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    Romans: 12. 21. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. - Bible Offline

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    Mark: 9. 38. And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. 39. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40. For he that is not against us is on our part. 41. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. 42. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. - Bible Offline

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    Matthew: 5. 15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Bible Offline

    So who can justifiably state that our actions are of no consequence? Who can say that the believer isn't supposed to act as if they believe? Who will say that to continue is knowing sin isn't wrong if they believe in Christ.

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    Isaiah: 54. 1. Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. 2. Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 3. For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 4. Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. 5. For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6. For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. 7. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. 9. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. 11. O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. 13. And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 14. In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. 15. Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. - Bible Offline

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    The Epistle of Barnabas

    THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS
    Translated by J.B. Lightfoot.

    Barnabas 1:1
    I Bid you greeting, sons and daughters, in the name of the Lord that
    loved us, in peace.

    Barnabas 1:2
    Seeing that the ordinances of God are great and rich unto you, I
    rejoice with an exceeding great and overflowing joy at your blessed
    and glorious spirits; so innate is the grace of the spiritual gift
    that ye have received.

    Barnabas 1:3
    Wherefore also I the more congratulate myself hoping to be saved, for
    that I truly see the Spirit poured out among you from the riches of
    the fount of the Lord. So greatly did the much-desired sight of you
    astonish me respecting you.

    Barnabas 1:4
    Being therefore persuaded of this, and being conscious with myself
    that having said much among you I know that the Lord journeyed with
    me on the way of righteousness, and am wholly constrained also myself
    to this, to love you more than my own soul (for great faith and love
    dwelleth in you through the hope of the life which is
    His)--considering this therefore, that,

    Barnabas 1:5
    if it shall be my care to communicate to you some portion of that
    which I received, it shall turn to my reward for having ministered to
    such spirits, I was eager to send you a trifle, that along with your
    faith ye might have your knowledge also perfect.

    Barnabas 1:6
    Well then, there are three ordinances of the Lord; *the hope of life,
    which is the beginning and end of our faith; and righteousness, which
    is the beginning and end of judgment; love shown in gladness and
    exultation, the testimony of works of righteousness.*

    Barnabas 1:7
    For the Lord made known to us by His prophets things past and
    present, giving us likewise the firstfruits of the taste of things
    future. And seeing each of these things severally coming to pass,
    according as He spake, we ought to offer a richer and higher offering
    to the fear of Him. But I, not as though I were a teacher, but as
    one of yourselves, will show forth a few things, whereby ye shall be
    gladdened in the present circumstances.

    Barnabas 2:1
    Seeing then that the days are evil, and that the Active One himself
    has the authority, we ought to give heed to ourselves and to seek out
    the ordinances of the Lord.

    Barnabas 2:2
    The aids of our faith then are fear and patience, and our allies are
    long-suffering and self-restraint.

    Barnabas 2:3
    While these abide in a pure spirit in matters relating to the Lord,
    wisdom, understanding, science, knowledge rejoice with them.

    Barnabas 2:4
    For He hath made manifest to us by all the prophets that He wanteth
    neither sacrifices nor whole burnt offerings nor oblations, saying at
    one time;

    Barnabas 2:5
    What to Me is the multitude of your sacrifices, saith the Lord I am
    full of whole burnt-offerings, and the fat of lambs and the blood
    of bulls and of goats desire not, not though ye should come to be
    seen of Me. or who required these things at your hands? Ye shall
    continue no more to tread My court. If ye bring fine flour, it is
    in vain; incense is an abomination to Me; your new moons and your
    Sabbaths I cannot away with.

    Barnabas 2:6
    These things therefore He annulled, that the new law of our Lord
    Jesus Christ, being free from the yoke of constraint, might have its
    oblation not made by human hands.

    Barnabas 2:7
    And He saith again unto them;*Did command your fathers when they
    went forth from the land of Egypt to bring Me whole burnt offerings
    and sacrifices?

    Barnabas 2:8
    Nay, this was My command unto them, Let none of you bear a grudge
    of evil against his neighbor in his heart, and love you not a false
    oath.

    Barnabas 2:9
    So we ought to perceive, unless we are without understanding, the
    mind of the goodness of our Father; for He speaketh to us, desiring
    us not to go astray like them but to seek how we may approach Him.

    Barnabas 2:10
    Thus then speaketh He to us;*The sacrifice unto God is a broken
    heart, the smell of a sweet savor unto the Lord is a heart that
    glorifies its Maker.*We ought therefore, brethren, to learn
    accurately concerning our salvation, lest the Evil One having
    effected an entrance of error in us should fling us away from our
    life.

    Barnabas 3:1
    He speaketh again therefore to them concerning these things;
    Wherefore fast ye for Me, saith the Lord, so that your voice is
    heard this day crying aloud? This is not the fast which have chosen,
    saith the Lord; not a man abasing his soul;

    Barnabas 3:2
    not though ye should bend your neck as a hoop, and put on sackcloth
    and make your bed of ashes, not even so shall ye call a fast that is
    acceptable.

    Barnabas 3:3
    But unto us He saith;*Behold, this is the fast which I have chosen,
    saith the Lord; loosen every band of wickedness, untie the
    tightened cords of forcible contracts, send away the broken ones
    released and tear in pieces every unjust bond. Break thy bread to
    the hungry, and if thou seest one naked clothe him; bring the
    shelterless into thy house, and if thou seest a humble man, thou
    shalt not despise him, neither shall any one of thy household and
    of thine own seed.

    Barnabas 3:4
    Then shall thy light break forth in the morning, and thy healing
    shall arise quickly, and righteousness shall go forth before thy
    face, and the glory of God shall environ thee.

    Barnabas 3:5
    Then shalt thou cry out and God shall hear thee; while thou art
    still speaking, He shall say 'Lo, I am here'; if thou shalt take
    away from thee the yoke and the stretching forth of the finger and
    the word of murmuring, and shalt give thy bread to the hungry
    heartily, and shalt pity the abased soul.

    Barnabas 3:6
    To this end therefore, my brethren, He that is long-suffering,
    foreseeing that the people whom He had prepared in His well-beloved
    would believe in simplicity, manifested to us beforehand concerning
    all things, that we might not as novices shipwreck ourselves upon
    their law.

    Barnabas 4:1
    It behooves us therefore to investigate deeply concerning the
    present, and to search out the things which have power to save us.
    Let us therefore flee altogether from all the works of lawlessness,
    lest the works of lawlessness overpower us; and let us loathe the
    error of the present time, that we may be loved for that which is to
    come.

    Barnabas 4:2
    Let us give no relaxation to our soul that it should have liberty to
    consort with sinners and wicked men, lest haply we be made like unto
    them.

