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of the sons of God, &c. We our- Hymeneus and Philetus, who, conselves groan within ourselves, wait- cerning the truth, have erred, saying, ing for the adoption; to wit, the re- That the resurrection is past already; demption of our body.-Rom. viii. and overthrow the faith of some. -2 19, 23.
Tim. ii. 17, 18. And God hath both raised up the Not laying again the foundation, Lord, and will also raise up us by his- &c. of the resurrection of the dead.own power.--1 Cor. vi. 14.
Heb. vi. 1, 2. The resurrection of the dead proved Others were tortured, not acceptat large ; and with what bodies; and ing deliverance, that they might obthe manner of the resurrection.1 tain a better resurrection.—Heb. Cor. xv. 12–56.
xi. 35. That we should not trust in our- Thy wrath is come; and the time selves, but in God, which raiseth the of the deed, that they should be judgdead.-2 Cor. i. 9.
ed.-Rev. xi. 18. He which raiseth up the Lord I saw the souls of them that were Jesus, shall raise up us also by Je- beheaded for the witness of Jesus, sus; and shall present us vith
you. &c. and they lived and reigned with 2 Cor. iv. 14.
Christ a thousand years : but the rest The Holy Spirit of God, whereby of the dead lived not again until the ye are sealed unto the day of redemp- thousand years were finished. This tion.—Eph. iv. 30.
is the first resurrection : blessed and We look for the Saviour, the Lord holy is he that hath part in the first Jesus Christ; who shall change our resurrection; on such the second vile body, that it may be fashioned death hath no power, &c. And I saw like unto his glorious body, according the dead, small and great, stand beto the working whereby he is able fore God, &c. And the sea gave up eyen to subdue all things unto him- the dead which were in it; and death self.Phil. iii. 20, 21.
and hell (or the grave) delivered up: He is the head of the body, the the dead which were in them.—Rev. church; who is the beginning, the xx. 4-6. 12, 13. first-born from the dead, &c.-Col. i. 18.
CHAP. XXXIV. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall
OF CHRIST'S SECOND COMING TO THE with
appear him in glory.—Col. iji. 4.
JUDGMENT; AND RENDERING UNTO I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren,concerning them which
DEEDS DONE IN THE BODY, WHETHER, are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope : for if If thou doest well, shalt thou not be we believe that Jesus died and rose accepted ? and if thou doest not well, again, even so them also which sleep sin lieth at the door.-Gen. iv. 7. in Jesus will God bring with him. Shall not the judge of all the earth For this we say unto you by the word do right ?-Gen. xviii. 25. of the Lord, That we which are alive, The wicked is reserved to the day and remain unto the coming of the of destruction: they shall be brought Lord, shall not prevent them which forth to the day of wrath.-Job xxi. 30. are asleep: for the Lord himself shall I know that my Redeemer liveth, descend, &c. and the dead in Christ and that he shall stand at the latter shall rise first : then we which are day upon the earth.-- Job xix. 25. alive and remain, shall be caught up The ungodly shall not stand in together with them, &c.—1 Thess. iv. judgment; nor sinners in the congre13-17.
gation of the righteous.-Ps. i. 5.
GOOD OR BAD.
The wicked shall be turned into there shall be wailing and gnashing of hell, and all the nations that forget teeth : then shall the righteous shine God.-Ps. ix. 17.
forth as the sun, &c.-Matt. xiii. 40 God is Judge himself.-Ps. 1. 6. -43. 49, 50. Luke iii. 17.
Verily, there is a reward for the The Son of man shall come in the righteous; verily he is a God that glory of his Father, with his angels : judgeth in the earth.-Ps. lviii. 11. and then he shall reward every man
He cometh to judge the earth ; and according to his works.-Matt. xvi. 27. he shall judge the world with righte- Christ, by a similitude of the laousness, and the people with his truth. bourers in his vineyard, and the hir-Ps. xcvi. 13. xcviii. 9.
