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thou hast taught me from my loss for Christ. Yea doubtles3, the Spirit, are ye now made peryouth: and hitherto have I declar- and I count all things but loss for fect by the flesh? Have ye sufed thy wondrous works.
the excellency of the knowledge fered so many things in vain? if Isa. i, 27. Zion shall be redeem- whom I have suffered the loss of came, we were kept under the
of Christ Jesus my Lord: for it be yet in vain. But before faith ed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
all things, and do count them but law, shut up unto the faith which
dung, that I may win Christ, should afterwards be revealed. Isa, xlv, 24, 25. Surely, shall And be found in him, not having James il, 20. But wilt thou one say, In thé LORD have I right- mine own righteousness, which
know, O vain man, that faith eousness and strength: even to is of the law, but that which is without works is dead? him shall men come; and all that through the faith of Christ, the are incensed against him shall be righteousness which is of God by FAITH OF MIRACLES. ashamed. In the LORD shall all faith. the seed of Israel be justified, and
Rev. Ill, 18. I counsel thee to
Matt xill, 58. And he did not Bball glory.
buy of me gold tried in the fire, many mighty works there because Isa. xlvi, 12, 13. Hearken unto that thou mayest be rich; and of their unbelief. mo, ye stout-hearted, that are far white raiment, that thou mayest Matt. xxi, 21. Jesus answered from righteousness: I bring near be clothed, and that the shame of and said unto them, Verily I say my righteousness; it shall not be thy nakedness do not appear; unto you, If ye have faith, and far off, and my salvation shall not and anoint thine eyes with eye-doubt not, ye shall not only do tarry: and I will place salvation salve, that thou mayest see. this which is done to the fig treo, in Zion for Israel my glory.
Rev. xix, 8. And to her was but also if ye shall say to this Rom. ill, 21, 22, 27, 28. But now granted that she should be array- mountain, Be thou removed, and the righteousness of God without ed in fine linen, clean and white: be thou cast into the sea; it shall the law is manifested, being wit- for the fine linen is the righteous-be done. nessed by the law and the pro-ness of saints.
Mark ix, 23, 24. Jesus said unto phets; Even the righteousness of
him, If thou canst believe, all God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them
Rom. ill, 31. Do we then make believeth. And straightway the
things are possible to him that that believe; for there is no
void the law through faith? God father of the child cried out, and difference: Where is boasting forbid: yea, we establish the law. said with tears, Lord, I believe; then? It is excluded. By what Rom. iv, 14-17. For if they help thou mine unbelief. law? of works? Nay; but by the which are of the law be beirs, law of faith. Therefore we con- faith is made void, and the pro
Mark xi, 23. For verily I say clude, that a man is justified by mise made of none effect. Be- unto you, That whosoever shat faith without the deeds of the cause the law worketh wrath: for say unto this mountain, Be thou law. where no law is, there is no trans-removed, and be thou cast iuto
sha not doubt in his Rom. iv, 5, 6, 13. But to him gression. Therefore it is of faith, the sea, and that worketh not, but believeth that it might be by grace; to the beart, but shall believe that those on him that justifieth the ungodly, end the promise might be sure to things which he saith shall come his faith is counted for righteous all the seed: not to that only to pass; he shall have whatsoever Dess. Even as David also de- which is of the law, but to that he saith. scribeth the blessedness of the also which is of the faith of Abra- Luke vil, 50. And he said to the man, unto whom God imputeth ham, who is the father of us all, woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; righteousness without works. (As it is written, I have made theé go in peace. For the promise, that he should a father of many nations,) before Luke viii, 48. And he said unto be the heir of the world, was not him whom he believed, even God, her, Daughter, be of good comto Abraham, or to his seed, who quickeneth the dead, and fort: thy faith bath made thee through the law, but througb the calleth those things which be not whole; go in peace. righteousness of faith.
as though they were.
Like xvil, 6, 19. And the Lord Rom. viii, 4. That the righteousness of the law might be ful- not have dominion over you for ye mustard-seed, ye might say unto filled in us, who walk not after the are not under the law, but
under this sycamine-tree, Be thou pluckflesh, but after the Spirit.
grace. What then? shall we sin, ed up by the root, and be thou
because we are not under the planted in the sea; and it should Rom. x, 4-8. For Christ is the law, but under grace? God for- obey you. And he said unto him, end of the law for righteousness bid.
Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteous
Rom. viii, 33. Who sball lay any made thee whole. ness which is of the law, That the thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
John xi, 40. Jesus saith unto man which doeth those things
her, Said I not unto thee, that, if shall live by them. But the
2 Cor. iv, 13. We having the thon wouldest believe, thou :ighteousness which is of faith same spirit of faith, according as shouldest see the glory of God? speaketh on this wise, Say not in it is written, I believed, and therebine heart, Who shall ascend fore have I spoken; we also be
Rom. iv, 18--21. Who against
hope believed in hope, that he into heaven? (that is, to bring lieve, and therefore speak.
might become the father of many Christ down from above;). Or, Gal. iii, 1-4, 23. O foolish Gala- nations, according to that which Who shall descend into the deep?tians, who hath bewitched you, was spoken, So shall thy seed be. (that is, to bring up Christ again that ye should not obey the truth, And being 'not weak in faith, he from the dead.) But what saith before whose eyes Jesus Christ considered not his own body now it? The word is nigb thee, even hath been evidently set forth, cru- dead, when be was about an hun. in thy mouth, and in thy heart; cified among you? This only dred years old, neither yet the that is, the word of faith wbich would I learn of you, Received ye deadnoss of Sarah's womb: He we preach.
the Spirit by the works of the law, staggered not at the promise of Phil, ill, 7-9. But what things or by the bearing of faith? Are God through unbelief; but was were gain to me, those I counted l ye so foolish? having begun in strong in faith, giving glory to
God; And being fully persuaded judgments, which y a man do, he why trouble ye the woman? for that what he had promised he shall even live in them.
sbe hath wrought a good work was able also to perforin.
Amos V, 14, 15. Seek good, and upon me. Gal. lli, 5. He therefore that not evil, that ye may live; and so ministereth to you the Spirit, and the LORD, the God of Hosts, shall YET NO MERIT IN MAN. worketh miracles among you, do- be with you, as ye have spoken. eth he it by the works of the law, ! Hate the evil, and love the good, profitable unto God, as he that is
Job xxii, 2-4. Can a man be or by the hearing of faith? and establish judgment in the
wise may be profitable unto him Hleb. xi, 29. By faith they passed gate: it may be that the LORD God
self? Is it any pleasure to the through the Red sea as by dry
of Hosts will be gracious unto the land; which the Egyptians assayremnant of Joseph.
Almighty, that thou art righteousi
or is it gain to him, that thou ing to do were drowned.
Mic. vi, 8. He hath shewed thee, makest thy ways perfect? Will
O man, what is good: and what he reprove thee for fear of theel THE FIRST AND SECOND doth the LOBD require of thee, but
will he enter with thee into judg. ADAM. to do justly, and to love mercy,
ment? Rom. v, 15-21. But not as the
and to walk humbly with thy JOD XXXV, 5-8. Look unto the offence, so also is the free gift. God?
heavens, and see; and behold the For if through the offence of one .Luke viii, 21. And he answered.clouds, which are higher than many be dead; much more the and said unto them, My mother
thou. If thou sinnest, wbat doest grace of God, and the gift by and my brethren are these which
thou against him? or if thy transgrace, rohich is by one man, Jesus hear the word of God, and do it,
gressions be multiplied, what Christ, has abounded unto many.
doest thou unto him? If thou be
Luke x, 25-29. And, behold, a And not as it was by one that certain lawyer stood up, and
righteous, what givest thou himi sinned, so is the gift: for the judg. tempted him, saying, Master, what
or what receiveth he oftline ment was by one to condemnation: shall I do to inherit eternal life ?
hand? Thy wickedness may hurt but the free gift is of many of
a man as thou art, and thy rights fences unto justification. For if in the law? How readest thou ? He said unto him, What is written
eousness may profit the son of by one man's offence death reigned
man. And he answering said, Thou by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and shalt love the Lord thy God with
Ps. XVI, 2, 3. O my soul, thou all thy heart, and with all thy
hast said unto the LORD, Thou of the gift of
my Lord: my shall reign in life, by one, Jesus / Soul, and with all thy strength, tendeth not to thee; But to the
and with all thy ; Christ. Therefore, as by the neighbour as thyself. And he
saints that are in the earth, and offence of one judgment came upon all inen to condemnation; right: this do, and thou shalt live. said upto him, Thou hast answered
to the excellent, in whom is all
my delight, even so bythe righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men
But he, willing to justify himself, Ezek. XX, 44. And ye shall know
said unto Jesus, And who is my that I am the LORD, when I bave uutu justincation of lile. Furas by one man's disobedience many were neighbour?
