Dialogues on the Other World, Tending to Illustrate the Writings of the Prophets

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 74 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1759. Excerpt: ... such Wonour shall fall to the Share of the Latter.'..'... '..-There are several Questions frequently started here, but which, tho' of great Perplexity, seem but of small Utility. Some are forpposing the Resurrection of the Just a thoufand Years before that of the Unjust, and for introducing between them a thoufand Years-Reign of raised Saints-7 which according to some is extended to all in general, but according to others to Martyrs and Confessors only. Some again make this precede the Conflagration, and others on the contrary to follow after it; but both Sides labour under strong Objections, very easy to fee, but that puzzle them extremely to answepi' I am so little acquainted, fays Crito, with these Opinions, that if it would not detain us too longi I should be glad of a little more Knowledge of them. They seem, says Theophilus, to have risen chiefly, and as some think wholly from the following Passage Rev. xx. i,&c And I saw an Angel come down from Heaven, having the Key ofthe bottomless Pit, and a Chain in-his Hand. And he laid hold on the Dragon that old Serpent, which is the Devil and Satat and bound him a thousand Tears, and cafl him into the bottomless Pit, and shut him up, and i: ' set Jet a Seal upon him, that he should deceive the Nations no more, till the iooo Years should be fulfilled: And ester that he must be loosed a little Season. And I saw 'Thrones, and they fat upon them, and Judgment was given unto them: And I saw the Souh of them that were beheaded for the Witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and which had not worshipped the Beast, neither his Image, neither had received his Mark on their Foreheads, or in their Hands; and they livd and reign d with Cbrijl a iooo Tears. But the reft of the Dead lived not again untill the iooo Yea...

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