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God, and baptizing those that believed in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Afterwards the Apostles having preached the Word in many Cities, and confirmed the Souls of the Disciples, they ordained them Elders in every Church. And as they went through the Cities, they delivered them the Decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the Apostles and Elders at Jerufalem. And so were the Churches established in the Faith, and increased in Number daily.

u Thefe Elders of the Church were made Overseers over the Flock by the Holy Ghost, and their Business was to feed the Church of God.

Some of which by the laying on of the Hands of the Apostles were appointed to ordain more Elders, and to set in order the Things that were wanting in every City, as there was Occasion, and these were in a more peculiar Manner stiled Bishops.

w To those Bishops did the Apoftles likewise give in Charge ihat they should appoint others to use the Office of a Deacon ; being first proved and found blameless.

* The Lord' gave the Word, great was the Company of those that published it.

Thus was the Church of the living God eftas blished; which is the Pillar and Ground of the Truth: The Church that was built by Chrift: upon a Rock ; and the Gates of Hell ihall not prevail against it.

Aas 8. 12. + Acts 14. 14, 25, 21, 22, 23..

Acts 16. 4, u Acts 20. 17, 28. 2 Tim. 1. 6. 5.

Titus 1. 5. w 1 Tim. 3. 10.

» Psal. 68. 11. Y. I Tim. 36.15. Mat. 16. 18..


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CHRIST shall Judge the World. 2 I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter Day upon the Earth : And though after my Skin Worms destroy this Body, yet in my Flesh shall I see God. * The same Jesus, who was taken up

from his Disciples into Heaven, fhall so come in like manner as he was seen by them to go into Heaven. And he shall judge the Quick and the Dead at his appearing

God hath appointed a Day in the wbich he will judge the World in Righteousness, by that Man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given Assurance unto all Men, in that he hath raised him from the Dead.

c We must all appear before the Judgmentseat of Christ, that every one may receive the Things done in his Body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad; in the Day when God thall judge the Secrets of Men by. Jesus Christ, according to his Gospel.

d Then shall the Son of Man come in his Glory, and all the holy Angels with him. The Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God; and before him shall be gathered all Nations.

e Behold he cometh with Clouds, and every Eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all Kindreds of the Earth shall wail because of him,

D Acts

2 Job 19.25, 26.

a Alts 1. II.

2 Tim. 27. 31.

€ 2 Cor. 5. 10. Rom. 2. 16. Theff. 4. 16. Mat. 25: 32.

4. Mat. 25:


c Rev. 1. 7


f All that are in the Graves shall hear his Voice, and thall come forth. And the Dead, both small and great, shall stand before God; and the Books shall be opened, and the Dead shall be judged out of those Things which are written in the Books, according to their Works.

& As Christ hath once appeared to put away Sin by the Sacrifice of himself; fo unto ihem that look for him shall he appear the second Time without Sin unto Salvation. But in that Day shall those that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ be punished with everlasting Destruction from the Presence of the Lord, and from the Glory of his Power.

h There shall come in the Jast Days Scoffers, walking after their own Lusts, and faying, Where is the Promise of his coming! For tince the Fathers fell afleep, all Things "continue 'as they were from the Beginning of the Creation. But the Day of the Lord will come as a Thief in the Night; in the which the Heavens being on Fire, shall be dissolved, and thall pass away with a great Noise; and the Elements Thall inelt with fervent Heat: The Earth also, and the Works that are therein, shall be burnt up; nevertheless we, acor cording to his Promise, look for new Heavens, and a new Earth, wherein dwelleth Righteousness..

| This is that glorious Appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ, which we look for ; but of that Day and Hour knoweth no Man, no not the Angels in Heaven, but the Father only.

f John 5: 28, 29.
Rev. 20. 12.

g Heb.


26, 28., 2 Theff. 1. 10, 8, 9. h 2 Pet. 3. 3; 4, 10, 12, 10, 13. i Titus 2. 13. Mat. 24. 36.

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ONE GOD. k Though there be that are called Gods, whether in Heaven or in Earth, as there be Gods many, and Lords many) yet to us there is but one God the Father, of whom are all Things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all Things, and we by him; and one Spirit, by whom, through Chrilt, we have an Access unto the Father.

1 There are three that bear Record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghoft; and these Three are One.

o As the Father sent the Son, fo when he went away, he sent the Comforter from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father; whom the Father fent in the Name of his Son; and who is likewise the Spirit of his Son.

* All Nations are taught and baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Those that are called to be Saints are elect, according to the Foreknowledge of God the Father, through San&tification of the Spirit unto Obedience, and Sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ.

P In Christ we are built together for an Habitation of God, through the Spirit.

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And the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghoft, will be with all the Saints.

The State of MAN by REDEMPTION.

With respect to KNOWLEDGE. God, who commanded the Light to shine out of Darkness, hath now shined in our Hearts; and callod us out of Darkness into his marvellous Light. For we that before had our Understanding darkened, and were alienated from the Life of God, through the Ignorance that was in us, have now received the Knowledge of the Truth. Unto us it is given to know the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.

s Now is made manifest to al Nations the Mystery, which was kept secret since the World began, even the hidden Wisdom of God, which he ordained before the World unto our Glory, nd which none of the Princes of this World knew. For now we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an Understarding, that we may know him that is true, and be in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God, and Eternal Life.

* The Times of Ignorance God winked at, but now he commandeth all Men every where to repent; because the Day.spring from on high haih visited us, to give Light to them that fit in Dark

2. 9.

9 2 Cor. 33. 34.
2 Cor. 1. 1. 2 Cor. 4. 6.

1 Pet.
Eph. 4. 18.
Heb. 10. 26.
Mat. 13. 11.

9 Rom. 16. 26, 25. 1 Cor. 2. 7, 8. i John 5. 20.

& Acts, 17. Luke 1.78, 79.



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