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vindicated. Most of the other portions of the former Appendix have been incorporated in the work itself. One additional Article has been introduced, on a charge often brought against the New Church,-ihat of Sabellianism. This would very properly have made a portion of the work itself; but the part in which it might have come in was completed before its introduction was thought of. The subject being important, the reader is requested not to overlook it where it stands.

On the whole, this Appeal, in this Edition, has, as stated in the Title, been entirely re-modelled, and greatly enlarged; it is hoped that it is proportionally improved. It has been brought out in compliance with a request of the Twenty-sixth General Conference of the New Church, a Resolution of which declares, “ That this Conference is glad to have the opportuni. ty afforded it of bearing testimony to the extensive uses that have been performed by the work in question, which has been fully proved, as stated at a former Conference, to afford valuable assistance to those who are desirous of vindicating their faith, and of opposing the influence of error and misrepresentation ;' and is known to have been the means of introducing many to an acceptance of the doctrines of the New Church, and of settling the minds of others who were wavering as to their reception.” The Author is truly thankful that his work has thus been owned of Him, from whom all pure Truth, and all that is really Good, proceeds; and that it has also been so favorably accepted by his brethren. That the present Edition may be still further blessed in the same way,—may be instrumental in bringing many souls into, or of establishing them in, the true way of eternal life,—and that many may feel cause to be thankful in eternity that they had been led to peruse it ; will be his continual prayer.

CONTENTS.

SECTION J.

PAGE

INTRODUCTION,

. . . . . . . . i

SECTION II.

THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD, .

- - -

SECTION I).

THE RESURRECTION.

Part I.—The True Doctrine Proposed, and Texts cited in

Opposition considered, ..

Part II.-Other Texts, commonly regarded as adverse to the

True Doctrine, considered,

. . . . . 55

Part III.—The Testimony of Reason, for, and against, the

Resurrection of the Material Body, - -

Part IV.–Scripture Evidence of the True Doctrine, - '-

SECTION IV.

THE LAST JUDGMENT.

Part I.-The Last Judgment of the Scriptures was not to be

accomplished in the Natural World, · · - . 119

Part II. - The Spiritual World the Scene of it; as of all for-

mer General Judgments, .

· ·

139

Part III.-An Intermediate World and State the Specific

Scene of all General and Particular Judgments, . - 148

Part IV.-The Last Judgment actually accomplished, - . 169

SECTION V.

A HUMAN INSTRUMENT NECESSARY, AND THEREFORE RAISED UP.

Part I.--Swedenborg qualified to be such an Instrument, and

not unlikely to be chosen, . . - - - - - 187

Part II.-Specific Evidences to the Qualifications of Sweden-

borg, and to the Truth of his Claims, . . . . 195

Part Iii.- The Objection, That Swedenborg performed no

Miracles, considered, . .

226

Part IV.- The Charge against Swedenborg of Mental De.

rangement, considered, with some Minor Objections, 249

SECTION VI.

HEAVEN AND HELL; AND THE APPEARANCES IN THEM, AND

IN THE INTERMEDIATE REGION, OR WORLD OF SPIRITS.

Part I.—The Human Instrument for opening the Truths to

be revealed at the Lord's Second Advent, should be enabled

to remove the Prevailing Darkness on these Subjects, · 289

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Part II.-The Inhabitants of Heaven and Hell are all from

the Human Race, . '. - - - - - - 293

Part II.-All Swedenborg's Statements respecting the Spiri-

tual World are perfectly Reasonable and Scriptural, when

certain Truths, relating to that World, are known, . - 312

Part IV.-The Existence of the Marriage-Union in Heaven,

and of an Opposite Connexion in Hell, - - - -

Part V.-OtherCircumstances in Heaven, Hell, and the World

of Spirits, different from what is usually conceived, · ·

Part VI.–Swedenborg's General Views respecting Heaven

and Hell, obviously agreeable to Reason and Scripture, 359

SECTION VII.

The TRINITY, AS CENTRED IN THE PERSON OF THE LORD

JESUS CHRIST.

Part I.–The General Doctrine stated, and established by

Scripture, . . . .

Part 11.--All Objections to the Doctrine fall to the ground,

when certain Truths are known relating to the Lord as the

Son of God, and the Glorification of his Humanity, · ·

Part III.--Tritheism the Alternative of the True Doctrine of

the Trinity, - - - . . . .

Part IV.-The True Doctrine confirmed from the Texts most

relied on for the proof of the contrary, · · · · 410

SECTION VIII.

THE ATONEMENT, SACRIFICE, AND MEDITION, of Jesus Christ.

Part I.-Atonement in General, and Atonement by Sacrifices,

especially by the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ,

Part II.-Other Modes of Atonement, besides that by Sacrifi

ces, mentioned in Scripture, · · · · · · 457

Part III.--The Mediation of Jesus Christ, . .

. 465

SECTION IX.

Tue Christian LiFe.

Part 1.-The New Church Doctrine of Life, a Doctrine of

Genuine Holiness, • - - - - - - .

Part II.--Holiness, not Laxity, encouraged by the sentiment,

That it is not so difficult to live the Life that leads to Ilea.

ven as some suppose, - - . - - - - 489

Part III.-Charity not infringed by Swedenborg's Exposure

of the Errors of a Perverted Church,

AN APPE AL, &c.

TO

THE REFLECTING OF ALL DENOMINATIONS.

SECTION I.

INTRODUCTION.

MEN AND BRETHREN ! Allow me, with respect and affection, to address you, as persons who assign their due value to serious things, on a subject of, as it appears to many, no inconsiderable importance.

The existence of a body of Christians who humbly trust that they belong to the New Church of the Lord, predicted in various parts of the Holy Scriptures, and called, in the twentyfirst chapter of the Revelation, the New Jerusalem, has, for some time past, attracted a considerable degree of public at. tention. It is generally known that the views of the Elornal World and State, and the Doctrines of Faith and Life, held by these persons, are those which are delivered, as deductions from the Word of God, in the Writings of the Hon. Emanuel Swedenborg ; who is by them regarded as a distinguished scr. vant of the Lord, raised up for this work by as express an interference of Divine Providence, as that by which a Luther was raised to effect the Reformation from the corruptions of the Church of Rome, or even as that by which a Paul was called forth to teach the great truths of Christianity itself, or a John the Baptist to announce the first advent of its Divine Author. But while it has thus been known that such a body of Chris. tians exists, and that such is the origin of their views and doctrines, the greatest misapprehension in general prevails as to what those views and doctrines are, and the grounds on which they are embraced : for, unhappily, they have been heard of by the public at large, only, for the most part, through the misrepresentations and perversions of adversaries. We, who have embraced them, feel an entire but humble assurance, that, were they seen in their true colors, all the Reflecting, of all

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