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angels, the vials of the wrath of an angry and never-to-beappeased God, and hopeth to escape all these by virtue of the

death of his Redeemer, cannot but highly value the price of Psal. cxix. 7. that blood, and be proportionably thankful for so plenteous

a redemption.

Again, As this Article followeth upon the resurrection of the just, and containeth in it an eternal duration of infinite felicity belonging to them, it is necessary to stir us up to an

earnest desire of the kingdom of heaven, and that righteousExod. ii. S. ness to which such a life is promised. I will now turn aside,

and see this great sight, said Moses, when he saw the burnMatt. xvii. 4. ing bush. It is good for us to be here, said St Peter, when

he saw our Saviour transfigured in the mount; how much more ought we to be inflamed with a desire of the joys of heaven, and that length of days which only satisfieth by its eternity', to a careful and constant performance of those commands to which such a reward is so graciously promised! For as all our happiness proceedeth from the vision of God, so we are certain that without holiness no man shall see him.

Secondly, This belief is necessary to take off our inclinations and desires from the pleasures and profits of this life;

to breed in us a contempt of the world', and to teach us 398 Col. iii. 2, to despise all things on this side heaven; to set our affections

on things above, not on things on the earth, considering we Matt. vi. 21. are dead, and our life is hid with Christ in God. For where

our treasure is, there will our hearts be also. Therefore we Phil. ii. 13, must forget those things which are behind, and reaching forth

unto those things which are before, press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

11.

i So St Austin upon those words, Longitudine dierum replebo eum, in the 91st Psalm : Quæ est longitudo dierum? Vita æterna. Fratres, nolite putare longitudinem dierum dici, sicut sunt hyeme dies minores, æstate dies majores. Tales dies nobis habet dare? Longitudo illa est quæ non habet finem, æterna vita que nobis promittitur in diebus longis. Et vere, quia sufficit, non sine causa dixit, replebo eum. Non nobis sufficit quidquid longum est in tempore, si habet finem; et ideo nec longum dicendum est. Et si avari sumus, vitæ æternæ

debemus esse avari: talem vitam desiderate, quæ non habet finem. Ecce ubi extendatur avaritia nostra. Argentum vis sine fine? Vitam æternam desidera sine fine. Non vis ut habeat finem possessio tua? Vitam æternam quære.' [Serm. ii. & 12. Vol. IV. p. 979 F.]

2 'Nemo vitam æternam, incorruptibilem immortalemque desiderat, nisi eum vitæ hujus temporalis, corruptibilis, mortalisque, pæniteat.' S. August. Hom. 50. [Serm. 351. § 3. Vol. v. p. 1352 p.)

Thirdly, An assent unto this truth is necessary to encourage us to take up the cross of Christ, and to support us under it, willingly and cheerfully to undergo the afflictions and tribulations of this life, reckoning with the apostle, that Rom. viil. 18 the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us : and knowing that our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a 2 Cor. iv. 17. far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. And this knowledge is not to be obtained, this comfort is not to be expected, except we look not at the things which are seen, but 2 Cor. iv. 18. at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

And now having thus shewed the propriety, proved the verity, and declared the necessity, of this Article, we may fully instruct every Christian how to express his belief in the last object of his faith, which he may most fitly thus pronounce :

I do fully and freely assent unto this, as unto a most necessary and infallible truth, that the unjust after their resurrection and condemnation shall be tormented for their sins, in hell, and shall so be continued in torments for ever, so as neither the justice of God shall ever cease to inflict them, nor the persons of the wicked cease to subsist and suffer them: and that the just after their resurrection and absolution shall as the blessed of the Father obtain the inheritance, and as the servants of God enter into their Master's joy, freed from all possibility of death, sin, and sorrow, filled with all conceivable and inconceivable fulness of happiness, confirmed in an absolute security of an eternal enjoyment, and so they shall continue with God and with the Lamb for ever

And thus I believe THE LIFE EVERLASTING.

more.

FINIS.

INDEX

OF THE TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE

TIIAT ARE MENTIONED AND MORE OR LESS EXPLAINED IN THIS WORK.

