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God of God [paternal to the inward invisible kingdom of God. Heb. i. 3-6-8. ii, 13], light of light [filial-divine to the inward invisible kingdom of God John i. 1--4-12141, very God of very God [fpiritually operative in the same inward invisible kingdom of God. John i, 18-23—27-33, 34. xiv. S], begotten, not made out of nothing, by creative power exerted in place and time; as the creatures were), being of one substance with the [invisible? Father (John i. 1-3-18. xiv. 7. x. 30], by whom all things [visible and invisible] were made [John i. 1-3]: who for us men [as to our temporal welfare in this visible world], and for our salvation [as to our eternal welfare in the inward invisible world] came down from Heaven) I Tim. iv. 8-10. John vi. I57], and was incarnate by the Holy-ghost of the Virgin Mary (in both the visible and invisible worlds; Luke i. 31–35. Gal. iv. 19), and was made man (in both visible and invisible worlds ;
I Cor. xv, 21, 22--44, 45. i Per. iii. 18, 19 4.22], and was crucified also for us under Ponti
us Pilate [both visibly and invisibly ; on the cross, and by assaults of the invisible powers of darkness : Luk. xxii. 40–42—44–53. xxiii.
33, &c). He suffered and was buried" (1 Cor. 5. xv. 3, 4, &c.], and the 3d. day He rose again
according to the scriptures' [both as to his outward visible lite, and inward invisible understood by the eye of faith or intellectual-vision ; 2 Cor. iv. 10–14--18], and ascended into Heaven, and fitteth on the right-hand of the Fa. ther [both visibly to incarnate bodily eyes ; Acts i. 9. vii. 56, and invisibly to them, tho' seen intellectually by the effects of his supreme do
minion foretold in the Apocalypse and since ful6. filld). Avd He shall come again with glory
to judge both the quick and the dead [visibly. Acts i. 11. Rev. i. 7. Mat. xxiv. 3-30, 31% 42. i l'hes, iv. 16. and invisibly or spiritually in every true christian soul, 1 Cor. ii. 2-0 10- 13-15: iij. 1-8-13-16]: whose Kinge dom shall have no end (his visible church continuing to the last judgment, and surviving it for ever in the invisible kingdom of God; i Thes. iv. 16, 17. , Rev. xxi. 22–27. xxii, i-13–16] [Dan. vii. 13, 14, 26, 27].
And I believe in the Holy-ghost [Mar, 7. xxviii. 18, i9, 20. manifested visibly to the visible church by visible powers conferr'd on its governors in promoting an outwardly holylife, I Cor. xii. 1-4- -11.-28. Eph. iv, Ii, 12. also manifested to the invisible church or state of the Faithful in the inward kingdom of God by invisible powers, gifts and graces (1 Cor. xii. John xiv. 15, 16, 17. iii. 5, 6, 87, the Lord and giver of life (Rom. viii. II. 2 Cor. iii. 6. Rev. xi. ii, both to the visible (Gen. i, 2.) and invisible church), who proceedech from the Father and the Son [to the visible church visibly (Mat. iii. 16, 17. John xiv. 26. XX. 22. Luk. xxiv. 49. Acts i. 4, 5, 8. ii. 2, 3, 4), and continued bý a succession of visible powers (i John v. 7, By: to the invisible church or state of the Faithful invisibly (John xv. 26. xvi. 7-13 14, 15. iii. 8)), who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified [both in the visible (Mat. xxviii. 18, 19, 20.) and inviGble church (Rev. i. 4, 5, 6. iv. 2-5 8-II. v. 6-13, 14)], who spake by the Prophets [2 Pet. i. 21. Heb. i. 1. both in the visible and inviGble church, i.e. typically or fiterally, and spiritually (Heb. xi, 1-3, &
8. I Cor. x. 11)]. And I believe one Catholick
and Apoftolick church [1 Cor. xii. 4.-1227, 28. Eph. iv. 3, 4, 5, 6-13-16. ii.
19, 20, 21, 22. visible and invifible ; Heb. 10. xi. 1--18--22, 23, 24). I acknowledge one
baptism for the remislion of sins Courward evil habits by cleansing water-diffolvent (i. e. accompanied with purific laws) in the visible church, inward evil-habits by the Holyghost and by fire in the invisible-church or
itate of the Faithful ; Mat: iii. 11, 12. Heb. n i. 27, and I look for the resurrection of the
dead [the first resurrection, being that in the visible church: the 2d resurrection, being that in the invisible, Rev. xx. 4, 5; 6. Į Thes.
iv. 13--16, 17. Mat. xxvii. 52, 53), and 12. the life of the world [Aswr] to come [be
tween the two resurrections in the visible
* Comparison between the A POSTLES and
EPH. ii. 20. And are built Funto an holy temple in the Lord, for the habitation of God thro' the spirit. 21, 22] upon the foundation of the Apostles [in the Catechumen-itare instructed by the Apostles-creed] and prophets (interpreting the inward spiritual meaning of the elemental typic instruction convey'd in the Apostles-creed for regulation of the outward christian-life. This prophetic-interpretation is summ'd up in the. Nicene-creed for the use of the Faithful] Jesus-Christ himself being the chief corner-stone [as explain'd in the AthaDalian-creed, for the use of the perfect].
THE Apostles were ambassadors from Chrift; directed to the outward polity or form of life, the Catechumen-state [Luk, ix. 2-6. x. I mang8-9-16. Mat. X. 147-14-23--40—42]. The prophets, directed to the inward polity or form of life or state of the faithful (Mat. x. 41. 1 Cor. xiv, 1-3-5-2224-26-2031-37-39]. Chrift, in his own person, directed to the perfect [Mat. v. 48].
The distinction between the uses of the. Apostles and Nicene-creeds will be better understood from the following observacions. The Nicene-creed leads us more openly or explicitely into the ad. or paradisiacal heaven (the state of the Abrahamic faithful), by adding to the 2d, article of the Apostles-creed (and of all chings visible and inviấble) ; thereby directing us to carry, every article of the Apostles-creed (liceE 2
gally belonging to the visible church on earth or the Ift, and incarnate heaven), by júft analogy, into the Abrahamic (Luk. xvi, 22.) invisible-church belonging to the intermediate-state between death and the resurrection; (which, by the Athanasian.creed, is carried into the 3d. heaven (2 Cor. xii, 2-4) or that of the immortals in the post-resurrection-state of the perfect now, invisible to mortal eyes, out of the ad. or A brahamic-heaven parted from it by the veil of the temple typical, until the rending of that veil by Christ's death : Mar, xxvii. ro-53 Heb. X. 1-10_16-19, 20). suitably) to this intention ; is added to the 3d. Article of the Apostles-creed (begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, light of light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one fübftance with the Father, by whom all things were made : who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by [instead of ; conceived by] the Haly-ghoft, &c, and was made man); in the 4th. article; the descent into Hades is omitced in the Nicene-creed ; in the sth article, is added in the Nicene-creed (according to the scriptures), initead of (from the dead); and (of the Father) instead of (God the Father-almighty); in the Och, article (with glory) and (whose kingdom shall have no end); in the 7th. article, (che Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified who spake by the prophets); in the 8th. article," (one apostolic), instead of (holy); the oth, article of the Apostles-creed, is omitted in the Nicenes creed, for there is no property in the invisiblechurch; in the soth, article, (one baptisnu); in