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6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great of his mouth and all the birds were filled with multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and their flesh. as the voice of great thunders, saying: Alleluia: for the Lord our God the omnipotent hath reigned.

7 Let us be glad, and rejoice, and give glory to him for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath prepared herself.

8 And to her it hath been granted, that she should clothe herself with fine

white. For the fine linen are the justifications of AND I saw an angel coming down from heaven,

having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand.


2 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound hint for a thousand years:

3 And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till the thousand years be finished: and after that he must be loosed a little time.

4 And I saw seats, and they sat upon them: and judgment was given unto them: and the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not adored the beast, nor his image, nor received his mark in their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5 The rest of the dead lived not, till the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: in these the second 'death hath no power: but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and seduce the nations, which are over the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, and shall gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.

9 And he saith to me: Write: Blessed are they, who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb: and he saith to me: These words of God are


10 And I fell before* his feet to adore him. And he saith to me: See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Adore God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

11 And I saw heaven opened, and, behold, a white horse and he that sat upon him, was called Faithful and True; and with justice he judgeth and fighteth.

12 And his eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head many diadems, having a name written, which no man knoweth but himself.

13 And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called, THE WORD OF GOD.

14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two-edged sword; that with it he may strike the Gentiles. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron and he treadeth the wine-press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written : : King of kings, and Lord of lords.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that did fly through the midst of heaven: Come, and gather yourselves together to the great supper of God:


Satan is bound for a thousand years: the souls of the martyrs reign with Christ in the first resurrection. The last attempts of Satan against the church: the last judgment.

8 And they ascended upon the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city.


9 And fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them and the devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast

18 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of tribunes, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all free-men and bond-men, and of little and great.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war with him that sat upon the horse, and with his army.

12 And I saw the dead great and small, standing before the throne; and the books were opened: 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the and another book was opened, which is the book of false prophet; who wrought signs before him, life; and the dead were judged by those things wherewith he seduced them, who received the mark which were written in the books, according to their of the beast, and who adored his image. These works.

21 And the rest were slain by the sword of him that sitteth upon the horse, which proceedeth out

10 And the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose presence the earth and heaven fled away, and there was no place found for them.

two were cast alive into the pool of fire burning 13 And the sea gave up the dead, that were in with brimstone. it and death and hell gave up their dead, that were in them and they were judged every one according to their works.

14 And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire. This is the second death.

* I fell before, &c. St. Aug. (1. 20 contra Faust. c. 21.) is of opinion, that this angel appeared in so glorious a manner, that St. John took him to be + Bound him, &c. The power of Satan has been God; and therefore would have given him divine very much limited by the passion of Christ, for a honour, had not the angel stopt him, by telling him thousand years; that is, for the whole time of the he was but his fellow-servant. St. Gregory (hom. new testament: but especially from the time of the 8. in Evang.) rather thinks, that the veneration of destruction of Babylon or pagan Rome, till the new fered by St. John, was not divine honour, or indeed efforts of Gog and Magog against the church, toany other than what might lawfully be given; but wards the end of the world. During which time the was nevertheless refused by the angel, in considera-souls of the martyrs and saints live and reign with tion of the dignity to which our human nature had Christ in heaven, in the first resurrection, which is been raised, by the incarnation of the Son of God; that of the soul to the life of glory; as the second and the dignity of St. John, an apostle, prophet, and resurrection will be that of the body, at the day of martyr. the general judgment.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the were adorned with all manner of precious stones. book of life, was cast into the pool of fire.

The first foundation jasper: the second, sapphire: the third, a calcedony: the fourth, an emerald


The new Jerusalem described.

20 The fifth, sardonyx: the sixth, sardius: the seventh, chrysolite: the eighth, beryl: the anth, a

For the first heaven and the first earth was jacinth: the twelfth, an amethyst. the eleventh, a

passed away; and the sea is no more.

