedience to all

the Laws of so good and gracious a GOD. 3. By a liberal Contribution to the Poor,

that they may rejoyce too. 4. By addressing your felves with all Humi

lity and Reverence to the Sacrament, that you may partake of his Merits, who às upon this Day came into the World to save you from your Sins, and bring you to Heaven.

Exod. iii. 14.

אהיה אשר אהיה


Hich Name denotes,

I. ' His Existence.

II. His Effence, and in that, 1. His Unity, Deut. vi. 4. 1 Cor. viii. 4, 6.

4, Whence learn, 1. To apprehend as but one GOD, tho

Three Perfonis. 2. To worship and serve but one GOD. 2. His Independency, Psal. I, 10, 11, 12.

1. Admire his Mercy.

2. Dread his Justice.
3. His Self-sufficiency, '70 17, Asus, Deus,

1. Interest your selyes in him.
2. Rely upon him.
His Causality, A&t. xvii. 28.
1. Acknowledge and conceive him as your

Maker. 2. Give your selves to him, who gave your s. His Immutability, Heb. xiii. 8. Jac. i. 17, Mal. iij. 6.

1. Trust in his Promises.

2. Tremble at his Threatnings. 6. His Sovereignty, Psal. xlvii. 2. Mal. i. 14.

1. Obey his Commands chearfully.

2. Suffer his Punishments patiently. 7. His Immensity, Psal. cxxxix. 7.

1. Often be thinking of his Presence.
2. Ad always as in his Presence.

8. His

selves to you.


8. His Eternity, Deut. xxxiii. 27.

1. Reverence him, Dan. vii. 9, 14.

2. Láy hold upon him as your Portion. 9. His Infinity, Pfal. cxlvii. s.

1. Love him.

2. Rejoyce in him.
jo. His Simplicity, Job. xiv. 6.

1. Get fimple Apprehensions of him.
2. Ger' fimple Affections to Him, even

to Him, and to Him alone; as he is
not divided nor compounded in Himself,
so neither let him be in your Affecti-
ons ; but love Him wholly, and wholly

EXOD. Ехор. Xх. Apudros @, Deut. iv, 13. Wo Tables. TWO The Preface exciting and obliging to Obedience.

1. I am the Lord, 071679. 2. Thy God, 71772. 3. That brought thee out of the Land of

Egypt, that delivers us from all our Troubles, Spiritual and Temporal.

PRECEPT I. Thou shalt have no other Gods besides me. All internal Duties to GOD here com

manded. 1. To know and acknowledge Him.. 2. To believe on Him. 3. To hope and trust in Him. 4. To love Him. 5. To fear Him. 6. To submit to Him.

This Command is broken, 1. By Atheists, Idolaters, Astrologers, and

all that consult them, or the Devil, or

Conjurers. 2. By Despair and Presumption. 3. By preferring Riches, or ought else before


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LEVIT. xi. 44. For I am the Lord your God : You shall

therefore sanctifie your selves, and

ye shall be holy, for I am holy. * THE

*HE Lord Jehovah is to be our GOD:

1. Who is the Lord Jehovah ? 1. The Creator, Preserver, and Governor of

the World. 2. A God giving a&ual Being to his Pro

mises, under which Norion he was not known before Moses, Exod. vi. 2, 3. He was Doctrinally known fo, 1. To Abraham Gen. XV. 6. 2. To Isaac, Gen. xxvi. 24, 25. 3. To Jacob, Gen. xxviii. 13, 16. but not

Experimentally II. What is it to know the Lord to be our GODI

1. As by our Fall we lost the Favour, so also the Knowledge of the True GOD.

2. But all still acknowledge fome GOD,

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,אני יהוה אלהיכם

ndutes ómeroy ion ID viv sedy, Justin.

Omnes tamen efle vim en naturam Divinam arbitrantur. Cicero.

Gentium Dii qui habentur hinc a nobis profe&ti reperientur. Cicero.

So Diodorus Siculus, Lucian, Porphyry, Aurelius Viktor, and Sanchoniathon himself acknowledge.

3. But most acknowledge and worship false Gods.

1. Men, Jupiter, Saturn, &c.

2. Devils, Levit. xvii. 7. IT'YU, Hirci, in the Syriack and Arabick, Dæmonia.


3. Beasts.

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