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we may reasonably suppose by his producing that Text Heb. x. 23. where no such Matter as the Resurrection of the Body is in any wise treated of.

To our opponent's Exposition of the Text, 1 Cor. xv. 36. in Page 233. We oppose that of the learned Author last before cited, where he Speaks of those,

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(r) Who raise Questions and make Articles < of Faith, about the Resurrection of the same

Body, where the Scripture says nothing of the same Body; or if it does it is with no small Re< primand to those who make such an Enquiry. < But some Man will say, how are the Dead raised

up? And with what Body do they come? Thou « Fool, that which thou fowest is not quickened exc cept it die. And that which thou Jowest, thou Jowejt not that Body that shall be, but bare Grain,

chance of Wheat or of some other Grain: but God giveth it a Body as it bath pleased him. « Words, I should think, sufficient to deter us s from determining any thing for or against the

same Body being raised at the last Day. It

suffices, that all the Dead shall be raised, and < every one appear and answer for the Things

done in this Life, and receive according to the Things he hath done in his Body, whether good or bad. He that believes this, and has said no. thing inconsistent herewith, I presume may, and muft be acquitted, from being guilty of any thing inconsistent with the Article of the Resurrection of the Dead.'

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(1) Lock's Works, Vol. I. p. 488,

THE Vicar proceeds, p. 233.

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Quest. Shall the same Body for Substance be « raised again.'

Answ. Yes, it shall be the same Bocy for Subį stance, for this the Resurrection of the Body ne

cessarily implies, but it shall not be the samey but greatly changed, as to its Qualities.

Here he tells us within the Compass of three Lines, that it shall be the same Body, and that, it shall not be the same; to reconcile this seeming Contradiction, it might be necessary for him to shew, how far the Qualities of a Eody may be changed without any Alteration of its Subsi ance. But that is a Task he seems not qualified for. He tells us however, . They shall be spiritual Bodies

not of a spiritual Substance, for then they could not be Bodies, but endued with spiritual Qua

lities.' Here, though perhaps he may have adapted his Speech to his own Understanding, yet if others cannot discern how that which is not of a spiritual Substance can be a spiritual Body, he ought in Condescension to their Weakness farther to explain himself.

But to his Affertion that, « The Resurrection s of the Body necessarily implies the same Bó

dy for Substance, Let him take the following Answer from Dr. H. More, as cited by Williain Penn. .

· But the Atheist, says the Doctor, will * still hang on, and object farther, That the very · Term RESURRECTIO implies that the same Eodiy


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Joall rise again ; for that only that falls can be said

properly to rise again. But, says he, the Answer s will be easy, the Obje&tion being grounded merely e upon a Mistake of the Sense of the Word, which c is to be interpreted out of those Higher Origi

NALS, the Greek and HEBREW, and not out of the LATIN, though the lord in Latin doth rio: always imply an individual Restitution of what is gone or fallen, as in that Verse in Ovid,

Victa tamen vinces, subverfaque Troja resurges.

< But this faith he, is not so near to our Pur

pofe (yet it excludes the same numerical Troja.) · Let us rather consider the Greek Word eyeseris 6 which Resurrectio fupplies in Latin, and there

fore must be made to be of as large a Sense as it. • Now dydis dois is so far from signifying (in fome • Places) the Reproduction, or Recovery of the same

Thing that was before, that it bears no Senle at ( all of Reiteration in it, as Mat. xxii. 24. Kai αναστάσει σπέρμα των αθλελφώ αυτέ and Iball raife up Seed unto his Brother. Also Gen. vii. 4: there • εξαναστάσει! and ανάστημα fignifes merely a living

Substance, and therefore 'at'astasis in an active Signification, according to this Sense, will be nothing else but a giving or continuing Life and Substance to a Thing. The Word in the Hebrew that answers to 'cr'astuce is 'p' which Tran« slators translate a living Substance; whence no po according to this Analogy, may very

well bear the fame Latitude of Sense that oman they being both Words that are render

ed Resurrectio, but simply of themselves, only Vivification, or Erection unto Life.


But what a Liberty does the Vicar take in interpreting these Words of the Apostle, but God giveth it a Body as it pleaseth him, 1 Cor. xv. 38.

The Bodies of the Saints, says he, shall be rais

ed again, much altered as to their Condition « and Qualities, and clothed with new Orna

ments suitable to them, as it pleaicih God.' By which he represents the Apostle so improperly speaking; as to use the Term Body for new Örnaments suitable to the Body.

But the Vicar adds, P: 234.' That it shall ! be raised the same Body for Substance that was

sown, he plainly afterwards declares, when he

says, This corruptible shall put on Incorruption ; • which cannot be meant of another, but of

this fame numerical Body that is sown.'

But if this Corruptible, while here in a corruptible State, be not the same numerical Body, why must it be the same numerical Body when it shall put on Incorruption?

Philofophers will tell us that a Man's Body while here in the different Stages of his Life is not the same numerical Body.

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• A MAN, faith (1) John Lock, may suspend his determining the Meaning of the Apostle to be <that a Sinner shall suffer for his Sins in the very ' fame Body wherein he committed thein, because · St. Paul does not say he shall have the very « fame Body when he suffers, that he had when • he finned. The Apostle fays indeed, done in

his Eody. The Body he had, and did things in

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(1) His Works, Vol. I. p. 486.

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at five or fifteen, was no doubt HIS Body as • much as that which he did things in at fifty was HIS Eody, tho' his Body were not the very same Lody at those different Ages: And so will the

Body, which he shall have after the Resurrec

tion, be his Body, though it be not the very « fame with that which he at five or fifteen, or fifty. He that at threescore is broke on the Wheel, for a Murder he committed at twenty, • is punished for what he did in his Body; tho'

the Body he has, i. c. his Body at threescore,

be not the fame, i. e, made up of the same indi<vidual Particles of Matter, that that Body

was, which he had forty Years before. When

your Lordship has resolved with your self what • that fame immutable He is, which at the last

Judgment shall receive the Things done in his Body; your Lordship will easily see, that the Body he had when an Embrio in the Womb, when a Child playing in Coats, when a Man màrrying a Wife, and when bedrid dying of a Consumption, and at last which he shall have after his Resurrection, are each of them his Body, though neither of them be the same Body, the one with the other.

By this the Vicar may perceive that a Body may be a Man's true Body, and yet not the same Body ; so that what he says, p. 235. that“ Whe<ther these Bodies of ours will be properly Flesh « and Blood in Heaven, or not, it is enough that " that they will be our true Bodies,' is no Proof of their being the same Bodies'; for if our Bodies while yet Flesh and Blood, in different Stages of Lite, are not the same, how is it to be supposed they shall be the fame in Heaven, though not Flesh and Blood.

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