    Barnabas 4:3
    The last offence is at hand, concerning which the scripture speaketh,
    as Enoch saith.*For to this end the Master hath cut the seasons and
    the days short, that His beloved might hasten and come to His
    inheritance.

    Barnabas 4:4
    And the prophet also speaketh on this wise;*Ten reigns shall reign
    upon the earth, and after them shall arise another king, who shall
    bring low three of the kings under one.

    Barnabas 4:5
    In like manner Daniel speaketh concerning the same;*And I saw the
    forth beast to be wicked and strong and more intractable than all
    the beasts of the earth, and how there arose from him ten horns,
    and from these a little horn and excrescence, and how that it
    abased under one three of the great horns.

    Barnabas 4:6
    Ye ought therefore to understand. Moreover I ask you this one thing
    besides, as being one of yourselves and loving you all in particular
    more than my own soul, to give heed to yourselves now, and not to
    liken yourselves to certain persons who pile up sin upon sin, saying
    that our covenant remains to them also.

    Barnabas 4:7
    Ours it is; but they lost it in this way for ever, when Moses had
    just received it. For the scripture saith;*And Moses was in the
    mountain fasting forty days and forty nights, and he received the
    covenant from the Lord, even tablets of stone written with the
    finger of the hand of the Lord.

    Barnabas 4:8
    But they lost it by turning unto idols. For thus saith the Lord;
    Moses, Moses, come down quickly; for thy people whom thou
    broughtest out of the land of Egypt hath done unlawfully.*And
    Moses understood, and threw the two tables from his hands; and their
    covenant was broken in pieces, that the covenant of the beloved Jesus
    might be sealed unto our hearts in the hope which springeth from
    faith in Him.

    Barnabas 4:9
    But though I would fain write many things, not as a teacher, but as
    becometh one who loveth you not to fall short of that which we
    possess, I was anxious to write to you, being your devoted slave.
    Wherefore let us take heed in these last days. For the whole time of
    our faith shall profit us nothing, unless we now, in the season of
    lawlessness and in the offenses that shall be, as becometh sons of
    God, offer resistance, that the Black One may not effect an entrance.

    Barnabas 4:10
    Let us flee from all vanity, let us entirely hate the works of the
    evil way. Do not entering in privily stand apart by yourselves, as
    if ye were already justified, but assemble yourselves together and
    consult concerning the common welfare.

    Barnabas 4:11
    For the scripture saith;*Woe unto them that are wise for
    themselves, and understanding in their own sight.*Let us become
    spiritual, let us become a temple perfect unto God. As far as in us
    lies, let us exercise ourselves in the fear of God, [and] let us
    strive to keep His commandments, that we may rejoice in His
    ordinances.

    Barnabas 4:12
    The Lord judgeth the world without respect of persons; each man shall
    receive according to his deeds. If he be good, his righteousness
    shall go before him in the way; if he be evil, the recompense of his
    evil-doing is before him; lest perchance,

    Barnabas 4:13
    if we relax as men that are called, we should slumber over our sins,
    and the prince of evil receive power against us and thrust us out
    from the kingdom of the Lord.

    Barnabas 4:14
    Moreover understand this also, my brothers. When ye see that after
    so many signs and wonders wrought in Israel, even then they were
    abandoned, let us give heed, lest haply we be found, as the scripture
    saith,*many are called but few are chosen.

    Barnabas 5:1
    For to this end the Lord endured to deliver His flesh unto
    corruption, that by the remission of sins we might be cleansed, which
    cleansing is through the blood of His sprinkling.

    Barnabas 5:2
    For the scripture concerning Him containeth some things relating to
    Israel, and some things relating to us. And it speaketh thus;*He
    was wounded for your transgressions, and He hath been bruised for
    our sins; by His stripes we were healed. As a sheep He was led to
    slaughter, as a lamb is dumb before his shearer.

    Barnabas 5:3
    We ought therefore to be very thankful unto the Lord, for that He
    both revealed unto us the past, and made us wise in the present, and
    as regards the future we are not without understanding.

    Barnabas 5:4
    Now the scripture saith;*Not unjustly is the net spread for the
    birds.*He meaneth this that a man shall justly perish, who having
    the knowledge of the way of righteousness forceth himself into the
    way of darkness.

    Barnabas 5:5
    There is yet this also, my brethren; if the Lord endured to suffer
    for our souls, though He was Lord of the whole world, unto whom God
    said from the foundation of the world,*Let us make man after our
    image and likeness, how then did He endure to suffer at the hand
    of men?

    Barnabas 5:6
    Understand ye. The prophets, receiving grace from Him, prophesied
    concerning Him. But He Himself endured that He might destroy death
    and show forth the resurrection of the dead, for that He must needs
    be manifested in the flesh;

    Barnabas 5:7
    that at the same time He might redeem the promise made to the
    fathers, and by preparing the new people for Himself might show,
    while He was on earth, that having brought about the resurrection He
    will Himself exercise judgment.

    Barnabas 5:8
    Yea and further, He preached teaching Israel and performing so many
    wonders and miracles, and He loved him exceedingly.

    Barnabas 5:9
    And when He chose His own apostles who were to proclaim His Gospel,
    who that He might show that*He came not to call the righteous but
    sinners*were sinners above every sin, then He manifested Himself
    to be the Son of God.

    Barnabas 5:10
    For if He had not come in the flesh neither would men have looked
    upon Him and been saved, forasmuch as when they look upon the sun
    that shall cease to be, which is the work of His own hands, they
    cannot face its rays.

    Barnabas 5:11
    Therefore the Son of God came in the flesh to this end, that He might
    sum up the complete tale of their sins against those who persecuted
    and slew His prophets.

    Barnabas 5:12
    To this end therefore He endured. For God saith of the wounds of His
    flesh that they came from them;*When they shall smite their own
    shepherd, then shall the sheep of the flock be lost.

    Barnabas 5:13
    But He Himself desired so to suffer; for it was necessary for Him to
    suffer on a tree. For he that prophesied said concerning Him,*Spare
    My soul form the sword;*and,*Pierce My flesh with nails, for the
    congregations of evil-doers have risen up against Me.

    Barnabas 5:14
    And again He saith;*Behold I have given My back to stripes, and My
    cheeks to smitings, and My face did I set as a hard rock.

    Barnabas 6:1
    When then He gave the commandment, what saith He?*Who is he that
    disputeth with Me? Let him oppose Me. Or who is he that goeth to
    law with Me? Let him draw nigh unto the servant of the Lord,

    Barnabas 6:2
    Woe unto you, for ye all shall wax old as a garment, and the moth
    shall consume you.*And again the prophet saith, seeing that as a
    hard stone He was ordained for crushing;*Behold I will put into the
    fountains of Zion a stone very precious, elect, a chief
    corner-stone, honorable.

    Barnabas 6:3
    Then again what saith He;*And whosoever shall set his hope on Him,
    shall live forever.*Is our hope then set upon a stone? Far be it.
    But it is because the Lord hath set His flesh in strength. For He
    saith;*And He set Me as a hard rock.

    Barnabas 6:4
    And the prophet saith again;*The stone which the builders rejected,
    this became the head and the corner.*And again He saith;*This is
    the great and wonderful day, which the Lord made.

    Barnabas 6:5
    I write to you the more simply, that ye may understand, I who am the
    offscouring of your love.

    Barnabas 6:6
    What then saith the prophet again?*The assembly of evildoers
    gathered around Me, they surrounded Me as bees surround a comb;
    and;*For My garment they cast a lot.

    Barnabas 6:7
    Forasmuch then as He was about to be manifested in the flesh and to
    suffer, His suffering was manifested beforehand. For the prophet
    saith concerning Israel;*Woe unto their soul, for they have
    counseled evil counsel against themselves saying, Let us bind the
    righteous one, for he is unprofitable for us.

    Barnabas 6:8
    What sayeth the other prophet Moses unto them?*Behold, these things
    saith the Lord God; enter into the good land which the Lord swear
    unto Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and inherit it, a land flowing with
    milk and honey.

    Barnabas 6:9
    But what saith knowledge? Understand ye. Set your hope on Him who
    is about to be manifested to you in the flesh, even Jesus. For man
    is earth suffering; for from the face of the earth came the creation
    of Adam.

    Barnabas 6:10
    What then saith He?*Into the good land, a land flowing with milk
    and honey.*Blessed is our Lord, brethren, who established among us
    wisdom and understanding of His secret things. For the prophet
    speaketh a parable concerning the Lord. Who shall comprehend, save
    he that is wise and prudent and that loveth his Lord?

    Barnabas 6:11
    Forasmuch then as He renewed us in the remission of sins, He made us
    to be a new type, so that we should have the soul of children, as if
    He were recreating us.

    Barnabas 6:12
    For the scripture saith concerning us, how He saith to the Son;*Let
    us make man after our image and after our likeness, and let them
    rule over the beasts of the earth and the fowls of the heaven and
    the fishes of the sea.*And the Lord said when He saw the fair
    creation of us men;*Increase and multiply and fill the earth.
    These words refer to the Son.

    Barnabas 6:13
    Again I will shew thee how the Lord speaketh concerning us. He made
    a second creation at the last; and the Lord saith;*Behold I make
    the last things as the first.*In reference to this then the
    prophet preached;*Enter into a land flowing with milk and honey,
    and be lords over it.

    Barnabas 6:14
    Behold then we have been created anew, as He saith again in another
    prophet;*Behold, saith the Lord, I will take out from these, that
    is to say, from those whom the Spirit of the Lord foresaw,*their
    stony hearts, and will put into them hearts of flesh;*for He
    Himself was to be manifested in the flesh and to dwell in us.

    Barnabas 6:15
    For a holy temple unto the Lord, my brethren, is the abode of our
    heart.

    Barnabas 6:16
    For the Lord saith again;*For wherein shall I appear unto the Lord
    my God and be glorified? I will make confession unto Thee in the
    assembly of my brethren, and I will sing unto Thee in the midst of
    the assembly of the saints.*We therefore are they whom He brought
    into the good land.

    Barnabas 6:17
    What then is the milk and the honey Because the child is first kept
    alive by honey, and then by milk. So in like manner we also, being
    kept alive by our faith in the promise and by the word, shall live
    and be lords of the earth.

    Barnabas 6:18
    Now we have already said above;*And let them increase and multiply
    and rule over the fishes.*But who is he that is able [now] to rule
    over beasts and fishes and fowls of the heaven; for we ought to
    perceive that to rule implieth power, so that one should give orders
    and have dominion.

    Barnabas 6:19
    If then this cometh not to pass now, assuredly He spake to us for the
    hereafter, when we ourselves shall be made perfect so that we may
    become heirs of the covenant of the Lord.

    Barnabas 7:1
    Understand therefore, children of gladness, that the good Lord
    manifested all things to us beforehand, that we might know to whom we
    ought in all things to render thanksgiving and praise.

    Barnabas 7:2
    If then the Son of God, being Lord and future Judge of quick and
    dead, suffered that His wound might give us life, let us believe that
    the Son of God could not suffer except for our sakes.

    Barnabas 7:3
    But moreover when crucified He had vinegar and gall given Him to
    drink. Hear how on this matter the priests of the temple have
    revealed. Seeing that there is a commandment in scripture,
    Whatsoever shall not observe the fast shall surely die,*the Lord
    commanded, because He was in His own person about to offer the vessel
    of His Spirit a sacrifice for our sins, that the type also which was
    given in Isaac who was offered upon the alter should be fulfilled.

    Barnabas 7:4
    What then saith He in the prophet?*And let them eat of the goat
    that is offered at the fast for all their sins.*Attend carefully;
    And let all the priests alone eat the entrails unwashed with
    vinegar.

    Barnabas 7:5
    Wherefore? Since ye are to give Me, who am to offer My flesh for the
    sins of My new people, gall with vinegar to drink, eat ye alone,
    while the people fasteth and waileth in sackcloth and ashes; that He
    might shew that He must suffer at their hands.

    Barnabas 7:6
    Attend ye to the commandments which He gave.*Take two goats, fair
    and alike, and offer them, and let the priest take the one for a
    whole burnt offering for sins.

    Barnabas 7:7
    But the other one--what must they do with it?*Accursed,*saith He,
    is the one.*Give heed how the type of Jesus is revealed.

    Barnabas 7:8
    And do ye all spit upon it and goad it, and place scarlet wool
    about its head, and so let it be cast into the wilderness.*And
    when it is so done, he that taketh the goat into the wilderness
    leadeth it, and taketh off the wool, and putteth it upon the branch
    which is called Rachia, the same whereof we are wont to eat the
    shoots when we find them in the country. Of this briar alone is the
    fruit thus sweet.

    Barnabas 7:9
    What then meaneth this? Give heed.*The one at the alter, and the
    other accursed.*And moreover the accursed one crowned. For they
    shall see Him in that day wearing the long scarlet robe about His
    flesh, and shall say, Is not this He, Whom once we crucified and set
    at nought and spat upon; verily this was He, Who then said that He
    was the Son of God.

    Barnabas 7:10
    For how is He like the goat? For this reason it says*the goats
    shall be fair and alike,*that, when they shall see Him coming
    then, they may be astonished at the likeness of the goat. Therefore
    behold the type of Jesus that was to suffer.

