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John xi. 26. Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die, or shall not die for ever.
xx. 31. These are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Acts xvi. 31. Paul and Silas said to the Jailor, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
xxvi. 18. That they might receive an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
Rom. x. 9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Eph. ii. 8. By grace ye are saved through faith.
2 Thess. ii. 13. God hath chosen us to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.
1 Tim. i. 16. I Paul obtained mercy, that in me Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
vi. 12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.
2 Tim. iii. 15. The scriptures are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
iv. 7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Ver. 8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing.
Heb. iv. 3. We which have believed do enter into rest.
vi. 12. Be ye followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
x. 39. We are not of them that draw back who perdition, but of them who believe to the saving of the soul.
1 Pet. i. 5. We are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
Ver. 9. Receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 John v. 13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye might know that ye have eternal life.
XXXV. Things extraordinary promised to the faith of some primitive Christians. Matt. xxi. 21. If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this that is done to the figtree, but also if ye shall say to this mountain be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, it shall be done. Luke xvii. 26.
Ver. 22. And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Mark xi. 24.
Mark xvi. 17. These signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues.
Ver. 18. They shall take up serpents, and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.
John xiv. 12. He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also.
XXXVI. These promises were fulfilled in the following instances. Acts ii. 4. The disciples of Christ spake with new tongues. iii. 2 to 8, and xiv. 10. They cured the lame.
xvi. 18. They cast out unclean spirits. Ch. v. 16.—vii. 8. xix. 11, 12. They healed the sick. Ch. xxv. 8.
ix. 36, 37, 40. They raised the dead. Ch. xx. 12.
v. 5, 10. Lying hypocrites die at their rebuke.
xxviii. 3, 5. Paul shakes a viper off his hand, and is not hurt by it. xiii. 11, Enemies of the faith are struck with blindness.
ix. 12, 17, 18. They restore sight to the blind.
viii. 15, 17. The Holy Ghost is given at laying on of their hands. v. 12. They do great miracles, signs and wonders. Ch. vi. 8.xv. 12, 2 Cor. xii. 12.
viii. 6. The people gave the more heed to them and embraced the faith. Ch. v. 4. XXXVII. Instances of miracles wrought for persons of eminent faith. Matt. viii. 8, 10, 13. Luke vii. 9. At the Centurion's faith his servant is healed,
ix. 28, 29, 30. Two blind men restored to sight. Mark x. 52.
ix. 20, 25. A dumb spirit is cast out of a child at the faith of the child's father.
v. 36. At the faith of the ruler of the synagogue, his daughter who had been dead is restored to life.
Luke xvii. 19. A leper cleansed.
John v. 50. At a nobleman's faith his son is healed of a fever. xi. 40 to 46. At Martha's faith her brother Lazarus is restored to life.
Acts iii. 16. By the faith of a lame man he is healed by Peter. xiv, 9. A cripple from the womb healed by Paul.
XXXVIII. Other instances of approved faith. In Abraham. Gen. xv. 6. Compared with John viii. 56. Rom. iv. 18, 20. The virgin Mary. Luke i. 45. The woman who washed Christ's feet with tears. Luke vii. 37 to 50. The disciples. John ii. 22. The Samaritans. John iv. 39. The Jews. John viii. 31.-xi. 45. A man born blind. John ix. 35, 38. The chief rulers. John xii. 11, 42. Those given to Christ. John xvii. 8. About five thousand. Acts iv. 4, 32. Many priests. Acts vi. 7. Stephen. Acts vi. 8. The eunuch. Acts viii. 13. They of the circumcision. Acts x. 45. A great number. Acts xi. 21. xiv. 1, 23. Many at Lystra, Greeks and devout women. Acts xvii. 4. Crispus the ruler of the synagogue. Acts xviii. 8. Ver. 27. Many in Achaia. Acts xix. 18. Many thousands of Jews. Acts xxi. 20. Ver. 25. The Gentiles. Some among all nations. Rom. i. 5, 16. &c. &c.
XXXIX. Want of faith reproved. Matt. vi. 30. Jesus said, if God so cloath the grass of the field, will he not much more cloath you, O ye of little faith.
Mark xvi. 14. Jesus upbraided the disciples with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not those who had seen him after he was risen.-Christ upbraided the disciples afraid upon sea, with their want of faith. Matt. viii. 26. Peter upon sea. Matt. xiv. 31. The disciples solicitous about bread. Matt. xvi. 8, 9, 10. The disciples at their not being able to cast out a devil. Matt. xvii. 17, 19, 20.
Matt. xiii. 58. Jesus did not many miracles there because of their unbelief. Mark vi. 5, 6.
XL. Exhortations against unbelief. John xx. 27. Jesus said to Thomas, be not faithless but believing,
Heb. iii. 12. Take heed lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief.
iv. 11. Let us labour to enter into that rest, that remaineth to the people of God, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
XLI. Threatnings against unbelief. Unbelief towards God; threats. Numb. xiv. 11. The Lord said, how long shall this people provoke me? How long shall it be ere they believe me, for all the signs I have shewed among them?
