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us.". [God is true; therefore every promise of God is true, and, consequently, each must have

its due fulfilment. See Clarke on the above · quoted passage.]

Will God make good his oath ?. See Heb. 6: 17, 18. " Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath : that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might: have a strong .consolation; who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us." [If God had sworn by any thing, finite, that thing might fail, and then the obligation would be at an end; but He has sworn by what is infinite, and cannot fail; therefore his oath is of eternat obligation. Clarke, ou the above text.]

Will Jesus accomplish the work he came to do? See ka. 53: 11. “He shall see of the travail of his soul and be satisfied.”. John 17:4. "I have finished the work that thou gavest me to to do.”. (Our Lord speaks of having completed the work which God had given him to do ; and he looks forward to that time when, through the preaching of his gospel, the true God should be known and worshipped by the whole world! See Dr. Clarke on this passage.]

This view of Clarke is in unison with the sentiment expressed by St. Paul, in his Epistle to the Philippians, chap. 2:9-11.

" Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every pame: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” And Christ, himself, says: John 12:32.

" And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."

Additional Proofs of the Validity of God's

Promiscs. Numb. 23: 19. God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent. Hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Ps. 18:30. The word of the Lord is tried.

Ps. 89 : 34. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Ps. 119: 89, 90, Forever, O Lord, thy word is setiled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations.

Isa. 25:1. Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Isa. 46:11. I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass: I have purposed it, I will also do it.

The unbelief of man shall not frustrate the

purpose of God. Rom. 2:3, 4. For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith [promise] of God without effect ? God forbid : yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.

2 Tim. 2: 13. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself!

Rom. 4:20-22. He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded, that what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for right


The Law cannot disannul the Promise of God.

Gal. 3:17, 18. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it

should make the promise of none effect; for if the inheritance be of ihe law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. (This covenant takes in not the Jewish people only, but all nations ; for it is written, In thy seed [the Messiah) shall all nations of the earth be blessed. This UNIVERSAL blessedness can never be confined to the Jewish people exclusively; and as the covenant was legally made and confirmed, it cannot be annulled ; it must therefore remain in reference io its object. (Clarke.) Nothing shall be able to separate us from

God's Love, Rom. 8:38, 39. “For I am persuaded, that neither death; nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, (nor any other thing whatever,] shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” . May the reader, with all the children of God, be able to comprehend what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which surpasseth knowledge, that they may be filled with all the fulness of

Him that filleth all in all. (Amen. So be it ! So let it be! and so it will be : for all the counsels of God are faithfulness and truth; and not one jot or title of his promise has failed, from the foundation of the world to the present day; nor can fail, till mortality is swallowed up of life. Amen and amen. Clarke, on ph. 3:18 — 21.).


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