Children, speak the truth in love, and grow up in peace. And teach this doctrine, not giving heed to any words which minister questions, but according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which is committed to our trust. Putting the brethren in remembrance, and nourish them up in the words of peace whereunto you have attained.
And teach no other doctrine, but consent to the wholesome words of peace, which is according to godliness. You fully know that all scripture is given by inspiration of God. Sound doctrine, faithful words both to exhort and to convince, showing a pattern of good works that cannot be condemned, having no evil thing to say to you. Words with power, and everyone that does it know of the doctrine, that it is the gospel of God.
The elders that rule give double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine. And obey from the heart the doctrine as delivered us, and patiently continue in well doing. That now in this age, the mystery hid from ages and from generations, be made manifest. Working in the children of obedience according to the eternal purposes of God our Father, reign over your house.
The Father gave a Comforter that shall abide forever. No one can change the truth of God into a lie his righteousness remains forever. And the throne is a scepter of righteousness, the scepter of the kingdom. An unchangeable priesthood, in every good work well pleasing in his sight. Incorruptible, the glorious gospel of God lives and abides forever. And this word was preached, that God in all things be glorified, and that without infirmity, by the word of the oath, the Son be consecrated for evermore.
We shall receive manifold more in this present time, the time of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy apostles and prophets. Speak wisdom openly, the wisdom of God, the hidden, which God ordained before the world unto his glory. And make all to see the mystery, unto the glory of the church of God, that all may lay hold on eternal life.
That all taste the good word of God, the power of this world, so that the things seen that were not made, do appear. The words of eternal life, and this is life eternal, that all know the only true God is the Father of us all. That grace reign, through righteousness, the gift of God is eternal life, and justified by his grace, all are heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
He that believes that he is a Son has everlasting life. This is our Father's will, that all see that he is the Son, and believe, and have everlasting life. Now is manifested the scripture of the apostles and prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, to all nations for the obedience of faith.
Now our Father has given everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comforting our hearts. Do the will of God from the heart, and remember that the good shepherds gave their lives for us, the sheep. Greater love has no man than this that men lay down their lives for us. That we trouble not ourselves anymore, for our life is in us. That we finish the course, the ministry we have received with joy, testify unto the gospel of the grace of God. Be of good cheer, for there shall be no loss of life.
Thanks to the Church of God, who have for our life laid down their own necks for the work of the gospel, not regarding their life to supply our lack of service. That our conversation be as it becomes the gospel, standing fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. Considering always those that endured, lest we be wearied and faint in our minds.
For what is a man profited, if we shall gain the whole world, and lose our soul? Or what shall we give in exchange for our soul? Love the Lord God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: the first commandment. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, is to love our neighbor as ourselves, which is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Because God will not leave our soul in hell, neither will he suffer his Holy to see corruption. And he that sees this, sees the resurrection of Christ, that his soul is not left in hell, neither his flesh see corruption.
Every soul is subject unto the higher powers, for there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam a quickening spirit. And the God of peace sanctifies you wholly; and your whole spirit and soul and body preserved blameless. Which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, the just shall live by faith.
Abstain from fleshly lusts, conversations which war against the soul. And obey them that have the rule over us, and submit yourself, for they watch for our souls. Receive with meekness the words, which are able to save our souls: the end of faith, the salvation of the soul. Purifying the soul, obey the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, and love one another with a pure heart fervently.
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