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every one of us thall m give account of himself to God. 13. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this ra-, ther, that no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall in his brothers way. 14. I know, and am perswaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing. * unclean [Or, common] of it self : but P to him that esteemeth any thing to be * unclean [Or, common], to him it is unclean. 15. But if thy brother bę grieved with thy meat, 110w walkelt thou not * charitably [Gr. according to charity]. ? Detroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 16. Let not then your good be evil spoken of. 17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the holy Ghost. 18. For he that in these things serveth Christ, * is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 19. Let us therefore follow after the things which inale

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Science of the Idol unto this Hour, 12. ' t Gal. 6. 5. Every Man i o eat it as a thing offered unto an shall bear his own burden.

Idol; and their. Conscience being i † Mar. 12. 38. Eveay idle weak, is defiled. If any Man see thee Word that Men shall speak, they which haft Knowledge sit at Meat fhall give Account thereof in the in the Idol's Temple, shall not the Day of Judgment.

15 Conscience of him that is weak be 13. Mat. 18. y. Wo unto emboldened to eat those things the World because of Offences; for which are offered to Idols? it must needs be that offences come ; 15.9 t 1 Cor. 8. 11. And thro' but wo to that Man by whom the thiy Knowledge shall the weak BroOffence cometh. 1 Cor. 8.9. Take 20 ther perish, for whom Chrilt died? heed lest by any means this Liber- 17.

.: , Cor. 8.8. Meat coni. ty of your's become a Stumbling mendech us not to God: for neiblock to them that are Weak. ther if we eaç, are we the better Cor. 10.32. Give none Offence, nei- neither if we eat, not, are we the ther to the Jews, nor to the Gen- worse. Heb. 13.2 --It is a good tiles, nor to the Church of God.? thing that the Heart be established 2 Cor. 6 3. Giving no offence in a. with Grace, not with Meats, which ny thing, that the Ministry be have not profited them that have not blamed.

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; to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother {tumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 22. Haft thou faith? have it to thy self before God, Happy is he that demneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23. And he that * doubtetḥ [Or, discerneth, and putteth a difference between Meats], is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for · whatsoever (1) is not of faith, is fin.

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1. Tit. 1. Is. Unto the fying i Thes. . 11. Comfort , Pure, all things are pure; but un. your felves together, and cdike one to them that are defiled and una another, even as also ye do. i Tim. believing is nothing pure; but even 1. 4. Neither give heed co Fables, their Mind and Conscience is de and endless Genealogies: which filed. minister Questions rather than 25

(1) The Word Paish being used in several Senses in the New-Te Stạment, it may be 'proper to take notice of fome of the Chief. In general, Divine Faith is a firm aflent to, or fúl Perfwasion of Mind concerning, what is testified, revealed; or made known by God himself

, er Persons commisioned by him.. See on Joh. 20. 29. Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, is a full Perswalion of the Truth of what is 'revealed con: çerning him in the New-Testament, That he is the Person Spoken of by The Prophets, wlio was to conie into the World, the Meljah, the Christ, the Son of God ; That he suffered for our Sins, role again from the Dead, c. See on Mar 26. 16. If we do indeed believe these Truths, we'lhall

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mities of the weak, and not to please our felves. 2. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to dedification. 3. For even Chrift pleased not himself; but as it is written, The f reproaches of them that reproached thee, fell on me. 4. For whatsoever things were & written aforetime, were written for our learuing ; that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5. Now the God of patience and confolation, grant you to be slike-minded one towards another, * according to [Or, after the example of] Christ Jesus: 6. That ye may with one mind and one mouth i glorifie God, even the Father of our E 4

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2 Cor. 1. 3. Bliffed be the to Cor. 9. 19, 22. fi God, even the Father of our Lord Cor 10. 34, 33. f 1 Cor. 13. si Jesus Christ, the Father of Mer

See on Rom. Io cies, and the God of all Comfort. 14. I.

Eph. 1. 3. Blessed be the God and d See on Rom. 14. 19.

Father of our Lord Jesus Chrift, e See on Joh. 6. 38.

who hath blessed us with all fpiriPfal. 69. 9. The Zeal of tual Blessings in heavenly Places thine House hack eaten me up ;15 in Christ. i Pet. 1. 3. Blessed be the and the Reproaches of them chae re.

God accept of the Offer of Pardon, Grace, and Salvation, on the Terms and Conditions proposed in the Gospel. We shall come at the Call of Jesus Chrift, and yield our felves to obey him in all things; for Faith represents these things to the Mind as worthy of belief, on the Testimony of God; we shall therefore rely on the Promises, fear the Threatnings, obey the Commands, and export the Rewards of the Gospel.

Other Senses of the Word Faith, are there 1. The Doctrine of Faith, er things to be believed, Gal. 1. 23. I Tim. I. 19. Jude ver. 3. Perswafion that this or the other thing is, or is not lawful to be done; which is the Sense here. 3. Fidelity or Faithfulness, Mat. 23.23. 4. The Chriftian Covenant, or the Christian Religion, in Opposition to the Mosaical Com venant or Religion, Rom.3.27. Rom 9 32. Gal.3,2,7,9,14,&c. Epb.2.8. Eph. 4. Sos. The outward Profision of the Christian Rel gion without good Works, jam. 2. 14, 17, 18. 6. That extraordinary Faith, which was requisite in the Person who wrought a miraculous Cure, see on Mat. 17 20. and in the Person upon whom the Cure was wrought, fee on Luk. 7. 50. and on Ads 14.9. 7. Truft and Dependance on the Goodness and Pro. vidence of God.

