Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
however the apostles stay'd there a considerable time, being inspir'd with great resolution by the Lord, who gave his attestation to the evangelical doctrine, by the prodigys and miracles, which he did by their hands.
in particular for me, that I may have leave to speak without any restraint, and make known the mystery of the gospel,
how can I, answer'd he, without some expositor? and he desired Philip to mount, and sit with him.
Having therefore set him a day, they came in great numbers to his lodgings; where he explain'd and confirm'd the reality of the gospel-dispensation, from morning to night, enforcing what the writings of Moses and the prophets had affirm'd concerning Jesus.
and said, I declare to you, except ye lay aside your ambition, and become as children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of the Messias.
I declare unto you, he that shall pretend to be admitted into the kingdom of God, and has not the temper of a little child, shall not enter therein.
I tell you, said he, that to every one who improves, more shall be given: and he that makes no improvement, shall be stript of what he has.
then beginning at Moses he explain'd all the passages there, and in all the prophets, which related to himself.
if any man is inclin'd to do his will, he shall know whether the doctrine be from God, or whether I speak from my self.
1 Corinthians 3:18
let no man deceive himself: if any among you pretends to worldly wisdom, let him commence fool, in order to be truly wise.
1 Corinthians 8:2
and if any man be conceited of his own knowledge, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know it.
1 Corinthians 12:21
and the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of thee:" nor again, the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
Therefore omitting for the present the principles of the christian doctrine, we shall proceed to something more sublime, without mentioning those fundamental articles of repentance from destructive vices, and of divine faith:
2 Peter 3:18
on the contrary, may you increase in the favour, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! to him be glory both now and for ever. AMEN.