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LEARNED AND REVEREND
JOHN SCOTT, D. D.
SOMETIME RECTOR OF ST. GILES'S IN THE FIELDS.
THE THIRD VOLUME.
PART II. CONTINUED.
Concerning the ministers of the kingdom of Christ.
Which are of a fourfold rank and order: first, the su-
preme minister of it is the Holy Ghost, 1. secondly, next to
him are the whole world of angels, both good and bad; and
as for the good, they are subjected to Christ by the order
and appointment of God the Father, ibid. That the good
angels were not subject to him as Mediator, till his ascension
into heaven; but had their distinct regencies over the seve-
ral Gentile nations, 2. but upon Christ's ascension these their
distinct regencies were all dissolved, and they subjected to
Christ's mediatorial sceptre, 6. and as for the bad angels,
they were subjected to him by just and lawful conquest, 8.
that this conquest he obtained while he was upon earth, but
especially in his last agony, 9. Seven particular instances of
the ministry of good angels under Christ: first, they declare
upon occasion his mind and will to his church and people,
17. secondly, they guard and defend his subjects against
outward dangers, 18. thirdly, they support and comfort them
upon difficult undertakings, and under great and pressing
calamities, 20. fourthly, they protect them against the rage
and fury of evil spirits, 22. fifthly, they further and assist
them in their religious offices, 25. sixthly, they conduct
their separated spirits to the mansions of glory, 28. seventhly,
they are hereafter to attend and minister to him at the ge-
neral judgment, 30. The ministry of evil angels to Christ in