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eth for a little time, and then vanisheth death: O death, I will be thy plagues;
Pass the time of your sojourning from the dead, &c. I am the God of here in fear.—1 Pet. i. 17.
Abraham, &c. God is not the God I beseech you, as strangers and of the dead, but the God of the livpilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts.- ing.–Matt. xxii. 31, 32. Luke xx. 1 Pet. ii. 11. 1 Chron. xxix. 15. 35. 37, 38.
Knowing that shortly I must put Many bodies of the saints which off this my tabernacle; even as our slept, arose at the death of Christ.Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.- Matt. xxvii. 52. 2 Pet, i. 14.
Thou shalt be recompensed at the Blessed are the dead which die in resurrection of the just.-Luke xiv. 14. the Lord, from henceforth: yea, saith The hour is coming, in which all the Spirit, that they may rest from that are in the graves shall hear his their labours; and their works do fol- voice, and shall come forth: they that low them.-Rev. xiv. 13.
have done good, unto the resurrecBlessed are those servants whom tion of life, &c.—John v. 28, 29. the Lord when he cometh shall find I should lose nothing ; but should watching.-Luke xii. 37, 38. raise it up again at the last day, &c.
and I will raise him up at the last CHAP. XXXIII. day.John vi. 39, 40. 44,45.
I know that he shall rise again in OF THE RESURRECTION OF
the resurrection at the last day, Jesus THE DEAD.
said unto her, I am the resurrection So man lieth down, and riseth not : and the life ; he that believeth in me, till the heavens be no more they shall &c.-John xi. 24-26.. not awake.—Job xiv. 12.
Because I live, ye shall live also.I know that my Redeemer liveth, John xiv. 19. &c. and though after my skin, worms They taught the people; and destroy this body, yet in my flesh preached, through Jesus, the resurshall I see God; whom I shall see rection from the dead.-Acts iv. 2. for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, And when they heard of the resurand not another.-Job xix. 25–27. rection from the dead, some mocked. Ps. xlix. 15.
-Acts xvii. 32. I shall be satisfied when I awake of the hope and resurrection from with thy likeness.—Ps. xvii. 15. the dead I am called in question, &c.
He will swallow up death in vic- The Sadducees say, There is no resurtory, &c.—Isa. xxv. 7, 8.
rection, neither angel, nor spirit: but Thy dead men shall live: together the Pharisees confess both.-Acts with my dead body shall they arise. xxiii. 6. 8. xxiv. 21. Awake, and sing, ye that dwell in. They themselves also allow that dust: for thy dew is as the dew of there shall be a resurrection of the herbs; and the earth shall cast out dead, both of the just and unjust.the dead.—Isa. xxvi. 19.
Acts xxiy. 15. And many that sleep in the dust of Why should it be thought a thiog the earth shall awake: some to ever- incredible with you, that God should lasting life, and some to shame, &c. raise the dead ?-Acts xxvi. 8. Thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at God who quickeneth the dead, &c. the end of the days.—Dan. xii. 2.13. -Rom, iv. 17.
I will ransom them from the power The earnest expectation of the of the grave; I will redeem them froin creature waiteth for the manifestation
of the sons of God, &c. We our- Hymeneus and Philetus, who, conselves groan within ourselves, wait- cerning the truth, have erred, saying, ing for the adoption; to wit, the re- That the resurrection is past already; demption of our body.-Rom. viii. and overthrow the faith of some.19. 23.
2 Tim. ii. 17, 18. And God hath both raised up the Not laying again the foundation, Lord, and will also raise up us by his &c. of the resurrection of the dead.own power.—1 Cor. vi. 14.
