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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,
A NEW EDITION.
PRINTED BY THOMAS TURnbull,
I. THE ftate and characters of believers, as they
are of God, with their knowledge thereof, il-
luftrated; and a defcription of the unrege-
II. The divine call to finners, to come out from
among the world lying in wickedness, explain
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye.
Separate, faith the Lord, and touch not the un-
III. The believer's hundred-fold in this life con-
fidered; and a view of the reality, parts, in-
habitants, paffage into, and state of men, in
He fball receive an bundred-fold now in this time,
boufes, and brethren, and fifters, and mothers,
and children, and lands, with perfecutions;
IV. The great care and concern now, that our
fouls be not gathered with finners in the other
V. The improvement of life in this world to
the raifing a good name, the best balance for
the prefent, for the vanity and misery of hu-
man life; and the good man's dying-day bet-
A good name is better than precious ointment; and
VI. Christ's special order for gathering his faints
to him at the last day; with their distinguish-
ing character, as entering into his covenant
Gather my faints together unto me; those that have
VII. The faints lifetime in this world a night-
time; their expectation of the day's breaking
in the other world, and the fhadows fleeing
away; and their great concern for Chrift's
prefence till that happy feafon come.
Until the day break, and the fhadows flee away;
turn my Beloved, and be thou like a roe, or a
VIII. Readiness for our removal into the other
world opened up, urged and enforced.
Be ye therefore ready alfo; for the Son of man
THEY ARE OF GOD, WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE
A DESCRIPTION OF THE UNREGENERATE WORLD LYING IN WICKEDNESS.
Several Sermons preached at Etterick, in the end of the year 1728, and beginning of 1729.
I JOHN V. 19.
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
S it was faid to Rebekah, Gen. xxv. 23. Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people fhall be feparated from thy bowelsand the elder shall ferve the younger; fo it may be faid of this text. Two manner of people are here, to one of which all of us do belong, viz. Thofe that are of God, and thofe that are of the world. The latter is the elder, and shall ferve the younger, Pfal. xlix. 14. The upright fhall have dominion over them in the
1. There is a people, that though they are in the world, are not of it, but feparated from it: And we know that we are of God. Here confider, (1.) The original of that people: They are of God; that is, begotten and born of God, regenerate perfons, 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.