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aid, Behold, I am he whom ye seek : what is the caufe vherefore ye are come? 22. And they said, Cornelius the enturion, a juft man, and one that feareth God, and of

good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned rom God by an holy angel, to send for thee into his house, nd to hear words of thee. 23. Then called he them in, nd lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away vith them, and certain i brethren from Joppa accompanied im. 24. And the morrow after they entred into Cesarea : ind Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his sin men and near friends. 25. And as Peter' was coming n, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worhipped him. 26. But Peter took him up, saying, “ Stand op I my self also am a man.. 27. And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. 28. And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew, to keep company, or come unto one of another nation : but God hath mshewed me, that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29. Therefore came I unto you without gain-saying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me. 30. And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fafting until this hour, and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a r man stood before me in o bright

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A&ts kt Aěts 14.13, 14. The Priest m + Xets 15.8. God which know: of Jupiter would have done Sa eth the Hearts, bare them witness, crifice with the People. Which giving them the holy Ghost, even when the Apostles Barnabas and as he did unto us. + Eph. 3. 6. Paul heard of, they rent their 10 That the Gentiles should be FellowClothes, and ran in among the Peo Heirs, and of the same Body, and ple. † Rev. 19. 10. I fell at his Partakers of his promise in Chrift, Feet to worship him: and he said by the Gospel. unto me, See thou do it not, I am n : Acts 1. 10. While they lookthy fellow Servant, and of thy bre ed fredfastly toward Heaven, as he thren, that have the Testimony of

went up, behold, two Men stood Jesus: worship God.- Rev. 22. by them in white Apparel. 8,9. -When I had heard and seen, o + Mat. 28. 3. His Countenance I fell down to worship before the

was like Lightning, and his Rai. Feet of the Angel, which shewed 2o ment white as Snow. + Mar. 16. 5. me these things. Then saith hè Entring into the Sepulchre, they unto me, Şee thou do it noti for I saw a young Man sitting on the am thy Fellow-fervant, and of thy

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clothing, 31, And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, ånd thine alms are had in remembrance in the fight of God. 32. Send therefore 'to Joppa, and call hither Simon whose firriame is Peter; he is lodged in the house of the Simon a tajner, by the sea-side ; who when he cometh, fhall speak unto thee. 33. Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. 34. Then Peter opened bis mouth; and faid, Of a truth 1 perceive that God is a 110 refpe&ter of persons: 35. But in every !

nation, right fide, clothed in a long white knowing that your Master alfo is Garment, t Luk. 24.4 -Two

-Two z in Heaven, neither is there refpeét Men stood by them in joining of Persons with him. + Col. 3. 25. Garments.To

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lords, a great God, a mighty and a f. * 1 Pet. 1. 17. If ye call on the terrible, which regardeth not: 291 Facher, who without refpe&t of PerJóns, nor taketh Rewards. 2 Chron. fons judgeth according to every

19.7.-There is no iniquity with 10 Mans Work; pass the time of your the Lord our God, nor respect of - sojourning here in fear. Perfons, nor taking Gifts." + Job Ads 15. 9. [God), put to dif 34. 19. That accepteth not the Pers-ference between ins [Fems) and them Jons of Princes, nor regardeth the [Gentiles] purifying their Hearts Rich more than the Poor ; for they is by Faith. Rom. 3. 22,29. Even the are. all

. tel: Work of his Hands. Righteousness of God which is by Wisd. 6. j. He which is Lord over Faith of Jefus Christ unto all, and Call, thall fear no Mans Perfon, nei. upon all them that believe; for ther shall he stand in awe of

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there is no difference. Is lie the God Mans Greatness: for he hath made 20 of the Jews only ? is he not aloof the Small and Great, and careth for

the Gentiles? Yeds, of the Gentiles Pall.alike · Ecclesiasticus 35. 12, 16.

allo: Rom. 10. 12. There is no Do noc think to.corrupt

with Gifts, difference between the lew and the for such he will not receive and Greek: for the fame Lord over all, trust not to. umrighteous Sacrifi: is rich unto' all that call upon him.

