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fufe ; for he can as soon cease to be God, as cease to be merciful.
And as to the trinitarians, nothing is more plain, than that they feed upon ashes ; a deceived heart hath turned them aside, because they will not make use of those rational faculties which God hath given them; nor say, Is there not a lye in my righthand ? otherwise they would never flatter the humble Jesus, nor mak: 'the inost high God to be a 'plurality of persons. • For as to the holy ghost (their third Goa) 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 inanitest from scripture and reafun, 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 of 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 crergy of God. So the word of a ni'an, and the spirit of a man, are not distinct persons from the man, but the man .hiinfelf; if his word be false, or his spirit be wicked, the man is false and wicked.
The same degree of stupidity that leads trinitarians to call the word of God, and 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 all those names.
But whosoever goes about to father this absurd and horrid doctrine of the trinity upon Jesus Chrift, . does egregiously abuse him ; who told us plainly, his Father was greater than be; and that he could do nge thing of himself, which is a demonstration that he is not God: For we are sure 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 Chrift, who told us his Father was the only true God, John · xvii. 3.
P.S. By these last words of Christ, I myself was convinced many years ago.
THE POWER OF MAN TO DO THE WILL OF
GOD, ORIGINAL SIN, ELECTION AND REPROBATION, THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST, AND ATONEMENT FOR SIN BY THE DEATH OF
SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. JOHN v, 39,