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1848 edition. Excerpt: ... Ibid. vii. 17. highly favoured Disciple
of Christ. He had received the spiritual Keys from Christ. Christ
taught from his ship. He converted three thousand souls at once. He
gathered the first fruits of the Gentiles into the Church. When he
wrote his Second Epistle, from which our text is taken, he was old,
and he knew that the time was at hand when he must obey Christ's
words to him, "Follow thou Me." He was now preparing to follow
Christ, to stretch forth his hands, and to be girded to the Cross.
What a solemn tone of seriousness, therefore, is there in this his
testimony, his farewell testimony, concerning the Epistles of St.
Paul Surely the Holy Spirit was then with him. Surely his dear Lord
and Master was with the aged Apostle, St. Peter, when he thus
wrote: and in the words of the dying Martyr, acknowledging and
commending St. Paul's Epistles as Scripture, we have, we may
venture to say, the declaration of Christ Himself. It deserves
carefully to be remarked, that the great Apostle St. Paul, of whose
Epistles we have been now speaking, and who was St. Peter's
companion in dying for Christ, when, like him, he takes leave of
the Church, aims also, like Peter, to rivet her attention, and fix
her whole mind upon Scripture. In his second Epistle to Timothy,
--the last which he wrote, --St. Paul says, "I am now ready to be
offered, and the time of my departure is at hand; I have fought a
good fight, I have kept the faith; henceforth is laid up for me a
crown of righteousness." And that no one might ever doubt how this
crown is to be won, he says to his beloved son in the faith,
"Continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, and hast been
assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them, and that from a
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