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gress and continuance of such undertakings, they cannot be expected to provide for themselves; and it is, therefore, a practice generally prevailing in the society, to pay the expences of their journies, and to maintain them during the course of their labours. Like the seventy disciples, they eat and drink at the houses which they visit; and if they be found true evangelists, it is universally acknowledged by their brethren, and not only acknowledged, but felt, that “the labourer is worthy of bis hire;' or, as the sentiment is expressed in the Gospel of Matthew, that “the workman is worthy of his meat,' chap. X. 10."
See Gurney's Observations, fc.
abo$ And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did vors tid 2191 ZİN prophesy." ! No. 1, ont of anois (MONTANUS.) ** Not only the male, but also the female disciples of Montanus, pretended to the gifts of prophecy and extraordinary illumination. Among the latter the most eminent were Priscilla and Maximilla.
See Euseb. Eccl. Hist. and Tertullian.
(QUAKERS.) on This text, among others, is quoted by the Quakers, who permit women to perform in the ministerial capacity of mulaattoj sur old und (See Note on Rom. xvi. 1.)
... .Acts xxii. 16. ! !! iii." '(UNITARIANISM.)'. Niis (I « Arise, get thyself baptized, and wash away thy sins, taking upon : . thyself his name."-Wakefield and Unitarian Version. it ." All the ancient versions, except the Arabic, agree in reading to ovoua avrov. And for a justification of the translation here, see Note 2. 21. The same meaning should have been given by the interpreters to Ep. Clem. ad Cor. sect. 58. See also Gen. xlviii. 16.; Isa. iv. 1. LXX.” ;)
Acts xxvi. 18.
“ From the Power of Satan* unto God.” No. 1. . , (wesley.)
1: “I have seen, as far as it can be seen, many pers sons changed in a moment from the spirit of horror, fear, and despair, to the spirit of hope, joy, and peace; and from sinful desires, till then reigning over them, to a pure desire of doing the will of God. These are matters of fact, whereof I have been, and almost daily am, eye or ear witness. Upon the same evidence (as to the suddenness and reality of the change) I believe, or know this, touching visions and dreams: I know several persons in whom this great change from the power of Satan unto God,' was wrought either in sleep, or during a strong representation to the eye of their minds, of Christ, either on the cross, or in glory. This is the fact: let any judge of it as they please. But that
such a change was then wrought, appears, not from their shedding tears only, or sighing, or singing psalms, but from the whole tenour of their life; till then in many ways wicked, from that time holy, just, and good. I will show you him that was a lion till then, and is now a lamb; he that was a drunkard, but now exemplarily sober; the whoremonger that was, who now abhors the very lusts of the flesh, These are my living arguments for what I assert; that God now, as aforetime, gives remission of sins, and the gift of the Holy Ghost, which may be called visions. If it be not so, I am found a false witness; but however, I do and will testify the things I have both seen and heard.”
(UNITARIANISM.) « * Satan, i. e. error and sin personified, as the expressions in this verse show. Simpson's Ess. p. 139." . ...
oss. Note to the Unitarian Version.
Romans i. 3, 4. 11
(UNITARIANISM.) i bisedias « Concerning his Son, (who by natural descent was of the lineage of David, but with respect to his inspiration was miraculously distinguished as the Son of God, by his resurrection from the dead) even Jesus Christ our Lord.”-Belsham. wars bac k ! :.«* Concerning his Son. Christ is called the Son of God for two reasons: first, because this title is equivalent to that of Messiah, and was so understood by the Jews. See John i. 50. Thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. Compare Mark i. 1.; Luke iv. 41. xxii. 67. 70. Secondly, because he was raised from the dead, and put into possession of an immortal life. See Acts xiii. 33.; Heb. v. 5. In this view. Christ is called the firstborn, having been the first human being who was raised to immortality from the grave, Col. i. 15. 18.; Heb. i. 6.; Rev. i. 5. All believers, as heirs of the same inheritance, are also the sons of God. John i. 12.; Rom. viii. 14-17.; 1 John iii. 2. Hence they are co-heirs with Christ, and he is the firstborn among many brethren. Rom. viii. 29. These are the only senses in which the title Son of
God' is applied to Christ in the genuine apostolical writings.”
Romans i. 25. “ Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and
served the creature more than the Creator,” gc.
(ARIANS.) The first Arians were accused of idolatry for worshipping him whom they accounted a creature; and the more modern Arians, in order to evade this accusation, have framed a distinction between supreme and inferior worship. s'. Whiston, Clarke, Emlyn, Chandler, Benson, Pierce, and Grove, in short, all the most eminent Arians, whether churchmen or dissenters, have been worshippers of Christ; but we are now told, that, since the publications of Dr. Price, the Arians seem to have abandoned the worship of Jesus Christ, notwithstanding they still continue to believe that he is the Maker, Şupporter, and Governor of the world, and the immediate dispenser of all things pertaining both to life and godliness. .
See Mr. Belsham's Letters upon Arianism.':. Though, among other things, he Pr. Price) differed from me with respect to the person of Christ, no man laid more stress than he did on his being a creature of God, equally with ourselves, and no more an object of worship than any other creature whatever.” " Dr. Priestley's discourse on the death of Dr. Price, p. 25. ?