wrought with you for my name's made sinners; so by the obedience John viii, 51. Verily, verlly, I sake,not according to your wicked
ways, nor according to your corof one shall many be made right- say unto you, If a man keep my
rupt doings, O ye bouse of Israel, eous. Moreover, the law entered, saying, he shall never see death.
saith the Lord GOD. that the offence might abound: John xiii, 17. If ye know these but where sin abounded, grace did things, happy are ye if ye do
Luke xvil, 10. So likewise ye, much more abound: That as sin them.
when ye shall have done all those hath reigned unto death, even so,
things which are cominanded might grace reign through right if ye do whatsoever I command
John xv, 14. Ye are my friends, you, say, We are upprofitablo
servants: we have done that eousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. yon.
which was our duty to do.
Eccles. vii, 16–18. Be not rightJUSTIFICATION NOT OF
but the doers of the law shall be eous over-much; neither make WORKS, BUT LEADING TO justified.
thyself over-wise: why shouldest GOOD WORKS. Rom. x, 5. For Moses describeth
thou destroy thyself? Be not the righteousness which is of the
over-much wicked, neither be Deut. vi, 25. And it shall be our law, That the man which doeth
thou foolish: why shouldest thou righteousness, if we observe to do those things shall live by them.
die before thy time? It is good all these commandments before
that thou shouldest take hold of the LORD our God, as he hathcom- Gal. vi, 4, 5. But let every man this; yea, also from this withdraw manded us.
prove his own work, and then not thine hand: for he that feareth P8. XV, 1-4. Lord, who shall abide shall he have rejoicing in himself God shall come forth of them all. in thy tabernacler who shall dwell alone, and not in another. For in thy holy hill? He that walketh every man shall bear his own bur- BLESSINGS OF PENITENCE. uprightly, and worketh righteous- den.
Deut. xxx, 1-5. And it shall come ness, and speaketh the truth in his COI, 1, 10. That ye might walk to pass, when all these things are heart. ne that backbiteth not worthy of the Lord unto all pleas. come upon thee, the blessing and with his tongue, nor doeth evil to ing, being fruitful in every good the curse, which I have set beforo his neighbour, nor taketh up a work, and increasing in the know- thee, and thou shalt call them to reproach against his neighbour. ledge of God.
mind among all the nations whither In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them 1 Thess. ii, 12. That yo would
the LORD thy God hath drived that fear the LORD; he that swear- walk worthy of God, who haththee, And shalt return unto the
LORD thy God, and sbalt obey his etla to his own hurt, and changeth called you unto his kingdom and Dot.
voice, according to all that I comglury.
mand thee this day, thou and thy Enek. xx, 11. And I gave them
Matth. xxvi, 10. When Jesus children, with all thine heart, and my statutes, and showed them my understood it, he said unto them, with all thy soul; That then the
LORD thy God will turn thy capti- committed, he shall surely live, he | I say unto the wicke 1, Thou shalt vity, and have compassion upon shall not die.
surely die; if he turn from his sin, thee, and will return and gather
Ezek. xxxill, 19. But if the
and do that which is lawful and thee from all the nations, whither
wicked turn from his wickedness, right; If the wicked restore the the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven and do that which is lawful and pledge' give again that he had
robbed, walk in the statutes of out unto the outmost parts of right, he shall live thereby.
life, without committing iniquity; heaven, from thence will the LORD Matth. v, 3, 4. Blessed are the he shall surely live, he shall not thy God gather thee, and from poor in spirit: for their's is the die. None of his sins that he hath thence
will he fetch thee. And the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are committed shall be mentioned unto LORD thy God will bring thee into they that mourn: for they shall be him: he hath done that which is the land which thy fathers pos- comforted.
