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from the power of Satan unto God; 12: 42. Nevertheless, among the that they may receive forgiveness chief rulers also many believed on of sins, and inheritance among them him; but because of the Pharisees which are sanctified by faith that is they did not confess him, lest they
should be put out of the synagogue: 1 Cor. 1: 21. It pleased God by for they loved the praise of men the foolishness of preaching to save more than the praise of God. them that believe.
Jesus cried, and said, He that be3: 5. Who is Paul, and who is lieveth on me, believeth not on me, Apollos, but ministers by whom ye but on him that sent me ; and he believed, even as the Lord gave to that seeth me, seeth him that sent
me. I am come a light into the world, Påsl. 1: 25. I shall abide and that whosoever believeth on continue with you all for your fur- should not abide in darkness. And if therance and joy of faith.
any man hear my words, and believe 1 Thess. 5: 2. We sent Timo- not, I judge him not : for I came not theus, our brother and minister of to judge the world, but to save the God and fellow-laborer in the gos- world. pel of Christ, to establish you and Luke 17 : 18. There are not found comfort you concerning your faith. that returned to give glory to God,
save this stranger. And he said unHow prevented.
to him, Arise, go thy way, thy faith
hath made thee whole. John 5: 44. How can ye believe Mark 16: 16. He that believeth that receive honor one of another, and is baptized shall be saved. ... and seek not the honor that cometh And these signs shall follow them from God?
that believe ; in my name shall they Luke 8: 12. The devil taketh cast out devils ; they shall speak away the word out of their hearts, with new tongues: they shall take lest they should believe and be sa- up serpents; and if they drink any ved.
deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. John 8: 45. Because I tell you They shall lay hands on the sick, the truth, ye believe me not.
and they shall recover. 2 Cor. 4: 3. If our gospel be hid, 2 Cor. 13:5. Examine yourselves, it is hid to them that are lost: in whether ye be in the faith ; prove whom the God of this world has your own selves. blinded the mind of them that be- 2 Tim. 4: 7. I have fought a good lieve not, lest the light of the glo- fight, I have finished my course,
I rious gospel of Christ, who is the have kept the faith. Henceforth image of God, should shine into there is laid up for me a crown of them.
righteousness, which the Lord, the 1 Tim. 6: 10. The love of money righteous Judge, shall give me at is the root of all evil, which, while that day: and not to me only, but some coveted after, they have erred unto all them that love his appearing. from the faith, and have pierced Ps. 116: 10. I believed, therefore themselves through with many sor
have I spoken.
Acts 15: 3. God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giv
ing them the Holy Ghost, even as § 5. EVIDENCE OF FAITH. he did unto us; and put no differ
ence between us and them, puriJohn 14: 11. Believe me, that I fying their hearts by faith. am in the Father, and the Father in 1 Cor. 18: 2. Though I have all me: or else believe me for the very faith, so that I could remove mounworks' sake. Verily, verily, I say tains, and have not charity, I am unto you, He that believeth on me, nothing. the works that I do shall he do also ; 1 JOHN 5: 10. He that believeth and greater works than these shall on the Son of God, hath the witness he do ; because I go unto my Fa- in himself, ther. And whatsoever ye shall ask 1 Peter 2: 7. Unto you which bein my name, that will I do, that the lieve, he (Christ) is precious. Father may be glorified in the Son. (See " Evidences of Piety.”]
things which are seen and are tem§ 6. OBJECTS OF FAITH. poral ; but at the things which are
not seen and are eternal. Joan 14: 1. Ye believe in God, 1 Tim. 6: 12. Fight the good fight believe also in me.
of faith ; lay hold on eternal life. 11 : 27. I believe that thou art Christ the Son of God, that should come into the world. 16: 30. We believe ... that thou
§ 7. FRUITS OF FAITH. camest forth from God.
