for now is the time when God will begin his judgments with his own church. now if he begins with us, what will the conclusion be to those who do not obey the divine gospel?
and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham:
Then he began to upbraid the towns where most of his miracles were wrought, for their not being converts.
I declare unto you, that the people of Sodom shall be treated with less severity in the day of judgment, than that city.
but the servant, who knows his master's will, and prepares not himself, nor executes his orders, shall receive many stripes.
tribulation and anguish to every one that doth evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.
O foolish Galatians, who hath deluded you, you that have had the crucifixion of Jesus Christ represented to your view?
You set out well in your course: who hath obstructed your progress in the truth?
for if the law deliver'd by angels was put in execution, and every transgression and disobedience was justly punish'd as it deserv'd;
God also giving an additional testimony both by signs, by prodigies, by divers miracles, and gifts of the holy spirit, which he distributes as he pleases.
and by a perfect obedience he procured eternal salvation for all that obey him;
'Twas by faith that he who was named Abraham, showed his obedience in travelling to a foreign country, which he was afterwards to inherit; and began his journey without knowing where he was going.
to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the aspersion of that blood which cries for pardon, and not for vengeance as that of Abel.
and which the architects rejected, will be an occasion to the incredulous of their stumbling, and bruising themselves thereby: