The Works of the REV. P. Doddridge, D. D, Vol. 10

The Works of the REV. P. Doddridge, D. D, Vol. 10 : The Family Expositor, Containing a Paraphrase on the Second Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Works of the Rev. P. Doddridge, D. D, Vol. 10: The Family Expositor, Containing a Paraphrase on the Second Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy Timothy against the difficulties he might be called to encounter, he lags open the motives and hopes by which he himself was support e under the sufferings he bore in defence of the gospel assuring him, that those who sufered with Christ should also be glorified with him. To this he adds some directions in relation to his mi nistry advising him in articular to avoid and discourage all those empt harangues and id e controversies which only served to con form the mind, and by which some had been seduced from the purity of the Christian faith, ver. 8 - 18. The apostle then takes occasion, from a general view of the great design and tendency of the gos el, to urge the necessity of holiness in all Christians, and especia ly in ministers; and recommends to the latter the utmost gentleness and meekness in their attempts to recover sinners from the miserable condition into which they were fallen, ver. 19, to the nut - And, to make him more sensible of the importance of exert ing himself in order to maintain the purity and honour of religion, he assures him that a reat declension and apostacy was to prevail in the Christian worl and that false teachers were rising up in it, by whose wicked artifices many weak persons were deceived and led astray; reminding him at the same time of that patience and fortitude which he had seen him discover amidst the severest persecutions; chap. Iii. 1 - 18. To guard Timoth a alost these seducers, and to preserve the church from their fhtai influence, Paul recommends to him the study of the scriptures as of the ut most importance to all the purposes of Christian edification; and charges him in a solemn manner to use the utmost diligence in all the parts of his ministerial work; declaring at the same time, for his encouragement, the satisfaction with which be reflected on his own fidelity in the nearest views of martyrdom for the truth, ver. 14. Chap. Iv. 1 - 8. The apostle concludes this epistle with re questing Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, in order to assist and comfort him under the unworthy treatment he had met with from some of his Christian brethren giving him an account of the manner to which he had, in his late appearance before the heathen magistrate at Rome, been deserted by men, but supported by Christ; and, having expressed his cheerful confidence that he should be safely conducted to the presence of lns Lord, he adds some particular salutations, and closes with his usual benediction, ver. 9, to the end of the epistle. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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