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Christ, as Assessors, in judging Devils and wicked Men : 1 Cor. vi. 2. 3. ! Do ye not know that the • faints shall judge the world !--know ye not that we shall judge angels ?' Psal. xlix. 14. The upright shall have dominion over them in the mor. ning.'
And cxlix. 6. 7. 8. 9. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; to execute ven.
geance upon the heathen, and punishments upon " the people; to bind their kings with chains,
and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written this honour have all his faints.'
It will be the Lot of the Wicked in the Judg. ment, to be openly disowned and condemned by Jesus Christ. And that will be done, by Sentence pronounced and published with his Mouth, from the Throne: Matth. vii. 23. ' And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you : depart * from me, ye that work iniquity.' Chap. xxv. 41. That Sentence will be, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels, Matth. xxv. 41. The Grounds on which they will be condemned, are, their Sins and Ungodlinels in their Hearts, Lips, and Lives : Rom. ii. 16. ' In the day when God shall judge
the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.' Jude 14. 15. ' Behold, the Lord cometh, with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them, of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches, which ungodly finners have spoken against him.' The Evidence on which their Condemnation shall proceed, will be,
elear Evidence, and full Conviction of their own Consciences : Rom. ii. 15. ( Which shew the work
of the law written in their hearts, their conscience
also bearing witness, and their thoughts the I mean while accusing, or else excusing one another.' vers. 16. Jude 14. 15. above cited.
The particular Place and Time of the general Judgment are not known to Men: Luke xvii. 37.
And they answered and said unto him. Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.' 1 Thef. v. 1. 2. ' But of the times
and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that: ! I write unto you. For yourselves know-per
fectly, that the day of the Lord so cometh as a
thief in the night.' The Time of it is kept se. cret, that Men may watch, and be always ready: Matth. xxiv. 42. Watch therefore, for ye know
not what hour your Lord doth come. verf. 44. ! Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour
think not, the Son of man cometh.' Immediately after the Judgment, follows the full Execution of the Sentences, and the End of the World by the general Conflagration : Matth. xxv. ult. And these shall go away into everlast.
ing punishment : but the righteous into life e! ternal.' 1 Cor. xv. 24. 25. Then cometh the
end, when he shall have delivered up the king, dom to God even the Father ; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all
enemies under his feet. Compared with 2 Pet. iii. id.' The day of the Lord will come as a
thief in the night ; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements
"fall melt with fervent heat; the earth also, and • the works that are therein, shall be burnt up." But God will make new Heavens and a new Earth : 2 Pet. iii. 13. 'Nevertheless we, according to his
promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, « wherein dwelleth 'righteousness.'
The Party that shall go off first from the Place of the Judgment, is, the Damned, the Saints seeing all their Enemies turn their Backs, Matth. xxv. ult. forecited. The fearful Sentence will be put in Execution against them, in their being cast out from the favourable Presence of God, and the glorious Fellowship of Christ, his Saints and Angels, into Hell: Rev. xx. ult. . And whosoever was not « found written in the book of life, was cast into
the lake of fire. Compared with Matth. xxv. 41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left • hand, Depart from me, ye cutsed, into ever
lafting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.' And Luke xvi. 26. 'And besides all this between
us and you there is a great gulf fixed : so that they which would pass from hence to you, can
neither can they pafs to us, that would • come from thence. And they will be punished there with unspeakable Torments both of Body and Soul: 2 Thef.i. 7. 8.9. ' The Lord Jesus shall • be revealed from heaven, with his mighty an
gels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them • that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be
pu. "nished with everlasting destruction from the pre• fence of the Lord, and from the glory of his
power. These their Torments will never have an End: Mark ix. 43. 44. ' If thy hand offend, thec, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter
into life maimed, than having two hands, to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenchsed: where their worm dieth not, and the fire
is not quenched.' Rev. xx. 10. And the de. i vil that deceived them, was cast into the lake of « fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false
prophet are ; and shall be tormented day and
night, for ever and ever.' - And in that their miserable State, for Eternity, they will have the Society of the Devil and his Angels, Matth. xxv. 41. forecited.
The completing Benefit of Christ's Purchase Believers shall receive after the Judgment, is, that they shall be made perfectly blessed, in full enjoying of God to all Eternity: They will go away with Christ, after the Judgment, into Heaven, the Seat of the Blessed : 1 Thel. iv. 17. • Then we which are alive and remain, fhall be 'caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air : and so fhall we e. ver be with the Lord.' Matth. xxv, ult. The
righteous shall go away into life eternal.' Psal. xlv. 15. With gladness and rejoicing shall they • be brought : they shall enter into the king's pa
lace. And they will be there, in a state of perfect Blessedness, or compleat Happiness, both in Soul and Body : Matth. xiii. 43. * Then fhall
the righteous thine forth as the sun, in the king
dom of their Father.' They will be made perfectly blessed, or compleatly happy, in their be. ing for ever freed from all Sin and Misery, Want and Imperfection, and filled to the Brim with all their Souls can defire : Eph. v. 25. 26. 27. Christ
loved the church, and gave himself for it: that ? he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing
6 of water by the word, that he might present it
to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish.'
Rev. xxi. 4. And God fall wipe away all tears from their
eyes ; and there shall be no more death, neither ' forrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any
more pain : for the former things are passed a ' way.' verf. 7. 'He that overcometh, fall in. • herit all things; and I will be his God, and he • shall be my son.' Chap. vii. 16. 17. 'They • shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, 6 neither shall the sun light on them, nor any
heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters : and God shall wipe
away all tears from their eyes. What shall make them perfectly blessed, or compleatly happy, is, full enjoying of God to all Eternity: Pfal. xvi. ult. ' In thy presence is fulness of joy, at thy
right hand there are pleasures for evermore. And xvii. ult. As for me, I will behold thy face
in righteousness : I shall be satisfied, when I a.
wake, with thy likeness. Rev. xxi. 7. above cited. They will enjoy God in Heaven, by Sight of the divine Glory, to the compleat satisfying of their Understanding; and by Experience of the divine Goodness, to the compleat satisfying of their Will: Matth. v. 8. ' Blessed the pure in
heart: for they shall see God.' Compared with Psal. xvii. ult. above cited. Rev. vii. 16. 17. forecited. The Sight they will have of the divine Glory, is, a full and clear Knowledge of God, as by seeing Face to Face: Exod. xxxiii. 18. "And Moses said, I beseech thee, fhew me thy