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Mal. III, 16. Then they that Matth. xxiil, 15. Woe unto you, Tulus lil, 9-11 But avoid fool. feared the LORD spake often one scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ish qurstions, and genealogies, to another; and the LORD hearken- for yo compass sea and land to and contentions, and strivings ed, and lieard it, and a book of re- make one proselyte; and wl.on ho about the law: for they are unpromembrance was written before is made, ye make bim two-fold fitable and vain. A man that is him for them that feared the more the child of hell than your- an heretic, after he first and LORN, and that thought upon his selves.

secoud admonition, reject; KnowDame.

Eph. iv, 14. That we henceforth ing that he that is such is subActs iv, 23. And, being let go, be no more children, tossed to and verted, and sinneth, being conthey went to their own company fro, and carried about with every demned of himself. and reported all that the chiefwind of doctrine, by the sleight of Heb. xiii, 9. Be not carried about priests and elders had said unto men, and cunning craftiness, with divers and stange doctrines. them. whereby they lie in wait to de- For it is a good thing that the

heart be established with grace; Rom.xiv,13,15,19. Let us not there-ceive. fore judge one another any more: Eph. V, 10. Proving what is ac

not with meats, which have not but judge this rather, that no man ceptable unto the Lord.

profited them that have been ocput a stumblingblock, or an occa

cupied therein.

Çol. ii, 4. And this I say, lest sion to fall, in his brother's way: any man should beguile you with

1 John iv, 6. We are of God: he But if thy brother bo grieved with enticing words.

that knoweth God heareth us; ho thy meat, now walkest thou not

that is not of God heareth not us.

1 Thess. v, 21. Prove all things: Hereby know we the spirit of charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. hold fast that which is good.

truth, and the spirit of error. Let us therefore follow after the 1 Tim. 1, 3-7. As I tesought thee 2 John 10, 11. If there come things which make for peace, and to abide still at Ephesus, when I any unto you, and bring not this things wherewith one may edify went into Macedonia, that thou doctrine, receive him not into your another.

mightest charge some that they house, neither bid him God speed: Rom. xv, 1. 2. We then that are teach no other doctrine. Neither For he that biddeth him God speed strong ought to bear the infinities give heed to fables and endless ge- is partaker of his evil deuds. of the weak, aud not to please nealogies, which minister quesourselves. Let every one of us tions, rather than godly edifying AND FOR MUTUAL SYMPATHY AND please his neighbour for his good which is in faith; so do, Now the

Love. to edification.

end of the commandment is char1 Cor. ix, 19 23 For though I ity out of a pure heart and, of his children, the work of mine

Isa. xxix, 23 But when he seeth be free from all men, yet have i good conscience, and of fulth unmade myself servant unto all, eigned: From which soine having hands, in the midst of him, they that I might gain the more. And swerved, have turned aside unto tify the Holy One of Jacub, and unto the Jews I became as a Jew, vain jangling Desiring to be shall fear the God of Israel. that I might gain the Jews; to teachers of the law; understanding them that are under the law, as neither what they say, nor where

John xiii, 34, 35. A new com

mandment I give unto you, That under the law, that I might gain of they affirm. then that are under the law; To 1 Tim. iv, 7. But refuse profane yo love one another; a8 l' have them that are without law, as and old wives' fables, and exercise loved you, that ye also love one

another. By this slali all men without law, (being not without thyself rather unto godliness.

know that yo are my disciples, if law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them teach otherwise, and consent not

1 Tim. vi, 3-5. 20. If any man you have love one to another. that are without law. To the weak to wholesome words, even the mandinent, That ye love one ap

John xv, 12, 17. This is my combecame I as weak, that I might words of our Lord Jesus Christ, other, as I'have loved you. These guin the weak: I am made all and to the doctrine which is acThings to all men, that I might by cording to godliness, He is proud things I command you, that yo

love one another. for the gospel's sake, that I miglit knowing nothing, but doting about

questions and strifes of words, Gal. vi, 10. As we have therefore be partaker therefore with you.

whereof cometh envy, strife, rail-opportunity, let us do good unto 1 Cor. x, 32, 33. Give none of- ings, evil surmisings, Perrerse all men, especially unto them who fence neither to the Jews, nor to disputings of men of corrupt are of the house iolu of faith. the Gentiles, nor to the church of minds, and destitute of the truth,

Col. 11, 6. For though I be abGol: Even as I please all men in supposing that gain is godliness: sent in the flesh, yet am I with you all things, not seeking mine own from such withdraw thyself. in spirit, joying and beholding profit, but the profit of many, that Timothy, keep that which is com- your order, and the steadtustness they may be saved.

mitted to thy trust, avoiding pro- of your faith in Christ. Gal. vi, 1, 2. Brethren, if a man be positions of science falsely 80 brotherly love, yo need not that I fane and vain babblings, and op.

