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A47573 The vvorld that now is; and the vvorld that is to come: or The first and second coming of Jesus Christ Wherein several prophecies not yet fulfilled are expounded. By Han. Knollys, a servant of Jesus Christ. Rev. I. 19. Knollys, Hanserd, 1599?-1691. 1681 (1681) Wing K726; ESTC R217229 58,589 161

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the_o unity_n of_o faith_n etc._n etc._n §_o 3._o those_o pastor_n and_o teacher_n be_v call_v elder_n 1_o pet._n 5.1_o elder_n be_v a_o name_n of_o office_n in_o the_o church_n of_o god_n elder_n be_v indeed_o fix_v officer_n for_o rule_n and_o government_n who_o be_v to_o be_v count_v worthy_a of_o double_a honour_n 1_o tim._n 5.17_o they_o be_v also_o call_v bishop_n phil._n 1.1_o and_o the_o elder_n of_o the_o church_n of_o ephesus_n act._n 20.17_o be_v call_v bishop_n act._n 20.28_o 〈◊〉_d 20.28_o act._n 20.17_o 28._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 28._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d over_o which_o the_o holy_a spirit_n have_v make_v you_o overseer_n or_o bishop_n the_o office_n of_o a_o pastor_n bishop_n and_o presbyter_n or_o elder_a in_o the_o church_n of_o god_n be_v to_o take_v the_o charge_n oversight_n and_o care_n of_o those_o soul_n which_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n have_v commit_v to_o they_o to_o feed_v the_o flock_n of_o god_n to_o watch_v for_o their_o soul_n 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balm_n and_o i_o shall_v esteem_v thou_o my_o friend_n indeed_o that_o will_v endeavour_v to_o convert_v i_o from_o the_o error_n of_o my_o way_n if_o i●_n be_v do_v in_o a_o spirit_n of_o love_n nay_o if_o any_o one_o shall_v do_v it_o in_o another_o frame_n of_o spirit_n i_o shall_v thankful_o acknowledge_v his_o kindness_n that_o will_v endeavour_v to_o convince_v i_o to_o reprove_v i_o yea_o although_o he_o shall_v reproach_n i_o and_o i_o will_v bear_v it_o patient_o and_o humble_o acknowledge_v my_o mistake_n and_o i_o will_v not_o obstinate_o hold_v fast_o any_o error_n after_o conviction_n through_o the_o grace_n of_o god_n for_o i_o love_v the_o truth_n as_o it_o be_v in_o jesus_n if_o my_o heart_n do_v not_o deceive_v i_o more_o than_o myself_o or_o my_o esteem_n in_o the_o world_n thy_o soul_n friend_n han._n knollys_n from_o my_o study_n in_o bartholomew-lane_n august_n 3._o 1681._o the_o world_n that_o now_o be_v the_o holy_a scripture_n of_o truth_n speak_v of_o three_o 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propound_v prove_v and_o explain_v §_o 1._o the_o position_n propound_v that_o the_o chief_a work_n of_o jesus_n christ_n in_o his_o first_o come_v into_o the_o world_n be_v to_o save_v sinner_n to_o build_v up_o his_o own_o house_n the_o church_n of_o the_o live_a god_n and_o to_o institute_v all_o gospel-ordinance_n necessary_a for_o his_o disciple_n to_o worship_n god_n in_o spirit_n and_o in_o truth_n §_o 2._o the_o position_n prove_v 1._o that_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n come_v into_o the_o world_n to_o save_v sinner_n luk._n 5.32_o i_o come_v not_o to_o call_v the_o righteous_a but_o sinner_n to_o repentance_n matth._n 18.11_o for_o the_o son_n of_o man_n be_v come_v to_o save_v that_o which_o be_v lose_v and_o 1_o tim._n 1.15_o christ_n jesus_n come_v into_o the_o world_n to_o save_v sinner_n 2._o that_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n be_v come_v in_o the_o flesh_n do_v build_v up_o his_o own_o house_n the_o church_n of_o god_n heb._n 3_o --_o 6._o for_o this_o