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and that magnificent renovation shall infinitely more than compensate for all the havoc and the desolation sin had wrought-and death and the Devil shall be swallowed up in victory!-how incomprehensibly glorious in that day will HE shine forth before the universe, who "came that he might destroy the works of the Devil."
Finally, suffer me to impress it upon all how profoundly it concerns us "to-day, while it is called to-day,” to be found in the ranks of the Redeemer, on the side of truth, beyond the confines of the kingdom of darkness. Let us escape for our lives.-Let us not tarry one hour. -Ere long our destiny will be fixed, and fixed for ever! If we are found on the side of Satan, with Satan we must have our portion; and how terrible to be tormented with the Devil and his angels, to have our eternal habitation amid such companionship, "where is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth." Let us fly, then, for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us, whilst the door of mercy yet stands wide.-Let us rush into those everlasting arms which are able to shield us against every assault, and to preserve us unmoved and immovable unto that bright world where "the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest.”
END OF THE TWELFTH LECTURE.
Ποῦ σοφός; ποῦ γραμματεύς ; ποῦ συζητητὴς τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου; Οὐχι ἐμώρανεν ὁ Θεός τήν σοφίαν τοῦ κόσμου τούτου ;
1 Con. i. 20.
"AND THESE SHALL GO AWAY INTO EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT, BUT THE RIGHTEOUS INTO LIFE ETERNAL."-Matt. xxv. 46.
"MEN, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you," in the name of the great Head of the Church, and in the declaration of his most precious truth. Without this assurance, I could not, with a free conscience, have taken part in the present momentous discussion, much less have accepted the responsible task of closing our united testimony against Unitarian errors. If my brethren who have preceded me felt the onerous position of being witnesses for the Gospel of God in opposition to the heresies of Arians or Socinians,* that feeling must be increasingly mine, in raising for the last time in this course, the voice of warning and faithful admonition.
I confess, however, that advantages of no small weight fall to my lot, and even counterbalance the difficulties of my post. I have not, for example, to enter on the preliminaries of settling the Canon of Scripture, or of defending our authorized version from the attacks of shallow critics -all this has been done, and substantially done, in the
See Appendix, A.