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for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life.
for all having sinned, all have forfeited eternal glory:
for all divinely inspired writings are conducive to instruction, to conviction, to reformation, and the practice of virtue;
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God to you, that you present your bodies a living victim, holy, acceptable unto God, as the service of a rational being.
but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, sweetness of disposition, beneficence, faithfulness, meekness, temperance:
for by grace are ye saved, thro' faith (and that not from us:
We know too, that all things co-operate for the good of those who love God, who, pursuant to his purpose, has now called them:
go and instruct all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy ghost:
and be not conformed to the present age: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may perceive what God requires of you is good, and acceptable, and perfect.
Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no man can come to the father, but by me.
but ye shall receive the influence of the holy spirit, which will descend upon you: and ye shall be witnesses for me, in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the remotest part of the earth.
Peter replied, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the holy spirit.
for the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God.
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.
he saved us not in consideration of any virtuous actions which we had done, but out of his meer mercy, by the baptism of regeneration, he form'd us anew, by the plentiful effusion of the holy spirit,
for if you openly confess, that Jesus is the Lord, and sincerely believe, that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
The Logos became incarnate, and had his tabernacle among us, being full of grace and truth; and we contemplated his glory, such glory as the Monogenes derived from the father.
but herein hath God displayed his love towards us, in that Christ died for us, even while we were yet sinners.
It is he then that made some, apostles: some, prophets: some, evangelists: and others, pastors, and teachers:
they continued stedfastly in the apostolical doctrine of a community, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Believe in me, all ye that labour under oppression, and I will give you relief.
if we confess our sins, as he is faithful and just, he will forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all iniquity.
Jesus answered him, I declare unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
the thief comes only to steal, to kill, and destroy: but I am come that they might have life, and have it with all its advantages.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, so death by this sin; and thereby death passed upon all men, who all by his means became mortal.
Then he said to them, go ye into all parts of the world, and preach the gospel to all mankind.
salvation is not to be had by any other: for there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we can be saved.
therefore, if any man be a christian, he is in a new creation: the old state of things is chang'd to one entirely new.
Let not your heart be troubled: you trust in God, trust also in me.
HE was the true Light who came into the world, to enlighten every man.
and Jesus came, and said to them, all power has been given me in heaven and in earth.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ,
to these things I am equal, thro' Christ who strengthens me.
the Lord is coming: be not in any manner of sollicitude, but in all your occasions lay your requests before God by prayer and supplication accompany'd by thanksgiving.
Sentence of death therefore shall not pass upon those christians who do not lead a vicious life.
Three days after, there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee; where the mother of Jesus was present.
When the day of pentecost was come, they all met together with one accord.
I am crucified with Christ, it is not I that now live, but Christ that liveth in me; the life I have in this body I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
for I am not ashamed of the gospel, since it is divinely effectual to salvation, to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and then to the Gentile.
a new commandment I give unto you, "that ye love one another; that you would have the same love for one another as I have had for you."
Now one of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, was there, a ruler of the Jews:
endeavour to approve yourself to God, as an artist that is not afraid of reproach, by rightly explaining the word of truth.
but first seek the kingdom of God, and that righteousness which leads to it, and all these things shall be superadded. be not
and I will pray the father, and he shall give you another advocate, to abide with you for ever;
Wherefore, since we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin which does so easily embarrass us, and let us pursue with constancy the course that is proposed to us:
God is a spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
for the same temper of mind ought to be in you as was in Christ Jesus:
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.
"whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved."
if ye love me, keep my commandments.
there the divine wrath is revealed from heaven against all impiety, and injustice of men, who wickedly suppress the truth.
"the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Jesus answered, I tell thee, except a man be renewed by the spiritual baptism, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Jesus therefore knowing the Pharisees had heard that he made more disciples, and baptized more than John,
Now faith is the foundation of our hopes of happiness, and the persuasion we have about things not evident to our senses.
and the truth shall make you free.
for the word of God is active and efficacious, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even to the division of soul and spirit, to the smallest and most inward parts, distinguishing the thoughts, and intentions of the heart.
confess then to one another the offences you have committed, and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the fervent prayer of a virtuous man has great influence.
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "behold the lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world."
When you were in that destructive state of transgression and sin,
but when he, the spirit of truth shall come, he will inform you of all those truths: for he will not speak from himself; but the information he shall receive will he communicate: and acquaint you with what is to come.
Be every one of you subject to the ruling powers. for every ruler holds of God: the rulers in being are constituted by God.
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.
