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finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown, &c.-2 Tim. iv. 7, 8.
A bishop must be blameless, &c. holding fast the faithful word, &c.Titus i. 7. 9. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip, &c.-Heb. ii. 1-3.
Whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence, and the rejoicing of the hope, firm unto the end, &c. We are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end.-Heb. iii. 6. 12. 14.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, &c. let us hold fast our profession: for we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling, &c.-Heb. iv. 14, 15.
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, &c. if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance, &c. We desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence, to the full assurance of hope, unto the end: that ye be not slothful, but followers of them, who, through faith and patience, inherit the promises. Heb. vi. 46. 11, 12.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith, without wavering: for he is faithful that promised, &c. For if we sin wilfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins; but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, &c. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward: for ye have need of patience, &c. If any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. We are not of them who draw back unto perdition. -Heb. x. 23. 26, 27. 35, 36. 38, 39.
minds; lest any man fail of the grace of God.-Heb. xii. 1—3. 15. 28.
Jesus Christ the same, &c. Be not carried about with strange doctrines: for it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace.— Heb. xiii. 8. 9.
Whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth, &c.— James i. 25.
To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not; to him it is sin.James iv. 17.
Let us run with patience the race set before us, looking unto Jesus, &c. lest ye be weary and faint in your
Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end.1 Pet. i. 13.
The devil, &c. whom resist, stedfast in the faith.-1 Pet. v. 8, 9.
If after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, &c. they are again entangled therein, and overcome; the latter end is worse with them than the beginning: for it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.-2 Pet. ii. 20, 21. iii. 17, 18. Matt. xii. 43—45.
They went out from us, but they were not of us for if they had been of us, they would, no doubt, &c. Let that therefore abide in you which ye have heard from the beginning: if that shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son and in the Father, &c. And now, little children, abide in him, that when he shall appear, &c.-1 John ii. 19. 24. 28.
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought: but that we receive, &c.— 2 John 8, 9.
I have no greater joy, than to hear that my children walk in truth.3 John 4. 2 John 4.
Earnestly contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints, &c. The angels which kept not their first state, &c. he hath reserved in chains, &c. Build up yourselves in your most holy faith, &c. keep yourselves in the love of God, &c.-Jude 3. 6. 20, 21.
I know thy works, &c. thou hast I will bring the blind by a way that laboured, and hast not fainted, &c. they know not; I will lead them in Thou hast left thy first love: remem- paths they have not known; I will ber therefore from whence thou art make darkness light before them, fallen. To him that overcometh, and crooked things strait. These will I give to eat of the tree of life, things will I do unto them, and not &c. Be thou faithful unto death, and forsake them.-Isa. xlii. 16. I will give thee a crown of life. He shall not be hurt by the second death, &c. I will give to eat of the hidden manna; and will give him a white stone, &c. Hold fast till I come: and he that overcometh, and keepeth my words unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations, &c.Rev. ii. 2-5. 7. 10, 11. 17. 25, 26.
I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.-Jer. xxxi. 3.
I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them to do them good: but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. -Jer. xxxii. 40.
The Son of man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray; doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth, &c. and seeketh that which is gone astray? &c. Even so, it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.-Matt. xviii. 11-14.
All that the Father hath given unto me, shall come to me: and him that cometh I will in no wise cast out, &c. This is the Father's will, &c. that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.-John vi. 37-39.
My sheep, &c. shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand, &c. No man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.-John x. 27-30.
Holy Father, keep, through thy own name, those, &c. While I was with them in the world, I kept them
spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Thess. v. 23, 24.
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you and keep you from evil (or the evil one).-2 Thess. iii. 3.
I know whom I have believed; and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him.—2 Tim. i. 12.
Who, concerning the truth have erred, &c. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.-2 Tim. ii. 18, 19.
The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom.-2 Tim. iv. 18.
To an inheritance, &c. reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.-1 Pet. i. 4, 5.
They went out from us, but they were not of us for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that they were not all of us, &c. The anointing which ye have received, &c. Ye shall abide in him.-1 John ii. 19. 26, 27.
He that is born of God doth not commit sin: for his seed remaineth in him, and he cannot sin, &c.John iii. 9.
Ye are of God, &c. and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.-1 John iv. 4.
There is a sin not unto death. We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not: but, &c. keepeth himself, &c. Whosoever is born of God, overcometh the world.-1 John v. 4. 17, 18.
The truth which dwelleth in us, and shall be in us for ever.-2 John 2.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his
I will give rain, &c. that thou mayest eat and be full: take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside and serve other gods.-Deut. xi. 14—16.
If thy brother, &c. entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, &c. thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him, &c.-Deut. xiii. 6-8.
Stand in awe, and sin not; commune with your own heart, &c.— Ps. iv. 4. xvi. 8.
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue, &c.Ps. xxxix. 1.
Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto, according to thy word.Ps. cxix. 9.
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, keep the door of my lips.Ps. cxli. 3.
Keep thy heart with all diligence. for out of it are the issues of life.Prov. iv. 23.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself, &c.-Prov. xxvii.12.
Happy is the man that feareth always but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.-Prov. xxviii. 14.
Blessed is the man that observes hand, lest he do any evil.Isa. lvi. 2.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it ?-Jer. xvii. 9.
And my people are bent to backsliding from me.-Hosea xi. 7.
Take heed to your spirit, that you deal not treacherously. — Mal. ii. 16.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps' clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Matt. vii. 15.
Jesus said, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of, &c.-Matt. xvi. 6. Luke xii. 1,2. Jesus said, Take heed that no man
Take good heed therefore unto deceive you; for many shall come in
workers: beware of the concision.Phil. iii. 2.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, &c. and not after Christ.-Col. ii. 8.
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same.-Col. iv. 2.
We are not of the night, nor of darkness; therefore let us not sleep as do others: but let us watch and be sober; for they that sleep, sleep in the night, &c.-I Thess. v. 5-7. Some shall depart from the faith, &c. some are already turned aside, &c. have erred concerning the faith.1 Tim. iv. 1. v. 15. vi. 10. 21. i. 5, 6. 2 Tim. ii. 17, 18.
They, &c. shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things. -2 Tim. iv. 4, 5.