Acts S: 37. I believe that Jesus Heb. 6: 12, Be ye followers of Christ is the Son of God.
them who, through faith and paGal. 2: 20. The life, that I now tience, inherit the proniises. live in the flesh, I live by faith of 2 Peter 1: 5. Add to your faith, the Son of God.
virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and Eph. 3 : 17. I pray that Christ to knowledge teinperance, and to may dwell in your hearts by faith.
temperance patience, and to patience Čol. 1: 23. Continue in the faith, godliness, and to godliness brotherly grounded and settled, and be not kindness, and to brotherly kindness moved away from the hope of the charity ; for if these things be in gospel.
you and abound, they make you, that 2: 6. As ye have received Christ ye shall neither be barren nor unJesus the Lord, so walk ye in him, fruitful in the knowledge of our rooted and built up in him, and es- Lord Jesus Christ. tablished in the faith, as ye have JUDE 20. Ye beloved, building been taught.
yourselves up in your inost holy 2 Tim. 1:13. Hold fast the form faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, of sound words, which thou hast keep yourselves in the love of God, heard, in faith and love, which is in looking for the mercy of our Lord Christ Jesus.
Jesus Christ to eternal life. Acts 20: 21. Paul testified, both v. 13: 10. Here is the patience to the Jews and also to the Greeks, and the faith of the saints. repentance toward God, and faith 14: 12. Here are they that keep toward our Lord Jesus Christ. the commandinents of God and the
2 T'hes. 2: 13. God hath from the faith of Jesus. beginning chosen you unto salvation Acts 13: 39. By him all that bethrough sanctification of the Spirit lieve are justified from all things, and belief of the truth.
from which they could not be justiJohn 3: 23. This is the work of fied by the law of Moses. God, that ye believe on him whom Rom. 3: 25. Him (Christ Jesus) he hath sent.
hath God set forth to be a propitia1 John 6: 29. This is God's com- tion through faith in his blood, to mandment, that we should believe | declare his righteousness, for the on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, ' remission of sins... to declare his and love one another..
righteousness, that he might be just, Rom. 6: 8. If we be dead with and yet the justifier of them that Christ, we believe that we shall also believe in Jesus. live with him.
4:5. He that worketh not, but 10: 9. If thou shalt confess with 'believeth on him that justifieth the thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt ungodly, his faith is counted to bim believe in thy heart that God raised for righteousness. him from the dead, thou shalt he 5: 1. Being justified by faith, we. saved.
have peace with God through our 1 Thes. 4: 14. If we believe that Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died and rose again, even so 10 : 4. Christ is the end of the law them also that sleep in Jesus will for righteousness to every one that God bring with him.
believeth. Heb. 11: 6. He that cometh to Gen. 22 : 15. And the angel of God must believe that he is, and the LORD called unto Abraham out that he is the rewarder of them that of heaven the second time, and diligently seek him.
said, By myself have I sworn, saith 2 Cor. 4: 18. We look not at the 'the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not with- lieveth on him is not condemned ; held thy son, thine only son : that but he that believeth not is conin blessing I will bless thee, and in demned already, because he hath multiplying I will multiply thy seed not believed in the name of the only as the stars of the heaven, and as the begotten Son of God.. . He that besand which is upon the sea-shore ; lieveth on the Son hath everlasting and thy seed shall possess the gate life, and he that believeth not the of his enemies; and in thy seed Son shall not see life ; but the wrath shall all the nations of the earth be of God abideth on him. blessed; because thou hast obeyed
Gal. 3 : 22. The Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
CHAPTER III. - 24. The law was
our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we
CONFESSION OF CHRIST. might be justified by faith.