    Barnabas 7:11
    But what meaneth it, that they place the wool in the midst of the
    thorns? It is a type of Jesus set forth for the Church, since
    whosoever should desire to take away the scarlet wool it behoved him
    to suffer many things owing to the terrible nature of the thorn, and
    through affliction to win the mastery over it. Thus, He saith, they
    that desire to see Me, and to attain unto My kingdom, must lay hold
    on Me through tribulation and affliction.

    Barnabas 8:1
    But what think ye meaneth the type, where the commandment is given
    to Israel that those men, whose sins are full grown, offer an heifer
    and slaughter and burn it, and then that the children take up the
    ashes, and cast them into vessels, and twist the scarlet wool on a
    tree (see here again is the type of the cross and the scarlet wool),
    and the hyssop, and that this done the children should sprinkle the
    people one by one, that they may be purified from their sins?

    Barnabas 8:2
    Understand ye how in all plainness it is spoken unto you; the calf is
    Jesus, the men that offer it, being sinners, are they that offered
    Him for the slaughter. After this it is no more men (who offer); the
    glory is no more for sinners.

    Barnabas 8:3
    The children who sprinkle are they that preached unto us the
    forgiveness of sins and the purification of our heart, they to whom,
    being twelve in number for a testimony unto the tribes (for there are
    twelve tribes of Israel), He gave authority over the Gospel, that
    they should preach it.

    Barnabas 8:4
    But wherefore are the children that sprinkle three in number? For a
    testimony unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, because these are mighty
    before God.

    Barnabas 8:5
    Then there is the placing the wool on the tree. This means that the
    kingdom of Jesus is on the cross, and that they who set their hope on
    Him shall live for ever.

    Barnabas 8:6
    And why is there the wool and the hyssop at the same time? Because
    in His kingdom there shall be evil and foul days, in which we shall
    be saved; for he who suffers pain in the flesh is healed through the
    foulness of the hyssop.

    Barnabas 8:7
    Now to us indeed it is manifest that these things so befell for this
    reason, but to them they were dark, because they heard not the voice
    of the Lord.

    Barnabas 9:1
    Furthermore He saith concerning the ears, how that it is our heart
    which He circumcised. The Lord saith in the prophet;*With the
    hearing of the ears they listened to Me.*And again He saith;
    They that are afar off shall hear with their ears, and shall
    perceive what I have done. And;*Be ye circumcised in your
    hearts,*saith the Lord.

    Barnabas 9:2
    And again He saith;*Hear, O Israel, for thus saith the Lord thy
    God. Who is he that desireth to live forever, let him hear with his
    ears the voice of My servant.
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    And again He saith;*Hear, O heaven, and give ear, O earth, for the*
    Lord hath spoken these things for a testimony.*And again He saith;
    Hear the words of the Lord, ye rulers of this people. And again He
    saith;*Hear, O my children, the voice of one crying in the
    wilderness.*Therefore He circumcised our ears, that hearing the
    word we might believe.

    Barnabas 9:3
    But moreover the circumcision, in which they have confidence, is
    abolished; for He hath said that a circumcision not of the flesh
    should be practiced. But they transgressed, for an evil angel taught
    them cleverness.

    Barnabas 9:4
    He saith unto them;*Thus saith the Lord your God*(so I find the
    commandment);*sow not upon thorns, be ye circumcised in to your
    Lord.*And what saith He?*Be ye circumcised in the hardness of
    your heart; and then ye will not harden your neck.*Take this
    again;*Behold, sayith the Lord, all the Gentiles are uncircumcised
    in their foreskin, but this people is uncircumcised in their*
    hearts.

    Barnabas 9:5
    But thou wilt say; In truth the people hath been circumcised for a
    seal. Nay, but so likewise is every Syrian and Arabian and all the
    priests of the idols. Do all those then too belong to their
    covenant? Moreover the Egyptians also are included among the
    circumcised.

    Barnabas 9:6
    Learn therefore, children of love, concerning all things abundantly,
    that Abraham, who first appointed circumcision, looked forward in the
    spirit unto Jesus, when he circumcised having received the ordinances
    of three letters.

    Barnabas 9:7
    For the scripture saith;*And Abraham circumcised of his household
    eighteen males and three hundred.*What then was the knowledge
    given unto him? Understand ye that He saith*the eighteen*first,
    and then after an interval*three hundred*In the eighteen 'I'
    stands for ten, 'H' for eight. Here thou hast JESUS (IHSOYS). And
    because the cross in the 'T' was to have grace, He saith also*three
    hundred. So He revealeth Jesus in the two letters, and in the
    remaining one the cross.

    Barnabas 9:8
    He who placed within us the innate gift of His covenant knoweth; no
    man hath ever learnt from me a more genuine word; but I know that ye
    are worthy.

    Barnabas 10:1
    But forasmuch as Moses said;*Ye shall not eat seine nor eagle nor
    falcon nor crow nor any fish which hath no scale upon it, he
    received in his understanding three ordinances.

    Barnabas 10:2
    Yea and further He saith unto them in Deuteronomy;*And I will lay
    as a covenant upon this people My ordinances.*So then it is not a
    commandment of God that they should not bite with their teeth, but
    Moses spake it in spirit.

    Barnabas 10:3
    Accordingly he mentioned the swine with this intent. Thou shalt not
    cleave, saith he, to such men who are like unto swine; that is, when
    they are in luxury they forget the Lord, but when they are in want
    they recognize the Lord, just as the swine when it eateth knoweth not
    his lord, but when it is hungry it crieth out, and when it has
    received food again it is silent.

    Barnabas 10:4
    Neither shalt thou eat eagle nor falcon nor kite nor crow. Thou
    shalt not, He saith, cleave unto, or be likened to, such men who now
    not how to provide food for themselves by toil and sweat, but in
    their lawlessness seize what belongeth to others, and as if they were
    walking in guilelessness watch and search about for some one to rob
    in their rapacity, just as these birds alone do not provide food for
    themselves, but sit idle and seek how they may eat the meat that
    belongeth to others, being pestilent in their evil-doings.

    Barnabas 10:5
    And thou shalt not eat,*saith He,*lamprey nor polypus nor cuttle
    fish*. Thou shalt not, He meaneth, become like unto such men, who
    are desperately wicked, and are already condemned to death, just as
    these fishes alone are accursed and swim in the depths, not swimming
    on the surface like the rest, but dwell on the ground beneath the
    deep sea.

    Barnabas 10:6
    Moreover thou shalt not eat the hare.*Why so? Thou shalt not be
    found a corrupter of boys, nor shalt thou become like such persons;
    for the hare gaineth one passage in the body every year; for
    according to the number of years it lives it has just so many
    orifices.