lawful and right: be shall surely sessed, and thou shalt possess it;
live. and he will do thee good, and
Luke xv, 7. I say unto you,
That likewise joyshall be in heaven Matth. iii, 7, 8. But when he saw multiply three above thy fathers. Ps. xxxiv, 18. The LORD is nigh more than over ninety and nine cees come to his baptism, he said
over one sinner that repenteth, many of the Pharisees and Sadduunto them that are of a broken just persons, which need no re- unto them. O generation of vipers, heart; and saveth such as be of a | pentance.
who hath warned you to flee from contrite spirit,
the wrath to come? Bring forth Ps. cxlvil, 3. He healeth the GENUINE PENITENCE FOL- therefore fruits meet for repento roken in heart, and bindeth up LOWED BY REFORMATION. their wounds. Isa. Isvi, 2. For all those things thine hand, put it far away, and
Job xi, 14, 15. If iniquity be in SIN AND CURSE OF IMPENIhath mine hand made, and all let not wickedness dwell in thy
TENCE. those things have been, saith the tabernacles. For then shalt thou
Prov. xxi, 29. A wicked man Lord: but to this man will I look, lift up thy face without spot; yea, hardeneth his face: but as for the Even to him that is poor, and of a thou shalt be stedfast, and shall upright, he directeth his way. contrite spirit, and trembleth at
not fear. my word.
Jer. viil, 6. I learkened and Isa. I, 16. Wash you, make you heard, but they spake not aright: Jer. iv, 1, 2. If thon wilt return, clean; put away the evil of your no man repented him of his wickO Israel, saith the LORD, return doings from before mine eyes: edness, saying, What have I done? unto me: and if thou wilt put cease to do evil.
every one turned to his course, as away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not re- sake his way, and the unrighteous
Isa. Iv, 7. Let the wicked for the horse rusheth into the battle. move. And thou shalt swear, The man his thoughts; and let him re- righteous to forget your work
Heb. vi, 10. For God is not un. Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, turn unto the LORD, and he will and labour of love, which ye have and in righteousness; and the na- bave mercy upon him; and to our shewed toward his name, in that tions shall bless themselves in him, God, for he will abundantly par- ye have ministered to the saints, and in him shall they glory. don.
and do minister. Jer. xxxi 19, 20. Surely after that Jer. vil, 3. Thus saith the LORD James il, 14, 17, 18, 24-26. What I was turned, I repented; and after of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend doth it pront, my brethren, though that I was instructed,' i smote your ways and your doings, and I a man say he hath faith, and have upon my thigh: I was ashamed, will cause you to dwell in this not works? can faith save him? yea, even coufounded, because I place.
Even so fasth, if it hath not works, did bear the reproach of my youth. Jer. xvlii, 11. Now therefore go is dead, being alone. Yea, a man Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a to, speak to the men of Judah, may say, Thou hast faith, and I pleasant child? for since I spake and to the inhabitants of Jerusa- have works: shew me thy faith against him, I do earnestly re- lem, saying, Thus saith the LORD, without thy works, and I will member him still; therefore my ) Behold, I frame evil against you, shew thee my faith by my works. bowels are troubled for him: I will and devise a device against you: Ye see then how that by works a surely have mercy upon him, saith return ye now every one from his man is justified, and not by faith the LORD.
evil way, and make your ways only. Likewise also, was not
Rahab the harlot justified by
Jer. xxv,5. They said, Tarn ye works, when she had received the that he hath committed, and keep
but another way? For as the all my statutes, and do that which doings, and dwell in the land that body without the spirit is dead is lawful and right, he shall surely the Lord hath given unto you and so faith without works is dead live, he shall not die, All his
also, transgressions that he hath comto your fathers for ever and ever.
Rev. xxil, 14. Blessed are they mitted, they shall not be mention
Jer. xxvi, 13. Therefore now that do his commandments, that ed unto hiin: in his righteousness amend your ways and your do- they may have right to the tree that he hath done he shall live. ings, and obey the voice of the of life, and may enter in through When a righteous man turneth LORD your God; and the LORD will the gates into the city. away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in repent him of the evil that he bath pronounced against you.
