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the Christian era:-" I believe," says he, "that there is an universal and Catholic church of God, dispersed over the face of the earth, which is Christ's spouse and Christ's body; being gathered of the fathers of the old world, of the church of the Jews, of the spirits of the faithful dissolved, and the spirits of the faithful militant, and of the names yet
to be born, which are already written in the Book of Life. I believe that the souls of such as die in the Lord are blessed, and rest from their labours, and enjoy the sight of God, yet so as they wait for a further revelation of their glory in the last day. At what time all flesh of man shall arise and be changed; and shall appear and receive from Jesus Christ his eternal judgment; and the glory of the saints shall then be full, and the kingdom shall be given up to God the Father: from which time all things shall continue for ever in that being and state which they then
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"Therefore will he give them up until the time that she which
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