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live upon the Gospol. 'Tis but just and reasonables that they who by undertaking that holy Calling, are taken off from the waies of gaining a liveli
hood in the world, Mou'd be provided for by them ! whose souls they watch over: And seeing the
people receive Spiritual things from them, viz. Instruction and Alfistance towards che obtaining eternal life , 'tis agreeable both to reason and
Scripture chey should receive temporals from the people. Yet this ought not to be a Ministers chief end and aim in setting his hand to this plow ;
buc co Glorifie God in the saving of Souls. For 1 what will ic profit a Minister to gain his peoples * Tithes, and by negligence and carelesnelse to lose
his peoples . Souls. Ministers are to be Lights to
their Flocks, and boch by their Doctrine and Š life to show them the way to Heaven. Whic a s horrible ingratitude and unworthinesse isic then in
those men who endeavour to extinguishi those
Lights either by' withdrawing the Oyl of mainteinance, or blowing them out with the wind of persee cution?
Prov.29.18. Where there is no vison, the people
perish. H01.4.6. My people are destroyed for lack of know
ledge, Jer.3.15. And I will give you Paftones according
to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Mal.2.7. For the Priests lips should keep knom.
ledge, and they should seek the Law at his mouth,
for he is the meßerger of the Lord of Hosts. Isa 30.20. And though the Lord give you the
bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, get shall not thy teachers be removed into a cor
ner any more, but thine eies shall see thy teach Mar.13.52. Then said he unto them, therefore e
very Scribe which is instructed unto the Kingdom of Heaven, is like anto a man which is an Housholder, which bringeth forth out of his
treasury things new and old. Eph.4.11. And he gave some Apostles, and some
Prophets, and fome Evangelifts, and some Pastours and Teachers. V.12. For the perfecting of the Saints, for the
work of the Ministry, for the edifying of the bo
dy of Christ. 1 Cor. 12.28. And God hath ser fome in the
Church, firft Apostles , secondarily Prophets, thirdly Teachers, after that miracles, thes Gifts of healings, helps, Governments, diver
sities of Tongues. 2 Cor.3.6. Who hath made us able Ministers of
the New Testament, not of the Letter but of ike
Spirit. 2 Tim.2.15. Study to shew thy self approved uni.
Gad, a workman that needeh not to be ashame: rightly dividing the Word of Trush.
Col.1.28. whom we preach, warning every man,
and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Fe
fus. i Pec.5.1. The Elders which are among you, I
exhort, who am also an Elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a pariaker of the Glory that fball be revealed., V.2. Feed ihe Flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lacre, but of a rea. dy mind. V.3. Neither as being Lords over Gods Heritage,
but being ensamples to the Flock. Col.4.17. And say to Archippus, take heed to the
Ministry which thou hast received from the
Lord, that thou fulfill it. 1 Thes.2.4. But as we were allowed of God to be
put in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our
bearts. V.5. For neither at any time used we flattering words,, as ye know, nor a Cleak of Covetousness, God is witness. V.6. Nor of mer fought we Glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been bur
densom as the Apostles of cbrift. V.7. But we were gentle among you, even as a
Nurse cherisheth her children. V.8. So being affectionately desirous of you, we
were willing to have imparted unto you, not the Gospel of God only, but also ont own fouls, be
cause ye were dear unto us, .. V.10. Te are witnesses, and God also, how belily
and juftly, and unblameably we behaved our selves among you that belceve; V.11. As you know, how we exherted, and comforted, and charged every one of you (as a Father doth his Children) V.12. That ye would walk worthy of God, who
batb called you unto his Kingdom Glory. V.13. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because when ye received the Word of God, which ye heard of 108, ye received it nos as the Word of men, but ( as it is in trush) the Word of God, which effettually worketb alfo in youthat beleeve. V.19. For what is our hope, or joy or Crmn of rejoycing Are pot even ge in the prefence
of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming. V.20. For ye are our Glory and Foy. 1 Cor.16.15. I beseech you Brethren fye. knop
the house of Stephanas, that it is the fizit fraits of achais, and that they have addicted thenfelves to the Miniftry of the Saints.) V.16. That ye fubmit your felves unto fuch, and to every one that helpeth wish 14 and labour
eth. Heb. 13.17. Obey then i hat have the sale over gou, and fuboxit your felves, for they watch fer
gour fouls, as they that must give an account,
you, and all the Saints: They of Italy falute
counted worthy of double honour, especially they
who labour in the Word and Doctrine.
be spent for you, though the more abundantiy I
ури, , the leffe I be loved.
own charges ? who planteth a vineyard, and
the Law the same alfo?
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Is it a great thing, if we shall reap your carnall