2. Jesus saith unto him, “ I inn the way, and the truth, and the life; no man com* eth to the Father, but by me.” John, xiy. 6. Now a way, or road, is as much the foundation of a journey, as a rock is the foundation of a builaipg; therefore as Je sus Christ is die way, he is of course the roek, on which the Church is to be built. The Psalm*, speaking of his solid foot* ing, in his jmuney to eternal life, says “ He Set my feerVpon a rock, and established ray goings.” Psalm, xl. 2. ^That did he mean by the rock on which his goings were established? Let us have the an swer from himself. “The Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.” Psalip, xciv. 22. And again: “ O come, let us sing unto the»Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” xcv. 1. The Son of the living God is the way; that isjbc '$» the founda tion on which we travel to our Father’s houscabove; he is the truth, or the light which* directs us on pur journey; and he is the life; that is, he furnishes the strength, or the living eppgy, whereby we are enabled to travel on successfully - to bis governing authority, we build upon a rock; and ott this rock he will build his church, and the gates of hell phall not pre vail against it. Of course, those wh% leave him, in order to follow another teach er, and to obey a creed established by hu man authority, are guiding upon die sand. 5. The Apostle Paul says, “ It is writ ten, behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone, and rock of offence, and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed^' ix. 33. Does this mean, whosoever be lieveth on Peter shall not be ashamed? 6. The Apostle Peter says, “ Where fore also it is contained in the scripture, behold I lay in Sion, a chief comer-stone, elect,precious; and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you, therefore, which believe, he is precious; but unto them which be disobedient; the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the comer, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence,” &c. As the old builders disallowed the Son of the living God, that they might make Moses*the chief corner-stone, how would Peter have been astonished, had he Peter is the troth and the life, that he is the rock on which to hope of iteraal Ji 3. Jesus said, my Father is tl branch in me th; keth away; and < fruit, he purgeth more fruit.” Joli true vine, and owavrne i of the branches rock is the foun if our Saviour did hat Peter is the to be understood vhich the church sermon o: sayings of mine, and doeth them no ing a sui unto a f upon the sand.” Matt it is plain, that if w Jesus Christ as our < been informed that in alter ere would leave the elect ai Qpd, to make Peter himself 1 the rock on which the church should *be built? As both these Apostles quote from Isaiah, let us notice the prophet’s words upon this subject: “ Therefore thus saith the Lord God, behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a pre- t* cious comer stone, a sure foundation; he that believeth s ment also will I eousness to the and ; and the refuge of lies, Judg shall sweep away the waters shall overflow the place.” Isa. xxviii. 16, 18. 7. Paul spurns every attempt to elevate Peter or any other Apostle to the Papal chain “ Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul, and I of Apol los, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ. Is * divided? Was Paul crucified for i! or Paul? Y< who is Aj ye baj Wr. X but in the n for who is Paul, and by whom as the Lord gave to eve ry man?” 1 Cor. i. 12,13. andiii. 4,6. regard to the rock and s the fathers in say the same spiritul drink; for they drank

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