Ver. 12. I will scatter them with the pestilence and disinherit them. Ver. 37, 38. Heb. iii. 17, 18.-iv. 6. Jude ver. 5.
xx. 12. The Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Deut. i. 32. Moses said, ye did not believe the Lord your God. Ver. 34. And the Lord was wroth and sware saying,
Ver. 35. Surely there shall not one of these men, of this evil generation, see that good land which I sware to give unto their fathers. Heb. iii. 19.—iv. 6.
2 Kings xvii. 14, 18, 20. Because they did not believe, the Lord rejected the seed of Israel.
Isa. vii. 9. If ye will not believe, ye shall not be established.
liii. 9. Who hath believed our report. See Ps. lxxviii. 21, 22, 32, 33. -cvi. 24, 26, 29.
XLII. Unbelief toward Christ; threats. Matt. xxi. 31. Jesus said, verily I say unto you, the publicans and harlots enter into the kingdom of heaven before you.
Ver. 32. For ye believed not John Baptist, but the publicans and harlots believed him.
Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth not shall be damned.
Luke xii. 46. The Lord of the wicked servant will appoint him his portion with unbelievers.
John iii. 18. He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Ver. 36. He that believeth not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him. 1 John v. 10.
viii. 24. If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Ver. 48. He that rejecteth me and receiveth not my words, hath
one that judgeth him, the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Rom. ix. 31. Israel hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Ver. 32. Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.
xi. 20. Because of unbelief the Jews were broken off.
xiv. 23. He that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith, for whatsoever is not of faith, is sin.
2 Thess. ii. 10. They received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Ver. 11. For this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they might believe a lie.
Ver. 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1 Tim. v. 8. If any provide not for his own, he hath denied the faith. 1 Tim. v. 11. They have begun to wax wanton against Christ. Ver. 12. Having damnation because they have cast off their first faith.
Tit. i. 15. To them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Heb. iv. 2. Unto us was the gospel preached as well as unto them, but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Heb. x. 38. The just shall live by faith, but if any man draw back my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Ver. 39. We are not of them that draw back to perdition, but of them who believe to the saving of the soul.
xi. 31. By faith Rahab perished not with them that believed not. 1 John ii. 23. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.
Rev. xxi. 8. The fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. See Isa. lxvi. 24.
XLIII. The following causes of unbelief are assigned in scripture by Christ, and his apostles. Luke viii. 12. The devil taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
John v. 44. How can ye believe which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Ver. 46. Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me.
Ver. 47. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? 2 Cor. iii. 14, 15.
John viii. 45. Because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. x. 26. Ye believe me not because ye are not of my sheep.
2 Cor. iv. 4. Because the God of this world hath blinded their minds. 1 Tim. iv. 4. Giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
vi. 10. The love of money. Ver. 20, 21. Professing science, falsely so called. Hence is applied to unbelievers the prophecy of Isa. vi. 9. Compared with John xii. 40, 41. Acts xxviii. 26, 27.
LOOKING TO GOD.
XLIV. Look to God. Ps. xxxiv. 5. They looked unto God and were lightened. Ps. v. 3.-cxxiii. 2.
Isa. xvii. 7. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. Ch. viii. 17.
xlv. 22. Look unto me and be ye saved all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.
Mic. vii. 7. I will look unto the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation, my God will hear me. See Isa. xxxiii. 14.
XLV. Remembering God. Neh. iv. 14. Remember the Lord which is great and terrible. Ps. xx. 7.
Job xxi. 6. When I remember him I am afraid.
Ps. xlii. 6. My God, my soul is cast down in me, therefore will I remember thee. Ps. xx. 7.-lxxvii. 10.
lxiii. 5. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
Ver. 6. When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Eccl. xii. 1. Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
Isa. xxvi. 9. The desire of our soul is to thee, and to the remembrance of thy name.
Jonah ii. 7. When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came unto thee, even unto thine holy temple. See Zech. x. 9.
Not remembering God. Isa. lvii. 11. Of whom hast thou been afraid that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me? nor laid it to thy heart? Ch. li. 12, 13. Judg. viii. 34. Ps. lxxviii. 42.
XLVI. Forgetting God. Ps. cvi. 21. Israel forgat God their Saviour which had done great things in Egypt for them.
Jer. ii. 32. My people have forgotten me days without number. Ch. xiii. 25.-xviii. 5.
iii. 21. They have perverted their way, and have forgotten the Lord their God.
Ezek. xxii. 12. Thou hast gained of thy neighbour by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord. Ver. 14. Jer. xxiv. 27.
XLVII. Threatenings against those that forget God. Deut. xxxii. 18. Of the rock'that begat thee, thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them. See to ver. 26.
Ver. 8. Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, &c.
1 Sam. xii. 9. They forgat the Lord their God, and he sold them into the hand of their enemies.
Ps. ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Job viii. 11, 12, 13.