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Is. Ix. 2. Darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his giory shall be seen upon thee.
Ver. 3. The Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isa. xlii. 7, 16.
Jer. xxiv. 7. I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
xxxi. 33. I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts.
Ver. 34. And they shall all know me from the least even to the greatest.
Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee to me, in righteousness and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies, and in faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord.
vi. 2. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord. Hab. ii. 14. The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Isa. xi. 9.
Mal. i. 11. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering.
God is made known by his works. Ps. ix. 16. The Lord is known by the judgments he executeth.
xix. 1. The heavens declare the glory of God, the firmament sheweth his handy work.
Ver. 2. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. Rom. i. 20. The invisible things of God, from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that he hath made, even his eternal power and God-head.
Ps. Iviii. 11. Verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
c. 3. The Lord he is God, he made us.
2 Cor. i. 21. He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us is God.
Heb. iii. 4. He that built all things is God.
V. Christ called light, as a teacher sent to give the true knowledge of God.
Luke ii. 32. A light to lighten the Gentiles.
John i. 4. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. Ver. 7, 8. Matt. iv. 16.
Ver. 9. The true light that lighteth every man, that cometh into the world.
viii. 12. Jesus said, I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
ix. 5. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. x. 14. I know my sheep, and am known of mine.
xii. 46. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believ eth on me should not abide in darkness. Ver. 35, 36.
Acts xiii. 47. I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldst be for salvation to the ends of the earth.
VI. Duties of the enlightened, who know God. Acts xvi. 30. The times of ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent.
Rom. xiii. 12. Let us put on the armour of light.
Ver. 13. Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness.
1 Thess. v. 5. Ye are all the children of the light and of the day, we are not of the night nor of darkness.
Ver. 6. Therefore let us not sleep as do others, but let us watch and be sober.
Ver. 8. Let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for an helmet the hope of salvation.
1 Pet. ii. 9. Ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness, to his marvellous light.
VII. Wicked know not God. Exod. v. 2. Pharaoh said, who is the Lord? that I should obey his voice. I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go. Job xxi. 15.
Ps. xiv. 4. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge.
lxxix. 6. Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee.
lxxxii. 5. They know not, neither will they understand, they walk. on in darkness.
Isa. i. 3. Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ver. 7. Your country is desolate, your city is burnt with fire. Jer. iv. 22. My people is foolish, they have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Ver. 27. The whole land shall be desolate.
v. 4. They are foolish, they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgments of their God. Ver. 5.
ix. 3. They proceed from evil to evil and know not me, saith the Lord.
Ver. 11. I will make Jerusalem heaps.
Hos. iv. 1. The Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
v. 4. The spirit of whoredoms is in them, they have not known the Lord.
John viii. 19. Jesus said to the Pharisees, ye neither know me nor my Father. Ver. 55.
xvi. 3. Jesus said unto his disciples, these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father nor me.
xvii. 25. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee. Rom. i. 27. They did not like to retain God in their knowledge, wherefore God gave them up to a reprobate mind. Ps. x. 4.
1 Cor. xv. 34. Some (professed Christians) have not the knowledge of God.
1 John iv. 8. He that loveth not, knoweth not God.
VIII. Faith in God. 2 Chron. xx. 20. Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established.
Isa. xliii. 10. Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen, that ye may know and believe me, that I am the Lord.
Mark xi. 22. Jesus said, have faith in God. John xii. 44. Heb. vi. 1. Let us go on toward perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance, and of faith toward God.
xi. 6. Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Jam. ii. 19. Thou believest there is one God; thou dost well.
1 Pet. i. 21. That your faith and hope might be in God.
Ps. cxix. 66. I have believed thy commandments.
IX. Faith in Christ. John vi. 29. Jesus said, this is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
1 John iii. 23. This is God's commandment that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another. John xii. 36. Believe in the light that ye may be the children of light.
xiv. i. Jesus said, ye believe in God, believe also in me.
xx. 27. Jesus said to Thomas, be not faithless but believing. X. Faith in Christ, brief summaries thereof. John ix. 25. Dost thou believe in the Son of God. Ver. 38.
xi. 27. I believe that thou art Christ the Son of God, that should come into the world.
xvi. 30. We believe that thou camest forth from God.
