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(Page 176.) ADMISSION INTO THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, BY BAPTISM,
NECESSARY TO SALVATION.
John iii. 5. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man
be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
John v. 40.
ABIDING IN CHRI
THE ONLY MEANS OF
John xv. 7. If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask
what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
(Page 220.) BEARING MUCH FRUIT, THE CHARACTERISTIC OF CHRIST'S
John xv. 8. Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit;
so shall ye be My Disciples.
1 Corinthians ix. 27. But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection ; lest
that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away.
THE DUTIES AND ADVANTAGES OF CHRISTIANS, IN THIRTEEN
2 Corinthians xii. 9. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee ; for
My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
(Page 271.) FAITH THE GOVERNING PRINCIPLE OF A CHRISTIAN LIFE.
2 Corinthians v. 7.
(Page 292.) FAITH IN GOD AND CHRIST A SOVEREIGN REMEDY AGAINST
John xiv. 1. Let not your heart be troubled : ye believe in God, believe
also in Me.
1 Peter i. 8. Whom having not seen, ye love ; in whom, though now ye see
Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
2 Corinthians i. 20. For all the promises of God in Him are Yea, and in Him
Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
2 Corinthians i. 20. In Him are Yea, and in Him Amen, unto the Glory of God
Psalm lxxii. 25.
earth that I desire besides Thee.
(Page 368.) THE PRESENT SECURITY AND FUTURE HAPPINESS OF THE
Luke xii. 32. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure
to give you the Kingdom.
Ephesians ii. 19.
Fellow-citizens with the Saints, and of the household of God.
Philippians iii. 14.
God in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians ii. 10.
good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
STEADFASTNESS TO THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH
1 Corinthians xv. 58. Therefore, my beloved Brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
THE UNITY OF CHRIST WITH GOD THE FATHER.
John x. 30.
I and the Father are one.
ALTHOUGH God was pleased at first to imprint upon our minds as deep and clear a sense of Himself as earthly creatures are capable of; yet now, by our fall, it is so defaced, that there is little of it to be seen, so little, that few take any notice at all of it, but most men live as without God in the world; and all would have done so, but that He hath been graciously pleased to reveal and make known Himself to us in His Holy Word, by using such names, titles, and expressions of Himself, whereby we are not only put in mind of Him, but directed how to think, and what to believe concerning Him: and whatsoever He hath thus said of Himself, as we have all the reason that can be to believe it; so unless we do so, we can never recover a right and true sense of God, because not such a one as is agreeable to the revelations which He hath made of Himself to us.
Among which we find, that to make Himself known as plain as words could do it to our capacities, all along in the Old Testament He calls Himself by two names especially, using sometimes the one, sometimes the other by itself, and sometimes both together, and they are 77107 and Dribg The first, “Jehovah, signifies Essence or Being in general, or as the Greeks call it ad öv, which can be but one, and therefore that name is always of the singular number: the other name, · Elohim, is of the plural number, and yet nevertheless it is all along joined with verbs and adjectives of the singular, as if itself were so; which plainly shews,