Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be ye rooted and grounded in social virtue, that you may be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height of this mystery:
or do you despise the riches of his kindness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not considering that the kindness of God invites you to repentance?
and display his infinite goodness to such objects of mercy, as he had prepared for glory?
who has by his blood obtained for us the redemption, even the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of his grace,
that in the ages to come, he might shew the immense riches of his gracious kindness towards us, through Christ Jesus.
upon me, who am the meanest of all christians, is this favour bestowed, that I should proclaim to the Gentiles the undiscoverable advantages by Christ;
to whom God does disclose the glorious advantages of this mystery to you Gentiles, to wit, "that by Christ you may have the expectation of glory."
that their hearts might be comforted, and that being firmly united in love, they might possess the highest and fullest persuasion of the truth of this doctrine, by entring into this mystery, even of God the father, and of Christ,