1 Thessalonians 4:3This is the sum of those things, which he delivered them, to dedicate themselves wholly to God. And he condemneth plainly all filthiness through lust, because it is altogether contrary to the will of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:9Thirdly, he requireth a ready mind to all manner of lovingkindness, and exhorteth them to profit more and more in that virtue.
1 Thessalonians 4:11He condemneth unquiet brains, and such as are curious in matters which appertain not unto them.
1 Thessalonians 4:11He rebuketh idleness and slothfulness, which vices whosoever are given unto, fall into other wickedness, to the great offense of the Church.
1 Thessalonians 4:13The third part of the Epistle, which is interlaced among the former exhortations (which he returneth unto afterward) wherein he speaketh of mourning for the dead, and the manner of the resurrection, and of the latter day.
1 Thessalonians 4:13We must take heed that we do not immoderately bewail the dead, that is, as they used to do which think that they are utterly perished.
1 Thessalonians 4:13A confirmation: for death is but a sleep of the body (for he speaketh of the faithful) until the Lord cometh.
1 Thessalonians 4:14A reason of the confirmation, for seeing that the head is risen, the members also shall rise, and that by the virtue of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:14They die in Christ, which continue in faith, whereby they are grafted into Christ, even to the last gasp.
1 Thessalonians 4:15The manner of the resurrection shall be thus: The bodies of the dead shall be as it were raised out of sleep, at the sound of the trumpet of God, Christ himself shall descend from heaven. The Saints (for he speaketh properly of them) which shall then be found alive together with the dead which shall rise, shall be taken up into the clouds to meet the Lord, and shall be in perpetual glory with him.
1 Thessalonians 4:15He speaketh of these things, as though he should be one of them whom the Lord shall find alive at his coming, because that time is uncertain, and therefore every one of us ought to be in such a readiness, as if the Lord were coming at every moment.
1 Thessalonians 4:16The word which the Apostle useth here, signifieth properly that encouragement which mariners use one to another, when they altogether with one shout put forth their oars and row together.
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