ing of some early for a penny a day, Shall not he render to every man ac- and afterwards others later, who were cording to his works -Prov. xxiv. 12. to have what was right, as the hirer
Rejoice, O young man in thy youth, judged fit; shewed God's free grace, &c. and walk in the ways of thine to give to those who came late as to heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: the others who bargained ; his justice but know thou, that for all these in giving to them what they agreed things God will bring thee into judg- for; but they murmured, expecting ment.-Eccles. xi. 9.
and then his grace to the For God shall bring every work others, saying, Is it not lawful for me into judgment, with every secret to do what I will with mine own?thing, whether it be good, or whether Matt. xx. 1—16. it be evil.-Eccles. xii. 14. iii. 17. There was a man who had not on a
Thine eyes are open upon all the wedding garment; and the king saith ways of the sons of men; to give unto him, Friend, how camest thou in every one according to his ways, and hither, not having a wedding garaccording to the fruit of his doings. ment? and he was speechless. Then Jer. xxxii
. 19. xvii. 10. Ezek. xviii. said the king to the servants, Bind xxxiii. 8, &c.
him hand and foot, and take him away, Agree with thine adversary, &c. and cast him into outer darkness; lest at any time thine adversary de- there shall be weeping, &c.—Matt. liver thee to the judge, &c.—Matt. xxii. 11-13. xxv. 30. v. 25, 26.
As the lightning cometh out of the Many will say unto me in that day, east, and shineth even unto the west ; Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied so shall also the coming of the Son in thy name? &c. Then will I pro- of man be, &c. And then shall appear fess unto them, I never knew you; the sign of the Son of man in heaven; depart from me ye that work iniquity, and then shall all the tribes of the Matt. vii. 22, 23. Luke xiii. 25–27. earth mourn: and they shall see the
Whosoever shall not receive you, Son of man coming in the clouds of &c. it shall be more tolerable for the heaven, with power and great glory: land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the and he shall send his angels, with a day of judgment than for that city.- great sound of a trumpet; and they Matt. x. 14, 15. xi. 21-25. xii. 41, 42. shall gather together_his elect from But I say
that every idle the four winds, &c. But of that day word that men shall speak, they shall and hour knoweth no man; no, not give account thereof in the day of the angels of heaven, but my Father judgment.—Matt. xii. 36.
only: but as the days of Noah were, So shall it be in the end of the so shall also the coming of the Son of world. The Son of man shall send man be; for as in the days that were forth his angels, and they shall gather, before the flood, they were eating and &c. them which do iniquity; and drinking, &c. Watch therefore, &c. shall cast them into a furnace of fire; be ye therefore ready also ; for in such
an hour as ye think not, the Son of Ye now therefore have sorrow, man cometh, &c.-Matt. xxiv. 27. but I will see you again, and your 30,31. 36–39. 42, &c. Luke xii. heart shall rejoice, &c.—John xvi. 22. 35, 36. xvii. 24. 1 Tim. vi. 14. The same Jesus, which is taken
When the Son of main shall come from you into heaven, shall so come in his glory, and all the holy angels in like manner as ye have seen him go with him, then shall he sit upon the into heaven.--Acts i. 11. throne of his glory; and before him He commanded us to preach unto shall be gathered all nations: and he the people ; and to testify, that it is he shall separate them one from another, which was ordained of God, to be the as a shepherd divideth his sheep from judge of quick and dead.--Acts x. 42. the goats: and he shall set the sheep He hath appointed a day, in the on his right hand, but the goats which he will judge the world in on the left. Then shall the King righteousness, by that man whom he say unto them on his right hand, hath ordained; whereof he hath given Come, ye blessed of my Father, in- assurance unto all men, in that he herit the kingdom prepared for you hath raised him from the dead.-Acts from the foundation of the world: for xvii. 31. I was an hungered, &c. Then shall And as he reasoned of righteoushe say unto them on the left hand, ness, temperance, and judgment to Depart from me, ye cursed, into ever- come, Felix trembled.--Acts xxiv. 25. lasting fire, prepared for the devil Thinkest thou this, Oman, that and his angels : for I was an hunger- judgest, &c. that thou shalt escape the ed, &c. and these shall go away into judgment of God? or despisest, &c. everlasting punishment; but the After thy hardness, and impenitent righteous into life eternal.- Matt. heart, treasurest up unto thyself xxv.31-33.35.41,42.46. Lukeiii. 17. wrath against the day of wrath; and
Hereafter shall ye see the Son of revelation of the righteous judgment man sitting on the right hand of of God, who will render to every man power, and coming in the clouds of according to his deeds : to them, who heaven.-Matt. xxvi. 64.
