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THIS AND THE OTHER WORLD;
- STATE OF SAINTS AND SINNERS IN BOTH;.
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBING THE
SOLEMN ENTRANCE WHICH THE SOUL MAKES
THE OTHER WORLD AT DEATH. .
IN SEVERAL PRACTICAL DISCOURSES.
BY THE LATE REV. THOMAS BOSTON,
AUTHOR OF THE FOURFOLD STATE, Loc.
1. The state and characters of believers, as they
are of God, with their knowledge thereof, illustrated ; and a defcription of the unrege. nerate world lying in wickedness.
I John v. 19. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lietb in wickedness. .
Page 5 IJ. The divine call to finners, to come out from
among the world lying in wickedness, explain..
I JOHN v. 19.
2 Cor. vi. 17.
separate, faith the Lord, and touch not the un
clean thing ; and I will receive you. III. The believer's hundred-fold in this life con
fidered ; and a view of the reality, parts, in-
MARK 8. 30.
bouses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers,
and in the world to come, eternal life. . IV. The great care and concern now, that our
fouls be not gathered with finners in the other world, considered and improved.
PSALM xxyi. 9.
VI. Christ's special order for gathering his saints
to him at the last day; with their distinguish.
THEY ARE OF GOD, WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE
LYING IN WICKEDNESS.
Several Sermons preached at Etterick, in the end of the
year 1728, and beginning of 1729.
1 JOHN V. 19. And we know that we are of God, and the whole
world lietb in wickedness.
S it was said to Rebekah, Gen. xxv. 23. Two
nations are in thy womb, and two manner of 2 1 people shall be separated from thy bowels and the elder mall serve the younger; so it may be said of this text. Two manner of people are here, to one of which all of us do belong, viz. Those that are of God, and those that are of the world. The latter is the elder, and shall serve the younger, Pfal. xlix. 14.
The upright fall have dominion over them in the morning.
1. There is a people, that though they are in the world, are not of it, but separated from it. And we know that we are of God. Here consider, (1.) The original of that people: They are of God; that is, begotten and born of God, regenerate persons, born again. They are a heavenly people in respect of their
extract, born from above, 2 Pet. i. 4. (2.) Who they · are in particular. We are they, we believers in Chrift.