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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 5

Testimony of Justin Martyr

Testimony of Justin Martyr.

"For if you have conversed with some that are indeed called Christians, and do not maintain these opinions, but even dare to blaspheme the God of Abraham, and the God oi Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and say that there is no resurrection of the dead, but that the souls, as soon as they leave the body, are received up into heaven, lake care that you do not look upon these page 31 as Christians, as no one that rightly considers would say that the Sadducees or the like sects of Genists, and Merists, and Galileans, and Hellenians, and Pharisees, and Baptists, are Jews, bul that they only seem to be Jews, and the children of Abraham, and to `confess God with their lips,' as God himself hath said, `but their heart is far from him.' Isaiah xxix, 13. But I and all those Christians that are really arthodox in every respect, do know that there will he a resurrection of the body and a thousand yeacrs in Jerusalem, when it is built again, and adorned, and enlarged, as Ezekiel and Esuias and the rest of the prophets declare."—Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, the Jew, Section Ixxx.