The chief employment of the Millennium, DEVOTION and CONTEMPLATION.
WE have now done with the substance of our
Discourse: which is comprehended in these
I. After the Conflagration of this World, there will be
New Heavens and a New Earth: And that Earth
will be inhabited.
II. That there is an happy Millennial state; Or a future
kingdom of Christ and his Saints, prophesied of and
promis'd in the Old and New Testament: and receiv'd by the Primitive Church, as a Christian and
III. That this blessed Millennial state, according as it is
describ'd in Scripture, cannot take place in the present Earth, nor under the present constitution of
Nature and Providence: But is to be celebrated in
the New Heavens and New Earth, after the Conflagration.
These three Propositions support this Work; and
if any of them be broken, I confess my design is broken, and this Treatise is of no effect. But what remains to be spoken to in these last Chapters, is more
circumstantial or modal; and an error or mistake in
such things, does not wound any vital part of the argument. You must now therefore lay aside your severity, and rigorous censures; we are very happy, if,
in this life, we can attain to the substance of truth:
and make rational conjectures concerning modes and
circumstances; where every one hath a right to offer