PENITENCE OFTEN MARKED. them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Again, when
Jer. xxxvi, 7. It may be they P3. clx, 22. For I am poor and the wicked man turneth' away will present their supplication be- needy, and my heart is wounded from his wickedness that he hath fore the LORD, and will return within me. committed, and doeth that which every one from his evil way: for
Jer. I, 4. In those days, and in is lawful and right, he shall save great is the anger and the fury that time, saith the LORD, the bis soul alive. Because he consi- that the Lord hath pronounced children of Israel shall come, dereth, and turneth away from all against this people.
they and the children of Judah his transgressions that he bath Ezek. xxxiii, 14-16. Again, when together, going and weeping; they
shall go, and seek the LORD their Acts 111, 19. Repent ye therefore, | himBefore the cock crow, thou God.
and be converted, that your sins shalt deny me thrice. Aud Peter Ezek. vi, 9, 10. And they that may be blotted out, when the went out, and wept bitterly. escape of you shall remember me times of refreshing shall come among the nations whither they from the presence of the Lord.
PENITENCE .A SOLEMN DUTY. shall be carried captives, because Acts xvil, 30. And the times of 2 Chron. Xxx, 6. So the posts I am broken with their whorish
this ignorance God winked at; but went with the letters from the heart, which hath departed from now commandeth all men every king and his princes throughout me, and with their eyes, which go where to repent.
all Israel and Judah, and accord. a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves for
Acts xx, 21. Testifying both to ing to the commandment of the the evils which they have comthe Jews, and also to tho Greeks, king, saying, Ye children of Israel,
turn again unto the LORD God of mitted in all their abominations, repentance towards God, and faith And they shall know that I am toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and
he will return to the remnant of the LORD, and that I have not said
Zech. xii, 10. And I will pour in vain that I would do this evil upon the house of David, and
you that are escaped out of the
hand of the kings of Assyria. anto them, upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Isa. xxxi, 6. Turn ye unto him Ezek. xvi, 63. That thou mayest the spirit of grace and of suppli
from whom the children of Israel remember, and be confounded and cations; and they shall look upon never open thy mouth any more me whom they have pierced, and
have deeply revolted. because of thy shame, when I am they shall mourn for him, as one
Ezek. xviii, 30. Therefore I will pacified toward thee for all that mourneth for his only son, and
judge you, house of Israel, thou hast done,saith the Lord God. shall be in bitterness for him, as
every one according to his ways, Ezek. XX, 13. And there shall ye one that is in bitterness for his
saith the Lord God. Repent, and remember your ways, and all first-born.
turn yourselves from all your your doings, wherein ye have
2 Cor. vii, 9, 10. Now I rejoice, not be your ruin.
transgressions; so iniquity shall been defiled; and yo shall loathe
not that ye were made sorry, but yourselves in your own sight for that ye sorrowed to repentance:
Jer. xliv, 9, 10. Have ye forall your evils that ye have com- for ye were made sorry after a
gotten the wickedness of your mitted.
"godly manner, that ye might re- fathers, and the wickedness of the Ezek. xxxvi, 31, 32. Then shall ceive damage by us in nothing. kings of Judah, and the wickedye remember your own evil ways, For godly sorrow worketh re- ness of their wives, and your own and your doings that were not pentance to salvation not to be wickedness, and the wickedness good, and shall loathe yourselves repented of: but the sorrow of the of your wives, which they have in your own sight, for yonr ini- world worketh death,
committed in the land of Judah, quities, and for your abominations,
and in the streets of Jerusalem? Not for your sikes do I this, saith
They are not humbled eren unto the Lord GOD, be it known unto
2 Chron. xil, 12. And when he this day, neither have they feared, you: be ashamed and confounded humbled himself, the wrath of nor walked in my law, nor in my for your own ways, 0 house of the LORD turned from him, that statutes, that I set before you, Israel.
he would not destroy him alto. and before your fathers. tios. vi, 1. Come, and let us re- gether; and also in Judal things Matth. xi, 20--22. Then began he turn unto the LORD; for bo hath went well.
to upbraid the cities wherein torn, and he will heal ug; he hath 2 Chron. xv, 4. But when they most of his mighty works were smitten, and he will bind us up. in their trouble did turn unto the done, because they repented not,
H103. xiv, 1. O Israel, return LORD God of Israel, and sought | Woe unto thee, Chorazin! too unto the LORD thy God; for thou him, he was found of them. unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the hast fallen by thine iniquity. 2 Chron. xxx, 11. Nevertheless mighty works, which were done
Zech, i, 2, 3. The LORD hath divers of Asher, and Manasseh, in you, had been done in Tyre and been sore displeased with your fa. and of Zebulun, humbled them- | Sidon, they would have repented
long ago in sackcloth and ashes. thers. Therefore say thou unto selves, and came to Jernsalem.
