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• Mal. III. 16. Then they that I Matth. xxiii. 15. Woe unto you. Tuus fil. 9-11 But avoid fool. feared the LORD spake often one scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ish questions, and genealogies,

for yo compass sea and land to and contentions, and strivings el, and heard it, and a book of re make one proselyte; and wl on he 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 LORD, and that thought upon his selves.

secoud admonition, reject; KnowDame.

Eph. iv, 14. That we henceforth

ing that he that is such is sub

verted, and sinneth, being conActs iv, 23. And, being let go, be no more children, tossed to and they 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 uuto 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 Rom.xiv,13,15,19. Let us not there ceive.

heart be established with grace; fore judge one another any more: Eph. v, 10. Proving what is ac

not with meats, which have not

profited them that have been ocbut judge this rather, that no man ceptable unto the Lord.

cupied therein. put a stumblingblock, or an occa

I Col. ii, 4. And this I say. Jest 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 be grieved with

that knuweth God heareth us; ho enticing words. thy meat, now walkest thou not

that is not of God heareth not us.

1 Thess. v, 21. Prove all things: charitably. Destroy not him with

Hereby know we the spirit of hold fast that which is good. thy meat, for whom Christ died.

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 where with 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 thut 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, and not to please nealogies, which minister quesourselves. Let every one of us tions, rather than godly edifying

than godlv edirving AND FOR MUTUAL SYMPATHY AND please his neiylibour for his good which is in faith; so do, Now the

Love. to edification. end of the commandment is char

Isa. xxix, 23 But when he seeth 1 Cor. ix, 19 23. For though I

ity out of a pure heart, and of a
good conscience, and of faith un-

his children, the work of mino be free from all men, yet have I

hands, in the midst of him, tbey made myself servant unto all,

feigned: From which some having
swerved, have turned aside unto

shall sanctity my naine, and sancthat I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, vain

tify the Holy One of Jacob, and jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding

shall fear the God of Israel, that I might gain the Jews; to neither what they say, nor where

John xiii, 34. 35. A new comthem that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain of they affirm.

mandment I give unto you, That then that are under the law; To

1 Tim. iv. 7. But refuse profane

ye lovo one another; as I have

loved you, that ye also love one them that are without law. as and old wives' fables, and exercise

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

know that yo are my disciples, ir law to Gol, but under the law to

1 Tim. vi. 3-5. 20. If any man you have love one to another. Christ, that I might gain them

teach otherwise, and consent not that are without law. To the weak to wholesome words, even the

John xv, 12, 17. This is my como became I as weak, that I might words of our Lord Jesus Christ,

| mandinent, That ye love one angain the weak: I am made all and to the doctrine which is ac

other, as I have loved you. These things to all men, that I might by cording to godliness, He is proud,

things I command you, that yo all means sive some. And this I do knowing nothing, but doting about

love one another. for the gospel's sake, that I might

questions and strifes of words,

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

whereof cometh envy, strile, rail. opportunity, let us do good unto 1 Cor. x, 32, 33. Give none of- ings, evil surmisings, Perverse

all men, especially unto them who fence neither to the Jews, nor to disputings of men of corrupt are of the household of faith, the Gentiles, nor to the church of minds, and destitute of the truth, I

Col. 11, 6. For though I be abGod: 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 froin such withdraw tuyself. O

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-
fane and vain babblings, and op.

of your faith in Christ. Gal. vi. 1, 2. Brethren, if a man be positions of scienco falsely 80

1 Thess. iv. 9. 10. But as touching overtaken in a fault, ye which are called,

brotherly love, ye need not that I spiritual restore such an one in

write unto you; for yo yourselves the spirit of meekness; consider

2 Tim. 11, 14, 16, 17, 23. Of these

| are taught of God to love one aning thysell, lest thou also be things put them in remembrance,

other. And indeed ye do it toteinpiel. Boar ye one another's charging them before the Lord

Ward all the brethren which are in burdens, and so full 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 THEREFORE FALSE D CTRINE and vain babblings; for they will

and more. i increase unto more ungodliness.

Phil. 20. Yea, brother, let me AND ITERESY TO BE AVOIDED. And their word will eat as doth a

bave joy of thee in the Lord: reMatth. xv, 13. But lie answered canker: of whom is Hymeneus and

fresh iny bowels in the Lord. and said, Every plant, which my Philetus; Bnt 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

1 John iv, 7, 8, 20. 21. Beloved, I 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

1 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 endoro God. He that loveth not, knoweth lar and ground of the truth.

sonnd doctrine; but 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 things were written aforetime

away their ears from the truth, he hath seen, how can he love God

were written for our learning that and shall be turned unto tables. whom he hath not seen? And this

we, through patience and comfort 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 bo 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 judgments; and his commandments Wherefore receive yo one an ment. are not grievous. other, as Christ also received u

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 t 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 yon. 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 walksation 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. iii, 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 com

fast in one spirit, with one mind are your's. mandment upto thee, but that

striving together for the faith of which we had from the beginning,

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

brethren, I 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, that 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. For I rejoiced 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 Pliarisees, to hear that my children walk in

stand fast in the Lord, my dearly and of the leaven of Herod. And truth.

