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el Thess. iv, 17. I Cor. xv, 51, 52. f Job xix, 26, 27. I Cor. xv, 42, 43, 44.

III. The bodies of the unjust shall by the power of Christ be raised to dishonour ; the bodies of the just by his spirit unto honour, and be made conformable unto his own glorious body.g

g Acts xxiv, 15. John V, 28, 29. I Cor xv, 42. Phil. iii, 21.

CHAP. XXXII.

of the last Judgment.

MOD hath appointed a day wherein he will

sus Christ, a to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father; b in which day not only the apostate angels shall be judged, c but likewise all persons that have lived upon earth, shall appear before the tribunal of Christ to give an account of their thougtits, words and deeds, and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether it be good or evil. d

a Acts xvii, 31. 6 John v, 22, 27. c I Cor. vi, 3. Jude v, 6. Il Pet. ii, 4. d II Cor. v, 10. Eccl. xii, 14. Rom. ii, 16, and xiv, 10, 12. Mat. xii, 36, 37.

II. The end of God's appointing this day, is for the manifestation of the glory of his mercy in the eternal salvation of the elect, and of his justice in the damnation of the reprobite, who are wicked and disobedient ; for then shall the righteous go into everlasting life, and receive that fulness of joy and glory, with everlasting reward in the presence of the Lord ; but the wicked who know not God and obey not the gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into tternal torments, and be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. e

e Mat' xxv, 31 to end. Rom. ii, 5. 6, and ix, 22. 23. Mat. XXV, 21. Acts iii, 19. Il Thess. i, to 10.

III. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a judgment, both to deter all men from sin, and for the greater conso. lation of the godly in their adversity ; f so will he have that day unknown to men that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come, and may be ever prepared to say, come Lord Jerus come quickly. Amen. g

fil Pet. jii, ll, 14. Ii Cor. v, 10, 1l. II Thess. i. 5, 6, 7. Luke xxi, 27, 28. Rom viii, 23, 24, 25, g Mat. xxiv, 36, 42, 43, 44. Mark xiii, 35, 36, 37. Luke xii, 35, 36. Rev. xxii, 20.

FINI S.

Heads of Agreement,

Assented to by the united Ministers, formerly cal

led PRESBYTERIAN and CONGREGATIONAL.

AND ALSO,

ARTICLES,

FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF

CHURCH DISCIPLINE, Unanimously agreed upon, and consented to, by the Elders and Messengers of the Churches in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England, Assembled by delegation at Saybrook,

September 9th, 1708.

Phil. jii. 5. Let us therefore, as many as be

perfect, be thus minded ; and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal ev

en this unto you. Eph. iv. 3. Endeavouring to keep the unity of

the Spirit in the bond of peace.

New-LONDON, (Con.) PRINTED—1710. BRIDGEPORT, RE-PRINTED BY LOCKWOOD

BACKUS, 1810.

PREFACE.

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ever

"HERE is no Constitution on earth, hath

been established on such sure foundation, nor so fully

provided for its subsistence, as the Church of God-It being built on the Prophets and Apostles, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. Hence therefore it hath from its holy hill, beheld the ruins of the greatest States, and most flourishing Empires ; hav. ing continued in safety, free from the fatal accidents of time, and triumphed not only over the

rage of men, but also the repeated insults of the gates of hell. And though it hath been often straitened as to its extent, and lessened as to its number, yet hath remained firm on its own basis : Yea, when most reduced, it hath forever made good that motto, Depressa Resur. go; and so it shall continue to the end of the world. But to the shame of its offenders, the church hath suffered most from the wounds, which she hath received in the house of her friends, from those wolves that have come to her in sheep's cloathing. · Damnable errors and heresies have arisen fiom within her, whereby she hath sometimes been cast into, horrible

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