John 1 : 12. But as many as received Christ, to them gave he pow- § 1. PUBLIC PROFESSION REQUIRED. er to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Mat. 10: 32. Whosoever there
Gal. 3 : 26. Ye are all the chil- fore shall confess me before men, dren of God, by faith in Jesus Christ. him will I also confess before my
John 16 : 27. The Father him- Father which is in heaven. But self loveth you, because ye have whosoever shall deny me before loved me, and have believed that I men, him will I also deny before came out from God.
my Father which is in
(Luke 12 : 8.) Acts 10 : 42. He commanded us John 12 : 42. Nevertheless, among to preach unto the people, and to the chief rulers also many believed testify that it is he which was or- on himn; but because of the Pharises dained of God to be the judge of they did not confess him, lest they quick and dead. To him gave all should be put out of the synagogue. the prophets witness, that through For they loved the praise of men his name whosoever believeth on more than the praise of God. him, shall receive remission of sins. Rom. 10: 9. If thou shalt confess
Rom. 15:13. The God of hope with thy mouth, the Lord Jesus, and fill you with all joy and peace in shalt believe in thine heart that God believing.
raised him from the dead, thou shalt 1 Peter 1: 8. In whom believ- | be saved. For with the heart man ing, ye rejoice with joy unspeaka- believeth unto righteousness, and ble and full of glory.
with the mouth confession is made 2 :7. To them that believe he is unto salvation. precious.
Heb. 10: 23. Let us hold fast the Rom. 9 : 33. Behold I lay in Sion a profession of our faith without wavstumbling-stone and Rock of offence, ering. and whosoever believeth on him Phil.. ?: 11. Every tongue should shall not be ashamed. (Isa. 28: 16.) confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
John 3 : 14. As Moses lifted up the glory of God the Father. the serpent in the wilderness, even 1 Tim. 6: 12. Fight the good so must the Son of man he lifted up; fight of faith ; lay hold on eternal that whosoever believeth on him life, whereunto thou art also called, should not perish, but have eternal having witnessed a good profession, life... For God so loved the world, before many witnesses. that he gave his only begotten Son, Heb. 8 :i. Consider the Apostle that whosoever believeth on him and high priest of our profession, should not perish, but have ever- Christ Jesus. lasting life. - 17. God sent not his 4 : 14. Seeing then we have a Son into the world to condemn the great high-priest that is passed into world, but that the world through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, him might be saved. He that be- let us hold fast our profession.
10 : 23. Let us hold fast the pro-, with a holy kiss. The churches of fession of our faith without waver
Christ salute you. ing.
16: 5. Greet Priscilla and Aquila i JOHN 4: 15. Whosoever shall ... likewise the church that is in confess that Jesus is the Son of God, their house. God dwelleth in him and he in Col. 4: 15. Salute.i. Nymphas, God.
and the church which is in his MARK 8 : 33. Whosoever there- house, and when this epistle is read fore shall be ashamed of me, and of among you, cause that it be read in my words, in this adulterous and sin- | the church of the Laodiceans, and ful generation, of him also shall the that ye likewise read the epistle Son of man be ashamed, when he from Laodicea. cometh in the glory of his Father Phil. 1:1. Paul and Timothy ... with the holy angels. (L. 9: 26.) unto Philemon ... and the church
2 Tim. 2:12. If we deny him, he in thy house, grace to you, &c. also will deny us.
Acts 8:1. At that time there was 1 John 2 : 23. Whosoever denieth great persecution against the church the Son, the same hath not the which was at Jerusalem. Father.
3 John 9. I wrote unto the church.
2 Cor. 6 : 14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers : for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness ? and what communion hath light with
darkness ? and what concord hath CHAPTER IV.
Christ with Belial ? or what part
hath he that believeth with an infiTHE CHURCH, OR CHRISTIAN OR- del ? and what agreement hath the GANIZATION.
temple of God with idols ? for ye
are the temple of the living God; § 1. CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS A as God hath said, I will dwell in TINCT COMMUNITY OR CHURCH. them, and walk in them; and I will
be their God, and they shall be my Acts 12 : 5. Prayer was made people. Wherefore come out from without ceasing of the church unto among them, and be ye separate, God, for him [Peter.]
saith the Lord, and touch not the 14:27. And when they were come unclean thing; and I will receive and had gathered the church togeth- you ; and will be a Father unto you, er, they rehearsed all that God had and ye shall be my sons and daughdone with them, and how he had ters, saith the Lord Almighty. opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
Acts 15 : 3. And being brought on their way, by the church, they § 3. THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH. passed through Phenice.... when they were come to Jerusalem they Mar. 16: 18. On this rock will were received of the church, and of I build MY CHURCH. the apostles and elders.
