Chapter II:30: Arguments against Enthusiastical Additions to the Revelation of Scripture, Part 3

2.  We posit the Uncertainty of such extraordinary Revelations, on account of the deceitfulness of the Heart, Jeremiah 17:9, עָקֹ֥ב הַלֵּ֛ב מִכֹּ֖ל, fraudulent, deceitful is the heart, attacking, as it were, men very insidiously from behind, and oppressing with the greatest craft and deceit, above all other things, וְאָנֻ֣שׁ ה֑וּא, and that is mortally diseased, so that it is insidiously cunning and crafty unto its very own ruin: מִ֖י יֵדָעֶֽנּוּ׃, who shall know, prevail to know, it? see VRIEMOET’S Adnotationes ad Dicta classica Veteris Testamenti, chapter XIV, tome 3, pages 76-78: no less on account of the cunning of the Devil, 2 Corinthians 11:14, for which reason also all Spirits are to be proven by Scripture, John 4:1, on which text see VOETIUS’ Disputationem sextam de Signis, quæ est de Probationibus Spirituum, Disputationum selectarum theologicarum, part II, pages 1100-1133.

3.  We add the various Prophecies concerning False Prophets arising under the New Testament, under sheep’s clothing, Matthew 7:15; 24:11, 24; 1 John 4:1: while similar promises concerning the rousing true Prophets, properly so called, under the New Testament, in its progress.

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