1 Thess. iv, 9, 10. But as touching overtaken in a fault, ye which are called, spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; consider

2 Tim. 11, 14, 16, 17, 23. Of these are taught of God to love one an

write unto you; for yo yourselves ing thyself, lest thou also be things put them in remembrance; other. And indeed ye do it toteinptel. Bear ye one another's charging them before the Lord ward all the brethren which are in burdens, and so fulni the law of that they strive not about words all Macedonia; but we beseech you, Christ.

to no profit, but to the subverting brethren, that ye increase more

of the hearers. But shun profane and more. AND THEREFORE FALSE DCTRINE

and vain babblings; for they will

increase AND I ERESY TO BE AVOIDED.

nto more ungodliness.

Phil. 20. Yea, brother, let me And their word will eat as doth a bave joy of thee in the Lord: reMatth. xv, 13. But le answered canker: of whom is Hymeneus and fresh iný bowels in the Lord. and said, Every plant, which my Philetus; Biit foolish and unlearn

1 Pet. 1, 22.

See that ye heavenly Father hall not planted, ed questions avoid, knowiug that love one another with a pure heart shall be rootud up, they do gender strifes.

fervently. 609

an

1 John iv, 7, 8, 20. 21. Beloved, long, that thou mayest know how proved may be made manifest let us love one another; for love thou oughtest to behave thyself among you. is of God; and every one that lov- in the house of God, which is the

2 Tim. iv, 3, 4. For the time will eth is born of God, and knoweth church of the living God, the pil- come when they will not enduro God. He that loveth not, knoweth lar and ground of the truth. sound doctrine; bnt after their not God; for God is love. If a

own lusts shall they heap to man say, I love God, and hateth

ITS UNITY.

themselves teachers, having itchhis brother, he is a liar: for he

Rom. xv, 4-7. For whatsoever ing ears: And they shall turn that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God things were written aforetime away their ears from the truth, whom he hath not seen? And this were written for our learning; that and shall be turned unto fables. commandment have we from him, of the scriptures might have hope.

AND REPROVED. That he who loveth God love bis Now the God of patience and 1 Cor. 1,10.12. Now, I beseech yon, brother also.

consolation grant you to be like- brethren, by the name of our Lord 1 John v, 2, 3. By this we know minded one toward another, ac-Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the that we love the children of God, cording to Christ Jesus; That ye same thing, and that there be no when we love God, and keep his may with one mind and one divisions among you; but that ye commandments: for this is the love mouth glorify God, even the Fa- be perfectly joined together in the of God that we keep his command-ther of our Lord Jesus Christ. same mind, and in the same judg ments; and his commandments Wherefore receive yo one ment. are not grievous.

other, as Christ also received us, 1 Cor. 1, 12. For it hath been de 2 John 3-6. Grace be with you, to the glory of God.

clared unto me of yon, my brethr mercy, and peace, from God the Eph. iv, 3. Endeavouring to ren, by them which are of the Father, and from the Lord Jesus keep the unity of the Spirit in the house of Chloe, that there are conChrist, the Son of the Father, in bond of peace.

tentions among you. Now this I truth and love. I rejoiced greatly Phil. i, 27. Only let your conver- say,

that every one of you saith, I that I found of thy children walk, sation be as it becometh the gospel am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and ing in truth, as we have received of Christ; that whether I come and I of Cephas, and I of Christ, a commandment from the Father.

see you, or else be absent, I may 1 Cor, lil, 21. Therefore let no And now I beseech thee, lady, not hear of your

affairs, that ye stand man glory in men. For all things as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that striving together for the faith of

fast in one spirit, with one mind are your's. which we had from the beginning, the gospel.

