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Matt. xxv. 31. Luke xxi. 37.
[M] When the Son of Man fhall COME in his Glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then fhall he fit the Throne of his Gloupon ry. And before him fhall be gathered ALL NATIONS, and he fhall feparate them one from another, as a Shepherd divideth his Sheep from the Goats. And he fhall fet the Sheep on his right Hand, but the Goats on the left. Then shall the King fay to them on his right Hand, Come, ye bleffed of my Father, inherit the KINGDOM prepared for you from the Foundation of the World. For I was an hungry, and ye gave me Meat: I was thirty, and ye gave me Drink: I was a Stranger, and ye took clothme in: Naked, and ye ed me: I was fick, and ye vifited me: I was in Prifon, and ye came unto me. Then fhall the RIGHTEOUS anfwer him, faying, Lord, when faw we thee an hun
gred, and fed thee? or thirfty, and gave thee Drink? When faw we thee a Stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? when faw we thee fick, in Prifon, and came unto thee? And the KING fhall anfwer, and fay unto them, Verily I fay unto you, Inaf much as ye have DONE it
Things continue as they were from the Beginning of the Creation.
7. But the Heavens and the Earth which are now, by the fame Word are kept in ftore, referved unto Fire against the DAY of JUDGMENT, and PERDITION of UNGODLY Men.
8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one Thing, that one Day is with the Lord as a thousand Years,
and a thousand Years as one Day.
9. The Lord is not flack con
cerning his PROMISE, (as fome Men count Slackness) but is Longfuffering to us-ward, not willing that any fhould perifh, but that all fhould come to Repentance.
10. But the Day of the Lord will come as a Thief in the Night; in the which the Heavens fhall pass away with a great Noife, and the Elements fhall melt with fervent Heat, the Earth alfo, and the Works that are therein shall be burnt up.
11. Seeing then that all thefe Things fhall be DISSOLVED, what manner of Persons ought ye to be in all holy Converfation and God
12. Looking for, and hafting unto the COMING of the Day of God,
wherein the Heavens being on
Jude 6. And the ANGELS which kept not their first Eftate, but left their own Habitation, he hath referved in everlasting Chains under Darkness, unto the JUDGMENT of the great Day.
14. And Enoch alfa, the feventh from Adam, prophefied of these, faying, Behold, the Lord COMETH
with ten thousands of his Saints,
15. To execute JUDGMENT upon all, and to convince all that are UNGODLY among them, of all
their ungodly Deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all Sinners have spoken against him. their hard Speeches which ungodly
Rev. vi. 12. And I beheld when
he had opened the fixth Seal, and 1o, there was a great Earthquake,
and the Sun became black as SackBbb doth
unto one of the LEAST of
cloth of Hair, and the Moon became as Blood.
13. And the Stars of Heaven fell unto the Earth, even as a Fig Tree cafteth her untimely Figs, when fhe is fhaken of a mighty Wind:
14. And the Heaven departed as Scrowl when it is rolled together; and every Mountain and Ifland were moved out of their Places; 15. And the Kings of the Earth, and the great Men, and the rich Men, and the chief Captains, and the mighty Men, and every Bondman, and every Free-man hid themfelves in the Dens, and in the Rocks of the Mountains;
16. And faid to the MOUNTAINS and Rocks, Fall on us, and HIDE us from the Face of him that fitteth upon the Throne, and from the WRATH of the LAMB:
17. For the great Day of his WRATH is come; and who fhall be able to STAND?
Chap. xi. 18. And the NATIONS were ANGRY, and thy WRATH S come, and the Time of the DEAD that they fhould be JUDGED, and that thou shouldft give Reward unto thy Servants the PROPHETS, and thy Name, fmall and great, and fhouldft DESTROY them which deftroy the Earth.
to the Saints, and them that FEAR
Their History for the Space of about Thirty Years, and is concluded Seven Years before the Deftruction of Jerufalem, and the total Subverfion of the Jewish Common-wealth: St. Peter and St. Paul having fuffered Martyrdom about 'Three Years before.
CHRIST preparing his Apostles to the bebolding of his Afcenfion, gathereth them together into the Mount of Olives, commandeth them to expect in Jerufalem the Sending down of the Holy Ghost, promifeth after few Bbb 2
Days to fend it: by Virtue whereof, they should be Witneffes unto him, even to the utmost Parts of the Earth. After his Afcenfion, they are warned by two Angels to depart, and to fet their Minds upon his Second Coming. 12. They accordingly return, and giving themselves to Prayer, choofe Matthias Apoftle in the place of Judas.
HE former Treatife have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jefus began both to do and teach.
2. Until the Day in which he was taken up, after that he through the HOLY GHOST, had given Commandments unto the APOSTLES whom he had chofen.
3. To whom alfo he fhewed himself ALIVE after his PASSION, by many infallible Proofs, being feen of them forty Days, and fpeaking of the Things pertaining to the Kingdom of GOD:
4. And being affembled together with them, commanded them that they fhould not depart from Jerufalem, but WAIT for the PROMISE of the Father, which, faith he, ye have heard of me.
5. For John truly baptized with Water, but ye shall be baptized with the HOLY GHOST not many Days hence.
6. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, faying, Lord, wilt thou at this Time restore again the Kingdom to Ifrael?
7. And he faid unto them, It is not for you to know the Times or the Seafons, which the Father hath put in his own Power.
8. But ye fhall receive PowER after that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you: and ye fhall be Witneffes unto me, both in Jerufalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost Part of the Earth.
9. And when he had fpoken thefe Things, while they beheld, he was TAKEN UP, and a CLOUD received him out of their Sight.
10. And while they looked ftedfaftly toward Heaven, as he went up, behold, two Men ftood by them in white Apparel, 11. Which alfo faid, Ye Men of Galilee, why ftand ye GAZING up into Heaven? This fame Jefus, which is ta
ken up from you into Heaven, fhall fo come, in like manner as ye have seen him go into Heaven.
12. Then returned they unto Jerufalem, from the Mount called Olivet, which is from Jerufalem a Sabbathday's Journey.
13. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper Room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the Son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the Brother of James.
14. Thefe all continued with one accord in Prayer and Supplication, with the Women, and Mary the Mother of Jefus, and with his Brethren.
15. And in thofe Days, Peter ftood up in the Midft of the Disciples, and faid, (The number of the Names tog ther were about an hundred and twenty.)
16. Men and Brethren, this SCRIPTURE muft needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghoft by the Mouth of David fpake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jefus.
17. For he was numbred with us, and had obtained Part of this Ministry.
18. Now this Man purchased a Field with the Reward of INIQUITY, and falling headlong, he burft afunder in the Midft, and all his Bowels gufhed out.
19. And it was known unto all the Dwellers at JerufaZem, infomuch as that Field is called in their proper Tongue, Aceldama, that is to fay, The Field of Blood.
20. For it is written in the Book of Pfalms, Let his Habitation be defolate, and let no Man dwell therein: And his Bishoprick let another take.
21. Wherefore of thefe Men which have companied with us all the Time that the Lord Jefus went in and out among us,
22. Beginning from the Baptifm of John, unto that fame Day that he was taken up from us, muft one be orDAINED to be a Witness with us of his Resurrection.
23. And they appointed two, Jofeph called Barsabas, who was firnamed Fuftus, and Matthias.
24. And they prayed, and faid, Thou, Lord, which knowest the Hearts of all Men, fhew whether of these two thou haft chofen.
25. That he may take Part of this Miniftry and ApoAlefhip, from which Judas by Tranfgreffion fell, that he might go to his own Place.