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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 name : 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

Promises.

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 settled 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

eousness.

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 the 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 to 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."

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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 tittle 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. Dr. Clarke, on Eph. 3: 18—21,).

CHAPTER VI.

THE VIEWS OF MR. WESLEY UPON THE COMMANDS OF GOD.

IN a volume of occasional sermons by the Rev. John Wesley, a celebrated English Methodist divine, we find the following remarks in a discourse upon the perfection of mankind. "There is," says he, " a very clear and full promise, that we shall all love the Lord our God with all our hearts. So we read, Deut. 30:6: Then will I circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul.' Equally express is the word of the Lord, which is no less a promise, though in the form of a command: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.' No words can be more strong than these, no promise can be more express. In like manner, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,' is as express a promise as a command. And, indeed, that general and unlimited promise, which runs through the whole

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