by patient continuance in well doing, Whosoever therefore shall be &c. eternal life; but unto them that ashamed of me, and of my words, in are contentious, &c. indignation and this adulterous and sinful generation; wrath, &c. upon every soul of man of him also shall the Son of man be that doeth evil, &c. but glory, honour, ashamed, when he cometh in the and peace, to every man that worketh glory of his father, with the holy good, &c. For there is no respect of angels.—Mark viïi. 38.
persons with God, &c. in the day The Father judgeth no man; but when God shall judge the secrets of hath committed all judgment unto the men by Jesus Christ, according to Son, that all men should honour the my gospel.-Rom. ii. 3. 5–11. 16. Son, &c. and hath given him autho- Is God unrighteous ? &c. God for, rity to execute judgment also, because bid; for then, how shall God judge he is the Son of man, &c. As I hear, the world ?-Rom. iii. 5, 6. I judge ; and my judgment is just, Why dost thou judge thy brother? because I seek not mine own will, &c. we shall all stand before the &c.-John v. 22, 23. 27. 30.
judgment seat of Christ: for it is He that rejecteth me, &c. hath one written, As I live, saith the Lord, that judgeth him: the word that I every knee shall bow to me, have spoken, the same shall judge tongue shall confess to God. So then, him in the last day.-- John xii. 48. every one of us shall give account of
I will come again and receive you. himself to God.-Rom. xiv. 10-12. John xiv. 3.
Isa. xlv. 23.
If any man build on this foundation heaven with his mighty angels, in gold, silver, &c. every man's work flaming fire, taking vengeance on them shall be made manifest, for the day that know not God, and that obey not shall declare it, because it shall be the gospel of our Lord Jesus; who revealed by fire; and the fire shall shall be punished with everlasting try every man's work, of what sort destruction from the presence of the it is, &c.—1 Cor. iii, 12–15. Lord, and from the glory of his
He that judgeth me, is the Lord: power.—2 Thess. i. 6–9. therefore judge nothing before the We beseech you, brethren, by the time, until the Lord come ; who both coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, will bring to light, the hidden things that ye be not soon shaken in mind, of darkness, &c. 1 Cor. iv. 4, 5. or troubled, &c. as that the day of Eph. v. 12–14.
Christ is at hand, let no man deceive Do ye not know, that the saints you by any means: for that day shall shall judge the world? &c. know ye not come, except there come a falling not that we shall judge angels - away first; and that man of sin be I Cor. vi. 2, 3.
revealed, the son of perdition.We must all appear before the 2 Thess. ii. 1-3. judgment seat of Christ, that every Until the illustrious appearing of one may receive the things done in our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Tim. vi. 14. his body, according to that he hath The Lord Jesus, who shall judge done, whether it be good or bad: the quick and the dead at his appearknowing, therefore, the terror of the ing, and his kingdom, &c. a crown of Lord, we persuade men.—2 Cor. v. righteousness, which the Lord, the 10, 11. 1 Cor. iii. 8.
righteous judge, shall give me at that When Christ, who is our life, shall day: and not to me only, but unto
with all them also that love his appearing. him in glory.- Col. iii. 4.
-2 Tim. iv. 1, 8. To the end he
your Looking for that blessed hope, and hearts unblameable in holiness, be- the glorious appearing of the great fore God, even our Father, at the God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Titus ii. 13. 2 Tim. i. 10. with all his saints. -1 Thess. iii. 13. Not laying again the foundation,
The Lord himself shall descend &c. of eternal judgment.-Heb. vi. 1,2. from heaven with a shout; with the It is appointed unto men once to voice of the archangel, and with the die, but after this the judgment. So trump of God.- 1 Thess. iv. 16, 17. Christ, &c. unto them that look for
For yourselves know perfectly, him, shall he appear the second time, that the day of the Lord so cometh without sin unto salvation.—Heb. ix. as a thief in the night: for when they 27, 28. shall say, Peace and safety, then sud- A certain fearful looking for of den destruction cometh upon them, judgment, and fiery indignation, as travail upon a woman with child; which shall devour the adversary, &c. and they shall not escape, &c. I pray It is a fearful thing to fall into the God your whole spirit, and soul and hands of the living God.—Heb. . body, be preserved blameless unto 27.31. the coming of our Lord.—1 Thess. Ye are come unto Mount Zion, &c. v. 2, 3. 23.
