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my god. They have not known Hab. il, 18, 19. What profiteth | fathers dwelt on the other side of nor understood: for he hath shut the graven image that the maker the flood in old time, even Terah, their eyes, that they cannot see; thereof hath graven it; the molten the father of Abraham, and the and their hearts, that they cannot image, and a teacher of lies, that father of Nahor: and they served understand. And none consider- the maker of his work trusteth other gods. eth in his heart, neither is there therein, to make dumb idols? Woe

Judges xi, 24. Wilt not thou knowledge nor understanding to unto him that saith to the wood, possess that which Chemosh thy say, I have burnt part of it in the Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, god giveth thee to possess? So fire; yea, also I have baked bread it shall teach! Behold, it is laid whomsoever the Lord our God upon the coals thereof; I have over with gold and silver, and shall drive out from before us, roasted flesh, and eaten it: and there is no breath at all in the them will we possess. shall I make the residue thereof midst of it. an abomination? shall I fall down

Zech. x, 2. For the idols have children of Dan set up the graven

Judges xviii, 30, 31. And the to the stock of a tree? He feedeth spoken vanity, and the diviners on ashes: a deceived heart hath have seen a lie, and have told false image: and Jonathan the son of turned him aside, that he cannot dreams; they comfort in vain.

Gershom, the son of Manasseh, deliver his soul, nor say, Is there

he and his sons were priests to aot a lie in my right hand. 2 Çor. vi, 15, 16. And what con- the tribe of Dan until the day of

And Isa. xlv, 16. They shall be cord bath Christ with Belial? or the captivity of the land. ashamed, and also confounded, all what part hath he that believeth they set them up Micah's graven of them: they shall go to confu- with an infidel? And what agree- image, which he made, all the sion together that are makers of ment hath the temple of God time that the house of 'God was

with idols for ye are the temple in Shiloh. idols.

of the living God; as God hath said, 1:a. xlvi, 1, 2, 7, 8. Bel boweth I will dwell in them, and walk in

Jer. xvi, 13. Therefore will I down, Nebo stoopeth; their idols them; and I will be their God, and land that ye know not, neither

cast you out of this land into a were upon the beasts, and upon they shall be my people. the cattle: your carriages were

ye nor your fathers; and there heavy loaden; they are a burden to

shall ye serve other gods day and

2.-EARLY PREVALENCE night, where I will not shew you the weary beast. They stoop;

AND GENERAL SPREAD OF favour. they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but

IDOLATRY.

Ezek. XX, 32. 39. And that which themselves are gone into capti- Deut. iv, 27, 28. And the LORD cometh into your mind shall not vity. They bear him upon the shall scatter you among the be at all, that ye say, We will be shoulder, they carry him, and set nations, and ye shall be left few as the heathen, as the families of him in his place, and he standeth; in number among the heathen, the countries, to serve wood and from his place shall he not re- whither the LORD shall lead you. stone. As for you, O honse of move: yea, one shall cry unto him, And there ye shall serve gods, Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD, yet can he not answer, nor save the work of men's hands, wood Go ye, serve ye every one his him out of his trouble. Remember and stone, which neither see, nor idols, and hereafter also, if ye this, apd shew yourselves men; hear, nor eat, nor smell.

will not hearken unto me; but bring it again to mind, 0 ye trans- Deut. xxviii, 36, 64. The LORD pollute ye my holy name no more gressors.

shall bring thee, and thy king with your gifts, and with your Jer. x, 14. Every man is brutish which thou shalt set over thee,

idols. in his knowledge; every founder unto a nation which neither thou Hosea iv, 17. Ephraim is joined is confounded by the graven nor thy fathers have known; and to idols: let him alone. image: for his molten image is there shalt thou serve other gods, false, and there is no breath in wood and stone. And the LORD waited for them at Athens, his

Acts xvii, 16-18. Now while Paul them.