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Lord Jesus Christ. 7. Wherefore k receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. 8. Now I say, that' Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: 9. And that the Gentiles might glorifie God for his mercy; as it is written, m For this cause I will confess to theę 'ainong' the Gentiles, and fing unto thy jame. 10. And again he faith, “ Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11. Ănd again, • Praise the Lord, all ye Gelitiles, and laud him,'all ye people. 12. And again, Efaias faith, There shall be a root of Jeffe, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him fhall the Gentiles trust. 13. 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 Ghost. 14. And I my self also am perswaded of you, my tre:hren, that ye also are full of goodness, I filled with all knowledge, able also to admonith one 2nother. 15. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the incre boldly unto you in some fort, as .*, putting you in

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Stem of Jeffe, and a Branch shall 8. t. Mat. 15. 24.--I am not grow out of his Roots. In that sent, but unto the lost Sheep of the 5 Day there shall be a Root of Jelle, House of Israel. t. Ačts 3. 25, 26. which shall stand for an Ensign of Ye are the Children of the Prophets, the people; to it shall the Gentiles and if the Covenant which God seek, and his relt shall be glori, made with our Fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy Seed so 9 7 2 Pet. I. 12. I will not mall all the Kindreds of the Earth be negligent to put you always in be blessed. Unto you forft, God Remembrance of these things, having raised up his Son Jesus, though ye know them, and be efta fent him to bless you, in turning blijhed in the present Truth. t1 Joh. a way every one of you from your is 2. 21. I have not written unto you, iniquities.

because ye know not the Truth: 9. Pfal. 18. 49. Therefore but because ye know it. will I give thanks unto thee, O 15. " 1 Tim. 4. 6. If thou put Lord, among the Heathen : and sing the Brethren in remembrance of these Praises unto ihy Name.

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32. 43. Rejoice, fter of Jesus Chrift.ye Nations with his People. - 6. Wherefore I put thee in rememPlal. 67. 3. Let the People praise brance, that thou ftir up the Gift phite, o God, let all the people of God, which is in thee:

82.14. Of these things put them in Pfal. 119. 1. O praise?S remembrance, charging them before the Lord, all ye Nations : praise the Lord, that they strive noe a. him, all ye people.

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Gentiles, miniftring the gospel of God, that the : * offering up[Or, sacrificing] of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being fan&tified by the holy Ghoft. 17. I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Chrift, ” in those things which pertain to God. 18. For I will not dare to speak of any

of those things which Chrift hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentilesobedient, by word and deed, Through d mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem and round about unto Illyricum, í have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20. Yea, so have I ftrived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, o left I should build upon another mans foundation; 21. But as it is written, * To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard, thall understand, 22. For which cause also I have been i* much [Or, many ways, or, oftentimes] hindred from coming to you. 23. But now having no more place in these

parts, bout Words to no profit.-' 2 17.

.: Heb. 5. 1. For every Pet. 1, 13, 15. I think it meet, as high Priest taken from among long as I am in this Tabernacle, Men, is ordained for Men in things to stir you up, by putting you in re- pertaining to God, that he may of membrance. Moreover, I will en. s fer both Gifts and Sacrifices for deavour,' that you may be able af. Sins. ter my decease, to have these 18. Rom. 1. 5. † Rom. 16. things always in remembrance. 26. See on A&ts 6. 7. Pet. 3. 1. This second Epiftle, be- 19.

See on Mar, 16. 17, 18. loved, I now write unto you ; in so and on Acts 19. 11. boch which I ftir up your pure 20. t 2 Cor.10.15,16.Not boasting Minds by way of Remembrance. of things without our Measure, that

$ f Rom. 12. 3. Eph. 3. 8. is, of other MensLabours; but having See on Rom. I. s.

Hope, when your Faith is increaf 16. 4 | Rom. 11. 13. † Gal. 2. 15 ed, thať we shall be enlarged by 7, 8, 9. f 1 Tim. 2.7. | 2 Tim. you according to our Rule abun. See on A&ts 9. 15.

dantly, To preach the Gospel in † Isa. 66. 20. They shall the Regions beyond you, and not bring all your Brethren for an offer. to boast in anut her . Mans Line, of ing unto the Lord, out of all Nati- 20 things made ready to our Hand. ons, upon Horses, and in Chariots,

Ifa. 53. 15. So shall he and in Litters, and upon Mules, sprinkle many Nations, the Kings and u pon swift Beasts, to my boly shall shut their Mouchs at him : Mountain Jerusalem, faith the Lord, for that which had not been told as the Children of Israel bring an 25 them all they see ; and that Ofering in a clean Veffel, into the which they had not heard, * Thall House of the Lord. :7 Phil. 2. 17.

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