man_n christ_n jesus_n be_v count_v worthy_a of_o more_o glory_n than_o moses_n in_o as_o much_o as_o he_o who_o build_v the_o house_n have_v more_o honour_n than_o the_o house_n moses_n be_v faithful_a in_o all_o his_o house_n as_o a_o servant_n but_o christ_n as_o a_o son_n over_o his_o own_o house_n the_o church_n of_o god_n 1_o tim._n 3.15_o 3._o that_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n have_v institute_v all_o gospel-ordinance_n necessary_a for_o his_o disciple_n to_o worship_n god_n in_o spirit_n and_o in_o truth_n 1_o cor._n 11.1_o 2._o be_v you_o follower_n of_o i_o even_o as_o i_o be_o of_o christ_n and_o keep_v the_o ordinance_n as_o i_o deliver_v they_o unto_o you_o joh._n 4.21_o 22_o 23_o 24._o the_o true_a worshipper_n shall_v worship_v the_o father_n in_o spirit_n and_o in_o truth_n god_n be_v a_o spirit_n and_o they_o that_o worship_v he_o must_v worship_v he_o in_o spirit_n and_o in_o truth_n §_o 3._o the_o position_n explain_v the_o first_o part_n of_o our_o general_a position_n to_o be_v explain_v be_v that_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n come_v into_o the_o world_n to_o save_v sinner_n 1_o tim._n 1.15_o now_o the_o method_n i_o shall_v observe_v in_o the_o explanation_n of_o this_o part_n of_o our_o position_n shall_v be_v to_o show_v 1._o what_o kind_n of_o saviour_n christ_n be_v 2._o what_o salvation_n sinner_n may_v have_v by_o jesus_n christ_n and_o 3._o how_o sinner_n be_v save_v by_o jesus_n christ_n and_o of_o these_o in_o order_n first_o what_o kind_n of_o saviour_n be_v jesus_n christ_n i_o answer_v 1._o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n be_v a_o almighty_a saviour_n as_o there_o be_v none_o other_o act._n 4.12_o so_o there_o need_v none_o other_o saviour_n none_o can_v pull_v a_o soul_n out_o of_o christ_n hand_n joh._n 10.27_o --_o 30._o christ_n be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d god-man_n emmanuel_n god_n with_o we_o matth._n 1.23_o jehovah_n our_o righteousness_n jer._n 23.6_o the_o mighty_a god_n isa_n 9.6_o the_o almighty_a rev._n 1.8_o the_o true_a god_n and_o eternal_a life_n 1_o joh._n 5.20_o there_o be_v no_o saviour_n but_o god_n isa_n 43.3_o 11._o i_o even_o i_o be_o jehovah_n and_o beside_o i_o there_o be_v no_o saviour_n and_o judas_n v._n 25._o to_o the_o only_a wise_a god_n our_o saviour_n be_v glory_n and_o majesty_n dominion_n and_o power_n both_o now_o and_o ever_o amen_n it_o be_v absolute_o necessary_a unto_o salvation_n to_o know_v and_o believe_v that_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n be_v very_a god_n as_o well_o as_o very_o man._n so_o the_o virgin_n mary_n believe_v when_o she_o say_v my_o spirit_n have_v rejoice_v in_o god_n my_o saviour_n luk._n 1.46_o 47._o and_o so_o do_v all_o the_o holy_a apostle_n and_o saint_n believe_v and_o confess_v rom._n 9.5_o 2_o
22._o that_o be_v to_o hearken_v attend_v and_o observe_v what_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n by_o his_o spirit_n say_v utno_v the_o church_n not_o to_o this_o or_o that_o particular_a church_n only_o rev._n 2.1_o 7._o nor_o to_o these_o seven_o church_n exclusive_o but_o unto_o all_o the_o church_n of_o saint_n in_o all_o other_o country_n city_n and_o place_n in_o all_o the_o future_a age_n of_o the_o world_n dr._n scultetus_n say_v velint_fw-la say_v scult_a observat_fw-la in_o titum_fw-la doctissimi_fw-la quique_fw-la interpretes_n per_fw-la septem_fw-la ecclesiarum_fw-la angelos_n interpretantur_fw-la septem_fw-la ecclesiarum_fw-la episcopos_fw-la neque_fw-la enim_fw-la aliter_fw-la possunt_fw-la vim_o