A treatise concerning the trinitie of persons in vnitie of the deitie Written to Thomas Mannering an Anabaptist, who denyed that Iesus is very God of very God: but man onely, yet endued with the infinite power of God.

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A treatise concerning the trinitie of persons in vnitie of the deitie Written to Thomas Mannering an Anabaptist, who denyed that Iesus is very God of very God: but man onely, yet endued with the infinite power of God.
Author
Gill, Alexander, 1565-1635.
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Imprinted at London :: By Simon Stafford, dwelling on Adling hill neere Carter-lane,
1601.
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Jesus Christ -- Divinity -- Early works to 1800.
Trinity -- Early works to 1800.
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"A treatise concerning the trinitie of persons in vnitie of the deitie Written to Thomas Mannering an Anabaptist, who denyed that Iesus is very God of very God: but man onely, yet endued with the infinite power of God." In the digital collection Early English Books Online. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/A01747.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 15, 2024.

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TO MY VERY LO∣uing and deare friend Ma∣ster Thomas White, a Citi∣zen of Bristow.

WHile I was at Norwich, in the yeere 1597. I writ this Treatise vpon such occasiō as appears there∣in, and deliuered it vnto that Heretike, that by himselfe, if God would, he might consider and be perswaded Since which time I haue kept it by me: and though some of my priuate friends desired copies; yet al∣lowing that wisdome of Solon, who would make no law against Patricide, least the mention of the fact might

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giue occasion to commit it: and withall considering that it is too smple and poore for the publike view; I haue hi∣therto refused to make it common. Yet now perceiuing a present necessi∣tie, because that s me of late haue wandered in this labyrinth: & with∣all remembring, that of any weak∣ling shall hereafter entertaine this opinion, he may, before he be wholy possessed therewith, find the absurdi∣tie of it and be reformed▪ that many a nouice in Christianitie, who therefore doubts of the truenesse of his Religion, because he findes no fa∣miliar reason to perswade, but onely the racke of authorities to 〈◊〉〈◊〉 him to acknowledge it; may perhaps be hereby satisfied and find comfort: and that they who are already strong, may by this ouerplus, triumph in the goodnesse of God, who requires them to beleeue no more, then they may by that vnderstanding, which he hath gi∣uen

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them, be perswaded of: I haue for their sakes, who may reape benefite thereby, set at nought all other Cen∣surers, not guilty vnto my selfe of a∣ny offence which I can commit in ma∣king it publike. Such as it is, accept (good master White) as a parcell of that assertion, which may hereafter follow, of euery article of our Chri∣stian faith; if God shall vouchsafe me vnderstanding, leasure, and main∣tenance thereto. I therefore offer it vnto you, both because I know you are diligent in reading bookes of good argument; and because I haue none other meanes, whereby to shew my selfe thankefull for your manifold kindnesses and your loue. At Lon∣don, this 20. of April. 1601.

Your louing and assured friend, A. G.

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