Jer. xi,12. Then shall the cities of ple, from the one end of the earth spirit was stirred in him, when he Judah, and inhabitants of Jeru- even unto the other, and there try. Therefore disputed he in the

saw the city wholly given to idolasalem, go and cry unto the gods thou shalt serve other gods, unto whom they offer incense: but which neither thou nor thy fathers with the devout persons, and in

synagogue with the Jews, and they shall not save them at all in bave known, even wood and

the market daily with them that the time of their trouble. stone.

met with him. Then certain Jer. li, 17, 18. Every man is Deut. xxxi, 16, 20. And the LORD philosophers of the Epicureans, brutish by his knowledge; every said unto Moses, Behold, thou and of the Stoicks, encountered founder is confounded by the shalt sleep with thy fathers; and him. And some said, What will graven image: for his molten this people will rise up, and go a this babbler say? other some, He image is falsehood, and there is whoring after the gods of the seemeth to be a setter forth of no breath in then, They are strangers of the land whither they strange gods: because he preached vanity, the work of errors: in the go to be among thein, and will 'unto them Jesus, and the resurtime of their visitation they shall forsake me, and break my cove- rection. perish. nant which I have made with

Acts xix, 85, 86 And when the Daniel xi, 8. And shall also them. For when I shall have town-clerk had appeased the peocarry captives into Egypt their brought them into the land which ple, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, gods, with their princes, and with I sware unto their fathers, that what man is there that knoweth their precious vessels of silver and floweth with milk and honey; not how that the city of the of gold; and he shall continue and they shall have eaten and Ephesians is a worshipper of the more years than the king of the filled themselves, and waxen fat; great goddess Diana, and of the north.

then will they turn unto other image which fell Nosca vili, 6. For from Israel gods, and serve them, and provoke Jupiter? Seeing then that these was it also: the workman made it: me, and break my covenant.

things cannot be spoken against, therefore it is not God: but the Josh. xxiv, 2. And Joshua said ye ought to be quiet, and to do calf of Samaria shall be bruken in unto all the people, Thus saith nothing rashly. pieces.

the LORD God of Ísrael, Your 1 Cor. xii, 2. Ye know that ye

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were Gentlles, carried away unto | and said unto their brethren, Do | Because the gods of the kings of these dumb idols, even as ye were ye know that there is in these Syria help them, therefore will I led.

houses an ephod, and teraphim, sacrifice to them, that they may Gal, iv, 8. Howbeit then, when image? now therefore consider of him, and of all Ísrael.

and a graven image, and a molten help me: but they were the ruin ye knew not God, ye did service what ye have to do. And they unto them which by nature are no

Jer. il, 10, 11. For pass over the cried unto the cuildren of Dan: Isles of Chittim and seo; and send gods.

and they turned their faces, and unto Kedar, and consider diligent1 Thess. 1, 9. For they them. said unto Micah, What aileth ly, and see if there be such a selves shew of us what manner thee, that thou comest with such a thing: Hath a nation changed of entering in we had nnty you, company? And he said, Ye have their gods, which are yet no gods? and how ye turned to God from taken away my gods which I but my people have changed idols, to serve the living and true made, and the priest, and ye are

their glory for that which doth not God.

gone away; and what have I more? profit.

and what is this that ye say unto 1 John V, 21. Little children,

What aileth thee?

Jer. xi, 10. They are turned keep yourselves from idols.

back to the iniquities of their Amen.

1 Sam. V, 7. And when the men forefathers, which refused to hear

of Ashdod saw that it was so, they my words; and they went after 3.-OBSTINATE AND ALMOST shall not abide with us: for his house of Israel and the house of

said, The ark of the God of Israel other gods to serve them: the UNACCOUNTABLE ATTACH- hand is sore upon us, and upon Jud have broken my covenant, MENT TO IDOLATRY. Dagon our god.

which I made with their fathers. Gen. xxxi, 19. . . . And Rachel 1 Kings xil, 26-28. And Jero- Jer. XXXV, 15. I have sent also had stolen the images that were boam said in his heart, Now shall unto you all my servants the proher father's.

the kingdom return to the house phets, rising up early and sending Exod. xxxil, 21-24. And Moses of David: If this people go up to them, saying, Return ye now said unto Aaron, What did this do sacrifice in the house of the every man from his evil way, and people unto thee, that thou hast LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the amend your doings, and go' not brought so great a sin upon them? heart of this people turn again after other gods to serve them,

