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

Because false prophets —because that false phophetes (Orig.)

Paul praises the Philippians, and exhorts them to stand fast in the true faith, and to increase in love. And because false prophets study always to impugn and destroy the true faith, he warns them of such work-learners or teachers of works, and praises Epaphroditus. And all this does he in the first and second chapters.

Example —ensample (Orig.)

In the third he reproves faithless and man’s righteousness, which false prophets teach and maintain. And he sets him for an example, how that he himself had lived in such false righteousness and holiness unrebukeable, that was so that no man could complain on him, and yet now sets nought thereby, for Christ’s righteousness sake. And finally affirms that such false prophets are the enemies of the cross, and make their bellies their God. Further then they may safely and without all peril and suffering, will they not preach Christ.

 

 

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

Paule prayseth the Philippians, and exhorteth them to stande fast in the true fayth, and to encrease in loue. And because that false prophetes studye allwayes to impunge and destroye the true fayth, he warneth them of soche workelerners or teachers of workes, and prayseth Epaphroditus. And all this dothe he in the fyrst and second chapters.

In the thyrde he reproueth faythlesse and mannes ryghteousnes, which false prophetes teache and mayntene. And he setteth him for an ensample, how that he himselfe had liued in soche false rightewesnes and holynes vnrebukable, that was so that no man coulde complayne on him, and yet now setteth nought therby, for Christes righteousnes sake. And finallye affyrmeth that soche false prophetes are the enemyes of the crosse, and make their bellyes their God. Forther then they maye safelie and withoute all perell and soffering, wyll they not preache Christ.