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SER. X.
147
PRIMITIVE DISCIPLES DISPARAGED.
Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." Rom. viii. 9-11.

"How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" Luke, xi. 13.

"This spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive" Jno. vii. 39.

"I will dwell in them." [believers] 2 Cor. vi. 16.

"I dwell—with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit." Isa. lvii. 15.

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith." Eph. iii. 17.

"Repent, and be baptized—in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts, ii. 38.

"Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith." Gal. iii 2.




"These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit." Jude, 19.

"The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:—neither can he know them." 1 Cor. ii. 14.


See Ser. VI. p. 118.




EXTRACT IV.

The primitive disciples disparaged.

"As soon as the primitive disciples turned away from the true source of instruction,—the Spirit of truth in their own souls,—they set up another rule, and began to make creeds and confessions of faith; and every one who would not bow to their creed was to be banished or destroyed." p.p. 244, 245.


"The true source of instruction" to the Apostles was immediate, except as regards the Old Testament.—