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x. 41-43, see 1 John v. 9. Christ Himself, Rev. i. 5.

Holy Ghost, Rom. i. 4.
Completeness thereof, Luke xxiv. 30. Reality, Matt.

xxvii. 60. Verity of His body, Luke xxiv. 39.
firmed by the senses, John xxi. 7, 13. Identity, John
xx. 27. Same organs of speech, John xx. 16. Same

members of body, John xx. 20.
Appearances.' To Mary Magdalene, Mark xvi. 9; John

xx. 18. The other women, Matt. xxvij. 9. Two disciples, Luke xxiv. 13–31. All the disciples but Thomas, John xx. 19. Thomas, John xx. 26. Apostles at the sea of Tiberias, John xxi. 1. Apostles in Galilee, Matt. xxviii. 16, 17. Five hundred brethren, 1 Cor. xv. 6. James, 1 Cor. xv. 7. All the disciples, Luk

xxiv. 43; Acts x. 41, 42. Paul, 1 Cor. xv. 8. Subsequent virtues, Mark xvi. 19, 20. Acts iv. 33. See also John xx. 12. Acts xxvi. 22, 23. 1 Cor. xv.

6, 20. Ephes. i. 19. Gal. i. 11. Col. i. 18. 2 Tim.

ü. 8.
C. Old and New Testament compared.
a. Prophecies and their historical fulfilment.

Ps. xvi. 10, with Acts ii. 31 ; xiii. 35-37.

Ps. ii. 7, with Acts xiii. 33. b. Types and Antitypes.

Gen. xxii. 12, with Heb. xi. 19.

Jonah i. 17, with Matt. xii. 39, 40. 3. Human Testimony. a. Fathers.

Ignatius (A.D. 101), to the Smyrnæans, c. ii. “I knew Him

alive in the flesh, even after His resurrection, and believe in
Him. And when He came to those who were with Peter,
He said to them, Take hold of Me, feel me, and see that

I am no unbodied spirit.”
Irenæus (A. D. 184), Against Heretics, book v. c. vii. “CHRIST

rose again the substance of flesh, and shewed His disciples
the mark of the nails, and the wound in His side ; which
are proofs that His flesh rose again from the dead."

3 Bp. Horsley's Nine Sermons, with Dissertation on the Messiah, London, 1815, pp. 155, 156.

Tertullian (A.D. 198), Against Marcion, book iv. c. xliii. “As

to the truth of His rising again with His body, what can
be clearer? Since He said to His disciples, who doubted
whether He were not a spirit, yea, believed Him to be
a spirit, Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise

in your hearts ? Behold, &c.”
See De Res. Carn. c. xlviii.
b. Creeds.

Apostles'.
Nicene.

Athanasian.
c. Confessions.

1 Helvetic, Art. xi. 2 Helvetic, c. xi. Basil, Art. iv.

Bohemian, c. vi. Gallican, xv. xvi. Belgic, Art. xx.
Augsburg, Art. ii. Sueveland, Art. i. Scotland,

Art. x.

PROP. II. CHRIST, with His body, flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man's nature, did ascend into Heaven. 1. The Testimony of Reason.

As a pledge and pattern of the ascension of true believers

in Him.
His ascension is to be believed because of the effects con-

sequent upon it.
2. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament.

Prophecies. Ps. xxiv. 7, 8, “Lift up your heads, O ye

gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and
the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King
of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD

mighty in battle."
See also Ps. xlvii. 5; lxviii. 18. Mic. ii. 13.
Types. Enoch, Gen. v. 24.
Elijah, 2 Kings ii. 11, “And it came to pass, as they

still went on and talked, that, behold, there ap-
peared a chariot of fire and horses of fire, and
parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by
a whirlwind into heaven."

B. New Testament.

Luke xxiv. 51. “And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into

heaven. Foretold by Himself. John vi. 62 ; vii. 33; xiv. 28;

xvi. 5; xx. 17. Witnesses. Himself, John xix. 17. Angels, Acts i.

10, 11. Apostles, Mark xvi. 19; Acts i. 9. See also John iii. 13; xiv. 3; xvi. 7; xx. 17. Acts ii.

33; ix. 1-10. Rom. viii. 34. 2 Cor. xii. 2. Heb.

iv. 14, 20; vii. 26; ix. 12, 24.
C. Old and New Testament compared.
a. Prophecies and their historical fulfilment.