nisi_fw-la facere_fw-la textui_fw-la velint_fw-la all_o the_o most_o learned_a interpreter_n by_o angel_n expound_v the_o bishop_n of_o the_o church_n nor_o can_v it_o be_v otherwise_o interpret_v without_o violence_n to_o the_o text._n as_o punctual_o and_o pertinent_o speak_v marlorat_n episcopum_fw-la marlorat_n marlorat_n in_o apoc_n 1.12_o quamvis_fw-la quaedam_fw-la tam_fw-la in_o clero_fw-la quàm_fw-la in_o populo_fw-la corrigenda_fw-la essent_fw-la non_fw-la tamen_fw-la populum_fw-la sed_fw-la clerum_fw-la aggreditur_fw-la nec_fw-la quemlibet_fw-la de_fw-la clero_fw-la nominatim_fw-la principem_fw-la cleri_fw-la utique_fw-la episcopum_fw-la some_o thing_n say_v he_o be_v to_o be_v correct_v as_o well_o in_o the_o people_n as_o in_o the_o clergy_n yet_o do_v not_o saint_n john_n write_v unto_o the_o people_n nor_o yet_o to_o the_o clergy_n but_o to_o the_o chief_a of_o they_o which_o be_v the_o bishop_n dr._n reynolds_n in_o his_o conference_n with_o hart._n cap._n 2._o divisio_fw-la 3._o say_v although_o in_o the_o church_n of_o ephesus_n there_o be_v sundry_a elder_n and_o pastor_n to_o guide_v it_o yet_o among_o these_o sundry_a pastor_n be_v there_o one_o chief_a who_o our_o saviour_n call_v the_o angel_n of_o that_o church_n apoc._n 2.1_o and_o the_o say_a doctor_n tell_v we_o of_o that_o very_a time_n when_o st._n paul_n assemble_v the_o elder_n of_o ephesus_n at_o miletum_n act._n 20._o 17_o 28._o chap._n 8._o distinct_a 3._o say_v one_o be_v choose_v as_o chief_a called_z bishop_n §_o 9_o smectym_n etc._n etc._n assert_v that_o the_o word_n angel_n rev._n 2.1_o etc._n etc._n do_v signify_v only_o the_o presbytery_n or_o the_o college_n of_o elder_n pastor_n and_o not_o the_o church_n 148._o church_n smectym_n vindication_n pag._n 146_o 148._o and_o they_o draw_v argument_n from_o the_o epistle_n of_o christ_n to_o the_o church_n in_o thyatira_n rev._n 2.18.20_o 24._o upon_o which_o place_n beza_n thus_o paraphrase_a unto_o you_o that_o be_v say_v he_o unto_o the_o angel_n as_o precedent_n and_o unto_o the_o rest_n of_o the_o elder_n viz._n the_o college_n of_o presbyter_n in_o thyatira_n and_o as_o many_o as_o have_v not_o this_o doctrine_n that_o be_v have_v not_o receive_v this_o doctrine_n of_o jezebel_n but_o why_o will_v christ_n have_v the_o angel_n or_o chief_a bishop_n of_o the_o church_n of_o thyatira_n blame_v for_o suffer_v false_a teacher_n in_o that_o church_n to_o teach_v and_o seduce_v his_o servant_n if_o he_o be_v not_o their_o precedent_n or_o superintendent_n who_o have_v priority_n preeminency_n and_o authority_n above_o other_o pastor_n teacher_n presbyter_n or_o elder_n call_v bishop_n in_o that_o church_n angelum_fw-la church_n beza_n in_o apoc._n 2.1_o angelus_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d quem_fw-la oportet_fw-la admoneri_fw-la &_o per_fw-la eum_fw-la collegas_fw-la totamque_fw-la adeo_fw-la ecclesiam_fw-la gualther_n hom._n 9_o in_o apoc._n 2.8_o angelo_n id_fw-la est_fw-la episcopo_fw-la smyrnensi_fw-la atque_fw-la toti_fw-la ecclesiae_fw-la constat_fw-la ex_fw-la historiis_fw-la polycarpum_fw-la fuisse_fw-la hunc_fw-la angelum_fw-la consult_v beza_n gualther_n especial_o ignatius_n that_o holy_a martyr_n who_o be_v say_v to_o live_v in_o the_o day_n of_o the_o apostle_n who_o write_v a_o epistle_n to_o the_o ephesian_n wherein_o he_o have_v plain_o and_o full_o distinguish_v between_o bishop_n and_o presbyter_n and_o towards_o the_o end_n of_o that_o epistle_n he_o do_v exhort_v they_o to_o obey_v both_o the_o bishop_n and_o the_o presbytery_n with_o a_o undivided_a mind_n 〈◊〉_d mind_n