21 And the twelve gates are twelve pead, one

2 And I John saw the holy city the new Jerusa-to each and every several gate was of one sereal lem coming down from God out of heaven, prepa-pearl: and the street of the city was pure goli, as red as a bride adorned for her husband. it were transparent glass.

3 And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying: Behold the tabernacle of God with men: and he will dwell with them: And they shall be his people: and God himself with them shall be their God:


4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and death shall be no more; nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more; for the former things are passed away.

5 And he who sat on the throne, said: Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me: Write, for these words are most faithful and true.

7 He that shall overcome, shall possess these things and I will be his God, and he shall be my

10 And he took me up in spirit to a great and high mountain and he showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,

11 Having the glory of God; and the light thereof like unto a precious stone, as it were to a jasperstone, as crystal.

12 And it had a wall great and high, having twelve gates; and in the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.

27 There shall not enter into it any thing defled,

6 And he said to me: It is done: I am alpha and omega; the beginning, and the end. To him or any one that worketh abomination, or a De: bat that thirsteth I will give of the fountain of the water of life, gratis.

they who are written in the book of life of the Lamb.

13 On the east, three gates; and on the north, three gates; and on the south, three gates; and on the west, three gates.

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations; and in them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 And he that spoke with me, had a measure, a golden reed, to measure the city and the gates thereof, and the wall.

16 And the city is situate four-square; and the length thereof is as great as the breadth and he measured the city with the golden reed for twelve thousand furlongs: and the length, and the height, and the breadth of it are equal.


The water and tree of life. The conclusion.


8 But to the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fomicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their portion shall be in the pool burning with fire and brimstone; which is the seccd death.

ND he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God, and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing 9 And there came one of the seven angels, who twelve fruits, yielding its fruit every month, and had the vials full of the seven last plagues, and the leaves of the tree for the healing of the maspoke with me, saying: Come, and I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb.


17 And he measured the wall thereof a hundred forty-four cubits, the measure of a man,† which is of an angel.

18 And the building of the wall thereof was of jasper-stone; but the city itself pure gold, like to clear glass.

19 And the foundations of the wall of the city

22 And I saw no temple in it. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the Lamb. 23 And the city needeth not sun nor moon to shine in it: for the glory of God hath enlightened it: and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.

The first heaven and the first earth was passed away, being changed, not as to their substance, but in their qualities.

24 And nations shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into it.

The measure of a man, i. e. According to the measure of men, and used by the angel: This seems to be the true meaning of these words.

25 And the gates thereof shall not be shut by day: for there shall be no night there.

26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

3 And no curse shall be any more: but the throne of God, and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.

4 And they shall see his face: and his name shall be on their foreheads.

5 And night shall be no more: and they shall not need the light of a lamp, nor the light of the sun; for the Lord God shall enlighten them; and they shall reign for ever and ever.

6 And he said to me: These words are most faithful and true. And the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show his servants the things which must be done shortly.

7 And, behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.

8 And I John, who have heard and seen these things. And after I had heard and seen, I fell down to adore before the feet of the angel, whe showed me these things:

9 And he said to me: See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them who keep the words of the prophecy of this book: Adore God.

10 And he saith to me: Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. Į

For the time is at hand. That is, when com pared to eternity, all time and temporal things vanish, and are but of short duration. As to the time when the chief predictions should come to pass, we have no certainty, as appears by the different opinions, both of the ancient fathers and late interpreters. Many think that most things set down from the fourth chapter to the end, will not be ful filled till a little time before the end of the world. Others are of opinion, that great part of them, and particularly the fall of the wicked Babylon, happen ed at the destruction of Paganism, by the destrac

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15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and the unchaste, and murderers, and those that serve idols, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent my angel, to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and stock of David, the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say: Come. And he that heareth, let him say: Come. And he that thirsteth, let him come: and he that will, let him take the water of life, gratis.

