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IV. In our Employment ; which will be to

; admire and adore, and praise God, for his Creation and Preservation of the World, Reu.iv, IO, . c, xi. 6. For his Redemption of Mankind, Rev. V. 9, And for his own infinite Perfections, Rev. iv,

8. 6. vii. 9, 10, 11, 13. V. In the full Content and Satisfaction that will arise' from every Thing we there have, og are or do, Psal. xvi. 11. Psal. xvii. 15. Though our Defires be infinite, they will be

there fully satisfied in the infiniçe Good. Quest. Whether will there be Degrees of Glory in Heaven, so as that some shall have greater Glory than others Answ. Yes.

For, 1. The Scripture speaks of Degrees of Glory, I Cor. XV. 41, 42. Dan. xii.

2. There are Degrees of Torment in Hell,

Matt. xi. 22, 23, 24. Luke zji. 47, 48.
But still every One Thall have and enjoy as

much as he is capable of.
2. Life Eternal.
1. It is Eternal; so as never to have an End,
2 Cor. y. 1. Pet. i. 4. Rev. xxi. 4.

I 2. We shall also be as perfectly assured of it,

so as never to fear Death of Misery more

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The Belief of this should, 1. Lessen our Affections and Love to this

World, Col. ät. 2. 2. Encourage us to undergo any Trouble or

Amigion in order to our getting to Hea

ven, Rom. viii. 18. 2 Cor. iv, 17, 18. 3. Persuade us to labour after Righteousness

before all Things else, Matt. vi. 33.

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i Cor. xv. 58. Therefore my beloved Brethren, be ye fledfaft

, unmoveable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord.

N this Chapter are Four Things;


I. A Summary of the Do&rine of the Gospel, to ver. 12

II. A Reprehension of such as deny the Resurrection of the Dead, to ver. 15

III. A Confutation of their Árgume to ver. 28.

IV. A seasonable Inference from the Premiffes, to ver. 58.

Españoi giveats, d'urtaxi'yn noi,
Δικαία λοιπόν και ευνess ή παραίνεσης. Chry.

Wherein we have,
1. His loving Compellation,
1. Brethren, 1 Pet. iii. 8.
2. My Brethren, Heb. ii. II.
3. My beloved Brethren, Phil. iv. L.
2. His Apoftolical Exhortation,
1. Be ye ftedfast, 'Españos,


Quest. 1. What is it to be stedfast ? 1. To be well grounded in our Religion,

Te Jeuchwuivos xj edgaños, Col. i. 23. 2. Well built upon that Foundation, Jud. XX,

Col. ii. 7. Εραζωμένοι και εποικοδομώμενοι.

Quest. 2. What should we be thus stedfast

and well grounded in ? s. In the Profession of our Religion, Heb. įv.

14. C. X. 23: 1. That we do not take it up merely upon

an implicite Faith, Heb. v. 12. 2 Tim. i, 12. Ignorantia omnium errorum mater ejt. Syn. Tol. 2. But that we be able to give a Reason of

our Faith, i Pet. iii. 15. Ταύπι 8 και πολλά πλέονα τύτον ον χριστιανών

Miras xpū sỹ Títur neko Tenu Sareeseldrae aépon pois spamov. Chryf. 2. In the Principles of our Religion 3 1. Concerning the Scriptures. 1. That they are the Word of God, 2 Tim.

iii. 16. 2 Pet. i. 21. 2. Contain all Things neceffary to Salvation, 2 Tim. iii. 16, 17. 3. That all Persons ought to read them, John v. 39. A&s xvii. 11. Matt. XX. 29. 2. Concerning God.. 1. That there is but one God, Deut. vi. 4.

Ifa. xliv. 6. 1 Cor. viii. 4. 2. That this one God 'is Three Persons, Matt. xxviii. 19. 1 John V. 7. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. 1. The Father, Epb. iv. 6. c. i. 3. 2. The Son, Rom. ix. s. Phil. ii. 6.

3. The Holy Ghost, A&ş v. 3, 4, Tit. ii. s. 3. Concerning Man. 1. That he was made in the Image of God,

Gen. i. 26, 27, Epb. iv. 24. 2. That by Adam's Fall, all Men are become

sinful and miserable, Rom. v. 17, 18, 19, Eccles. vii. 29. Rom. iii. 9, 10, 23,

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3. That 3. That there is no way for Man's Recovery, but only by Jesus Chrift, Aas iv. 12.

Jobn iii. 16. A&ts xvi. 31. 4. Concerning Chrift. 1. That he is both God and Man in One

Person, A&s xX, 28. 2. That he as so died only for our Sins,

Ifa. liii. 5. 1 John ii. 2.
3. That he is our only Mediator in Hea-
ven, Tim. ii. s. No Saints or Angels,
oba xiv. 6. Ifob ii. I.
Ś. Concerning the Sacraments.
1. That there are but Two as generally ne-

cessary to Salvation, Baptism and the
Lord's Supper. The other Five,
Extreme Unction, used by the Papists,

cannot be properly called Sacraments. 2. These Two are absolutely necessary to

1. Baptism, Matt. xxvii. 19. John üii. 5:

2. The Lord's Supper, Luke xxii. 19.
6. Concerning the Lord's Supper in par-

ticular. 1. That the Bread and Wine are not turned

Substantially into the Body and Blood

of Christ, 1 Cor. X. 16, 17. That 'destroys the Nature of the Sacrament, there being no Figure. Our Saviour meant otherwise, Luke xxii. 19. 2. That it ought to be administred in both Kinds, Matt. xxvi. 27. nion 'E 'ONTE FÁNTES.

AKYTES I Cor. xi. 26.

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