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14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and Rome. riod, 4774. arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Vulgar Æra,
Ø 12. EPH. V. 15—21.
to walk circumspectly according to the Rules and Doc-
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit ;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord :
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of
13. EPH. V. 22, to the end.
Individuals to each other, proceeds to the further Illustra-
THE DUTIES of HUSBANDS AND WIVES-CHAP. XIV.
Julian Period, 4774. Vulgarfra, 61.
and as Christ exercises Authority over the Church, for Rome.
being made one Flesh
his Church is a great Mystery; but let every one, as Marriage is of Divine Institution, love his Wife as a part of himself, and let the Wife see that she considers her Husband as her Superior and Head.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church : and he is the Saviour of the body.
24 Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word ;
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing ; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies : he that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own fesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church :
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and
Julian Per mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two Rome. riod, 4774. VulgarÆra,
shall be one flesh. 61.
32 This is a great mystery": but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
39 Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Children are commanded to obey their Parents, who have a
right to their Gratitude and Love, in Obedience to that
vants, of every Rank, are commanded to be obedient to
doing their Duty
" Adam is expressly called in Scriplure the ligure of him that was to come; and the circumstances which attended the formation of Eve, were equally a figure of the creation of the Church, of whom Eve was the common mother. As God took from Adam while insensible in a deep sleep, part of himself for the formation of Eve, that she might receive a spiritual life ; so did God revivify the human body of our Saviour from the deep sleep of death, for the purpose of conferring spiritual life on mankind. And as Adam gave his flesh for the woman, so did Cbrist his flesh for the Church. And as the wife is made one flesli with the husband, so must the Church be spiritually united to Christ, and be made one with Him through the Spirit, for which pur. pose he has incorporated the human with the divine nature, that both may be united by the same holy Spirit. Woman was created and brought to life from the side of Adam, and the Churcht was created or regenerated by the piercing or the body of Cbrist.
DUTIES OF CHILDREN, MASTERS, AND SERVANTS.
Julian Pe- respect of Persons, whalever difference exists between Rome. riod, 4774.
them here. Vulgar Æra, 61.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord : for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first commandment with promise)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth
4 And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath : but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers ; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart:
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men ;
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, for-
15. EPH. vi. 10-20.
ties and in the Knowledge of their high calling, con-
Julian Pe. of Truth, which will enable them to discover their spiri- Rome. riod, 4774. tual Enemies — the Breast-plate, or the Principle of. Vulgar Æra,
Righteousness, which will defend them from their Attacks, 61.
and their Feet shod, that they may be prepared to with-
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in
ii Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds; that
Ø 16. EPH. vi. 21, to the end.
and Circumstances at Rome, and in all probability being