William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 2 Corinthians 13:14 - 13:14

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William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 2 Corinthians 13:14 - 13:14


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Here are the highest blessings and benefits wished to, and prayed for, in behalf of the Corinthians, which they could possibly be made partakers of; namely, all that love which doth or can flow from the Father; all that grace which was purchased by the Son, and all that fellowship and communion with, and communication from the Holy Spirit, which might render them meet for the service of Christ on earth, and for the full fruition and final enjoyment of him in heaven.

Observe here, A full text for the holy Trinity: the names of the three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, are here distinctly mentioned, as in the commission for, and in the form of baptism, Mat_28:19

Here the apostle calls the Father God, the Son Lord, and the Spirit the Holy Ghost, and he attributes love to the Father, grace to the Son, so fellowship to the Holy Ghost; so that we have no reason to doubt of the personality of either, or any of them. But when we consider how many at this day, with impudence and impunity, deny the divinity of the second, and the personality of the third person in the blessed Trinity, we have reason to pray, as our church has taught us for our own establishment, in the collect for Trinity-Sunday;

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us they servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the divine Majesty, to worship the Unity; we beseech thee, that thou wouldst keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest one God, world without end. Amen.