    Barnabas 10:7
    Again,*neither shalt thou eat the hyena;*thou shalt not, saith He,
    become an adulterer or a fornicator, neither shalt thou resemble such
    persons. Why so? Because this animal changeth its nature year by
    year, and becometh at one time male and at another female.

    Barnabas 10:8
    Moreover He hath hated the weasel also and with good reason. Thou
    shalt not, saith He, become such as those men of whom we hear as
    working iniquity with their mouth for uncleanness, neither shalt thou
    cleave unto impure women who work iniquity with their mouth. For
    this animal conceiveth with its mouth.

    Barnabas 10:9
    Concerning meats then Moses received three decrees to this effect and
    uttered them in a spiritual sense; but they accepted them according
    to the lust of the flesh, as though they referred to eating.

    Barnabas 10:10
    And David also receiveth knowledge of the same three decrees, and
    saith;*Blessed is the man who hath not gone in the council of the
    ungodly--even as the fishes go in darkness into the depths;*and
    hath not stood in the path of sinners--just as they who pretend to
    fear the Lord sin like swine;*and hath not sat on the seat of the
    destroyers--as the birds that are seated for prey. Ye have now the
    complete lesson concerning eating.

    Barnabas 10:11
    Again Moses saith;*Ye shall everything that divideth the hoof and
    cheweth the cud.*What meaneth he? He that receiveth the food
    knoweth Him that giveth him the food, and being refreshed appeareth
    to rejoice in him. Well said he, having regard to the commandment.
    What then meaneth he? Cleave unto those that fear the Lord, with
    those who meditate in their heart on the distinction of the word
    which they have received, with those who tell of the ordinances of
    the Lord and keep them, with those who know that meditation is a work
    of gladness and who chew the cud of the word of the Lord. But why
    that which divideth the hoof? Because the righteous man both walketh
    in this world, and at the same time looketh for the holy world to
    come. Ye see how wise a lawgiver Moses was.

    Barnabas 10:12
    But whence should they perceive or understand these things? Howbeit
    we having justly perceived the commandments tell them as the Lord
    willed. To this end He circumcised our ears and hearts, that we
    might understand these things.

    Barnabas 11:1
    But let us enquire whether the Lord took care to signify before hand
    concerning the water and the cross. Now concerning the water it is
    written in reference to Israel, how that they would not receive the
    baptism which bringeth remission of sins, but would build for
    themselves.

    Barnabas 11:2
    For the prophet saith;*Be astonished, O heaven, and let the earth
    shudder the more at this, for this people hath done two evil
    things; they abandoned Me the fountain of life, and they digged for
    themselves a pit of death.

    Barnabas 11:3
    Is My holy mountain of Sinai a desert rock? for ye shall be as the
    fledglings of a bird, which flutter aloft when deprived of their
    nest.

    Barnabas 11:4
    And again the prophet saith;*I will go before thee, and level
    mountains and crush gates of brass and break in pieces bolts of
    iron, and I will give thee treasures dark, concealed, unseen, that
    they may know that I am the Lord God.

    Barnabas 11:5
    And;*Thou shalt dwell in a lofty cave of a strong rock.*And;*His
    water shall be sure; ye shall see the King in glory, and your soul
    shall meditate on the fear of the Lord.

    Barnabas 11:6
    And again He saith in another prophet;*And He that doeth these
    things shall be as the tree that is planted by the parting streams
    of waters, which shall yield his fruit at his proper season, and
    his leaf shall not fall off, and all things whatsoever he doeth
    shall prosper.

    Barnabas 11:7
    Not so are the ungodly, not so, but are as the dust which the wind
    scattereth from the face of the earth. Therefore ungodly men shall
    not stand in judgment, neither sinners in the council of the
    righteous; for the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, and the
    way of the ungodly shall perish.

    Barnabas 11:8
    Ye perceive how He pointed out the water and the cross at the same
    time. For this is the meaning; Blessed are they that set their hope
    on the cross, and go down into the water; for He speaketh of the
    reward at*his proper season; then, saith He, I will repay. But now
    what saith He?*His leaves shall not fall off; He meaneth by this
    that every word, which shall come forth from you through your mouth
    in faith and love, shall be for the conversion and hope of many.

    Barnabas 11:9
    And again another prophet saith;*And the land of Jacob was praised
    above the whole earth.*He meaneth this; He glorifieth the vessel
    of His Spirit.

    Barnabas 11:10
    Next what saith He?*And there was a river streaming from the right
    hand, and beautiful trees rose up from it; and whosoever shall eat
    of them shall live forever.

    Barnabas 11:11
    This He saith, because we go down into the water laden with sins and
    filth, and rise up from it bearing fruit in the heart, resting our
    fear and hope on Jesus in the spirit.*And whosoever shall eat of
    these shall live forever; He meaneth this; whosoever, saith He,
    shall hear these things spoken and shall believe, shall live forever.

    Barnabas 12:1
    In like manner again He defineth concerning the cross in another
    prophet, who saith;*And when shall these things be accomplished?
    saith the Lord. Whenever a tree shall be bended and stand upright,
    and whensoever blood shall drop from a tree.*Again thou art taught
    concerning the cross, and Him that was to be crucified.

    Barnabas 12:2
    And He saith again in Moses, when war was waged against Israel by men
    of another nation, and that He might remind them when the war was
    waged against them that for their sins they were delivered unto
    death; the Spirit saith to the heart of Moses, that he should make a
    type of the cross and of Him that was to suffer, that unless, saith
    He, they shall set their hope on Him, war shall be waged against them
    for ever. Moses therefore pileth arms one upon another in the midst
    of the encounter, and standing on higher ground than any he stretched
    out his hands, and so Israel was again victorious. Then, whenever he
    lowered them, they were slain with the sword.

    Barnabas 12:3
    Wherefore was this? That they might learn that they cannot be saved,
    unless they should set their hope on Him.

    Barnabas 12:4
    And again in another prophet He saith;*The whole day long have I
    stretched out My hands to a disobedient people that did gainsay My
    righteous way.

    Barnabas 12:5
    Again Moses maketh a type of Jesus, how that He must suffer, and that
    He Himself whom they shall think to have destroyed shall make alive
    in an emblem when Israel was falling. For the Lord caused all manner
    of serpents to bite them, and they died (forasmuch as the
    transgression was wrought in Eve through the serpent), that He might
    convince them that by reason of their transgression they should be
    delivered over to the affliction of death.

    Barnabas 12:6
    Yea and further though Moses gave the commandment;*Ye shall not
    have a molten or a carved image for your God, yet he himself made
    one that he might show them a type of Jesus. So Moses maketh a brazen
    serpent, and setteth it up conspicuously, and summoneth the people by
    proclamation.

