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In this Sacrament Christ is not offered

up to his father, nor any real Sacrifice made at all for remiffion of fin of the quick or dead, but only a Memorial of that one off ring up of himlelf upon the Cross once for all, and a fpiritual Oblation of all poffible praise unto God for the same, so that the Popish Sacrifice of the Mass (as they call it) is most abominable, injurious to Chrift's own only Sacrifice, the alone propitiation for all the fins of the Dict* b Heb 9. 22,25,26 28 ci Cor 11. 24, 25, 26. Mat. 26.26,27. : Heb.7. 230 34, 27 & 10, 11, 12, 14, 18.

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The Lord Jesus hath in this Ordinance apo pointed his Ministers to declare his word of Ioftruâion to the People, to pray and bless the Elements of Bread and Wine, and thereby to let them apart from a common to an holy ufe, and to take and break the Bread, co take the Cup, & ( they Communicating also chemfelves ) to give both to the Communicants, but to none who are not chen present in the Congregation. f e Mat. 26. 26,27,28 Mark : 14. 22,23,24 Luk. 22. 19, 20

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Private Maffes, or Receiving the Sacrament by a Priest, or any other alone, & as likewife the denial of the Cup to the People,'h Wor-, Shipping the Elements, the lifting them up, or carrying them about for adoration, & referying them for any Pretended religious ulc, are all contrary to the nature of this Sacrameni,& to the Iostitucion of Christ. 8 1 Cor. 10. 6 Mark 14,23. 1 Cor 11. 25, to 30 i Mat 15 9

V. The outward Elements in this Sacrament duly set apart to thc uses ordained by Christ, have such relation to him crucified, as that truly yet Sacramentally only, they are sometimes called by the name of the things they represent, to wit,che Body & Blood of Christ; k albeit in fubftaoce and nature they ftill remain truly and only Bread and Wine as they were before.' * Mat 26, 26, 27, 28' 1 Coro 11. 26, 27, 28 Mei 26. 29

VI. That Do&rine which maintains a change of the substance of Bread and Wine into the sub{tance of Christ's Bodyand Blood (comnionly called Tranfubftantiation) by Confecration of á Pricit, or by any other way, is repugnant

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not to the Scripture alone, but even to common Sense and reason, overthroweth the nature of the Sacrameet and hath been, and is the cause of manifold Superstitions, yea of gross Idolatries. * cat. 3: 21. I Cor. 11. 24; 25, 26. Luke 24. 6, 39.

VII. Worthy Receivers outwardly partaking of the visible Elements in this Sacrament, then allo inwardly by Faich, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but fpiritually, receive and feed upon Christ crucified and all benefits of his death; the Body and Blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally n, with, or under the Bread and Wine, yet is really, but spiritually present to the Faith of Believers in that Ordinance, as the Elements themselves are to their outward fenfes, * 1 Cor. 11, 28. HI, 28. i Cor. 10. 16.

VIII. All ignorant and ungodly persons, as they are unfit to enjoy communion with Christ, lo are they unworthy of the Lord's Table, & canhot without great sin against him whilft they remain luch, partake of these holy Mysteries, ?. or be admitied thereunto ;

yea whofoever Shall Receive Unworthily, are guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord, cacing and N4

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drinking Judgment to themfelves. P i Cor. 11. 27, 28, 29. 2 Cor. 6 14,15,16. Cor. 5. 6, 7, 13. 2 Tbef. 3. 6, 14, 15. Mat. 7.

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C Η Α Ρ. ΧΧΧΙ. . Of the State of Man after Deatb, and of

the Resurrection of the Dead. THE Bodies of men after death return to

duit, & lee Córruption, but their Souls ( which reicher die nor feep ) having an Immortal forohistence, immediately return to God who give them, the Souls of the Righteous being then made perfect in Holincls, are received into the highest Heavens, where they 'behold the face of God in light and glory. waiting for the full Redemption of their Bodies :. And the Souls of the Wicked are caft into Hell, where they remain in sorment, & utcer darkarls referved for the Judgment of the great day : " besides these two places of fouls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none, * Gew. 3.19. 12. 13 36. Luk

* Heb. 12 2 3. 2Cor 5.1 6.3. Pbil. 1. 23. A£t.3.21. Epb.4. 10. Luk. 15,23; 24. Ati, 1.25. Jud.v.5. 1 Pet. 3. 19.

II. At the lait day such as are found alive shalt got dye, but be Changed, and all the Dead

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fhall be raised up with the self fame bodies,& none other, although with different qualities, which shall be uniced again to their fouls for

I Tihes. 4. 17. I Cor. 15. 51, 52. Job 19. 26,27. i Cor. 15. 42, 43, 44.

III. The Bodies of the Unjuft shall by the Power of Christ be raised to Gifhonour, The Bodies of the juft by his Spirit unto honour,& be made conformable to his own glorious Body. Aft. 24.15. Jobn 5.28, 29. 1 Cor.15:42 Pbil. 3. 21.

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of the last Judgmens. TOD hach appointed a day wherein he will I Judge the World in Righteousness by Jesus Christ, * to whom all power and Judgment is given of the Father; in which day not only the Apoftate Angels shall be Judged, e but likewile all persons that have lived upon earth, shall appear before the Tribunal of Christ to give an account of their Thoughts, Words and Deeds, and to Receive according to what they have done in the Body, whether it be good or Evil. d « 188.17.31. b 7obin 5. 22, 27. c I Cor. 6.3.Jude v.6. 2 Pet.2-4... 2 Car 5.10. Eccl. 12.14. Rom. 2. 16. & 14. 10, 12. Mat. 12. 36, 37:

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