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obscure, is to be sought in parts which are more clear and evident. That interpretation of Scriptare is, consequently, to be considered genuine, which is drawn from Scripture itself (according to the 'Analogy of Faith,' as it is called); which agrees with the tenour of Revelation; and which tends to the Glory of God, and the Salvation of Mankind. The meaning of Scripture is to be taken in the plain seuse in which it is declared in the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.
John iv. 24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. Deut. vi. 13. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him. Matt. iv. 10. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Rom. ii. 14, 15. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves : which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile accusing, or else excusing one another. Rom. i. 19, 20. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and godhead: so that they are without excuse. Rom. xii. 1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. .
Ps. xix. 1, 2, 3. The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy-work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth know. ledge. 1 Cor. ii. 14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God : for they are foolishness unto him : neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Rom. xv. 14. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 1 Cor. ii. 9, 10, 11, 12. But, as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit : for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him ? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have re ved, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Ps. cxix. 105. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Rom. i. 17. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Matt. xi. 27. Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Deut. xxix. 29. The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us, and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Heb. i. 1, 2. God, who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son. Isa. lix. 21. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; my Spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever. 1 Thess. ii. 13. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. Gal. i. 11, 12. But I certify you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 2 Pet... i. 21. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved
21.1 by the Holy Ghost. Hosea xii. 10. I have also spokenca by the Prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used. similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets. 2 Tim. iii. 16, 17. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim. iii. 15. And that from a child thou hast known the Holy
criptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Heb. ix. 15. 18. And for this cause he is the Mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first Testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Whereupon neither the first Testament was dedicated without blood. John i. 17. For the law was given by Moses ; but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Deut. xxxiii. Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.. Matt. v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets ; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil
. Acts xiii. 15. And after the reading of the law and the
prophets, the rulers of the synagogue, sent unto them, l saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word I of exhortation for the people, say on.
Acts xxviii, 23. To whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the
law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till - evening. Luke xvi. 16. The law and the prophets were
until John : since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. Rom. iii. 21. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. Mark i. 14, 15. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye, and believe the Gospel. Mark xiii. 10. And the Gospel must first be published among all nations. Ephes. i. 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the
Gospel of your salvation: in whom also, after that ye beTi lieved, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.
Matt. v. 18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Ephes. ii. 211. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone. John v. 39. Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John xvi. 13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. Gal. i. 8, 9. But though we, or an angel from