    Barnabas 12:7
    When therefore they were assembled together they entreated Moses that
    he should offer up intercession for them that they might be healed.
    And Moses said unto them; Whensoever, said he, one of you shall be
    bitten, let him come to the serpent which is placed on the tree, and
    let him believe and hope that the serpent being himself dead can make
    alive; and forthwith he shall be saved. And so they did. Here again
    thou hast in these things also the glory of Jesus, how that in Him
    and unto Him are all things.

    Barnabas 12:8
    What again saith Moses unto Jesus (Joshua) the son of Nun, when he
    giveth him this name, as being a prophet, that all the people might
    give ear to him alone, because the Father revealeth all things
    concerning His Son Jesus?

    Barnabas 12:9
    Moses therefore saith to Jesus the son of Nun, giving him this name,
    when he sent him as a spy on the land;*Take a book in thy hands,
    and write what the Lord saith, how the Son of God shall cut up by
    the roots all the house of Amalek in the last days.

    Barnabas 12:10
    Behold again it is Jesus, not a son of man, but the Son of God, and
    He was revealed in the flesh in a figure. Since then men will say
    that Christ is the son of David, David himself prophesieth being
    afraid and understanding the error of sinners;*The Lord said unto
    my Lord, Sit thou on My right hand until I set thine enemies for a
    footstool under Thy feet.

    Barnabas 12:11
    And again thus sayith Isaiah;*The Lord said unto my Christ the
    Lord, of whose right hand I laid hold, that the nations should give
    ear before Him, and I will break down the strength of kings.*See
    how David calleth Him Lord, and calleth Him not Son.

    Barnabas 13:1
    Now let us see whether this people or the first people hath the
    inheritance, and whether the covenant had reference to us or to them.

    Barnabas 13:2
    Hear then what the scripture saith concerning the people;*And Isaac
    prayed concerning Rebecca his wife, for she was barren. And she
    conceived. Then Rebecca went out to enquire of the Lord. And the
    Lord said unto her; Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples in
    thy belly, and one people shall vanquish another people, and the
    greater shall serve the less.

    Barnabas 13:3
    Ye ought to understand who Isaac is, and who Rebecca is, and in whose
    case He hath shown that the one people is greater than the other.

    Barnabas 13:4
    And in another prophecy Jacob speaketh more plainly to Joseph his
    son, saying;*Behold, the Lord hath not bereft me of thy face; bring
    me thy sons, that I may bless them.

    Barnabas 13:5
    And he brought Ephraim and Manasseh, desiring that Manasseh should be
    blessed, because he was the elder; for Joseph led him by the right
    hand of his father Jacob. But Jacob saw in the spirit a type of the
    people that should come afterwards. And what saith He?*And Jacob
    crossed his hands, and placed his right hand on the head of
    Ephraim, the second and younger, and blessed him. And Joseph said
    unto Jacob, Transfer thy right hand to the head of Manasseh, for he
    is my first born son. And Jacob said to Joseph, I know it, my son,
    I know it; but the greater shall serve the less. Yet this one also
    shall be blessed.

    Barnabas 13:6
    Mark in whose cases He ordained that this people should be first and
    heir of the covenant.

    Barnabas 13:7
    If then besides this He also recorded it through Abraham, we attain
    the completion of our knowledge. What then saith he to Abraham when
    he alone believed, and was ascribed for righteousness?*Behold I
    have made thee, Abraham, a father of nations that believe in God in
    uncircumcision.

    Barnabas 14:1
    Yea verily, but as regards the covenant which He swear to the
    fathers to give it to the people let us see whether He hath actually
    given it. He hath given it, but they themselves were not found worthy
    to receive it by reason of their sins.

    Barnabas 14:2
    For the prophet saith;*And Moses was fasting in Mount Sinai forty
    days and forty nights, that he might receive the covenant of the
    Lord to give to the people. And [Moses] received from the Lord the
    two tables which were written by the finger of the hand of the Lord
    in the spirit.*And Moses took them, and brought them down to give
    them to the people.

    Barnabas 14:3
    And the Lord said unto Moses;*Moses, Moses, come down quickly; for
    thy people, whom thou leddest forth from the land of Egypt, hath
    done wickedly. And Moses perceived that they had made for
    themselves again molten images, and he cast them out of his hands
    and the tables of the covenant of the Lord were broken in pieces.

    Barnabas 14:4
    Moses received them, but they themselves were not found worthy. But
    how did we receive them? Mark this. Moses received them being a
    servant, but the Lord himself gave them to us to be the people of His
    inheritance, having endured patiently for our sakes.

    Barnabas 14:5
    But He was made manifest, in order that at the same time they might
    be perfected in their sins, and we might receive the covenant through
    Him who inherited it, even the Lord Jesus, who was prepared
    beforehand hereunto, that appearing in person He might redeem out of
    darkness our hearts which had already been paid over unto death and
    delivered up to the iniquity of error, and thus establish the
    covenant in us through the word.

    Barnabas 14:6
    For it is written how the Father chargeth Him to deliver us from
    darkness, and to prepare a holy people for Himself.

    Barnabas 14:7
    Therefore saith the prophet;*I the Lord thy God called thee in
    righteousness, and I will lay hold of thy hand and will strengthen
    thee, and I have given thee to be a covenant of the race, a light
    to the Gentiles, to open the eyes of the blind, and to bring forth
    them that are bound from their fetters, and them that sit in
    darkness from their prison house.*We perceive then whence we were
    ransomed.

    Barnabas 14:8
    Again the prophet saith;*Behold I have set Thee to be a light unto
    the Gentiles, that Thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of
    the earth; thus saith the Lord that ransomed thee, even God.

    Barnabas 14:9
    Again the prophet saith;*The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
    wherefore He anointed Me to preach good tidings to the humble; He
    hath sent Me to heal them that are broken-hearted, to preach
    release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to
    proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of recompense,
    to comfort all that mourn.

    Barnabas 15:1
    Moreover concerning the Sabbath likewise it is written in the Ten
    Words, in which He spake to Moses face to face on Mount Sinai;*And
    ye shall hallow the Sabbath of the Lord with pure hands and with a
    pure heart.

    Barnabas 15:2
    And in another place He saith;*If my sons observe the Sabbath then
    I will bestow My mercy upon them.

    Barnabas 15:3
    Of the Sabbath He speaketh in the beginning of the creation;*And
    God made the works of His hands in six days, and He ended on the
    seventh day, and rested on it, and He hallowed it.

