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the first , together with the Fat ber and Holy Ghost. Christ as man hath the second, from the Father exprefly, from the Holy Ghost concomitanthy. John 5.27. All power is gives him in Heaven and earth, because he is the son of man. The Fatber therefore who is only God, and never cook upon him either the nature of men ar
or Angels , judgeth no mar, ( and the same reafor reachech also to sbe Holy Ghost ) but barb committed all judgment to the Son. And the refox why he bach committed it unto him, is, because he is not only the Son of God, (and fo truly God) but also the son of man, and fo truly man. And because,
1. He is the for of man, who fuffered fa mucho for the fines of man, He humbled himself, and bocame obediens ta death, even the deasb of the Crod
, wherefore God harb highly exalted kim, and given him a Name, which is above every Name : The at the Name of Fofus every knee should bow, o things in Heaven, & things in earth, things under the earth. And that every tongue should cos faffe that Fesus Christ is Lord, so the Glory of God the Father, Phil.2,8,9,10,11. So Rom. 14. 11. For it is written, as I live faith the Lord, every knee shall bom to me, every tongue fel camfeß to God. Both which places have reference co1f1.45.23. I have worn by my self, the word is gone out of my month in righteousneffe, 428 shall not return, that usto me every knee fall bee.
So that this Prophefie receiveth not its full and fit nal accomplifbmeni till the day of judgment. As Christ in his humane nature was unjustly judged, o in that nat we shall be juftly judge. Achis first coming he was not a finner, but he came in the zarb of a finner , in the fimilitude of sinful flesh, Rom 8.3. But at the day of judgment he half come as one discharged of that debt and burden, vitbout fin. Heb. 9. 28. And as one bighly hea goured by God the Father.
2. Because God making a general judgment , vill have a visible judge, which all they which hall be judged may see. John 5.27. And hath
iven him authority to execute judgment also, bem Cause he is the son of man, and every eye shall see vim. God is invisible ; the son of map there. ore will be Fudge, who will fo appear as to be een both of those whom heshill crown, and those yhom he hall condemn.
The Son of max therefore being represented n the Scriptures, as making the great decretory eparation between Man and man; as an husbandpan feparacing the wheat sometimes from the haffe, sometimes from the tares; as a fifherman achering the good fish, cafting the bad away, as
bridegroom receiving the rise, excluding the Coolith virgins; as a Master diftinguishing the serants of his Family, rewarding the faithful, pu-, Pishing the unprofitable ; as a shepherd dividing bis seep from the goats , placing one on the right
hand, the other on the left : It will from there? follow, that the fame Son of man' (who is also the Son of God, God and man in the same perfon is appointed fudge of the world. Of Christs first coming indeed ies said, Fohn 3.17. God (en not, his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. Hi came not then as a Fudge, but as a Redeemer; but his second coming will be co judgerbe quick and the dead.
We have seen who shall be the Fudge.
3. It followes in the nexe place, that we erquire into the nature and manner of this judg:ment.
And here we shall speak,
I. The preparations for the Fudg's approad, the Scripture sets down in these two Partici lars. 1.1. The Arch-Angels Trumpes, by whicha the world shall be ! as it were ) fummoned to a pear betore Christs Tribunal. i Thel. 4.16 Fr the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with. fout, with the voice of the Arch-Angel, and wu: the Trump of God, and the dead in Chrift bed rise firft. M21.24.31. And he shall send bis As gels with a great found of a Trumpet, and they fou gather together his Elečt from she four winds, frus one end of Heaven torbe other. At che giving
the Law, the voice of the Trumpet was exceeding lood; bot whac a terrible blast will this be? Such as shall be heard all the world over, starta ling the dead out of cheir graves, and summoning the whole world to come to judgment.
2. The sign of the Son of man. What that is, we cannot certaixly ceil, till experience mani. felt it. loterpreters probably conjecture, it will be fome mighty brightnesse , some forerunning beams of Majesty and Glory which shall darken the great Luminaries of the world, and strike a ter. TONY into the hearts of men. I. Let us consider the nature and manner
of this great judgment. The Scripture represents it tous, under a formal, judiciary proceffe, where, in,
1. The Fudge himself will appear exceeding zlorious, adorn'd with Majesty, and cloached with unpakeable luftre: He will come with power and greai glory, Mat.24 30. Even the Glory of obes Father, Mat. 16.27. The Glory of a thousand Suns made into one , will be nothing to thac yherein Christ shall appear in mans nacore ac chat great day. The beams of his Glory Ahall da. cle the eyes of finners, and delight the eyes of Saints. when bis Glory shall be revealed, the 3 sints fhuill be glad with exceeding joy, 1 Pet.
2. His attendance will be very glorious. The glorious Angels Thall be Chriks attendants ac
that day. If at the time of his nativity, 16tation, paffion, refurrection, assention they readily gave him their attendance, how much more shall chey do it at this great day? Mit.35. 31. 'Tis said, the son of man fhad come in ki Glory, and all the holy Angels with him. Andi all the Angels must wait oa Chrift, the number will be exceeding great, and the train will be exceeding glorious. What Glory fhill be in chat day when the servants of the judge thill be Angels of power,' every one tronger etian an caribly Army; Angels, whose countenances ar? like Lightning, and as much exceed in Glory che greatest Emperor in the world in his bigse, pomp, as the San doch a Clodof earth. O box great, how illustrious will the splendour of this appearance be when the Judge coming is the cloud thall come thus accended? 4.3. There will be a Throwe fet, a Tribune, judgment feat ereditrd Mar. 19:28. And Fes Jaid unto them, verily i fay unto you, thut ge whics bave followed me in the regeneration, when the sus of man fhall fit in the Throne of his Glory, see:
hall fit upon twelve Thrones', judging the inek Tribes of Israel. And that this Throne is a ser not only of Majef,, buc judicaturt, may for ther appear by Rom. 14. 10. But why doft tiss judge thy brother? or why doft thou set at nové thy brother ? we fhill all ft and before the judz 18* feat of Christ. And 2 Cor.5.10. For we ma?