Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
now without faith it is impossible to be acceptable to him: for he that presents himself to God, cannot but believe he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who make their addresses to him.
the prayer that proceeds from faith, shall save the sick; the Lord will raise him up, and his sins that may have been the occasion, shall be forgiven.
And how shall
by whose favour I have received the office of an apostle to bring the Gentiles every where to the obedience of faith preached in his name:
Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, conformable to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret from antient times, but now is laid open,
Then he said to them, go ye into all parts of the world, and preach the gospel to all mankind.
thus it is written, and thus it behov'd Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Messias, the son of God, and that believing ye might have life through his name.
did you receive the holy spirit, when you made profession of your faith? they answer'd, we have not so much as heard of a holy spirit.
by delivering you from this people, and from the Gentiles to whom I now send thee, to open their eyes,
2 Timothy 4:17
however the Lord assisted and strengthen'd me, that the gospel might be confirm'd by my remonstrance, and all the nations might hear it; so that I was deliver'd out of the mouth of the lion:
and has in due time manifested by the preaching of his word, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our saviour: