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ARTICLES OF FAITH

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COVENANT

ADOPTED BY THE

1

FIRST CHURCH IN DEDHAM.

WITH A

LIST OF THE MEMBERS.

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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY FROM THE LI3RARY OF ERNEST LEWIS GAY

JUNE 15, 1927

ARTICLES OF FAITH.

ARTICLE I.

Jehovah, the true and eternal God, who made, supports and governs the world, is perfect in natural and moral excellence.

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. Deut. 6. 4. I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Thou shalt have none other gods before me. Deut. 5. 6,7. I am the Lord, and I appeared unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. Ex. 6. 3. And God said unto Moses, I am that I am : and he said, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. Ex. 3. 14. That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth. Ps. 83. 18. The Lord JEHOVAH is my strength. Isa. 12. 2. Trust ye in the Lord forever: For in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. Isa. 26. 4.

I am the Lord and there is none else; there is no God beside me. Isa. 45. 5. The Lord is the true God, he is the living God. Jer. 10. 10. And this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. John 17. 3. Ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God. 1 Thess. 1. 9. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the

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