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fuse; for he can as soon cease to be God, as cease to be mercisul.
And as to the trinitarians, nothing is more plain, than that they seed upon ashes; a deceived heart hath turned them aside, because they will not make use of those rational saculties which God hath given them; nor say, It there not a lye in my righthand? otherwise they would never flutter the humble Jesus, nor maks the most high God to be a 'plurality of persons.
For as to the holy ghost (their third God) it is evidently no distinct person from God, any more than a man's spirit is a distinct person from the man; so that the spirit of God is God's spirit, as is manisest from scripture and reason, Gen. vi. 3. My spirit shall not always strive with man: And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters: And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst os the waters. And God made all things by the word of his power. So that the word of God, and the spirit of God, are not distinct persons from God, but the power of God, and the energy of God. So the word of a mran, and the spirit of a man, are not distinct persons.from the man, but the man himself 3 if his word be salse, or his spirit be wicked, the man is salse and wicked.
The same degree of stupidity that leads trinitarians to call the word of God, aud the spirit of
God, God, distinct persons, would lead them to call the wisdom of God, the goodness of God, the love of God, the peace of God, the power of God, and the mercy of God, distinct persons; and make God to be a trinity of trinities; for it is certain, God is expressly called by al! those names.
But whosoever goes about to iather this absurd and horrid doctrine of the trinity upon Jesus Christ, does egregioufly abuse him ; who told us plainly, bit Father was greater than he; and that he could do notiling of himself which is a demonstration that lie is not God: For we are fare God is omnipotent, and can do all things of himself; being self-existent and independent, the supreme creator of the universe; and in this it is, that the unitarians triumph as unanswerable, believing in Jesus Christ, who told us his Father was the only true God, John xvii. 3.
P.S. By these last word* of-GWist, I myself was convinced many years ago.
G 2 A FAMILIAR
A FAMILIAR ILLUSTRATION OF CERTAIN PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE
THE POWER OP MAN TO DO THE WILL OF
ELECTION AND- REPROBATION,
SEARcH THE ScRIPTURES. JOlsN V. 39.