When the son of man shall come in his majesty, accompanied with all his holy angels, he shall sit upon the throne of his glory.
all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made.
the Jews there were of a more generous temper than those of Thessalonica: for they very readily embrac'd their doctrine, and daily examin'd, whether it was conformable to the scriptures.
but the advocate, the holy spirit, whom the father will send for my sake, he will explain every thing to you, and make you remember, all that I have told you.
you, who have the devil for your father, will execute the designs of your father: he was a murderer from the beginning, and deserted the truth, since he has no love for the truth: when he lyes, he speaks like himself: for he is a lyar, and the father of a lyar.
he came as a witness, to represent what he knew of the light, that by his means all might be convinc'd.
For the divine savour has display'd its salutary effects to all mankind:
Don't think that I am come to abolish the law or the prophets: I am not come to abolish, but to complete them.
Finally, my brethren, place your strength in the transcendent power of the Lord.
Jesus said to him, "thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."
he is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of the whole creation.
I am the vine, you are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for independent of me ye can do nothing.
I declare unto you, he that heareth my doctrine, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come under condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Finally, my brethren, whatever has the character of truth, of dignity, of justice, of chastity, whatever can procure you esteem and reputation, in a word, if there be any thing virtuous or praise-worthy, let that be the object of your enquiry.
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.
in expectation of that desirable happiness, the glorious appearance of the supreme God, and of our saviour Jesus Christ,
but all do not obey the gospel. for Esaias saith, "Lord, who hath believed our report?"
upon which he made a whip of small cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with their sheep, and oxen; and threw about the changers money, and over-set the tables; and said to the dove-sellers,
Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,
and they were all filled with the holy ghost, and began to speak in different languages, as the spirit gave them utterance.
he that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that disbelieves, shall be condemned.
as it is written, " there is none righteous, no not one:
sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth.
believe, said they, on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you, and your family.
If any of you is deficient in prudence, let him ask it of God, who liberally gives to all without upbraiding: and he will give it.
Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me shall live even though he were dead:
then they that embraced his doctrine, were baptized: and there were about three thousand converts made that very day.
After this discourse, while they beheld, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
on the first day of the week we assembled to break bread, when Paul, who was to depart on the morrow, gave them a sermon, which lasted till midnight.
adore the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready to show with modesty and respect to every one that asks it, what ground there is for the expectations you have:
and this is life eternal, to acknowledge thee to be the only true God, and Jesus to be the Messiah whom thou hast sent.
Know you not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? be not deceived: neither the licentious, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor the brutal,
where a woman of Samaria being come to draw water, Jesus said to her, give me to drink.
Jesus said to them, verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was I AM.
for ever since the creation of the world, his eternal power and divinity, things in themselves invisible, are clearly seen, being perceived by the things that are made; so that they are without excuse:
and this they were destin'd to. but you are the chosen race, you are kings and priests, the holy nation, the peculiar people, that you might display his glory, who called you out
God who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake in time past to the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his SON,
There was a rich man, who used to dress in purple and fine linnen, and pass his days in pomp and luxury.
behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, I will sup with him, and he shall afterwards be entertain'd by me.
Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but only they who do the will of my Father who is in heaven.
the wind bloweth where it listeth, and you hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell whence it comes, or whither it goes: such is the change in every one that is renewed by the spirit.
the sick man answered him, sir, I have nobody to put me into the pool when the water has been agitated: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Jesus said therefore to those Jews who believed on him, if you adhere to my doctrine, then will you be my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth,
he that believeth on him, shall not be condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the only begotten son of God.
let your morals be free from avarice, being contented with what you have: for he hath said, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
Jesus then having reassumed his discourse, said to them, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Lay not up for your selves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.
I and my father are one.
for our conflict is not barely with men, but with principalities, with potentates, with the princes of darkness, with wicked aereal spirits.
that you may have a distinct view of those things about which you have been inform'd.
I am the genuine vine, and my father is the vintager.
as then it is appointed that men should die but once, after which the judgment ensues;
adhere to him as to a living stone,
in consideration of the true doctrine, we all profess, and in which we shall for ever persevere.
Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find: knock, and the door shall be opened.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
who came to Jesus by night, and said to him, rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher sent from God: for no man can perform the miracles that you do, except God be with him.
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all the spiritual blessings in Christ's kingdom.
but they who heard that, being convicted by their own conscience, they all went old and young one after another, so that Jesus was left alone with the woman, who still kept her place.
ye are the light of the world. a city that is situated on an hill, cannot be hid;
Now the manner of Christ's birth was this: his mother Mary being promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she became pregnant by the holy Spirit.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
there is now no distinction of Jew or Greek, of bond or free, of male or female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Is any of you sick? let him send for the pastors of the church, to pray for him, and after giving him the unction, in the name of the Lord,
Then a doctor of the law stood up to try him, saying, master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Now I would not have you, my brethren, be mistaken about the state of the dead, lest you should be as greatly afflicted as those, who have no hope.
