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x. 41-43, see 1 John v. 9. Christ Himself, Rev. i. 5.
Holy Ghost, Rom. i. 4.
xxvii. 60. Verity of His body, Luke xxiv. 39.
members of body, John xx. 20.
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.
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
I am no unbodied spirit.”
rose again the substance of flesh, and shewed His disciples
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
in your hearts ? Behold, &c.”
1 Helvetic, Art. xi. 2 Helvetic, c. xi. Basil, Art. iv.
Bohemian, c. vi. Gallican, xv. xvi. Belgic, Art. xx.
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
sequent upon it.
Prophecies. Ps. xxiv. 7, 8, “Lift up your heads, O ye
gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and
mighty in battle."
still went on and talked, that, behold, there ap-
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.
Ps. lxviii. 18, with Ephes. iv. 7, 8.
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.
1 Helvetic, Art. xi. 2 Helvetie, c. xi. Basil, Art. iv.
Bohemian, c. vi. Gallican, Art. xv. Augsburg, Art. iii.
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
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.
Prophecies. Ps. cx. 1, with Rom. viii. 34.
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.”
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.
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.”
CHRIST. Matt. xxv. 31, 32; xxvi. 64.
Apostles. 1 Thess. iv. 16. 2 Thess. i. 7. Heb. ix. 28.
27, 29; xiv. 28. Acts i. 12; ii. 21 ; x. 38, 40, 42;
James v. 9. Jude 14. Rev. i. 7; xx. 12.
Zech. xii. 10. Rev. i. 7.
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.
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.