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APPEARS TO THOMAS.

207 ciples glad when they saw the Lord. 'And while they yet 41. believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat ? And they gave him a piece of a broiled 42 fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be 21 unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith 22 unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: whosesoever sins 23 ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Lu. xxiv. 41--3. 2 Jno. xx. 21–3. No. 326.. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didy- 24 Jno. XX. 24, 25.

The same. mus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen 25 the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

is. And after eight days again his * disciples were Mark xvi. 14.

1 Cor. xv.5. within, and Thomas with them : then came Jesus, Snowszme 2 the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, as they sat at meat, and said, Peace be unto you; and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my 27 hands: and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered 28 and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto 29 him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 1.Jno. xx. 26. eleven,' Mk.), 2 Mk. xvi. 14. 3Jno. xx. 26. •Mk. xvi. 14.

5 Jno. xx. 27—9. No. 328. And as they* went to tell his disciples, behold, 9 Mt. xxviii.9, 10. Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they Probably near

Jerusalem. came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid : go tell 10

* See No. 328, at the commencement of the section, above.

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grad. To. xxv, 8, 9. Lu. xxiv. 41. Jno. xvi. 22. sent. Is. Ixi. 1. Jno. xvii. 18, 9. Ga, iv. 4. He.

ili. 1. See 'sent,' pp. 32 and 109. even so. Mt. x. 5, 16; xxviii. 18-20. breathed. Ge. ii. 7. Job xxxiii. 4. Ete. xxxvii. 9. Receire. Jno. xiv. 16; xv. 26. Ac. ii. 4; iv. 8. whose. See 'keys,' and 'bind,' p. 90; also Mk. ii.

5-10. Ac. x. 43 ; xiii. 38, 9. Ep. 1. 7. seen. Ac. v. 30-2; x. 40, 1. 1 Co. xv. 5, 8. upbr. Mt. xi. 20; xv. 16, 7. Mk. viii, 17,8. Re. hardnes. Nu. xiv.11. Ps.xcv.8-11. He.lii. iii.19.

1 Then. Ps. ciii. 13,4. 1 Ti. i. 14-6. 1 Jno. i.l.2.

be not. Mt. xvii. 17. 2 Th. 1. 3. i 'Ti. i. 14.
My Lord and my God. Ps. xlv. 6, 11; cii. 24–8.

(He. i. 10-2); cxviii. 258. (Mt. xxi. 9; xxiii.
39). Is. vii. 14. (Mt. i. 20-3); ix. 6 (Mt. xxv. 31.
Lu. i. 31-3); xxv. 7-9 (Tit. ii. 13); xl. 9-11,
(Jno. x. 11, 28. He. xiii. 20). Je. xxiii. 5, 6.
(1 Co. i. 30). also Ac. vii. 59, 60. Ro.ix.5. 1 Ti.

lii. 16. Re. v. 9-14. See M power,' p. 208. have. 2 Co. v.7. He. xi. 1. i Pe. i. 8. (p. 202, worshipped. p. 107. afraid. p. 78. & Fear not,'

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JESUS AT THE LAKE OF TIBERIAS. my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

my brethren the 47 THE LAK

SECTION 96,-(329) Jesus ceppears to the apostles, and, as it is probable, to the whole

body of his disciples, on a certain mountain in Galilee; which is his seventh appearance. Matt. xxviii. 16–20; 1 Cor. xv. 6. 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into No.329.

Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had ap- Mt. Tabor. 17 pointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped 18 him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake

unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven

and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in

the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 20 Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I

have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even

unto the end of the world. Amen. "He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

Mat. xxviii. 16-20. ? 1 Cor. xv. 6.

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SECTION 97,-(330) Jesus appears to certain of his disciples, while fishing on the lake

of Galilee; which is his eighth appearance--(331) He is seen of james. JOHN xxi. 1—24; 1 Cor. xv. . 1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again No.330. to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on "no

Sea of 2 this wise shewed he himself. There were Tiberias.

together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and

Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, 3 and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto

them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with

thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; 4 and that night they caught nothing. But when the morn

ing was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the 5 disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith

unto them, Children, have ye any meat ? They answered 6 him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the

right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast there

fore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude 7 of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith

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JESUS' CHARGE TO PETER. unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. And 8 the other disciples came in a little ship, (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come to 9 land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which 10 ye have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the 11 net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three; and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And 12 none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh, and taketh 13 bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now 14 the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 15 Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to 16 him again the second time, Sirnon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, 17 lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. · Verily, 18 verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest : but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. This spake he, signifying by what death he should 19 glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me. Then Peter, turning about, seeth the 20 disciple whom Jesus loved following ; which also leaned on. his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that naked-deprived of his outer coat.' 1 Sa. xix. 24. lambs. Is. xxviii. 9; xl. 11. Lu.xxii. 32. Ro. xiv.

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210 JESUS COMMANDS TO PREACH THE GOSPEL. 21 betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, 22 and what shall this man do ? Jesus saith unto him, If I

will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow 23 thou me. Then went this saying abroad among the bre

thren, that that disciple should not die : yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till

I come, what is that to thee? 24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and

wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

No. 331. After that, he was seen of James.

Galilee.