.. but ye have not inAnd Aaron said, Let not the anger unto their lord, even unto Rehoof my lord wax hot; thou knowboam king of Judah, and they clined your ear, nor hearkened unest the people, that they are set shall kill me, and go again to Re- to me. on mischief. For they said unto hoboam king of Judah. Where

Jer. xliv,4,5. Howbeit I sent unto me, Make us gods, which shall upon the king took counsel, and you all my servants the prophets, go before us: for as for this Moses, made two calves, of gold, and rising early and sending them, the man that brought us up out of said unto them, It is too much for saying, Oh, do not this abominthe land of Egypt, we wot not

you to go up to Jerusalem: be able thing that I hate. But they what is become of him. And I hold thy gods, O Israel, which hearkened not, nor inclined their said nnto them, whosoever hath brought thee up out of the land of ear to turn from their wickedness, any gold, let them break it off. Egypt.

to burn no incense unto other So they gave it me: then I cast 1 Kings xx, 23. And the ser gods. it into the fire, and there came vants of the king of Syria said

Jer. 1, 38. A dronght is upon her out this calf.

unto him, Their gods are gods of waters; and they shall be dried up:

the hills, therefore they were for it is the land Judges il, 16-19. Nevertheless

of graven the Lord raised up judges, which against them in the plain, and their idols.

stronger thart we; but let us fight images, and they are mad upon delivered them out of the hand of surely we shall be stronger than those that spoiled them. And they.

Erck. xx, 8. But they rebelled yet they would not hearken unto

against me, and would not heartheir judges, but they went a

2 Kings v, 18. In this thing the ken unto me: they did not every whoring after other gods, and LORD pardon thy servant, that man cast away the abominations bowed themselves unto them: when my master goeth into the of their eyes, neither did they they turned quickly out of the house of Rimmon to worship there, forsake the idols of Egypt; then I way which their fathers walked and he leaneth on my hand, and said, I will pour ont my fury upon in, obeying the commandments 1. bow myself in the house of them, to accomplish my anger of the Lord; but they did not so. Rimmon when I bow down my against them in the midst of the And when the Lord raised them self in the house of Rimmon, the land of Egypt. up judges, then the Lord was LORD pardon thy servant in this

Micah iv, 5. For all people will with the judge, and delivered thing,

walk every one in the name of his them out of the hand of their 2 Kings xvil, 29, 40, 41. Howbeit god, and we will walk in the enemies all the days of the judge: every nation made gods of their name of the LORD our God for ever for it repented the LORD because own, and put them in the houses and ever. of their groanings, by reason of of the high places which the them that oppressed them, and Samaritans had made, every na

4.-REMARKABLE EXCEPvexed them. And it came to tion in their cities wherein they pass, when the judge was dead, dwelt. Howbeit they did not

TIONS. that they returned, and corrupted hearken, but they did after their 2 Kings V, 17. And Naaman themselves more than their fathers, former manner. So these nations said, Shall there not then, I pray în following other gods to serve feared the LORD, and served their thee, be given to thy servant two them, and to bow down unto graven images, both their children, mules' burden of earth? for thy them: they ceased not from their and their children's children: as servant will henceforth offer own doings, nor from their stub- did their fathers, so did they unto neither burnt-offering nor sacri. born way. this day.

fice unto other gods, but unto the Judges xviii, 14, 23, 24. Then 2 Chron. xxviil, 23. For he sacri- LORD. answered the five men that went ficed unto the gods of Damascus P8. xvi, 4. Their sorrows shall to spy out the country of Laish, which smote him; and he said, I be multiplied that hasten after

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another god: their drink-offerings at that time certain Chaldeans I thou hast set up. Shadrach, of blood will I not offer, nor take came near, and accused the Jews. Meshach, and Abed - nego, up their names into my lips. They spake, and said to the king swered and said to the king, O

*Ps. xliv, 20, 21. If we have for- Nebuchadnezzar, 0 king, live for Nebuchadnezzar, we are not caro. gotten the name of our God, or ever. Thou, o king, hast made a ful to answer thee in this matter. stretched out our hands to a decree, that every man that shall if it be so, our God, whom we strange god, shall not God search hear the sound of the cornet, flute; serve, is able to deliver us from this out? for he knoweth the harp, sackbut, secrets of the heart. dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, will deliver us out of thine hand,

the burning flery furnace; and he Tsalah ii, 20, 21.