The references are made to the pages of the third Edition 1669, printed in the margin. Those passages marked with an asterisk (*) are in the notes. The whole of a note is regarded as belonging to the same page as the passage to which it refers.

81,

*87

... *52

.... 265

ii.

7.

xxxi. 35 ....

xv. 3

Genesis i. 1 ............52, 55 Genesis xx. 6 .... ...*363 Exodus iii. 3.... ......397 i. 2, 9, 11, 20......55

xxi. 12

139
iii. 6.

..8, 384
i. 3......57, *57, 117
xxii. 2,7 ..200

iii. 14.. .125, *147 i. 5. ..262, *262 xxii. 2, 12, 16 ...139

iii. 15

.*146 i. 21, 27

.52
xxii. 6.... .*200

iv. 1

..8 i. 26 .116, 117 xxii. 18 ..82, 159

iv. 16, 30, 31 .....8 i. 27 *117 xxiv. .*145 iv. 22

.27 i. 28 ...33, 137, 165 xxiv. 67

vi. 3 ......146, *146 i. 31 ....56, 63

xxvi. 3

.147

vi. 3, 4 ....378 ii. 1 .42, 55, 62

xxviii. 10

.*87
vi. 4

.*378
ii. 3
xxviii. 15 .174

xii. 2...
ii. 4.

..26
xxviii. 18 .80

xii. 5.

.179 .52, *52, 55 xxix. 12 .175

xii. 46

.200 ii. 19

.55
xxix. 17 .*87

xiii. 2

.174 iii. 8 .*117 xxx. 1, 2 .28

xiv. 31 .8, *16 iii. 15..159, 171, 200

.*145
xv. 1

.*377
iii. 19 ...55, *377
xxxiii. 8.. .*145

*148 iii. 22 ...117

Xxxv. 18.
*363
xv. 18....

..44
iv. 7..296, *296, 362
xxxvii. 35..232, *232

xv. 20.

*169 iv. 26 *113 xxxviii. 17, 18,

xvi. 5

.263 .30, 33, 137

20
.*330

xvii. 15 ...130, *148 vi. 6

.67
xxxix. 2. *145

xix. 9

.*16 vii. 2...... .344 xxxix. 6 .*87

xix. 22

.95 vii. 11

*61
xl. 9

.*270
xii. 5...

.175
xli. 40, 42, 43 ... 275

.48 xiii. 8

.175
xlii. 10 *145

xxi. 2, 4. *145
xiii. 15 ..147
xlii. 33 *363

xxi. 6

122 xiv. 18, 19, 20, 22..18 xlii. 38

xxii. 31

.353 xiv. 19, 20. ..96 xliv. 5... .*145

xxiv. 5

.95 xv. 2,8 *146 xliv. 18... *270

xxiv. 13

.76 xv. 6......... *16 xlv. 2. ..*363

xxvii

.*352 *45, 290 xlix. 8 ...82

xxix. 7

.*79 xvii. 4 ..111 xlix. 10..82, *82, 293

xxxi. 13 ..... .266 xviii. 1, 2.....

355
xlix. 11 *292

.48 xviii. 12 *145

1. 17
.*363
xxxi. 18

....10 xviii. 14 .139 Exodus i. 17, 18, 22

xxxiv. 33
xviii. 25 295
iii. 2....

xxxiv. 34..316, *317

v. 3.

.25

xx. 3 xx. 11.

... 232, *232

xvii. 1 ......

xxxi. 17 ...

... *257

...... *220

..80

....., *93

........

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X. 4

......... *182

...... *319

xx. 7

*43

V. 2..

... *127

X. 24.

*72

Exodus xxxv. 15 *79 Deuter. x. 20.....

