Susan Warner.

The law and the testimony online

. (page 93 of 100)
Online LibrarySusan WarnerThe law and the testimony → online text (page 93 of 100)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

thereunto called, that ye should iidierit a blessing. For he that
will love life, and see good days, let l)im refrain l)iG touguefrom
euil, anb l)is lips tl)at tlien speak no guile : let l)ini escl)eu)
Cinl, anb ho goob : let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the
eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto
their prayei's : but the face of the Loi'd is against them that do evil.

1 Peter,
i. 13-16.

1 Peter,
ii. 1-5, 9-12.

1 Peter,
ii. 21, 22.

1 Peter,
iii. 8-16.



1 Peter,
iv. 1-7.

2 Peter,
i. 2-11.

2 Peter,
iii. 11-14.

And who is he that will liai-in you, if ye be followers of that which
is good ? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are
ye; and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but
sanctify the Lord God in your hearts : and be ready alwavs to give
an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that
is in you, with meekness and fear. t^.Tiliiig a goob COUSCicucC;
that, v^hereas they speak evil of you, as of evil-doers, they may be
ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm
yourselves likewise with the same mind : for he that hath suffered

in the flesh |)atl) cciiscii from Gin ; tljiU lie no longa- GJjonlb line
tl)e rest of l)is time in ll)e flesl) to tl)c lusts of men, but to
tl)e roill of CJ5ob. For the time past of our life may sutfice us to
have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lascivi-
ousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, baiiquetings, and abomina-
ble idolatries: wherein they think it strange that ye run not with
them to the same excess of I'iot, speaking evil of you : who shall give
account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For,
for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live
according to God in the spirit. 13ut the end of all things is at
hand : be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you tlirough the knowledge
of God, and of Jesus our Lord. According as his divine power hath
given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through
the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises ;
tljiU bn tl)ese ne miglit be p.irt ikers of tl)e biuine nature, liiui-
ing escapeb tl)e corruption tl)iU is in tl)e raorlb tbrougl) lust.

And besidiis this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue ;
and to virtue, knowledge ; and to knowledge, temperance ; and to
teinperance, patience ; and to patience, godliness ; and to godliness,
brotherly kindness ; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these
things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither
be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off,
and hath forgotten that he was i)urged from his old sins. Where-
fore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and
election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so
an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the ever-
lasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Seeing that all these things shall be dissolved. U)l)iU manner
of persons ougijt nc to be in all I)oln conncrsation anii gob-

lincss, li'.ikiiio- tor and hastini>: unto the coiiiiiiL'" of llu! day of (iod,

I'll ^ •

wherein tiie heavens being on tire shall be dissolved, and the ele-
ments shall melt witli fervent heat ? Nevertheless we, according to
liis j)roiJiise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwell-




eth i-igliteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing tliat ye look for
such thiiios, ]jc biligcnt tl)at nc man be foiuxb of I)im in peace,
tuitljoiu spot, anh blameless.

This is the message which we have heard of him, and declare
unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. Jf

toe snji that lue Ijaue fellotDsl)ip roiti) l)im, anb roUk in bark-
iiess, me lie, anii bo not tlje trnti) : hut if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light, we have fellowship one witli another, and the
blood of Jesus Clirist his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

My little children, these things write I unto you, t!)at gC silt


Hereby we do know that we know hiin.if ujc Uccp l]iG COm-

manbments. tje tijat saiti) 3 knou) l)im, anb keepcti) not
l)is commanbments, is a liar, anb tije tvntli is not in l)im.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God per-
fected : hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he
abideth in him, ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an
old commandment which ye had from the beginning : the old com-
mandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true
in him and in you : because the darkness is past, and the true light

now shineth. ^e tl)at saitI) l)e is in tl)e ligljt, mib l)atetl) l)is
brotl)er, is in barkness even pntil nom. He that loveth his

brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stum-
bling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and
walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that
darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
Jf ann man lone tl)c toorlb, tl)e lone of tl)e father is not in

l)im. For all that is in the woiM, the lust of the lle;-h, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of
the world. And the woild passeth away, and the lust thereof:
but he tljat boeti) tl)C U)iU of ©ob abideth forever.

We know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him ;
for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope
in him purilietl) l)imseif, even as he is pure.