every thing that is valuable, every gift that leads to perfection is deriv'd from heaven, it descends from that original light, which knows no change, no shadow, or decline:
for he hath made him who knew no sin to be a sin-offering for us, that we might be justified by God thro' him.
these things I have appriz'd you of, that ye might repose your confidence in me. the world shall give you trouble: but take courage, I have overcome the world.
by whom you also have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: and having believed in him, ye were mark'd with the seal of the holy spirit, which was promised:
You husband, love your spouse, even as Christ loved the church, and laid down his life for her:
and the Light shineth in darkness, but the darkness did not receive it.
the Lord does not delay the accomplishment of his promise, as some do imagine. but he waits with patience upon our account, as being unwilling that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
he was not that Light, but was sent to testify of that light.
the angel answered her, "the holy spirit shall descend upon thee, and the power of the most high shall over-shadow thee: wherefore thy holy offspring shall be called the son of God.
pure and unadulterated religion, in the eye of God our father, consists in taking care of orphans and widows in their distress: and in keeping clear of the vices of the age.
he that believeth on the son, hath a right to everlasting life: and he that disobeys the son, shall not enjoy life; but be expos'd to divine wrath.
let married women be submissive to their husbands, out of regard to the Lord.
Now in case such a brother do you an injury, go and expostulate with him in private: if he repents, thou hast saved thy brother.
"ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up to heaven? this same Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall descend in the same manner as ye have seen him ascend thither."
repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshment shall come from the presence of the Lord, who shall send Jesus Christ,
for he hath made us a-new, and form'd us by Christ Jesus to do good works, for which God had before prepared us, that we might live in them.
What advantage is it, my brethren, for a man to say he has faith, if he has no beneficence? can such a faith save him?
for God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
don't you know that when we were all baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, we were plunged into a state figurative of his death.
After this manner do you therefore pray: "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come.
in charity, in patience: the aged women likewise, to behave with sanctity of manners, not false accusers, not given to tipling,
Do we then conclude thus, let us continue in sin, that the divine favour may be more fully display'd?
do not drink to excess, for that tends to dissoluteness, but be regal'd with spiritual entertainments:
Afterwards I saw a new heaven, and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were vanished; and there was no more sea .
but the time is coming, nay, is very nigh, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for they are the worshippers which he requires.
At that time, Cesar Augustus published an edict, to make a register of the Roman empire.
for there is but one God, and but one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil:
You search the scriptures, for you think by their means to have eternal life, and they are the very writings which do testify of me.
who has by his blood obtained for us the redemption, even the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of his grace,
let not this surprize you: for the time is coming, when all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and they that have done good,
but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have society one with another, and the blood of his son Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.
no man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, who is intimate with the father, hath made him known.
I therefore the prisoner for the Lord, beseech you to live suitably to the offers that have been made to you:
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
I acquainted you chiefly with what I received myself, that Christ died for our sins, as the scriptures foretold:
there cannot be greater love than that of a man, who lays down his life for his friends.
they are of the world: therefore their doctrine is worldly, and the world are their disciples.
I say then, conduct yourselves by the spirit, and you will not then gratify the animal passions.
you are not in such a state, but in a spiritual one, provided the divine spirit dwell in you. now if any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
The same day at evening, being the first day of the week, the doors of the house where the disciples were, being shut, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, peace be with you.
"where is the promise of his coming? for since our fathers are dead, the state of things is the same it has ever been since the beginning of the world."
no man can come to me, except the father who hath sent me, conduct him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Some time after this the feast of the Jews being come, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are on earth, both visible and invisible, the thrones, and the sovereigntys, the principalitys, and the powers: all were created by him, and for him: he is before all things,
but as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up:
Enter ye in at the strait gate; the gate that leadeth to destruction is broad, and the way is open, and they who pass through are numerous.
God has been pleas'd to over-look this state of ignorance: but now he enjoins all men every where to repent:
Nicodemus replied, how can a man be born when he is old? can he enter into his mother, and be born a second time?
If then you are risen with Christ, seek the things, that are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God.
for whom he before approv'd, he predispos'd to follow the example of his son, who was to conduct them all as their elder brother;
Don't delusively content your selves with being of the audience, but put what you hear in practice:
be you therefore adorn'd with a compassionate temper, with benevolence, humility, meekness, patience as becometh saints and chosen favourites of God:
as some do; but encourage one another: even so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
for Jesus Christ himself has already suffer'd for our sins, the innocent for the guilty, to bring us to God: who, tho' he died with respect to his body, was rais'd to life by that spirit,
At that time, as the number of the disciples was multiplied, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the distribution that was made daily.
