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Augustine Marlorate’s Passing Reference to 1 Timothy 2:4

November 6, 2008

Marlorate:

Therefore the testimony of John tends to this end, which he bears of Christ, that we believe in him. Faith is that by which behold this light, know the same and embrace it. By this grace was set forth to the world, not only the testimony which John bare concerning Christ, but also the testimony of all the Apostles and Evangelists, both by voice and writing. And therefore it is said in the end of the Gospel: “These things are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Son of God.”

But what is the profit of this faith? The profit (says he) of this faith is, that ye believing might have life through his name.

Moreover the grace of this light, must be set forth before all men, for God would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth. Also it is said, “Preach ye the Gospel to every creature,” &c. B. [Bucer] Whereupon Saint John Baptist Preached the Gospel to the Soldiers and Publicans.

Augustine Marlorate, A Catholike and Ecclesiasticall exposition of the holy Gospel after S. Iohn, trans., Thomas Timme (Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe, Anno Domini. 1575), 13. [Some spelling modernized.]

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