1 Cor. iv, 6. And these things, that we love one another. And

brethren, l'have in a figure trans. this is love, that we walk after his

Phu. ii, 1, 2. If there be there- ferred to myself and to Apollos commandments. This is the com

fore any consolation in Christ, if for your sakes; that ye might mandment, That, as ye have any comfort of love, if any fellow- learn in us not to think of men heart from the beginning, ye ship of the Spirit, if any bowels above that which is written, tha should walk in it.

and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that no one of you be puffed up for one

ye be like-minded, having the against another. 3 John 3, 4. Forrejoiced greatly, same love, being of 'one accord, of when the brethren came and tes- one mind.

JEWISH SECTS. tified of the truth that is in

Phil. iv, 1, 2. Therefore, my Mark viii, 15, 16. And he charged thee, even as thou walkest in the brethren 'dearly beloved' and them, saying, Take heed, beware truth. I have no greater joy than longed for, my joy and crown, so

of the leaven of the Pharisees, to hear that my children walk in staud fast in the Lord, my dearly and of the leaven of Herod. And truth.

beloved. I beseech Euodias, and they reasoned among themselves,

beseech Syntyche, that they be of saying, It is because we have no TIIE POWER OF THE

the same mind in the Lord. bread.
CHURCH.
Col. III, 15. And let the peace of

Acts xxill, 7. And when he had Matt. xviii, 17. And if he shall God rule in your liearts, to the

80 said, there arose a dissension neglect to hear them, tell it upto which also ye are called in one

between the Pharisees and the the church: but if he neglect to body: and be ye thankful.

Sadducees; and the multitude was hear the church, let him be unto

divided. thee as a heathen man and a publican.

SCHISMS FORETOLD.

Acts xxvi, 4, 5. My manner of Acts xx, 29, 30. For I know this, the first among mine own nation

life from my youth, which was at 1 Cor. v, 2-5. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that after my departing shall

at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; that he that hath done this deed grievous wolves enter in among which kuewme from the beginmight be taken away from among you, not sparing the flock. Also ning, (If they would testify.) that, you. For I, verily, as absent in of your own selves shall, men after the most straitest sect of our body, but present in spirit, have arise, speakingperverse things, religion, I lived a Pharisee. judged already, as though I were to draw away disciples after them present, concerning him that hath

1 Cor. xi, 16-19. But if any man ORIGIN OF THE TERM CHRISTIAN, so done this deed, in the name of seem to be contentious, we have our Lord Jesus Christ,when ye are no

ETC. such custom, neither the gathered together, and my spirit, churches of God. Now in this

Act: x1, 25, 26. Then departed with the power of our Lord Jesus that I declare unto you, I praise Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Christ. To deliver such an one you not, that ye come together Saul: And when he had found him, unto Satan for the destruction of not for the better, but for the he brought bim unto Antioch. the flesh, that the spirit may be worse. For first of all, when ye And it came to pass, that a whole saved in the day of the Lord Je- come together in the church, 1 year they assembled themselves Bus.

hear that there be divisions among with the church, and taught much 1 Tim. iit, 14, 15. These things you; and I partly believe it. For people. And the disciples were write I unto thee, hoping to come there must be also heresies among

called Christians first in Antioch. unto theo shortly: But if I tarry you, that they which are ap- Acts xix, 8, 9. And he went into

erg.

the synagogue, and spake boldly | trouble you, and would pervert

TO BE AVOIDED. for the space of three months, dis- the gospel of Christ.

Ps. I, 22. Now consider this, yo puting and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. 1 Tim. 1, 19. Holding faith, and that forget God, lest I tear you in But when divers were hardened. a good conscience; which some pieces, and there be none to dell

ver. and believed not, but spake evil having pat away, concerning faith have made shipwreck.

Ps. lxxxv, 8. I will hear what of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and sepa

1 Tim. vi, 21. Which some pro- will speak peace unto his people,

God the LORD will speak : for he rated the disciples, disputing fessing, have erred concerning the and to his saints; but let them not daily in the school of one Tyran- faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. turn again to folly. nus.

