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redeemed from among Men, are without Fault, before the Throne of God; and are compleat in Chrift.
a Since by Man came Death, by Man came alfo the Resurrection of the dead. For as, in Adam, all die, even fo, in Chrift, fhall all be made alive.
b The Son of Man came not to deftroy Mens Lives, but to fave them; who hath abolished Death, through the Gospel.
He came that we might have Life, and that we might have it more abundantly.
Jefus is the Refurrection, and the Life; and because he liveth, we fhall live alfo: For He which raised up the Lord Jefus, fhall raife us up alfo, by Jefus.
e He will ranfom us from the Power of the Grave: He will redeem us from Death. (Death, he will be thy Plagues; O Grave, he will be thy Deftruction.
f There fhall be a Resurrection of the dead, both of the juft, and unjuft. And the Sea Shall give up the dead which are in it, and Death and Hell fhall deliver up the dead which are in them; and all that are in the Graves fhall come forth. Then fhall the Son of Man come, with Power, and great Glory; and he fhall fend his Angels, and they fhall gather together his Elect,
I Cor. 15. 21, 22.
John 10. 10.
Rev. 14. 4, S5. Col. 2. 10] b Luke 9. 56. 2 Tim. 1. 10. John 11. 25. John 14. 19. 2 Cor. 4. 14. ¶ Hof. 13. 14. Acts 24 15. Rev. 20. 13. John 5. 28, 29. Mat. 24 30, 31.
from the four Winds, from the uttermoft part of the Earth, to the uttermoft part of Heaven.
a The Lord Jefus Chrift fhall change our vile Body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious Body. It is fown in Corruption, Difhonour, and Weakness; but it shall be raised in Incorruption, Glory, and Power. It is fown a natural Body, but it fhall be raised a spiritual Body: and, as we have born the Image of the first Man, who was, of the Earth earthy; we fhall alfo bear the Image of the fecond Man, who is the Lord from Heaven. Neither can we die any more, for we shall be as the Angels of God in Heaven.
b We shall not all fleep, but we fhall all be changed; in a Moment, at the laft Trump, when the dead fhall be raised, incorruptible: and the dead in Chrift fhall rise firft; then they which are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, fhall be caught up, together with them, in the Clouds, to meet the Lord in the Air; and fo fhall they ever be with the Lord. And there fhall be no more Death.
CO Death, where is thy Sting? O Grave, where is thy Victory? For then shall be brought to pass the Saying that is written, Death is fwallowed up in Victory.
Mat.. 24 31. Mar. 13. 27. a Phil. 3. 20, 21. 1 Cor.
a This is a faithful Saying, and worthy of all Acceptation, that Chrift Jefus came into the World to fave Sinners.
b The Son of Man came to feek, and to fave that which was loft; that whofoever believeth in him fhould not perish but have eter..nal Life. And if, when we were Enemies, we were reconciled to God, by the Death of his Son; much more then, being now reconciled, and juftified by his Blood, we fhall be faved from Wrath, through him.
God hath not appointed us to Wrath, but to obtain Salvation, by our Lord Jefus Chrift; in whom believing, we rejoice, with Joy unSpeakable, and full of Glory.
4 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how fhall he not, with him, alfo, freely give us all things? God fhall fupply all our Need, according to his Riches, in Glory, by Chrift Jefus.
e God, the Father of our Lord Jefus Chriff, hath bleffed us with all fpiritual Bleffings, in heavenly Places, in Chrift.
f Grace and Peace are multiplied unto us, through the Knowledge of God, and of Jefus our Lord; according as his Divine Power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto Life and Godliness.
a We have been called unto Liberty; and now being made free from Sin, and become Servants to God, we fhall be free indeed, having our Fruit unto Holiness, and the end everlasting Life.
b If we take the Yoke of Chrift upon us, we. fhall find reft unto our Souls; for his Yoke is. eafy, and his Burthen is light; and his Commandments are not grievous.
c God is not unrighteous, to forget our Work, and Labour of Love, which we have fhewed towards, his Name.
d Our fpiritual Sacrifices are acceptable to God, by Jefus Chrift. In whom we have Boldness and Accefs, with Confidence, by the Faith of him. And whatsoever we fhall ask of the Father, in his Name, he will give it us.
e If we keep the Commandments of Chrift, we hall abide in his Love. And we are his Friends, if we do whatsoever he commandeth us.
f In the World we shall have Tribulation; but Chrift hath overcome the World, that, in him, we might have Peace. And the God of all Grace, who hath called us unto his eternal Glory, by Christ Jefus, after that we have fuffered a while here, will make us perfect, stablish, ftrengthen, fettle us.
8 God hath loved us, and hath given us everlafting Confolation, and good Hope, thro' Grace: which Hope we have as an Anchor of the Soul, both fure, and ftedfaft.
h God, who is rich in Mercy, for his great
Rom. 6. 22.
→ Gal. 5. 13. Rom. 6. 22. John 8. 36. b Mat. 11. 29, 30. 1 John 5. 3. 41 Pet. 2. s. Eph. 3. 12. John 15. 16. 10, 14. John 16. 33. 1 Pet. 5. 10. 2, 16, Heb. 6. 19. Eph. 2.4
John 15. 8 2 Theff,
Love, wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in Sins, hath quickned us, together with Chrift, and made us fit together in heavenly Places, in Chrift Jefus.
a He hath begotten us again, unto a lively Hope, by the Resurrection of Jefus Chrift, to an Inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, referved in Heaven for. us. For whom he juftifies, them he will also glorify. The Wages of Sin is Death; but the Gift of God is eternal Life, through Jefus Chrift our Lord.
b He hath delivered us from the Power of Darkness, and hath tranflated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son; having made us meet to be Partakers of the Inheritance of the Saints in Light,
Jefus Chrift hath loved us, and washed us from our Sins, in his own Blood; and hath made us Kings and Priefts unto God and his Father.
d We are a chofen Generation, a Royal Priefthood, an holy Nation, a peculiar People, which in time past were not a People, but are now the People of God; which had not obtained Mercy, but now have obtained Mercy. We are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the City of the living God, the heavenly Jerufalem, and to an innumerable Company of Angels, to the General Affembly, and Church of the Firft-born, which are written in Heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the Spirits of juft Men made perfect, and to Jefus, the Mediator of the New Covenant, and to the Blood of Sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.