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puts an end to all spoils, and redeems men out of the ninth and tenth parts of the earth to God; and here the day of salvation is known to reign upon the carth. For when man transgressed, being drove from God into the earth, then the law came, that was over all transgression, and led out of it; by that law were they to offer up the tenth; and Melchizedeck beforc the law had the tenth of the spoils, but Christ who ends the wars, ended the spoils, and the tenths, who is the heir of all things, the covenant of God; who reconciles all things in one, things in heaven, and things in carth. And this the apostles preached, who were in the power of God, who brought men out of the ninths of the carth and tenths 100, and brought men out of the occasion of the war into that which ended them, which was the power of God. But they who went forth from the apostles into the earth, that had the form o: godliness and denied the power thereof, who led the world after then, set up ninths and tenths, unlike the ministers of the gospel, scho brought them out of the ninths and tenths into unity with the power of God, and the son, and to reign upon the earth. And they that take tithes now, are unlike them that took tithes under the law, or before the law, that Abraham gave the tenths of the spoil to, who met them with bread and water, but these now have no storehouse for widows, strangers, and fatherless, that there need not be a beggar among them. So they who are called christian priests, who cannot get their tenth: without prisons, courts, and writs, and treble damages, and casting in! prison until death for them, are worse than the Jews. These are calle: christian practices in our days by them who are apostatized from the true apostles and church, and from the power of God they were in! B.: the maintenance that Christ speaks of 10 his ministers is owned, but all that make a trade of the words of the prophets, Christ, and the apostles, who laid down their lives for speaking them forth, we deny, dad the apostles did not give a clerk wages to say amen, but that came up since the apostles' days, and is judged by the spirit of truth, and whosoerer will make Alexander Ross's lies in his book called, 'A view of Religion,' their refuge, are in a sad condition, both which, he and his lies, are condemned to the fire and lake by the power of God. Glory in the highest! rejoice over them ye saints.
Richard Nlayo, Priest of Kingston, his Doctrine and Princip!
us follow. P. “That the light within is the light of nature, which teacheth to do all things that the law commands, and to deny all things that the las forbids.
A. That which teacheth to do all things the law commands, and dens
what the law forbids, is above nature; that is it which keeps nature in its course,
that it shall not be of a fire; but we see thy nature is gone out of its course; and is all on fire among you priests and professors.
P. “That God set up a dim light in every man.'
A. The light that God set up in every man is not dim, but men grow dim when they transgress the light, which God hath set in them, to give them the knowledge and feeling of himself.
P. “He said the devil was the power of God, and that Christ was made manifest to destroy the power of God, and to destroy him that was the power of God.' A. The devil that went out of the truth, went out of the power
of God, and Christ was manifest to destroy the works of the devil, and not the power of God, though Christ came to put an end to all figures, types and shadows, priests, first covenant, and temple; Christ, who is the power of God, did not come to destroy the power of God, the power of God is not divided against itself ; and the devil that went out of the truth, the power of God went against him: so he is not the power of God, that went out of the truth, that tempted others out of the truth to transgress and to sin, by which came death, by which the devil, that went out of the truth, hath the power of death. So it is the power of death, which Christ the power of God destroys, and him that hath the power of it.
P. Mayo saith, "To say the gospel is the power of God, is but a metaphorical specch.'
A. The apostle doth not say so; for the Apostle saith, “The gospel is the power of God unto salvation, to every one that believes,' in plain words. Rom. 1 chapter.
P. IIe said, “that by that lantern or light, spoken of in the Psalms, which was a light unto David's path, was not meant Christ the word.'
A. Why then doth the apostle often bring David's words to prove that David did speak of Christ; and spake of the sure mercies of David, of the everlasting covenant of light, and that in his light he should see more light, and called him Lord? and David saw his flesh that should scc no corruption, and his resurrection; and many other scriptures might be brought to prove this.
P. He said, “The scriptures were the seed which the sower went forth to sow,' Mat. 13.
A. The sced is that which the scripture speaks of, which Christ said is the word; and many who have the scripture, know not the seed, nor the thing it speaks os, nor the sced that is sown, which is the word, as instance the Jews and you Christians, who put scripture for it; sor is the scripture be the sced, it is sown already, it is printed, and what need you go out to sow it? P He saith, that Paul in the v of the Ephes. 18. exhorts the
Ephesians to follow a light which was not the light of the gospel,' and he said, "he could not prove in plain scripture in so many words, that any of the ministers of Christ exhort the saints to follow a light which was the light of the gospel.'
A. We herein see his confusion, who confounds himself; and that in the Ephesians which he saith was not the light of the gospel, let all people read, where Paul bids them not to be drunk with wine, but be filled with the spirit; and this is the light of the gospel, which doth enlighten every man that cometh into the world,' which darkness cannot comprchend, where the God of the world hath blinded the minds of the infidels, lest the light of the glorious gospel should shine into them; as the minds of all the priests in the world do appear to be blinded by the god of the world, that the light of the glorious gospel
, which is the image of God, which shines in the hearts of believers, they do not behold, and though the light shines in darkness, their darkness comprehendeth it not. Therefore they rage like the Jews, and are professing the letter as the Jews did, standing against the light, with which light they are comprehended, which was before ages
P. He saith, that Paul's persecuting the saints was a righteous thing in the sight of men,' and he said, that “he denied that any doer of the law is justisicd, so as to be saved.'