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

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

the same mind in the Lord. bread.
CHURCH.
Col. II, 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 sild, 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 pub

Acts xxvi, 4, 5. My manner of lican,

SCHISMS FORETOLD.

life from my youth, which was at 1 Cor. v, 2--5. And ye are puffed

Acts xx, 29, 30. For I know this,

the first among mine own nation up, and have not rather mourned, that after my departing shall

at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; that he that hath done this deed a that hath done this dead I grievous wolves enter in among

Which kuew me 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, speaking perverse 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 contentivus, we have our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are po such custom, neither the

ETC. gathered together, and my spirit, churches of God. Now in this Acts x1, 25, 26. Then departed with the power of our Lord Jesus that I declare to you. I praisal Barnabag 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 him unto Antioch. the flesh, that the spirit may be worse. For first of all, when ye

And it came to pass, tbat a whole saved in the day of the Lord Je

come together in the church. I year they assembled themselves BUS. hear that there be divisions among!

with the church, and taught much 1 Tim. iil, 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. onto theo shortly: But if I tarry I you, that they which are ap- Acts xix, 8, 9. And he went into

Ye thanksed in One S Baia

letters out of Jude na breturen lead him also, id to his mourn-L

oui tau. they shall

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

TO BE AVO:DED. for the space of three months, dis- the gospel of Christ.

Ps. 1, 22. Now consider this, yo puting and persuading the things

1 Tim. 1, 19. Holding faith, and

that forget God, lest I tear you in

the concerning the kingdom of God. | a good conscience; which some pieces, una

pieces, and there be none to dellBut when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil

having put away, concerning faith Ver.
have made shipwreck. .

Ps. lxxxv, 8. I will hear what of that way before the multitude,

God the LORD will speak: for ho he departed from them, and sepa- 1 Tim. vi, 21. Which some pro

will speak peace unto his people, 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 wiy. 14. But this I confess that all they which are in Asia be

Jer. il, 5, 12, 13, 31. Thus saith unto thee, that after the way

the LORD, What iniquity have | turned away from me; of whom which they call heresy, so worship

your fathers found in me, that are Phygellus and Hermogenes, 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 ye heavens, at this; and be hors 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 peoplo suadest 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 paths hold no water. O generation, seo except these bonds.

of righteousness for his name's 1 ye the word of the Lord: Have I Acts xxviii, 21, 22. And they sake.

been a wilderness unto Israel? a said unto him, We neither receiv- Isaiah Ivil, 18. I have seen his

land of darkness? Wherefore 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 ers.

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. iii, 12-14, 21--24. Go and pro

cleave to them with flatteries. know that every where it is spoclaim these words towards the

And some of them of understandporth, and say, Return, thou backkeu against.

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

evert to the time of the end: besuffer as a Christian, let him pot upon you; for I am merciful, saith be ashamed.....

cause it is yet for a time apthe LORD, and I will not keep anger pointed,

for ever: Only acknowledge thine THE ORDINANCE OF iniquity, that thou hast trans

Micah vi, 3. O my people, what PREACHING gressed against the LORD thy God,

have I dono unto thee? and whereand hast scattered thy ways to the

in have I wearied thee? testify See under MINISTERS OF strangers under every green tree,

against me. RELIGION.

and ye have not obeyed my voice. 1 Cor. x, 12. Wherefore, let him saith the LORD.

LORD. Tornó back? that thinketh he standeth take

Turn, o back
BAPTISM.

sliding children, saith the LORD: heed lest ho 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 wbo 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. xxii. 15. But Jeshurun their way, and they have forgot- I 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, I not moved away from the hope waxen fat, thou art grown thick.

ye backsliding children, and I lof the vospel thou art covered with fatness:

will heal your backslidings. Be-1 then he forsook God which made bo hold, we come unto thee; for thou

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

brethren, lest there be in any of Rock of his salvation. vain is salvation hoped for from

you an evil heart of unbelief, in 2 Chr. xil. 1. And it came to the hills, and from the multitude

departing from the living God.

