Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
but say you, "if our unfaithfulness displays the veracity of God, what shall we say? is it not injustice in God to inflict punishment?"
How then can we assert, "that Abraham our father obtained this from circumcision?"
Do we then conclude thus, let us continue in sin, that the divine favour may be more fully display'd?
Do we then conclude, that the law is the cause of sin? by no means; but I should not have had such a notion of sin, had it not been for the law: for I should not have known concupiscence was a sin, unless the law had said, "thou shalt not covet."
the other transactions of Jesus are so numerous, that if these were to be particularly descried, I imagine the world would be overwhelm'd with the books that should be written.
men and brethren, let me with assurance tell you of the patriarch David, who died and was buried here, his sepulchre being with us to this day:
God removed Saul, and rais'd up David to be their king, to whom he gave this testimonial, " I have found David the son of Jesse: he is a man most acceptable to me, and he will execute all my orders."
afterwards Samuel and all that prophesied after him, have likewise foretold these times.
after these transactions, which lasted about four hundred and fifty years, he gave them judges to the time of the prophet Samuel:
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great will be your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
there will be weeping, and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
Abraham replied, if they disregard Moses and the prophets, they will not believe any one, though he rose from the dead.
he is the person to whom all the prophets give this attestation, that all who believe in him, shall receive remission of sins, by his authority.
let the prophets, my brethren, who were commission'd by the Lord, be your examples; suffer persecution with constancy like them.
1 Peter 1:10
'Twas this salvation, that employ'd the most profound enquiries of those, who predicted the dispensation that was to be in your behalf:
2 Peter 1:21
from the prophet's OWN MOTION; but the holy men of God spoke by the IMPULSE of the holy spirit.
2 Peter 3:2
by admonishing you to be mindful of the predictions of the holy prophets, and of the directions of the apostles of our Lord and Saviour.