by the preaching of truth, by the power of God, by the arms of justice, both offensive and defensive.
renouncing all secret dishonesty, and void of all artifice, I deliver the word of God unadulterated, and recommend my self by urging the truth home to every man's conscience, as in the presence of God.
by whom you also have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: and having believed in him, ye were mark'd with the seal of the holy spirit, which was promised:
put on the set of divine armour, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
as for the disciples, they went and preached the gospel in all parts: the Lord co-operating with them, and confirming their doctrine by the miracles that accompany'd it.
and as the divine assistance accompany'd them, a great number of persons believed and became converts.
the night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore throw off the habits of darkness, and be invested with the ornaments of light.
both Jews and Gentiles, he is the Christ, the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
my discourse, and my preaching did not consist in the persuasive reasonings of human wisdom, but in demonstrating the spiritual meaning of the scriptures:
God is my witness, I never prevaricated with you.
so that I am not ashamed of the commendations I have formerly given you to him; but as I have always preached the truth to you, so in my commendation to Titus, I have said nothing but truth of you.
our military arms are not so defective, but divinely effectual to demolish all their ramparts;
for tho' he was crucified with the appearance of weakness, yet he lives by the power of God; tho' we are afflicted upon his account, we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
and how exceedingly great that power is, which he has employ'd upon us who believe, a power corresponding to that energy of his mighty strength;
Now unto him that is able to do infinitely above what we ask or comprehend, by his power operating in us,
but let us, who enjoy the light, be temperate; let us be arm'd with the breast-plate of faith and charity, and for an helmet, with the hope of salvation.
endeavour to approve yourself to God, as an artist that is not afraid of reproach, by rightly explaining the word of truth.
I have struggled in a glorious cause: I have finish'd my career: I have stood to the faith:
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.