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ARTICLE II.

Of the Word, or Son of God, which was made very Man.

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THE Son, which is the word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, took man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and manhood, were joined together in one person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very man; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead and buried, to reconcile his Father to us; and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins of men.

John i. 14. And 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.-Mic. v. 2. Whose goings forth have been from of old from everlasting. John viii. 58. Before Abraham was, I am.-John iii. 16.

John i. 1. In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.-1 John v. 20. We are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ; this is the true God, &c.-Col. i. 16, 17; Heb. i. 8-10; iii. 4.

John x. 30. I and my Father are one.

Isa. vii. 14; Matt. i. 22, 23. Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted, is God with us.-Gal. iv. 4. When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman.-Heb. ii. 17. It behoved him to be made like unto his brethren. -Is. ix. 6; Phil. ii. 6-8.

2 Cor. v. 19. God was in Christ.-Col. ii. 9. In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.-1 Tim. iii. 16. 1 Tim. iii. 16. God was manifest in the flesh.

Matt. iii. 17. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.-Is. xii. 1; 2 Cor. v.

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Eph. v. 2. Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God, for a sweet smelling savour.-Heb. ix.

28. Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many.--1 John i. 7. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin.-Is. liii. 5, 6.

ARTICLE V.

Of the Holy Ghost.

THE Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.

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John xv. 26. But when the Comforter is come whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.-Acts ii. 32, 33. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore, being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear.

See the proofs of Article I.

Acts v. 3, 4. Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

Heb. ix. 14. Through the eternal Spirit. Q. What dost thou chiefly learn in these articles of thy belief?

A. First, I learn to believe in God the Father, who hath made me and all the world;

Secondly, in God the Son, who hath redeemed me and all mankind;

Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and all the elect people of God.

O God, the father of heaven, have mercy upon us, miserable sinners.

O God the Son, redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons and one God, have mercy upon us, miserable sinners.

Trinity Sunday.

THE COLLECT.

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory

of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the divine Majesty, to worship the Unity. We beseech thee, that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities; who livest and reignest one God, world without end. Amen.

The second Sunday after the Epiphany.

THE COLLECT.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth, mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eighth Sunday after Trinity.

THE COLLECT.

O God, whose never-failing Providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth, we humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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