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(1) The Church of Rome cannot free themselves from the Charge of Idolatry, because it is here faid; that an Idol is nothing; nor bea caufe their images are real, and represent something real; for several of the Idols among the Heathens represented real Beings, as the Sun, Moon, and other Creatures. The Meaning of this Maxim is, that an Idol has no Virtue or Power, nothing that it is ofteemed to have by them that Worship it. This the Apostle proves, because there is no Ged but one.
I do this thing willingly, I have a reward : but it against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 18. What is my reward then? verily that when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that l'abuse not my power in the gospel. 19. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made my self a servant unto all, that I might e gain the more. 20. And f unto the the Jews, I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law; that I might gain them that are under the law. 21. 6 To them that are
without law, as without law; i (being not without law to God, but' under the law to Christ), that I might gain them that are without law. 22. To the k weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means " fave some. 23. And this I do for the gospels sake, that I might be partaker thereof with yo'. 24. Know ye not that they which n run in a race, l'un all, but one receiveth the prize ? to run that ye may ń ota
tain: :17. See on i Cor. 4.1. is called being free, is Christ's :19. d.; Gal. s. 13. --By love Servant. erve one another.
an. 22. kt Rom.15.1. t 1 Cor.19.33,1. Mat. 18.15. t 1 Pet. 3. 1. † 2. Cor.11.29. See on Rom. 14. 1. See on Rom. 11.14.
517 i Cor. 7. 16. See on Rom. 20. f | A&ts 16. 3. Him would. 11. 14. . Paul have to go forth with him; " 24. m Gal. 2. . -Bur privately ind took and circumcised him ben to them which were of Reputation, Huse of the Jéros which were in left by any means I should run, or hole Quarters. 't Acts 18. 18.10 had run in vain. Gal. 4.11. I am Paulf having fhorn his Head in afraid of you, left I have bestowed Lenchrea : for he had a tow. + A&s labour in vain. Gal. $.7. Ye did, 1.23; &c. Do therefore this that run well, who did hinder you, that we say to thee: we have four ye should not obey the Truthi. Men which have a vow on them ;15 Phil. 2. 16. -That may rejoice ném take and purifie thy self with in the Day of Christ, that I have them, &c.
not run in vain, nor laboured in 21.8+ Gal. 2. 3. Neither Titus, vain. Thef. 3.5: - I sent to Wito was with me, being a Greek, know your Faith, left by fome was compelled to be circumcised. 20 means the Tempter have tempted !" Rom. 2. '13, 14. As many as you, and our labour be in vain. lave finned without Law, fhall also †Heb. 12. I, -Ler us run with perith without Law: and as many Paciencé the Rate that is set beIs have sinned in the Law, shall be fore us. lodged by the Law. For when 2 n Mat. 10. 22. -He that enduthie Gentiles which have not the Law, 'reth to the End Hall be saved. do by Nature the things contain: € Phil. 3. 13, 14. Forgetting a in the Law, these having nor the those things which are behind, and Law, are à Law UfTo themselves. reaching forth unto those things Ita Cor, 9.22. - Also he chat zo