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See also Ps. 19. long metre; ver. 5. 6.

Ps. 45, 100, 110, 118, &c.

" God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve and keep you." Matrimony.

WOLZOGENIUS'S ARGUMENTS FROM THE

SCRIPTURES IN PROOF THAT CHRIST IS

NOT THE GREAT GOD.

1st. That Christ is not the great God is shewn from the circumstance that in innumerable places of the Scriptures he is clearly distinguished from the great God. As when he is called the Son of God, the word of God, the image of God, the bread which descended from heaven; and infinite other phrases of that kind are used concerning him. Therefore he cannot be the great God himself from whom he is thus distinguished. Matt. jii. 17. “And lo, a voice from heaven saying, This is my

beloved Son in whom I am well leased.

2. Because, Christ is in many places called the Son of God. Whence it is

manifest that the Christ (the anointed) is inferior to the Father, (the anointer.)

3d, Because Christ declares that the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do.” John v. 19. I can of mine own self do nothing. v. 30.

4th, Because he declares that he " is not the author of his own doctrine." John vii. 16, 17.

5th, Because Cbrist deelares that “ he did not come of himself, but that he was sent by the Father.” John vii. 28.

6th, Christ testified that he did not seek his own will. How then can he be the Most High God ? John v. 30.

7th, Because Christ denied that he sought his own glory. John viii. 50.

8th, Because he asserts, “ He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.” John xii. 44.

9th. Because he was ignorant of the day of judgment.” Matt. xxiv 36.

10th, Because he says right hand and on my left is not mine to give.” Matt. xx. 23.

11th, Because he demanded Why callest thou me good ? There is none

" to set on my

good but one, that is, God. Matt. xix. 17

12th, Because he begged that if it were possible, the bitter cup might pass from him, adding, “ nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Matt. xxvi. 39.

13th, Because “ Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest, but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” Heb. v. 5. · 14th, Because our Saviour expressly declared, “ My Father is greater than I.” John xiv. 28.

15th, Because the Father sent him. John iii. 16, 17.

16th, Because Christ received commands from the Father. John xv. 10.

17th, Because Christ was obedient to God. Rom. v. 19,

18th, Because he is called the servant of God. Matt. xii. 18.

19th, Because he offered prayers to his Father. Matt. xxvi. 39, 42, 44. John xvii. 1.

20th, Because all things were given to Christ by the Father. Matt. xxviii. 18.

21st, Because God made that same Je

sus who was crucified both Lord and Christ. Acts ii. 36.

22d, Because all judgment was deliv: ered to Christ by the Father, and because he was appointed Judge of the quick and the dead by God. John v. 22. Acts x. 42.

23d, Because God highly exalted Christ, and

gave him a name above every name. Phil. ij. 9.

24th, Because Jesus did not perform the miracles of himself but the Father, who dwelt in him. John xiv. 10.

25th, Because he distinctly states that these works bear witness, not to his own power, but that the Father had sent him. John v. 36.

26th, Because he distinctly states that the works were done in his Father's name. John x. 25.

27th, Because, in the presence of a numerous company before the resurrection of Lazarus, he gives thanks to the Father for having heard him. John xi. 41.

28th, Because Peter positively states that it was God who anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with

power ; and that he performed numerous miracles, because God was with him. Acts x. 38.

29th, Because the same apostle positively asserts that the man Jesus of Nazareth was enabled to performn miracles, wonders, and signs, because he was approved by God; and that God wrought them by him. Acts ii. 22.

30th, Because Christ is not the primary, but the intermediate cause, of all things relating to our salvation. 1 Cor. viii. 6.

31st, Because God hath reconciled all things to himself by Christ. 2 Cor. v. 18, Col. i. 19.

32d, Because God in the latter ages spoke by his Son. Heb. i. 2.

33d, Because God hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. xv. 57.

34th, Because God liberally poured out upon the apostles the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ. Tit. iii. 6.

35th, Because God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ. Rom. ii. 16.

36th, Because Christ was made unto us, wisdom, and righteousness, and sanc

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