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Ch. t. Salvation by Chri, l Is Peter. prophfedofold: Ch. It fignifie, when it tellified beforehand the fufferings of Chrift, and the glory that Mould follow. to, t t. Of this great S:Ivatiou and Kingdom òf Chrift Incarnate, which is dated from his Refurre`3ion, apd perfe led at his next coming,. many Prophets foretold in their manner and de- gree ; and they enquir'd and diligently fearch'd more explicitely to have known it, and the time when ,it Ihould be, when the Spirit iq them foretold that the Meffah mug Miter, and in general, that glorious things Ihould fol- Iow. 12. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themfelves, but unto us they did minifter the things which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gofpel unto you, with the holy Ghoft fent down from heaven, which things the angels defire to look into. 12. And it was revealed to them, that it was not to come to pafs in their days, and that it was not they, but we that fhould fee the Mefliah and his fpecialKingdom, and thethings Which ftoce his Refurrettion are now preached to you by us his Minigers, with the Seal of the Holy Spirit lent down in a fpeciaóabundance from Heaven to be the Withers ofChrift, and the Sanótifier of Souls; a Myffery fö great,and of fo excellent importance, that the Angels think it worthy their fearcli. 13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be lober, and hope to the end, for the gracethat istobe brought unto you at the tevelation of Jefus Chrift. 13. Wherefore; as Runners gird theirClothes to them, that they trouble them not, do you fortifie your minds with holy Relolution, and foberly watch and keep up your Hope until the end, for that glorious Ple& of Redempti- on and Grace, which you flail fee and enjoy at the day of Chritt's glorious appearing, which will anfwer all your Hopes. 14. As obedient children , not fafliioning your felves according to the former lufts,in your, ignorance. 14. And as obedient. ChildrenofGod, to whom you are reconciled, no more living as you did in the timeofyourignorance, in ficfh- Ty lutta and worldlyvice. i 5. tut as he wh.c`''i lath called you is holy, fo be ye holy in all manner of converfation t 1G' Fecaaie, it is Britten, re ye holy; for r a or 1 rdv; 13; tb. And as Children nmlt be like their Father, andthey Inuit pleafe_God who will be fived by him;. therefore, as he that bath cail'd you is a holy God and Saviour, be ye a holy People, for fo God requireth, Be ye hcly, for I um holy. a7. And if ye call on the Father, who without refpeft of perfons judg- eth according to every mans work, pafs the time ofyour fojourning here in fear : 17. And if you call God your Father, and call on hint; who without rcfpefr of Perfons, fob any worldly difference, íudgeth all men according to their works, let the thoughts of his Holinefs and future Judgment caufeyou to pafs the time that you as Sojourners watt for Chrif's coming, in holy, eautelous, obedient fear. 18. Forafmuch as ye knów that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as filver and gold, from your vain converfationreceived by tradition from your fathers; 19. But with the precious blood of Cllrift, as ofa Lamb without blemith and without fpót.. i8, Ip. For the precioufnefs of the ¡rice which redeemd us, tell us the great worth of our Salvation from fin and milery, which was got with filver and gold, or any corruptible price, but it was with the precious Blood of Chrift, the fpotlefs LambofGod, that yewere redeemd from the. vain Ceremonies and Tra- ditións which you were bred up in, and front your finful converfation. 2ó. Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world; but was manifeftin thefe loft times for you ; 21. vv no' him do believe in God that railed himup fromthe dead, and gave him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God. so, ut. Whom God had fore-ordained to this bleffed Office before the foundation of the. World ; but.(tho' pic prophefed of) was not Incarnate and manifcft in the flefh till thefe loft times, even for you that live fine his coming, who are hot'byhim drawn, as we are fully . accufed, from the true and only God, but by him are taught the true ,knowledge of.God, and to believe that God to heGod indeed,wife, good, apd almighty, who railed Chrift from the dead, and gave hint glory; and fh that, your Faith and Hope: might be ultimately its Gó'l alone; byClinic mediation. á2. Seeirig ae have purified your tñifis mt ò1 yfng the truth through