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by Christ to be the word preached. — unto him Jesus ; he believed, &c.Mark iv. 14, &c. Luke väi. 11. Acts viïi. 27–38.

Whosoever shall not receive you, We are here all present before God nor hear you, when ye depart thence, to hear all things that are commanded shake off the dust under your feet for thee of God: while Peter was preacha testimony against them.—Mark vi. ing Christ, the Holy Ghost fell on all 11. Luke x. 16. Matt. x. 11-13. them which heard.-Acts x. 33, 34.

Jesus, as his custom was, went ü. 37, &c. into the synagogue on the sabbath Call for Simon, &c. who shall tell day, and stood up for to read; and thee words, whereby thou and all thy there was delivered unto him the house shall be saved.--Acts xi. 13,14. book of the prophet Isaias; and when When Paul and his company came he had opened the book, he found to Antioch, he went into the synathe place where it is written, The gogue, &c. and after the reading of Spirit of the Lord is upon me, &c. the law and the prophets, the rulers and he closed the book, and gave it of the synagogue sent unto them, again to the minister, and sat down, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye &c. And he began to say unto them, have any word of exhortation for the This day is the scripture fulfilled in people, say on: then Paul stood up, your ears, &c. and all bare him wit- and preached, &c.—Acts xiii. 13,&c. ness, and wondered at the gracious Then spake the Lord to Paul, &c. words which proceeded out of his Speak, and hold not thy peace; for I mouth.—Luke iv. 16-22.

have much people in this city: and Jesus went throughout every city he continued there a year and six and village, preaching and shewing months, teaching the word of God the glad tidings, &c.—Luke viii. 1. among them.-Acts xviii. 9—11.

Jesus said, &c. Ought not Christ Paul went into the synagogue, and to have suffered? &c. And beginning spake boldly for the space of three at Moses and all the prophets, he ex- months, disputing and persuading the pounded unto them in all the scrip- things concerningthekingdom of God; tures, the things concerning himself, but when divers were hardened, and &c. then opened he their understand believed not, &c. he separated the disings, that they might understand the ciples, disputing daily in the school scriptures.- Luke xxiv. 26, 27. 45. of one Tyrannus; and this continued

I pray, &c. for them also which by the space of two years; so that shall believe on me through their all they which dwelt in Asia heard word.—John xvii. 20.

the word of the Lord Jesus.-Acts When the apostles were command. xix. 8-10. 20. ed not to preach Christ, they said, Now, brethren, I commend you to Whether it be right in the sight of God, and to the word of his grace, God to hearken unto you more than which is able to build you up.-Acts unto God, judge ye.-Acts iv. 18. 19. xx. 32. v. 28.

I have appeared unto thee for this Go,stand and speak in the temple purpose, to make thee a minister, &c. to the people all the words of this delivering thee from the Gentiles, to life: and when, &c. And daily in the whom I now send thee, to open their temple, and in every house, they eyes, and to turn them from darkness ceased not to teach and preach Jesus to light, and from the power of Satan Christ.-Acts v, 20. 42.

unto God.-Acts xxvi. 16-18. The Eunuch reading the prophet And Paul dwelt two whole years Isaias, Philip ran thither to him, &c. in his own hired house, and received and opened his mouth, and began at all that came in unto him : preaching the same scripture, and preached the kingdom of God, and teaching

those things which concern the Lord you, in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled Jesus Christ. — Acts xxviii. 23. 30, unto God.—2 Cor. v. 18—20. 31. ix. 22. xviii. 23. xi. 20, 21. And he gave some apostles, &c. for

I am ready to preach the gospel the perfecting of the saints, for the to you that are at Rome also: for I work of the ministry, for the edifying am not ashamed of the gospel of of the body of Christ, until, &c.Christ; for it is the power of God Eph. iv. 11–14. unto salvation, &c.—Rom. i. 15, 16. The apostles rejoiced that Christ 2 Thess. ii. 14.

was preached, although some did it How then shall they call on him in not uprightly.-Phil. i. 15, 16. 18. whom they have not believed ? and when this epistle is read amongst how shall they believe in him of you, cause that it be read also in the whom they have not heard ? and how church of the Laodiceans.-Col.iv. 16. shall they hear without a preacher ? Ye received the word of God which and how shall they preach except ye heard of us ; ye received it not as they be sent ? &c. So then faith the word of men, but (as it is in truth) cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God, &c.—1 Thess. ii, the word of God.--Rom. x. 14, 15. 13. 16. Eph. i. 13. Col. i. 6. 17. Titus i. 3.