    Barnabas 15:4
    Give heed, children, what this meaneth;*He ended in six days.*He
    meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all
    things to an end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years;
    and this He himself beareth me witness, saying;*Behold, the day of
    the Lord shall be as a thousand years.*Therefore, children, in six
    days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end.

    Barnabas 15:5
    And He rested on the seventh day.*this He meaneth; when His Son
    shall come, and shall abolish the time of the Lawless One, and shall
    judge the ungodly, and shall change the sun and the moon and the
    stars, then shall he truly rest on the seventh day.

    Barnabas 15:6
    Yea and furthermore He saith;*Thou shalt hallow it with pure hands
    and with a pure heart.*If therefore a man is able now to hallow
    the day which God hallowed, though he be pure in heart, we have gone
    utterly astray.

    Barnabas 15:7
    But if after all then and not till then shall we truly rest and
    hallow it, when we shall ourselves be able to do so after being
    justified and receiving the promise, when iniquity is no more and all
    things have been made new by the Lord, we shall be able to hallow it
    then, because we ourselves shall have been hallowed first.

    Barnabas 15:8
    Finally He saith to them;*Your new moons and your Sabbaths I cannot
    away with.*Ye see what is His meaning ; it is not your present
    Sabbaths that are acceptable [unto Me], but the Sabbath which I have
    made, in the which, when I have set all things at rest, I will make
    the beginning of the eighth day which is the beginning of another
    world.

    Barnabas 15:9
    Wherefore also we keep the eighth day for rejoicing, in the which
    also Jesus rose from the dead, and having been manifested ascended
    into the heavens.

    Barnabas 16:1
    Moreover I will tell you likewise concerning the temple, how these
    wretched men being led astray set their hope on the building, and not
    on their God that made them, as being a house of God.

    Barnabas 16:2
    For like the Gentiles almost they consecrated Him in the temple. But
    what saith the Lord abolishing the temple? Learn ye.*Who hath
    measured the heaven with a span, or hath measured the earth with
    his hand? Have not I, saith the Lord? The heaven is My throne and
    the earth the footstool of My feet. What manner of house will ye
    build for Me? Or what shall be my resting place?*Ye perceive that
    their hope is vain.

    Barnabas 16:3
    Furthermore He saith again;*Behold they that pulled down this
    temple themselves shall build it.

    Barnabas 16:4
    So it cometh to pass; for because they went to war it was pulled down
    by their enemies. Now also the very servants of their enemies shall
    build it up.

    Barnabas 16:5
    Again, it was revealed how the city and the temple and the people of
    Israel should be betrayed. For the scripture saith;*And it shall be
    in the last days, that the Lord shall deliver up the sheep of the
    pasture and the fold and the tower thereof to destruction.*And it
    came to pass as the Lord spake.

    Barnabas 16:6
    But let us enquire whether there be any temple of God. There is; in
    the place where he himself undertakes to make and finish it. For it
    is written*And it shall come to pass, when the week is being
    accomplished, the temple of God shall be built gloriously in the
    name of the Lord.

    Barnabas 16:7
    I find then that there is a temple, How then shall it be built in
    the name of the Lord? Understand ye. Before we believed on God, the
    abode of our heart was corrupt and weak, a temple truly built by
    hands; for it was full of idolatry and was a house of demons, because
    we did whatsoever was contrary to God.

    Barnabas 16:8
    But it shall be built in the name of the Lord.*Give heed then that
    the temple of the Lord may be built gloriously.

    Barnabas 16:9
    How? Understand ye. By receiving the remission of our sins and
    hoping on the Name we became new, created afresh from the beginning.
    Wherefore God dwelleth truly in our habitation within us. How? The
    word of his faith, the calling of his promise, the wisdom of the
    ordinances, the commandments of the teaching, He Himself prophesying
    in us, He Himself dwelling in us, opening for us who had been in
    bondage unto death the door of the temple, which is the mouth, and
    giving us repentance leadeth us to the incorruptible temple.

    Barnabas 16:10
    For he that desireth to be saved looketh not to the man, but to Him
    that dwelleth and speaketh in him, being amazed at this that he has
    never at any time heard these words from the mouth of the speaker,
    nor himself ever desired to hear them. This is the spiritual temple
    built up to the Lord.

    Barnabas 17:1
    So far as it was possible with all simplicity to declare it unto
    you, my soul hopeth that I have not omitted anything [of the matters
    pertaining unto salvation and so failed in my desire].

    Barnabas 17:2
    For if I should write to you concerning things immediate or future,
    ye would not understand them, because they are put in parables. So
    much then for this.

    Barnabas 18:1
    But let us pass on to another lesson and teaching. There are two
    ways of teaching and of power, the one of light and the other of
    darkness; and there is a great difference between the two ways. For
    on the one are stationed the light giving angels of God, on the other
    the angels of Satan.

    Barnabas 18:2
    And the one is the Lord from all eternity and unto all eternity,
    whereas the other is Lord of the season of iniquity that now is.

    Barnabas 19:1
    This then is the way of light, if anyone desiring to travel on the
    way to his appointed place would be zealous in his works. The
    knowledge then which is given to us whereby we may walk therein is as
    follows.

    Barnabas 19:2
    Thou shalt love Him that made thee, thou shalt fear Him that created
    thee, thou shalt glorify Him that redeemed thee from death; thou
    shalt be simple in heart and rich in spirit; thou shalt not cleave to
    those who walk the way of death; thou shalt hate everything that is
    not pleasing to God; thou shalt hate all hypocrisy; thou shalt never
    forsake the commandments of the Lord.

    Barnabas 19:3
    Thou shalt not exalt thyself, but shalt be lowly minded in all
    things. Thou shalt not assume glory to thyself. Thou shalt not
    entertain a wicked design against thy neighbor; thou shalt not admit
    boldness into thy soul.

    Barnabas 19:4
    Thou shalt not commit fornication,*thou shalt not commit*
    adultery, thou shalt not corrupt boys. The word of God shall not
    come forth from thee where any are unclean. Thou shalt not make a
    difference in a person to reprove him for a transgression. Thou shalt
    be meek, thou shalt be*quiet, thou shalt be*fearing the words
    which thou hast heard. Thou shalt not bear a grudge against thy
    brother.

    Barnabas 19:5
    Thou shalt not doubt whether a thing shall be or not be.*Thou shalt
    not take the name of the Lord in vain.*Thou shalt love thy
    neighbor more than thine own soul. Thou shalt not murder a child by
    abortion, nor again shalt thou kill it when it is born. Thou shalt
    not withhold thy hand from thy son or daughter, but from their youth
    thou shalt teach them the fear of God.

