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VII. Worthy receivers outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this Sacrament," do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but spiritually, receive and feed upon Christ crucified, and all benefits of his death; the body and blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally, in, with, or under the bread and wine, yet as really, but spiritually present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses."
ni Cor. 11:28. 01 Cor. 10 : 16.
VIII. All ignorant and ungodly persons, as they are unfit to enjoy communion with Christ, so are they unworthy of the Lord's table, and cannot without great sin against him whilst they remain such, partake of these holy mysteries, or be admitted thereunto ; yea, whosoever shall receive unworthily, are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord, eating and drinking judgment to themselves."
pi Cor. 11:27, 28, 29; 2 Cor. 6 : 15, 16. 91 Cor. 5:6, 7, 13; 2 Thes. 3:6, 14, 15; Matt. 7:6. r 1 Cor. 11:27, 29.
OF THE STATE OF MAN AFTER DEATH, AND OF THE
RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD,
S. THE bodies of men after death return to dust, and see corruption, but their souls, (which neither die nor sleep,) having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them; the souls of the righteous being then made perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies; and the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, where they remain in torment, and utter darkness, reserved for the judgment of the great day :d besides these two places of souls separated from their bodies the Scripture acknowledgeth none.
a Gen. 3:19; Acts, 13 : 36. b Luke, 23 : 43; Eccl. 12:7. c Heb. 12 : 23 ; 2 Cor. 5; 1, 6, 8; Phil. 1:23 ; Acts, 3 : 21 ; Eph. 4 : 10. d Luke, 16 : 23, 24 ; Acts, 1; 25 ; Jude, 5, 6 ; 1 Pet. 3: 19.
II At the last day, such as are found alive, shah not die, but be changed ;e and all the dead shall be
with the self-same bodies and none other, although with different qualities, which shall be united again to their souls forever
d Job. 19:25, 27 ;
e 1 Thes. 4:17; 1 Cor. 15:51, 52. 1 Cor. 15 : 42, 43, 44.
III. The bodies of the unjust shall, by the power of Christ, be raised to dishonor; the bodies of the just, by his Spirit, unto honor, and be made conformable unto his own glorious body.!
& Acts, 24: 15 ; John, 5 : 28, 29; 1 Cor. 15 : 42; Phil. 3:21
OF THE LAST JUDGMENT.
I. God hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ,a to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father ;) in which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged, but likewise all persons that have lived upon earth, shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, tó give an account of their thoughts, words, and deeds, and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether it be good or evil.a
& Acts, 17 : 31. . b John, 5: 22, 27. c 1 Cor. 6:3; Jude, 6:6; 2 Pet. 2 : 4. d 2 Cor. 5 : 10 ; Eccl. 12:14 ; Rom. 2:16, and 14 : 10, 12 ; Matt. 12 : 36, 37.
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, and of his justice in the damnation of the reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient ; for then shall the righteous go into everlasting life, and receive that fullness of joy and glory, with everlasting reward in the presence of the Lord; but the wicked who know not God, and obey not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into eter nal torments, and be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.
e Matt. 25 : 31 to end ; Rom. 2: 5, 6, and 9: 22, 23; Matt. 25:21; Acts, 3:19; 2 Thes. 1 : 7 to 10.
III. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a judgment, both to deter all men from sin, and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity ;' so will he have that day unknown to men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come, and may pared to say, Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.
1 2 Pet. 3:11, 14 ; 2 Cor. 5:10, 11 ; 2 Thes. 1:5, 6, n: Luke, 21 : 27, 28; Rom. 8: 23, 24, 25. & Matt. 24 : 36, 42 43, 44; Mark, 18:35, 30, 34; Loke, 12 : 35, 36; Rev 82: 20.
be ever pre
HEADS OF AGREEMENT,
ASSENTED TO BY THE UNITED MINISTERS,
PRESBYTERIAN AND CONGREGATIONAL:
FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF
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 SAYBROOK, SEPT. 9TH,
Phil. 3: 5. Let us, therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus
minded; and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall
reveal even this unto you. Eph. 4: 3. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
NEW LONDON, CONN., PRINTED, 1710,