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§ 1.

HIS EXISTENCE DECLARED.

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CHAPTER I.

there be after me. I even I, am the

LORD; and beside me there is no THE EXISTENCE OF ONE GOD. Savior. I have declared, and have

saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among

you: therefore ye ure my witnesses, Gen. 17:1. I am the Almighty saith the LORD, that I am God. God.

Yea, before the day was, I am he; 23: 13. And behold the Lord and there is none that can deliver stood above it and said, I am the out of my hand: I will work, and LORD God of Abraham thy father, who shall let it? and the God of Isaac.

42:8. I am the Lord: that is Ex. 3: 14. And the Lord said to my name: and my glory will I not Moses, I AM THAT I AM. give to another, neither my praise

20: 1. And God spake all these to graven images. words, saying, I am the Lord thy 45: 5. I am the Lord, and there God, which have brought thee out is none else, there is no God beside of the land of Egypt, out of the me: I girded thee, though thou house of bondage. Thou shalt hast not known me: that they may have no other gods before me. know from the rising of the sun, Thou shalt not make unto thee any and from the west, that there is none graven image, or any likeness of beside me. I am the LORD, and any thing that is in heaven above, there is none else. or that is in the earth beneath, or DEUT. 6: 4. The Lord our God that is in the water under the earth: / is one Lord. thou shalt not bow down thyself to 45: 5. The Lord he is Gop: them, nor serve them.

there is none else. Deut. 32: 39. See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and heal: neither is $ 2. there any that can deliver out of my hand.

Isa. 43: 10. Ye are my witnesses, Gen. 1:1. In the beginning God saith the LORD, and my servant created the heavens and the earth. whom I have chosen: that ye may Ps. 19: 1. The heavens declare know and believe me, and under the glory of God; and the firmastand that I am he: before me there ment showeth his handy work. Day was no God formed, neither shall unto day uttereth speech, and night

HIS EXISTENCE SHOWN BY THE
WORKS OF CREATION.

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night showeth knowledge. I obey his voice to let Israel go? I There is no speech nor language know not the Lord, neither will I where their voice is not heard. let Israel go. Their line has gone out through 7:17. Thus saith the Lord, in all the earth, and their words to the this thou shalt know that I am the end of the world. In them hath LORD: behold, I will smite with he set a tabernacle for the sun, the rod that is in mine hand upon which is as a bridegroom coming the waters which are in the river, out of his chamber, and rejoiceth and they shall be turned to blood. as a strong man to run a race.

His

8: 16. And the Lord said unto going forth is from the end of the Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch heaven, and his circuit unto the

out thy rod, and smite the dust of ends of it: and there is nothing hid the land, that it may become lice from the heat thereof.

throughout all the land of Egypt. Isa. 40:12. Who hath measured And ihey did so. Then the mathe waters in the hollow of his hand, vicians said unto Pharaoh, This is and meted out heaven with the the finger of God: and Pharaoh's span, and comprehended the dust heart was hardened, and he hearkof the earth in a ineasure, and ened not unto them; as the Lord weighed the mountains in scales, had said. and the bills in a balance?

22. And I will sever in that Ps. 100: 3. Know ye that the day the land of Goshen, in which Lord he is God: it is he that hath my people dwell, that no swarms made us, and not we ourselves. of flies shall be there ; to the end

95: 3. For the Lord is a great thou mayest know that I am the God, and a great King above all Lord in the midst of the earth. gods. In his hands are the deep And I will put a division between places of the sea: the strength of my people and thy people: to-morthe hills is his also. The sea is row shall this sign be. And the his and he made it; and his hands Lord did so ; and there canie formed the dry land.

grievous swarm of flies into the Heb. 3: 4. He that built all house of Pharaoh, and into his things is God.

servants' houses, and into all the Acts 17: 24. God, that made land of Egypt: the land was corthe world and all things therein, rupted by reason of the swarm of seeing that he is Lord of heaven fies. and earth, dwelleth not in temples 14:3. For Pharaoh will say of made with hands.

