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Chapter 32

Of the Last Judgment

Paras  
1 I. The concept of the last judgement
  A. Its scriptural summary (derived from Acts 17:31)
 

1. Its author: “God” (the Father)

 

2. Its occasion: “an appointed day”

 

3. Its object: “the world”

 

4. Its manner: “in righteousness”

 

5. Its mediator: “by Jesus Christ”

  B. Its messianic instrumentality (John 5:21-23)
  C. Its absolute universality
  D. Its dual activity: “giving and receiving”
2 II. The goal of the last judgement
  A. The identity of the goal
 

1. The manifestation of God’s mercy in the salvation of the elect

 

2. The manifestation of God’s justice in the damnation of the reprobate

  B. The realization of the goal
 

1. For the righteous

 

2. For the wicked

3 III. The impact of the last judgement (practically and presently)
  A. Of what is known and certain about the judgement
 

1. It is a deterrent from sin for all men

 

2. It is a consolation in adversity for the saints

  B. Of what is unknown and uncertain about the judgement
 

1. Watchfulness against sin (Luke 12:35-40)

 

2. Eagerness for Christ’s coming (Rev 22:20)

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p. 414-415. Used by permission.

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