2 Tim. 1, 15. This thou knowest, Acts xxiv, 14. But this I confess that

all they which are in Asia be the LORD,' What iniquity have

Jer. 11, 5, 12, 13, 31. Thus saith unto thee, that after the way turned away from me; of whom which they call heresy, so worship are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

your fathers found in me, that I the God of my fathers, believing

they are gone far from me, and all things which are written in 2 Tim. iv, 10. For Demas hath have walked after vanity, and the law and in the prophets.

forsaken me, having loved this are become vain? Be astonished,

present world, and is departed O ye heavens, at this; and be hora Acts xxvi, 28, 29. Then Agrippa unto Thessalonica; Crescens to ribly afraid, be ye very desolate, said unto Paul, Almost thou per: Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

saith the LORD. For my people adest me to be a Christian. And

have committed two evils; they Paul said, I would to God, that

NOT ALWAYS HOPELESS.

have forsaken me, the fountain of not only thou, but also all that

living waters, and hewn them out hear me'this day, were both al- Ps. xxill, 3. He restoreth my cisterns, broken cisterns, that can most and altogether such as I am, soul; he leadeth me in the pathis hold no water. O generation, see except these bonds.

of righteousness for his name's ye the word of the LORD: Have I sake.

been a wilderness unto Israel? a Acts xxvili, 21, 22. And they

land of darkness? Wherefore said unto him, We neither receiv- Isaiah lvit, 18. I have seen his ed letters out of Judea concerning ways, and will hear him; I will say my people, We are lords; we thee, neither any of the brethren lead him also, and restore com

will come no more unto thee? that came shewed or spake any forts unto him, and to his mourn- Dan. xl, 34, 35. Now, when they harm of thee. But we desire to

shall fall, they shall be holpen hear of thee what thou thinkest:

with a little help: but many shall for as concerning this sect, we

Jer. fil, 12-14, 21--24. Go and pro-cleave to them with flatteries. know that every where it is'spo-claim these words towards the And some of them of understandkeu against.

north, and say, Return, thou back, ing shall fall, to try them, and to

sliding Israel, saith the LORD, and purge, and to make them white, 1 Pet. iv, 16. Yet if any man I will not cause mine anger to fall | event to the time of the end: besuffer as a Christian, let him not upon you: for I am merciful, saith cause it is yet for a time apbe ashamed.. ...

the LORD, and Iwill not keep anger pointed.

for ever: Only acknowledge thine THE ORDINANCE OF iniquity, that thou hast trans- have I done unto thee? and where

Micah vi, 3. O my people, what PREACHING

gressed against the LORD thy God, in have I wearied thee? testify See under MINISTERS OF

and hast scattered thy ways to the
strangers under every green tree,

against me.
RELIGION.

and ye liave not obeyed my voice, 1 Cor. x, 12. Wherefore, let him BAPTISM.

saith the LORD. Turn, ó back that thinketh be standeth take

sliding children, saith the LORD; heed lest he fall. See under ORDINANCES. for I am married unto you: and I Gal. Ili, 1. O foolish Galatians,

will take you one of a city, and who hath bewitched you, that yo THE LORD'S SUPPER, two of a family, and I will bring should not obey the truth, before See under ORDINANCES. you to Zion; A voice was heard whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been

upon the high places, Weeping and evidently set forth,crucified among BACKSLIDING.

supplications of the children of you ?

Israel: for they have perverted Deut. xxxii, 15. But Jeshurun their way, and they have forgot- faith grounded and settled, and be

Col. I, 23. If ye continue in the waxed fat, and kicked: thou art ten the LORD their God. Return, not moved away from the hope waxen fat, thou art grown thick, ye backsliding children, and I of the gospel. . thou art covered with fatness : will heal your backslidings. Bethen be forsook God which made hold, we come unto thee; for thon brethren, lest there be in any of

Heb. iii, 12, 13. Take heed, him, and lightly esteemed the art the LORD our God. Truly in Rock of his salvation.

vain is salvation hoped for from you an evil beart of unbelief, in pass, when Rehoboam had estab- of mountains: truly in the Lord while it is called To-day; lest any

2 Chr. xil, 1. And it came to the bills, and from the multitude departing from the living God. Iished the kingdom, and had our God is the salvation of Israel.

of you be hardened through the strengthened himself, he forsook

Hosea xiv, 4. I will heal their deceitfulness of sin. the law of the LORD, and all Israel backsliding,' I will love them with him.

Heb. xil. 15. Looking diligently freely: for mine anger is turned lest any man fall of the grace of Ps. cvi, 13. They soon forgat away from him.

