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Why our Lord was pleased to ascend from mount Olivet XVI.
glorification of the body of Christ; but a local motion
by the Father, and sometimes to have himself ascended XXI.
We receive much benefit from the ascension of Christ, not
merely as love disposes us to rejoice with him
Christ has come to his Mediatorial kingdom in different
respects, according to the disparity of his natures XXIII.
Why this high exaltation of Christ is ascribed sometimes
to the Father, and at other times to Christ XXVIII.-XXXI.
It tends, 1. To the glory of the Father
2. To the strong consolation of the Church XXXIII-XXXV.
3. To the terror of the ungodly
Not even the Apostles
pear; with regard to the bad, there is no doubt
The place of judgment will be in the air and the clouds
is said respecting the valley of Jehoshaphat,-is not
What is to be noted with regard to the time
It is not inconsistent with the personality of the Spirit,
that we are baptized with him
That the Holy Ghost is the true and Most High God
It belongs to the Improvement of this article, to acknow.
ledge that the Holy Spirit is given to us by God
And graciously comforts them
from all others, by certain necessary marks
Christ and the Church are closely and indissolubly united,
and ought not to be disjoined in our meditations
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-
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-
not openly falsify by their conduct
Hence in the visible Church, the bad are mixed with the
Three epithets of the Church
2. Catholic-a term which does not occur in Scripture
And has various significations