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The great Sin of Impenitency, and Unbelief; and the fevere Judgments denounced against them.

John OR GOD fo LOViii. 16. ED the World, that he gave his ONLY begotten SON, that whofoever BELIEVETH in him, should not PERISH, but have everlasting LIFE.

17. For God fent not his SON into the World to CONDEMN the World; but that the World thro' him might be SAVED.

18. He that BELIEVETH on him, is not CONDEMNED: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the ONLY begotten SON of GOD.

19. And this is the CONDEMNATION, that LIGHT is come into the World, and Men loved DARKNESS rather than LIGHT, because their Deeds were evil.

20. For every one that doth EVIL, hateth the LIGHT, neither cometh to the LIGHT, left his Deeds fhould be REPROVED.

Matt. xi. 20. Then began he to upbraid the Cities wherein most of his mighty Works were done, because they repented not.

21. Wo unto thee, Chorazin,

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EWARE therefore, left Wat come upon you, fpoken of in the PRO

41. Behold, ye Defpifers, and wonder, and PERISH: for I work a Work in your Days, a Work which you fhall in no wife BELIEVE, though a Man declare it unto you. God is revealed from Heaven against all UNGODLINESS, and Unrighte oufnefs of Men, who hold the TRUTH in Unrighteousness.

Rom. i. 18. For the WRATH of

Rom. x. 13. For whofoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord, fhall be SAVED.

him in whom they have not BE14. How then fhall they call on LIEVED?

Chap. xi. 20. Because of Unbelief they were BROKEN off, and not HIGH-MINDED, but FEAR. thou STANDEST by FAITH. Be

21. For if God fpared not the natural Branches, take heed left he alfo fpare not thee.

Chap. ii. 1. Therefore thou art inexcufable, O Man, whofoever thou art that judgeft: for wherein thou thy felf; for thou that judgeft, doft judgeft another, thou condemnelt the fame things.

2. But we are fure that the Judg against them which commit fuch ment of GOD is according to Truth, things.

3. And thinkeft thou this, O Man, that judgeft them which do thou fhalt efcape the JUDGMENT of fuch things, and doft the fame, that GOD

of his Goodness, and Forbearance, 4. Or defpifeft thou the Riches and long-fuffering, not knowing that the Goodness of God leadeth thee to Repentance?

5. But after thy hardness and im Ff2 penitent

zin, wo unto thee, Bethfaida: for if the mighty Works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in Sackcloth and Afhes.

22. But I fay unto you, It fhall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the Day of Judgment, than for you. 23. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto Heaven, fhall be brought down to Hell for if the mighty Works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this Day.

24. But I fay unto you, that it fhall be more tolerable for the Land of Sodom in the Day of Judgment, than

for thee.

Matt. xii. 38. Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharifees anfwered, faying, Mafter, we would fee a Sign from thee.

39. But he answered and faid to them, An evil and adulterous Generation feeketh after a Sign, and there fhall no Sign be given to it, but the Sign of the Prophet Jonas.

40. For as Jonas was three Days and three Nights in the Whale's Belly fo fhall the Son of Man be three Days and three Nights in the Heart of the Earth.

41. The Men of Nineveh fhail rife in Judgment with


penitenteart, treasurest up unto Wrath, and Revelation of the righthy felf Wrath against the Day of teous Judgment of Gop;

6. Who will render to every Man according to his Deeds:

7. To them, who by patient continuance in well doing, feek for Glory, and Honour, and Immorta

lity; Eternal LIFE:

8. But unto them that are con

tentious, and do not obey the Truth, but obey Unrighteousness, INDIGNATION, and WRATH; upon every Soul of Man that DOTH



10. But Glory, Honour, and Peace to every Man that worketh GOOD; to the Jew first, and alfo to the Gentile.

11. For there is no respect of Perfons with God.

2 The i. 7. The Lord Jefus hall be revealed from Heaven, with his mighty Angels,

geance on them that know not 8. In flaming Fire, taking VenGoD, and that obey not the GosPEL of our Lord Jefus Chrift:

9. Who fhall be punifhed with everlasting Deftruction from the Prefence of the Lord, and from the Glory of his Power;

10. When he shall come to be

glorified in his Saints, and to be admired in all them that believe.

Titres i. 15. Unto the Pure all

Things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving, is nothing pure; but even their Mind and Confcience is defiled.

Heb. ii. 1. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest Heed to the Things which we have heard, left at any time we fhould let them flip.

2. For if the Word fpoken by Angels was ftedfaft, and every Tran greffion and Difobedience received a juft Recompence of Reward;

3. How fhall we escape if we at the firft began to be spoken by neglect fo great SALVATION, which the Lord, and was confirmed unto

us by them that heard him.

left a PROMISE being left us of eaChop. iv. 1. Let us therefore fear, tring into his Reit, any of you


this Generation, and fhall fhould feem to come fhort of it. condemn it, because they re- preached as well as unto them: but 2. For unto us was the Gospel pented at the Preaching of the Word preached did not profit Jonas, and behold, a greater them, not being mixed with FAITH than Jonas is here.

42. The Queen of the South fhall rife up in the Judgment with this Generation, and fhall condemn it: for fhe came from the uttermoft Parts of the Earth to hear the Wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

John viii. 24. I faid therefore unto you,

that ye fhall DIE in your SINS: for if ye BELIEVE not that I am he, ye fhall DIE in your SINS. Chap. xii. 47. If any Man HEAR my Words, and BELIEVE not, I JUDGE him not: for I came not to judge the World, but to SAVE the World.

48. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my Words, hath one that judgeth him: the Word that I have fpoken, the fame fhall judge him in the last Day.

Chap. xvi. 8. And when he is come, he will reprove the World of Sin, and of Righteoufnefs, and of Judgment: 9. Of SIN, because they

BELIEVE not on me.

Luke xiii. 1. There were prefent at that Seafon fome that told him of the Galileans, whofe Blood Pilate had mingled with their Sacrifices.

2. And Jefus anfwering,


in them that heard it.

11. Let us labour therefore to en

ter into that Reft, left any Man fall after the fame Example of Unbelief. quick and powerful, and fharper quick and powerful, and fharper than any two-edged Sword, piercing even to the dividing afunder of Soul and Spirit, and of the Joints and Marrow, and is a Difcerner of the Thoughts and Intents of the Heart.

12. For the Word of God is

Chap. iii. 12. Take heed, Brethren, left there be in any of you an EVIL HEART of Unbelief, in departing from the LIVING GOD.

17. But with whom was he grieved forty Years? was it not with cafes fell in the Wilderness? them that had finned, whofe Car

18. And to whom fware he that

they fhould not enter into his REST,

but to them that believed not?

19. So we fee that they could not enter in, because of Unbelief.

Chap. x. 26. For if we fin wILFULLY, after that we have received the Knowledge of the Truth, there remaineth no more Sacrifice for


27. But a certain fearful looking nation, which fhall devour the Adfor of Judgment, and fiery Indigverfaries.

28. He that defpifed Mofes Law, DIED without Mercy, under two or three Witneffes :

29. Of how much forer Punish

ment, fuppofe ye, fhall he be thought foot the Son of GOD, and hath worthy, who hath TRODEN under counted the BLOOD of the COVENANT wherewith he was fanctified, an unholy Thing, and hath done Despite unto the SPIRIT of GRACE?

Chap xii. 25. See that ye refuse not him that fpeaketh: For if they efcaped not, who refused him that not we escape, if we turn away from fpake on Earth, much more fhall him that fpeaketh from Heaven.

1 Pet. iv. 18. And if the Righteous fcarcely be SAVED, where fhall the Ungodly and Sinner appear?


faid unto them, Suppofe ye that thefe Galileans were Sinners above all the Galileans, because they fuffered fuch Things?

I tell you, Nay:

3. but except ye REPENT, ye fhall all likewife PERISH.

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4. Or thofe eighteen upon whom the Tower in Siloam fell, and flew them, think ye that they were Sinners above all Men that dwelt in Jerufalem?

5. I tell you, Nay: but except ye REPENT, ye fhall all likewife PERISH.

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CHRIST'S Anfwer to the Scribes and Pharifees, upon their demanding what Authority he had.

Matt. xxi. 23. Mark xi. 27. Luke xx. 1.

[Mr. it came to pafs, that in one of thofe Days,

ND they come again into Jerufalem, [L.] and

[M] when he was come into the Temple, [Z.] as he taught the People, and preached the Gofpel, [Mr.] the Chief Priefts and the Scribes, [M.] and the Elders of the People, came unto him, and [Z.] came upon him, and fpake unto him, faying, Tell us, by what Authority doft thou thefe Things? or who is he that gave thee this Authority, [Mr.] to do thefe Things? [M] And Jefus anfwered and faid unto them, I alfo will afk you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in likewife will tell you by what Authority I do thefe Things: [Mr.] answer me, [L.] and tell me, [M.] The Baptifm of John, whence was it? [Mr.] Was it from Heaven, or of Men? anfwer me. [I.] And they reafoned with themselves, faying, If we fhall fay from Heaven; he will fay, Why then believed ye him not? But and if we fay, of Men, [M] we fear the People; [L.] all the People will flone us; for they be perfwaded that John was a Prophet: for [Mr.] they feared the People, for all Men counted John that he was a Prophet indeed. [L.]


And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. [Mr.] And they answered and faid unto Jefus, We cannot tell. And Jefus anfwering, faith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what Authority I do thefe Things.

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The Converfion of Zaccheus, a Publican.

Luke A ND Fefus entred and paffed through Jericho. xix. I. 2. And behold, there was a Man named Zaccheus, which was the Chief among the Publicans, and he was rich.

3. And he fought to fee Jefus who he was, and could not for the Prefs, because he was little of Stature.

4. And he ran before and climbed up into a Sycamore Tree to fee him, for he was to pass that way.

5. And when Fefus came to the Place, he looked up and faw him, and said unto him, Zaccheus, make hafte, and come down, for to-day I muft abide at thy Houfe.

6. And he made hafte, and came down, and received him joyfully.

7. And when they faw it, they all murmured, faying, That he was gone to be Gueft with a Man that is a Sin


8. And Zaccheus ftood, and faid unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my Goods I give to the Poor : and if I have taken any thing from any Man by falfe Accufation, I reftore him four-fold.

9. And Fefus faid unto him, This Day is SALVATION come to this Houfe, forfomuch as he alfo is the Son of Abraham.

10. For the Son of Man is come to SEEK, and to SAVE that which was LOST.

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