God; lest any root of bitterness his works; they waited not for bis

Rev. il, 5. Remember therefore springing up trouble you, and tounsel.

from whence thou art fallen, and thereby many be defiled. Gal. 1, 6, 7. I marvel that ye are repent, and do the first works; or 2 Peter 1, 9. But be that lacketh BO soon removed from him that else I will come unto tbee quickly, these things is blind, and cannot called you into the grace of Christ and will remove thy candlestick see afar off, and hath forgotten unto another gospel: which is not out of his place, except thou re- that he was purged from his old another, but there be some that I pent.

sins,

2 Peter 11, 20--22. For if after, Ps. Ixxvill, 57. But turned back, canse they have forsaken the they have escaped the pollutions and dealt unfaithfully like their LORD, the fountain of living of the world, through the know-fathers: they were turned aside waters. ledge of the Lord and Saviour like a deceitful bow.

Ezek. xviii, 24-26. . . . . All his Jesus Christ, they are again en- Prov. xxiv, 16. For a just man rigtiteongness that he hath done taugled therein,

and overcome, falleth seven times, and riseth up shall not be mentioned: in his the latter end is worse with them again: but the wicked shall fail trespass that he hath trespassed, than the beginning. For it had into mischief.

and in his sin that he hath sinned, been better tor them not to have known the way of righteousness,

Isa. I, 4. They have for- in them shall he die. Yet ye say, than, after they have known it, saken the LORD, they have pro- The way of the LORD is not equal to turn from the holy command-/ voked the Holy One of Israel Hear now, O house of Israel; Is

not my way equal? are not your ment delivered unto them. But it is unto anger, they are gone away backward.

ways unequal? When a righthappened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is

eous man turneth away from his

Jer. V, 23. But this people hath turned to his own vomit again; a revolting and a rebellious beart; iniquity, and 'dieth in them; for

righteousness, and committeth and the sow that was washed to they are revolted and gone.

his iniquity that he hath done her wallowing in the mire.

Jer. vill, 4, 6. Moreover, thou shall be die.

shalt say unto them, Thus saith Ezek. xxxiil, 12, 13. Therefore, ITS EVILS.

the LORD; Shall they fall, and not thou son of man, say unto the Prov. xiv, 14. The backslider in arise? shall be torn away, and not children of thy people, the rightheart shall be alled with his own return? Why then is this people eousness of the righteous shall not ways; and a good man shall be of Jerusalem slidden back by a

deliver him in the day of his satisfied from hiinself.

perpetual backsliding? they hold transgression: as for the wickedJer. il, 17, 19. last thon not last deceit, they refuse to return.

ness of the wicked, he shall not procured this unto thyself, in that Hosea v?, 4. O Ephraim, what fall thereby in the day that he

frorn his wickedness; thou last forsaken the LORD thy shall I do unto thee? O Judah, turneth God, when he led thee by the what shall I do unto thee? for neither shall the righteous be way?

Tbine own wickedness your goodness is as a morning able to live for his righteousness shall correct thee, and thy back-cloud, and as the early dew it in the day that he sinneth. When slidings shall reprove thee: know goeth away.

I shall say to the righteous, that therefore, and see, that it is an Hosea xi, 7. And my people are

he shall surely live; if he trust to eril thing and bitter, that thou bent to backsliding from me:

his own righteousness, and combast forsaken the LORD thy God, though they called them to the shall not be remembered; but for

mit iniquity, all his righteousness and that my fear is not in thee, most High, nono at all would his iniquity that he hathi' cummitsaith the Lord God of hosts. exalt him.

ted, he shall die for it. Jer. xIII, 25. This is tly lot, the Dark iv, 16, 17. And these are portion of tiy measures from me, they likewise which are sown on

Hosea vii, 13. Woe unto them! saith the Lord; because thou bast stony ground; who, when they struction unto them! because they

for they have ned from me: de. forgotten me, and trusted in have heard the word, immediately I have transgressed falseliood.

against me: receive it with gladness; And Jer. xiv, 10. Thus saith the have no root in themselves, and though I have redeeired them, Lord unto this people, Thus have so endure but for a time: after yet they have spoken lies against they loved to wander, they have ward, when affliction or persecunot refrained their feet; therefore tion ariseth for the woru's sake, John xv, 6. If a man abide not the Lord doth not accept them: immediately they are offended. in me, he is cast forth as a branch, he will now remember their ini- Luke viil, 13. They on the rock them, and cast them into the fire,

and is withered; and men gather quity, and visit their sins. are they, which, when they hear, and they are burned.

