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CHAP. XXXII.

Of the Last Judgement.

1. God hath appointed a Day wherein he will judge the world in Righteousness, by 484484Act. 17.31. Joh. 5.22,27.Jesus Christ; to whom all power and judgement is given of the Father; in which Day not only the 4854851 Cor. 6.3. Jud. 6.Apostate Angels shall be judged; but likewise all persons that have lived upon the Earth, shall appear before the Tribunal of Christ; 486486 2 Cor. 5.10. Eccles. 12.14. Mat. 12.36. Rom. 14.10,12. Mat. 25.32. &c.to give an account of their Thoughts, Words, and Deeds, and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil.

2. The end of Gods appointing this Day, is for the manifestation of the glory of his Mercy, in the Eternal Salvation of the Elect; 487487 Rom. 9.22,23.and of his Justice in the Eternal damnation of the Reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient; for then shall the Righteous go into Everlasting Life, and receive that fulness of Joy, and Glory, with everlasting reward, in the presence 488488Mat. 25.21,34. 2 Tim. 4.8.of the Lord: but the wicked who know not God, and obey not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into Eternal torments, and 489489Mat. 25.46. Mar. 9.48. 2 Thes. 1.7,8,9,10.punished with everlasting destruction, from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

3. As Christ would have us to be certainly perswaded that there shall be a Day of judgement, both 490490 2 Cor. 5.10,11.to deter all men from sin, and for the greater 491491 2 Thes. 1.5,6,7.consolation of the godly, in their adversity; so will he have that day unknown to Men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour, the 492492 Mar. 13.35,36,37. Luk. 13.35,36. [Note: It appears that the reference to Luke 13:35,36 in the original manuscript is an error (Luke 13:36 does not exist). Most modern versions have Luke 12:35-40.]Lord will come; and may ever be prepared to say, 493493 Rev. 22.20.Come Lord Jesus, Come quickly, Amen.


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