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"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that
“Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are
“Comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”
The object of this compilation of Holy Scripture is to prove that the will and mind of God are unchangeable, and that there is perfect harmony in His Word, as expressed in the Old and New Testament.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and, in Him, of all the spiritual Israel.
As He spake to them by His prophets, so has He spoken to us by His Son and His apostles; and these do not destroy the law of God but fulfil it.
This comparison of parallel passages, taken from the Old and New Testament, will evidence the force and beauty of Scripture truth, and will be useful in showing how fully God's Word refutes all errors in doctrine and practice of religion, and also fully shows that God's chosen nation of old was a type of His spiritual people, chosen out of every nation, kindred and tongue. As Christ Jesus said, “Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” Also as Paul saith, in his Epistle to the Romans, “For they are not all Israel which are of Israel.”
Augustin saith, “ The knowledge of Holy Scripture is a great, large and high place : but the door is very low, so that the high and arrogant man cannot run in; but he must stoop low, and humble himself, that shall enter into it. Presumption and arrogance is the mother of all error, and humility needeth to fear no error. His humility will bring together one place with another, in order to know the truth. And although many things in the Scripture be spoken in obscure mysteries, yet there is nothing spoken under