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R. GROOMBRIDGE, PANYER ALLEY, PATERNOSTER ROW;
L. AND J. SEELEY, FLEET-STREET; AND G. RIDGE,

MERCURY OFFICE, SHEFFIELD.

MDCCCXXXVI.

SHEFFIELD:

G. RIDGE, PRINTER, MERCURY OFFICE, KING-STREET.

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of Demons, viz. that they were the Souls of Men deified,

or canonized, after Death-This proved out of Hesiod,

Plato, Trismegist, Philo Biblius, the Translator of San-

choniathon, Plutarch, Tully-Baal, or Bel, or Belus, the

first deified King; hence Demons are called in Scripture,

Baalim-Demons and Heroes, how they differ-Demons,

called by the Romans Penates, Lares, as also Dii Ani-

males, Soul Gods-Another and a higher Kind of Demons,

such as never dwelt in Bodies: these answer to Angels, as

the other (viz. the Soul Demons) answer to Saints

CHAP. V.–The Manner and Way of worshipping the Demons

and retaining their presence, viz. by consecrated Images

and Pillars—That Images were as Bodies for Demons to

animate and dwell in-The Worshipping of Images and

Columns a piece of the Doctrines of Demons—This proved

out of Trismegist, Porphyry, Arnobius, Minucius Felix, &c.

-The Worshipping of Demons in their Reliques, Shrines,

and Sepulchrei, another piece of Demon Doctrine—That

the Gentiles' Temples were nothing but the Sepulchres of

dead Men—The gross Idolatry of the Egyptians ....

CHAP. VI.-A Recapitulation or Summary of the Doctrines

of Demons-How the Severals thereof are revived and

resembled in the Apostate Christian Church-That the

word “ Demon” is sometimes in Scripture taken according

to the Theology of the Gentiles, and not always for an

Evil Spirit-That it is so to be taken in the Text was the

Judgment of Epiphanius; an observable Passage quoted

out of him to this purpose.

CHAP. VII.-Why those words in the Description of the

Mystery of Godliness (received into Glory) are set last-

That praying to Saints glorified, as Mediators and Agents

for us with God, is Idolatry-For the Proof of this several

Grounds are laid down—To be prayed to " in Heaven,” to

present our Devotions to God, and to deal as an Agent and

Mediator between us and Him, is a “Prerogative" appro-

priate to Christ, a Flower of his Glory and Exaltation to

sit at God's right Hand, a Royalty incommunicable to any

other—That none but Christ our High Priest is to be an

Agent for us with God in the Heavens, was figured under

the Law, in that the High Priest alone had to do in the

most holy place, and there was to be Agent for the People

- That though Christ in regard of his Person was capable

of this God-like Glory and Royalty, yet it was the Will of

God that he should purchase it by suffering an unimitable

Death-This proved from several Testimonies of Scripture

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