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Tim.ii &c.” And at last, “Having a Form of Godliness, s. “but denying the Power thereof; from such turn

6 away;

“For of this sort are they which creep into “Houses, and lead away Captive filly Women “ laden with sins, led away with divers Lufts;

“Ever Learning, and never able to come to the “ Knowledge of the Truth.”

And then he adds, “ But they shall proceed “ no further, for their Folly shall be made manifest

« unto all Men. 2P et. II.

1. Of the fa’ne St. Peter says, “But there were 1. False . Frophe's also a nong the People, even

“as there mill be féljé Teachers among you, who “privily shall bring in Damnable Heresies, even “ denying the Lord that bought them, and bring $ upon themselves swift Destruction.

" And many shall follow their Pernicious Ways, « by means of whom the V Vay of Truth shall be “evil spoken of.

"And thro' Covetousness shall they with feigned 6 Words make Merchandize of you, whose Judgs ment now of a long time. lingereth not, and

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“ their Damnation slumbereth not.”

: And afterwards, “Having Eyes full of Adul- 2 Pet. II. tery, and that cannot cease from sin, Beguiling 14 "Unstable Souls ; an heart they have exercised “with Covetous Practices, Cursed Children.”

And he closes thus,

“For when they speak great Swelling Words 18. “of Vanity, they allure through the Lusts of the Flesh, thro' much Wantonness, those that were “clean escaped from them who live in Error.

“While they promise them Liberty, they 19. “ themselves are the Servants of Corruption ; for “ of whom a Man is Overcome, of the fame is “ he brought in Bondage :

“For if after they have Escaped the Pollutions 20. of the World, thro’ the Knowledge of the “ Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again Entangled therein and Overcome, the latter End “is worse with them than the beginning.

." For it had been better for them Not to have 21. known the Way of Righteousness, than after they “ have known it, to turn from the Holy Commanda ment delivered unto them.” There is little Occasion to shew how well all

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Dan vi for the Period when; Blesed is he that waitetti 72." end comet la to the Thousand Three Hundred and

Thirty Five Days; which agrees perfectly with

St. John's Declaration;
Rev. xx. “Blessed and Holy is he that hath Part in the

« first Resurrection, on fuch the second Death
" hath no Power, but they fhall be Priefts of
“ God and of Christ, and fhall Reign with him.
66 a Thousand Years. ".

As the next Verse of Daniel, does with the rest of St. John's Defcription of the fame Reign

of a Thousand Years. Dan: ii. Daniel ends thus; “But go thou thy way till 13: the End be, for thou shalt reft, and fand in

« thy. Lot at the End of the Days.”. Rev.xx. And St. Jabn fays, “ And I faw Thrones 4o "and they fate upon them, and Judgment was

« given unto them, and I saw the Souls of them
" that were Beheaded for the Witness of Jesus,
se and for the Word of God, and which had not:
& Worshipped the Beast, neither kis Image, acither:
Whad received his Mark upon their Fore-beads :

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© or in their Hands; and they Lived and Reigned s with Chrift a Thousand Tears.

« But the rest of the Dead Lived not again, Rev. xx. “ until the Thousand Tears were finished, this su " is the first Resurrection.

This is the Lot that Daniel is promised to stand in, at the End of the Days.

And this is agreable to St. Paul's Description, to the Thessalonians.

“But I would not have you to be Ignorant, i Thes. “ Brethren, concerning them which are a Sleep, IV. 13.

that ye Sorrow not, even as others which

have no Hope” (that is, no Revealed Religion which intitles them to the Promise of a Resuré rection;) He goes on,

“For if we believe that Jesus dyed and rose 14 ik again, even so them also which Sleep in Jesus << will God bring with him.

“For this we fay unto you by the Word of 15. “the Lord, that we which are alive, and remain “ unto the coming of the Lord, Thall not pre"vent them which are asleep:.. .

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Theil. “ For the Lord himself shall descend from IV.16. «Heaven, with a Shout, with the Voice of

« the Arch-Angel, and with the Trump of God, "and the Dead in Christ shall rise first."

This Trump of God is the fame with The Voice Rev.3.7. of the Seventh Angel, which, .“ when he Malt

« begin to found, the Mystery of God fhould “ be finished, as he hath declared to his Servants

a the Prophets.” : Rev. XI. er XI. And when “the Seventh Angel Sounded,

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“there were great Voices in Heaven, saying, « The Kingdoms of this. World are become the “ Kingdons of our Lord and of his Christ, and “ he shall Reign for ever and ever. . :

« And the Four and Twenty Elders which “ fate before God on their Seats, fell upon their “Faces and Worshipped God.

“ Saying, We give thee Thanks, O Lord «God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art “ to come, because Theu haft taken to Thee “Thy grear Power, and haft Reigned.:

« And the Nations were Angry, and Thy Wrath is come, and the Time of the Dead,

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