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Affection of his Life ....
The term “ Spirit” is used to denote Jehovah Himself, or
V. By the term “Spirit,” when mentioned in reference to the
Lord, is signified specifically the Life of His Wisdom,
VI. Jehovah himself, that is, the Lord, spake the Word by the
The Doctrine OF THE ATHANASIAN CREED AGREES WITH THE TRUTH,
PROVIDED THE TRINITY OF PERSONS OF WHICH IT SPEAKS, BE UNDER-
STOOD TO MEAN A TRINITY of Person, AND THAT THIS TRINITY IS
IN the LORD
By the New JerusALEM, MENTIONED IN THE Revelation, is meant
A New CHURCH
THE NEW JERUSALEM
THE WHOLE SACRED SCRIPTURE TREATS OF THE LORD, AND
THE LORD IS THE WORD.
1. We read in John, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him ; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men : and the light shineth in darkness; but the darkness comprehended it not.” Moreover, “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (chap. i. 145, 14). The same Evangelist further adds, “ Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (chap. iii. 19). And in another place, “While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness” (chap. xii. 36, 46). From these passages it is evident, that the Lord is God from eternity, and that this God is himself the Lord who was born in the world : for it is said, that the Word was with God, and God was the Word : as, also, that without him was not any thing made that was made: and again, that the Word was made flesh, and they beheld him. Why the Lord is called THE WORD, is but little understood in the church : he is however called the Word, because THE WORD signifies Divine Truth, or Divine Wisdom; and the Lord is Divine Truth itself, or Divine Wisdom itself; for which reason he is likewise called the Light, which also is said to have come into the world. Divine Wisdom and Divine Love, constitute a one, and were from eternity a one in