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to judge both the quick and the dead [visibly Acts i. il. Rev. i. 7. Mat. xxiv. 3 30, 31% 42. i l'her, iv. 16. and invisibly or spiritually in every true christian soul, 1 Cor. ii. 210-13–15: 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 inyisible kingdom of God ; i Ther. iv. 16, 17. Rev. xxi. 22–27. xxii. i-13-16] [Dan. vii. 13, 14, 26, 27].

And I believe in the Holy-ghost (Mat, 7 xxvii. 18, 19, 20. manifested visibly to the

visible church by visible powers conferr'd on · its governors in promoting an outwardly holy

life, 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 king. dom of God by invisible powers, gifts and graces (1 Cor. xii. John xiv. 15, 16, 17. iii, 5, 6, 8)], the Lord and giver of life [Rom. viii. II. 2 Cor. iii. 6. Rev. xi. 11, both to the visible (Gen. i, 2.) and invisible church), who proceedeth 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, 8ý: to the invisible church or state of the Faithful invisibly (John xv. 26. xvi. 9-13 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 8-11, v. 6-13, 14)], who spake by che Prophets [2 Pet. i. 21. Heb. i. 1. both in the visible and inviGble churoh, i.e. typically or literally, and spiritually (Heb. xi; 1-3, 86

8. I Cor. x. 1)]. And I believe one Catholick

and Apoftolick church [I Cor. xii. 4-12 27, 28. Eph. iv. 3, 4, 5, 6-13-16. ii.

19, 20, 21, 22. visible and inviGble ; Heb. 10. xii. I--18-22, 23, 24). I acknowledge one

baptism for the remillion of fins [ourward evil habits by cleansing water-dissolvent (i. e. accompanied with purific laws) in the visible church, inward evil-habits by the Holyghost and by fire in the invisible-church or

1tate of the Faithful ; Mat. iii. il, 12. Heb. uvi. 2), and I look for the resurrection of the

dead (the first resurrection, being that in the visible church: the ad resurrection, being that in the invisible, Rev, xx, 4, 5; 6. Thes.

iv. 13--16, 17. Mat. xxvii. 52, 531, and 12. the life of the world [Am] to come [be

tween the two resurrections in the visible
church, being the visible sabbatism Chiliadic
(Rev. xx, 1-3-6-8): and after the second
felurre&ion and last judgment in the invisible
church, being the eternal labbațism spiritual (Rey.
XX. I-11-13-15, 21, 22. 2 Pet. iii. 5-
13. i Thel, iv. is, 16, 17)]. Amen [faith
tlie Faithful and true witness, Christ Himself,
in both the visible (Rev. iii. 14). and invisible
(Rev. xxii. 20, 21) church. The first re-
furrection is into the state of the Faithful; from
Deluvian-baptismal death of Catechumen-peni-
tent. The second resurrection, into the per-
feet-state; from fire-baptismal-death of faithful
penitent, by spirirual circumcision (Gen. xvii. ]
5-14. xix. 24. Jude 7. 2 Pet, iii. 6, 7. ii.
5, o. 1 Pet. iii. 20, 21).

A Come

2 Comparison between the A POSTLES and

NICENE-CREEDS.

Eph. ii. 20.' And are built [unto an holy temple in the Lord, for the habitation of God throʻ the spirit. 21, 22] upon the foundation of the Apostles [in the Catechumen-itare in. ftructed 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 Faithful7 Jesus-Christ himself being the chief corner-stone [as explain'd in the Athanasian-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. Imens89-16. Mat. x. 17-14-23--40-42]. The prophets, directed to the inward policy or form of life or state of the faithful [Mat. X. 41. I Cor. xiv, 1-3-5-22-24-26-2931-37-39]. Christ, in his own person, directed to the perfečt [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 2d. or paradisiacal heaven (the state of the Abrahamic faithful), by adding to the 2d, article of the Apostles-creed (and of all things visible and invisible] ; thereby directing us to carry, every article of the Apostles-creed (liteE 2

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saily 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-ftate between
death and the resurrection; [which, by the A-
thanasian.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 2d. 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. 50-53
Heb. X. 1-101619, 20). suitably) to this
intention ; is added to the 3d. Article of the Aposs
tles-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 substance 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 Ha-
ly-ghoft; &c, and was made man); in the 4th.
article, the descent into Hades is omitted in the
Nicene-creed; in the sth article, is added in
the Nicene-creed (according to the scriptures),
instead 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 9th, 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

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the lith. article, (dead), instead of (body); in the 12th, and laf article (world to come) in fiead of (everlasting).

It is humbly hoped, that the publication of this will cxcite some able pens to correct what is amiss and supply what is wanting in this well intended Effay to promote the publick-good; and that the candid Reader will there fore forgive its imperfections.

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12, after [Hopes) insert (deriv'd} p. 7. 1. 12. put k for g in thangsgiving). p. 9. last 1. read [triumphal]. p. 10. 1. 5, read (victorious). p. 12, 1. 10. dele[,] p. 16, 1. 14. read [worlds). P. 21. I. 34. read (experimentally]. p. 23. 1. 19, read [Nacions.) p. 24. line 11, put a punctum after [God.] 1. 29, begin the

Parenthesis atver flife). Po 20. do 22. read (northern). p. 24: 1. 8. dele (Ignat.). p. 32. I. 2. read [John xx, xxi.]. P. 33. I. 33. for [8] ; read Šviii). Po 34. 1. 17. for ]; put [. p. 36. do 231 for [21, 22.11 tead [xxi. xxii.).

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