Despise not prophesyings. Christ sent me not to baptize, but 1 Thess. v. 20. to preach the gospel, &c. for the Give attendance to reading, to expreaching of the cross is to them that hortation, to doctrine.—1 Tim. iv. 13. perish, foolishness: but unto us which I charge thee, &c. preach the word: are saved, it is the power of God, &c. be instant in season, and out of seaIt pleased God by the foolishness of son: reprove, &c.—2 Tim. iv. 1-3. preaching, to save them that believe, If the word spoken by angels was &c. - 1 Cor. i. 17, 18. 21. 23. 24, stedfast, &c. how shall we escape if xv. 1-4.

we neglect so great a salvation, which My preaching was not with entic- at the first began to be spoken by ing words of man's wisdom, &c. but the Lord, and was confirmed unto us that which the Holy Ghost teacheth. by them that heard him ?-Heb. i. -1 Cor. ii. 4, 5. 13.

2, 3. In Christ Jesus I have begotten For unto us was the gospel preached, you, through the gospel.—1 Cor. as well as unto them: but the word iv. 15.

preached did not profit them, not Every man, praying or prophesying, being mixed with faith in them that having his head covered, dishonoureth heard (or because they were not united his head.—1 Cor. xi. 4.

by faith to) it.—Heb. iv. 2. He that prophesieth, speaketh unto I beseech you, brethren, suffer the men to edification, and exhortation, word of exhortation: for I have and comfort, &c. he edifieth the written, &c.—Heb. xiii. 22. church, &c.-1 Cor. xiv. 3, 4.

Of his own will begat he us with Who hath made us able ministers the word of truth, &c. wherefore, my of the New Testament, &c. if the beloved brethren, let every man be ministration of death, written and swift to hear, &c. receive with meekengraven in stones, was glorious, so, ness the ingrafted word, which is able &c. how shall not the ministration of to save your souls : but be ye doers the Spirit be rather glorious ?--2 Cor. of the word, and not hearers only, iii. 6-10.

deceiving your ownselves.--James i. The ministry of reconciliation : to 18, 19. 21–23. wit, that God was in Christ, &c. we Being born again, not of corruptiare ambassadors for Christ, as though ble seed, but of incorruptible, by the God did beseech you by us: we pray word of God, &c. and this is the word

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which by the gospel is preached unto I cometh, &c. he shall baptize you you.—1 Pet. i. 23. 25.

with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. As new born babes desire the sin- -Luke iii. 16. Acts xi. 15, 16. John cere milk of the word, that ye may i. 26. 31. 33. Acts i. 5. grow thereby.-1 Pet. ii. 2.

Jesus himself baptized not, but his If any man speak, let him speak as disciples.--Jobn iv. 1, 2. the oracles of God.-1 Pet. iv. 11. Repent, and be baptized, every one

I will not be negligent to put you of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, always in remembrance of thesethings, for the remission of sins: for the prothough ye know them, and be esta- mise is unto you, and to your chilblished in the present truth; yea, I dren, and to all that are afar off: think it meet, as long as I am in this even as many as the Lord our God tabernacle, to stir you up, by putting shall call, Then they that gladly reyou in remembrance.—2 Pet. i. 12, ceived the word, were baptized.13. iii. 1, 2. Jude 5.

Acts ii. 38, 39.41. xxii. 16. That which we have seen and heard, But when they believed, &c. they declare we unto you, that ye also may were baptized, both men and women, have fellowship with us : and truly, &c. Then Simon was baptized, &c. our fellowship is with the Father, The Eunuch said, See, here is water, and with his Son Jesus Christ.— what doth hinder me to be baptized ? 1 John i. 3.

and Philip said, If thou believest with Blessed is he that readeth, and they all thine heart, thou mayest, &c. they that hear the words of this prophecy, went both into the water, and he and keep those things which are baptized him.--Acts viii. 12, 13. written therein.-Rev. i. 3.

