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Chap. tg. AAT Expo/him :epos the Book of J o n. Vero. 14. y7 Thirdly , The Aponte tells us plainly, that there is no ter- roar in death , while he afTüres us that the Bing of death is out and if death have no flings it hath much honey for be- leevers. Jefus Chrifl our true Sampfonbath Elaine this Lyon, and brought us a honey-combe out of the carkafre. Chrift bath been the deathof death for us, andwhy fhould that have terrour in it, which bath no life in it ? Wee fay the living Lyon is not fo terri- ble as he is paynted, what terrour then is there in a dead or in a painted Lyon ? Fourthly, The Scripture often calls death a fleepe,a ref ; And what .terrour is there in reft and fleepe? what trouble in going to bed ? And this fleepe mutt needs be Tweet, becaule it is fleepe after labour, yea after fore labour, as Soloman fpeakes of the ref( of a labouring man. Fifthly , As it puts a period toour worldly comforts , fo to all our forrowes , and we have no reafon to beCorry for that ; It puts an end to our few dayes, and to our many troubles and we have no reafon to be troubled at that And as it is anend of that forrow and trouble which fin began, fo it is a beginningof that happineffe and joywhich Grace begins and {hall never end it is the privationofour loofablehabits; but it óccafons the fruì- tionof thofe that (hall never be loft. It is the opening of the doore to eternitie, and therefore, Sixthly, It is calld a Going to God, in whom we fhall have an eternal! enjoyment. Death is often in theold Teftament cal- led agoing to our Fathers, or,a gathering to our Fathers ; but know that as death is a going and a gathering to our earthly Fathers ; fo it is a going to our God, and a gathering to our (Father in heaven. Seventhly , This may abate the terrour of death ; It is a dy. ïng to live, as well asit is a dying from life : we dye from a life, and we dye to a life, and the life to which is better than that fromwhich we dye. The Grave is our long home, but it is not our lati home ; we Thall rife ágaine and live forever. As Chritt argues ( 52. 24.) concerning his death ; Except a corne of placatefall into the ground anddye, it remaines alone, but ifit dye it brings forth fruit. Aman dyes as a Corne dyes, which dyes fo as to fpring out into a blade, and then to bring forth the care, and atTaft full corne in the Bare. Indeed if a man were to dye, and O there