But exhort one another daily, pass, when Rehoboam had estab of mountains: truly in the LORD

while it is called To-day; lest any lished 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. xii. 15. Looking dill 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. ii, 5. Remember therefore springing up trouble you, and tounsel.

from whence thou art fallen, and thereby many be defiled. Gal. i, 6, 7. I marvel that ye are repent, and do the first works; or 2 Peter 1, 9. But be that lacketh 80 soon removed from him that else I will come unto tbee quickly. I these things is blind, and cannot called you into the grace of Christ and will remove thy candlestick see afar off, and hath forgotten uuto 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 pent.

I sing.

ber wallow in that was wit again;/a

Hosea via

yself, in that

thou last foreslo

bee? O Judaho I turneepy in the day that

Way?

Thine on ee by the what shall

able to shall", his

dow is

would bis iniqunali die fort

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

Ezek. xviii, 24-26..... All his Jesus Christ, they are again en

Prov. xxiv, 16. For & just man righteoneness that he hath dopo tangled 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 fall trespass that he hath trespassed, than the beginning. For it had into mischier.

and in his sin that he hath sinned, been better tor them not to have

Isa. i, 4. ..... They have for

in them shall he die. Yet ye say, known the way of righteousness, saken the LORD, they have pro

The way of the LORD is not equal. than, after they have known it, voked the Holy One of Israel

Hear now, O house of Israel; Is to turn from the holy command

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

ways unequal? When a righthappened unto them according to

eous man turneth away from his the true proverb, The dog is

Jer. v, 23. But this people hath

righteousness, and committeth turned to his own vomit again;

a revolting and a rebellious heart; int

T iniquity, and dieth in tliem; for and the sow that was washed to they are revolted and gone.

his iniquity that he bath done her wallowing in the mire,

Jer. vill. 4. 5. Moreover, thon sball he 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 a way, 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 himself. perpetual backsliding? they hold

transgression; as for the wickedlast deceit, they refuse to return. ness of the wicked, he shall not Jer. il. 17. 19. Ilast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that

Hosea vi, 4. O Ephraim, what

turneth from his wickedness; thou last forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the

neither shall the righteous be what shall I do unto thee? for

able to live for his righteousness way? Tuino own wickedness your goodness is as a morning

in the day that he siddeth. When shall correct thee, and tby backcloud, and as the early dow 1

I shall say to the righteous, that slidings shall reprove thee: know goeth away.

he shall surely live; if he trust to therefore, and see, that it is an Ilosea xi, 7. And my people are evil thing and bitter, that thou bent to backsliding from me:

his own righteousness, and com

mit iniquity, all his righteousness hast forsaken the Lord thy God, though they called them to the

shall not be remembered; but for and that my fear is not in thee, most High, none at all would

his iniquity that he hath cuminitsaith the Lord God of hosts. exalt him.

ted, he shall die for it. Jer. xiii, 25. This is tty lot, the Darl iv, 16, 17. And these are

Hosea vii, 13. Woe into them! portion of tiy measures from me, they likewise which are sown on

for they have fed from me: dewaith the LORD; because thou hast stony ground; who, when they

struction unto them! because they forgotten me, and trusted in have heard the word, immediately

have transgressed against me: falsehood. receive it with gladness; And

though I have redeemed them, have no root in themselves, and Jer. xiv, 10. Thus saith the

yet they have spoken lies against so endure but for a time: afterLORD unto this people, Thus have

me, ward, when affliction or persecuthey loved to wander, they have

tion ariseth for the woru's sake, John xv, 6. If a man abide not not refrained their feet; therefore

immediately they are offended. in me, he is cast forth as a branch, the LORD doth not accept them:

and is withered; and men gather he will now remember their ini Luke vill, 13. They on the rock

them, and cast them into the fire, quity, and visit their sing. are they, which, when they hear,

and they are burned. Hosea viii, 3. Israel hath cast

receive the word with joy: and

these have no root, which for a off the thing that is good; the

1 Tim. v, 12. Having damnation, while belleve, and in time of because they have cast off their enemy shall pursue him. temptation fall away.

first faith. Hcb. x, 38. Now the just shall

Heb. vi, 4-6. For it is impossl

Gal. v, 7, 8, 10. Ye did run well; live by faith; but if any man draw

ble for those who were once enback, my soul shall have no pleas

who did hinder you, that ye
should not obey the truth? This

lightened, and have tasted of the uro in him. persuasion cometh not of him that

heavenly gilt, 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 sball

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

selves the Son of God afresh, and biciuse of the provoking of bois somewhat against theo, because

put him to an open shame. sons and of his daughtery. 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 iro

Jer. xvii, 12, 13. A glorious remaineth no more sacrifice for Ward generation, children in

high throne from the beginning sing, But a certain fearful look? whom is no faith.

is the place of our sanctuary. O ing for of judgment and fiery Ps. xxxvi. 3. The words of his | LORD, The hope of Israel, all that indignatlon, which shall devour mouth are iniquity and deceit: forsake 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 & do good.

