The State of the Departed: An Address ... at the Funeral of the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Moore ... March 1, 1816 ... and a Dissertation on the Same Subject

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T.N. Stanford, 1857 - Intermediate state - 94 pages
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Page 23 - Descent into Hell. In this sermon he maintains the position, that Christ " descended to Hell properly so called, to " the invisible mansion of departed spirits, and to that part of it where the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity.
Page 86 - dead bodies being raised and united to their souls, they are fixed in the final Heaven of happiness, and Hell of torments. 9. Rev. vi. 8—" And I looked, and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell
Page 87 - of the departed, as in motion and agitation at the approach of the departed spirit of the king of Babylon. " Hell from beneath is moved for thee, to meet thee at thy coming, it stirreth up the dead for thee.
Page 60 - ) On this Jewish notion of Sheol, or Hell, Dr. Magee gives a new rendering to the two verses of Job xxvi. 5, 6, which stand in our translation thus:— 5 Dead things are formed From under the waters and the inhabitants thereof. 6 Hell is naked before him, And destruction hath no covering.
Page 38 - Christ died and was buried, so also it is to be believed that he went down into Hell." Bishop Horsley observes*—" The terms in which the Reformers in this Article state the proposition, imply that Christ's going
Page 48 - subsisting ; and as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is one Christ.
Page 67 - Of the same opinion is Bishop Lowth, who remarks, —" Observing that after death the body returned to the earth, and that it was deposited in a sepulchre after the manner which has just been described, a sort of popular notion prevailed among the Hebrews, as well as among other nations, that the life which succeeded
Page 48 - on the contrary, asserted the confusion of natures in Christ; so that there was in him but one nature—the divine. In opposition to these heresies, the true doctrine of the incarnation is, that Jesus Christ is " perfect God and perfect man; of a reasonable soul and human
Page 73 - bosom, a metaphor borrowed from the manner in which they reclined at meals. But, on the other hand, to express the unhappy situation of the wicked in that intermediate state, they do not seem to have declined the use of the word Tartarus. The Apostle Peter says,* of evil angels, that God cast them down to
Page 44 - his resurrection; so his soul, which was not left in Hell, by virtue of the like promise or prediction, was in that Hell, where it was not left, until the time that it was to be united to the body for the performing of the resurrection. We must therefore confess from hence,

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