tion of heathen Rome, and its persecuting heathen emperors. Of these interpretations, see Alcazar in his long commentary, see the learned Bossuet, bishop of Meaux, in his treatise on this Book, and P. Alleman, in his notes on the same Apocalypse, tom. 12, who in his Preface says, that this, in a great measure, may be now looked upon as the opinion followed by the learned men. In fine, others think that St. John's design was in a mystical way, by 13 For I testify to every one that heareth the metaphors and allegories, to represent the attempts words of the prophecy of this book: If any man and persecutions of the wicked against the servants shall add to these things, God shall add upon him of God, the punishments that should in a short the plagues written in this book. time fall upon Babylon, that is, upon all the wicked 19 And if any man shall take away from the in general: the eternal happiness and reward, which words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take God had reserved for the pious inhabitants of Jeru- away his part out of the book of life, and out of salem, that is, for his faithful servants, after their the holy city, and from these things which are writshort trials and the tribulations of this mortal life. ten in this book. In the mean time we meet with many profitable instructions and admonitions, which we may easily enough understand: but we have no certainty, when we apply these predictions to particular events: for as St. Jerom takes notice, the Apocalypse has as many mysteries as words, or rather mysteries in *Let him hurt still. It is not an exhortation or every word. Apocalypsis Joannis tot habet Sacra- license to go on in sin; but an intimation, that how menta quot verba-parum dixi, in verbis singulis far soever the wicked may proceed, their progress multiplices latent intelligentiæ. Ep. ad Paulin. t. 4.shall quickly end, and then they must expect to meet p. 574. Edit. Benedict. with proportionable punishments.


20 He that giveth testimony of these things, saith: Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.





ABSOLUTION. The power promised and given to the pastors of the church, St. Matt chap. xvi. ver. 19. xviii. 18. St. John xx. 22. 23. Angels. They have a charge over us, St. Matt. xviii. 10. Heb. i. 14. See also Exodus xxiii. 20. 21. Psalm xc. 11. 12. &c. They offer up our prayers, Apoc. viii. 4. and pray for us, Zacharias i. 12. We have a communion with them, Heb. xii. 22. They have been honoured by the servants of God, Josue v. 14. 15. and invocated, Gen. xlviii. 15. 16. Osee xii. 4. Apoc. i. 4. Baptism. Ordained by Christ, St. Matt. xxviii.

19. Necessary to salvation, St. John iii. 5. Administered by the Apostles in water, Acts viii. 36. 38. chap. x. 47. 48. See also Ephes. v. 26. Heb. x. 22. 1 St. Peter iii. 20. 21. For the baptism of infants, see St. Luke xviii. 16. compared with St. John iii. 5. Christ. He is the only begotten, the true and natural Son of the living God, St. Matt. xvi. 16. St. John i. 14. 18. chap. iii. 16. 18. Rom. viii. 32. 1 St. John iv. 39. The same God, with his Father, and equal to him, St. John v. 18. 19. 23. chap. x. 30. chap. xiv. 1. 9, &c. chap. xvi. 14. 15. chap. xvii. 10. Philip. ii. 5. 6. True God, St. John i. 1. chap. xx. 28. 29. Acts xx. 25. Romans ix. 5. Titus ii. 13. 1 St. John iii. 16. chap. v. 20. See also Isaias ix. 9. chap. xxxv. 4. 5. St. Matt. i. 23. St. Luke i. 16. 17. Heb. i. 8. He is the Creator of all things, St. John i. 3. 10. 11. Coloss. i. 5. 16. 17. Heb. i. 2. 10. 11. 12. chap. iii. 4. The Lord of Glory, 1 Cor. ii. 8. The King of kings, and Lord of lords, Apoc. xvii. 14. chap. xix. 16. The first and the last: alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the Almighty, Apoc. i. 7.8. 17. 18. chap. ii. S. chap. xxii. 12. 13. He died for all, John iii. 16. 17. Rom. v. 18. 2 Cor. v. 14. 15. 1 Tim. ii. 3. 4. 5. 6. chap. iv. 10. Heb. ii. 9. 1 John ii. 1. 2. Even for the Reprobate, Rom. xiv. 15. 1 Cor. viii. 11. 2 Peter ií. 1. The Church of Christ stands for ever, St. Matt. xvi. 18. chap. xxviii. 10. St. John xiv. 16. 17. Ps. xlviii. 8. Ps. lxxi. 5. 7. Ps. lxxxviii. 3. 4. 29. 36. 37. Ps. cxxxi. 13. 14. Isaias ix. 7. chap. liv. 9. 10. chap. lix. 20. 21. chap. lx. 15. 18, &c. chap. lxii. 6. Jeremias xxxi. 35. 36. chap. xxxiii. 17, &c. Ezechiel xxxviii. 24. 26. Dan. ii. 44. The church is the kingdom of Christ, St. Luke i. 33. Daniel ii. 44. The city of the great King, Ps. xlvii. 2. his rest and his habitation for ever, Ps. cxxxi. 13. 14. The house of the living God, 1 Tim. iii. 15. The fold, of which Christ is the shepherd, John x. 16. The body, of which Christ is the head, Coloss. i. 18. Ephes. v. 23. The spouse, of which he is the bridegroom, Ephes. v. 31. 32. Ever subject to him, and ever faithful to him, v. 24. ever loved and cherished by him, v. 25. 29. and joined to him by an indissoluble union, v. 31. 32. The church is the pil-Faith. lar and ground or (strong foundation) of the truth, 1 Tim. iii. 15. God's covenant with her is an everlasting covenant of peace, Ezec. xxxvii. 62. confirmed by a solemn oath, never to be altered; like that made to Noe, Isaias liv.

