Several discourses upon practical subjects

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJeremy Collier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1728 edition. Excerpt: ... But waving the weak and precarious Arguments, by which they conclude the Spirits of good Men are in a higher Station since Christianity than before; supposing, but not granting the Reality of their Limbus, yet have we not Reason to believe, that some extraordinary Persons had the Privilege immediately upon their Departure, of as intimate Communion with God as the Saints enjoy at present? For; is it not said, that Enoch Gen. v. waiked with God, and that God took him? And does not the fame Scripture affirm in so many Words,' that Elijah x Kings i. went up by a Whirlwind into Heaven? Indeed if we had nothing else, the singular Way of these Persons going out of the World, would make us believe they had some extraordinary Favours in the other. Why therefore did not the Jews "pray to Enoch and Elias? But farther, granting their Condition was the lame With the rest, yet they can't say the Angels were in Limbo: They can't deny, but that these Ministers of God had the fame Accels to him, the fame Power and PreroPrerogatives before the Incarnation which they have since. Besides if it had been lawful, the Jews had particular Reasons for the worshipping of Angels, and which we may presume would have made them very inclinable to it. For was not their Law deliver'd by Angels? Did they Acts vii. not receive frequent Visits from them? Did they not bring them many acceptable Messages from Heaven? Did they not sometimes foretel Victories, and sometimes cause them, as in the cafe of Gideon, and the Destruction of Sennacherib's Army? Had they not a particular Revelation that God had committed the Government of the World to Angels, aud assign'd them their respective Juri£ dictions, as his Viceroys, as we may fee in T)an. x. where 'tis plain that by the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1728 edition. Excerpt: ... But waving the weak and precarious Arguments, by which they conclude the Spirits of good Men are in a higher S...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021725327X

ISBN - 13:9780217253277

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