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Acts II, 33. Being exalted therefore (Jesus) by the right hand of God, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath poured forth this whom you see and hear.
Gal. IV, 6. And because you are sons, God hath sent the Spirit of his Sons into your hearts, crying, Abba Father.
Ephes. III, 14. I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man.
1 Pet. I, 2. To the elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Christ Jesus.
1 John IV, 13. In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father hath sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1 John V, 6. And it is the Spirit which testifieth that Christ is the truth. And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three
Jude. I, 20. But you, my beloved, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
JACOBUS FRATER DOMINI.
In Lithurgia. “O great and wonderful God, save thy inheritance that we may always and forever glorify thee our only live ing and true God, the holy and consubstantial Trinity, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, both always and through all ages, Amen."
CLEMENS ROMANUS, A.D.80.
Constitut. Apost. lib. 8, Cap. 15. “To thee be glory, praise, magnificence, veneration, adoration, and to thy Son, Christ our Lord, both God and king, and to the Holy Ghost, now, and always, and for ever and ever, Amen."
IGNATIUS, A. D. 100. Epist. ad Philipp. “The God of all things the Father of Christ is one, from whom are all things, our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom were all things made, is one. The Spirit who operated and displayed his power in Moses, in the Prophets, and in the Apostles, is one.
One God the Father, not two nor three. One sole and true God, who is, nor is there another besides him. God the Word is one, and the Paraclete is one. Certainly there are not three Fathers, nor three Sons, nor three Paracletes ; but one Father, and one Son, and one Holy Ghost. And wherefore the Lord sending the Apostles to teach all nations, commanded them to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; not in one triple name, nor in three uncreated, but in three persons of the same honour."
DIONYSIUS AREOPAGITA, A, D. 100. De divinis nominibus, Cap. 1. “Wherefore we perceive that almost throughout holy Writ, the divinity is divinely proclaimed, as singular, and only by reason of the simplicity and unity of that ineffable Deity, by whom as if by a living power, we are associated and united together by our heavenly graces in a supernatural manner, into divine oneness and unity in imitation of the Godhead. That we hold the Trinity by reason of the expression of divine productiveness in the three persons, from which all paternity in heaven and on earth is, and is named."
De mystica Theologia, Cap. 3. “In the work which we have written on Theological Institutions, we have particularly noticed the properties of positive Theology: how the divine and most benign nature is one and also threefold, and what in this essence signifies the name Father, and the name Son, and what means or denotes the Theology of the Holy Ghost."
PROCHORUS, A. D. 120. De vita B. Joannis, Cap. 1. "Come, brethren, let us under the protection of the consubstantial Trinity, obey the commandments of God.
Cap. 5. “John began to teach them concerning the one only divinity of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which they should adore, and because the three persons are one substance."
JUSTINUS, A, D, 150. In expositione orthodoxæ fidei. “We ought to confess one God, of whom we have a conception in the Father, and in the Son, and in the Holy Ghost, knowing that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are of one nature. For the unity is understood in the Trinity, and the Trinity is known in the unity:But how that is, I would neither enquire of others, nor would I attempt to utter with my earthly tongue and filthy flesh, the nature of the hidden and ineffable mysteries.”
IRENÆUS, A. D. 180.
Lib. 1, Cap. 2. “The Church spread throughout the whole world to the very ends of the earth, received froin the Apostles and their disciples that faith which is in one God, Father Almighty who made heaven and earth, the sea and all things that are in them, and in one Jesus Christ the Son of God, incarnated for our salvation ; and in the Holy Ghost who foretold by the Prophets the decrees of God.
Lib. 4, Cap. 75. “According to this agreement and concurrence, was man made and moulded such to the image and like
ness of the uncreated God; the Father devising and commanding, the Son ministering and forming, the Holy Ghost feeding and rearing ; man growing and gradually advancing towards the perfect, that is, becoming next to the uncreated, that is, God, who is perfect.”
CLEMENS ALEXANDRINUS, A. D. 200.
Lib. 1, Pædagogi, Cap. 6. “Christ the Lord, the fruit of the Virgin, said not: blessed are a woman's breasts, nor did he select them for his suck; but the amiable and benign Father rained down the Word ; he is now made spiritual food for the good and holy people. O mystical miracle! The Father of the universe is indeed one, the Word of the universe is also one, the Holy Ghost is one, and ubiquitous.
Lib. 3, Pædagogi, Cap. 12. “Let us praise the one Father and the Son. The Son, I say, our pedagogue and master, together with the Holy Ghost, who is one in all things, in whom are all things ; and by whom are all things ; one by whom he is what he always was, whose members all are, whose glory they are, who is totally good, totally wise, totally just.”
GREGORIUS NEOCÆSARIENSIS, A, D. 260.
In confessione fidei. “The Father of the living Word, of the subsisting wisdom and of the eternal power and figure is. one, the perfect sire of the perfect son, Father of the only begotten Son ; one Lord the only Son of the only Father ; God of God, figure and image of the Deiiy, the creative Word, comprehensive wisdom of the creation of all things, power effective of the whole creation. The true Son of the true Father, invisible Son of the invisible Father, incorruptible offspring of the incorruptible Father, immortal Son of the immortal. Father, eternal Son of the eternal Father. The one Holy Ghost having origin and existence from God, and who through the Son appeared to mankind, is the perfect image of the perfect Son, the vital cause of the living, holy fountain, sanctity productive of sanctity, by whom is manifested God the Father who is above all things and in all things, and God the Son who pervades all things. The Trinity perfect in glory and eternity and kingdom is not divided nor separated from one another. Therefore in the Trinity nothing is created or subservient, nothing fictitious and adventitious ; so that nothing which was not from the beginning, or which existed not, was afterwards introduced ; neither is the Son at any time absent from the Father, nor the Spirit from the Son, but the Trinity is always the same, immutable and unalterable."
CONCILIUM NICÆNUM, A. D. 325. In Symbolo. “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.And in one Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all ages. And in the Holy Ghost, Lord and life-giver, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified.”
EUSEBIUS CÆSARIENSIS, A. D. 330.
Epistola de fide Nicæna. “We believe in one God the Father Almighty, creator of all things visible and invisible, and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God, God of God, light of light. We believe also in one Holy Ghost. And we believe that each of them is and exists ; the Father truly a father, the Son truly a Son, and the Holy Ghost truly a Holy Ghost; as our Lord sending the Apostles said : Going, teach ye all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”
ATHANASIUS, A. D. 350.
On the saying: All things were delivered to me by the Father. “The Trinity in every respect laudable, and venerable, and