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.
2. Two gentlemen were once disputing on the divinity of Christ. One of them who argued against it, said, 'If it were true, it certainly would have been expressed in more clear and unequivocal terms.' 'Well', said the other, 'admitting that you believed it, were authorized to teach it, and allowed to use your own language, how would you express the doctrine to make it indubitable?' 'I would say,' replied he, 'that Jesus Christ is the true God.' 'You are very happy,' replied the other, 'in your choice of words; for you have happened to hit upon the very words of inspiration. John, speaking of the Son, says, "This is the true God, and eternal life"' (1 John 5.20).
3. Dr Sewall, in a tour in Europe, in company with a Unitarian clergy-man from New England, paid a visit to the justly-celebrated writer of the History of the Reformation, Merle d'Aubigne'. Soon after their introduction, d'Aubigne' inquired of the clergyman to what denomination of Christians he belonged. With some little hesitancy he replied that he was a Unitarian. A cloud of grief passed over the face of the pious historian, but again all was as before. The hour passed pleasantly, and the moment of parting came. D'Aubigne' took thehand of the Unitarian, and fixing a look of great earnestness upon him, said: 'I am sorry for your error. Go to your Bible, study it, pray over it, and light will be given you. "God WAS manifest in the flesh."'
4. Robert Hall, of Bristol, in the early part of his ministry, doubted the distinct personality of the Holy Spirit; but, increasing in the spirituality of his mind, and becoming more ardently attached to secret devotion, he found that, whenever in private prayer he was in the most deeply devotional frame, most overwhelmed with the sense that he was nothing, and God was all in all, he always felt himself inclined to adopt a Trinitarian doxology. This circumstance occurring frequently, and being more frequently meditated upon in a tone of honest and anxious inquiry, issued at length in a persuasion that the Holy Spirit is really and truly God, and not an emanation.
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