Ps. lxviii. 18, with Ephes. iv. 7, 8.
b. Types and Antitypes.

Levit. xvi. 2, 15, with Heb. ix. 7, 11, 12, 24. The

High Priest entering into the Holy of holies.

See also Exod. xxx. 10, with Heb. vi. 20.
3. Human Testimony.
A. Creeds

Apostles'.
Nicene.

Athanasian.
B. Confessions.

1 Helvetic, Art. xi. 2 Helvetie, c. xi. Basil, Art. iv.

Bohemian, c. vi. Gallican, Art. xv. Augsburg, Art. iii.
Saxon, Art. iii. Sueveland, Art. i. Scotland, Art. xi.

PROP. III. CHRIST sitteth in Heaven. 1. The Testimony of Reason,

His session is necessary to His office as Intercessor.

It implies His sovereignty and right of judicature. 2. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament.

Ps. cx. 1. The LORD said unto My LORD, Sit Thou
at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy

footstool.”
B. New Testament.

Mark xvi. 19, 20. “So then, after the LORD had spoken unto

them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the LORD working with them, and con

firming the word with signs following. Amen." See also Matt. xxii. 44. Luke xxii. 69. John xiv. 2.

Acts ii. 34-36; iii. 21; vii. 55, 56. Rom. viï. 34. 1 Cor. xv. 26. 1 Tim. ii. 5. Heb. i. 3; viii. 1; x. 12, 13.

xii. 2. 1 Pet üi. 22. 1 John ü. 1.
C. Old and New Testaments compared.

Prophecies. Ps. cx. 1, with Rom. viii. 34.
Types and Antitypes. Joseph, Gen. xli. 40. CHRIST,

Col. iii. 1. 3. Human Testimony. a. Fathers.

Tertull. de Res. Carn. c. li. “ In that substance CHRIST

now sits at the right hand of the FATHER.”
b. Creeds.
c. Confessions.

2 Helvetic, c. xi. 1 Helvetic, Art. xi. Bohemian, c. vi.

Scotland, Art. xi. Augsburg, Art. iii.

PROP. IV. CHRIST shall return to judge all men at the last day. 1. The Testimony of Reason.

See Butler's Analogy, Part 1. cc. i. ii. 2. Divine Testimony. A. Old Testament.

Dan. vii. 13. “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him

near before Him."

See also Eccles. xii. 14.
B. New Testament.

John xiv. 2. “In My Father's house are many mansions:

if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to pre

pare a place for you.”
Witnesses.

CHRIST. Matt. xxv. 31, 32; xxvi. 64.
Angels. Acts i. 10, 11.

Apostles. 1 Thess. iv. 16. 2 Thess. i. 7. Heb. ix. 28.
See also Matt. xiii. 47, 48; xvi. 17; xix. 28. John v. 22,

27, 29; xiv. 28. Acts i. 12; ii. 21 ; x. 38, 40, 42;
xvii. 31. Rom. ii. 5-11, 16; xiv. 10. 2 Cor. v. 10.
1 Thess. i. 10; ii. 13; iv. 16; v. 2, 23. 2 Thess. i. 7.
1 Tim. vi. 13. 2 Tim. i. 8; iv. 1, 10. Heb. ix. 28.

James v. 9. Jude 14. Rev. i. 7; xx. 12.
C. Old and New Testament.

Zech. xii. 10. Rev. i. 7.
3. Human Testimony.
a. Fathers.

Irenæus, Against Heresies, book I. c. xviii. “He will

come again in the same flesh in which He suffered.” Tertull.' de Test. Anim. c. iv. “By the fear also of death,

by its innate desire of fame, and by involuntary expressions of feeling respecting the dead, the soul declares its consciousness that it shall exist in another state, and

its anticipation of a future judgment.”

See also Clem. Rom. Epist. cc. xxxiv. xxxv.
b. Creeds.

Apostles'.
Nicene.

Athanasian,
c. Confessions.

1 Helvetic, Art. xi. xxi. 2 Helvetic, c. xi. Basil, Art. ix.

Bohemian, c. vi. Belgic, Art. xxxvii. Augsburg, Art. iii. xvii. Sueveland, Art. ii. Scotland, Art. xi.

4 See Bp. Kaye on Tertullian, p. 178.

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