But I say unto you, It shall be them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, 2 Chron. xxxii, 26. Notwith
more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon Turn yo unto me, saith the LORD standing Hezekiah humbled him
at the day of judgment, than for of hosts, and I will turn unto you, self for the pride of his heart,
you. saith the LORD of hosts.
both he and the inhabitants of Matth. iv, 17. From that time the LORD came not upon them in Jerusalem; so that the wrath of
Luke x, 13. Woe unto thee,
Chorazio! woe unto thee, BethJesus began to preach, and to say, the days of Hezekiah.
saida! for if the mighty works Repent: for the kingdom of heaven ls at hand.
Jer. xxxi, 18. I have surely
had been done in Tyre and Sidon
which have been done in you, Matth. ix, 13. But go ye and heard Ephraim bemoaning him
they had a great while ago repentlearn what that meaneth, I will self thus; Thou hast chastised me,
ed, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. have mercy, and not sacrihce: for and I was chastised, as a bullock
Luke xiii, 1--5, 24-27. There I am not come to call the right- unaccustomed to the yoke: turn eous, but sinners to repentance. thou me, and I shall be turned;
were present at that season some for thou art the LORD my God.
that told him of the Galileans, Mark i, 15. And saying, The
whose blood Pilate had mingled time is fulilled, and the kingdom
Matth. xxvi, 75. And Peter re
with their sacrifices. And Jesus of God is at hand: repent ye, and membered the Word of Jesus, answering, said unto them, Sup. believe the gospel.
pose ye that these Galileans were cock crow, thou shalt deny me Mark vi, 12. And they went out, thrice.
sinners above all the Gallleans,
And he went out, and and preached that men should re- wept bitterly.
because they suffered such things pent.
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye reLuke xxli, 61, 62. And the Lord Luke v, 32. I came not to call turned, and looked upon Peter,
pent, ye shall all likewise perish
Or hoge eighteen upon whom the righteous, but sinners to re and Peter remembered the word the tower in Siloam fell, and slew pentauce.
of the Lord, bow he bad sald unto them, think yo that they were
sinners above all men that dwelt / of all, and to the spirits of just Ps. xcvii, 10 Ye that love the in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: men made perfect.
LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the but, except ye repent, ye shall all
souls of his saints; he delivereth likewiso perish. Strive to enter ITS CONGREGATIONS. them out of the hand of the in at the strait gate; for many I
Acts xi, 22. Then tidings of these wicked. say unto you, will seek to enter things came unto the ears of the Ps. cxxxli, 9. Let thy priests be in, and shall not be able. When church which was in Jerusalem: clothed with righteousness; and let once the Master of the house is and they sent forth Barnabas, thy saints shout for joy. risen up, and bath shut to the that he should go as far as Andoor, and ye begin to stand with
P3. cxlv, 10. All thy works shall tioch. out, and to knock at the door,
praise thee, 0 LORD; and thy
Acts xv, 41. And he went saints shall bless thee. saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us through Syria and Cilicia, conand he shall answer and say unto
Ps. cxlix, 5. Let the saints be you, I know you not whence, ye firming the churches.
joyful in glory: let them sing are: Then shall ye begin to say, Acts xvi, 5. And so were the aloud upon their beds. We have eaten and drunk in thy churches established in the faith,
Prov. ii, 8. He keepeth the presence, and thou hast taught in and increased in number daily.
paths of judgment, and preservour streets. But he shall say, I Acts xvili, 22. And when he badeth the way of his saints. tell you, I know you not whence landed at Cesarea, and gone up, Dan, vii, 18, 21, 22, 27. But the ye are: depart from me, all ye and saluted the church, he went saints of the most High shall take workers of iniquity. down to Antioch.
the kingdom, and possess the Rom. il, 5. But after thy hard- 1 Cor. xvi, 19. The churches kingdom for ever, even for ever ness and impenitent heart treasur- of Asia salute you. Aquila and and ever. I beheld, and the est up unto thyself wrath against Priscilla salute you much in the same horn made war with the the day of wrath and revelation Lord, with the church that is in saints, and prevailed against them; of the righteous judgment of their house.
