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OF THE

LEARNED AND REVEREND

JOHN SCOTT, D. D.

SOMETIME RECTOR OF ST. GILES'S IN THE FIELDS.

A NEW EDITION, IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

* OXFORD,
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

MDCCCXXVI.

Clan, Press

/ c. 43.

CONTENTS

CHAP. VI.

SECT. X.

Concerning the ministers of the kingdom of Christ.

WHICH are of a fourfold rank and order : first, the su-
preme minister of it is the Holy Ghost, 1. secondly, next to
him are the whole world of angels, both good and bad; and
as for the good, they are subjected to Christ by the order
and appointment of God the Father, ibid. That the good

angels were not subject to him as Mediator, till his ascension

into heaven ; but had their distinct regencies over the seve-

ral Gentile nations, 2. but upon Christ's ascension these their

distinct regencies were all dissolved, and they subjected to

Christ's mediatorial sceptre, 6. and as for the bad angels,

they were subjected to him by just and lawful conquest, 8.

that this conquest he obtained while he was upon earth, but

especially in his last agony, 9. Seven particular instances of

the ministry of good angels under Christ : first, they declare

upon occasion his mind and will to his church and people,

17. secondly, they guard and defend his subjects against

outward dangers, 18. thirdly, they support and comfort them

upon difficult undertakings, and under great and pressing

calamities, 20. fourthly, they protect them against the rage

and fury of evil spirits, 22. fifthly, they further and assist
them in their religious offices, 25. sixthly, they conduct
their separated spirits to the mansions of glory, 28. seventhly,
they are hereafter to attend and minister to him at the ge-
neral judgment, 30. The ministry of evil angels to Christ in

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