In that day a shall fall down and worship the king. But if not, be it known man shall cast his idols of silver, golden image: And whoso falleth unto thee, o king, that we will. and his idols of gold, which they not down and worshippeth, that not serve'thy gods, nor worship made each one for himself to wor- he should be cast into the midst the golden image which thou bast ship, to the moles and to the bats; of a burning fiery furnace. There To go into the clefts of the rocks, are certain Jews, whom thou and into the tops of the ragged hast set over the affairs of the Hosea xiv, 3, 8. Asshur shall not rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for province of Babylon, Shadrach, save us .... neither will we say the glory of his majesty, when le Meshach, and Abed-nego: these any more to the work of our ariseth to shake terribly the men, o king, have not regarded hands, Ye are our gods. Ephraim earth.

thee; they serve not thy gods,

nor shall say, What have I to do any Dan. iil, 8-12, 16-18. Wherefore worship the golden image which I more with idols.

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preaching, which is committed unto them, How say they that HIS DIVINITY.

unto me according to the com- Christ is David's son? Ar David

mandment of God our Saviour. himself saith in the book of 1.-NAMES OF GOD GIVEN

Titus 11, 13. Looking for that Psalms, The Lord said unto my TO HIM.

blessed hope, and the glorious ap- Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Ps. cx, 1. The Lord said unto pearance of the great God and Till I make thine enemies thy

footstool. David therefore calleth my Lord, sit thou at my right our Saviour Jesus Christ.

him Lord, how is he then his son? hand, until I make thine enemies

Heb. 1, 8. But unto the Son he thy footstool.

Jorn i, 14. : .::

.. And we besaith, Thy throne, O God, is for 18a. vi, 1. In the year that king ever and ever: a sceptre of right- beld his glory, the glory as of Uzziah died I saw also the LORD eousness is the sceptre of thy king- the only begotien of the Father... sitting upon a throne, high and dom.

John V, 17-21. But Jesus answerand his train filled the

1 John V, 20. And we know that ed them, My Father worketh temple.

the Son of God is come, and hath hitherto, and I work. Therefore John xii, 41. These things said given us an understanding, that the Jews sought the more to kill Esaias, when he saw his glory, we may know him that is true; him, because he not only had and spake of him.

and we are in him that is true, I broken the Sabbath, but said also Isa. ix, 6..... His name shall be even in his Son Jesus Christ. This that God was his Father, making called Wonderful, Counsellor, The is the true God, and eternal life. himsell equal with God. Then mighty God. The everlasting

answered Jesus, and said unto Rev. xix, 16. And he hath on them, Verily, verily,

say unto Father, The Prince of Peace. his vesture and on his thigh a you, The Son can do nothing of

Jer. xxiii, 6. In his days Judah name written, KING OF KINGS, himself, but what he seeth the shall be saved, and Israel shall AND LORD OF LORDS.

Father do: for what things soever dwell safely; and this is his name

he doeth, these also doeth the Son whereby he shall be called, THE

2.-HIS RELATION TO THE

likewise. For the Father loveth LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, FATHER IMPLIES DIVINITY.

the Son, and sheweth him all

things that himself doeth: and he Mal. Ill, 1. Behold, I will send Ps. ii, 7, 12. I will declare the will shew him greater works than my messenger, and he shall pre- decree: the LORD hath said unto these, that ye may marvel. For pare the way before me: and the me, Thou art my Son; this day as the Father raiseth up the dead, Lord, whom ye seek, shall sud- have I begotten thee.' Kiss the and quickeneth them; even so the denly come to bis temple, even the Son, lest he be angry, and ye Son quickeneth whom he will. messenger of the covenant, whom perish from the way. ..... ye delight in: behold, he shall

