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of the body of man be dißolved, yet they perish
Cur: Chapizo. them at the last day, and at sker nelerdir al-Seeing eye observech every particle of dissolved they shall be changed, as to their quling and corrupted man ; fo doch he also see and benem Christians when chey rehearsed the best parts should be snited, by which this ruin'dfa. the Creed, I believe the refurreétis fail brick should be re-composd. Though the parts were wont to adde, even of this eyes For it cannot stand with Gods infice, che lodged in che Chambers of Nacure, and’tis no he chat fenned in one body, hould be able the parts of che fame body of man again, to which dy fhould fin, and another body be depois. To more a contradiction, chat chey Thould become another, or he that pleased God in they did once belong, chan that after his death, should see God with other eyes, 'Tis alat they should become the parts of any other body,
of the referredine i as we see they do. And moreover we see by very nature rifeth again. Otherwise it is rather greats by art, even of Ashes, Cannoc chen che all knowresurrection is when the fame body chan experience that our most curioms glasses are made Cbrift afcer his refurrection was the faculty of Ashes?' 'Tis as easie for God to distinguish on than a resurrection. As therefore the aging and Omniscient God, raise mens bodies out (o shall the bodies of the Saints be cheis bis own duft, as it is for a Gardiner chat hach direction. If any fhall ask how a reforma vers feeds in his hand to fever them, and know poffible, but to an all-knowing God, what's extract one metal from another; much more
poffible? I answer,' to Angels or men this sit them one from another. A skiltal Alchimist can be done according to the mighty working, sebel! Omnipotent power, which could mould the first he is able to fubdue all things baires of our heads, and rhe fands of the fuor life, fo che fame power can still make of the dust, Numbrid, knoweth all the scattered boxes, kı
can God Almighty distinguish and separate one duft from another. As ič was therefore only an
dom is infinites and to an almighty Gud mit power'is illimited, this is very posible. Les
dust, of which man was made, into an bumsaue body, and breath into the noftrils of it the breath of
Apostle [peaks,Phil.3.2.1, He by whom these
returning from the bodies of men unto the earth. bumane bones and fefh. For the A portle celş
all-feeing eye'observeth every particle of dissolved and corrupted man; so doch he also see and knom
all waies and meanes by which those scattered * parts should be united; by which this ruin'dfas brick should be re-compofd. Though the parts
of the body of man be disolved, yet they perifh * not. They are laid up in the secret places, and
lodged in the Chambers of Nature, and 'tis no more a contradiction, that they should become the parts of the fame body of man again, to which they did once belong; chan chat after his death, they should become the parts of any other body, as we fee chey, doa : And moreover we see by experience that our most curious glasses are made by art, even of Ashes, Cannot chen the all. knopga ing and. Omniscient God, raise mens bodies out of Afhes? 'Tis as easie for God co distinguish between duft and duft, and to give to every man, his own dut, as it is for a Gardiner chac häch divers seeds in his hand to fever chem, and know them one from another. A skiltal Alchimist can extract one metal from another ; much more can God Allmighty distinguish and separate one duft from another. As it was therefore only an Omnipotent power, which could mould the first dust, of which man was made, into an humane body, and breathinto the noftrils of it the breath of life, fo the same power can still make of the dust, returning from the bodies of men anto the earth, bumane bones and flesh. For the Apostle cels,
us in the place before mentioned, that he is able to fubdue all things anio himself. And further the Scripture tels us, that Ghrift by vertue of the deminion he obtain'd at his resurrection, mostreign till he hath put all his enemies under his feet; and the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. Now there is no destruction of death, but by a general refurretion, Christ is the Lord of the dead, and fo bach a right by that dominion to raise them all to life; 1 Cor. 15. 22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ Mall all be made alive. I hall conclude this with those 'two famous places, Fohn 5.28. Marvel not at this , for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves fall hear his voice, V.39. And shall corse fortb, ibeg that have done good, anto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the refurrection of damnation. Afts 24. 15. And have hope towards God, which they themselves
, also allos, that there sheill be a refurrection of the dead, bois of the just, and the unjust. 8: Well then; seeing there will be a Resurrection,
Here poffibly fome will enquire, what IT AESformations and changes Chrift will make in the bodies of the Saints at the last day?
I answer, That day being to be as ic werethe marriage day becween Chrif and his Saints, he will endow their bodies with glorious qualities, as well as their fonls : For he assumed their bodies
as well as their soulss føffered in body as well as in fonks died for their bodies as well as for their
; fouls; and therefore will glorific their bodies as well as their fauls. But ço speak more partiou. larly; the Apostle te's us what kind of change this will be, 1 Cor.15.41. There is one Glory of the Sun, and another of the Moon, and another Glory of the Stars, for one Star differet b from ana, iber Star in Glory. V.42. So wlfo is the refurt rection of the dead; it is sowne in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. V:43. It is foxone in disho
it is raised in glory: It is (owne in weakness, it is raised in paper. V.44. It is famnera natural body it is raised a spiritual body.
Our bodies shal be made incorruptible. They are sown in corruption, but shall be raised in incorruption. They now yield to che decaies of nature, and are exercised with paines and aches; buc hereafcer chey shall be clothed withimmortality, made wholly impasiblea What a comfort muft ic needs bę co the Saints, to think thac there is a time coming when they shall have a body with out aches, paines, and without decaies, chat Shall be alwaies in the spring of youth. The refura rection is the Saints beft Physician.
2. Qur bodies fhill be made glorious bodies. They are sown in disbonour, but Jhall be raised in glory. All deformities, and defects ( which are the fruits of fin) shall be removed. As the bo. dy of uddams inimnocancy, was lovely and beau
tiful, compleat in all its parts, lo fhall ows be at the resurrection: The righteous shall shine as the Sun in the Kingdom of their Father, Mat.13
. 43. If Moses's face by conversing with Góc byt fourty daies did shine so exceedingly that they were glad to put a vail upon it ; how gloria ous Thall our bodies be, when we fhill be ever with the Lord? Christ in the Mount when he was transfigured, Mac.17, 2. His face did shine as the Sun, and his raiment was white as (non. Per ter, fames and Fohs were not able to bear the sight of the glory there manifested , and yet this was but a glimpse of that glory he hachi now in Heaven. By this you may guesse a little at the glory of the body; when it is likened to Chrifts glorious body. If we would have our bodies eternally beautiful, lec as labour to be cruly gracious here.
3. Our bodies shall be made spiritual bodie: They are forn natural bodies, but shall be raised firitual bodies. When we come into the other world, that world of Spirits, even our bodies fbal be spiritual ; not spiritual for substance, but for qualities.
i. They shall have no need of meat, drisés sleep, &c. but shall be as the Angels of God, Mal.22.30, If Moses upon the Mouar, io che state of mortality, was upheld by the power of God fourty daies, without meat, and without feep; how much more thall we be so upheld