1 Cor. xv. 7.

SECTION 98.-(332) On the morning of Ascension Day, or Holy Thursday, Jesus

appears to the apostles, assembled in Jerusalem ; which is his tenth and last appear. ance—(333) The same day Jesus conducts the apostles unto Bethany, and being about to ascend into heaven, repeats to them the apostolical charge, or command to preach the gospel-(334) Jesus blesses the apostles, and in the act of blessing them, is taken up into heaven: two angels appear to the apostles, and foretel his coming again in like manner as they had seen him depart. Acts i. 4-11; MARK xvi. 15—19; LUKE xxiv. 44-51; 1 Cor. xv. 7.

And (Jesus), being assembled together with No. 3:32. them, commanded them that they should not , Acts i. 48.

Lu.xxiv. 44-49. depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise 1 Cor. xv. 7.*** of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of Jerusalem. 44 me. And he said unto them, These are the words which

I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses,

and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might 46 understand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is

written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise 47 from the dead the third day: and that repentance and

remission of sins should be preached in his name among all 48 nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of

these things. 49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon

you : but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be 5 endued with power from on high. For John truly bap

tized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy 6 Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were

1 Acts i. 4. 2 Lu. xxiv. 44—9. 3 Acts i. 5–8. till. Mt. xxiv. 15—92, 7, 8. Lu, xjii. 3, 6, 8, 34, 5. 1 Ac. xvi. 14. 2 Co. ii. 14-8; iv. 6. Ep. v. 14. know. Jno. xix. 35. 1 Jno. i. 1, 2.

repentance. Mt. ix. 13. Ac. iii. 19; xi. 18; xvii. promise, Mt. x. 20. Lu. xi. 13; xii. 12. Jno. vii. 30, 1; xx. 21; xxvi. 20. repent ye,' p. 30. 39; xiv. 16; xv. 26. See Ac. ii. 33.

remission. Ac. ii. 38; v. 31. Ep. i. 7. 1 Jno. ii. 12. all things. See' at Moses,' and ' and all,' p. 205. among. Ac. xviii, 5, 6; xxviii, 28. Ro. 2. 12-8; Law of Moses. The first five books of the Bible. xv. 8-16. Ep. iii. 4-10. Col. i. 27. every wh. Prophets. Isaiah, &e., to Malachi.

begin. Mt. x. 5, 6. Ac. iii. 25, 6; xiii. 46. (p. 212. Psalms. Job, Psalms, Prov., Eccles., Cant. witnesses. See eye-witnesses,' p. 1. opened. Ex. iv. ll. Job xxxiii. 16. Ps, cxix. 18. I bantised. See promise. preceding column.

JESUS ASCENDS INTO HEAVEN.

211 come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel ? And he 7 said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But 8 ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.'

No. 333. And he led them out as far as to Bethany; Mk. xvi. 15--18.2 and he said unto them, Go ye into all the 15 Luke xxiv. 50. Jerusalem. world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Bethany. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; 16 but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these 17 signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they 18 shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Lu. xxiv. 50. 2 Mk. xvi. 15—8. No. 334. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, Mark xii. 19. he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it Acts i. 9–11. came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted

Bethany. from them, and while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight; (and) he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

5 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel ; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

1 Mk. xvi. 19. 2 Lu. xxiv. 50, 1. 3 Acts i. 9. 4 Mk. xvi. 19. 6 Acts i. 10, 1. SECTION 99.-(335) The apostles worship Jesus, and return to Jerusalem, and await

there the effusion of the Holy Ghost. LUKE xxiv. 52, 53; Acts i. 12. No. 335. And they worshipped him, and returned to Lu. xxiv. 52, 53. Jerusalem with great joy, ?from the mount called Bethany and Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's

Jerusulem. journey; 3 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

1 Lu. xxiv. 52. 2 Acts i. 12. 3 Lu. xxiv. 53.

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restore, 19. i. 26. Je. xxiii. 5,6. Exe, xxxvii. 24- | tongues. Ac. ii. 4-14; 2. 46; xix. 6. 1 Co. xii. 10.

7. Dn. vii. 97. Ho. jii. 4, 5. Am. ix. ll. (Ac. serp. Lu.x. 19. Ac. xxviii. 3--6. See Ro. xvi. 29. iv.16, 7.) Zep. iij. 15-7. Mt. xx.21. Lu. xxii. 29. lay. Ac. iii. 6-8. 1 Co. xii. 9. Ja. v. 14,5.

See 'kingd' p.36; 'regen.' 139; 'I appoint,'173. blessed. Nu. vi. 23-7. Ps. iii. 8. Mk. X. 16. not for. De. xxix. 29. Da. ii. 21. Mt. xxiv. 36. taken up. Lu.ix. 51. Ep. i. 20-2. He, iv. 14. believeth. Jno. iii. 15. Ro. iii. 26 . 4, 9, 10. sat. He. i. 3. 1 Pe. iii. 22. baptized. Ac, xviü. 8. Col. ii. 12. 1 Pe. iii. 21. so come. Mt. xxiv. 30. 1 Th. w. 16, 7. Re. i. 7. not. Lu, vii. 30. Jno. iii, 18. 2 Th. ii. 12.

worsh. Is. xlv. 23. (Ro. xiv. ll. Ph. 1.10.) p.107. evils. Mk. ix. 38. Ac. v. 16; xix. 12.

joy. Ps. XXX. 11, 2. Ro. xv. 13. 1 Pe. i. 8.

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