36–38. See before, Miraculous Gifts, &c. Saul arose, and was baptized.See of the Word of God, CHAP. I. Acts ix. 18. xxii. 16.

Can any man forbid water that III. Baptism.

these should not be baptized, which God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt have received the Holy Ghost as well keep my covenant, &c. Every man- as we? and he commanded them to child among you shall be circumcised, be baptized in the name of the Lord. &c. and it shall be a token of the --Acts x. 47, 48. covenant betwixt me and you, &c. Who shall tell thee words whereby Abraham took Ishmael his son, and thou and all thy house shall be saved. all that were born in his house, &c. -Acts xi. 14. and circumcised the flesh, &c. And Lydia, &c. whose heart the Lord Abraham was ninety and nine years opened, that she attended unto the old when he was circumcised, &c. things which were spoken of Paul: And Ishmael his son was thirteen and when she was baptized, and her years old when he was circumcised.- household, &c. Believe on the Lord Gen. xvii. 9—13. 23–25.

Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou Suffer little children, and forbid and thine house, &c. and he took them not to come unto me, for of them the same hour, &c. and was such is the kingdom of heaven: and baptized, he, and all his, straight way. he laid his hands on them.-Matt. --Acts xvi. 14, 15. 30–34. xix. 13-15.

Some who were baptized with Goye, therefore, and teach all na- John's baptism, were baptized again. tions, baptizing them in the name of -Acts xix. 3-5. the Father, and of the Son, and of the Know ye not, that so many of us Holy Ghost.--Matt. xxviii. 19. as were baptized into Jesus Christ,

John said, I indeed baptize you were baptized into his death, buried, with water: but one mightier than &c.- Rom. vi. 3, 4.

I baptized also the house of Ste- tles with him, &c. He took the cup, phanus : besides, I know not whe- and gave thanks, and said, Take this, ther I baptised any other.__-1 Cor.i.16. and divide it among yourselves, &c.

The unbelieving husband is sanc- And he took bread, and gave thanks, tified by the believing wife: and the and brake it, and gave unto them, unbelieving wife is sanctified by the saying, This is my body which is believing husband; else were your given for you; this do in rememchildren unclean : but now are they brance of me. Likewise also the cup holy.—1 Cor. vii. 14.

after supper, saying, This cup is the All our fathers were under the New Testament in my blood, which is cloud, and all passed through the sea, shed for you.-Luke xxij.14.16-20. and were all baptized unto Moses in When Judas had received the sop the cloud, and in the sea, &c. but at supper, he went immediately out. with many of them God was not well —John xiii. 26. 30. pleased, for they were overthrown in And they continued stedfastly, &c. the wilderness, &c.—1 Cor. x, 1-5. in breaking of bread.-Acts ii. 42.

Leaving the principles, &c. of the Upon the first day of the week, doctrine of baptisms.—Heb. vi. 1, 2, when the disciples came together to

The ark, wherein few, that is eight break bread, Paul preached unto them, souls, were saved by water: the like &c. in the upper chamber where they figure whereunto, even baptism, doth were gathered together, &c. When also now save us: not the putting he, therefore, was come up again, and away of the filth of the flesh, but the had broken bread, and eaten, &c.answer of a good conscience toward Acts xx. 7-11. God, by the resurrection of Jesus Purge out therefore the old leaven, Christ. -1 Pet. iii. 20, 21.

that ye may be a new lump, &c. let

us keep the feast, not with old leaven, IV. Breaking of Bread, or the

&c. but with the unleavened bread of Lord's Supper.

sincerity and truth.--1 Cor. v. 7,8. The Passover: and all the directions The cup of blessing which we bless, about it.--Exod. xii.

is it not the communion of the blood The doubt, whether one unclean of Christ? the bread which we brake, might eat the passover, resolved by is it not the communion of the body God unto Moses.-Numb. ix. 6, &c. of Christ? for we, being many, are

The people not prepared, yet did one bread, and one body: for we are eat the passover : Hezekiah prayed all partakers of that one bread, &c. for them.—2 Chron. xxx. 18, 19. ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord,