Heb. vi. 1, 2. The resurrection of the dead proved Others were tortured, not acceptat large; and with what bodies; and ing deliverance, that they might obthe manner of the resurrection.—1 tain a better resurrection. —Heb. Cor. xv. 12–56.
xi. 35. That we should not trust in our Thy wrath is come ; and the time selves, but in God, which raiseth the of the deed, that they should be judgdead.—2 Cor. i. 9.
ed.—Rev. xi. 18. He which raiseth up the Lord I saw the souls of them that were Jesus, shall raise up us also by Je- beheaded for the witness of Jesus, sus; and shall present us with you. &c. and they lived and reigned with - 2 Cor. iv. 14,
Christ a thousand years: but the rest The Holy Spirit of God, whereby of the dead lived not again until the ye are sealed unto the day of redemp- thousand years were finished. This tion.-Eph. iv. 30.
is the first resurrection : blessed and We look for the Saviour, the Lord holy is he that hath part in the first Jesus Christ; who shall change our resurrection ; on such the second vile body, that it may be fashioned death hath no power, &c. And I saw like unto his glorious body, according the dead, small and great, stand beto the working whereby he is able fore God, &c. And the sea gave up even to subdue all things unto him. the dead which were in it; and death self.-Phil. iii. 20, 21.
and hell (or 'the grave) delivered up He is the head of the body, the the dead which were in them.-Rev. church; who is the beginning, the xx. 4–6. 12, 13. first-born from the dead, &c.—Col. i. 18.
CHAP. XXXIV. When Christ, who is our life, shall
OF Christ's SECOND COMING TO appear, then shall ye also appear
THE JUDGMENT; AND RENDERwith him in glory.--Col. iii. 4. I would not have you to be igno
ING TO HIS DEEDS DONE IN THE rant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ve sorrow not, even BODY, WHETHER GOOD OR BAD. as others which have no hope: for if If thou doest well, shalt thou not be we believe that Jesus died and rose accepted? and if thou doest not well, again, even so them also which sleep sin lieth at the door.--Gen. iv. 7. in Jesus will God bring with him. Shall not the judge of all the earth For this we say unto you by the word do right?-Gen. xviii. 25. of the Lord, That we which are alive, The wicked is reserved to the day and remain unto the coming of the of destruction; they shall be brought Lord, shall not prevent them which forth to the day of wrath.-Job xxi. 30. are asleep: for the Lord himself shall I know that my Redeemer liveth, descend, &c. and the dead in Christ and that he shall stand at the latter shall rise first: then we which are day upon the earth.—Job xix. 25. alive and remain, shall be caught up The ungodly shall not stand in together with them, &c.—1 Thess. iv. judgment; nor sinners in the congre13-17.
gation of the righteous. Ps. i. 5.
ING UNTO EVERY MAN ACCORD
The wicked shall be turned into there shall be wailing and goashing of hell, and all the nations that forget teeth : then shall the righteous shine God.-Ps. ix. 17.
forth as the sun, &c.—Matt. xii. 40 God is Judge himself.---Ps. 1. 6. -43. 49, 50. Luke ii. 17.
Verily, there is a reward for the The Son of man shall come in the righteous; verily he is a God that glory of his Father, with his angels : judgeth in the earth.-Ps. lviii. 11. and then he shall reward every man
He cometh to judge the earth; and according to his works.-Matt. xvi. 27. he shall judge the world with righte. Christ, by a similitude of the laousness, and the people with his truth. bourers in his vineyard, and the hir--Ps. xcvi. 13. xcviii. 9.
ing of some early for a penny a day, Shall not he render to every man ac- and afterwards others later, who were cording to his works?-Prov.xxiv. 12. to have what was right, as the hirer
Rejoice, O young man in thy youth, judged fit; shewed God's free grace, &c. and walk in the ways of thine to give to those who came late as to heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: the others who bargained; his justice but know thou, that for all these in giving to them what they agreed things God will bring thee into judg- for; but they murmured, expecting ment.--Eccles. xi. 9.
more: and then his grace to the For God shall bring every work others, saying, Is it not lawful for me into judgment, with every secret to do what I will with mine own ?thing, whether it be good, or whether Matt. xx. 1-16. it be evil.-Eceles. xii. 14. iii. 17. There was a man who had not on a
Thine eyes are open upon all the wedding garment; and the king saith ways of the sons of men; to give unto him, Friend, how camest thou in every one according to his ways, and hither, not having a wedding garaccording to the fruit of his doings. ment? and he was speechless. Then -Jer, xxxii. 19. xvii. 10. Ezek. xviii. said the king to the servants, Bind xxxiii. 8, &c.
him hand and foot, and take him away, Agree with thine adversary, &c. and cast him into outer darkness; lest at any time thine adversary de- there shall be weeping, &c.—Matt. liver thee to the judge, &c.—Matt. xxii. 11-13. sxv. 30. v. 25, 26.
