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The Power of God.

The Power of God.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY GEORGE BURDER

Geuesis xvii, I. I am the Almighty God.

IN attempting to display the divine perfections, it
is natural to begin with that which first strikes
the mind of man when he thinks of a God. Who-
ever believes that there is a God, must believe that
he is a great and powerful being
BY GEORGE BURDER

Geuesis xvii, I. I am the Almighty God.

IN attempting to display the divine perfections, it
is natural to begin with that which first strikes
the mind of man when he thinks of a God. Who-
ever believes that there is a God, must believe that
he is a great and powerful being

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Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Mar 27, 2014
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THE POWER OF GOD. BY DR. JOHN TILLOTSON, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY. God hath spoken once; twice have 1 heard this, that power belongeth unto God. PSALM Ixii, 11. IN treating of the attributes of God, I have con sidered those which relate to the Divine understand ing, to which I referred his knowledge and wisdom; those also which relate to the Divine will ; viz. God s  justice, truth, holiness, and goodness: I come now to consider his power of acting, which is his omni- potency ; this I shall speak to from these words. In the beginning of this Psalm, David declares that God was the great object of his trust and con fidence, and that all his hopes and expectation of safety and deliverance were from him, (ver. 1,2.) And this makes him challenge his enemies for all their mischievous qualities and devices against him, as vain attempts, (ver. 3, 4.) Hereupon he chargeth
 
himself to continue his trust and confidence in God, from whom was all his expectation, and who was able to save and deliver him, (ver. 5 7.) And from his example and experience, he encourageth and ex horts all others to trust in God, (ver. 8.) and that from two arguments. 1. Because all other objects of our trust and con fidence are vain and insufficient, and will fail those that rely upon them. If we will rely upon any thing in this world, it must either be persons or things ; but  \ve cannot safely repose our trust in either of these. Not in persons: they may be reduced to one of 151 these two heads, either high or low : those that are of a mean condition, it would be in vain to trust them ; they that cannot secure themselves from mean ness, cannot secure others from mischief; " Men of low degree are vanity :" but the great ones of the
 
world, they seem to promise something of assistance and security to us ; but if we depend upon them, they will frustrate us ; " Men of high degree are a lie." As for the things of the world, that which men usually place their confidence in, is riches ; these are either got by unlawful or lawful means ; if they be ill gotten, by oppression or robbery, they will be so far from securing us from evil, that they will bring it upon us ; if they be well gotten, they are of such an uncertain nature, that we have little reason to place our hopes in them ; " if riches increase, set not your hearts upon them ;" that is, your hope ; for heart in Scripture signifies any of the affections. 2. Because God is the proper object of our trust and confidence. We may safely rely upon any one, in whom these two things concur a power to help us, and goodness to incline him so to do. Now David tells us, that both these are eminently in God, and do in a peculiar manner belong to him ; power, (ver. 11.) and goodness, (ver. 12.) I shall speak to that which David makes the first

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