As they were eating, Jesus took and the cup of devils : ye cannot be bread and blessed it, and brake it, and partakers, &c.-1 Cor. x. 16, 17. gave it to the disciples, and said, 21, 22.

took the cup, and gave thanks, and into one place, this is not to eat the gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all Lord's Supper (or ye cannot eat); of it; for this is my blood of the for in eating, every one taketh before New Testament, which is shed for other his own supper: and one is many for the remission of sins; but hungry, and another is drunken : I say unto you, I will not drink what! have ye not houses to eat and henceforth, &c. and when they had to drink in? or despise ye the church sung an hymn, &c. — Matt. xxvi. of God, and shame them that have 26—30.

not (or are poor)? for I have reThey all drank of the cup.--Mark ceived of the Lord, that which also I xiv, 23.

delivered unto you, That the Lord He sat down, and the twelve apos- Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and when he when he giveth of his seed unto Mohad given thanks, he brake it, and loch, and kill him not, then I will set said, Take, eat, this is my body, my face against that man, and against which is broken for you: this do in his family.--Levit. xx. 4, 5. (or for a) remembrance of me. After The priests or people who were the same manner also he took the cup, unclean, &c. by any uncleanness, when he had supped, saying, This were not to eat or touch the holy cup is the New Testament in my things, that they might not profane blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink the holy name of the Lord; if they it, in remembrance of me: for as did, before they were cleansed, they often as ye eat this bread, and drink were to be cut off from the presence this cup, ye do shew (or shew ye) the of God: no stranger was to eat of Lord's death till he come: where- the holy thing.-Levit. xxji. 1-10. fore, whosoever shall eat this bread, 14, 15. and drink this cup of the Lord un- Put out of the camp every leper, worthily, shall be guilty of the body and every one that hath an issue, and and blood of the Lord, &c. he that whosoever is defiled with the dead : eateth and drinketh unworthily, eat- both male and female shall ye put eth and drinketh damnation to him- out; without the camp shall yet put self, not discerning the Lord's body, them, that they defile not their camps &c. When ye come together to eat, in the midst whereof I dwell: and tarry one for another: and if any the children of Israel did so, &c.man hunger, let him eat at home. - Numb. v. 1-4. Deut. xxüi. 14. 1 Cor, xi. 17. 20—27. 29. 33, 34. Uzziah the king was a leper : and

being in the temple, the priests V. Discipline, Church Censures, or thrust him out from thence. &c. he

removing of Scandals. dwelt in a several house, being a If a soul sin, and hear the voice of leper: for he was cut off from the swearing, and is a witness, whether house of the Lord.—2 Chron. xxvi. he hath seen or known of it: if he 1921. do not utter it, then he shall bear his The people of Israel, and the priests, iniquity.-Lev. v. 1.

and the Levites, bave not separated If there were a leper in the camp of themselves from the people of the Israel, he was to be pronounced un- lands, &c. for they have taken of their clean, and his habitation without the daughters, for themselves and for camp, alone.—Levit. xiii. 44. 46. their sons, so that the holy seed have

When he was to be brought into mingled themselves with the people the camp again, he was first to be of those lands; yea, the hand of the pronounced clean by the priest, after princes and rulers bath been chief in he had viewed him, and offered sacri- this trespass, &c.—Ezra iz. 1, 2. fices for him, and performed other They read in the book of Moses, things: so, for other uncleannesses, &c. that the Ammonite and Moabite they were to be separated from the should not come into the congrega. congregation, &c. and so brought in tion of God for ever, &c. Now it again.---Levit. xiv. 1, &c. xv. Matt. came to pass when they had heard viii. 4.

the law, that they separated from Thou shalt not hate thy brother in Israel all the mixed multitude.-Neh. thine heart: thou shalt in anywise xiii. 1.3. rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer He that spareth his rod, hateth his sin upon him (or that thou bear not son: but he that loveth him, chastensin for him).—Levit. xix. 17.

eth him betimes.-Prov. xiii. 24. If the people of the land do any Debate thy cause with thy neighways hide their eyes from the man bour himself, and discover not a secret

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