9. A covenant like that of the day and night to stand for all generations, Jeremias xxx 20 21. God shall be her everlasting light, Isai. I 18. 19. Whosoever shall gather together against her, shall fall; and the nation that will not serve her, shall perish, Isai. lx. 12. 15. 17. The church is always one, Cantic. vi. 9. 10. John x. 16. Ephes. iv. 4. 5. Always visible, Isai ii 2 3 Micheas iv. 1. 2. Matt. v. 14. Spread far and near, and teaching many nations, Ps. ii. 8. Ps xxi. 27. Isai. xlix. 6. chap. liv. 1. 2. 3. Danie! ii. 35. 44. Malach. i. 11, &c. The church is infal lible in matters of faith. This follows from the premises: particularly see St. Matt. xvi. 18 chap. xxviii. 19. 20. St. John xiv. 16. 17. 26. chap. xvi. 13. 1 Tim. iii. 14. 15. Isai. xxxv. 8 chap. liv. 9. 10. chap. lix. 19. 20. 21, &c. Church Guides, and their authority, Deut. xvii 8. 9, &c. St. Matt. xviii. 17. 18. chap. xxviii. 1 19. 20. St. Luke x. 16. St. John xiv. 16. 17. 26. chap. xvi. 13. chap. xx. 21, &c. Ephes. iv. 11. 12, &c. Heb. xiii. 7. 17. 1 John iv. 6. Communion in one kind sufficient to salvation, St John vi. 51. 57. 58. Body and blood of Christ now inseparable, Rom. vi. 9. Mention of one kind alone, Luke xxiv. 30. 31. Acts ii. 42. 46. chap. xx. 7. 1 Cor. x. 17. Confession of sins, Numb. v. 6. 7. St. Matt. iii. 6. Acts xix. 18. St. James v. 16. The obligation of confession is gathered from the judiciary power of binding and loosing, forgiving and retaining sins, given to the pastors of Christ's church, St. Matt. xviii. 18. St. John xx. 22. 23. Confirmation, administered by the apostles, Acts viii. 15. 17. chap. xix. 6. See also 2 Cor. i. 21. 22. Heb. vi. 2.

