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faith; that this Logos is the Word, by which dol.
things were made, without which nothing was made, and in which was the life and the light of men ;—that this Logos was made flesh, and that he [St. John with his fellow Apostles] beheld the glory of this Logos, a glory as of the oN LY B E Gotte N of . The FATHE R P John i. 1, 14, and Jude 1. I do not wonder if a Philosopher, who maintains that he has no immortal Principle, can find in these words of St. John, a demonstration that : the Word, the Logos made flesh, was a mere man : but we, poor:Trinitarian idolaters, who have yet immortal souls; think that this Apostle totald not assert more clearly the eternal generation and divinity of the Logos: (1). His ETERNAL ce NER AT 1 on, by saying, that in the beginning * [when the creation began] he was with God the ather [John i. 1, 14.] as his only Son, begotten in a manner, of which the formation of Adam's four, and the regeneration of the Godly, who, by analogy, are called Sons of God, gives us but a faint idea: And (2) His Div 1 N1ty, by declaring, that this only begotten Son of God the Father, was not only with GoD IN THE BEGINn in G, as MAK E R or All T HINGs ; but that Hr. was God, a title which is as far above that of a mere man, as christianity is above materialism, If St. John overthrows your error in the very first verse of his gospel, 3. he set it up afterwards? where P. Hs it where he saith, No man. hath seen [God] the Father at any time; the only begotiten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared Him: John i. 182 Is it where he brings in our Lord as saying, I and my FATHER are on E —He that hath seen Me, hath seen THE FAThe R P John x. 30, and xiv. 9. ; : We grant you, with St. John, that the Father is greater than the Son, when the Son is con: - | 2 fidered