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flee away, they fee no good. Eccles,12 5. - Man goeth to his long home, and

the mourners go about the streets. 2 Pet. 1.13. Tea, I think it meet, as long as I

am in this Tabernacie, to stir you up, by putting you in remembrance, V.14. Knowing, that shortly I must put off this

my Tabernacle, even as our Lord Fesus Christ.

halb shewed me. Pfal 37.37. Mark the perfect man, and behold

the upright, for tbe end of that man is peace. Job 27.8. But what is the hope of the hypocrite ,

though he have gained, when God taketh away

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II. of Fudgment. It is mainly necessary in order to the practise of Godlines, and ordering our conversation aright, that we firmly believe , and have frequent, deep, and serious medications of the day of judga ment.

In treating of which I shall enquire,

1. How we may be assured there is a judgment, to come?

2. who will be the Fudge at that great Alizes?

3. What will be the nature and manner of that, udgment ? Whas the judicial proceedings at thas,

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4. What the consequents of it?

For the first. The Scripture seems to hold forth unto us a i trafold judgment to come.

First, Particular, which followes immedialy after death. Thus is chac understood, Ecclef 12.7. Then fhall the dust-return 10 the carth, as it wils

, and the Spirit sball return to God whogave it,i.c, to be judged by him as the Chaldee Paraphrast doch well explain it. And that Historical Parable of Dives and {.azarus ihews how immediately afurthey were dead, the one went to Hell, che other to Abrahams bolom. That (I say } doch few, that every one particularly, when he diech, as judged, and receiveth either reward or pupifh

Secondly, General, e the end of the world. The cercainty of which may appear to us from chese Arguments,

1. From the voice of natural Canfciens, which is very sensible of it. Fælix tremblee. when. Raul preached of it, Aits 2 f. 25. And when he discoursed to the Alherians, those Lights of the Gentile world, Afts 17:31. Tha God hash appointed a day in the which he wil judr. ibe world in rightcau (nes, by that man whom k burb ordained; whereof he hath given assurances to all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead; found some who mocked when they hea. of the resurrection of the dead; bgc again the

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day of judgment none replied. So true it is which the same Apostle elsewhere saies of the Gentiles, who had but the light of Nature (and so a nataral Confcience) that they skew the work of the Las written in their hearts , their Consciences al

so bearing witnesse, and their thoughts the mean while accufing, or excufing one another, Rom. . 2.15.

2. From the Faftice of God, which requires it. God being the Fudge of the world, as well as the Creator, we may infallibly conclude be will judge the world in righteousneffe. But as the affairs of this present lite are ordered (though they lie under the disposition of Providence ) yet they shew no sign of an universal Fustise. Oftencimes the wicked flourish and prosper, while the righteous are afflicted and in misery. In this life Jothing more certain , chan chat rewards are not correspondent to the vertues, nor punishments proportionable to the fins of men. It cherefore

here be a Judge of the world (and that judge Se juf) there is a judgment to come in another world, and the effects thereof concern another ife. In that day there will

be a revelation of the ighteous judgment of God, Rom.2.5. God will

hen shew a perfe&t demonftration of his Fustice , ind men Shall discern between the righteous and be wicked, between him that serveth God and him hal fervetb him not, Mal. 3.18. 3. From the clear and manifest declaration of Q94

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of Fudgment.

591 the will of God. We have an exprelle mani therefore hath been already seen; the Fudge om of Gods will and purpose concernen harh appeared fi-ting on ie the books have been

3 Inent to come, Ecclef.12.14. For Gel ball already opened; the dead, small and great have Acts 17.30. But none God commanderb di is a farther assurance of the certainty of it, than thing, whether it be good, or whether it has sentation of it to the eye, in those Divine visions, every where to repent. V. 31. Becaufika kila ific had only been foretold, and to reprefented to

been seen, standing before him. Therepre

every work into judgment, web een

pointed a day in the which be will judge then the car

. righteousneje, by that man wibombe delimita No Doétrine more clear and funderament, Word of God, chan chac of Eternal we

is soko bat be the Francesco 4n eternall

state. fome of Gods servants in Divine wifos.

We see then there will be a day of judge 2. In the second place, let us enquire who that

that fizes; who shall set upon the Thrones before whose

we may expect our sentence

. 'The judiciary power is

one and the fame God; but the execution of this

şarment was white as fnow, and the bar

greut Al4. From a represeptation of it to the o Tribunal we shall all appear; from whole mouth caft d'ox, and the Ancient of daies dias, judging is commor to the three Perfons , being Daniel, Chap.7.9. I bebeld till the I been the power of God. The power and authority of Fy flame, and his wheels as burning fire, Vita Son; and roche Father and che Holy Ghoft will head like the pure neol; bw Throne og liker judiciary power is committed particularly to the fiery stream iffwed and came forth from before actually judge the world no otherwise but by him. Thousand Thowfands ministred unto him, aut He is ordained of God to be the judge of quick and Thousand times ten thousand stood before bim dead, Aas 10.42. He will judge the world by judgment was fet and the books were opened ibat man whom he hath ordained, &c. Ads 17. the dead fmall and great stand before God 1 milted all judgment to the Son. He hath giren likewise co Sr. Fehn, Rev. 20.12, AN! 31. The Father judgeth no man, but batb cons.

There is therefore an original, Jupream, judici. argpower, and a judiciary power delegated, de

the books, 46cording to their worksThe Thrived, given by commißion, Christ as God hach

ed, which is the book of life; and the delen

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therefore hath been already seen; the Fudge hach appeared fi cing on it ; the Books have been already opened; the dead, small and great have been seen, standing before him. The representation of it to the eye, in those Divine visions, is a farther assurance of the certainty of ic , than if it had only been foretold, and lo reprefented to the ear.

We see then there will be a day of judge ment,

2. In the second place, let us enquire who that Perfor is who shall be the fudge at that great alfizes; who shall set upon the Throne's before whose Tribunal we shall all appear; from whose mouth we may expect our sentence. 'The judiciary power is the power of God. The power and authority of judging is common to the three Perfons , being one and the fame God; but the execution of this judiciary power is committed particularly to the SOB; and so the Father and che Holy Ghoft will actually judge the world no otherwise but by him. He is ordained of Ged to be the judge of quick and dead, Acts 10.42. He will judge the world by that man whom he hath ordained, &c. Ets 17. 31. The 'Father judgeth no man, but barb consmitted all judgment to tbe son. He hash given kim authority to execute judgment, Jobo 5.22, 27. There is therefore an original, supream, judiciarry power, and a judiciary power delegated, derived, given by.commißion. Christ as God hach

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