.143 2 Sam. v. 3 ..... ........99
xl. 9

.*79
xv. 1, 2 .*363

vi. 23

.174
xl. 15

.*93
xv. 17

.122

vii. 12–16 ...159
Levit. iv. 3

xviii. 18
..81, 85

vii. 16

.153, 280
iv. 3, 5, 16

xxi. 11

.*87
xvi. 10

.45
iv. 20
*363
xxi. 22 *206

xviii. 10. *207
.*352
xxi. 22, 23 ......219

xxii. 6

*243
vi. 22

.*92
xxi. 23 ...,207, *207

xxii. 16

*363
vi. 30

.74
xxiv. 15 .*42

xxiii. 2
viii. 12 ..100

xxvii. 26 ...206, 2071 Kings i. 33
viii. 35 *279
xxxii. 4 ...6

i. 34
...175
xxxii. 6

..27

i. 39, 40 .98, *99
xi. 44...
.30, 353
xxxii. 39

.24

ii. 19
xiii. 13

xxxiii. 2 ......
*352
V. 15

+221
xvi. 2

.269
xxxiii. 3 ..354

viii. 53
xvi. 8
..185
xxxiii. 6..
*392
xiv. 18

.8
xix. 2.
.30, 353
xxxiii. 29

xvii. 4, 6
xix. 28 ...232
xxxiv. 6 .174

xvii. 22

379
.30, 353 Joshua i. 1 ..

.76

xix. 15, 16
xxi. 1

.232
iii. 11, 13..

xx. 31.....

*257
xxi. 6
.122

.76 2 Kings ii. 1, 2

..274
xxi. 8

.353
x. 12, 13

.77

ü. 9, 10, 11
xxi. 10, 12 .*79

.281
iv......

..379
xxi. 11 .*232
xviii. 1 .*335

iv. 16.

*319
xxii. 2. .*352 Judges iii. 9

xiii. 21

.379
xxii. 4 ...232, *232
iii. 9, 15.. .72

xvi. 2

172
xxiii. 10, 11, 12..259

.*279
xvii. 1.

.69
xxv. 42. .156

.67

xvii. 14.. *16
xxv. 48.

.305
vi. 24 ..130, *148

xviii. 2

.172
xxv. 48, 49. ..74

viii. 18

.*87 1 Chron. ii. 1,2,3, &c. ... *133
Numb. iii. 3 .......

.*79
viii. 19 .*257

ii. 24
iv. 47

..94
ix. 9

.100
vii. 27

*69
v. 2.... .232, *232
Ruth i. 20, 21 *45

xxiii. 13
vi. 6 .232, *232

ii. 14..

.*87
xxiv. 5

*352
xiii. 16 .....69, *70

iii. 3.

*99

xxiv. 11
xiv. 19

.363
iii. 15
*220

xxyii. 20..
xvi. 30
.52 1 Sam. ii. 3..

.5

xxix. 11, 12
xviii. 16 ..175

ii. 6

232 2 Chron. vi. 30....
xix. 11, 13. .*232

iii. 7, 21

.7

xvii, 20, 21 ,,310
xxi. 9

ix. 15

.7

xx. 6..
xxii. 28.
.8
*395

*16
xxii. 35.
xiv. 15 .*190

xxxi. 15
xxiii. 5

.92 Ezra iii. 12..

.83
xxiii. 19

..5
xy. 29
..5 Nehem. viii. 8

.81
xxiv. 9
*201

,174
ix. 5, 6

.66
xxiv. 19

.363
xvi. 12

.92
ix. 6

.46
Deuter. iv. 35 .23, 24

xvi. 13
.98, 280
ix. 27

.75
.264
xvi. 14
.310

.*146, 207
..155

xvii. 32 .*145 Job i. 21
vi. 4...143, 148,*150

xvii. 47.. .*70
vi. 4, 5

25
xviii. 18 .358

*133
vi. 11
.*221
xxv. 6.....
, *395
viii. 3

.* 45
vi. 13
.143, *143

xxvii. 9
.*257
X. 3..

.68
viii. 5

.29
xxvii. 12

.*16
x. 10

*123
.43

xxix. 4
.. 74, 365

xi. 12

*123
x. 17,...18, * 43, 290 2 Sam. ii. 4. .99, 280

xiii. 12

*123

v. 17
v. 20

297

...200

X. 24

xx. 20

xv. 1

xv. 35

X. 29

v. 15.
v. 27.

v. 1
v. 14

X. 14

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