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... also be called things which are above , because as to the excellency of their
worth they far surpass earthly things ; as , furthermore , because all things of this
kind are bestowed from above , and come down from the Father of lights , Jas . i .
In the first place , then , it must be borne in mind , that this is spoken of Christ
properly and especially as to his human nature , in which he rose , and ascended
, and sits at the right hand of the Father , as it is stated in the Apostle ' s Creed :
He promisd it , in the name of the Father , Luke xii . 32 , Fear not , little flock ; for it
is your Father ' s good pleasure to give you the kingdonı ; and in his own name ,
John X . 28 , I give unto them eternal life , & c . He merited it , 1 John iv . 9 , God ...
We also oppose to it the more serious of the Fathers . Lactantius , Instit . lib . 6 ,
cap . 23 , says , The devil set up brothels , and published the shame of unhappy
women . Clemens , Pædag . 3 . cap . 3 , Brothels are trophies of public ...
... Divine judgments , for two reasons , 1 . That God might be cleared froin all
suspicion of cruelty or injustice , and might be acknowledged by all most merciful
and just . For God is the Father of mercies , and not willing to overwhelm the
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