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Principles.

2. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat : for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

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and could hardly bring you to a right Apprehension of that. Nay, I perceive you are not yet brought to it.

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3 & 4. For had you made any considerable Progress in the Christian Religion, and were not still wedded to your old human Notions; how could there be such Differences and Contentions, such ranking into Leaders and Parties, as I find among you ?

and another, I am of Apollos, are ye not carnal?

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Degrees of Diligence and Fidelity wherewith every one discharges his Ministry.

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manship, let who will of us have the Hand in cultivating and building you up in his Faith.

1o. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

and built upon my Foundation.

Io. It was I that first instrušted you in this Religion, and according to the Tenour of my Office, and the spiritual Knowledge and Powers bestowed on me, I did sincerely, and like a true Architect, lay the Foundation of your Christian Faith, in this plain and solid Truth of a crucified Redeemer. Others came after me But let them have a

Care what Dočtrines they build on it; and take you

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Heed how you magnify and extol them above me your A. D. 57. first and principal Teacher.

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14. Whoever teaches what is good and wholsome, and will stand the Test, he shall receive a Reward proportionable to his Diligence and Sincerity.

15. But whoever broaches and propagates any false and dangerous Dočtrines, they will prove then like a House of Straw that cannot stand the Fire, but is immediately burnt and consumed by

it. Only if the Man preached them through mere Ig

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great Hazard and Difficulty.
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