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tions of the one substance of the Deity to itself

Zanchy says, a person is nothing but the Divine Essence, distinguished, and as it were individuated, by a certain personal property.

Junius thinks, the persons are distin guished from the essence, in notion only, but really distinguished.

Mr. Baxter says, he is past doubt, there is in God a Trinity of essential, formal, inadequate conceptions or primalities, viz. vital, active power, intellect and will.

Otliers to avoid the inconvenience of defining, say in general, that there are three Differences; as Dr. Tillotson :

Three Diversities ; as Bishop Burnet:
Three Somewhats; as Dr. Wallis:

Three Subsistencies ; as Archbishop Secker.

Mr. Cheynel, in his book of the Divine Trinity, says, We may best resemble all that difference which is between the essence of God, and the divine Subsistencies; by considering the transcendent affections of ens simpliciter and the attributes of God; who doth infinitely transcend not

only a predicamental substance, but a metaphysical entity ; as the most metaphysical men, who are sound in the faith, do honestly confess !

UTRUM HORUM. p. 82, 83.

DIRECTIONS RELATIVE TO THE OBJECT OF

WORSHIP; FROM AN EXHORTATION TO
ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE TO ABSTAIN FROM
TRINITARIAN WORSHIP."

From the Scriptures. From the Book of Commun

Prayer, &c. • Thou, when thou prayest,

“ The Catholic faith is this, pray to thy Father, who is that we worship One God in is in secret, and thy Father, Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.” who seeth in secret, shall re

Athanasian Creed. ward thee openly. After this manner, therefore, pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven." Matt. vi. 6–9. Luke ix. 2.

" Jesus saith, the hour com “ Then likewise the miniseth, and now is, when the true ter shall say, Glory be to the worshippers shall worship the Father, and to the Son, and Father in spirit and in truth, to the Holy Ghost; Answer, for the Father seeketh such to As it was in the beginning, is worship him." John iv. 23. now, and ever shall be, world See also John xiv. 13, 14. xv. without end.-Morning Ser16. xvi. 23.

vice. “ I bow my knees unto the “ Above all things, ye must Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, give most humble and hearty

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of whom the whole family in thanks to God the Father, the heaven and earth is named." Son and the Holy Ghost, for Eph. iii. 14, 15.

the redemption of the world,

&c.Communion Service. “Giving thanks always, for " It is very meet, right, and all things unto God, even the our bounden duty, that we Father, in the name of our should, at all times, and in all Lord Jesus Christ." Eph. v. places, give thanks unto thee, 20. See also ii, 18. Rom. O Lord! Almighty and ever

6. Col. i. 3, 12. ii. 17. lasting God, who art one God, James üi, 9. 1 Pet. i. 17. our Lord; not one only person,

but three persons, in one substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference on inequality.” Upon the

Feast of Trinity. * At that time Jesus answer “Religious worship is to be ed and said, I thank thee, 0 given to God the Father, the Father, Lord of heaven and Son, and the Holy Ghost; and earth, because thou hast hid to him alone." The Assem. these things from the wise and bly's Confes. of Faith. ch. 21. prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes ; even so Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.”

Matt. xi. 25, 26. Luke x. 21.

" And he fell on his face "The second part of prayer and prayed, saying, O my Fa- is adoration, and it contains ther, if it be possible let (1) A mention of his nature this cup pass from me: never as God; and this includes his theless not as I will, but as most original properties and thou wilt.” Matt. xxvi 39. perfections: his unity of es

xi. 41..

See Mark xiy. 36. Luke xxii. sence, that there is no other 42. xxiii, 34, 46.

God besides him : his incon. And Jesus lift up his eyes ceivable subsistence in three and said, Father, 1 thank thee persons, the Father, the Son, that thou hast heard me.” John and the Holy Spirit ; which

mystery of the Trinity is a “ Now is my soul troubled, most proper object of our ado. and what shall I say, Father ration and wonder, since it save me from this hour? but so much surpasses our under. for this canse came I unto this standing.”- Watts's Guide to hour. Father glorify thy name." Prayer, p. 6. Jobn xii. 27, 28.

‘Holy Father, keep through “ We must give honour to thine own name, those whom three persons in the godhead thou hast given me.” John distinctly : to the Father, the xvii. 11. See also John xvii. Son, and the Holy Ghost.” 1, 3, 5, 13. xxiv, 25. And Henry's Method of Prayer. Acts iv. 24, &c.

“ Blessed be God, even the « Thou art the king of glo. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ry, O Christ. Thou art the the Father of mercies and the everlasting Son of the Father.” God of all comfort, who com 66 We therefore pray thee to fortethus in all our tribula. help thy servants, whom thou tions.” 2 Cor. i. 3. See also hast redeemed with thy preEph. i. 3.

cious blood. Make them to be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting." Te

Deum. 6 Blessed be the God and “-0 God the Son, redeemer Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the world, have mercy upon who, according to his abund- us miserable sinners. ant mercy, hath begotten us again into a lively lope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Pet. i. 3.

tions of the one substance of the Deity to itself

Zanchy says, a person is nothing but the Divine Essence, distinguished, and as it were individuated, by a certain personal property.

Junius thinks, the persons are distim guished from the essence, in notion only, but really distinguished.

Mr. Baxter says, he is past doubt, there is in God a Trinity of essential, formal, inadequate conceptions or primalities, viz. vital, active power, intellect and will.

Others to avoid the inconvenience of defining, say in general, that there are three Differences ; as Dr. Tillotson :

Three Diversities; as Bishop Burnet: Three Somewhats; as Dr. Wallis:

Three Subsistencies ; as Archbishop Secker.

Mr. Cheynel, in his book of the Divine Trinity, says, We may best resemble all that difference which is between the essence of God, and the divine Subsistencies; by considering the transcendent affectionsof ens simpliciter and the attributes of God; who doth infinitely transcend not

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