Hosea viii, 3. Israel hath cast receive the word with joy; and off the thing that is good: the

these have no root, which for a 1 Tim. v, 12. Having damnation, enemy shall pursue him.

whille believe, and in time of because they liave cast off their temptation full away.

first faith. Heb. x, 38. Now the just shall Gal. v, 7, 8, 10. Ye did run well; ble for those who were once en

Heb. vi, 4-6. For it is impossllive by faith: but if any man draw

who did back, my soul shall bave no pleas. Should not obey the truth? This lightened, and have tasted of the ure in him.

persuasion cometh not of him that heavenly gift, and were made calleth you.

I have confidence partakers of the Holy Ghost, And WARNING TO BACKSLIDERS. In you through the Lord, that ye have tasted the good word of God,

Deut. xxxii, 18--20. Of the Rock will be none otherwise 'minded and the powers of the world to that begat thee thou art unmind- but he that troubleth you sbali come, if they shall fall away, to fal, and hast forgotten God that bear his judgment, whosoever he renew them again unto repentformed thee. And when the be.

ance; seeing they crucify to themLORD saw it, he abborred them, Rev. ii, 4. Nevertheless I have

Belves the Son of God afresh, and bíciuse of the provoking of wis somewhat against thee, because put him to an open shame. sons and of his daughters. And thou hast left thy first love.

Heb. x, 26, 27. For if we sin wilhe said, I will hide my face from

fully after that we have received them, I will see what their end

APOSTACY.

the knowledge of the truth, there shall be: for they are a very tro

Jer. xvil, 12, 13. Ward generation, children in

A glorious remaineth no more sacrifice for whom is no faith.

high tlırone from the beginning sins, But a certain fearful look?

is the place of our sanctuary. ing for of judgment and fiery PS. XXXVI, 3. The words of his Lord, the hope of Israel, all that indigpation, which shall derour mouth are iniquity and deceit: torsake thee shall be ashamed, the adversaries. he hath left off to be wise, and to and they that depart from me Heb, xil, 29. For our God wa do good.

shall be written in the earth, be-l consuming fire.

me.

VI.

power to us-ward who believe, foro, as many as bo perfect, be OTHER RESULTS AND according to the working of his thus minded: and if in any thing BLESSINGS OF REDEMPTION. Inighty power,

ye be otherwise minded, God shall SALVATION IN TIIE OLD

Col. I, 9. For this cause wo also reveal even this unto you. NeverTESTAMENT.

[ince the day we heard it, do not theless, wherete we have already

cease to pray for you, ani to de- attained, let us walk by the samo Exod. xiv, 13, 14. And Moses sire that ye micht be filled with rule, let us mind the same thing. said unto the people, Fear ye not, the knowledge of his will in all bland still, and see the salvation wisdom and spiritual understand we beseech you, bretliren, and

1 Thess. iv, 1. Furthermore then of the LORD, which he will she ing. you to-day: for the Egypliuns

exhort you by the Lord Jesus, whom ye have seen to-day, ye

2 Pet. I, 12. Wherefore I will not that as ye have received of us how shall see them again no more for be negligent to put you

always in ye ought to walk and to please ever, The LORD shall fight for remembrance of these things, God, 80 yo would abuund more

and more. you, and ye shall hold your peace. though ye know them, and be es

tablished in the present truth. 2 Sam. xxii, 36. Thou hast also

2 Thess. 1, 3. We are bound to given me the shield of thy salva

thank God always for you, bro

GRACE. tion; and thy gentleness bath

thren, as it is meet, because that made me great.

Job xvii, 9. 10. The righteous your faith groweth exceedingly,

also shall hold on his way; and he and the charity of every one of P3. xxxvii, 39. But the salva- that hath clean hands shall be you all toward each other aboundtion of the righteous is of tho stronger and stronger. But as foreta. LORD; he is their strength in the you all, do yo return, and come time of trouble.

