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foever ye shall bind on Earth Thall be bound in Heaven, and whatsoever ye shall loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven : Whole-soever Sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and wholefoever Sins ye retain, they are retained.
- The Lord appointed other Seventy also; And sent them forth as Labourers into his Harveft.
b Now when Jesus was taken up into Heaven; the Apostles whom he had chosen being come together with the other Disciples which had com-panied with them all the time that the Lord Jefirs went in and out among them, they appointed two, out of which one was chosen by Lot to take part of the Ministry and Apostleship, from which Judas hy Transgression fell. And he was numbred with the Eleven A poftles, and ordainted to be a Witness with them of the Reiurrection of Christ.
c And they were all filled with the Holy Ghoft; and they taught the People, and preached through Jesus the Resarrection from the dead. And the Lord added to the Church daily fuch as fhould be saved,
d. And in those Days when the Number of Disciples was multiplied, they by the Direction of the Twelve chose seven Deacons, whom they set before the Apostles : And when they had prayed, they laid their Hands on them.
And the business over which they were appointed, was to distribute what was given to the poor. They assifed likewise in preaching the things concern
Mat. 16. 19. John 20. 23.
a Luke 10. 1, 2. 6 Aas 1. I1, 2, 15, 21, 23, 24, 26, 25, 26, 22. c Ads 2. 4. A&s 4. 2. A&ts 2. 47.
d Acts 6.1, Sy 2, 3, 6, 3, 5, Ads 8. 12. Alts. 6. 10. AAS8. 13, 12.
ing the Kingdom of God, and baptizing those that believed in the Name of Jesus Christ.
a Afterwards the Apostles having preached the Word in many Cities, and confirmed the Souls of the Disciples, they ordained them Elders in every Church. And as they went thro' the Cities they delivered then the Decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the Apostles and Elders at Jerusalem. And so were the Churches established in the Faith, and increased in number daily.
These Elders of the Church were made Overseers over the Flock by the Holy Ghost, and their businessi zas to feed the Church of God. Some of which by the laying on of the Hands of the Apostles were appointed to ordain more Elders, and to set in order the things that were wanting in every City, as there was occasion, and thesewere in a more peculiar manner styled Bishops..
c To these Bilhops did the Apostles likewise give in charge that they should appoint others to use the Office of a Deacon; being first proved, and found blameless.
d. The Lord gave the Word, great was the Company of those that published it.
e Thus was the Church of the Living God established, which is the Pillar and Ground of the Truth: The Church that was built by Christ, upon a Rock; and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
trats 8. 12. * Ads 14. 14, 25, 21, 22, 23, Acts 16. 4j so
» Ads 20. 17, 2%. 2 Tim. 1. 6. Tit, 1.-5.
1 Tim. 3: 356 Mat, 16. 18.
CHRIST shall JUDGE the World.
a I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter Day upon the Earth: And tho', after my Skin Worms destroy this Bo dy, yet in my Flesh fhall I see God.
b The saine Jesus, who was taken up from bis Disciples into Heaven, shall so come, in like manner, as he was seen by them to go into Heaven. And he shall judge the quick, and the dead, at his appearing.
c God hath appointed a Day in the which he will judge the World in Righteousness, by that Man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all Men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
d We must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his Body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad; in the Day when God shall judge the Secrets of Men, by Jesus Christ, according to his Gospel.
e Then shall the Son of Man come in his Glory, and all the Holy Angels with him. The Lord himself shall descend from Heaven, with a Shout, with the Voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God: And before him shall be gathered all Nations.
f Behold, he cometh with Clouds, and every Eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all Kindreds of the Earth fhall wail be'cause of him.
Job 19. 25, 26. Afts 1. II. 2 Tim. 4. 1. caas 17. 31.
2 Cor. s. 10. Rom. 2. 16. • Mat. 2;. 31, 2 Thess. 4. 16. Mat. 25. 32. Rex, 1. 7.
a All that are in the Graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth. And the dead, both small and great, mall stand before God; and the Books shall be opened, and the dead shall be judged, out of those things which are written in the Books, according to their Works.
b As Christ hath once appeared, to put away Sin by the Sacrifice of himself; so unto them that look for him shall he appear, the second time, without Sin, unto Salvation. But, in that Day, shall those that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, be punished with everlasting Destruction, from the Presence of the Lord, and from the Glory of his Power.
c There shall come in the last Days Scoffers, walking after their own Lufts, and saying, where is the Promise of his coming? For, since the Fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the Creation. But the Day of the Lord will come as a Thief in the Night; in the which, the Heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and shall pass away with a great Noise; and the Elements shall melt with fervent Heat: The Earth also, and the Works that are therein, shall be burnt up: nevertheless we, according to his Promise, look for new Heavens, and a new Earth, wherein dwelleth Righteousness.
This is that glorious appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ, which we look for : but of that Day and Hour knoweth
John s. 28, 29. Rev. 20. 12. Heb. 9. 26, 28. a Theff. 1. 10, 8, 9. • 2 Pet. 3. 3, 4, 10, 12, 10, 13. : Tis. 2. 13. Mar. 24. 36.
no Man, no not the Angels of Heaven, but the Father only.
FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST are
a Tho' there be that are called Gods, whether in Heaven, or in Earth, (as there be Gods many, and Lords many) yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him; and one Spirit, hy whom, thro' Christ, we have an access unto the Father.
b There are Three that bear Record in Heaven, The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one.
c As the Father sent the Son, so, when he went away, he sent the Comforter, from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father; whom the Father sent in the name of his Son; and who is likewise the Spirit of his Son.
d All Nations are taught, and baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft.
e Those that are called to be Saints are Elect, according to the Fore-knowledge of God the Father, through Sanctification of the Spirit unto. Obedience, and sprinkling oft he Blood of Jesus Chrift,
of In Chrift we are built together, for an Habitation of God, through the Spirit. Mat. 24. 36. i Cor. 8. 5; 6. Eph. 4. 4. Eph. 2. 18: John 5.7
si John 4. 14. John 14. 28. John S.,26. John 14. 26. Gal. 4. 6. Mat. 28. 1946 hom. 1. 7. 1 Pet. 1. Is Eph, 2, '22.