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Eternity

I. The Infinity of God.

The infinity of God is the next attribute to be considered. To say that God is infinite, means that He is unbounded and unlimited, unmeasurable or immense, unsearchable and incomprehensible. These are appropriate titles and epithets of the Godhead. (1) God is Immense. This means that Jehovah is unmeasurable—He measures all things, but is measured by none. Who can take His dimensions? They are “as high as heaven, what canst thou do? Deeper than hell, what canst thou know?” If the heavens above cannot be measured, and the foundations of the earth beneath cannot be searched out, how should He be measured or searched out to perfection that made all these? (Job 11:7-9; Jer 31:37) As there is an height, a depth, a length and breadth in the love of God, immeasurable (Eph 3:18), so there is in every attribute of God, and consequently in His nature. (2) God is Incomprehensible. As the immensity of Jehovah is His magnitude, and of His “greatness” it is said, that it is “unsearchable” (Ps 145:3), so upon the whole, He must be incomprehensible. The incomprehensibility of God is…

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It does not appear that Christ took any particular text when he preached the sermon on the mount; but he proceeded at once to say—Blessed is this class, and that class, and the other class of persons. But shortly after this, he went into a synagogue, and they gave him the book of the prophet Esaias, and he opened it and read the first two verses of this chapter:—“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath…

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The Eternity of God: Palm 90:2: “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”; Lamentations 5:19: “Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.”; Habakkuk 1:12: “Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One?”

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The All-Sufficient Mercy of God: Psalm 89:28: “My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.”

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The Everlasting Mercy of God: Psalm 136; “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. . .”

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The Holiness of God: Psalm 111:9: “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.”; Psalm 145:17: “The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.”

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