Until the Ancient of days came, God.
2 Çor. viii, 18, 19, 23, 24. And we and judgment was given to the 2 Cor. xil21. And lest, when I have sent with him the brother, saints of the most nigh; and the come again, my God will’humble whose praise is in the gospel time came that the saints posme among you, and that I shall throughout all the churches: And sessed the kingdom. And the bewail many which have sinned not that only, but who was also kingdom and dominion, and the
chosen of the churches to travel greatness of the kingdom under already, and have not repented off with us with this grace, which is the whole heaven, shall be given the uncleanness, and fornication, administered by us to the glory to the people of the saints of the and lasciviousness, which they of the same Lord, and declaration Most High. .. have committed. of your ready mind. Whether
Hosea xi, 12. Ephraim compassHeb. xii, 17. For ye know howany do enquire of Titus, he is my eth me about with lies, and the that afterward, when he would partner and fellow-helper concern- house of Israel with deceit: but have inherited the blessing, he ing you: or our brethren be en- Judah yet ruleth with God, and was rejected: for he found no quired of, they are the messengers is faithful with the saints. place of repentance, though he of the churches, and the glory of bought it carefully with tears. Christ. Wherefore sbew ye to after I heard of your faith in the
Eph. I, 15, 16. Wherefore I also, Rev. il, 21. And I gave her them, and before the churches, Lord Jesus, and love unto all the space to repent of her fornication: the proof of your love, and of our saints, Cease not to give thanks and she repented not.
Gal. 1, 2, 22. And all the breth- in my prayers.
for you, making mention of you Rev. ix, 21. Neither repented ren which are with me, unto the they of their murders, nor of their churches of Galatia. And was un
Eph. ll, 19. Now therefore ye sorceries, nor of their fornication, known by face unto the churches
no more strangers and Dor of their thefts. of Judea which were in Christ.
foreigners, but fellow-citizens
with the saints, and of the house5th.
1 Peter v, 13. The church that is hold of God.
at Babylon, elected together with THE CHURCH.
Col. I, 4. Since we heard of you, saluteth you; and so doth 1 Cor. xil, 28--31. And God hath Marcus my son,
your faith in Christ Jesus, and of set some in the church, first,
the love which ye have to all the
saints. apostles; secondarily, prophets;
ITS MEMBERSHIP. thirdly, teachers; after that mira
Philemon 6-7. Hearing of thy cles; then gifts of healings, helps, the people; ali bis saints are in toward the Lord Jesus, and to
Deut. xxxiii, 3. Yea, he loved love and faith, which thou hast governments, tongues. Are all apostles? are thy hand: and they sat down at ward all saints; That the comall prophets are all teachers thy feet; every one shall receive munication of thy faith may are all workers of miracles? Have of thy words.
become effectual by the acknowall the gifts of healing? do all 1 Sam. il, 9. He will keep the ledging of every good thing which speak with tongues? do all inter-feet of his saints, and the wicked is in you in Christ Jesus. For pret? But covet earnestly the shall be silent in darkness; for by we have great joy and consolabest gifts: and yet shew I unto strength shall no man prevail. tion in thy love, because the you a more excellent way,
Ps. xxxvii, 28. For the LORD by thee, brother.
bowels of the saints are refreshed Heb. xil, 22, 23. But ye are come loveth judgment, and forsaketh anto mount Sion, and unto the not his saints; they are preserved
ORGANIZED FOR MUTUAL EDIFIcity of the living God, the heaven- for ever: but the seed of the ly Jerusalem, and to an innumer- wicked be cut ofl.
CATION. able company of angels, To the Ps. lii, 9. I will praise thee for Ps. Ixvi, 16. Come and hear, all general assembly and church of ever, because thou hast done it: ye that fear God, and I will dethe first-born, which are written and I will wait on thy name; for clare what he hath done for my to heaven, and to God the Judge l it is good before thy saints. soul.