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. CHA P. III T HIS is a true saying, if a man defire the

1 office of a b bishop, he desireth a good s work. 22 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, * of good behaviour [Or, modeft], given to hospitality, fapt to teach; 3: % * Not given to wine, h no striker [Or, not ready to quarrel and offer prone as one in mine], i 110$ greedy of filthy lucre, but patient k not a brawler, not covetous ; 4. One that ruleth wel his own house, having his children in subje&tion with all gravity ; 5..(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6. Not * a novice, [Or, one newly come to the faith] left being lifted up with pride, * he fall into the condem

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► Acts 20. 28. Take heed 3. 6Tit. 1.7.-Nor foon antherefore unto your selves, and to gry, not given to Wine, no {triker all the Flock over which the holy: not given to filthy Lucre. Lev Ghoft hath made you Overseers. - 510. 9. Do not drink Wine por

c. Eph. 4. 12. For the Perfect strong Drink, thou, nor thy Son ing of the Saints, for the Work of: with thee, when ye go into the the Ministry, for the Edifying of the Tabernacle of the Congregation Body of Christ.

leit ye. die. , , 2.2.4 Tit. 1, 6,&c. If any be 10 h :: 2 Tim. 2. 24. The Words un blameless, the Husband of one der Ver. 2. ... Wife. For a Bishop must be blame iti Per. 5.2. Feed the Floc lefs as the Steward of God; not, of God which is among you, no

for filthy Lucre, but of a ready e Tim. 5. 9. A Widow15 Mind. Ver. S. having been the Wife of one Man. kt 2 Tim. 2. 24. The Words to • ft 2 Tim. 2.24. The Servant of der Ver. 2.". the Lord must not strive; but be 14. 1 ;. Tit. 1. 6. -Havin gentle unto all Men, apt to teach, faithful Children, not accused of R7 pacient. Tit. 1. 9. Holding fastor, or unruly. the faithful Word, as he hath been" 6. m.: Ifa. 14. 12. 13. How taught, that he may be able by thou fallen from Heaven, O Lua Sound Doctrine hoth to exhürt and to ..

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man, or the Female Sex, should not look upon themselves to be less i the Favour of God, or less capable of Salvation ; for'as Woman was th unhappy Occasion of the Fall, fo Woman, by the divine Appoint ment, was the happy Means of the Recovery of fallen Man ; for that ch. Redeemer of the World, who is emphatically styled the Seed of the man, should be born of a Woman without the Concurrence of Man, an By this her child-bearing, that is, by Christ thus born of her, Wome fhould be laved on the lame Conditions Men'are, if they continue Faith, and Charity, and Holiness, with Sobriety. See Dr. Wells's Pa raphrase and Nore on the . Place..

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16.07 1 Joh. 1.2. See on Joh. of the Same Body, and partakers 1. 14. ..

his Promise in Christ by the Go . c† Rom. 1.4. Declared to be the spel. Col. 1. 27. To whom Son of God with Power, according God would make known what i to the Spirit of Holiness, by the Reo s the Riches of the. Glory of chis furrection from the Dead. t 1 Pet. Mystery among the Gentiles.3. 18. -Being put to Death in fi: Col. 1. 23. If ye continue the Flesh,' but quickned by the in the Faith grounded and settled Spirit.

and be not moved away from the dMat. 28. 2. The ''Angel of 10 Hope of the Gospel which ye have the Lord defcended from Heaven, heard, and which was preached and came and rolled back the Stone every Creature under Heaven from the Door, and sat upon it. $ + Acts 1. 9. See on Luk + Mar. 16. 5. Entring into the Se 24. 51. pulchre, they saw a young Man fit-15 " C H A P. IV. ting on the right Side, clothed in a J. & † 2 Tim. 3. I. t 2 Pet long white Garment. Luk. 2., 13. 3. 3. f 1 Joh. 2. 18. † Jude ver Suddenly there was with the Angel 18. See on 2 Thef. 2. 3.' '. a Multitude of the beavenly Host .b. 1 Pet. 1. 20. · See on Mar praising God. + Luk. 24. 4. -Bemon1. 15. hold, two Men stood by them in this", 6: Rev. 16. 14. They are the ning Garments. + Joh. 20.12. (Ma. Spirits of Devils working Mina ry) feeth two Angels in white. fit- cles.ting, one at the Head, and the other .. : Dan. II. 35, 37, 38. Some at the Feet, where the Body of Je-25 of them of Understanding shall fall fus had lain.. + Eph. 3. 19. Toto try them, and to purge, and to the intent that now unto the Prin make them white, even to the cipalities and Powers in heavenly Time of the End: because it i Places, might be known by the yet for a Time appointed. Ne Church the manifold Wisdom of 30 ther shall he regard the God of his God. fi i Pet. ii 12. -Which Fachers, nor regard any God things the Angels desire to look for he shall magnifie himself above into.

all. But in his Eftate fall he ho. e.f Eph. 3. 5, 6. Which in o nour the God of Forces: anda ther Ages was not made known 35 God whom his Father knew not unto the Sons of Men, as it is now shall he honour wità Gold, and revealed unto his holy Apostles and Silver, and with precious Stones, Prophets by the Spirit ; That the and pleasant things. : Rev. 9. 201 Gentiles Thould be Fellow.heirs, and See on i Cor. 10. 20. .

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9. - This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all accepta tion. 10. For therefore we both labour, and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, a who is the Sa Tiour of all men, specially of those that believe. 11. These things command and teach. 12. • Let no man despise thy youth, but ċ be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in fpirit, in faith, in purity. 13. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doétrine. 14. Negle&t not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the flay. ing on of the hands of the Presbytery.15. Meditate upon thele things, give thy self wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear * to all (Or, in all things. 16. * Take heed unto thy felf, and unto thy doctrine ; cón


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beit; but Time and Obfervation often convince us, that they rob used our Peace, and prove a Temptation too strong for us. Whether thereföre Riches or Poverty, Prosperity or Adversity are best, is known on ly to God, who' is never wanting to them who love him, and who makes all things work together for their good. If therefore Prosperity is beft, they may reft facished, that God, in his wife and good Providence, will in due time make them prosperous ; if Adversity and Poverty, they have the greatest Reafon, to be contented and thankful, knowing that God would berter their Condition, and deliver them out of their Straits and Difficulties, were it upon the whole best for them. The Promifs there fore, as it respects this Life, is only conditional,

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