Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Convocation Book 0f 1606, i.1

AMONGST the rest of the titles and attributes of God in the Scriptures, which are common to the blessed Trinity, these following are three, viz. Creator, Lord of lords, and King of kings; which be there applied as well to the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, the second Person in the said blessed Trinity, as to God the Father, and to God the Holy Ghost.  Agreeably whereunto, and not otherwise, our chief purpose being to imitate the Scriptures, in setting out and describing the Deity and dignity of our Saviour Christ, by His Almighty power, and universal government of all the world, as heir of all things, and head of His Church; we hold it fit to begin with His Divine power of creation:  and thereupon in the sense aforesaid do affirm that He in the beginning did create both heaven and earth; and that amongst the rest of the creatures which He then made, He created our first parents, Adam and Eve, from whose loins mankind is descended.

I Tim. 6: 15
Rev. 19: 16
Joh. 1: 2
Heb. 1: 3,10
Col. 1:16
Prov. 8:22-31
CANON I.

If any man therefore shall affirm with any Pagan, Heretic, Atheist, or any other profane persons, which know not, or [believe] not the Scriptures, either that heaven and earth [had no beginning, or that] the earth was made by angels, or [the Devil; that the world was not] otherwise made by Christ, than [as He was an instrument of] of the Father for the making [of it; or that He did not, as God,] create our said parents, Adam [and Eve, he doth greatly err.

PLACET EIS.].

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