Jesus said, I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world.
Ver. 8. And they have believed that thou didst send me. Ver. 21. Acts viii. 37. Philip said to the eunuch, if thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest be baptized; and he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Ver 38. And Philip baptized him.
Rom. vi. 8. If we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
x. 9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God raised him from the dead thou shalt be saved.
Thess. iv. 14. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, them also that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
XI. Confessing Christ; promises. Matt. x. 32. Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father, which is in heaven.
Rom. x. 9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth, the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Ver. 10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1 John iv. 15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him and he in him.
Rev.ii. 13. Thou holdest fast my name. Ch. iii. 8.
XII. Denying Christ; threats. Matt. x. 33. Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Luke xii. 9. He that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. Z
2 Tim. ii. 12. If we deny him, he also will deny us.
2 Pet. ii. 1. False teachers shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them.
1 John ii. 22. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist that denieth the Father, and the Son.
1 John ii. 23. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.
Jude ver. 4. Ungodly men turn the grace of God into lasciviousness, denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. See Acts iii. 14. Matt. xxvi. 70.
XIII. The certainty and assurance of faith. Luke i. 1. Many have taken in hand to set forth a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us.
Ver. 4. It seemed good to me also, that thou mightest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed.
John iv. 22. We have heard ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
vi. 69. We believe and are sure that thou art Christ the Son of the living God.
xvi. 30. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Ver. 31.
xvii. 8. Jesus said, they have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. Ch. xvi. 27. Acts i. 36. Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, both Lord and Christ.
xvii. 31. God hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained, whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Heb. x. 22. Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith.
xi. 1. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. See Col. ii. 2. 1 Thess. i. 5. 2 Tim. iii. 14. 1 John iii. 19.
Of being strong, stedfust, and persevering in faith. Rom. iv. 9. Abraham being not weak in faith.
Ver. 20. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
Ver. 21. Being fully persuaded, that what God had promised he was able to perform.
Ver. 22. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness, 1 Cor. xvi. 13. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
2 Cor. v. 7. We walk by faith, not by sight.
iv. 18. We look not at the things which are seen and are temporal, but at the things which are not seen, and are eternal. Heb. xi. 27. Moses endured as seeing him who is invisible.
xiii. 5. Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith, prove your
Gal. . 20. The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith of the Son of God.
Eph. iii. 17. I pray that Christ may dwell in your hearts, by faith. vi. 16. Take the shield of faith, whereby ye may be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Phil. i. 27. Stand fast in one Spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the gospel.
Col. i. 23. Continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard. ii. 5. I am with you in the spirit, joying and beholding the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
Ver. 6. As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.
Ver. 7. Rooted and built up in him, aud stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
1 Tim. vi. 12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.
2 Tim. i. 13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
iv. 7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Ver. 8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteous
Tit. i. 13. Rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.
Heb. x. 23. Hold fast the profession of your faith, without wavering.
James i. 3. The trying of your faith worketh patience. 1 Pet. 1.7. I Pet. v. 8. Your adversary the devil, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Ver. 9. Whom resist, stedfast in the faith.
2 Pet. iii. 7. Beware lest ye fall from your stedfastness.
1 John v. 4. This is the victory that overcometh the world, even your faith. See John viii. 31. Compare with Rom. x. 8. See also, Acts xiv. 22. Eph. vi. 10. 2 Tim. ii. 1. 1 John ii. 14. Rev. ii. 13.— xiii. 8. See Heb. chap. xi. throughout.
XIV. Graces and duties, accompanying true faith, or marks and evidences of true faith.
Exod. iv. 31. The people believed and worshipped.
xiv. 31. The people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord. Ps. cvi. 12. The waters covered their enemies, then believed they his words, they sung his praise.
cxvi. 10. I believed, therefore have I spoken. 2 Cor. iv. 13. Ps. xxvii. 13.
Jonah iii. 5. The people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast.
Acts xv. 9. God purifying the hearts of the Gentiles by faith. xvi. 34. The keeper of the prison rejoiced, believing in God, with all his house.
xx. 21. Paul testified both to the Jews and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
xxiv. 24. When Felix heard Paul concerning the faith.