BIBLE commentary of 250 years ago

Many years ago I purchase a bible at a yard sale for  6 dollars of which is not in existence.  I apparently have perhaps the only copy at present.  I was in touch with the Church of England, the Anglican Church, the Episcopal Church and many museums and neither were  aware of it existence.  Even Hal Lindsey was not aware of it.  After each verse there was a commentary on it. I will give the verses at random  and then follow up with the commentary. This bible was established for Her Royal Highness the Queen of England,  the Governor and for all the elect in higher schools of learning.  When England broke communion with the Roman Catholic Church  they wanted to have their own theology to the scriptures.  It was used in higher schools of learning, the elate, including Oxford.  It was publishes in 1812, but was being compiled in 1750. The pages are turning brown due to its age but in good readable condition. So, I hope you enjoy the insights that these learned men had into the scriptures.

You need to check the scripture verse in your own bible.

St John Gospel chapter 3; Verse 17-18:  Observe Here, That the salvation of sinners was the intentional end, and the condemnation of them only accidental events of Christ’s coming into the world was to save it. The end of His second coming will be to judge the unbelieving part of it. Observe: secondly, that unbelief in the formal cause of the sinner’s damnation; it is that sin which doth bind all others sins upon the sinner, and consigns him over to damnation; it is that sin which doth not only procure damnation, but no damnation like it; which is intimated in verse 19.

Romans Chapter 6; Verse 7: He that is dead, that is, spiritually dead unto sin, in conformity to the death of Christ, is freed from sin; that is, not only from guilt, but from dominions and slavery of sin. Learn hence, That freedom from the bondage and tyranny, from the dominion and slavery of sin, is the privilege of all those that are crucified with Christ, and dead to sin. Freedom fro sin consists in two things:    1: In dispossessing the soul of every evil habit and disposition. 2: In renouncing a sinful course of life and conversation. If sin be weakened in the heart, the fruit of that will appear in the life; the strength of sin lies in the love of sin; if that be broken, the power of sin is broken.

Colossians chapter 2; Verse 3:  That is , in Jesus Christ, and in His gospel, are all the treasure of wisdom and knowledge, laid up as in a store-house, and from thence only are they able to be expected and derived. The knowledge od Christ and His gospel, is an extensive and comprehensive knowledge, a rich and enriching knowledge; the chief gains is loss, and the riches treasure is dung (barnyard waste) when Christ’s  riches are displayed; and after all that  we have or can attain unto, of the knowledge of Christ, his work is unsearchable, no finite understanding can reach the depth thereof; for in him are laid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

2nd. Corinthians: 3:4—Observe here: How the apostle encourages himself from experience he had of the presence success of his ministry, to hope for the favour of farther and future success; such  TRUST or confidence have we,, through the grace of Christ, of the constant efficacy of our ministry, that he will still own and honour it, succeed and bless it. When God has rendered our labours acceptable and successful amongst a people, either for conversion or edification, it should encourage us to trust in God for the efficacious assistance of our ministry, and a rendering us yet more successful amongst them, and a greater blessing to them.

THE ACTS: 13:37—–COMMENTARY: That is: Jesus Christ, whom God the father raised to life the third day; he saw a dissolution, but no corruption. Sin had no  inheritance in him; therefore death could have no dominion over him; but he overcame death in its own territories, the grave. Thus the apostle draws the argument home, that the forgoing words could not be meant of David’s person, but of the messiah whom David typified and represented.

LUKE: Chapter 18:19—COMMENTARY: Our Saviour here reproves this person for calling him good, when he did not own him to God; saying, There is none good, that is, essentially and originally good, absolutely and immutably good, but God only; nor any derivatively good, but he that receives his goodness from God also.

ST. JAMES: Chapter 2:19— COMMENTARY: As if the apostle had said ” Be thou either Jew or Christian, thou believest that there is a God, and attest to the articles of religion; herein thou doest well, but this is no more than what the devils do; for they also believe and tremble; and if thou hast no better faith, and no better fruits of thy faith than they, thou hast the same reason to tremble which they have” Observe here.  1. That a bare and naked assent to the truths of the gospel, yea, to the fundamental truths and articles of religion, is not faith that will justify and save; the devil have it, yet have no hope of salvation with it; they believe that there is a God, and a Christ that died for others, though not for them: so that an Atheist that does not believe in God, is worse than a devil, for be believes that there is a God, whose  being the Atheist denies. OBSERVE: 2, That a horror is the fruit and effect of the devils faith; the more they know God, the more they tremble at him. O God; All knowledge of thee out of Christ is uncomfortable; thine attributes, which are  in themselves dreadful and terrible, being beheld by us in the Son; do yield comfort and  sweetness to us; THE DEVIL BELIEVES AND TREMBLES.


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