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A75693 An argument proving, that according to the covenant of eternal life revealed in the Scriptures, man may be translated from hence into that eternal life, without passing through death altho the humane nature of Christ himself could not be thus translated till he had passed through death. Asgill, John, 1659-1738. 1700 (1700) Wing A3926; ESTC R208477 45,123 107

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