As the lightning cometh out of the Many will say unto me in that day, east, and shineth even unto the west; Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied so shall also the coming of the Son in thy name? &c. Then will I pro- of man be,&c. And then shall appear fess unto them, I never knew you; the sign of the Son of man in heaven: depart from me ye that work iniquity, and then shall all the tribes of the -Matt. vii. 22, 23. Luke xiji. 25--27. earth mourn: and they shall see the
Whosoever shall not receive you, Son of man coming in the clouds of &c. it shall be more tolerable for the heaven, with power and great glory: land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the and he shall send his angels, with a day of judgment than for that city.— great sound of a trumpet; and they Matt. x. 14,15. xi. 21--25. xii. 41, 42. shall gather together his elect from
But I say unto you, that every idle the four winds, &c. But of that day word that men shall speak, they shall and hour knoweth no man; do, not give account thereof in the day of the angels of heaven, but my Father judgment.—Matt. xii. 36.
only: but as the days of Noah were, So shall it be in the end of the so shall also the coming of the Son of world. The Son of man shall send man be; for as in the days that were forth his angels, and they shall gather, before the flood, they were eating and &c. them which do iniquity; and drinking, &c. Watch therefore, &c. shall cast them into a furnace of fire; be ye therefore ready also; for in such
an hour as ye think not, the Son of Ye now therefore have sorrow, but man cometh, &c.—Matt. xxiv. 27. I will see you again, and your heart 30, 31. 36–39. 42, &c. Luke xii. shall rejoice, &c.-John xvi. 22. 35, 36. xvii. 24. 1 Tim. vi. 14. The same Jesus, which is taken
When the Son of man shall come from you into heaven, shall so come in his glory, and all the holy angels in like manner as ye have seen him go with him, then shall he sit upon the into heaven.-Acts i. 11. throne of his glory ; and before him Hecommanded us to preach unto the shall be gathered all nations: and he people; and to testify, that it is he shall separate them one from another, which was ordained of God, to be the as a shepherd divideth his sheep from judge of quick and dead.-Acts x. 42. the goats: and he shall set the sheep He hath appointed a day, in the on his right hand, but the goats on which he will judge the world in the left. Then shall the King say righteousness, by that man whom he unto them on his right hand, Come, hath ordained: whereof he hath given ye blessed of my Father, inherit the assurance unto all men, in that he kingdom prepared for you from the hath raised him from the dead.-Acts foundation of the world for I was an xvii. 31. hungered, &c. Then shall he say And as he reasoned of righteous. unto them on the left hand, Depart ness, temperance, and judgment to from me, ye cursed, into everlasting come, Felix trembled.-Acts xxiv. 25. fire, prepared for the devil and his Thinkest thou this, Oman, that angels; for I was an hungered, &c. judgest, &c. that thou shalt escape the and these shall go away into everlast- judgment of God? or despisest, &c. ing punishment; but the righteous After thy hardness, and impenitent into life eternal.-Matt. xxv. 31–33. heart, treasurest up unto thyself 35.41, 42. 46. Luke iii. 17.
wrath against the day of wrath ; and Hereafter shall 'ye see the Son of revelation of the righteous judgment man sitting on the right hand of of God, who will render to every man power, and coming in the clouds of according to his deeds: to them, who heaven.--Matt. xxvi. 64.
by patient continuance in well doing,
by patient continuance in Whosoever therefore shall be &c. eternal life; but unto them that ashamed of me, and of my words, in are contentious, &c. indignation and this adulterous and sinful generation; wrath, &c. upon every soul of man of him also shall the Son of man be that doeth evil, &c.but glory, honour, ashamed, when he cometh in the and peace, to every man that worketh glory of bis Father, with the holy good, &c. ' For there is no respect of angels.—Mark viii. 38.
