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Continuing Venning’s 1650 Book:

V. Concerning God’s Attributes

38. He believes that in God, that which is understood and that which understands is all one.
39. He believes that there can no ideas framed of God, yet he believes that God can be known.
40. He believes that no man has seen God at anytime, and yet he believes that Moses talked with God face-to-face.
41. He believes that God can will nothing but our good; and het believes that God will that some should sin in our world.
42. He believes that God’s will and power are equal; yet he believes that God can do what he never will do.
43. He believes that God’s willing of sin is rather a permission than a willing; and yet he believes it to be a willing permission.
45. He believes that God’s will is one: and yet that his will is manifold.
46. He believes that though men leave the will of God undone, yet his will is never disappointed.
47. He believes that God can do all things and yet he believes there is that done in the world which God cannot do.
48. He believes that God would that all man should be saved; and yet believes that his is not changed nor frustrated, though many are damned.
49. He believes that God will nightie but what is just, and yet he believes that justice is not rule to God’s will.
50. He believes that God is always just, and yet he knows that God punish some men when they have done what he bid them do.
51. He believes that holiness, mercy and justice are in God; and yet he believes that there are no adjuncts nor qualities in hi.
52. He believes that it repented God for making mankind; and yet he believes that God neve changed his mind.
53. He believes that God is sometimes angry and yet he believes that there is no passion in him.
54. He knows that the threatenings of God are not always fulfilled; and yet he believes that God is always faithful.
55. He believes that God does go and come; and yet he believes that God never changed places.
56. He believes that God foreknew all things; and whatever he foreknew to be, must needs be; and yet he believes that God’s foreknowledge was not the cause of their being.
57. He sees that the things which God knows are variable and changing; and yet he believes that the knowledge of God never changes.
58. He believes that God shows mercy even then when he executes justice, and that God executes Justice when he shows mercy.