2 Pet. 1, 5-8. And beside this, now: for I cannot find one wise giving all diligence, add to your Isa. xxvi, 1. In that day shall man among you.

faith, virtne; and to virtue, knowthis song be sung in the land of

Ps. cxxxviii, 8. The LORD will ledge; and to knowledge, temper. Judah; We have a strong city: perfect that which concerneth me, ance; and to temperance, patience; salvation will God appoint for thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for and to patience, godliness; and to walls and bulwarks.

ever: forsake not the works of godliness, brotherly kindness; and Jer. iii, 23. Truly in vain is sal thine own hands.

to brotherly kindness, charity: ration hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of moun.

Prov. iv, 18. But the path of For if these things be in you, and tains: truly in the Lord our God that shineth more and more untu fruitful in the knowledge of our the just is as the shining light, abonnd, they make you that ye

shall neither be barren nor unis the salvation of Israel the perfect day.

Lord Jesus Christ.
KNOWLEDGE.

1708. vi, 2, 3. After two days will
Isc. ii, 5. o house of Jacob,
he revive us: in the third day he

ASSURANCE. come ye, and let us walk in the in bis sight. Then shall we know, will raise us up, and we shall live

Ps. Ivi, 3, 4, 11. What time I am light of the Lond.

if we follow on to know the Luro: afraid, I will trust in thee. In Hos. vil, 2.

Israel shall cry lis going forth is prepared as the God I will praise his word, in God unto me, My God, we know thee. morning, and he shall come unto I have put my trust; I will not

John ill, 9.-12. Nicodemus an- us as the rain, as the latter and fear what flush can do unto mo. swered and said unto him, How former rain unto the earth.

In God have I put my trust: I can these things be? Jesus an- John xv, 8. llerein is my Fa-do unto me.

will not be afraid what man can swered and said unto bim, Art ther glorified, that ye bear much tbou a master of Israel, and know. fruit; so slall yo be my disciples.

Ps. cxvill, 6. 7. The LORD is on est not these things? Verily, verily, Rom. xiii, 12, 13. The night is my side; I will not fear: what can

The LORD do know, and testify that

we have far spent, the day is at hand: let takuth my part with them that

us therefore cast off the works of help me: therefore shall I see my seen, and ye receive not our wit. Desy. If I have told you earthly darkness, and let us put on the desire upon them that late me. things, and ye believe not, how armour of light. honestly, as in the day; not in

Prov. iii, 25, 26. Be not afraid shall ye believe if I tell you of rioting and drunkenness, not in of sudden

fear, neither of the de. heavenly things? chambering and wantonness, not solation of the wicked, wheu it

cometh. For the LORD shall bo Rom. XV, 14, 15. And I myself in strite and envying. also am persuaded of yon, my

2 Cor. III, 18. But we all, with this confidence, and shall keep goodness. filled with all know the glory of the Lord, are changed brethren, that, we also are full of open faco beliolling as in a glass thy foot from being taken.

Prov. xxix, 25. The fear of man ledge, able also to admonish ose into the same image, from glory bringeth a snare: but whoso pntanother. Nevertheless, brethren, to glory, even as by the Spirit of teth his trust in the LORD shall be I have written the more boldly the Lord.

safe, unto you in some sort, as putting

Phil. I, 8-11. For God is my re

Isa. xxxii, 17. 'And the work of you in mind, because of the grace cord, how greatly I long after you rigliteousness shall be peace; and that is given to me of God.

all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. the effect of righteousness, qulut. 1 Cor. x, 14, 15 Wherefore, my And this I pray, that your love ness and assurance for ever. dearly beloved, fee from idolatry. may abound yet more and more Isa. 1, 7, 8. For the Lord God I speak as to wise men; judge ye in knowledge and in all judgment; will help me; therefore shall I not what I say.

That ye may approve things that be contounded: therefore have I Eph. I, 18, 19. The eyes of your are excellent; liat ye may be sin- set my face like a lit, and i understanding being enlightened; cere, and without offence, till the know ihat I shall not be asliamed. that ye may know what is the day of Christ; Being filled with He is near that justifith me; who bope of his calling, and what the the fruits of righteousness, which will contend with me? let us stand riches of the glory of his inherit. are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory together: who is mine adversary?

let him come near to me. ance in the saints. And what is and praise of God. the exceeding greatness of his Phú. III, 16, 16. Let us there- Isa. Il 12. I, even I, am be that

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