I bid you farewell! I give you my last farewell; but I do not give it out of common formality: don't be concern'd for me, or apprehensive for your selves.
my sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me.
for every one that asks, does receive: he that seeks, does find: and he that knocks at the door, is admitted.
he himself cancel'd our sins by the crucifixion of his body, that we being set free from sin, might live in the service of virtue. it is by his bruises that you were healed:
Surrender therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I do not go away, the advocate will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.
I am the true pastor: the true pastor exposes his life for the sheep.
not an high priest who is incapable of compassionating our miseries; since he was exposed to the same trials as we are, sin only excepted. let
as likewise Jesus and his disciples, who were all invited to the feast.
Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt become insipid, how shall it recover its savour? it is no longer fit for any thing, but to be cast out and trod under foot.
who being the radiation of his glory, and the imprest image of his substance, and governing all things by his powerful command, after having himself made expiation for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the divine majesty in the highest heavens.
Be temperate, be vigilant: for your adversary the Devil goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
The spirit likewise softens our afflictions: for being at a loss to apply for the most proper relief; the spirit it self affects us with those pious ejaculations, which we can't well express.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.
all those whom my father gives me, shall come to me; and I will not reject any that come to me.
Love not the world, nor let worldly things engage your affections. he that is worldly affected is a stranger to divine love.
for his disciples were gone away to the city to buy provisions.
but when the advocate is come, whom I will send to you from the father, even the spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the father, he shall testify of me.
Consider what proof the father has given us of his love, in allowing us to be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us, because it knew him not.
The first day of the week early in morning Mary Magdalene, when it was yet dusky, came to the sepulchre, and found the stone was taken away from the sepulchre.
then Peter thus began, now I plainly perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Then he said to the whole company, if any one will be my follower, let him renounce himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Philip answered him, two hundred penny-worth of bread is not sufficient to furnish every one of them a little.
One sabbath-day, Jesus went to dine with a Pharisee of the first distinction, where he was strictly observ'd.
being come to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; according to his custom, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and standing up to read,
I left you in Crete, to regulate what was amiss, and to ordain pastors in every city, as I had appointed you,
upon which Jesus said to them, verily, verily I say unto you, the son can do nothing of himself, except he sees the father do it: for whatever he doth, that the son does likewise.
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the reign of king Herod, certain eastern Magi came to Jerusalem, with this enquiry,
for you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Let the christian doctrine be the familiar subject of your entertainment: in all wisdom instructing and exhorting one another, in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, melodiously tuning your grateful praises to God.
But you must above all consider, that no prophecy of the scripture did proceed
neither pray I for these alone, but for those also who shall believe on me through their preaching.
My dear children, these things I write unto you, that ye may avoid sin. but if any man has failed, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the just.
In the last day, the most solemn day of the feast, Jesus being there, raised his voice, and said, if any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.
now the effects of vicious passions are manifestly these, fornication, uncleanness,
Jesus answered her, if you knew the dispensation of God, and who it is that says to you, give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.
Stand fast therefore, and be not hampered again with the yoke of bondage.
Immediately the brethren sent away Paul and Silas by night to Berea, where being arriv'd, they went into the synagogue.
for I am fully persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
There are three witnesses in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three testify the same thing.
as many as are actuated by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
even so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven.
In my former treatise, I gave an account, O Theophilus, of all the actions and doctrine of Jesus, to the time of his assumption,
sometime after Jesus met him in the temple, and said to him, you see you were cured: sin no more, lest you suffer something worse.
and peace be to you from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is always the same, yesterday, to-day, and for ever. be not then misled by artful, novel doctrines:
What shall we conclude then from this? if God be for us, who can be against us?
he who has begun this good work in you will bring it to perfection against the appearance of Christ. it is but just
Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus perceiving that his hour was come, when he was to pass out of this world, and go to the father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
from the prophet's OWN MOTION; but the holy men of God spoke by the IMPULSE of the holy spirit.
therefore we are buried with him by being plunged into a sort of death: that as Christ was raised up from the dead into a state of glory with the father, even so we also should proceed to a new state of life.
all went to be registred, every one to his native city.
have you suffered so many things in vain?
Another time, as they were on a journey, Jesus enter'd into a village, where a woman, named Martha, entertain'd him at her house.
Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obey'd the gospel, not only when I was with you, but much more now while I am absent, continue the work of your own salvation, whatever persecutions you apprehend:
the Life was produc'd in him, and the Life was the Light of men.
and when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, of justice, of judgment:
if you should respectfully say to the suit of fine cloths, sit you there, that's for quality; and to the poor man, stand thou there, or place your self at my feet:
Jesus answered him, he that loves me, will observe my precepts: and my father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
If we say that we are without sin, we deceive ourselves, and have no regard to truth.
