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II. Of God, and of the Holy Trinity.

James Dodson

Chapter II.-Of God, and of the Holy Trinity.

1. There is but one only[a], living, and true God[b]: who is infinite in being and perfection[c], a most pure spirit[d], invisible[e], without body, parts[f], or passions[g], immutable[h], immense[i], eternal[k], incomprehensible[l], almighty[m], most wise[n], most holy[o], most free[p], most absolute[q], working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will[r], for His own glory[s]; most loving[t], gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin[u]; the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him[w]; and withal, most just and terrible in His judgments[x], hating all sin[y], and who will by no means clear the guilty[z]. 
II. God hath all life[a], glory[b], goodness[c], blessedness[d], in and of Himself; and is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures which He hath made[e], nor deriving any glory from them[f], but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them: He is the alone fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things[g]; and hath most sovereign dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever Himself pleaseth[h]. In His sight all things are open and manifest[i]; His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature[k], so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain[l]. He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands[m]. To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them[n]. 
III. In the unity of the Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost[o]. The Father is of none, neither begotten, nor proceeding: the Son is eternally begotten of the Father[p]: the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son[q]. 

Footnotes:

(a) Deut. 6:4; I Cor. 8:4, 6.  

(b) I Thess. 1:9; Jer. 10:10.  

(c) Job 11:7, 8, 9; Job 26:14.  

(d) John 4:24.  

(e) I Tim. 1:17.  

(f) Deut. 4:15, 16; John 4:24, with Luke 24:39.  

(g) Acts 14:11, 15.  

(h) James 1:17; Mal. 3:6.  

(i) I Kings 8:27; Jer. 23:23, 24.  

(k) Ps. 90:2; I Tim. 1:17.  

(l) Ps. 145:3. 

(m) Gen. 17:1; Rev. 4:8.  

(n) Rom. 16:27.  

(o) Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8.  

(p) Ps. 115:3. 

(q) Exod. 3:14.  

(r) Eph. 1:11.  

(s) Prov. 16:4; Rom. 11:36.  

(t) I John 4:8, 16.  

(u) Exod. 34:6, 7.  

(w) Heb. 11:6.  

(x) Neh. 9:32, 33.  

(y) Ps. 5:5, 6.  

(z) Nah. 1:2, 3; Exod. 34:7.  

(a) John 5:26.  

(b) Acts 7:2.  

(c) Ps. 119:68. 

(d) I Tim. 6:15; Rom. 9:5.  

(e) Acts 17:24, 25.  

(f) Job 22:2, 3.  

(g) Rom 11:36. 

(h) Rev. 4:11; I Tim. 6:15; Dan. 4:25, 35.  

(i) Heb. 4:13.  

(k) Rom. 11:33, 34; Ps. 147:5.  

(l) Acts 15:18; Ezek. 11:5.  

(m) Ps. 145:17; Rom. 7:12.  

(n) Rev. 5:12, 13, 14.  

(o) I John 5:7; Matt. 3:16, 17; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14. 

(p) John 1:14, 18.  

(q) John 15:26; Gal. 4:6.