James Knight.

The Scripture doctrine of the most holy and undivided Trinity, vindicated from the misinterpretations of Dr. Clarke : to which is prefixed a letter to the Reverend Doctor by Robert Nelson online

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. which I conceive may
be very confiftent with an Holy
and Humble Zeal for God's
Glory and the Defence of the
Chriftian Revelation ; and with
an earneft Contention for all the

Great



to Doflor Clarke. xxvii

Great Truths thereof, by the
Word of God, and the Teftimo-
ny of his Saints, even fuch as
were the Greateft Lights of the
Church in the earlieft and pu-
reft Ages of it. To a fuller
Difcovery of thefe important
Points if the following Papers
may any ways contribute, you
will not be difpleafed, I am con-
fident, with the Application
which is made to you by,

Reverend SI R^

Taur moSl Faithful

Novem. i6. Humble ServanU

171 J. ^



Rob. Nelson.



THE

PREFACE.

PERHAPS the Reader may wonder,
fmce Jefus Chrifl: u the End of the
LatP, and Mofes and the Prophets are
every where full of his Sacred P erf on 5
that there is little cited out of the Old
Teftament for a Proof of his Divinity in
the following Obfervations ; efpecially
Jince it is reafonable to believe^ That in
fo frequent a Mention of Him ns there oc-
curs, fomething ?mtfi be dropped in fe-
ver al Places in relation to his Godhead,
ds a proper V reparative for the greater
Light of the GofpeUDifpenfation. But
the Truth is^ The Learned Dr. having
confined his Enquiries to the New Tefta-
ment, gave little Occafion of making Ex^
curfions into the Writings of the Old 5
tho' I am well fatisfed, from thofe Wri-
tings them felves, from the Citatio?2s of the
Apoflles, and from the Interpretations
of the Antients, that there is a rich
Treafure of Divine Authorities contain-
ed in them, which giving and receiving
Light from the New, are an able Witnefs

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The Preface.

of the great Myjlery of the Son of God^
in the hand of a Scribe that is well in-
ftridBed to the Kingdom of Heaven^ and
knoi^s^ like the Houf)older^ the Time a7id
Manner of bringing into View both the
New and the Old, for the Profit and
Fleafure of thofe that are entertained
by Him,

As for the Citations out of the Fathers^
there would have been little need of them ^
had there been any Certainty that the
T>oElor^s Preface would have been always
read with the Performance following it^
or ahvays remember"* d: But for fear Je^
the ContradiBion charged on thefe good
old Men might not haply occur lo theRea^
der*s Mind^ in 7veighi?ig the P^Jfages
which the Dr. alledges^ and their whole
Writings might fit ffer Damm age ^ and be
judged of a Piece with the Senfe imposed
On thefe few Pajfages : I have w,ade it
my Endeavour tojhew^ in fame Inftances^
the little Ground which the Br. had for
placing thofe Authors on the fide of his
Opinion ^ being verily perfuaded , that
fuch as are cited in thefe following Pa^
pers, give great Light to the VoSfme of
our Churchy and confirm its Antiquity^ as
deduced from Scripture,

THE



THE

CONTENTS.

CHAP. J. Pag.

O^ GOD the FATHER. i

CHAP. II.

Of the SON of GOD. 43

CHAP. III.

Of the HOLT SPIRIT of GOD, 1 1 2



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CHAP. I.
Of GOD the FATHER,



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I*Ti /TATT, xix. 17. There is
one good ^//^ One, («5
Being) that is, God.



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the Word «5 by One Perfon, as the

learned Dr. fuppofes ; fines it may be a^

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The Scripfure Vo&rine Chap. I,

well or better done by One Be'mg, Fot
One («0 is Mafculine, by reafon of its
Relation to GocJ^ (egos ^) and is no lefs
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