the children of Israel, They are Zec. 12: 1. Thus saith the LORD, entangled in the land, the wilderwhich stretcheth forth the heavens, ness hath shut them in. And I and layeth the foundation of the will harden Pharaoh's heart, that earth, and forineth the spirit of man he shall follow after them ; and I within him.

will be honored upon Pharaoh, and Rom. 1: 20. The invisible things upon all his host; that the Egypof him from the creation of the tians may know that I am the world are clearly seen, even bis LORD. And they did so. eternal power and Godhead, so

But the children of Isthat they (the heathen] are with rael walked upon dry land in the

midst of the sea ; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus

the LORD saved Israel that day 3. EVIDENCE OF HIS EXISTENCE out of the hand of the Egyptians;

and Israel saw the Egyptians dead

upon the sea-shore. And Israel Ex. 5:1. And afterward Moses that great work which the and Aaron went in, and told Pha- LORD did upon the Egyptians: raoh, Thus saith the Lord God of and the people feared the LORD, Israel, Let my people go, that they and believed the LORD, and his may hold a feast unto me in the servant Moses. wilderness. And Pharaoh said, 18: 10. And Jethro said, Blessed Who is the LORD, that I should be the LORD, who hath delivered

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out excuse.

FROM HIS WORKS OF PROVIDENCE.

saw

you out of the hand of the Egyp- words out of the midst of the fire. tians, and out of the hand of Pha- - 39. Know therefore this day, raoh, who hath delivered the peo- and consider it in thine heart, that ple from under the hand of the the Lord he is God in heaven Egyptians. Now I know that the above, and upon the earth beneath: LORD is greater than all gods: for there is none else. in the thing wherein they dealt 2 Chron. 33: 10. And the LORD proudly he was above them.

spake to Manasseh, and to his peo

ple: but they would not hearken. | 20: 18. And all the people saw Wherefore the LORD brought upthe thunderings, and the lightnings, on them the captains of the host of and the noise of the trumpet, and the king of Assyria, which took the mountain smoking: and when Manasseh among the thorns, and the people saw it, they removed, hound hin with fetters, and carried and stood afar off. And they said him to Babylon. And when he was unto Moses, Speak thou with us, in affiction, ne besought the LORD and we will hear: but let not God his God, and humbled himself speak with us, lest we die. And

greatly before the God of his faMoses said unto the people, Fear thers, and prayed unto him: and he not: for God is come to prove you, was intreated of him, and heard and that his fear may be before his supplication, and brought him your faces, that ye sin not.

again to Jerusalem into his king20: 22. And the LORD said dom. Then Manasseh knew that unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say the Lord he was God. unto the children of Israel, Ye have Ps. 9: 16. The LORD is known seen that I have talked with you by the judgments which he execufrom heaven. Ye shall not make teth. with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

29: 46. And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the

CHAPTER II. land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the Lord their

HIS ATTRIBUTES. God.

Deut. 4: 32. For ask now of the days that are past, which were § 1. HIS EXISTENCE before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven Ex. 3: 13. And Moses said unto unto the other, whether there hath God, Behold, when I come unto the been any such thing as this great children of Israel, and shall say unto thing is, or hath been heard like it? them, The God of your fathers hath Did ever people hear the voice of sent me unto you; and they shall God speaking out of the midst of say to me, What is his name? what the fire, as thou hast heard, and shall I say unto them? And God live? Or bath God assayed to go said unto Moses, I AM THAT I and take him a nation from the AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou midst of another nation, by tempta- say unto the children of Israel, I tions, by signs, and by wonders, AM hath sent me unto you. and by war, and by a mighty hand, 6: 2. And God spake unto and by a stretched-out arm, and by Moses, and said unto him, I am the great terrors, according to all that Lord: and I appeared unto Abrathe LORD your God did for you in ham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, Egypt before your eyes? Unto thee by the name of God Almighty, but it was showed, that thou mightest by my name JEHOVAH was I not know that the LORD he is God; known to them. there is none else beside him. Out Deut. 33: 26. There is none like of heaven he made thee to hear his unto the God of Jeshurun, who voice, that he might instruct thee: rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and upon earth he showed thee his and in his excellency on the sky, great fire; and thou heardest his The eternal God is thy refuge, And

UNDERIVED AND ETERNAL.

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