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covenant, with Almighty God, which we can, at all times, produce, on which Christianity depends and receives its lise. On'the contrary, heresies, as we proved in our o^her conserences, have no affinity or relationship, but are aliens and strangers to the covenants;
Luther. What you both observe are grounded and immoveably fixed on both scriptures and creeds; One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. This is the blast any resolution, determination and mental reservation is fixed and resolved upon at my return to England immediately to sound the last Frump, which shall be the Thunder of Heaven, that will rend the rocks, change the ocean into soam, pierce the lower Hell, and set all nature aghast, dying with horror and dismay, not knowing the result of the General Decree, which shall be to erase every Scotch or kirk tenet from our Holy Scriptures, Common-prayer Book, and all books, so that no relic or story shall squeek Calvinism, or any Dissenter, Non-juror, Schismatic, or heretic whatsoever, within my metropolitan jurisdiction j every hair shall stand stisf an end until peace and truth be restored to the church. O the Roast Bees of Old England, and O the Old English Roast Bees.
Boy. Thirty-sisth chapter of Isaiah. "The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them j and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmd and Sharon ., they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of. our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the seeble knees; fay to them that are of a searssul heart, be strong: sear not -. behold your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped j the lame man shall leap as a hart. and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons. where each lay, shall be grafs, with reeds and rustles. And a highway shall be there, and it (hall be.callcd Way of Holiness : the unclean shall not-pass over it; but is shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; buc the Redeemed shall walk there. And the ran- . fomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness: and, sorrow and sighing shall flee away."
Mojes. Here the prophet lays besore us the blessings of the new covenant that our God will make with Israel, His Power and Magnificence, the most glorious reign of pur 'Messiah; he must and will sulfil his, promises to His people whom himself has chosen ; a day.to Him is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day } the God of armies will bring infinite .
blessings and comsorts to the lost stieep of Israel.,
Luther. But, reverend sir, don't you observe that the prophet marks out the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, which is the Highway, that sools shall not err, in which no lion, or other ravenous beast, Calvinist, Papist, Anabaptist, Quaker, Mahometan, Jew, Pagan, Free-thinker, Materialist, or Stranger, shall enter or be sussered to peep his deadly and unmeaning face; but this pasture shall be for the sole use of our flock, the sold of Christ. We enjoy an everlasting banquet, and filled with every enjoyment, compared to a man sitting under his fig-tree, wallowing in milk and honey, the interpretation is, our hearts are brimfull, shook together and running over with exultation and never-ending Jubilation. Amen.
She is fat, jhe is flump,
I crave pardon of your reverence, but being over-ruled by the spirit, I broke forth and intoned the asoresaid solocism, which, or some other ejaculation, frequently gorge and burst from the fullness of the heart and impetuosity of the spirit. The canticles of Sion are stronger than death, and sweeter than the honey-comb.
Ob! who will give me the wings of the dove,
Moses. The ransomed of the Lord shall re-'' turn to Zion with songs and everlafting'joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away; this promise remains to everlasting. O long wished-sor return.
Boy, You will allow, with the prophet, that your Meffiah was to appear at the time of Jesus Christ.
Moses. In this both Jews and Gentiles agree.
Boy. You will agree that he was to confirm his covenant with many sor one week, and in the ..middle of the week he should cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.
Luther. This lad speaks abstrusely, mystically, and what can neither be gainsaid or understood. I ofcen broke my brains at this school of mysteries, but never could make any hand of it, and so I gave it over; it often detained me in bed in a morning ruminating and breakfasting; turning, and falling asleep; so that the whole day passed in a mist.
Moses. We observe you never made any great progress in the truths of scripture or you would not remain in an unmeaning religionor faisepersuasion, purely because you received your instruction in such school. How ofcen has it been proved to your conviction that you are in the school of heresy, and consequently in a deplorable state, during our conserences; yet, your desire is, to return. to England, and even assume the chies xhair.
Lutb. O Tillotson, Tillotson, you arch wag, how natural is it for the sons of the prophets 10
pro. prophesy; even su by hereditary claim and survivorship, should one relation inherit another-s honours and emoluments, either in church or state. Oh, thel hondurs of my dancing days, the supreme chair, the centre ot spiritual ple'hitude. As the scriptures well observe, I will not give my glory to another.'''
Boy. And in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease.
Moses. Taken each day for a year, three years is the time prophesied from the date of the mission when the sacrifices and oblation was to cease; but our sacrifices and oblations continued forty years after the death of your Messiah.
Boy. Jesus Christ entered on his mission at the age of thirty, and was cut off at the age of thirty-three; which, as you explain, the prophecy exactly agree; and as the fame prophecy tells us; the Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. Is this plainly foretold that He was to be put to death, but not for Himself? if not for Himself, he must die for others, which correspond with the decision of Caiphas, your high-priest, that passed the sentence of death upon Jesus Christ, in these words: It is expedient that one man die, and the nation perish not that is, not only Jews, but together in one. the children of the new covenant dispersed in all nations, both Jews and Gentiles.
Moses. What you advance perssectly agrees with the scripture prophecies; but the ceasing of the sacrifices and other parts of the Jewish worship, in three years after the death of Jesus,