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Eight Sermons on the Trinity

Eight Sermons on the Trinity

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY THOMAS S. L. VOGAN



Job xi. 7, 8.

Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou
find out the Almighty unto perfection^ It is as
high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper
than hell; what canst thou know?
BY THOMAS S. L. VOGAN



Job xi. 7, 8.

Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou
find out the Almighty unto perfection^ It is as
high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper
than hell; what canst thou know?

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EIGHT SERMOS O THE TRIITYBY THOMAS S. L. VOGAJob xi. 7, 8.Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thoufind out the Almighty unto perfection^ It is ashigh as heaven; what canst thou do? deeperthan hell; what canst thou know?Though every Christian Church acknow-ledges, either expressly or virtually, thatfaith in the holy and undivided Trinity isof the highest importance, and of generalnecessity to salvation: yet there are manyindividual Christians, who appear to beinsufficiently acquainted with the extensiveand powerful range of evidence, on whichthe doctrine of the Trinity is established.To this cause, together with the pertina-cious obtrusion, by the Unitarians, of ob- jections which have been again and againanswered, and of misrepresentations, whichB2 SERMO I.have been as often exposed: — to the un-ceasing efforts of this body, aided by thelatitudinarians and infidels of the day, inall ways, and in all kinds of publications,to undermine every thing in Christianity,which distinguishes it from " the religionof nature:" — to the want of sufficient re-
 
flection on the consequences which neces-sarily flow from the truth or falsehood of the doctrine: — and to the natural unwil-lingness of the heart, to subject itself tothe test, which an acknowledgment of thenecessity of a right faith and right motives,to the character and hopes of those " whowill be saved," must impose upon it:— may be attributed the hesitation, indiffer-ence, or aversion, sometimes entertainedby members of our Church, as to the useof a creed, in which the importance andnecessity of this doctrine are explicitlydeclared.I propose, therefore, in th«e course of Lec-tures which it will be my duty to deliverfrom this place, first, to examine the lead-ing objections which are made against thedoctrine of the Trinity; secondly, to takeSERMO I. 3a general review of the evidence for thisdoctrine; and, thirdly, to vindicate thelanguage of our Church in the creed towhich I have referred. .The objections, with which an advocateof the doctrine of the Trinity has to con-tend, may be classed under two heads:the one head comprehending objectionsagainst the doctrine itself; the other, ob- jections against the evidence adduced insupport of it.With the objections of the second class,however, we cannot professedly concern
 
ourselves ; since they fall within the provinceof the critic, rather than of the preacher :but yet, when we come to describe theevidence of the doctrine, it will be incum-bent on us to justify the application weshall make of its individual parts, as theyseverally present themselves, from anyobjections which may require our notice.We proceed, therefore, to examine theleading objections which are urged agaiinstthe doctrine itself.The doctrine of the Trinity is, that" there is but one living and true God;"B 24 SERMO I.and that, " in the Unity of this Godhead^there are three Persons, of one substance,power, and eternity, the Father, the Son,and the Holy Ghost":" or, to use thedescription which an Unitarian writer'' givesof it, "that the Father is God, the Son isGod, and the Holy Ghost is God, threeequal Persons in the same divine substance,and yet that there are not three Gods, butone God."Against this doctrine it is objected, thatit is mysterious and incomprehensible; thatthe fact which it states, of there beingthree Persons in one God, is impossible;that its very expression in words is self-contradictory; and, that it is opposed tothe first principles of natural and revealedreligion.

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