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The Mystery of the Trinity, by John Henry Newman

The Mystery of the Trinity, by John Henry Newman

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A famous sermon on the doctrine of the Trinity, by Prof. John Henry Newman of Oxford.
A famous sermon on the doctrine of the Trinity, by Prof. John Henry Newman of Oxford.

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PAROCHIAL
SERMONS,
FOR THE
SPRING
QUARTER,
BEING
THE WEEKS BETWEEN THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
AND
TRINITY SUNDAY.
VOL. VI.
BY
JOHNHENRY
NEWMAN,
B.D.
PELLOW OP ORIBL
COLLEOE.
SECOND
EDITION.
LONDON:
F\tANCIS
&
JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST.
PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO
PLACE;
&.
J.
H. PARKER, OXFORD.
1845.
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SERMON
XXIV.
THE
MYSTERY
OF THE HOLY TRINITY.
MATT.
xxviii.
19
.. Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations; baptizing them in theName
of
the Father, and
of
the Son, and
of
the H01y Ghost."
THAT
in some real sense the Father, and the
Son,
and the Holy Ghost are They whom
we
are boundto serve and worship, from whom comes the Gospel
of
grace, and in whom the profession
of
Christianitycentres, surely is shown, most satisfactorily and in-disputably, by the words
of
this text.
When
Christ
was
departing,
He
gave commission to His Apostles,and taught them what to teach and preach; and first
of
all they were to introduce their converts into
His
profession, or into His Church, and that by a solemnrite, which,
as
He
had told Nicodemus
at
an earliertime,
was
to convey a high spiritual grace. Thissolemn and supernatural ordinance
of
discipleship
was
to be administered in the N
ame-of
whom 1
in
the Name (can we doubt
it
1)
of
Him whose disciples
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HOLY TRINITY.
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the converts forthwith became;
of that
God whom,from
that
day forward, they confessed and adored;whom they promised to obey; in whose word theytrusted; by whose bounty they were to be rewarded.
Yet
when Christ would name the Name
of
God,
He
does
but
say,
"in
the Name
of
the Father, and
of
theSon, and
of
the Holy Ghost." I consider, then,
that
on the very face
of
His sacred words there is a
diffi-
culty,
till
the doctrine
of
the Holy Trinity is known.
What
can be meant by saying, in the Name, not
of
God,
but
of
Three?
It
is an unexpected manner
of
speech.Now even
if
it
were merely said,
"of
the Fatherand the Son," there would surely be a difficulty in theterms
of
His command.
We
might indeed suppose
that
He
meant thereby to denote the Supreme Lord
of
all, and the instrument and mediator of His merciesin the dispensation then commencing, (as
we
read ofthe Israelites" believing God and His servant Moses,"and "worshipping the Lord and the king," David;)
but
surely even then
it
would be strange and inexpli-cable
that
Christ should
say,
"the
Father and Son," and
not
"God and the Son," or
"God
and Christ," or the
like;
whereas
the
Name
of
God does
not
occur
at
all,and the two words used instead are what are
called
cor.
relatives,
on~
implies
the
other, they look from one
to
the other. There is no mention
ofa
Fount
of
merciesand a channel, and that, towards man the recipient;
but
it
is like the statement
of
some sacred doctrinewhich
has
its meaning in itself, independently
of
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