but Christ govern'd his own house in quality of son and heir, and 'tis we that are his house, provided we stedfastly persevere unto the end in the publick profession of that hope, in virtue of which we glory.
Don't you know, that you are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwells in you?
you may know how to conduct yourself in the house of God, that is, in the church of the true God.
for we were receiv'd into the communion of Christ, upon condition of inviolably maintaining the hope we had at the beginning even unto the end,
but we desire that every one of you may shew the same concern, continuing to discharge the condition upon which your hopes are founded: that ye be not unactive,
and ye shall be hated by all the world for professing my name: but he that perseveres unto the end, shall escape.
who has given us access by faith to that degree of favour, we are in, by which we triumph in the hopes of divine glory.
what! know ye not that your bodies are the temple of the holy spirit, which is in you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?
and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
who is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession. for we have
Let us stedfastly maintain the hope which we have avow'd, since he is faithful that has promised:
don't therefore quit that resolution you have, which will be attended with so great a reward.
you your selves are as so many living stones, you are the edifice, the spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, agreeable to God by Jesus Christ.
the father loveth the son, and hath given all things into his hand.
consider then the divine benignity, and his severity: his severity to those who fell, and his benignity to you, provided you adhere thereto; otherwise you likewise will be lopt off.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the holy spirit.
let us then not be weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we be not tired.
on which the whole structure rises with symmetry into a temple, consecrated by the Lord:
provided you continue well-grounded and settled in the faith, and do not abandon that hope which has been offer'd to you by the gospel, and is proclaim'd to all mankind; of which I Paul am made a minister.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ, and God our father, who has loved us, and by his favour given us the advantageous hopes of eternal joys, consolate your souls,
who was faithful to him that constituted him such, as Moses likewise was faithful in all his administration of God's house.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any of us by imitating their incredulity, should fall short thereof like them.
the just shall have life by trusting in me, but if he revolt, he will be the object of my displeasure.
whom though you have not seen, you love: and though he is not now the object of your view, yet you believe in him, and triumph with such a laudable transport, as cannot be express'd:
And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira, write, "THESE things saith the son of God, whose eyes are like a flame of fire, and his feet like fine brass; I know thy works,
behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, let no man take your crown.
and I tell thee likewise, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will hereafter build my church: and death shall not prevail against it.
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has regenerated us, and given us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the expectation of immortal life,