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“ hope which is in heaven," and finely describes the latter as “new heavens and a new earth;” not, like the former, liable to dissolution, but altogether separate from, and destitute of the malignant principle which leads to it—a state," wherein dwelleth righteousness," and, therefore, permanent and indestructible.

Then, when heaven and earth shall flee away, and the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him; then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory, and before him shall be gathered all nations; the dead, small and great, standing before God, and the books be opened; and the book, which is the book of life; and the dead shall be judged out of those things which are written in the books. The wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous to life eternal. And the sea having given up its dead, and death and hell relinquished theirs, the judgment closed, and death and hell cast into the lake of fire; then cometh the end, when Christ shall deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father, and when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all, and in all. (1 Cor. xv. 52; 1 Thess. iv. 15, to the end ; 2 Peter iii. 10–14; Matt. xxv. 31, 46; Rev. xx. 12, 13; 1 Cor. xv. 24, 28.)

Thus has the Writer stated what he has gathered from the Scriptures; “but of the times and seasons," agreeably to the divine intimation, he believes nothing can be stated positively without presumption. It is true that God has been pleased, in the prophecies of Daniel, to afford a clue by which the labyrinth of time might be traced to a certain extent. But although it has conducted to the verification of prophecy in past events, perhaps it would be unsafe to follow it upon precisely the same principles, in reference to any future event. As“ of that hour knoweth no man” exactly; so I believe no dependence can be placed on the assumed data upon which some would tell us the very year in which the angel shall swear that “ Time shall be no more."

May the good Spirit of Truth direct his people in the path of duty, keep them sober and vigilant, zealous and faithful, even unto death-the saints of the Most High be our companions now, and the “ lot” in which we may “stand at the end of the days!"*

* Dan. xii. 13.

THE END.

R. CLAY, PRINTER, BISHOPSGATE.

Son also be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all, and in all. (1 Cor. xv. 52; 1 Thess. iv. 15, to the end ; 2 Peter iii. 10–14; Matt. xxv. 31, 46; Rev. xx. 12, 13; 1 Cor. xv. 24, 28.)

Thus has the Writer stated what he has gathered from the Scriptures; “but of the times and seasons,” agreeably to the divine intimation, he believes nothing can be stated positively without presumption. It is true that God has been pleased, in the prophecies of Daniel, to afford a clue by which the labyrinth of time might be traced to a certain extent. But although it has conducted to the verification of prophecy in past events, perhaps it would be unsafe to follow it upon precisely the same principles, in reference to any future event. As“ of that hour knoweth no man" exactly; so I believe no dependence can be placed on the assumed data upon which some would tell us the very year in which the angel shall swear that “ Time shall be no more.”

May the good Spirit of Truth direct his people in the path of duty, keep them

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sober and vigilant, zealous and faithful, even unto death-the saints of the Most High be our companions now, and the “ lot” in which we may “stand at the end of the days!"*

* Dan. xii. 13.

THE END.

R. CLAY, PRINTER, BISHOPSGATE.

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