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which God hath prepared for them, tongues; to another, the interpretathat love him. But God hath reveal-tion of tongues. But all these worked them unto us by his Spirit: for eth that one and the self-same Spirthe Spirit searcheth all things, yea, it, dividing to every man severally the deep things of God. For what as he will. man knoweth the things of a man, 2 Cor. 1: 22. God hath sealed us, save the spirit of man which is in and given us the earnest of the Spirhim ? even so the things of God it in our hearts. knoweth no man, but the Spirit of 3:13. We all, with open face, beGod. Now we have received, not holding as in a glass the glory of the the spirit of the world, but the Spir- Lord, are changed into the same imit which is of God; that we might age from glory to glory, as by the know the things that are freely giv- Spirit of the Lord. en to us of God. Which things also Gal. 5: 5. We, through the Spirwe speak, not in the words which it, wait for the hope of righteousness man's wisdom teacheth, but which by faith. 16. Walk in the Spirit, the Holy Ghost' teacheth, comparing and ye shall not fulfil the lusts of the spiritual things with spiritual. But flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the the natural man receiveth not the Spirit, and the Spirit against the things of the Spirit of God: for they flesh; and these are contrary. — 22. are foolishness unto him: neither The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, can he know them, because they are peace, long-suffering, gentleness, spiritually discerned.
goodness, faith, meekness, temper3:16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spir- 6: 8. He that soweth to the flesh it of God dwelleth in you ? If any shall of the flesh reap corruption. man defile the temple of God, him He that soweth to the Spirit shall shall God destroy: for the temple of of the Spirit reap life everlasting, God is holy ; which temple ye are.
Eph. 1: 13. Ye were sealed 6:11. But ye are washed, but ye with that Holy Spirit of promise. are sanctified, but ye are justified in 2: 18. We have access by one the name of the Lord Jesus, and by Spirit unto the Father.
Ye the Spirit of our God. — 19. What! are built up, an habitation of God know ye not that your body is the through the Spirit. temple of the Holy Ghost which is 3: 16. God grant you to be in you, which ye have of God, and strengthened with might by his Spirye are not your own ? For ye are
it in the inner man. bought with a price: therefore glo- 5: 9. The fruit of the Spirit is rify God in your body, and in your in all goodness, righteousness, and spirit, which are God's.
Phil. 2:1. If there be any fel| 12: 3. No man, speaking by the lowship of the Spirit ... be ye likeSpirit of God, calleth Jesus accurs- minded. ed: and that no man can say that 2 THESS. 2: 13. God hath chosen Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy you to salvation, through sanctificaGhost. Now there are diversities of tion of the Spirit and belief of the gifts, but the same Spirit: and there truth. are differences of administrations, 1 Pet. 1: 2. Elect, according to but the same Lord. And there are the foreknowledge of God the Fadiversities of operations, but it is the ther, through sanctification of the same God which worketh all in all. Spirit unto obedience. But the manifestation of the Spirit is 1 John 3: 24. We know that he given to every man to profit withal. abideth in us, by the Spirit which he For to one is given by the Spirit the hath given us. word of wisdom ; to another, the Rev. 1: 10. I was in the Spirit on word of knowledge by the same
the Lord's day. Spirit; to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another, the working of miracles; to another, $ 4. THE spirit MAY BE RESISTED. prophecy ; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of Isa. 63: 10. They rebelled and
vexed] his Holy Spirit; therefore the good ground are they, which in he was turned to be their enemy. an honest and good heart, having
Zech. 7: 12. They made their heard the word, keep it, and bring hearts as an adamant stone, lest forth fruit with patience. they should hear the law, and the John 8: 31. If ye continue in my words which the Lord of Hosts word, then are ye my disciples insent in his Spirit by the former deed: and ye shall know the truth, prophets.
and the truth shall make you free. Acts 7: 51. Ye do always resist 12: 48. He that rejecteth me, and the Holy Ghost.