Continency, possible, Matt. xix. 11. 12 The vow
binding, Deut. xxiii. 21. The breach of that
vow damnable, 1 Tim. v. 12. The practice com-
mended, 1 Cor. vii. 7. 8. 27. 37. 38. 40. For rea-
sons which particularly have place in the clergy,
ver. 32. 33. 35.
Councils of the church, gathered in Christ's name,
are assisted by Christ, St. Matt. xviii. 20. And
by the Holy Ghost, Acts xv. 28. Their de-
crees are diligently to be observed by the faith-
ful, Acts xv. 41. chap. xvi. 4. See Church
Eucharist. The real presence of the body and
blood of Christ, and Transubstantiation proved
from Matt. xxvi. 26. Mark xiv. 22. 24. Lake
xxii. 19. John vi. 51. 52, &c. 1 Cor. x. 16. chap.
xi. 24. 25. 27. 29.
Eternity of Hell's torments, Matt. iii. 12 chap
xxv. 41. 46. Mark ix. 43. 44. 45. 46. 48. Luke i
17. 2 Thes. i. 7. 8. 9. Jude 6. 7. Apoc. xiv. 10.
11. chap. xx. 10. See also Isai. xxxiii. 14.
Extreme Unction, James v. 14. 15.

True faith necessary to salvation, Mark xvi. 16. Acts ii. 47. chap. iv. 12. Heb. xi. 6. Faith without good works is dead, James ii 14. 17. 20, &c. Faith alone doth not justify, ver. 24. But faith working by charity, Gal. v. 6. Faith doth not imply an absolute assurance of


our being in grace; much less of our eternal salvation, Rom. xi. 20. 21. 22. 1 Cor. ix. 27. chap. x. 12. Philip. ii. 12. Apoc. iii. 11. Fasting, commended in Scripture, Joel ii. 12. Practised by God's servants, 1 Esdras viii. 23. 2 Esdras i. 4. Daniel x. 3. 7. 12, &c. Moves God to mercy, Jonas iii. 5, &c. Is of great efficacy against the devil, Mark ix. 29. And is to be observed by all the children of Christ, Matt. ix. 15. Mark ii. 20. Luke v. 35. See also Acts xiii. 3. chap. xiv. 53. 2 Cor. vi. 5. chap. xi. 27. Christ's fast of forty days, Matt. iv. 2 Free will, Gen. iii. 7. Deut. xxx. 19. Eccles. xv. 14, &c. Often resists the grace of God, Prov. i. 24, &c. Isai. v. 4. Ezec. xviii. 23. 31. 32. chap. xxxiii. 11. Matt. xxiii. 37. Luke xiii. 34. Acts vii. 51. Heb. xii. 15. 2 Peter iii. 9. Apoc. iv. 20. The Holy Ghost. His divinity, Acts v. 3. 4. chap. xxviii. 25. 26. 1 Cor. ii. 10. 11. chap. vi. 11. 19. 20. See also Matt. xii. 31. 32. Acts xiii. 2. chap. xx. 28, &c. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. And the solemn form of Baptism, Matt. xxviii. 19. 20. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, John xv. 26. Images commanded by God. Exod. xxv. 18, &c. Num. xxi. 8. 9. And placed on each side of the mercy seat, in the sanctuary, Exod. xxxvii. 7. And in the temple of Solomon, 2 Par. iii. 10. 1. 3 Kings vi. 23. 32. 35. And this by divine ordinance, I Par. xxviii. 18. 19. Relative honour to the images of Christ and the Saints authorized, Heb. xi. 21. See also 2 Kings vi. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 2 Par. v. 2, &c. Ps. xcviii. 5. Phil. ii. 10. Indulgences. The power of granting them, Matt. xvi. 18. 19. The use of this power, 2 Cor. ii. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Mass. The sacrifice prefigured, Gen. xiv. 18. Foretold, Malachias i. 10. 11. Psal. cix. 4. Instituted and celebrated by Christ himself, Luke xxii. 19. 20. Attested, I Cor. x. 16. 18. 19. 20. 21. Heb. xiii. 10. See Eucharist, &c. Matrimony. A sacrament representing the indissoluble union of Christ and the church, Eph. v. 32. See also 1 Thes. iv. 3. 4. 5. Marriage not to be dissolved but by death, Gen. ii. 24. Matt. xix. 6. Mark x. 11. 12. Luke xvi. 18. Rom. vii. 2. 3. 1 Cor. vii. 10. 11. 39. Holy Orders instituted by Christ. Luke xxii. 19. John xx. 22. 23. Conferred by imposition of hands, Acts vi. 6. chap. xiii. 3. chap. xiv. 22. Give grace, 1 Tim. iv. 14. 2 Tim. i. 6. Original Sin. Job xiv. 4. Psal. 1. 7. Rom. v. 12. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 1 Cor. xv. 21. 22. Eph. ii. 3. Penance, a sacrament. See Absolution. Confession.