25. ces, for the Lord is Judge, and Cor, 12. 23. By one Spirit are with him is no respect of Persons. we all baptized into one Body, He that serveth the Lord, Thall be whether we be Jews or Gentiles

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whether we be Bond or free; and er shall reach unto the Clouds 30 have been all made to drink into Mat. 3.9. Think not to say with one Spirit. Gal 3. 28. There is in your felves, we have Abraham neither Jew nor Gréck, there is nei to our Father

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ther Bond nor Free, there is neiThere is no respect of Persons with ther Male nor Female: for ye are God. + Gal -2. 6. --God accept-35 all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. s. 6. eth no Mans Person. † Eph. 6. In Christ Jesus neither Circumcifi9. Masters do the saine thing unto on availeth any ching, nor Uncirthem, forbearing Threatning:

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ātion, he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, s accepted with him. 36. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching a peace by Jesus Christ he is + Lord of all) 37. That word (I say) you know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38. How God 8 anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the holy Ghost, ud with power; who went about doing good, and healLI 2

ing cumcision ; but Faith which work. call upon him. + Deut. 10. 17. ech by love. Gal. 6. 15. --but a The Lord your God is God of gods, new Creature. Eph. 1. 10. That and Lord of lords, a great God, a in the Dispensation of the Fulness mighty and a terrible. Dan of Times, he might gather toge- 52.47. The King answered unto ther in one all things in Chrift,both Daniel, and said, Of a Truth it is which are in Heaven, and which that your God is a God of gods, and are on Earth. Eph. 2. 13, 14, 16. à Lord of Kings. * Tiin. 6.15. In Christ Jesus, ye who Tometimes Which in his Times he shall fhew, were far off, are made nigh by the who is the blessed and only Poten Blood of Christ. For he is our

tate, the King of kings, and Lord of Peace, who hath made both one, lords. Rev. 1. s. From Jesus and hath broken down the middle Christ the Prince of the Kings of Wall of Partition between us, and the Earth. Rev. 17.14. These that he might reconcile both unto shall make War with the Lamb, God in one Body by the Cross, 'S and the Lamb fhall overcome having sain the Enmity thereby them for he is Lord of lords, and Eph. 6. 8. Knowing that whatsoever King of kings. + Rev. 19. 16. He good thing any Man doth, the same hath on his Vesture and on his Thall he receive of the Lord, whe Thigh a Name written, King of ther he be Bond or Free. Col. 3. kings, and Lord of lords. II. Where there is neither Greek Mat. 4. 23. Jesus went about all nor Jew, Circumcision nor Uncir Galilee, teaching in their · Syna. cumcisión, Barbarian, Scythian, gogues, and preaching the Gospel of Bond nor Free, bur Christ is all, the Kingdom.- t Luk. 4. 14. and in all.

Jefus returned in the Power of the Rom. 2. 27. Shall not Uncir- Spirit into Galilee. cumcision which is by Nature, if 8: Luk. 4. 18. The Spirit of the it fulfil the Law, judge thee, who Lord is upon me, because he hath by the Letter and Circumcision anointed me to preach the Gospel doth transgress the Law ? Rom.14.3° to the Poor, he hath sent me to 17. The Kingdom of God is not heal the broken-hearted.- Johız. Meat and Drink, but Righteousness, 34. God giveth not the spirit by Peace, and Joy in the holy Ghost. measure unto him. : Acts 2. 22. Col. 1. 26. The Mystery which -Jefus of Nazareth, a Man aphath been hid from Ages and Ge- 35 proved of God among you by Miras neracions, but now is made mani. cles, and wonders, and signs, which felt to the Saints.

God did by him in the midst of + Ifa. 57. 19. + Eph. 2. 14, you, as ye your felves also know: 16, 19. + Col. 1. 20. See on Joh. Aas 4. 27. Of a Truth, against

4ó thy holy Child Jesus, whom thou + Rom. to. 12.

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ing all that were oppressed of the devil; - for God, tvas with him. 39. And we are 5 witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem ; whom they flew and hanged on a tree : 40. Him God raised up the third days and thewed him openly, 41. Not to all the people, but uuto witnelles, à cholen before of God

, even to us who did seat and drink with him after he role from the dead. 42. And he commanded us to f, preach unto the people, and to testifie that it is he which was ordained of God, to be the judge of quick and deadir 143To him nybini

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rin tius Pilate, with the Gentiles and to the uttermoft Part of the Earth. People of Ifrael, were gathered toe z & Mat. 25: 315. When the son of gether.is

Man fhall come in his Glory, and 1 Joh. 3. 1. - We know that

We know that all the holy Angels with him, then thou art a Teacher come from

shall þe, fit upon the Throne of his God: for no Man can do thele Glory. † Joh 5.22, 27. The Fa. Miracles, that thou doft, except ther judgeth no. Man: but hath God be with him. Joh 10, 37,38.' committed all Judgment to the Son. If I do not the Works of my Fa. And hath given him Authority to ther, believe me not. But if I do, 10'execute judgment also, because he though ye believe not me, believe is the Son of Man. + A&s 17. 31. the Works; that ye may know Because he hath appointed a Day and believe, that the Father is in a wherein he will jedge the World me, and I in him. Coli 2- 9. In in Righteousness, by that. Man bim dwelleth all the Fulnefs of the 15 whom he hath ordained. Rom. Godhead bodily.

