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A. D. 57. with him. But whereas they believed that CHRIST v.-v- was now actually come, it was needful they should be baptized into his Name, and so receive a Title to the peculiar Privileges of his Religion' One of which was, an extraordinary Endowment of the Holy Ghoff, on several Persons in every Church, now in the first Pro

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* Ver, 5. When they heard this, they were baptized in the

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did, they might work the same Effect; and so tried it upon several, commanding the Devils in the Name

of “JESUS, whom Paul preached, to be gone.

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* Ver, 13. Name of Jesus. See Note on Chap. ii. 21.

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perior and uncontrollable Authority of JESUS, and of Paul, as acting by his Power: But as for them, he told them they had no Power over him.

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18. And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds.

19. Many also of them which used curious arts, brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it - fifty

18, 19 & 20. Nay it had so good an Effect for the Advancement of the Christian Profession, that those Converts that had formerly dealt in any of these magical Pranks, and diabolical Arts, came to the Apostles, and confested, repented of, and forsook them; a good Number of them bringing their Books, out of which they learn'd their conjuring

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ing Words, Spells, and Charms,
and burned them publickly ;
which, if sold at the ordinary
Price, would have given Fifty
Thousand Pieces of Silver *.

21. After this Paul, by Direc- A. D. 60. tion of the Holy Spirit, intend-o-y

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several Matters relating to the Government of that

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