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The God of all grace, Who hath called us unto his eternal glory,
by Christ Jesus, - make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.1 Pet. V, 10, 11.
THE Great Articles which we have endeavoured to prove directly and unexceptionably, are these.
That, The Father Almighty Alone, is SUPREME, and the only proper Object of Religious Worship-from the clearest declarations of our Saviour, the Prophets, and Apostles.
That, There is the strongest reason to believe, from the Evidence produced, that, by the holy Ghost, the inspired writers generally mean the Divine Influence, Power, or the spiritual Gifts of God, even the Father himself.-That, however, supposing the holy Spirit to be a Person, and different from the Father; we find no Command or Precedent whatsoever, in the Sacred Records, for the offering any distinct Worship or Glory to the Holy Spirit.
That, Christ expressly acknowledged himself INFERIOR to the Father: that the Circumstances recorded by his Apostles, of his Life, Death, Resurrection, and Exaltation, manifest him to be so: and that we are most plainly directed, in the holy Scriptures, to offer Divine Worship to God, the Father, only, in the Name, and as the Disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All points of less moment are left at large in this Tract.