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shall be raised up with the self-fame bodies, and none other, although with different qualities, which shall be united again to their souls for ever.

III. The bodies of the unjust shall, by the power of Christ, be raised to dishonour; the bodies of the just, by his Spirit, unto honour, and be made conformable to his own glorious body

dead shall be raised incorrupti- III. g Acts 24. 15.

And ble, and we shall be changed. have hope towards God, which

f Job 19. 26, 27. And they themselves also allow, though after my skin, worms de- that there hall be a resurrec. stroy this body, yet in my flesh tion of the dead, both of the shall I see God: Whom I shall just and unjust. John 5. 28, see for myself, and wine eyes 29. Marvel not at this : fur shall behold, and not another; the hour is coming, in the though my reins be consumed which all that are in the graves within me. I Cor. 15. 42, 43, Thall hear his voice, and shall 44. So also is the resurrection of come forth; they that have the dead. It is sown in cor- done good, unto the resurrecruption, it is raised in incor- tion of life ; and they that ruption: It is sown in disho. have done evil, unto the renour, it is raised in glory : It is furrection of damnation. Phil. sown in weakness, it is raised 3. 21. Who shall change our in power: It is fown a natural vile body, that it may be fashbody, it is raised a spiritual ioned like unto his glorious body. There is a natural bo- body, according to the working dy, and there is a spiritual whereby he is able even to fuba. body.

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CH A P. XXXIII.

Of the last Judgment.

OD hath appointed a day, wherein he will

judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Chrift", to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father'. In which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judgea; but likewise all persons, that have lived upon earth, fhall appear before the tribunal of Christ, 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".

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1. a Acts 17. 31. Because he 6. And the angels which kept hath appointed a day in the not their first estate, but left which he will judge the world their own habitation, he hath in righteousness, by that man referved in everlasting chains whom he hath ordained ; under darkness, unto the judg. whereof he hath given afsur- ment of the great day. 2 Pet.

all men, in that 2. 4. For if God spared not he hath raised him from the the angels that finned, but dead.

cast them down to hell, and b John 5. 22, 27. For the delivered them into chains of Father judgeth no man; but darkness, to be reserved unto hathi committed all judgment judgment. unto the Son:And hath given d 2 Cor. 5. 10. For we must. him authority to execute judge. all appear before the judgment ment also, because he is the seat of Christ, that every one Son of man.

may receive the things done ci Cor. 6. 3. Know ye not in his body, according to that that we shall judge angels ? he hath done, whether it be How much more, things that good or had. Eccles. 12. 14. pertain to this life? Jude verse For God shall bring every

II. The end of God's appointing this day is for the manifestation of the glory of hi: mercy, in the eternal salvation of the elect ; and of his justice, in the 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 refreshing which shall come from the presence of the Lord : But the

work into judgment with f Rom. 2. 5, 6. But after every secret thing, whether thy hardness and impenitent it be good, or whether it be heart, creatureft up unto thyself evil. Rom. 2. 16. In the day wrath against the day of wrach, when God shall judge the and revelation of the righteous secrets of men by Jesus Christ, judgment of God; who will according to my gospel Rom. render to every man according 14. 10, 12. But why dost thou to his deeds. 2 Theff. 1. 7. 8. judge thy brother? or why The Lord Jesus shall be reveale dost thou set at nought thy ed from heaven with his mighty brother? for we shall all stand angels, in flaming fire, taking before the judgment feat of vengeance on them that know Christ. So then every one of not God, and that o'ry not the us shall give account of him- gospel of our Lord Jesus Chrift. self to God. Mat. 12. 36, 37. Rom.9. 22. But I say unto you, that every g Mat. 25. 31, 32, 33, 34: idle word that men shall speak, When the Son of man mall they shall give account thereof come in his glory, and all the in the day of judgment. For holy angels with him, then by thy words thou shalt be jusa fhall he sic upon the throne of tified, and by thy words thou his glory. And before him thalt be condemned.

tball be gathered all nations ; 11. e Rom. 9. 23. And that and he Mall separate them one he might make known the from the other, as a fhepherd riches of his glory on the vessels divideth bis sheep from the of mercy, which he had afore goats : And he hall set the prepared unto glory. Mat. sheep on his right hand, hut 25. 21. His Lord said unto the goats on the left.

Then him, Well done thou good and shall the King fay unto them faithful servant; thou hast been on his right hand. Come ye faithful over a few things, I blefred of my father, inherit will make thee ruler over many the kingdom prepared for you things, enter thou into the joy from the foundation of the of chy Lord.

world. Acts 3. 19. 'Times of

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wicked, who know not God, and obey not the gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into eternal torments, and be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power".

III. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of judgment, both to deter all men from sin, and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity":

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refreshing shall come from the be found of him in peace, presence of the Lord. 2 Thess, without spot and blameless. 2 1. 7. And to you who are Cor. 5. II. Knowing there. troubled, rest with us, when fore the terror of the Lord, the Lord Jesus shall be revealed we persuade men; but we are from heaven, with his mighty made manifest unto God, and I angels.

trust also, are made manifest h Mat. 25. 41, 46. Then in your consciences. 2 Theff. fall he say also unto them on 1. 5, 6, 7. W bich is a mani.. the left hand, Depart from me, fest token of the righteous .ye cursed, into everlasting fire, judgment of God; that ye prepared for the devil and his may be counted worthy of angels. And these fall

go the kingdom of God, for which away into everlasting punish- ye also suffer : Seeing it is a.

2 Theff. 1. 9. Who righteous thing with God to fhall be punished with everlaste recompense tribulation to them ing destruction from the pre- that trouble 'you ;-And to fence of the Lord, and from you who are troubled, reft with the glory of his power. Ifa. 66. us, when the Lord Jesus fhall: 24. For their worm shall not be revealed from heaven with die, neither thall their fire be his mighty angels. Luke 21. quenched

And then shail they III. i 2 Pet. 3. 19, 14. See- see the Son of man coming ing then that all these things in a cloud with power and shall be diffolved, what man

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And when these ner of persons ought ye tu ke things begin to come to pass, in all holy conversation and then look up, and lift up your godliness? Wherefore, belov: heads ; for your redemption ed, seeing that ye look for such draweth nigh. things, be diligent that ye may

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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 Lord will come; and may be ever prepared to say, Come, Lord Jesus, come quicklyk. Amen.

k See Mat. 24. 36, 42, 43, bout, and your lights burning; 44. Mark 13. 35, 36, 37. and ye yourselves like unto Watch ye therefore, for ye men that wait for their Lord, know not when the master of when he will return from the the house cometh; at even, or wedding, that when he cometh at midnight, or at the cock and knocketh, they may open crowing, or in the morning; unto him immediately. Rev. left coming suddenly, he find 22. 20 He which testifieth you sleeping And what I say these thing: faith, Surely I unto you, I say unto all, come quickly. Amen. Even Watch. Luke 12. 35, 36. fo come Lord Jesus, let your loino be girded 2

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