Pope, or chief Bishop. St. Peter, by Christ's or

dinance, was raised to this dignity, Matt. xvi. 18. 19. Luke xxii. 31. 32. John xxi. 15, &c. See Prayers for the dead, 2 Machab. xii. 43, &c. also Matt. x. 2. Acts v. 29. Gal. ii. 7. 8. Purgatory, or a middle state of souls, suffering for a time, on account of their sins, is proved by those many texts of Scripture, which affirm that God will render to every man according to his works: so that such as die in lesser sins shall not escape without punishment: for which also see Matt. xii. 36. Apoc. xxi. 27. Consult likewise Relics, miraculous, 2 Kings xiii. 21. Matt. ix. 20. Matt. v. 25. 26. chap. xii. 22. 1 Cor. iii. 13. 14. 15. 1 Pet. iii. 18. 19. 20. 21. Acts xix. 11. 12.

Saints departed, assist us by their prayers, Luke xvi. 9. 1 Cor. xii. 8. Apoc. v. 8. We have a communion with them, Heb. xii. 22. 23. They have power over nations, Apoc. ii. 26. 27. chap. v. 10. They know what passes amongst us, Luke xv. 10. 1 Cor. xiii. 12. 1 John iii. 2. They are with Christ in heaven, before the general resurrection, 2 Cor. v. 1. 6. 7. 8. Philip. i. 23. 24. Apoc. iv. 4. chap. vi. 9. chap. vii. 9. 14. 15, &c. chap. xiv. 1. 3. 4. chap. xix. 1. 4. 5. 6. chap. xx. 4. For their invocation, consult the texts quoted above with relation to Angels: and such as testify the great power which the prayers of God's servants have with him; and which authorize us to call for their prayers: For which see Exod. xxxii. 11. 14. 1 Kings vii. 8. 9. 10. Holy Scriptures, hard to be understood, and Job xlii. 7. 8. Rom. xv. 30. Erh. vi. 18. 19. 1 Thess. v. 25. Heb. xlii. 13. James v. 16. wrested by many to their own destruction, 2 Peter iii. 16. Not of private interpretation, 2 Pet. i. 20. Corrupted by Heretics, St. Matt. xix. 11. 1 Cor. vii. 9. chap. ix. 5. chap. xi. 27. Apostolical Traditions, 1 Cor. xi. 2. 2 Thess. ii. Gal. v. 17. Heb. xi. 21. Transubstantiation. See Eucharist. 15. chap. iii. 6. 2 Tim. i. 13. chap. ii. 2. chap. iii. 14. See also Deut. xxxii. 7. Psal. xviii. 5.6 7. Trinity of persons in God, Matt. xxviii 19. 2 Cor. xiii. 13. 1 John v. 7.

The B. Virgin Mary. Her dignity, Luke i. 28. 42. 43. All generations of true Christians shall call her blessed, Luke i. 48. See for her veneration and invocation, what is said above of angels and saints.

Women, must not preach nor teach, 1 Cor. xv. 34. 35. 37. 1 Tim. ii. 11. 12.

Good Works, meritorious, Gen. iv. 7. chap. xxii. 16. 17. 18. Ps. xvii. 11. 23. 24. Ps. xviii. 8. 11. Matt. v. 11. 12. chap. x. 42. chap. xvi. 27. 1 Cor iii. 8. 2 Tim. iv. 8.


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