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Babblings, and Oppositions of Science, fallly so called; That we do not give heed to Jewish Fables, and Commandments of Men that turn from the Truth; And that we strive not about Words to no profit ; nor fuffer our felves to be mised by Philosophy and vain Deceit, after the Tradition of Men, after the Rudiments of the World, and not after Christ.
2 Pet. 3. 16. 2 Cor. 3. 12. 2 Cor. 4. 2. Joh. 7.17. b! Jude 3. Hab. 2. 2.) 1 Cor. 4. 3, 4. 2. Tim. 3. 15. 2 Cor. 2. 17. Gal. 1. 7.
after 2 Tim. 4. 3. di Tim. 6. 3. 2 Tim. 3. 14. Tit. 1. 11. Tit. 1. 10. Col. 2. 18. Mar. 7. 13. bi Thess. 4. 1, 2, 1, i Thell. 2. 13 1 Cor. 2. 4. Luke 16. 31. Heb. 11. 4: Rom. 16. 25, 26. i Pet. 1.23. Jam. 3. 17. Luke 21. Ise B4
from above, which all the Adversaries of it shall not be able to gainsay, or relift; by which also we are fav’d, if we believe, and obey, from the Heart, that Form of Doctrine, which is delivered to us in the Holy Scriptures.
a And, as there is none other Name ander Heaven, given among Men, whereby we muft be saved, but the Name of Jesus Christ ; So neither is there any other Doctrine to be taught, but what is declared unto us in the Gospel which we have received, and wherein we stand..
b If any Man preacheth another Jesus; or if any Man, or an Angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel upto us than that which the Apostles have preached unto us, let him be accurfed.
c Ye shall not add unto the Word which God commandeth you, neither shall you diminish ought from it.
d Add thou not unto his Words, left he reprove thee, and thou be found a Liar; for evejy Word of God is pure.
c If any Man shall add unto the Words of this Book of the New Covenant, God shall add unto him the Plagues that are written in this Book : And if any Man (hall take away from the Words of this Book, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life.
if Wherefore, let us mark that which is noted in the Scripture of Truth, and lay up the Words of this Book in our Heart, and in our Soul ; and let us teach them our Children, speaking of them
Luke 21.15. I Cor. 15. 2. Rom: 6.17. a Ads 4. 12. 10. I Tim. 1. 3. i Cor. 15. 1. 62 Cor. 11. 4. Gal. 1.9, 8. .Deut. 4. 2. d Prov. 30. 6,5. Rev. 22,18,19.'
* Dan. 10. 21. Deut. 11. 18, 19. 2 Kin. 22. 13. Deut.' 21, 18, 19.
CHA P. II. Concerning GOD; His NATURE, ATTRIBUTES, and WORKS.
THAT which may be known of God,
is manifeft: For the Heavens declare the Glory of God, and the Firmament sheweth his Handy-work: So that we are without excuse, if, by the things that are made, we do not clearly perceive, and understand his eternal Power and Godhead.
• The Lord is also known by the Judgment which he executeth."
But the Scriptures having given us a plainer and fuller Account of the Divine Being, than the Reason of Man can discover, of it self, the best, and eafiest way of coming to the right Knowledge of God, is, by his Word.
From whence we learn, That he is the Maker, Preserver, and Governor of all things; That he is a Being every way perfect ; the only God; who hath none other like him; and who is greater, and more excellent, than all other Beings: That he is a Spirit, Eternal and UnchangeAble, and fills all places by his presence; That his Happiness, Knowledge, Wisdom, and Power, are Infinite; That he is perfectly Good and Gracious, Righteous and Fut, True and Faithful, Pure and Holy: And, that after all we do, or can know of him, he is incomprehensible.