persons with God, &c. in the day The Father judgeth no man; but when God shall judge the secrets of hath committed all judgment unto the men by Jesus Christ, according to my Son, that all men should honour the gospel.—Rom. ii. 3.5–11. 16. Son, &c. and bath given him autho- Is God unrighteous ? &c. God forrity to execute judgment also, because bid; for then, how shall God judge he is the Son of man, &c. As I hear, the world ?-Rom. iii. 5, 6. I judge; and my judgment is just, Why dost thou judge thy brother? because I seek not mine own will, &c. we shall all stand before the &c.—John v. 22, 23. 27. 30. judgment seat of Christ; for it is
He that rejecteth me, &c. hath one written, As I live, saith the Lord, that judgeth him : the word that I every knee shall bow to me, and every have spoken, the same shall judge tongue shall confess to God. So then, him in the last day.-John xii. 48. every one of us shall give account of
I will come again and receive you. himself to God.-Rom. xiv. 10–12. -John xiv. 3.
Isa. xlv. 23.
If any man build on this foundation heaven with his mighty angels, in gold, silver, &c. every man's work flaming fire, taking vengeance on them shall be made manifest, for the day that know not God, and that obey not shall declare it, because it shall be the gospel of our Lord Jesus; who revealed by fire; and the fire shall shall be punished with everlasting try every man's work, of what sort destruction from the presence of the it is, &c.-1 Cor. iii. 12---15. Lord, and from the glory of his power.
He that judgeth me, is the Lord: -2 Thess. i. 6—9. therefore judge nothing before the We beseech you, brethren, by the time, until the Lord come; who both coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, will bring to light, the hidden things that ye be not soon shaken in mind, of darkness, &c. — 1 Cor. iv. 4, 5. or troubled, &c. as that the day of Eph. v. 12-14.
Christ is at hand, let no man deceive Do ye not know, that the saints you by any means: for that day shall shall judge the world? &c. know ye not come, except there come a falling not that we shall judge angels ?— away first; and that man of sin be 1 Cor. vi. 2, 3.
revealed, the son of perdition.We must all appear before the 2 Thess. ii. 1-3. judgment seat of Christ, that every Until the illustrious appearing of one may receive the things done in our Lord Jesus Christ.-1 Tim. vi. 14. his body, according to that he hath The Lord Jesus, who shall judge done, whether it be good or bad: the quick and the dead at his appear. knowing, therefore, the terror of the ing, and his kingdom, &c. a crown of Lord, we persuade men.--2 Cor. v. righteousness, which the Lord, the 10, 11. I Cor. iii. 8.
righteous judge, shall give me at that When Christ, who is our life, shall day: and not to me only, but unto appear, then shall ye also appear with all them also that love his appearing. him in glory.—Col. iii. 4.
-2 Tim. iv. 1.8. To the end he may establish your Looking for that blessed hope, and hearts unblameable in holiness, be- the glorious appearing of the great fore God, even our Father, at the God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with — Titus ii. 13. 2 Tim. i. 10. all his saints.—1 Thess. iii. 13. Notlaying again the foundation,&c.
The Lord himself shall descend of eternal judgment.—Heb. vi. I, 2. from heaven with a shout; with the It is appointed unto men once to voice of the archangel, and with the die, but after this the judgment. So trump of God.—1 Thess. iv. 16, 17. Christ, &c. unto them that look for
For yourselves know perfectly, him, shall be appear the second time, that the day of the Lord so cometh without sin unto salvation.—Heb: ix. as a thief in the night: for when they 27, 28. shall say, Peace and safety, then sud- A certain fearful looking for of den destruction cometh upon them, judgment, and fiery indignation, as travail upon a woman with child; which shall devour the adversary, &c. and they shall not escape, &c. I pray It is a fearful thing to fall into the God your whole spirit, and soul and hands of the living God.—Heb. x. body, be preserved blameless unto the 27.31. coming of our Lord.1 Thess. v. 2, Ye are come unto mount Zion, &c. 3. 23.
and to God the judge of all, &c.It is a righteous thing with God, Heb. xii. 22, 23. to recompense tribulation to them Be patient therefore, brethren, until that trouble you: and to you who are the coming of the Lord, &c. for the troubled, rest with us; when the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Lord Jesus shall be revealed from James v. 7, 8.