Whosoever abideth in him sinncti) not: tDljosoeucr sinnetl)
l)atl) not seen l)im, neither knoran hi'n. Little children, let no

man deceive you : he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even
as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil ; for the
devil sinneth from the beginning.

Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have
need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how
dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not

1 John,
i. 5-7.

1 John. ii. 1.

1 John,
ii. 3-U.

1 John,
ii. lo-17.

1 Jolm,
iii. 2, 3.

1 John,
iii. ii-8.

1 Jolin,
iii. 17 - 'l.



1 John,
V. 2, 3.

2 John, V. 6.

Jude, 22, 23.

Rev. ii. 1-5.

Rev. iii. 1-4.

iii. 14-lU.

love in word, neitlier in tongue, but in deed and in truth, ^nh

Inn-cbn vac knoro tIjtU u)c nre of tl)e trutl), anh sl)nU assure

our l)ClU"tS before l)im. For if our heart condemn us, (tod is
greater llian our heart, and knowetli all things. Beloved, if our
heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we
love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of
God, tl)at UJC keep Ijis COmmaubmeUtS; and his commandments

are not grievous.

I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new command-
ment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that
we love one another. And this is love, tl)at V3C tOrtlk oftcr l)is
COintnuubineiUS. This is the commandment, That, as ye have
heaixl from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Of some have compassion, making a difference : and others
save with fear, pulling them out of the lire ; Ijatiug CUCU tl)C gar-
ment spottcb bn the flesi).

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write : These things
saith lie that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walk-
eth in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks ; I know thy
works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not
bear them which are evil ; and thou hast tried them which say
they are apostles, and are not ; and hast found them bars : and
hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast labour-
ed, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless, I have somewhat against
thee, because tl)OU Ijast left tl)Il first louc. Remember there-
fore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, a\\b bo ll)e first
UJOrks ; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove
thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write : These
things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven
stars ; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest,
and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which re-
main, that are ready to die: for i l)a0C llOt fouui tl)n tDOrks
perfect before (*3ob. Remember therefore how thou hast re-
ceived and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou
shalt not watch, 1 will come on thee as a thief, and thou sbalt not
know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names
even in Sardis xo\)\c\) i)dvc Hot befileb tl)eir garments; and
they shall walk with me in white : for they are worthy.

And unto the angel of the eliurch of the Laodiceans write :
Those things saith the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the
beginning of the creation of God ; I know thy works, that thou
art iHiitlii-r cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then,

because tl)ou art lukeuiarm, anb ueitljer colb nor l)ot, 5 ujill
spue tljce out of mn moull).



Behold, I corneas a thief. Blessed is he tijat tDatcl)Ctl), ttixb
kecpctl) l)is igarmcut0, lest he walk naked, and they see his

I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great
power ; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried
mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen,
is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of
every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the «Tath of her fornica-
tion, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with
her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the
abimdance of her delicacies. And I hoard another voice from

heaven, saying, Comc out ot' l)cr, mti pcoplc, ll)at gc be not
partakers of Ijer sins, anb tl)at jie receiue not of l]er plagues.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment
was ofiven unto them : and I saw the souls of them that were be-
headed for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, axib

«)l)icl) \)ah not toorsliippeb ll)C beast, neitlier l)is image,
neitljer \yab receiucb l)is mark upon tl)eir foreljeabs, or 'in
tl)eir l)anbs ; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand

Blessed are they tl)at tlO \]\B COmmanbmcntS, that they may
have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates
into the city.

Rev. xvi. 15.

xviii. 1-4.

Rev. XX. 4.

xxii. 14.


€^t HBBiurntinn.

xiv. 10-15.

XIX. 23-27.

Ps. xvi. 8-10.

xvii. 13-15.

xlix. 11, 1.^

Is. xxvi. 10.

Man dietli, and wasteth away : yea, man giveth up the ghost,
and where is he ? As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood
decaveth and drieth up: so man lieth down, and riseth not: till

the iieniicns be no more, tljci) sl)aU not luisakc, nor be raiscb

out of tl)cir sleep. O tliat thou wouldest liide me in the grave,
that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that
thou wouldest appoint me a set time and remember me !

