Guillaume Bucanus on the diverse uses of the name of God

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How many ways is the name of God taken in the Scriptures?

Two ways: properly for the substance, essence, and nature: and improperly. Now it is taken properly, or for the essence, when it is taken without the distinction of any one of the persons, as Joh. 4.24. God is a spirit, where God is taken for the whole essence of the Deity, as is also the name Jehovah.

Or else, personally, when there is joined unto the name of God the name of the person: as God the Father, God the Son, God the holy Ghost. Or when the Father is opposed to the Son, who is very God, and the second Person in the Trinity, as Rom. 7.25. I thank God by Jesus Christ. So Rom. 8.3 the Father is called God, the word Father being used personally, because the Person sending is opposed to the Person sent. ...

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