Beware of false prophets, who to outward appearance are sheep, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Social affection is patient, is kind; is a stranger to envy; is not insolently vain, nor arrogant: does not behave indecently,
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,
One day Jesus had been praying in a certain place, and as soon as he had done, one of his disciples said to him, instruct us about prayer, as John the baptist instructed his disciples.
according as he had chosen us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, free from vice, and devoted to virtue.
Jesus propos'd likewise this parable to them, to show that they should persevere in prayer, and not be discouraged.
in my father's house are many mansions; however, I have told you, I am going to prepare a place for you:
God sent forth his own son born of a woman, and subject to the law, to redeem those,
Jesus answered them, saying, destroy this temple, and within three days I will raise it up.
and let us animate one another to the mutual returns of love, and kind offices: not abandoning our assemblies,
If then there be any christian consolation, any charitable relief, any communion of the spirit, if any tenderness of compassion,
Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness?
be not deceived, God will not be mocked: for what a man soweth, that shall he also reap:
After this a great multitude being gather'd about him, he address'd himself to them,
having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, do you love me more than these do? yes, Lord, said he, you know that I love you. Jesus reply'd, feed my lambs.
Jesus answer'd, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me, shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me, shall never thirst.
I therefore direct you, not to be sollicitous, with regard to life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor with regard to the body, what clothes ye shall wear: Is not life it self a greater gift than food; and the body a greater gift than rayment?
he he has deduced all mankind from one parent, to inhabit the surface of the whole earth, having pre-establish'd the appointed periods, and the boundarys of their dominions:
and she shall be deliver'd of a son, to whom you shall give the name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
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?
for he has subjected all things to him, and constituted him supreme head of the church,
whereupon the Jews said, what miracle can you show to justify your behaviour?
Concerning the Logos, the author of Life, we declare what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have consider'd, and what has been the object of our touch.
Saul still breathing out nothing but threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord,
for I consider, that the sufferings of this present life are infinitely over-ballanc'd by that glory which shall hereafter be discovered to us.
and he that was healed, did not know who it was: for Jesus had slip'd away, by favour of the crowd that was there.
amen. for this cause God gave them up to infamous passions: for even the sex perverted the instinct of nature:
Now unto him that is able to do infinitely above what we ask or comprehend, by his power operating in us,
who has deliver'd you from the state of darkness, and has translated you into the kingdom of his beloved son.
teaching them to observe every thing which I have enjoin'd you: and be assured I shall be always with you to the end of the world.
among whom Jesus Christ has also called you:
ye men of Israel attend to what I say; Jesus of Nazareth was a man whom God distinguished among you, by miracles, by prodigies, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you your selves also know:
Now Jesus being full of the holy spirit, return'd from Jordan, and was led by the spirit into the desart,
then said Jesus to them again, "peace be with you: as my father hath sent me, even so send I you."
Blessed are they, that are of an humble spirit, for of such is the kingdom of the Messias.
then said some of his disciples among themselves, what is the meaning of his saying, "within a little while ye shall not see me: but within a little while ye shall see me again, because I am going to the father?"
Jesus being invited to dinner at a certain Pharisee's house, he went home with him, and sat down to table.
beloved, we are now the sons of God, tho' it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know, that when this change shall be, his immediate presence will give us a divine resemblance.
Then I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose presence the earth and the heaven fled away, so that they disappear'd.
"the time, said he, is accomplish'd, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel."
he answered them, he that cured me said to me, take up your bed and walk.
Be mutually obsequious with christian respect.
Whereas several have undertaken to draw up a narrative of those transactions, which pass'd among us;
After this the Lord nominated seventy disciples more, and sent them before by two and two, into all the cities, and towns, where he himself design'd to go.
Jesus, to avoid this crowd of people, went to a mountain: and when he was set down, his disciples came to him.
they had no children, because Elizabeth was steril, and they were both advanced in years.
Take notice that in the latter days difficult incidents will arise;
no man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will be attach'd to the one, and neglectful of the other. ye cannot serve God and Mamon.
you have met with no trials yet, but such as are common to men: and God who is faithful, will not suffer you to be tempted above your strength; but will with the temptation make a way to escape, by enabling you to bear it.
for the son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.
and Jesus said, "father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." then they divided his raiment among them by throwing lots,
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they went to the sepulchre with the spices they had provided, accompanied by several others.
who is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession. for we have
And Judas the father of Phares and Zara by Thamar, and Phares the father of Esrom, Esrom the father of Aram.
it was not you that chose me, but I that chose you, and establish'd you, that your travels may be fruitful, and your fruit be lasting: so that whatever ye shall ask of the father for my sake, he will give it you.
upon which Peter said, Ananias, how could satan inspire thine heart to lye to the holy ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
What I have explain'd to you, my brethren, is the gospel which I preached to you, which you have received, and wherein you have persisted:
Take care not to perform any religious act in order to be observed by men: otherwise you will have no reward from your father who is in heaven.
and that from your infancy you were acquainted with the sacred writings, which point you the way to salvation, by believing in Christ Jesus:
But after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, spreading the good news of the kingdom of the Messiah.
