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If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself. ;..
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
Study to shew thy self approv'd unto God, a workman that needech not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
But Thun profane and vain bablings ; for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
. : V. 22-----26. Flee also youthful lusts : but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.'
In meekness instructing those that oppose thèm: selves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
:'; 2 Tim. 4. I---5. I charge thee before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing, and his kingdom:
Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
For the cime will come, when they will not eno dure found doctrine ; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching · ears.
. And they shall turn away their ears from the
Titus 1. S-----11. ins ; For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldeft set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee.
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, 'having faithful children, not accused of riot, or unruly,
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no ftriker, not given to filthy lucre; ; But a lover of hospitality; a lover of good men, sober, juft, holy, temperate ; - Holding fast the faithful word, as he hath been taught, that he may be able by found doctrine,. both to exhort and to convince the gainfayers,
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision,
Whose mouths must be stopp'd, who fubvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought. not, for filthy lucres fake.
Tit. 2. I.
V. 7, 8.
Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary pare may be ashamed, having no evil ching to say of you. :-) . These things speak and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Hebrews 13. 17. Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit your selves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account: that they may do
it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unpro"fitable for you.
Peter S. I-----4. The elders which are among you, I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the suffer ings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed : i Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Neither as being lords over Gods heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
2 Pet. 1. 12---15. I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, tho' ye know them, and be established in the present truth...
Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up, by putting you in remembrance.
Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tao bernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Chrift hath shewed me.
Moreover, I will endeavour, that you may be able after my decease, to have these things always in remembrance.
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OF : RELIGION.
The FIRST ARTICLE.
T H ERE is but one living and true God, ever
lafting, without body, parts, or passions ; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, the
maker and preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in Unity of this Godhead there be three perfons of one substance, power, and eternity ; the Father, ibe Son, and the Holy Ghoft.
This Article contains Eight Propositions.