Ephesians

Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians

Chapter

 

 

Chapter 4

Verse(s)

 

 

11-14

Reference

 

 

 

  • A Body of Divinity (Thomas Watson), “A Preliminary Discourse to Catechising”, p2
    • “It is the great end of the word preached, to bring us to a settlement in religion. Eph iv 11, 12, 14. ‘And he gave some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the edifying of the body of Christ; that we henceforth be no more children.'”

 

14

 

  • A Body of Divinity (Thomas Watson), “A Preliminary Discourse to Catechising”, p1
    • “As feathers will be blown every way, so will feathery Christians. Triticum non rapit ventus inanes palae jactantur. Cyprian. Therefore such are compare to children. Eph iv 14. ‘That we be no more children, tossed to and fro.’ Children are fickle, sometimes of one mind, sometimes of another, nothing pleases them long; so unsettled Christians are childish; the truths they embrace at one time, they reject at another; sometimes they like the Protestant religion, and soon after they have a good mind to turn Papists.”

 

15

 

  • A Body of Divinity (Thomas Watson), “A Preliminary Discourse to Catechising”, p2
    • “We are commanded ‘to grow up into the head, even Christ.’ Eph iv 15. But if we are unsettled there is no growing: ‘the plant which is continually removing never thrives.’ He can no more grow in godliness, who is unsettled, than a bone can grow in the body that is out of joint.”