receiveth not my words, hath one Eph. 4: 30. Grieve not the Holy that judgeth him: the word that I Spirit of God, whereby ye are seal- | have spoken, the same shall judge ed unto the day of redemption. him in the last day. For I have not
1 Thess. 5: 19. Quench not the spoken of myself; but the Father Spirit.
which sent me, he gave me a comHEB. 3: 7. The Holy Ghost saith, mandment, what I should say, and To-day if ye will hear his voice har- what I should speak. And I know den not your hearts.
that his commandment is life everRev. 22: 17. The Spirit and the lasting: whatsoever I speak therebride say come.
fore, even as the Father said unto Hee. 6: 4. It is impossible for me, so I speak. those who were once enlightened, 17:11. Holy Father, keep through and have tasted of the heavenly gifts, thine own name those whom thou and were made partakers of the Ho- hast given me, that they may be one, ly Ghost, and have tasted of the good as we are. While I was with them word of God, and the powers of the in the world, I kept them in thy world to come ; if they fall away, to
name: those that thou gavest me I renew them again to repentance.
have kept, and none of them is lost, Heb. 10: 28. He that despised but the son of perdition ; that the Moses' law died without mercy un
scripture might be fulfilled. And der two or three witnesses. Of how now come I to thee, and these things much sorer punishment shall he be I speak in the world, that they might thought worthy, who hath trodden have my joy fulfilled in themselves. under foot the Son of God, and hath I have given them thy word; and counted the blood of the covenant the world hath hated them, because wherewith he was sanctified an un- they are not of the world, even as I holy thing, and hath done despite to am not of the world. I pray not that the spirit of grace.
thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy
truth: thy word is truth. As thou CHAPTER III.
hast sent me into the world, even so
have I also sent them into the world. MEANS OF GRACE.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself,
that they also might be sanctified Mar. 7: 24. Therefore whosoev- through the truth. er HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE AND DOETH THEM, I will liken him T Acts 17: 11. These were more unto a wise man that built his house noble than those in Thessalonica, in upon a rock. ... Every one that that they received the word with all heareth these sayings of mine, and readiness of mind, and searched the doeth them not, shall be likened un- scriptures daily, whether those things to a foolish man, that built his house were so. Therefore many of them upon the sand.
believed ; also of honorable women LUKE 8: 11. The seed is the word which were Greeks, and of men not of God. Those by the wayside are
a few. those that hear; then cometh the Rom. 1: 16.' For I am not ashamdevil and taketh away the word ed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is out of their hearts, lest they should the power of God unto salvation to believe and be saved.... That on every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For 4:1. I charge thee therefore betherein is the righteousness of God fore God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, revealed from faith to faith: as it is who shall judge the quick and the written, “The just shall live by dead at his appearing and his kingfaith.” (Hab. 2: 4.)
dom; preach the word ; be instant 3: 1. What advantage then hath in season, out of season; reprove, the Jew? or what profit is there of rebuke, exhort with all long-suffercircumcision ? Much every way; ing and doctrine. chiefly because that unto them were JAMES 1: 19. Wherefore, my becommitted the oracles of God. loved brethren, let every man be
Gal. 1: 6. I marvel that ye are so swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to soon removed from him, that called wrath. For the wrath of man workyou into the grace of Christ, unto eth not the righteousness of God. another gospel : which is not anoth- Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, er; but there be some that trouble and superfluity of naughtiness, and you, and would pervert the gospel receive with meekness the ingrafted of Christ. But though we, or an an- word, which is able to save your gel from heaven, preach any other souls. But be ye doers of the word, gospel unto you than that which we and not hearers only, deceiving your have preached unto you, let him be own selves. For if any be a hearer accursed! As we said before, so say of the word, and not a doer, he is I now again, if any man preach any like unto a man beholding his natuother gospel unto you than that ye ral face in a glass: for he beholdeth have received, let him be accursed! himself, and goeth his way, and For do I now persuade men, or God? straightway forgetteth what manner or do I seek to please men? for if I of man he was. But whoso looketh yet pleased men, I should not be the into the perfect law of liberty, and servant of Christ. But I certify you, continueth therein, he being not a brethren, that the gospel which was forgetful hearer, but a doer of the preached of me is not after man: for word, this man shall be blessed in was I taught it, but by the revelation 2 Pet. 1: 16. For we have not of Jesus Christ.