A. Paul's persecuting the saints was not a righteous thing among righteous men, that were in the righteousness of God; for Christ the righteousness of God saith, "Paul, why persecutest thou me?' Now Paul's persecuting was justified by them who were in the self-rightcousness, out of the righteousness of Christ; and such as are in that righteousness may justify thee and thy persecution. And the doers of the law are justified, and they who are justified are saved, and Christ the end of the law, who redeems from under it, they come to know to be salvation itself. So I through the law, am dead to it, and know it a schoolmaster, and the righteousness of the law fulfilled in me.
P. "That a man may be a righteous man, and not a godly man.'
A. A righteous man in the righteousness of Christ, is a godly man, who has the righteousness of the law fulfilled in him, but a righteos man in self-righteousness is ungodly.
P. “That a man may be justificd by God, and yet condemned by his own conscience; and justificd by his own conscience and cu: denned by God.'
A. A man that is justified by God is not condemned by his own 003science, for the mystery of faith is held in a pure conscicnce, in which men are justified in the sight of God. And a man that is condemned is his own conscience, is not justified in the sight of God; that which condemns is the light, and that is the cause of condemnation, the hating of
it, and not believing of it, and that is the cause the conscience comes to be seared, whereby comes condemnation; and that in the Romans, proves no such thing as thou layest down.
P. “That every believer hath not the witness in him.'
A. That is contrary to scripture and the ministers of Christ's doctrinc, who say, he that belicves hath the witness in himself, (mark, he,) and after he believes, he comes to be sealed with the spirit of promise, and can set to his seal that God is true, and comes to believe the record of his son, which is the spirit that recordeth all things.
P. That the gospel is not the power of God.'
A. The gospel is the power of God; in this thou art contrary to the ministers of the gospel, who said, the gospel was the power of God to salvation to every one that believes,' and in this thou hast proved thyself to be an unbeliever.
P. "He would make Christ speak blasphemy; leaving out half his words.'
A. That is false: thou couldst not make Christ, the power of God, the light, the lise, the truth, speak blasphemy in leaving out many
of his words; for all blasphemy is out of the truth, and the power of God, and in the power and life of God there is no blasphemy.
P. “That a man may persecute Christ in the saints, and be a righteous man, and that the scriptures save instrumentally.'
A. A man cannot persecute the saints, and be in the righteousness of God, or the righteousness of the law, but they that persecute Christ, are in their own self-righteousness. And the scripture saves not instrumentally, but as men are in the faith; and men know not salvation, but as they are in the life that gave the scriptures forth, and Christ, the saviour they speak of; and there is the instrumental saving that the scripture owns, for Christ asked them that had the scriptures how they could escape the damnation of hell, that were out of the life.
P. “They that did not swear broke the law of God and man.'
A. They that swear are not come to Christ the end of the law, and they are out of Christ's doctrinc and the apostles,' who said “swear not at all, not by heaven, nor by carth, nor any other oath; but let your communication be yea, yea, nay, nay, lest ye fall into condemnation, for whatsoever is more than this cometh of evil.' So all swearers are in the evil, they are false brethren, they fall into condemnation, they are out of the doctrine of Christ, and break his command, and are none of his ministers.
P. “Ile did believe in a Christ that died at Jerusalem, but not in a Christ within.'
A. He that believes not in a Christ within, doth not believe in a Christ at Jerusalem, and he that doth not believe in a Christ within, and preach Christ within, is a reprobate, and out of the apostles' doc
trine, Col. ii. 2 Cor. xiii. and he is not a true believer of Christ without, who believes not in a Christ within, but is in the devil's belief, and believes as the devil doth.
P. "That is there be one grace within, it is created, and he belieres not in any created thing.'
A. The grace that is within, that establisheth the heart, is brought by the revelation of Jesus; the loins of the mind being girded up, it knows the grace by which it is saved, which brings salvation, which is sufficient: this comes from the Creator; which grace teacheth us, sail the saints, to deny ungodly lusts, and to live soberly.
P. That light which Christ hath enlightened every man with, is carnal and darkness.'
A. The light which Christ hath enlightened every man that is come into the world with, was before carnal or darkness was ; and believing in it, it leads every man from darkness and his carnal estate, into units with God: for no man sces his carnal estate and darkness, but by the light which'makes it manifest. And the light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, is that which all professors that were without life, in all ages stumbled at.
P. He knew no scripture that the world was in the heart of man,' and that it was
nonsense.' A. Thou art ignorant of Solomon's words, who saith 3 Eccles. He hath set the world in their hearts, that they cannot find the beginning or ending of the work of God.' And here thou hast showed thyself of the bottomless pit, without the beginning or ending of the work of God; and he is in the nonsense that is not in the beginning or ending of the work of God.
P. That men cannot be saved that have no other light.'
A. The light which hath enlightened every man that is come into the world, is the saviour, and no man is condemned, but for not believing in that light, and no man is saved but who believes in that light.
P. That there is no perfection attainable in this life.'
A. There is no perfection but in wickedness, in the life of Adam in the transgression, and there men live in sin, and have it in their body, and carry a body of sin and transgression, which came by the des: but Christ, the second Adam, destroys the devil and his works, az the power of death, who saves men from sin, and blots out the si and transgression, and redeems from the earth; and they who are : Christ, the second Adam, are in perfection, and in that which is ptë fect, and makes free from sin, and the body of it, and death, and his that hath the power of death, and they come to be perfect as their bu venly Father is perfect. And the work of the ministers of Christ, az to the perfecting of the saints, and thou that dost deny perfection, has