GREATNESS OF GOD
Is the infinite glory and excellency of all his perfections. His greatness appears by the attributes he possesses, Deut. 32:3,4. the works he hath made, Ps. 19:1. by the awful and benign providences he displays, Ps. 97:1,2. the great effects he produces by his word, Gen. 1, the constant energy he manifests in the existence and support of all his creatures, Ps. 145:3, not diminished by exertion, but will always remain the same, Mal. 3:6. The considerations of his greatness should excite veneration, Ps. 89:7. admiration, Jer. 9:6,7. humility, Job 42:5,6. dependence, Is. 26:4. submission, Job 1:22. obedience Deut. 4:39,40.
Charles Buck (1771-1815) was an English Independent minister, best known for the publication of his “Theological Dictionary”. According to the “Dictionary of National Biography”, a Particular Baptist minister named John C. Ryland (1723-1792) assisted Buck by writing many of the articles for the aforementioned publication. One may conclude, based not only Buck’s admiration for his friend Ryland, but also on the entries in his Theological Dictionary, that he stood head and shoulders with the High-Calvinists of his day.