Answer to a Jesuit. Chapter 6: Of Purgatory

It is for him to fear death, that is not willing to go unto Christ : it is for him to be unwilling to go unto Christ, who doth not believe that he beginneth to reign with Christ. For it is written, that the just doth live by faith. If thou be just, and livest by faith, if thou dost truly believe in God, why, being to be with Christ, and being secure of the Lord’s promise, dost not thou embrace the message whereby thou art called unto Christ, and rejoicest that thou shalt be rid of the devil? Simeon said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation.

By James Ussher

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