2. 16. In the Day when God thall b. See on Luk.24.48.

Judge the Secrets of Men by Jesus c See on Acts 2. 24.

Christ. † Rom. 14.10. -We shall Joh. 14. 17, 22. Ye know

all stand before the Judgment-Seat him, the spirit of Trutb] for he 20 of Christ. Cor. 4. 5. Judge no. dwelleth with you, and Ihall be in thing before the Time, until the you. How is it that thou wilt

Lord come, who will bring to Light manifcft thy felf unto us, and not un: the hidden things of Darkness, and to the World ? : Acts 13:31. He then fhall every Man have praise was seen many Days of them which 25 of God. 2 Cor. 5. 10. We must all came up with him from Galilee to

appear before the Judgment-Seat of Jerusalem, who are his Witnesses un Christ. + 2 Tim 4. 1. I charge to the People.

thee before God and the Lord JeLuk 24 42, 43. They gave sus Christ, who shall judge the quick him a Piece of a broiled Fish, and and the dead at his appearing, and

30 of an Honey.ccmb. And he took his Kingdom. ti Pet. 4.5. Who it and did eat before them. Joh. Thall give Account to him that is 21.13 Jesus then cometh and ta ready to judge the quick and the keth Bread, and giveth them," and dead. : Jude Ver. 14, 15. -The Fish likewife.

Lord comech with ten' Thousands † Mat. 28. 19. Go ye there

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upon all. -- Rev, 20. 12. 'I saw the + Ads 1. 8. — Ye shall be Witnefes Dead fmall and great stand before unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in God, and the Dead were iwiged all Judea, and in Samaria, and un-40

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whosoever believeth in him, thallireceive 'Sremission of fins. 44. T While Peter yet fpake these Words, the holy Ghoft fell on all them which heard the word. 45. And they of the Circumcision which believed, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the w Gentiles alfo. was poured out the gift of the holy Ghost. 46. For: they heard them speak with tongues, and magnifie, God.

that there fhould not be baptized, which have received the holy Ghost n as well as we? 48. And he • commanded them to be (1) baptized in the Pname of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

C H A P. out of those things which were none other things than those whichi written in the Books, according to

Moses' and the Prophets did say their Works.

fhould come. h Isa. 59. 20, The Redeemer shall. 1.: As 15. 9. And puç no dif come to Zion, and unto them that sference between us [Jews) and them turn from Transgression in Jacob; "[Gentiles), purifying their Hearts faith the Lord Jer.31. 34. -I by Faith. will forgive their 'Iniquity, and I * Mat. 26: 28. This is my, Blood will remember their Sin no more. of the New Testament, which is Dan.

9, 24. Seventy Weeks are de- 10 shed for many for the Remission of termined upon thy People, and Sins. upon thy holy City, to finish the + Acts 4:31. t Ats 8. 157 Tranfgression, and to make an end. 16. See on A&ts 5:32:51 Cis of Sins, and to make Reconciliation ni Acts 113, 18. for Iniquity.- * Mic 7.18. Who is n'Acts 2. 4. They were all filis a God like unto thee, that par led with the holy Ghost, and began donech Iniquity, and pafTeth by the to speak with other Tongues, as Transgression of the Remnant of the Spirit gave them utterance, his Heritage ? he retaineth not Acts. 15.8. God which knoweth his Anger for ever, because he de 20 the Hearts, bare them Witness, lightech in Mercy.

giving them the holy Ghost even as 1. In thạt Day there shall be a he did unto us. Fountain opened to the House of Da

i Cor. 1.17. Christ fent mę vid, and to the Inhabitants of Je not to baptize, but to preach the Go rusalem, for sin, and for Unclean- 25'spel,vefs.';;

Acts. 26. 27. --Saying P See the Note on Aets 2. 38.

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(1) It is plain that these Perfons had received the Gift of the holy Ghost, notwithstanding which, St.Peter commands chem to be Baptized. Hence it appears how very much the People called Quakers are mistaken, who affirm that Baptism is not necessary for them, who have received the hnly Ghost. St. Peter thought their having been baptized with the holy Ghost, a good Reason why they should be baptized with Water.

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