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26. That it is of small account to be baptized and to receive the Eucharist, unless one profit by it both in deeds and works.

In the first Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians: “Know ye not, that they which run in a race run indeed all, although one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And those indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.”43584358    1 Cor. ix. 24, 25. In the Gospel according to Matthew: “Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be cut down, and cast into the fire.”43594359    Matt. iii. 10. Also in the same place:  “Many shall say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name have cast out devils, and in Thy name have done great works? And then shall I say to them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye who work iniquity.”43604360    Matt. vii. 22, 23. Also in the same place: “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”43614361    Matt. v. 16. Also Paul to the Philippians: “Shine as lights in the world.”43624362    Phil. ii. 15.


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