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spect of persons." And Jesus Christ showed plainly that when his spiritual reign should take place, (which is now in being over all nations,) be should judge and reward all men according to the same unchangeable law of God: see Matth. Xvi, 27, 6. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his. Father, with his angels ; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Every person therefore, may, be assured he will receive of Jesus Christ (who now reigns), according to his works.. If you are merciful, my friends; if you are in ą. ,
a spirit of habitual love and benevolence to all men, if you readily and freely forgive every injury; if you are in the practice of listening to the cries of the poor and distressed, and rejoice to have it in your power to relieve the afflicted, and use every opportunity, in your power to do it, and exercise that same mercy to others, that you wish others to exercise towards you; if you do thus for Jesus Christ's sake, because he has set the example, and commanded you so to do, then you may look to Jesus, and you find him merciful, and be
. nevolent, and forgiving, you may cry, to him for what you need, and he will appear to listen to your-complaints, and you will feel him in your heart, ready to relieve your afflictions, and
you have all reason to expect that he will smooth your pillow, in the hour of death, and that you shall die, in full hope of a glorious resurrection to immortality and eternal life. But if you walk contrary to this; if you shut up your bowels of compassion against your fellow-men; if you can stop your ears at the cry of the needy; if you retain a spirit of hatred and revenge against those who injure you; in short, if you do not regulate your heart
, and life, and conversation, by the example and precepts
of Jesus Christ, but walk in the im. agination of your own foolish heart; then, in the time of your calamity and distress, you may call upon Jesus, but he will not answer you ; but he
will seem to you to be just as cruel, and as unmerciful, and as little benevolent towards you, as you have been towards your fellow-men; and if you shall not have suffered enough before the time of your death, to reform your cruel, wicked. heart, he will appear to you to be against you in the hour of death, and you will probably be shut up, in that distressing hour, in despair of future and eternal salvation ; for he has said : “ What measure ye
mete with all, it shall be measured to you again."
Now, let no person say in his heart : Well, whereas all men will finally be saved, it will make no difference finally, whether I live righteously or wickedly, I will therefore live as wickedly as I list.
Now, I do not know as there is a person in creation who forms such a conclusion from these premises, and I doubt whether there are many at least; but whereas, other christians say that the wicked think so: if one does think so, I have to tell him that he is grossly deceived in two particulars, viz.: first, that he thinks the way of sin is more pleasant than the way of obedience, whereas the way of sin is the way of disquiet and mise. ry; while the way of obedience is the pleasant way of peace. Again, he does not remember that if he does not quickly forsake his wicked way, he must endure stripes enough to reform his stubborn heart, and that "it is a fearful thing (in this case) to fall into the Hands of the living God." Thy wickedness, O sinner, will overtake thee, sooner or later, if thou continuest treasuring of it up. Leave off thy sins, therefore, voluntarily, and look to Jesus, believing in that gift of God which is eternal life upon all men beyond all rewards and punishments.
ERRATA.': Page 21, 18 lines from bottom, for men, read "all men." Page 46, 5 lines from top, for know how, read, 66 know not how." Page 59, 11 lines from bottom, for day, read " dry." Page 74, 4 lines from top, for Gallatians, read " Colossians. " Page 131, 8 lines from bottom, for days, read “ dogs."
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