Acts 5: 11. Great fear came on 1 Cor. 1: 1. Paul... unto the all the church. church which is at Corinth, to them 1 Cor. 12: 12. For as the body that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, is one, and hath many members, called to be saints, with all that in and all the members of that one every place call upon the name of body, being many, are one body: Jesus Christ, our Lord, Grace be so also is Christ. For by one Spirit unto you, and peace from God our are we all baptized into one body, Father, and from the Lord Jesus whether we be Jews or Gentiles, Christ.
whether we he bond or free; and Rev. 1 : 4. John, to the seven have been all made to drink into churches, which are in Asia. one Spirit,
2:1. Unto the angel of the church Gal. 3: 26. For ye are all the of Ephesus, &c.
children of God by faith in Christ Rom. 16 : 16. Salute one another Jesus. For as many of you as have
been baptized into Christ have put 12 : 14. For the body is not on Christ. There is neither Jew one member but many. - 26. And nor Greek, there is neither bond nor whether one member suffer, all the free, there is neither male nor members suffer with it; or female: for ye are all one in Christ member be honored, all the memJesus.
bers rejoice with it. Now ye are Eph. 4: 1. I, therefore, the pris- the body of Christ, and members oner of the Lord, beseech you that in particular. ye walk worthy of the vocation 1 PETER 5: 13. The church that wherewith ye are called, with all is at Babylon, elected together with lowliness and meekness, with long- you, greeteth you. suffering, forbearing one another in Acts 20: 28. Feed the church of love, endeavoring to keep the unity God. of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 1 Cor. 15: 9. I persecuted the There is one body, and one Spirit, church of God. even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, Churches only spoken of as existone baptism, one God and Father ing in different places. of all, who is above all, and through Acts 9: 31. Then had the all, and in you all. But unto every churches rest. one of us is given grace according 15: 41. He (Paul) went through to the measure of the gift of Christ. Syria and Cilicia, confirming the
5: 26. That he might sanctify churches. and cleanse it with the washing of 16: 5. So were the churches water by the word, that he might established in the faith. present it to himself a glorious 1 Cor. 7: 17. So ordain I, in all church, not having spot or wrinkle, the churches. or any such thing; but that it should Rev. 1: 4. To the seven churches be holy and without blemish.
which are in Asia.
Acts 2: 44. And all that believed 11 Col. 1: 18. He (Christ) is the were together, and had all things head of the body, the church. common, and sold their possessions
1 Cor. 1: 10. Now I beseech and goods, and parted them to all you, brethren, by the name of our
men, as every man had need. Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you ; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judg- $ 3. ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH. ment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by
I. Public Worship. them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions 1. Appointed and Illustrated. among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Mark 16: 15. Go ye into all the Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of world, and PREACH THE GOSPEL to Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ every creature. divided? was Paul crucified for you? 1 Cor. 1: 21. After that, in the or were ye baptized in the name of wisdom of God, the world by wisPaul?
dom'knew not God; it pleased God, 3: 1. And I, brethren, could not by the foolishness of preaching, to speak unto you as unto spiritual, save them that believe. but as unto carnal, even as unto LUKE 9: 60. Let the dead bury babes in Christ. ... For whereas their dead, but go thou and preach there is among you envying, and the kingdom of God. strife, and divisions, are ye not car- 4: 44. He, (Christ) preached in nal and walk as men? For while the synagogues of Galilee. one saith, I am of Paul; and anoth- Acts 13: 14. Paul.... came to er, I am of Apollos; are ye not Antioch, and went into the synacarnal? - 21. Therefore let no man gogue on the sabbath-day and sat glory in men; for all things are down. And after the reading of the yours.:-. and ye ARE CHRISTS, and law and the prophets, the rulers of Christ is God's.