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23. If therefore the
23. And verily, you ought to A. D. 57; whole church be come be cautious how you exercise together into
one these Gifts in publick, for your
come into any of your Congrega-
your own People understand a
Word of; would not the Man
24. But if all pro- 24 & 25. Whereas if
Prevalency of them, as to be con-
your made manifest ; and Religion to be undoubtedly true. so falling down on bis face, he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
26. How is it then, 26. In fine, therefore, to pre-
do not exercise them in a con-
fused or vain-glorious Manner
but observe the particular Rules I now give you, viz.
27. If any man 27. Let not above two or three speak in an unknown Perfons speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by Language at one Meeting ; let (wo, or at the most them speak each in his Turn, by three, and that by and each have an Interpreter to course; and let one explain his Meaning to the Coninterpret.
A. D. 57. 28. But if there be 28. And he that has Nobody
no interpreter, let him present able to interpret his Lankeep filence in the guage for him, ought to be silent church ; and let him for that Time ; let him utter speak to himself and himself privately between God to God.
and himself. 29. Let the pro- 29. Of such as are inspired to phets speak two or expound any prophetical Passages, Three, and let the o- let not above two or three exther judge.
pound at one Meeting; and let the rest that are so inspired, fit to judge and examine what they say
30. If any thing be 30. And if any of them be inrevealed to another spired with a still more full and that fitteth by, let the compleat Sense of the Passage the for it hold his
peace. Preacher is speaking upon ; yet let him stay * till the other has finished his Discourse.
31. And thus you may all reprophesie one by one, gularly take your Turns, and the that all may learn, and Church will lose none of your all may be comforted. Instructions and Exhortations.
32. And the spirits 32. A Method you may easily of the prophets are conform to; for the Inspirations subject to the pro- of the Holy Ghost are not like phets.
those diabolical Poffeffions of the Heathen Priests, raging, enthusiastick, and ungovern
but calm and sober, and capable of a regular Restraint by such as are aétuated by them,
33. For God is not 33. (For the Spirit that inspires the author of confufi.
you, is the Spirit of that God who on, but of peace, as is the God of Peace and Order, in all churches of the but never the Author of Confufaints.
fion) and that you may exercise his Gifts in this orderly Manner, is plain from the like Ex
ye may all
* Ver. 30. 'O 7010 orgalw, Let the forf bold bis Peace, i. e. Let him finish before the nese Prophet begin. _Which seems a much more agreeable Sense than what our Translation feens to fuggeft to the Reader. And the following Verse confirms it.
ercise of them in all other * Christian Churches, as I A. D. 57.
34. Let your wo- 34. Let your Women be per-
tion; for that is not agreeable to
their State of Subjection by the Law of I God and Nature.
I Gen. iii. 35. And if they 35. And if they have a Mind 16. will learn any thing to argue upon any Thing that is let them ask their spoken in publick, for their furhusbands at home :. ther Information, let them do it for it is a shame for with their Husbands or Teachers
to speak in the church.
at home, for it is very indecent
for a Woman to usurp the Office
36. What ? came 36. And I would have those
37. Let all your Teachers there-
* Ver. 33. Ως ά πάσαις ταις εκκλησίαις, Αι in all Churches of the Saints, i. e. as may be seen (viz. That God is the God of Order) in all Churches or else, Thus į appoint in all orber Churches. I chuse the second rather than the firft ; but I chuse to express both in the Paraphrase. And if the former be the Sense, 'tis moft natural to refer it to the 32d Verse, and include the first Branch of chis Verse in a Paren. the fis.
+ Ver. 34. See Chap. xi. 5, 13. which is reconciled to this Place by the Paraphrase.
A. D. 57. phet, or spiritual, let and would prefer themselves to
him acknowledge that others, be tried by this Rule, Whe-
to be the true Will of Christ.
38. But if any man 38. He that will not, I have be ignorant, let him no more to say to him; let him be ignorant.
take the Effects of his obstinate and wilful Ignorance. 39. Wherefore, bre
39. To conclude my Argument thren, covet to pro- then. Remember that though I phefie, and forbid not value all spiritual Gifts very much, to speak with tongues. and this of speaking divers Languages among the rest; yet, I say, the only way to make it useful is, to explain and interpret your
Dircourses to the People,
40. Let all things 40. Take my Advice, and perbe done decently, and form all your publick Offices with in order.
Decency, Order, and Regularity.
CH A P. XV.
The CONTENI S.
future State, and of the Resurrection of the Body.
" Moreover, bre
the philosophical Objections against the Resurrection
S to the Disputes among 4. D. 57 thren, I de
you about the Certainty clare unto you the of the future State, and the Regospel which I preach- furrection of the Body, I must ed unto you, which desire you to recollect and consialso you have receiv. der the main Points of Christiaed, and wherein ye nity I first instructed you in, on stand;
thé Proof whereof you were at
2. By which also ye 2. Which if you have forgot-
3. For I delivered 3 & 4. Now those chief + Ar-
ture Prophecies concerning the
5. And that he was 5 & 6. For Demonstration of
those Eye-Witnesses that saw him 6. After
after • Ver. 2. Unlefs ye have believed in vain. 'ExJos ei uyBut if not, ye have believed in vain.
† 'Ey mgóloss, First of all, or as the chief and principal
I Ver. 4. The third Day according to the Scriptures. See