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2. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat : for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
and could hardly bring you to a right Apprehension of that. Nay, I perceive you are not yet brought to it.
3 & 4. For had you made any considerable Progress in the Christian Religion, and were not still wedded to your old human Notions; how could there be such Differences and Contentions, such ranking into Leaders and Parties, as I find among you ?
and another, I am of Apollos, are ye not carnal?
Degrees of Diligence and Fidelity wherewith every one discharges his Ministry.
manship, let who will of us have the Hand in cultivating and building you up in his Faith.
1o. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
and built upon my Foundation.
Io. It was I that first instrušted you in this Religion, and according to the Tenour of my Office, and the spiritual Knowledge and Powers bestowed on me, I did sincerely, and like a true Architect, lay the Foundation of your Christian Faith, in this plain and solid Truth of a crucified Redeemer. Others came after me But let them have a
Care what Dočtrines they build on it; and take you
Heed how you magnify and extol them above me your A. D. 57. first and principal Teacher.
14. Whoever teaches what is good and wholsome, and will stand the Test, he shall receive a Reward proportionable to his Diligence and Sincerity.
15. But whoever broaches and propagates any false and dangerous Dočtrines, they will prove then like a House of Straw that cannot stand the Fire, but is immediately burnt and consumed by
it. Only if the Man preached them through mere Ig
great Hazard and Difficulty.