ignaepi_v ad_fw-la ephes_n p._n 17-29_a etc._n etc._n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d ibid._n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d §_o 10._o polycarpus_n be_v bishop_n of_o smyrna_n when_o st._n john_n write_v that_o epistle_n revel_v 2.8_o unto_o the_o angel_n of_o the_o church_n of_o the_o smyrnian_o say_v irenaeus_n and_o who_o can_v better_a inform_v we_o than_o they_o that_o live_v in_o the_o day_n of_o the_o apostle_n polycarpus_n say_v irenaeus_n etc._n irenaeus_n iren._n advers._fw-la haeres_fw-la l._n 3._o c._n 3._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d etc._n etc._n be_v not_o only_o teach_v by_o the_o apostle_n and_o converse_v with_o many_o that_o have_v see_v christ_n but_o also_o be_v by_o the_o apostle_n constitute_v in_o asia_n bishop_n of_o the_o church_n which_o be_v in_o smyrna_n who_o we_o ourselves_o also_o do_v see_v in_o our_o young_a age_n for_o he_o continue_v long_o and_o be_v very_o age_v he_o most_o glorious_o and_o noble_o suffer_v martyrdom_n depart_v this_o life_n to_o this_o let_v i_o add_v the_o testimony_n which_o those_o brethren_n of_o the_o church_n of_o smyrna_n who_o be_v present_a at_o the_o martyrdom_n of_o their_o bishop_n polycarpus_n give_v he_o 〈◊〉_d he_o smyrnens_fw-la eccles_n epist_n de_fw-fr martyrio_fw-la policarpi_n euseb_n lib._n 4._o hist_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 15._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d vide_fw-la euseb_n l._n 2._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d &_o lib._n 4._o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d as_o eusebius_n l._n 4._o hist_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 15._o he_o be_v say_v his_o brethren_n the_o most_o admirable_a man_n in_o our_o time_n a_o apostolical_a and_o prophetical_a doctor_n and_o bishop_n of_o the_o whole_a church_n in_o smyrna_n famous_a and_o certain_a be_v the_o testimony_n of_o hegesippus_n in_o his_o history_n of_o the_o church_n as_o eusebius_n note_v to_o the_o same_o purpose_n the_o next_o and_o last_o i_o shall_v cite_v be_v the_o testimony_n of_o clement_n who_o st._n paul_n mention_v among_o other_o his_o fellow_n labourour_n phil._n 4.3_o §_o 11._o clement_n be_v say_v by_o the_o ancient_n to_o have_v write_v a_o epistle_n to_o the_o church_n and_o saint_n at_o corinth_n which_o epistle_n have_v the_o attestation_n of_o irenaeus_n who_o call_v it_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d a_o most_o substantial_a epistle_n to_o the_o corinthian_n and_o of_o photius_n that_o style_v it_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d a_o eloquent_a or_o a_o worthy_a speak_v epistle_n it_o be_v also_o high_o commend_v by_o origin_n cyril_n justin_n martyr_n st._n jerom_n and_o other_o godly_a and_o learned_a man_n which_o epistle_n mr._n patrick_n young_a say_v be_v extant_a in_o the_o king_n library_n at_o oxford_n his_o word_n in_o that_o his_o epistle_n be_v these_o junii_fw-la these_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d etc._n etc._n clem._n epist_n ad_fw-la corinth_n pag._n 57_o d._n patrieii_n junii_fw-la our_o apostle_n know_v say_v he_o by_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n that_o there_o will_v be_v contention_n about_o the_o name_n of_o episcopacy_n and_o therefore_o for_o this_o very_a same_o cause_n have_v receive_v perfect_a knowledge_n thy_o appoint_v the_o foresay_a degree_n and_o give_v thereupon_o a_o design_v order_n and_o listen_v of_o office_n etc._n etc._n and_o it_o will_v be_v no_o small_a sin_n in_o we_o say_v