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Power.
Gen. xvii. 1: “I am the Almighty God.”
Holiness.

Lev. xix. 2: “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be. holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.”

Justice.

Deut. xxxii. 4: “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

Goodness and truth.

Ex. xxxiv. 6: “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and

truth."

Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one ?

A. There is but one only, the living and true God.

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Deut. vi. 4: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.

1 Cor. viii. 4: “ There is none other God but one."

Isa. xliv. 6, 8: “ Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the Lord of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God. Is there a God besides me? yea, there is no God; I know not any."

Jer. x. 10: " But the Lord is the true God: he is the living God, and an everlasting King."

Q. 6. How many persons are there in the Godhead ?

A. There are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Three persons.

Matt. iii. 16, 17: “ And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Matt. xxviii. 19: “Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

John xiv. 26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you."

2 Cor. xiii. 14: “ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen."

1 John v. 7: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost : and these three are one.”

Each of these persons is in the Godhead, yet so that there is but one God.

The Father is God.

2 John 3: “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace from God the Father.”

The Son is also in the Godhead. 1. He is called God.

John i. 1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Acts xx. 28: “ Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”

Rom. ix. 5: “Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever."

1 Tim. iii. 16: “God was manifest in the flesh.”

Heb. i. 8: “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever.”

1 John v. 20: “ This is the true God, and eternal life.

Isa. vi. 3: “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”

[The “LORD of hosts” is, in the original, “ JEHOVAH of SABAOTH.”]

Compare John xii. 41: “These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him,” [i.e. of Christ.]

2. The Son existed before his incarnation.

John viii. 58: “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."

[Compare Ex. iii. 14: “I am that I am.”]

John xvii. 5: “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”

3. He created all things : [but “He that built all things is God.”] Heb. iii. 4. See also Jer. x. 10-12.

John i. 3: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

Heb. i. 1, 2: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds."

Col. i. 15–18: “Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature: for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

Heb. i. 8–12: “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever : a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom: thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the works of thine hands. They shall perish: but thou remainest : and they all shall wax old as doth a garment: and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.”

4. He upholds all things.

Col. i. 17: “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

Heb. i. 3: “Who being the brightness of his glory, and upholding all things by the word of his power.”

5. He is Eternal and Almighty.

Rev. i. 8: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

Compare Isa. xliv. 6: 6 Thus saith the LORD the king of Israel, and his Redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last, and besides me there is no God.”

6. He is unchangeable.

Heb. xiii. 8: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever.”

7. He is omniscient.

Rev. ii. 23: “And all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts."

Compare 1 Kings viii. 39: “ Thou (God], even thou only. knowest the hearts of all the children of men.”

John ii. 24, 25: “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

8. He is omnipresent.

Matt. xviii. 20: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matt. xxviii. 20 : “And lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

9. He is the Judge of the world.

2 Cor. v. 10: “For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, aocording to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

John v. 22, 23: “ For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.”

Acts xvii. 31 : “ Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained: whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

10. He is, in his Divine nature, equal with the Father.

Phil. ii. 6 : “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.”

11. Praye: is made to him for things which God only can grant.

1 Cor. xvi. 23 : “ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” [Grace, here, is divine help.]

2 Cor. xiii. 14: “ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen."

Eph. i. 2: “Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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