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neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. Pr. 24. 19.

Pr. 3. 31. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Pr. 14. 30. A sound heart is the life of the flesh, but envy the rottenness of the bones. Pr. 23. 17. Let not thy heart envy

sinners. Pr. 24. 1. Be not thou envious against evil men.

Pr. 27. 4. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Rom. 13. 13. Let us walk honestly, as in the day not in strife and envying.

Jam. 3. 14. If ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 16. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

Faith.

179. Is it important that our faith should be correct?

Pr. 16. 25. There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the

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of death. Jn. 4. 24. God is a spirit: and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Jn. 8. 43. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father

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will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. 47. He that is of God, heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

2 Th. 2. i3. God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the spirit, and belief of the truth.

2 Jn. 9. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house,

Damnable heresies-- Try mankind. neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his evil deeds.

3. Jn. 4. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth,

180. Are there any damnable heresies and errors ?

Gal. 1. 8. But though we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you let him be accursed. 2. Jn. 10.

2 Th. 2. 10. They received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth.

Tit. 3. 10. A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject, knowing that he that is such, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

2 Pet. 2. 1. There were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shail bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swist destruction.

2 Pet. 3. 16. Which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

181. Are heresies and crrors designed and adapted to try mankind ?

Dt. 13. 1. If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a der, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods.

-Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you.

1 Cor. 11. 19. There must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

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Nature of faith-Spurious faith-Essential to salvation.

182. In what does saving fuith consist ?

Ac. 8. 37. If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest.

Gal. 5. 6. For in Jesus Christ, neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.

Heb. 11. 1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.

183. Do any persons have spurious fuith?

Ac. 8. 13. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 21. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter; for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

2 Tim. 3. 5. Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Jam. 2. 19. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

184. Is a cordial belief in Christ and his gospel essential to salvation ?

Mk. 16. 15. Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Jn. 1. 12. As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

Jn. 3. 16. He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Jn. 6. 40. This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Jn. 8. 24. If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 47. He that is of God, Heareth God's

Evidence of.

words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Jn. 11. 25. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

Ac. 10. 43. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Ac. 16. 31. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Rom. 10. 9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness.11. Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Gal. 2. 16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ.

Gal. 3. 6. Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 8. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abra. ham saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then, they which be of the faith, are blessed with faithful Abraham.

1 Jn. 5. 13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that yo may know that ye

have eternal life. 2 Jn. 9. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He (that: abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 185.

What is the proper evidence of true faith? Jam. 2. 14. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so

Effects—Exemplified.

faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. ]See the rest of the chapter:

186. What are the effects of true faith ?

Heb. 11. 32. T'he time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jepthæ, and of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. [See the whole chapter.]

1. Pet. 1. 8. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Receiv-, ing the end, of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1 Jn. 5. 4. Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

187. Is living by faith exemplified ?

Ps. 39. 12. I am a stranger with thee and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

2 Cor. 5. 7. We walk by faith, not by sight.

Gal. 2. 20. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for

me.

Heb. 11. 13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and con

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