he_o if_o we_o shall_v refuse_v or_o reject_v they_o who_o have_v sacred_o and_o without_o reproof_n undergo_v the_o office_n of_o episcopacy_n etc._n etc._n the_o magd._n cent._n 1_o 2_o 3._o do_v make_v mention_n of_o such_o bishop_n in_o the_o church_n of_o god_n and_o all_o ecclesiastical_a historian_n that_o i_o have_v read_v do_v testify_v the_o priority_n and_o pre-eminence_n of_o bishop_n §_o 12._o i_o will_v not_o be_v misunderstand_v therefore_o i_o will_v take_v liberty_n to_o tell_v the_o reader_n that_o this_o priority_n presidence_n and_o pre-eminence_n of_o any_o one_o bishop_n above_o other_o bishop_n pastor_n teacher_n presbyter_n or_o elder_n and_o minister_n of_o christ_n be_v not_o any_o lordly_a prelacy_n with_o coercive_a power_n over_o the_o conscience_n or_o dominion_n over_o the_o faith_n of_o god_n clergy_n for_o the_o holy_a apostle_n do_v approve_v themselves_o to_o every_o man_n conscience_n in_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n 2_o cor._n 4.1_o 2._o not_o have_v dominion_n over_o their_o faith_n 2_o cor._n 1.24_o neither_o as_o be_v lord_n over_o god_n clergy_n or_o heritage_n 1_o pet._n 5.1_o 2_o 3._o but_o i_o mean_v and_o intend_v any_o one_o of_o the_o bishop_n pastor_n teacher_n presbyter_n or_o elder_n who_o be_v or_o shall_v by_o the_o consent_n approbation_n and_o choice_n of_o the_o rest_n be_v appoint_v ordain_v and_o set_v over_o they_o as_o chief_a bishop_n or_o presbyter_n
of_o the_o church_n in_o any_o city_n and_o village_n adjacent_a who_o for_o order_n sake_n in_o gospel-government_n have_v priority_n pre-eminence_n and_o authority_n above_o the_o rest_n of_o the_o presbyter_n or_o bishop_n of_o the_o same_o church_n not_o alone_o nor_o without_o they_o but_o when_o convene_v with_o they_o to_o act_n rule_n guide_n order_n and_o govern_v with_o their_o consent_n suffrage_n and_o assistance_n according_a to_o the_o law_n of_o the_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n the_o constitution_n and_o commandment_n the_o practice_n and_o example_n of_o his_o holy_a apostle_n act._n 15.2_o 6_o 19_o 22._o nor_o shall_v the_o minister_n of_o christ_n strive_v which_o of_o they_o shall_v be_v great_a luk._n 22.24_o 25_o 26._o neither_o ought_v any_o of_o they_o to_o love_n and_o affect_v to_o have_v pre-eminence_n among_o they_o as_o diotrephes_n do_v 3._o epist_n of_o john_n v._n 9_o 5._o 9_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 1_o tim._n 3.1_o 2_o 3_o 4_o 5_o 6._o titus_n 1.7_o 8_o 9_o 2_o tim._n 4.1_o 2_o 3_o 4_o 5._o but_o a_o bishop_n must_v be_v blameless_a a_o ensample_n to_o the_o flock_n vigilant_a patient_a apt_a to_o teach_v not_o covetous_a not_o greedy_a of_o filthy_a lucre_n and_o one_o that_o rule_v well_o his_o own_o house_n that_o he_o may_v take_v care_n of_o the_o church_n of_o god_n hold_v fast_o the_o faithful_a word_n etc._n etc._n chap._n iii_o the_o three_o work_n that_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n come_v into_o this_o world_n to_o do_v be_v to_o institute_v those_o gospel-ordinance_n in_o which_o his_o church_n of_o saint_n must_v worship_v god_n in_o spirit_n and_o in_o truth_n when_o the_o church_n be_v assemble_v on_o the_o first_o day_n of_o the_o week_n in_o some_o convenient_a place_n to_o worship_n god_n christ_n have_v appoint_v that_o first_o of_o all_o prayer_n supplication_n and_o thanksgiving_n be_v make_v 1_o tim._n 2.1_o 2_o 3._o for_o this_o be_v good_a and_o acceptable_a in_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n our_o saviour_n 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