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II. The end of God's appointing this day, is for the manifestation of the glory of his mercy in the Eternal Salvation of the Elect, & of his Justice in the damnation of the Reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient : for then shall the Righteous go into Everlasting Life, & receive that fulness of joy and glory, with everJasting reward in the presence of the Lord but the Wieked who know not God and obey not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into eternal Torments, and be punished with everJasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the Glory of his Power. Mat 25.31.00 end. Rom. 2.5.6.& 9.22,23. Mat 25 21. AEX. 3. 19. 2 Tbef. 1.7,10 10.

III. As Chrift would have us to be certainly perswaded that there shall be a Judgment, both to deter all men from fir, and tor the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity ; f fo will he have that day unknown to men that they may shake of all carnal securicy, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come, and may be ever prepared to say, Come Lord Jefus, come quickly Amen. . f a Pet 3.11,14 2 Cor 5. 10,11. 2 Thef. 1. 5,6,7 Luk.21 27,28 Rom. 8. 23,24. 25.

& Mat 24:36, 42.4324.4. Markı 3:35,36,37, Luk. 12.35,36Rev. 22:20


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Unanimously Agreed upon and consented to by the ELDERS and MESSENGERS of the Churches in the Colony of CONNECTICUT in New-England, Assembled by Delegation

at Say.Brook, September 9th. 1708. Phil. 3 5. Let us tberefore, as many as be perfect,

be thus minded; and ifin any thing be gtberwife minded, Godsball reveal even this unto

you. Eph. 4. 3. Endeavouring to keep ibe Unity of

I be Spirit in the bond of Peace. New London, rnanced by Ibumas Sbort, 1710.

NEW . LONDON : Re-prin.ed by TIMOTHY Green, 1760.

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ever been efablished on such jure fouedations, nor so fully provided for its subsistance as the Churcb of God. It being built on the Prophets and Apostles, Jesus Christ himself being the chief Corner Stone. Hence therefore if bath from its boly bill, bebeld th: Ruines of the greatest States and most flourishing Empires, baving continued in safety, free from tbe fatal Accidences of Time, and triumpbed nos only over the Rage of men, but also ibe repeated Insults of the gates of Hell. And tb, it batb been often ftraitned as to its extent, and leffened as to its number, yet haib remainod firm on its own Basis : yea, when not reduced, it both forever made good ibat Molio, Depreffa Resurgo ; and so it fall continue 10 tbe end of the World : But to the Mama ef its Ojenders, the Church bath suffered muf from the Wounds, wbicb fbe baib

received in tbe bouse of ber Friends, from those Wolves, that bave come to Her in Sbeeps Cloathing. Damnable Errors and Herefies bave arisen from wishin ber, wherby.flee kaib semelimes Deen coft inte borrible shades of Darkness, as Rev. 9. 2.




When the bottomless pic was opened, the smoke ascending darkned the Son and air, Yet when tbus grievovly Blackned, a Comeliness remained fill : Diberwbiles Sbe is seen bleeding with the Wounds of Schism and contention, Offensive and burtful to Her Sacred Head and Members, for the Undivided bead rojogcetb in an Undivided Bodyfis undt filed is buc one, Cant.

As She becomes divided, She becomes defiled : And bereby also the mutual Offices of ibi refpe&ive Members of this und find one are Interrupted to the prejudice of ibe W bole. W bence follow great diferders, as wben tbe Ege will not ferie for ibe Hand nor the Hend take care of the Feet, nor our Union to Cbrft be acknowledged a sufficient bond to flablish a relation between Members in particular ilo: 12. 27. God's Providence forever bears the upper band in obese Events, wba suffers ibe corrupt Minds of Men to run into Errors and Divisions, that the approved may be made manitett, 1 Cor. 11 19 Surb ill minded Persons being ihreained with a Wo, that are tbe Aurbors or Promoters of facb Offences. The Atheist endeavours to overthrow the whole Conftitution of Religion : The Deilt to take away all that part of it, chat promifoch finners any fafety from the Wrath in come, and retain no more than what is enough to condeman him, and to

2 away all excuse for bis disobedience. Rom,

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