Brooks - BX9338 .B7 1813 v2

UDAL. 6 B. Theplaces in Peter and Acts, are monstrously abused by Calvin and others, who hold that opinion. For who ever knew sepulchre mean hell ? U. The original word there used, is often taken for grave, though it also means hell ? Hartwell. Shew me one place, if you can. U. That I can easily do ; for as often as the Hebrew word in the Old Testament, meaneth grave, so does also the Greek. H. How can that be ? The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and not in Greek. U. Doyou not know that the Septuagint is in Greek, in which you will find what I say is true ? A. How can the soul go into the grave ? What an absurd thing is that ! U. The Hebrew word usually signifieth the whole man : as Gen. xlvi. it is said, " There went seventy souls, that is, seventy persons, into Egypt." A. Do you then believe that Christ, both soul and body, went into the grave ? U. No. But it is, also, often taken for the body ; and whenever it is thus taken, it is so translated in the Sep- tuagint : as Lam. i. 19. H. I wish I had a book, that I might see it. A. The human soul of Christ after his death, descended into the place of the damned; and whosoever believeth not this, but denieth it, is an heretic. U. The church of England is taught, and also believeth, that which you account heresy. A. No matter for that. We receive nothing for the doctrine of the church of England, b_ ut that which is authorized by act of parliament. U. Then your doctrine is not the doctrine of the church. For one of her articles saith only, that Christ descended into hell, without expressing how. A. You speak of unpreaching ministers being foisted in by satan, that you may disgrace authority. B. If a minister be learned, yet bath no utterance, will you disallow him as unfit ? U. Yes, that I will ; because the word of God dis- alloweth him. B. Where, I pray you, that I may know it ? U. In 1 Tim. iii. 2., 2 Tim. ii. 24. Hemust be apt 1. teach, which implieth not only knowledge, but utterance,