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Vindicative Justice amiable

rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord.

2 Cor. 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

2 Th. 1:7 And to you, who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Heb. 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire. Ps. 18:6-14. [See 219, and Punishment, future.]

226. Vindicative justice in God amiable.

Ex. 15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee.

Dt. 32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

Ps. 48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

58:9 He shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. 10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 10 To him that smote Egypt in their first-born: for his mercy endureth for ever: 11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever. See the whole Psalm.]

Rev. 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia: Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. [See 79 and 478.]

Wisdom-Zeal.

227. Wisdom of God.

Job 5:13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

Ps. 104: 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Is. 28: 29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

Rom. 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord ? or who hath been his counsellor ?

16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

1 Cor. 1:25 The foolishness of God is wiser than men. Ep. 1:8 He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

Col. 2:2 The mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Jude 25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

228. Zeal of God.

2 K. 19:30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. 31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

Is. 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the gar

Unity of God.

ments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

Ezk. 5:13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that 1 the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

Jn. 2: 15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence: make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. 17 And his disciples remembered that it was writ ten, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

GOD'S MODE OF EXISTENCE.

229. Unity of God.

Dt. 4:35 The Lord he is God: there is none else beside him.

39.

6:4 The Lord our God is one Lord.

32:39 See now that I, even I am he, and there is no god with me.

2 S. 7:22 There is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee.

2 K. 19:15 Thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth.

Neh. 9:6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone.

Is. 44:6 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. 8 Is there a God besides me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.

45:5 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God besides me.

Jn. 10:30 I and my Father are one.

17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

1 Cor. 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Gal. 3:20 God is one.

1 Tim. 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.

Trinity.

Jam. 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well.

230. Are there more persons than one in the Godhead?

Gen. 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.

3:22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil.

11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language.

Is. 6:8 I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?

Dan. 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men. 25 and 26.

Mat. 28:19 Teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Lk. 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee 1 am well pleased.

Jn. 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 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. 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Ep. 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

1 Pet. 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.

1 Jn. 5:7 There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are

one.

Of Property in us-To establish Natural Law.

PREROGATIVES OF GOD.

231. What prerogatives or rights especially belong to God?

1. A right of property in all his creatures.

1 Ch. 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine.

Ps. 50: 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

100:3 The Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pas

ture.

Ezk. 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine.

Rom. 14:8 Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

2. To establish and control natural law.

Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

Ps. 119:90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

Pr. 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. 20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Jer. 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name.

33:25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; 26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob.

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