An Epistolary Discourse: Proving, from the Scriptures and the First Fathers, that the Soul is a Principle Naturally Mortal; But Immortalized Actually by the Pleasure of God, to Punishment; Or, to Reward, by Its Union with the Divine Baptismal Spirit. Wherein is Proved, that None Have the Power of Giving this Divine Immortalizing Spirit, Since the Apostles, But Only the Bishops

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R. Smith, 1706 - Immortality - 313 pages
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Page 16 - Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil...
Page 267 - Therefore rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea ! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Page 172 - For, for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
Page 207 - That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore ; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies ; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Page 13 - For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
Page 19 - As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not. And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
Page 15 - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and forcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, fhall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimltone: which is the fecond death.
Page 267 - I againft thedrngon, and the dragon fought and his angels; and prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was caft out, that old ferpent, called the devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was caft out into the earth, and his angels were caft out with him.
Page i - That better part of us therefore, in and after death, doth exist and live, either by virtue of its spiritual and immortal nature, as we believe, or at least by the will of God and his power upholding and preserving it from dissolution, as many of the Fathers thought. This soul thus existing after death and separated from the body, though of a nature spiritual, is really and truly in some place...
Page i - An Epistolary Discourse, proving, from the scriptures and the first fathers, that the soul is a principle naturally mortal ; but immortalized actually by the pleasure of God, to punishment, or to reward, by its union with the divine baptismal spirit. Wherein is proved, that none have the power of giving this divine immortalizing spirit, since the apostles, but only the bishops,

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