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That it is the duty of a pious and Christian man , always to have in mind that
heavenly kingdom , and those heavenly good things which relate to the
attainment of it . We observe this in Abraham , the father of the faithful , of whom
the Apostle ...
... every pious and holy soul to flee towards that celestial place as by a straight
course , and in heart and mind especially to have conversation there daily . That
saying of Paul , Phil . i . 23 , I have a desire to depart and to be with Christ ,
For all the pious perceive themselves as yet infested by the remains of sin ,
oppressed by various sorrows , and at length fall under death : How , therefore ,
can it be true , that they are risen with Christ and follow a new life ? The Apostle ...
This Christ , being exalted to heaven , is removed from our sight : he is therefore
to be apprehended by the eye of faith : and this ought to be the perpetual
exercise of the pious , to soar towards heaven , to contemplate Christ glorified ,
and to ...
... world ; and think the pious , on the contrary , to be most abject and miserable ,
because they , for the most part , are destitute . But those are not truly happy , for
whom eternal misery remains , nor those miserable , whom eternal glory awaits .
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