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II. III.

VIII.

IX.

XI.

XII.

XIII.XV.

XVI.

according to the human nature only ; but figurative

ly according to the Divine nature also

IV.VII.

Observations on the time of the ascension

Why it took place on the fortieth day after the resurrection

Why happened, when Jesus was conversing with his

disciples

And even blessing them

Difficulties as to the place of the ascension examined and

removed

Uncertain accounts of the ancients, of miracles at that

place

Why our Lord was pleased to ascend from mount Olivet
He ascended to the third heaven
Which is not God, nor every where, but a determinate

place in the highest regions
Where the Lord Jesus, in respect to his body, is contained
The ascension, therefore, is not the disappearing or the

glorification of the body of Christ; but a local motion
Why Christ is said sometimes to have been received up

by the Father, and sometimes to have himself ascended
The criticism of Budæus on the word Analepsis quoted XXII. XXIII.
The cloud which Christ made use of when he ascended,

is an evidence of his Divine majesty

The reality of Christ's ascension confirmed

XXV.XXXI.

It was necessary for Christ to ascend

XXXII.

1. That the prophecies might be accomplished

2. That the types might be fulfilled

3. Because it was of importance to God the Father,

To Christ

And also to us

XVII.

XVIII.

XIX.

XXI.

XXIV.

XXXIII-XXXV.

XXXVI. --XXXVIII.

XXXIX.

XL.

XLI.

SECT.

XLII.

We receive much benefit from the ascension of Christ, not

merely as love disposes us to rejoice with him

But as our own advantage is here concerned, both with

regard to consolation

And with regard to sanctification

XXIII.

XXVIII-XXXI.

II.

III.-V.

VI.

VII-X.

XI.

XII. XIII.

XIV. XV.

XVI.

XVIL

XVIII. XIX.

XX.

the human race

The certainty of the eternal judgment

In general, God is the Judge

And by special appropriation, Christ

By an authority, not borrowed, but his own, and supreme

With a display of the greatest glory

With the trump of God

And a numerous retinue of Angels

Who will perform certain services to Christ

The saints will not, properly speaking, be Christ's asses-

sors in the judgment

Not even the Apostles
Whether the good Angels are to be judged, does not ap-

pear ; with regard to the bad, there is no doubt

All men will be judged

In respect to all their actions

Whether the sins of the godly are to be published in the

judgment

The examination of the cause, not difficult, yet exact XXVIII. XXIX.

The pronouncing of the sentence

Its execution

The place of judgment will be in the air and the clouds XXXV.
The application, which some make to this point, of what

is said respecting the valley of Jehoshaphat,-is not

just

What is to be noted with regard to the time
Improvement of this article

XXI. XXII.

XXIII.

XXIV.

XXV. XXVII.

XXX.-XXXIII.

XXXIV.

XXXVI.XXXIX.

XL-XLII.

XLIII.XLV.

XI.

XIL

by them

Nor is the doctrine of the Gospel intended by the expres-

sion-Holy Spirit

That the Holy Ghost is the true and Most High God

appears

1. From Divine Names

2. From Attributes

3. From Works

4. From Honour and worship

The Holy Spirit is a Divine person, distinct from the

Father and the Son

It belongs to the Improvement of this article, to acknow-

ledge that the Holy Spirit is given to us by God
He is the Author of a new life in believers
Unites them most closely to Christ
Makes them partakers of all his blessings

XIV.

XV.

XVI.-XXI.

XXII. XXIV.

XXV. XXVIII.

XXIX.-XXXIII.

XXXIV.

XXXV.

XXXVI.

XXXVII.

XXXVIII.

SECT.

XXXIX.

And graciously comforts them
These operations of the Spirit of grace are distinguished

from all others, by certain necessary marks
The Spirit of grace is never utterly lost
Our duties to the Holy Spirit

XL.

XLI.

XLII.

1. II.

III.V.

Christ and the Church are closely and indissolubly united,

and ought not to be disjoined in our meditations
The Greek words Συναγωγη, Εκκλησια, and Πανηγυρις, ex-

plained

A definition of the Church illustrated in its several parts

The form of the Church is twofold

As there is a twofold calling

A twofold faith

A twofold holiness

A twofold participation of the covenant of grace

The one form of the Church is external and visible, the

other internal and spiritual

None but the elect and true believers pertain to the spiri-

tual Church

And the government of it belongs immediately to none

but God in Christ

God has appointed stewards in the visible Church, who

cannot exclude from its fellowship any that make a ver-
bal profession of faith and repentance, which they do

not openly falsify by their conduct

Hence in the visible Church, the bad are mixed with the

XIII.

XV.

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good

Three epithets of the Church

1. Holy

2. Catholic-a term which does not occur in Scripture

And has various significations

3. Christian

XVI.

XVII.

XVIII.

XIX.

XX.

XXI.

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