John viii, 19, 38. Then said they come, saith the LORD of hosts. P8. Ixxxix, 27. Also I will make unto him, 'Where is thy Father?

him my first-born, higher than the Jesus answered, Ye neither know John 1, 1, 2. In the beginning kings of the earth.

me, nor my Father: if ye had was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Zech, xiii, 7. Awake, o sword, my Father also.

known me, ye should have known

I speak that The same was in the beginning against my Shepherd, and against which I have seen with my with God.

the man that is my fellow, saith Father; and ye do that which yo

the LORD of hosts, John xx, 28. And Thomas an

have seen with your father. swered and said unto him, My

Matth. kxii, 41-45. While the John x, 30-36. I and my Father Lord and my God.

Pharisees were gathered together, are one. Then the Jews took up

Jesus asked them, Saying, What stones again to stone lim. Jesus Acts xx, 28. Take heed there. think ye of Christ? whose son is answered them, Many good works fore unto yourselves, and to all he? They say unto him, The son of have I showed you from my the fluck over the which the Holy David. He saith unto them, How Father, for which of those works Ghost hath made you overseers, then doth David in spirit call him do ye 'stone me? The Jews ansto feed the church of God, which Lord, saying, The LORD said unto wered him, saying, For a good he hath purchased with his own my Lord, sit thou on my right work we stone thee not, but for blood.

hand, till' I make thine enemies blasphemy; and because that thou, Rom. ix, 6. Whose are the thy footstool? If David then call being a man, makest thyself God. fathers, and of whom as concern-him Lord, how is he his son? Jesus answered them, Is it not ing the flesh Christ cume, who is Mark 1, 1. The beginning of the written in your law, I said, Ye over all, God blessed for ever. gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of are gods? If bo called them gods Amen, God.

unto whom the word of God came, 1 Tim, ill, 16. And, without controversy, great is the mystery of cloud that overshadowed them: the Father bath sanctified, and

Mark 1x, 7. And there was a broken; Say ye of him, whom

and the Scripture cannot be godliness: God was manifest in the and a voice came out of the cloud, sent into the world, Thou blas

saying, This is my beloved Son; pbemest; because I said, I am the Titus 1, 3. But hath in due times hear him.

Son of God? manifested his word through Luke xx, 41-44. And he said John xil, 44, 45. Jesus cried, and

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said, He that believeth on me, an high priest; but he that said

OMNIPRESENCE. believeth not on me, but on him unto him, Thon art my Son, to- Matth. xviii, 20. For where two that sont me.

And he that seeth day have I begotten thee. Though or three are gathered together in me, seeth him that sent me. he were a Son, yet learned be my name, there am I in the midst John xiv, 7-11. If ye had known obedience by the things which he of them.

suffered. me, yo should have known my

Matth. xxviii, 20. Teaching them Father also: and from henceforth 1 John il, 23. Whosoever denieth to observe all things whatsoever ye know him, and have seen him. the Son, the same hath not the I have commanded you; and, lo, Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew Father: [but he that acknowledgeth I am with you alway, eren unto us the Father, and it sufficeth us. the Son, hath the Father also.] the end of the world. Amen. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been 1 John iv, 15. Whosoever shall

John iii, 13. And no man hath 80 long time with you, and yet confess that Jesus is the son of ascended up to heaven, but he hast thon not known me, Philip? God, God dwelleth in him, and he that came down from heaven, he that hath seen me hath seen in God.

even the Son of man which is in the Father, and how sayest thou

1 John v, 5. Who is he that beaven. then, Shew us the Father? Believest thon not that I am in the overcometh'the world, but

he that

OMNISCIENCE. Father, and the Father in mo? the believeth that Jesus is the Son of

God? words that I speak unto you, I

Matth. 1x, 4. And Jesus, knowspeak not of myself: but the

ing their thoughts, said, Where

3.-ATTRIBUTES OF GOD Father, that dwelleth in me, he

fore think ye evil in your hearts? doeth the works. Believe me

POSSESSED BY HIM.

