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good and evil, who in this life were intermingled, may distinctly be discerned by men and angels. The omniscience of the Judge, and the consciences of the accused, will bring all things to light ;--the books shall be opened, -the record of each ones deeds shall be declared,--and sentence shall be pronounced ac. cording to the strictest scrutiny of their motives, ten• dency, and effects. They, whose names are not blotted out of the book of life,--who by patient continuance in well-doing have made their calling and election sure, shall now obtain full possession of the inheritance of glory promised to such as they are ; and they whose names, in consequence of unrepented sin, are not written in the book of life, shall be excluded from the benefits of the covenant of grace, and consigned to the penalties threatened on the infraction of its terms. They who are found in Christ shall be saved, and they who are not so found shall be condemned.
$11. The faithful being called to meet their Saviour in the air, shall with him immediately pass into the realms of bliss ; whereas the wicked shall remain on earth to hear their sentence of condemnation to eternal misery—a sentence to be approved by saints and angels—and shall be directly subject to its infiction. The Judgment Day will, therefore, be the consummation of perfect joy and happiness to those who are placed upon the right hand of their Redeemer, are acquitted, justified, and finally elected to never-fading glory :--but the confirmation of hopeless avguish, remorse, and horror, to those who, having denied and rejected the Lord of Life, are dis
missed from his left hand to their dreadful doom, without hope of mitigation or escape.
$ 12. When the last sentence of God's righteous judgment is pronounced, and the Church of Christ is perfected in holiness and blessedness eternal, then shall the mediatorial kingdom be delivered up unto the Father, to whom the Messias, its spiritual Ruler and head, shall thenceforth be subject;,then shall be the consummation and end of all temporal things -the present system of the heavens and earth shall pass away and be changed, together with all creatures which they contain, and shall give place to new heavens and a new earth, re-edified and prepared by fire for the habitation of the saints wherein righteousness and peace shall dwell for ever.
Gen, ii. 16, 17. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day thut thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Gen. iii. 146. 22–24. Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall no: eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Thou shalt not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her"; and he did eat. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now lest be put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from wlience he was taken. So he drove out the man: and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubims, and a flaming sword, which turned every way to keep the way of
the tree of life. Rom. v. 12. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin ; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. Rom. vi. 23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. viii. 10. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Rom. vi. 12, 13. 19-22. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. I speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity; eren so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Eccles. xii. 6,7. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Gen. iii. 19. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Gal. vi. 7, 8. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 1 Cor. vii. 29–31. But this I say, brethren, the time is short ; it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; and they that weep as though they wept not ; and they that rejoice as though they rejoiced not; and they
that buy as though they possessed not; and they that use this world as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away. Phil. ii. 12, 13. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence also, but: now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Heb. ii. 3. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation: which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him. Heb. ii. 13, 14. But exhort one another daily, while it is called to-day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end. 2 Tim. ii. 5. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned except he strive lawfully. 1 Cor. ix. 24. Know ye not that they wlich run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize ? So run that ye may obtain. Heb. xii. 1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. 1 Pet. i. 6, 7. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations : that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ. Heb. xii. 17. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he found no place of repentance, though be sought it carefully with tears. John ix. 4. I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work. Luke xx. 37, 38. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Matt. xxii. 31, 32. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abra