    Barnabas 19:6
    Thou shalt not be found coveting thy neighbors goods; thou shalt not
    be found greedy of gain. Neither shalt thou cleave with thy soul to
    the lofty, but shalt walk with the humble and righteous. The
    accidents that befall thee thou shalt receive as good, knowing that
    nothing is done without God. Thou shalt not be double minded nor
    double tongued.

    Barnabas 19:7
    Thou shalt be subject unto thy masters as to a type of God in shame
    and fear. Thou shalt not command in bitterness thy bondservant or
    thine handmaid who set their hope on the same God, lest haply, they
    should cease to fear the God who is over both of you; for He came not
    to call with respect of persons, but to call those whom the Spirit
    hath prepared.

    Barnabas 19:8
    Thou shalt make thy neighbor partake in all things, and shalt not say
    that anything is thine own.*For if ye are fellow partakers in that
    which is imperishable, how much rather shall ye be in the things
    which are perishable. Thou shalt not be hasty with thine own tongue,
    for the mouth is the snare of death. So far as thou art able, thou
    shalt be pure for thy soul's sake.

    Barnabas 19:9
    Be not thou found holding out thy hands to receive, and drawing
    them in to give.*Thou shalt love as the apple of thine eye every
    one*that speaketh unto thee the word of the Lord.

    Barnabas 19:10
    Thou shalt remember*the day of judgment night and day, and thou
    shalt seek out day by day the persons of the saints, either laboring
    by word and going to exhort them and meditating how thou mayest save
    souls by thy word, or thou shalt work with thy hands for a ransom for
    thy sins.

    Barnabas 19:11
    Thou shall not hesitate to give, neither shalt thou murmur when
    giving, but thou shalt know who is the good paymaster of thy reward.
    Thou shalt keep those things which thou hast received, neither adding
    to them nor taking away from them. Thou shalt utterly hate the Evil
    One. Thou shalt judge righteously.

    Barnabas 19:12
    Thou shalt not make a schism, but thou shalt pacify them that contend
    by bringing them together. Thou shalt confess thy sins. Thou shalt
    not betake thyself to prayer with an evil conscience. This is the
    way of light.

    Barnabas 20:1
    But the way of the Black One is crooked and full of a curse. For it
    is a way of eternal death with punishment wherein are the things that
    destroy men's souls--idolatry, boldness, exhalation of power,
    hypocrisy, doubleness of heart, adultery, murder, plundering, pride,
    transgression, treachery, malice, stubbornness, witchcraft, magic,
    covetousness, absence of the fear of God;

    Barnabas 20:2
    persecutors of good men, hating the truth, loving lies, not
    perceiving the reward of righteousness, not*cleaving to the good
    nor to the righteous judgment, paying no heed to the widow and the
    orphan, wakeful not for the fear of God but for that which is evil;
    men from whom gentleness and forbearance stand aloof and far off;
    loving vain things, pursuing a recompense, not pitying the poor man,
    not toiling for him that is oppressed with toil, ready to slander,
    not recognizing Him that made them murderers of children, corrupters
    of the creatures of God, turning away from him that is in want,
    oppressing him that is afflicted, advocates of the wealthy, unjust
    judges of the poor, sinful in all things.

    Barnabas 21:1
    It is good therefore to learn the ordinances of the Lord, as many as
    have been written above, and to walk in them. For he that doeth these
    things shall be glorified in the kingdom of God; whereas he that
    chooseth their opposites shall perish together with his works. For
    this cause is the resurrection, for this the recompense.

    Barnabas 21:2
    I entreat those of you who are in a higher station, if ye will
    receive any counsel of good advice from me, keep amongst you those to
    whom ye may do good. Fail not.

    Barnabas 21:3
    The day is at hand, in which everything shall be destroyed together
    with the Evil One.*The Lord is at hand and his reward.

    Barnabas 21:4
    Again and again I entreat you; be good lawgivers one to another;
    continue faithful councilors to yourselves; take away from you all
    hypocrisy.

    Barnabas 21:5
    And may God, who is Lord of the whole world, give you wisdom,
    judgment, learning, knowledge of His ordinances, patience.

    Barnabas 21:6
    And be ye taught of God, seeking diligently what the Lord requireth
    of you, and act that ye may be found in the day of judgment.

    Barnabas 21:7
    But if you have any remembrance of good, call me to mind when ye
    practice these things these things, that both my desire and my
    watchfulness may lead to some good result. I entreat you asking it
    as a favor.

    Barnabas 21:8
    So long as the good vessel (of the body) is with you, be lacking in
    none of these things, but search them out constantly, and fulfill
    every commandment; for they deserve it.

    Barnabas 21:9
    For this reason I was the more eager to write to you so far as I was
    able, that I might give you joy. Fare ye well, children of love and
    peace. The Lord of glory and of every grace be with your spirit.


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    James: 5. 13. Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20. Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

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    2 Peter: 3. 1. This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2. That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6. Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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    Hebrews: 10. 19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20. By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21. And having an high priest over the house of God; 22. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised 24. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27. But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30. For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32. But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 33. Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 34. For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 35. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.


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    Hebrews: 10. 26. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27. But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30. For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32. But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 33. Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 34. For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 35. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popsthebuilder View Post
    Matthew: 5. 15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Bible Offline

    So who can justifiably state that our actions are of no consequence? Who can say that the believer isn't supposed to act as if they believe? Who will say that to continue is knowing sin isn't wrong if they believe in Christ.

    Anyone?

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    Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for all who believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
    Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for all who believe.
    Could you explain what you mean please?

    The Christ brought about a change of the testament and law. Taking away the righteousness that so eluded the majority of Judah, through the keeping of ordinances and commands. Sacrifice was corrected from others to self, and from a multitude of offerings to a single offering/ sacrifice. The Law is no longer frombthe words of man but in the minds and hearts of the believer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by popsthebuilder View Post
    Could you explain what you mean please?

    The Christ brought about a change of the testament and law. Taking away the righteousness that so eluded the majority of Judah, through the keeping of ordinances and commands. Sacrifice was corrected from others to self, and from a multitude of offerings to a single offering/ sacrifice. The Law is no longer frombthe words of man but in the minds and hearts of the believer.



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    Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.


    I mean that righteousness does not come from law keeping or through our obedience to commands, but through faith in what Christ accomplished on our behalf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
    Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.


    I mean that righteousness does not come from law keeping or through our obedience to commands, but through faith in what Christ accomplished on our behalf.
    Romans: 10. 3. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 8. But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

    Ibis not of works and is of faith and belief.... Actual believe that brings about the cleansing of the conscience and the end of shame.

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    Psalm: 90. 1. LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 4. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. 6. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 7. For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 8. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. 10. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 13. Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14. O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. 16. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. 17. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

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    Psalm: 139. 1. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10. Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18. If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. 19. Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22. I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 23. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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