London Baptist Confession – Week 8

2. God and the Holy Spirit (cont.)

2. God, having all life, glory, goodness, blessedness, in and from Himself, is unique in being all- sufficient, both in Himself and to Himself, not standing in need of any creature which He has made, nor deriving any glory from such.

– On the contrary, it is God Who manifests His own glory in them, through them, to them and upon them. He is the only fountain of all being; from Whom, through Whom, and to Whom all things exist and move.

– He has completely sovereign dominion over all creatures, to do through them, for them, or to them whatever He pleases.

– In His sight all things are open and manifest; His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and not dependant on the creature.

– Therefore, nothing is for Him contingent or uncertain.

– He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands.

– To Him is due from angels and men whatever worship, service, or obedience, they owe as creatures to the Creator, and whatever else He is pleased to require from them.

(John 5:26; Psalms 148:13; Psalms 119:68; Job 22:2, 3; Romans 11:34-36; Daniel 4:25, 34, 35; Hebrews 4:13; Ezekiel 11:5; Acts 15:18; Psalms 145:17; Revelation 5:12-14)

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