THE PROLOG UPON THE EPISTLE OF S. PAUL TO THE EPHESIANS

In this epistle, and namely in the three first chapters Paul shews that the gospel and grace thereof was foreseen and predestinat of God from before the beginning, and deserved through Christ, and now at the last sent forth that all men should believe thereon, thereby to be justified, made righteous, living and happy, and to be delivered from under the damnation of the law and captivity of ceremonies.

And in the fourth he teaches to avoid traditions and men’s doctrines, and to beware of putting trust in anything save Christ, affirming that he only is sufficient, and that in him we have all things, and beside him need nothing.

In the fifth and sixth he exhorts to exercise the faith and to declare it abroad through good works, and to avoid sin, and to arm them with spiritual armour against the devil that they might stand fast in time of tribulation and under the cross.

 

 

THE PROLOGE VPON THE EPISTLE OF S. PAUL TO THE EPHESIANS

In this pistle, and namely in the. iij. fyrst chapters Paul sheweth that the gospell and grace therof was foresene and predestinat of God from before the beginninge, and deserued thorow Christ, and now at the last sent forth that all men shuld beleue theron, therby to be iustified, made righteous, lyuinge and happie, and to be delyuered from vnder the dampnacion of the lawe and captiuite of ceremonies.

And in the fourth he teacheth to auoyde tradicions and mennes doctrines, and to beware of puttynge trust in any thinge saue Christ, affirminge that he onlye is sufficient, and that in him we haue all thinges, and besyde him nede nothinge.

In the. v. and. vj. he exhorteth to exercise the fayth and to declare it abroade thorow good workes, and to auoyde synne, and to arme them with spirituall armoure agaynst the deuell that they myght stonde fast in tyme of tribulacion and vnder the crosse.