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VI.

s power to us-ward who believe, fore, as many as bo perfect, be OTAR 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 Ool. 1. 9. For this cause wo also reveal even this unto you. NeverTESTAMENT. cince the day we heard it, do not

theless, whereto we have already cease to pray for you, and to deattained, let us walk by the samo Exod. xiv, 13, 14. And Moses

sire that ye might be filled with rule, let us mind the same thing. baid unto the people, Fear ye not, the knowledge of his will in all 1 Thess. iv. 1. Furthermore then Bland still, and see the salvation

wisdom and spiritual understand we beseech you, brethren, and of the LORD, which he will show

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

2 Pet. 1, 12. Wherefore I will not that as ye have received of us how sball see them again no more for

be negligent to put you always in ye ought to walk and to please ever.

God, so yo would abuund more The LORD shall fight for

remembrance of these things. you, and ye shall hold your peace.

though ye know them, and be es- and more. | tablished in the present truth.

2 Thess. i, 3. We are bound to 2 Sim, xxii, 36. Thou hast also

thank God always for you, brogiven me the shield of thy salva

GRACE.

thren, as it is meet, because that tion; and thy gentleness bath 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. xxxvil, 39. But the salva

that hath clean hands shall bo I jou all toward each other aboundtion of the righteous is of tho

stronger and stronger. But as for Lord; he is their strength in the

you all, do yo return, and come 1 2 Pet. 1, 5 8. And beside this, time of trouble.

now: for I caunot find one wise I 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: 1 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,

Prov. iv, 18. But the path of

For if these things be in you, and and from the multitude of mounthe just ts as the shining light,

abonnd, they make you that ye tains; truly in the LORD our God that shineth more and more untu

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

fruitful in the knowledge of our

Lord Jesus Christ.
KNOWLEDGE.

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

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

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

if we follow on to know the Loro:

: afraid, I will trust in thee. In Hos. viii. 2. Israel shall cry his 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 Johna ili, 9.-12. Nicodemus an. us as the rain, as the latter and

fear what fish can do unto me. swered and said unto him, How foriner rain unto the earth.

In God have I put my trust: I can these things be? Jesus anthese thinne o om m e son no.the earth. I will not be afraid what

will not be afraid what man can

John xv, 8. Ilerein is my Faswered and said unto him, Art ther glorified, that ye bear much

do onto me.

Ps. cxviii, 6. 7. The LORD is on now. fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. est not these things? Verily, verily.

my side; I will not fear: what can

Rom. xiii, 12, 13. The night is I say unto thee, We speak that we

mtu do unto me? The LORD far spent, the day is at hand: let do know, and testify that we have

taketh my part with them that us therefore cast off the works of seen, and ye receive not our wit. |

help me: therefore shall I see my | darkness, and let us put on the Dess. If I have told you earthly!

| desire upon them that hate me. armour of light. Let us walk things, and ye believe not, how honestly, as in the day: not in

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

of sudden fear, neither of the deheavenly things? chambering and wantonness, not 80

solation of the wicked, wheu it

cometh. For the LORD shall be Rom. XV, 14, 15. And I myself in strile and envying.

thy confidence, and shall keep also am persuaded of yon, my 2 Cor. il. 18. But we all, with brethren, that ye also are full of open face belioliling as in a glass

thy foot from being taken. goodness, filled with all know

I know

the
the glory of the Lord, are changed

Prov. xxix, 25. The fear of man ledge able also to admonish 020 l into the same image, from glory

bringeth a snare: but whoso pitanotlier. 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

righteousness shall be peace; and that is given to me of God.

all in the bowely of Jesus Christ. the effect of righteousness, qulet1 Cor. x, 14, 15 Wherefore, my | And this I pray, that your loveness 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; that ye may be sin- set my face like a fint, and I derstanding bein lichtened. I cere, and without offence, till the know that I shall not be ashamed. that ye may know what is the day of Christ; Being Alled with He is near that justifith me; who bone of his culing and what the the fruits of righteousness, which will contend with me? let us stand riches of the clore This inberit. I are by Jesus Chrisi, unto the glory together: who is mine adversary? ance in the saints. And what is and praise of God.

let him come near to me. the exceeding greatness of his Phil. III, 16. 16. Let us there! Isa. Il 12. I, even I, am bo tbal

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