Now when they heard this, their hearts were struck with remorse, and they said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, men and brethren, what shall we do?
but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who traduce you, and persecute you:
for which may my God crown all your desires with glory by Christ Jesus.
Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse appear'd; and he that sat upon him was called the faithful and the true: in righteousness he judges and makes war:
I assure you, he that believeth on me, shall likewise perform the works that I do; nay, greater works than these shall he do; because for that end am I going to my father.
Let your actions be such, with regard to others, as you should think reasonable with regard to yourselves, for this is the substance of the law and the prophets.
you have condemn'd the just, you have put him to death, though he did not oppose you.
for where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
they that believe shall be endued with these miraculous gifts: in my name they shall cast out demons: they shall speak new languages:
but Jesus answered him, It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every thing that God shall prescribe."
who tho' he was the image of God, did not affect to appear with divine majesty, but divested himself thereof,
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, do you, who are spiritual, restore him with all gentleness, taking heed lest you yourselves be overcome by temptation.
on the contrary, he heaps his favours upon you. wherefore 'tis said, "God defeats the proud, but is gracious to the humble."
But as for you, who hear me, love your enemies: do good to those, who hate you: bless those, who curse you:
beware lest any one seduce you by the vain illusions of philosophy, founded upon human traditions, and meer shadows, and not upon Christ:
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the son of God.
and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, to testify to all nations, that the end will then come.
"it shall come to pass in the last days (saith God) I will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men dream dreams:
you shall therefore love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, to the utmost of your understanding, and all your faculties." this is the first commandment.
a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel," that is to say, God our Saviour.
for in him all divine plenitude does substantially reside.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
and this is the subject of their condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
he came unto his own, and his own received him not.
seek peace with all men, and sanctity of life, without which no man shall see the Lord:
for the Lord himself will descend from heaven, and by the voice of the archangel, with the trumpet of God, resound the summons: they who died christians shall rise first:
now whatever was heretofore writ, was writ for our instruction; that we through patience and the comfortable promises of the scriptures might have hope.
Now the spirit says expresly, that in the latter times some shall abandon the faith, by giving credit to seducing spirits, and the doctrine concerning demons;
Degenerate race, don't you know that friendship with vice is hostility against heaven. he that is a friend to the vicious world, is an enemy to God.
but the divine justification certified by the law and the prophets, is now clearly proposed independently of the law:
by this mutual love shall all men know that you are my disciples.
give and you shall receive: they shall pour into your lap good measure, well pressed, heap'd up, and running over. for in the measure you deal with others, you shall be dealt with yourselves.
this is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.
For tho' I should speak with the eloquence of men, and of angels, and not have social affection, I should be like sounding brass, or a noisy cymbal.
and all the congregation of the people stood praying without, at the time of offering incense,
he that has not social affection, does not know God; for God is love.
Therefore now, you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and domesticks of God's family,
being with them when they were assembled, he order'd they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for what the father had promis'd, which, said he, I mention'd.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: I say it again, rejoice.
For tho' the doctrine of the cross seems folly to those that perish: yet we that are to be saved, do feel its energy is divine.
it is I that give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any one force them out of my hand.
from me, who called you by the grace of Christ; this can be
but Jesus answer'd him, who made me a judge, or an arbitrator between you?
how Jesus of Nazareth divinely inspired by the holy spirit, and with miraculous power, went about doing good, and healing all that were under the oppression of the devil: because God was with him.
then will he say to those on the left, depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
Wherefore, my dear brethren, let every one be eager to hear, averse to contradiction, and deaf to passion.
he is the the victim that has expiated our sins: and not ours only, but likewise the sins of the whole world.
now Zachary was to officiate in divine service, in the order of his family,
Now there were several prophets and teachers in the church of Antioch, as Barnabas, Simeon surnam'd Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
then he took bread, and having given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to them, saying, this represents my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me.
he himself is the head of the church, which is his body. he is the prince, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might be chief.
It is thus his divine power has given us every thing conducive to life and piety, by making us acquainted with him, who has called us by his illustrious power;
Let no man under temptation, say, it is God that tempts him; for as he is incapable of moral evil, he can't influence any one thereto.
Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, arise, and go toward the south, by the way that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza, in the desart.
to Timothy, my dear son, grace, mercy and peace from God the father, and from Jesus Christ our Lord.
happy is he that can stand the tryal: for when he has undergone the test, he shall receive that crown of life which the Lord has promised to those that love him.
then Peter and the other apostles made answer, we ought to obey God rather than men.
so that even a single person whose vigour was gone, gave rise to a posterity as numerous as the stars of the sky, or the sands on the sea-shore, which cannot be numbred.