and to God the judge of all, &C. It is a righteous thing with God, Heb. xii. 22, 23. to recompense tribulation to them
Be patient therefore, brethren, unthat trouble you: and to you who are til the coming of the Lord, &c. for troubled, rest with us; when the the coming of the Lord draweth nigh, Lord Jesus shall be revealed from James v. 7, 8.
appear, then shall
That the trial of your faith, &c. Abide in him ; that when he shall might be found unto praise, and appear, we may have confidence, and honour, and glory, at the appearing not be ashamed before him at his of Jesus Christ, &c. The Father, coming.- John ii. 28. who, without respect of persons, That we may have boldness in the judgeth according unto every man's day of judginent; because as he is, works.-1 Pet. i. 7.13. 17. Ps. Ixii. 12. so are we.- 1 John iv. 17.
· Who shall give account to him The angels, which kept not their that is ready to judge the quick and first estate, he hath reserved in everthe dead ? &c. The end of all things lasting chains, under darkness, unto is at hand :' be ye therefore sober, the judgment of the great day, .&c. and watch unto prayer, &c. The Behold, the Lord cometh with ten time is come that judgment must thousands of his saints, to execute begin at the house of God : and if it judgment upon all, &c.-Jude 6.14,15. begin first at us, what shall the end Behold, he cometh with clouds, be of them that obey not the gospel and every eye shall see him; and of God? And if the righteous they also which pierced him, &c.scarcely be saved, where shall the Rev. i. 7. ungodly and the sinner appear?- I will give to every one of you 1 Pet. iv. 5. 7. 17, 18.
according to your works.- Rev. ii. 23. When the chief Shepherd shall And the heavens departed as a appear, ye shall receive a crown of scroll, &c. And the kings of the glory-i Pet. v. 4.
earth, and the great men, and the If God spared not the angels that rich men, and the chief captains, and sinned, but cast them down, &c. to mighty men, &c. hid themselves in be reserved unto judgment, &c. The the dens, and in the rocks of the Lord knoweth how to deliver the mountains, and said to the mountains godly out of temptation, and to re- and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us serve the unjust unto the day of from the face of him that sitteth on judgment, to be punished.--2 Pet. the throne, and from the wrath of ii. 4. 9.
the Lamb ; for the great day of his There shall come in the last day, wrath is come ; and who shall be scoffers, walking after their own lusts, able to stand ? - Rev. vi. 14-17. and saying, Where is the promise of Mark xiii. 31. his coming? For since the fathers The nations were angry; and thy fell asleep, all things continue as wrath is come, and the time of the they were from the beginning, &c. dead that they should be judged ; The heavens and the earth, which and that thou shouldest give reward are now by the same word, are kept unto thy servants the prophets. in store, reserved unto fire, against Rev. xi. 18. xiv. 7. the day of judgment, and perdition I saw a great white throne, and of ungodly men, &c. One day is him that sat on it; from whose face with the Lord as a thousand years; the earth and the heaven fled away, and a thousand years as one day, &c. &c. and I saw the dead, small and But the day of the Lord will come as great, stand before God; and the a thief in the night; in which the books were opened, &c. and the dead heavens shall pass away with a great were judged out of those things which? noise, &c. Seeing then that all these were written in the books, according things shall be dissolved, what man- to their works.- Rev. xx. 11, 12. 15. ner of persons ought ye to be ? &c. Beh ld, I come quickly, and my Looking for and hastening onto the reward is with me; to give every coming of the day of God.-- 2 Pet. mau according -as his work shall be, iii. 3, 4.7, 8. 10–12. Ps. cii.25,26. &c. and the Spirit and the Bride say,