Address to Israel and to the Gentiles
composed ca. 352 ad
And now behold, I say unto you that when the Lord shall see fit in his wisdom, that these sayings shall come unto the Gentiles according to his word, then ye may know that the covenant which the Father hath made with the children of Israel, concerning their restoration to the lands of their inheritance, is already beginning to be fulfilled. And ye may know that the words of the Lord which have been spoken by the holy prophets, shall all be fulfilled; and ye need not say that the Lord delays his coming unto the children of Israel. And ye need not imagine in your hearts that the words which have been spoken are vain, for behold, the Lord will remember his covenant which he hath made unto his people of the House of Israel.
And when ye shall see these sayings coming forth among you, then ye need not any longer spurn at the doings of the Lord, for the sword of his justice is in his right hand. And behold, at that day, if ye shall spurn at his doings he will cause that it shall soon overtake you.
Wo unto him that spurneth at the doings of the Lord!
Yea, wo unto him that shall deny the Christ and his works!
Yea, wo unto him that shall deny the revelations of the Lord,
And that shall say the Lord no longer worketh by revelation, or
By prophecy, or by gifts, or by tongues, or by healings,
Or by the power of the Holy Ghost!
Yea, and wo unto him that shall say at that day, to get gain,
That there can be no miracle wrought by Jesus Christ.
For he that doeth this shall become like unto the son of Perdition,
For whom there was no mercy, according to the word of Christ!
Yea, and ye need not any longer hiss, nor spurn, nor make
Game of the Jews, nor any of the remnant of the House of Israel.
For behold, the Lord remembereth his covenant unto them, and
He will do unto them according to that which he hath sworn.
Therefore ye need not suppose that ye can turn the right hand of the Lord unto the left, that he may not execute judgment unto the fulfilling of the covenant which he hath made unto the House of Israel.
Hearken, O ye Gentiles, and hear the words of Jesus Christ,
the son of the living god!
Which he hath commanded me that I should speak concerning you.
For, behold he commandeth me that I should write, saying:
Turn, all ye Gentiles, from your wicked ways!
And repent of your evil doings, of your lyings and deceivings,
And of your whoredoms, and of your secret abominations,
And your idolatries, and of your murders, and your priestcrafts,
And your envyings, and your strifes, and from all your wickedness
And abominations, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name,
That ye may receive a remission of your sins, and be filled
With the Holy Ghost, that ye may be numbered with my people
Who are of the House of Israel.
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