For as the body is one, tho' it has many members, and all the members of that one body, tho' many, are one body: so also is the body of Christ.
for the spirit, which God has given us, is not a spirit of timidity, but of fortitude, of benevolence, and of moderation.
Then he propos'd this parable, concerning those who had a great opinion of their own justice, and look'd with contempt upon others.
now when the wine was out, the mother of Jesus said to him, they have no wine.
for at the appointed time Christ died for us, when we were in a helpless, sinful state.
So it was when a man was going to travel into a foreign country, he called his servants, and delivered to them his stock:
but the fearful, and incredulous, the abominable, the murderer, the licentious, the poisoner, the idolater, and every lyar shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: this is the second death."
that they all may be one, as thou, father, art in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Aram the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Naasson, Naasson the father of Salmon.
One day, as the people press'd after him to hear his divine preaching, he came near the lake of Gennesereth,
you believe there is but one God, very well: the demons believe as much, and tremble."
As there were false prophets among the people of Israel, there will likewise be false doctors among you, who by introducing pernicious sects, and by renouncing the Lord, who bought them, will bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. is his mind serene? let him sing psalms.
The History of the life of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Now the whole body of believers were but one heart, and one soul: no one look'd upon what he possessed, as his own, but every thing was held in common.
the woman said to him, sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
I tell you, no: and except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
(for a messenger went down at certain times into the pool, and agitated the water: the first then that stepped in after this commotion of the water, was cured of whatever disease he had.)
so that he has an uninterrupted power to save those, that come to God by him, because he ever lives to make intercession for them.
Zacharias startled at the sight and was seized with fear.
Being therefore in his presence, they asked him, saying, Lord, is this the time when you will restore again the kingdom to Israel?
for the son of man himself is not come to receive the services of men, but to do them service, and to lay down his life a ransom for many.
therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
and said, he that can't abandon his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, nay, even his own life, cannot be my disciple.
Jesus said to him, have I been with you so long, and don't you know me yet? Philip, he that hath seen me, hath seen the father; why then do you say, shew us the father?
now the Scribes and Pharisees were upon the watch to see if he would work a cure upon the sabbath-day, and so have matter of accusation against him.
if ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask what ye will, and you shall obtain it.
the cleansing of the body is only external, but the purification of the spirit is spiritual.
As he was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath-day, a woman was present,
Jesus answer'd him, the first of all the commandments is thus deliver'd, "hear, o Israel, the lord our God is the only lord.
such a man must not expect any answer from the Lord.
Now it is by virtue of my apostolical commission, that I charge every man among you, not to entertain too high an opinion of himself; but modestly consider, that 'tis God who has dealt to every man his proportion of spiritual gifts.
then he said, this is what I told you, while I was yet with you, that what has been written concerning me in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the psalms, must be all accomplished.
Now there was a certain man named Ananias who with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
Now Jesus being risen early on the first day of the week, he appear'd first to Mary Magdalene, whom he had dispossess'd of seven demons.
be ye therefore perfect, even as your father who is in heaven is perfect.
and you fathers don't exasperate your children: but instruct them in the discipline and institution of the Lord.
The sabbath being over, and the first day of the week beginning to dawn, Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, came to see the sepulchre.
Children, obey your christian parents: for this is the law.
Jesus answered, my kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, I should have had my guards to prevent my falling into the hands of the Jews: whereas my kingdom is of another nature.
Do nothing out of a spirit of contention, or for vain-glory, but modestly look upon others as if they were better than yourselves.
but we are the denisons of heaven, from whence we expect the saviour Jesus Christ our Lord.
When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, after having bought aromatic drugs to embalm him,
My brethren, don't affect many of you to be doctors, considering, that those of us who are such, shall be tried with the greater severity.
are moved, and do exist: even as some of your own poets have said, WE ARE EVEN HIS OFFSPRING.
for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have, is not your husband: in that you said true.
when Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, it is finished: and bowing his head, he expir'd.
the holy religious women of former times were thus adorned, and were submissive to their husbands.
refer all your disquietudes to him, for you are the objects of his care.
one of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him,
This then is the commission we have from him, to declare unto you, that God is light, and in him there is no darkness.
the sun is up and darts its rays, the grass is wither'd, its flowers droop, and all their beautiful appearance vanishes away. just so the rich man fades with all his projects.
as good economists of the different dispensations of God, communicate to one another the gifts you have receiv'd.