M a man bie, sljall 1)C lioc again? all the days of my ap-
pointed time will I wait, till my change come.

that my words were now written ! O that they were printed
in a book ! That tliey were graven with an iron pen and lead in
the I'ock forever ! For I know that my Redeemei- liveth, and that
he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth : and though after
my skin worms destroy this body, net in mij flcsl) sljall 5 see

©ob : roljom J sliall see for mnself: anb mine ejics sl):iU
beljolb, iMxh not unotljer ; though my reins be consumed within me.

1 have set tlie Lord always before me : because he is at my
right hand, I shall not be moved. 'J'liercfore my heart is ghid, and
my glory rejoiceth : mn flcsl) also sliall rcst in l)ope. i*or tl)OU
toilt not Icane mn soul in l)eU; utitljer U)iUtl)ou suffer tijinc
i^oix) CDne to see corruption.

Deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword : from
men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which
have their portion in tliis life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy
hid treasure : they are full of children, and leave the rest of their
substance to their babes.

As for mp, T will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, rol)en 3 aU3ake, with thy likeness.

Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on
them; and th<! upright shall liavtMloniinion over them in the morn-
ing; and their beautv shall consume in the grave from their dwell-
ing. Uut (^ob will rebeem mn soul from lljc jjoracr of tl)c
gratjc : for lie shall receioe me7 Selah.

Thy dead men shall live, togctl)cr roitli mn beab bobn shall

tl)Cn arise. Awake and sing, ye that dw^ll in dii^t : f..i- thv (lew-
is as the dew of liorbs, i\nh tl)c earti) sljall cast out tlje



And <it that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince
wliich staiideth for tiie children of thy people: and there sliall be
a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even
to that same time: and at that time thv people shall be delivered,
every one that shall be found \vritt«Mi in the book, '^tib maun of

tl)cm tl)at sleep in tl)C bust of tl)c eartl) sl)all nvoaUe, some to

everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

I will ransom them from tl)e ^joiuer of tl)C Qvauc ; I will
redeem them from death : O death, 1 will be thy plagues, O grave,
I will be thy destruction : repentance shall be hid f[\>m mine eyes.

Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, What sign
shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things i .Jesus
answered and said unto them, ?Dcstron tijis temple, Uub in tl)rec
bans 3 toill raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six
years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three
days? Sut l)e Spuke of tl)e temple of l)is bobn. When there-
fore he was risen from tlie dead, his discij»les remembered that he
had said this unto them : and they believed the scripture, and the
word which Jesus had said.

The Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that
himself doeth : and he will show him greater works than these,
that ye may marvel. For as the Father raisctl) up tl)e bcilb, lUlb
quickenetl) tl)em ; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is

coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son
of God : and they that hear, shall live. For as the Father hath
life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in him-
self; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, be-
cause he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this : for tl)e IjOUr is

coming, in tl)': uil)icli all tl)at are in tl)e granes sl)all l)car t)is

UOice, iiUb sljall tome forll) ; they that have done good, unto the
resuriection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resur-
rection of damnation.

Fear not them whicli kill the body but are not able to kill
the soul : but lather fear him which is able to destroy both soul

anb bobn in hell.

I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the
will of him that sent me. And this vs the Father's will which
hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose

nothing, but sljoulb raise it up again at tl)e last iia'Q.

Then Jesus said unto them. Verily, verily, I say unto you, ex-
cept ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye
have no life in you. Whoso eateth mv flesh, and drinketh my

blood, hath eternal life ; anb 3 mill taisc l)im up at tlje last

xii. 1, a.

xiii. 14.

ii. lS-2i.

John, V.
20, ai, 25-29.

Matt. X. 28.

vi. 38, 39.

\i. 53, 54.




viii. 31.

ix.9, 10.

ix. 30, 31.

X. 17, 18.

xi. 18-^6.

I. like,
xiv. 1^-14.

xxii. '.a-3-J.

And lie began to teach them, that the Son of man must suf-
fer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief
priests, and scribes, and be killed, a\\b nftcr tl)rce bans rise
aigoilt. And he spake that saying openly.

And as they came down from the mountain, he charged thorn
that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till tlje
Sou of man tocrc risen from tl)c licah. And they kept that

saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the
risinof from the dead should mean.

And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee ; and
he would not that any man should know it. For he taught his
disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the
hands of men, and thev shall kill him ; and after that he is killed,
[)c sl]all rise tl)e tljirb biw.

But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to
ask him.

Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my
life, tl)at 3 migl)t take it again. iS^o man taketh it from me,
but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, anb 3
[)avc poracr to take it again. This commandment have I re-
ceived of my Father.

(Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen fur-
longs off':) and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to
comfurt them concerning their brother. Then Martha, as soon as
she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him : but Mary sat
still in the house. Then said Mailha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou
hadst been here, my brother had not died. But T know that even
now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith
unto him, 3 knoro tl)at l)c sl}aU rise again in the resurrection
at tl)e last han. Jesus said unto lier,~JI am tl]c resurrection
anb tl)e life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet
shall he live : and whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall
never die. Believest thou this ?

When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends,
nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours;
lest they also bid thee again and a recompense be made thee. But
when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame,
the blind ; and thou shalt be blessed : for they cannot recompense
thoe: for thou shalt be recompensed at tl)e resurrection of tljc

Tlie same day came to him tlie Sadducees, which say that
there is no resurrection, and asked him, saying. Master, Moses
said. If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his
wife, and raisf; up seed unto his brother.

Now there were with us seven brethren : and the first, when



holy angeJs

he had married a wife, deceased ; and having no issue, left his
wife unto his brother. Likewise the second also, and the third,
unto the seventli. And last of all the woman died also. There-
fore in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven ? for
they all had her.

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing
the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they
neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of
God in heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the dead,
have ye not read that Avhich was spoken unto you by God, saying,
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of

Jacob? ^o5 is not tl)c ©ob of tijc licah, but of tl)c lioing.

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the
with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his

glory : anh before Ijim sl)all be gatl)creb all nations : and

he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth
his sheep from the goats.

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the
mount of Olives. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be of-
fended because of me this night : for it is written, I will smite the
Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
But after 3 am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

The high priest asked him, and said unto him. Art thou the
Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? And Jesus said, I am : anb ne
sl)all see tl)e Son of man sitting on the right hand of power,
and coming in the clouds of heaven,

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up
the ghost. And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in twain
from the top to the bottom : and the earth did quake, and the
rocks rent ; and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the
saints which slept, arose, and came out of the graves after his re-
surrection, and went into the holy cit}', and appeared unto many.

Now when the centurion, and they that wei^e with him,
watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were
done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
And many women were there beholding afar oft" which followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him : among which was Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the
mother of Zebedee's children.

When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arima-
thea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple : he went
to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded
the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he
wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb,
which he had hewn out in the rock ; and he rolled a great stone
to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary

XXV. 31, 3i

xxvi. 30-3^.

xiv. (31, Gi.

xxvii. 50-(it!,
xxviii. 1-16.




Magdalene, and the otlier Mary, sitting over against the sejnil-

Now the next dav tliat fallowed the day of the preparation,
the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilaie, saving,
Sir, we remember that tliat deceiver said, while he was yet alive,
After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the
sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come
by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen
from the dead : so the last error shall be worse tlnin the first.
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch : go your way, make it as
sure as ye can. So they went and made the sepulchre sure, seal-
ing the stone, and setting a watch.

In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, came Marv Magdalene and the other Mary
to see the sepulchre. And behold, there was a great earthqu d<p :
for the angel of the Lord descended from lieaven, and came and
rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His count >-
nance was like liijfhtnino;, and his raiment white as snow: aini for
fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead mt-n.

And the angel answered and said unto the women. Fear not
ve : for 1 know that ve seek Jesus, which was crucified, i^j ig
not l]CVC: for I]: is risen, na lie Silib. Come, see the i)!ace
where the Lortl lay. And go quicklv, and tell his di-^cipies that he
is risen from the dead ; and, behold, he goeth before you into
<xalilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they
departed quickly fiom the sepulchre, with fear and great joy ; and
did run to bi-ing his disciples word.

And as tliev went to tell his disciples, behold. Jesus met them,
saying. All hail. And they came, and held him by the feet, and
worshipped him. Then .said Jesus nntothem. We not afraid : go tell
my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

Now when they were going, behold, .some of the watch came
into the city, and shewed nnto the chief pri«sis all the thing's that
were done. And when they were assembled wiih the elders, and
had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldier.s, sav-
ing, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and .stole him away while
we sl^'pt. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will per-
suade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as
they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among

Online LibrarySusan WarnerThe law and the testimony → online text (page 93 of 100)