Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
be therefore upon your guard to secure your selves, and the whole flock over which the holy spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
for he has subjected all things to him, and constituted him supreme head of the church,
as the church then is subordinate to Christ, so let women be to their husbands upon all occasions.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and am filling up the measure of those remaining afflictions, which in my turn I am to suffer in this life, in the cause of Christ, for the sake of his body, which is the church:
1 Timothy 3:5
for if a man is incapable of governing his own family, how can he take care of the church of God?
'tis he that has voluntarily renew'd us by the oracles of truth, that we might be the first converts of the new creation.
these are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins: these are they who follow the lamb wherever he goes: these were ransom'd from among men, being the first fruits unto God, and to the lamb.
however, let not this be the matter of your rejoicing, that the spirits are subject to you: but rejoice, that you have a title to the joys of heaven.
yea, I intreat thee too, my faithful collegue, to assist them both, for they assisted me in the gospel, as well as Clement, and my other collegues, whose names are in the book of life.
all that dwell upon the earth will worship him, whose names are not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the lamb, that was slain.
and whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the lake of fire.
'Twas by faith that Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he was declared righteous, God himself having testified that he accepted his offering, and after he died for his faith, he was not silent.
1 Corinthians 13:12
now we do but indirectly see the faint images of things; but then the objects themselves will be before our eyes; now I have a partial knowledge, but then shall I know, even as I myself am known.
1 Corinthians 15:49
for as we have born the image of the terrestrial, so we shall bear the image of the celestial.
2 Corinthians 5:8
) in this assurance, I say, I think it best to be quit of this body, and be present with the Lord.
and if I die, I gain.
for I am not yet secure of the prize, I have not yet finish'd my course: but I press to obtain the reward, which Jesus Christ invited me to.
giving thanks to the father, who has qualified you to share in that light he affords to his people:
my Lord, answer'd I, you can tell. and he said to me, these are they who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the lamb.