Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

If the first-fruit

Bible References

If the first-fruit

James 1:18
'tis he that has voluntarily renew'd us by the oracles of truth, that we might be the first converts of the new creation.
Revelation 14:4
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.

And if

Romans 11:17
if then, some of the branches are broken off, and thou like a wild olive, were grafted in their place to partake of the root and sap of the olivestock;
1 Corinthians 7:14
for the unbelieving husband is christianiz'd by the believing wife, and the unbelieving wife is christianiz'd by the believing husband: else were your children heathens: whereas they are christians.