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C

u a

P.I.

Epe`J#te

te

the

Theffaóonians.

V

a

R.

E;

3

.1

I I

reade we him wauering, and diftrufifully

fearing,

left

by

continued

aff7i

tions,he

fhould

b

deny

the

words

of

the

Ho-

b lob

6.

ro,

z!.

y

one.

Thefummeisthis

,ltra

our

dmtie,etoendeauouralit

C2Peta.ro.

rance: our miferie,

and (inne

alto ro

doubt

of Gods

loue;

yet

our

mate

generali

in

this

life,

to bee

incumbred

with

diftruflfull

doubtings of Gods

faueur ro

vs

in

Chrift.

And of

the

Infcription

thus farre.

VERB.

a.3.

Wegiuethanker

to

Gadalwaies

for

you

all,

making mentían

ofyou

in ourprayers,

Remem6ring, without

ceafng,your

work!

o

f

faith,and

labour

l

clime,

and

patience

of

hope

in

our

Lord

'elms

Chrif,

in

the

fight

of

God

even

our

Father.

,mv).r7oefrHe

matter

of

the

Epiflle

now

followes.

(

`

It

is

1pentpartly in

commendation of this

people;

chiefly

in

exhortation

:

firfl,

to

perie

eranceinthe

faith and

grace

rear-

tied:

Secondly, to

progreffc and

going

forward to

perfeEtion.

The

three

firft

Chapters

perfwade

continuance;

the

two latterprogreffc in

Grace;

Tome

other

particulars

are

incidentally

touched,but

thefe

arc

the

chiefe

bent

of

the

Apoftle.

The

maine

incentiue to

perfeuerance

inf

nuated

in

this

Chapter,ir,the

confideration of

the

rich Grace of

God,

beflowed

on

them

by

the

Apofllesminifterie,andthe ge-

nerall

fame

thereof

in

the Churches

of

God;

from

both

which

forcibly

is

inferred

the

necelity of their

care

to

maintain! their

Elation;

firma

they

could

not be

ignorant,

how

much

more

defperate

the

cafe

is,

d

to remelt

from

a

a

Pet.s,at.

Grace,

then

neuer to receiue it. And

out of

Naturall

principles

accorded by Scripture, know

the

price

of

a

=good

Name,how much it

exceeds

the

molt

precious

oynt-

Esc1.7.7.

ment.