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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
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:
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.
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
Nurse cherisheth her children.
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
eth. Heb.13.17. Obey then i hat have the sale over you, and /uboxit your felves, for they watch
your fouls, as they that must give an accomnt,
who labour in the Word and Doctrine.
be spent for you, though the more abundantly I
you, the leffe I be loved.
own charges ? who planteth a vineyard, and
the Law the same alfo ?
eth out the Corp,
Is it a great thing, if we shall reap your carnall