Matth. xil, 25. And Jesus knew that I am in the Father, and the ETERNITY OR PRE-EXISTENCE their thoughts, and said unto Father in me: or else believe mo

IMPLYING ETERNITY.

them, Every kingdom divided for the very works' sake. John xv, 23, 24. He that hateth knew in himself that his disciples divided against itself shall not

John vi, 61, 62. When Jesus against itself is brought to desola

tion; and every city or honse me, hateth my Father also. If I murmured at it, he said unto them, had not done among them the Doth this offend you? What and

stand. works which none other man did, if ye shall see the son of man

Mark ii, 8. And immediately, they had not had sin; but now ascend up where he was before? when Jesus perceived in his spirit have they both seen and hated

within

that they so reasoned

John viii, 56-58. Your father themselves, he said unto them, both me and my Father.

John xvii, 10, 21-23. And all mine and he saw it, and was glad: Why reason ye these things in are thine, and thine are mine; and Then said the Jews unto him,

your hearts? I am glorified in them. That they Thou art not yet fifty years old,

Luke vi, 8. But he knew their all may be one; as thou, Father, art and hast thou seen Abraham thoughts, and said to the man in me, and I in theo, that they Jesus said unto them, Verily, which had the withered hand, also may be one in us that the verily, I say unto you, Befuré Rise up, and stand forth in the world may believe that thou hast Abraham was, I am.

midst. And he arose, and stood sent me. And the glory which

forth. thou gavest me I have given John xiii, 3. Jesus knowing

Like ix, 47. that the Father had given all ceiving the thought of their heart,

And Jesus, perthem; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and things into his hands, and that he took a child, and set him lý thon in me, that they may be was come from God, and went to

him. made perfect in one; and that the God.

Luke xx, 23. But he perceived world may know that thou hast

John xvi, 28. I came forth from their craftiness, and said unto sent me, and hast loved them, the Father, and am come into the them, Why tempt ye me? as thou hast loved me. world: again, I leave the world,

John 1, 48-50. Nathanael said Phil. il, 6. Who, being in the and go to the Father.

unto him, Whence knowest thou form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

John xvii, 5, 24. And now, o me? Jesus answered and said unto

Father, glorify thou me with thine him, Before that Philip called Col. I, 15. Who is the image of own self with the glory which I thee, when thou wast under the the invisible God, the first-born of had with thee before the world fig-tree, I saw thee. Nathanael every creature.

was. Father, I will that they also answered and saith unto him, Çol. II, 9. For in him dwelleth with me where I am; that they thou art the King of Israel. Jesus

whom thou hast given me be Rabbi, thou art the Son of God;. all the fulness of the Godhead may behold my glory, which thou answered and said unto him, Bebodily.

Last given me: for thou lovedst cause I said unto thee, I saw theo Heb. 1, 5. For unto which of the me before the foundation of the under the fig-tree, believest thou? angels said he at any time, Thou world.

thou shalt see greater things than art my Son, this day have I be

Heb. 1, 10. And, Thou, Lord, in these. gotten thee? And again, I will the beginning hast laid the founda- John il, 24, 25. But Jesus did be to him a Father, and he shall tion of the earth.

not commit himself unto them, be to me a Son?

Rev. I, 17, 18. And when I saw because he knew all men, And Heh. iii, 5, 6. And Moses verily him, I fell at his feet as dead. needed not that any should testify was faithful in all his house, as a And he laid his right hand upon of man: for he knew what was in servant, for a testimony of those me, saying unto me, Fear not; I man. things which were to be spoken am the first and thé last: I am John v, 42. But I know you, after; But Christ as a Son over he that liveth, and was dead; and, that ye have not the love of God his own house; whose house are behold, I am alive for evermore, in you. we, if we hold fast the confidence Amen; and have the keys of hell and the rejoicing of the hope firm and of death.

John vi, 64. But there are some of you that believe not.

For unto the end.

Rev. xxil, 13. I am Alpha and Jesus knew from the beginning Heb. v, 5, 8. So 'also Christ Omega, the beginning and the who they were that believed not, glorifed not himself to be made end, the first and the last. and who should betray him.

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