followed cunningly devised fables, Eph. 6: 17. Take the helmet of when we made known unto you the salvation and the sword of the Spir- | power and coming of our Lord Jeit, which is the word of God. sus Christ, but_were eye-witnesses
Col. 3:16. Let the word of Christ of his majesty. For he received from dwell in you richly in all wisdom; God the Father honor and glory, teaching and admonishing one anoth-. when there came such a voice to er in psalms, and hymns, and spirit- him from the excellent glory, ual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased. ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving And this voice which came from thanks to God and the Father by heaven we heard, when we were him.
with him in the holy mount. We 2 Tim. 2: 8. Remember that Je- have also a
sure word of sus Christ, of the seed of David, was prophecy; whereunto ye do well raised from the dead, according to that ye take heed, as unto a light my gospel: wherein I suffer trouble that shineth in a dark place, until as an evil doer even unto bonds: but the day dawn, and the day-star arise the word of God is not bound. in your hearts: knowing this first,
that no prophecy of the scripture is 13:16. All scripture is given of any private interpretation. For by inspiration of God, and is prof- the prophecy came not in old time itable for doctrine, for reproof, for by the will of man: but holy men correction, for instruction in right- of God spake as they were moved eousness : that the man of God by the Holy Ghost. may be perfect, thoroughly furnish- [See - Holy Scriptures.”] ed unto all good works.
SECOND GENERAL TOPIC.
TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE, OR CONDITIONS WITH WHICH
THE SINNER MUST COMPLY.
and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is REPENTANCE.
unto you, and to your children, and
to all that are afar off, even as many § 1. THE DUTY
as the Lord our God shall call.
3:19: Repent ye therefore and be Mat. 3: 1. In those days came converted, that your sins may be John the Baptist, preaching in the blotted out. - 26. Unto you first wilderness of Judea, and saying, God, having raised up his son Jesus, Repent ye; for the kingdom of sent him to bless you in turning heaven is at hand. - 7. But when away, every one of you from his inhe saw many of the Pharisees and iquities. Sadducees come to his baptism, he
14: 15. We also are men of like said unto them, O generation of vi- passions with you, and preach unto pers! who hath warned you to flee you, that ye should turn from these from the wrath to come ? Bring vanities unto the living God, which forth therefore fruits meet for repent- made heaven, and earth, and the ance : and think not to say within sea, and all things that are therein : yourselves, We have Abraham to who in times past suffered all naour father : for I say unto you, that tions to walk in their own ways : God is able of these stones to raise nevertheless, he left not himself up children unto Abraham. And without witness, in that he did good, now also the axe is laid unto the root and gave us rain from heaven, and of the trees; therefore every tree fruitful seasons, filling our hearts which bringeth not forth good fruit with food and gladness. is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
4: 17. From that time Jesus be- 11 17:30. And the times of this iggan to preach, and to say, Repent; norance God winked at; but now for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. commandeth all men everywhere to
9:13. I am not come to call the repent : because he hath appointed righteous but sinners to repentance. a day in the which he will judge the
LUKE 13:3. Except ye repent, ye world in righteousness, by that man shall all likewise perish.
whom he hath ordained ; whereof MARK 6 : 12. 'They went out and he hath given assurance unto all preached that men should repent. men, in that he hath raised him from
LUKE 15: 10. There is joy in the the dead. presence of the angels of God, over 20: 20. I kept back nothing that one sinner that repenteth.
