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live upon the Gospel. 'Tis bus just and reasonables that they who by undertaking that holy Calling, are taken off from the waies of gaining a livelihood in the world, should be provided for by them whose Souls they watch over: And seeing the

people receive Spiritual things from them, viz. * Instruction and Alfistance towards che obtaining via ecernal life , 'tis agreeable both to reason and

Scripture chey should receive temporals from the 1.11 people. Yec chis ought not to be a Ministers

de chief end and aim in setting his hand to this plow; in buc to Glorifie God in the saving of Souls. For this! what will ic profit a Minister to gain his peoples und Tithes, and by negligence and carelesnefse to lose 103 his peoples Souls. Ministers are to bé Lights to nie their Flocks, and boch by their Doctrine and id life to show them the way to Heaven. What a

is horrible ingratitude and unworshinefle is it then in his those men who endeavour to extinguishi those for Lights either by withdrawing the oyl of mainteof nance, or blowing them out with the wind of perfe



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Prov.29.18. Where there is no vison, the people

perish.? de Ho.4.6. My people are destroyed for lack of knox.,

ledge. Jer. 3.15. And I will give you Paltones according

to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding:

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Mal.2.7. For the Priests lips should keep knom.

ledge, and they should seek the Law at his mouth,

for he is the meßeriger of the Lord of Hosts. Isa 30.20. And though the Lord give you the

bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, get shall not shy teachers be removed into a cor

ner any more, but thine cies shall fee shy teach Mar.13.52. Then said he unto them, therefore e

very Scribe which is instructed unto the Kingdom of Heaven, is like anto a man which is an Housholder, which bringeth fortle out of his

treasury things new and old. Eph.4.11. And he gave some Apoftles, and some

Prophets, and fome Evangelifts, and some Pastoors and Teachers. V.12. For the perfeeting of the Saints, for the

work of the Ministry, for the edifying of the bo

dy of Christ. 1 Cor. 12.28. And God hath set fome in the

Church, firft Apostles, secondarily Prophets, thirdly Teachers, after that miracles, thes Gifts of healings, helps, Governments, diver

fities of Tongues. 2 Cor.3.6. Who hath made us able Ministers of

the New Testament, not of the Letter but of the

Spirit. 2 Tim.2.15. Study to shery thy self approved usi.

God, a workman that needeh not to be afhames rightly dividing the Word of Trush.


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Col.1.28. whom we preach, warning every man,

and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Fes

fus. i Þec, 5.1. The Elders which are among you, I

exhort, who am also an Elder, and a witnelle of the sufferings of Christ, and also a pariaker

of the Glory that fball be revealed. V.2. Feed the Flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lacre, but of a rea.

dy mind V.3. Neither as being Lords over Gods Heritage,

. but being ensamples to the Flock. Col.4.17. And say to Archippus, take heed to the

Ministry which thou hast received from the

Lord, that thou fulfill it. i Ther.2.4. But as we were allowed of God to be

put in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak, not as pleafing men, but God, which trieth our

bearts. V.5. For neither at any time used we flattering words,, as ye know, nor a Cleak of Covetousness

God is witnes.
V.6. Nor of mer fought we Glory, neither of you,
nor yet of others, when we might have been bur-
densom as the Apostles of Cbrift.
V.7. But we were gentle among you, even as a

Nurse cherisheth her children.
V.8. So being affe&tionately desirous of you, we

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were willing to have imparted unto you, not the Gospel of God only, but also onr own fouls, becanfe ye were dear unto us, V.19. Te are witnesses, and God also, how helily

and juftly, and unblameably wi behaved our selves among you that believe V.11, As you know, how pc'exheried, and comforted, and charged every one of you (as a Father doth his children) V.12. That ye would walk port by of God, who

bab called you unto his Kingdom Glory. V.13. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing; because when


received the Word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the Word of men, but ( as it is in truth ) the Word of God, which effect nally workerb alfo in you that beleeve. V.19. For what is our hope, or joy. or Crmn

of rejoyçing? Are not even ge in the preferice

of our Lerd Jesus Christ at bis coming. V.20. For ye are our Glory and Foy. 1 Cor.16.15. I beseech you Brethren. fye. know

the house of Stephanes, that it is the first fraits of achais, and that they have adaiited íbersfelves to the Miniftry of the Saints.) V.16. That ye fubmit your felves unto fuch, and to every one that helpesh mish sand labour

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eth. Heb.13.17. Obey then i hat have the sale over you, and /uboxit your felves, for they watch

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your fouls, as they that must give an accomnt,
that they may do it with joy and not with grief;
for that is unprofitable for you.
V.24. Salute all them that have the rule over
you, and all the Saints': They of Italy Jalute

Tim. 5.17. Let the Elders that rule well, be
counted worthy of double honour, especially they

who labour in the Word and Doctrine.
2 Cor.12.15. And I will very gladly spend and

be spent for you, though the more abundantly I

you, the leffe I be loved.
1 Cor.9.7. Who goeth a warfare any time at his

own charges ? who planteth a vineyard, and
eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a
Flock, and cateth not of the milk of the

# V.8. Say I these things as a man? or faith not

the Law the same alfo ?
V.9. For it is written in the Law of Moses, thou
Jhalt not mazzle the mouth of the ox that tread-

eth out the Corp,
V.1l. If we have fown unto you Spiritual things;

Is it a great thing, if we shall reap your carnall
V.13. Do ge not know, that they which minister
about Holy things, live of the things of the Tenn-
ple ? and they which wait at the Altar, are par
takers with the Altar?
V.14. Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they


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