This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1745* edition. Excerpt: ...faved. Ihe third Objection. It will be laid, in the third pla$ei; either the holy fcwpture fpeaks not truth, or fome muft be damn'd forjirft, in St. Luk(, Jefus Chrift, fpeaking of the wicked rich man, Jay, the rich: man died alfo, and was buried; in hell, being in Torment, &e Jifted up hjs eyes towards heaven, and feeing feeing Abraham afar off, &JV t read that chapter to the end.-There is then, the wkked rich man in hell. There is, palpably, a man damn'd. Secondly, in St. Matthew, Jefus Chrift, fpeaking of the Jaft judgment, fays, then the King fhall fay to thofe Who fhall be on his left-hand, depart from me, ye ctlrfed, go to everlafting fire prepared for the devil, and his angels: A little lower, he adds, Thofe fhall go away to everlafting punifhment; but the righteous into life eternal. Obferve then men, who have a very different lot If they had been all fared, their condition would have been equal j but we fee, by the words of the gofpcl, that one part of them (hall go to torment, and the other, to life eternal: It muft, therefore, neeeflarily be, that part of them were faved, and the others damned; and that the number of theft fhall be greater, than of thofe who fhall be faved; feeing Jefus Chrift moreover fays, in St. Matthew, chap. xx. 16. that many are called, but few chofcn. St. Paul, to the Romans, ' in fpeaking of Ifrael, fays, tho' the number of the children of Ifrsel he as the fand of-fhe fea, A remnant jhall he faved, Romans ix. 27. Therefore the greatcft part ef mankind mall be damnd. Thefrjt Anfwer, by Retorting. I fliall begin the anfwer to this objection, by the pafiage in St.Ptftt/Iaft cited in it, Tho the number of the children of Jfraet, Sec. and which is taken from Ifaiah, chap. x. 22.-How are we to reconcile this..