was profitable unto you, but have Acts 2: 37. Now when they heard showed you, and have taught you, this, they were pricked in their heart, publicly and from house to house, and said unto Peter and to the rest testifying, both to the Jews and also of the Apostles, Men and brethren, to the Greeks, repentance toward what shall we do? Then Peter said God, and faith toward our Lord Jeunto them, Repent, and be baptized sus Christ. every one of you in the name of Je- 26: 19. Whereupon, 0 king sus Christ, for the remission of sins, Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision : but showed | tribulation, and all these things come first unto them of Damascus, and at upon thee, if thou turn to the Jerusalem, and throughout all the LORD thy God, and shall be obecoasts of Judea, and then to the dient to his voice, he will not forsake Gentiles, that they should repent and thee. turn to God, and do works meet for Isa. 55: 7. Let the witked forsake repentance.
his way and the unrighteous man his Ezek. 33: 11. Say unto them, As thoughts; and let him return unto I live, saith the Lord God, I have the Lord, and he will have mercy no pleasure in the death of the wick- upon him, and to our God, for he ed; but that the wicked turn from will abundantly pardon. his way and live: turn ye, turn ye Ezek. 18: 21. If the wicked will from your evil ways ; for why will turn from all his sins that he hath ye die, O house of Israel ? There- committed, and keep all my statutes, fore, thou son of man, say unto the and do that which is lawful and children of thy people, The right- right, he shall surely live, he shall eousness of the righteous shall not not die. They shall not be mentioned deliver him in the day of his trans- unto him. In his righteousness that gression : as for the wickedness of he hath done shall he live. Have I the wicked, he shall not fall thereby any pleasure at all that the wicked in the day that he turneth from his should die ? saith the LORD God : wickedness; neither shall the right- and not that he should return from eous be able to live for his righteous- his ways and live ? - 30. Repent ness in the day that he sinneth. and turn from all your transgresWhen I shall say to the righteous, sions : so iniquity shall not be your that he shall surely live ; if he trust ruin. to his own righteousness, and com- 33: 11. As I live, saith the LORD mit iniquity, all his righteousness God, I have no pleasure in the death shall not be remembered; but for of the wicked; but that the wicked his iniquity that he hath committed, turn from his way and live. Turn he shall die for it. Again, when I ye, turn ye from your evil ways, for say unto the wicked, Thou shalt why will ye die, 0 house of Israel ! surely die ; if he turn from his Hosea 6: 1. Let us return unto sin, and do that which is lawful and the LORD; for he hath torn, and he right; if the wicked restore the will heal us : he hath smitten, and pledge, give again that he had rob- he will bind us up. bed, walk in the statutes of life, 14:1. O Israel, return unto the without committing iniquity; he LORD : for thou hast fallen by thine shall surely live, he shall not die. iniquity. Take with you words and None of his sins that he hath com- say unto him, Take away all iniquimitted shall be mentioned unto him: ty and receive us graciously. he hath done that which is lawful JOEL 2: 12. Therefore also now, and right; he shall surely live. Yet saith the LORD, Turn ye even to me the children of thy people say, 'The with all your heart, and with fasting way of the Lord is not equal : but and with weeping and with mournas for them, their way is not equal. ing : and rend your heart and not When the righteous turneth from his your garments, and turn unto the righteousness, and committeth in- LORD your God; for he is gracious iquity, he shall even die thereby. But and merciful, slow to anger, and of if the wicked turn from his wicked- great kindness. ness, and do that which is lawful Zech. 1: 3. Thus saith the LORD and right, he shall live thereby. Yet of Hosts, Turn ye unto me, and I ye say, The way of the LORD is not
will turn unto you. equal. 0
house of Israel, I will Isa. 1:16. Wash you, make you judge you every one after his ways. clean. Put away the evil of your
doings from before mine eyes. Cease to do evil ; learn to do well : seek
judgment, relieve the oppressed, § 2. ACCEPTANCE PROMISED TO THE judge the fatherless, plead for the
widow. Come now and let us reason
together, saith the Lord. Though Deut. 4: 30. When thou art in your sins be as scarlet, they shall be