Anf-03 v.v.xxxiv Pg 8 Now to be changed is to fall from that primitive state which they lose whilst undergoing the change. “And the stars too shall fall from heaven, even as a fig-tree casteth her green figs6495
Ps. cii. 25, 26.
6495 Acerba sua “grossos suos” (Rigalt.). So our marginal reading. when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”6496
Anf-02 vi.iv.ix Pg 32.1
Anf-01 ix.vii.xxxvi Pg 16 Isaiah also declares the very same: “For there shall be a new heaven and a new earth; and there shall be no remembrance of the former, neither shall the heart think about them, but they shall find in it joy and exultation.”4779
Rev. xxi. 1–4.
Anf-03 v.v.xxxiv Pg 6 “and there was found no place for them,”6493
Rev. xxi. 1.
Anf-03 v.v.xxxiv Pg 15 Now if any person should go so far as to suppose that all these passages ought to be spiritually interpreted, he will yet be unable to deprive them of the true accomplishment of those issues which must come to pass just as they have been written. For all figures of speech necessarily arise out of real things, not out of chimerical ones; because nothing is capable of imparting anything of its own for a similitude, except it actually be that very thing which it imparts in the similitude. I return therefore to the principle6502
Etiam mare hactenus, Rev. xxi. 1.
6502 Causam. which defines that all things which have come from nothing shall return at last to nothing. For God would not have made any perishable thing out of what was eternal, that is to say, out of Matter; neither out of greater things would He have created inferior ones, to whose character it would be more agreeable to produce greater things out of inferior ones,—in other words, what is eternal out of what is perishable. This is the promise He makes even to our flesh, and it has been His will to deposit within us this pledge of His own virtue and power, in order that we may believe that He has actually6503
6503 Etiam. awakened the universe out of nothing, as if it had been steeped in death,6504
6504 Emortuam. in the sense, of course, of its previous non-existence for the purpose of its coming into existence.6505
6505 In hoc, ut esset. Contrasted with the “non erat” of the previous sentence, this must be the meaning, as if it were “ut fieret.”
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 12
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Ps 102:26,27 Eze 21:27 Mt 24:35 2Pe 3:10,11 Re 11:15; 21:1