The same day two of them went to a village named Emmaus, which was distant about threescore furlongs from Jerusalem:
I exhort you therefore, above all things, to present supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving for all men:
don't imagine that I am come to bring peace upon the earth: I came not to bring peace, but war.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. (for it is written, " cursed is every one, that hangeth upon a tree.")
the same was in the beginning with God.
Ye have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery,"
for our doctrine was free from all imposture, avarice, and fraud.
Since then the children were made subject to a state of mortality, so he himself likewise was subject to the same condition: that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
and the king will reply, I declare unto you, your having done this for one of the least of these my brethren, is the same thing as doing it for me.
and some young men came and wound him up, then carried him out, and buried him.
but he said to me, "my favour is sufficient for thee: for my strength is shown to be perfect by thy weakness." with pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may be seen to dwell in me.
to sanctify them by his spirit, that by their obedience they might be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. may the divine savour make you continually prosper.
"I declare to every one that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any one shall add to these things, God shall strike him with the plagues that are written in this book:
with relation to his son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was of the lineage of David as to his body,
One of the Scribes, that had heard their dispute, observing the propriety of his answers, propos'd this question to him, which is the principal commandment of all?
which is not only come to you, but to all the world; where it produces its effects, and increases, as it does also among you, ever since you sincerely embrac'd the divine favour,
it is the action of the mind that vivifies, that of the body profits nothing: the words that I have delivered to you, spiritually understood, give life.
to knowledge, temperance: to temperance, patience: to patience, piety:
therefore, whoever heareth these instructions of mine, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the prudent man, who built his house upon a rock:
the same spirit testifies to our spirit, that we are the children of God.
this is the proof of the divine love, Christ expos'd his life for us: and we ought to expose our lives for the brethren.
As Jesus passed by, he saw a man that was born blind.
Jesus answer'd, verily I tell you, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.
this I say, my brethren, because the body, as it is at present, cannot possess the kingdom of God; and what is corruptible, can't enjoy incorruptibility.
being justified by his unmerited favour through the redemption that is by Jesus Christ:
For I received it from the Lord, and I inform'd you of it: that the Lord Jesus, the night in which he was betrayed, took bread:
but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst: for the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a fountain springing up to everlasting life.
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, chosen to declare the gospel dispensation,
After this I beheld, and there was a great multitude, which no man could number, of every nation, tribe, people, and language, who stood before the throne, and before the lamb cloathed in white robes, having palms in their hands.
I assure you, he that entreth not by the door into the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some other way, is a thief and a robber.
Marriage is every where honourable, and that state is innocent: but the licentious and adulterers God will punish.
He that aspires to be a bishop, desires an office that is honourable.
Blessed are the pacific: for they shall be the children of God.
Whilst Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having pass'd through the upper provinces of Asia, arrived at Ephesus, where finding some disciples, he said to them,
And when you pray, be not as the hypocrites are: for they chuse to stand praying in publick places, and at the corners of the streets, to be observ'd by men. I assure you, they have their reward.
You have heard that it hath been said, "you shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy:"
for, brethren, you have been called to liberty. only abuse not this freedom as a pretext to vice, but in offices of love be as servants one to another.
the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, call'd the devil or satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were precipitated with him.
whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.
and thus you will have a free admittance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
and whatever you do, do it heartily, as serving the Lord, and not men:
for this cause I bow my knees unto the father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
considering, that it was not by such perishable things as silver or gold, that you were releas'd from those vain rites and customs impos'd upon you by your fathers,
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as his dear children; live together in love,
and bringing them out, he said, sirs, what must I do to be saved?
I saw likewise thrones, where persons were seated, to whom the power of judging was given: and I saw the souls of those that were beheaded for the testimony they had given to Jesus, and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast, nor his image, nor had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Pour out your souls unto God upon all occasions, watching in prayer with all perseverance and supplication for all christians:
Let love be without dissimulation. abhor that which is evil, adhere to that which is good.
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.
Let the married women be subservient to their husbands, that if they happen to disbelieve the gospel, they may be gain'd by the instructive conduct of their wives,
do you think then, O man, who do what you condemn in others, that you shall escape the judgment of God?
Then Peter advancing to him, said, Lord, if my brother injures me, how many injuries must I forgive him? must I forgive him seven?
where they resided a whole year with that church, and instructed abundance of disciples, and these disciples were the first that were denominated Christians.
and according to the custom of distributing the parts, it fell to his lot to burn incense in the sanctuary.
for no man hath penetrated into the secrets of heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the son of man, who is in heaven.
for before they were born, and had done neither good or evil, that the distinction which God had purposed to make might appear to be, not in consideration of their actions, but of his own free call,
and when Jesus was baptized, he came out of the water: and immediately the heavens seem'd to be parted asunder before him, and he saw the Spirit
but in this place 'tis said, "they shall not enter into my rest."