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AGREED UPON BI THE
ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER,
WITA THE ASSISTANCE OF
Commissioners from the Church of Scotland,
AND RECEIVED BY THE SEVERAL
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES IN AMERICA,
THE PROOFS FROM THE SCRIPTURE,
ALEXANDER MʻLEOD, D. D.
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HAT is the chief and highesi cul
of man? ins. Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God (a), and fully to enjoy him forever (b).
Q. 2. How doth it appear that there is a God?
A. 2. The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God (C); but luis word and Spirit only dio, sufficiently and effectually, reveal him unto men for their salvation (1).
(a) Rom. 11. 36. For of him, declare the glory of Gol; and the and through hirn, anci to hiin are firmament sheweth his laviy all things; to whom be glory fur work. Day unto day utterett erer, Amen. 1 Cor. 10.31. When speech, and night unto night ther therefore ye eat or drink, or sheweth knowledge. There is no whatsoerer ye do, do all to the speech nor language, where their glory of God.
voice is not heard. r) Psal. 73. 24, 25. Thou (ll) 1 Cor. 2.9, 10. But as it shalt guide me with thy counsel,. is written, eye hath not seen, nor and afterwards receive me to glo- ear heard, neither have entereri ry.--Whom have sin heaven but into the heart of man, the things thee? And there is none upon which God hath prépared for earth that I desire besides thee: them that love him. But God John 17. 24. Faiher, I will that hath revealed them unto us by they also whom thou hast given his Spirit : for the Spirit searchme be with me where I am ; that eth all things, yea the deep things they may behold my glory which of God. 2 Tim. 3. 15, 16, 17. And thou hast given me.
that from a child thou hast known (9) Rom. 1. 19, 20. Because the holy scriptures, which are able that which may be known of God to make thee wise unto salvation, is manifest in them; for God through faith which is in Christ hath shewed it unto them. For Jesus. All scripture is given by the invisible things of lim from inspiration of God, and is profitthe creation of the world are able for doctrine, for reproof, for clearly seen, being understood by correction, for instruction in righthe things that are made, even teousness : that the man of God his eternal power and Godheari; may be perfect, thoroughly furso that they are without exense. nished unto all good works. Psalm 19. 1, 2, 3. The heavens