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eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered ، into the ark. Likewife alfo as it was in the days of Lot, they did eat, they drank, they bought, they fold, they planted, they builded: even thus fhall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Matth. xxiv. 40. 41. Then fhall two be in the field; the one fhall be taken, and the other left. Two women fhall be grinding at the mill; 'the one fhall be taken, and the other left.' The Parties that fhall be judged, are, Men and Devils: 2 Cor. v. 1o. We must all appear before the judgment-feat of Chrift.' Jude 6. And the angels which kept not their firft eftate, but left their own habitation, he hath referved in everlafting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day.' The Summons will be given to the Quick and the Dead, by the Sound of the laft Trumpet, 1 Theff. iv. 16. 17. forecited. The Effect of that will be, that the Dead shall be raised, and those that are alive changed, 1 Cor. xv. 52. forecited. They will be gathered from all Airths, unto the Place of the Judgment, by the Miniftry of Angels; Mark xiii. 27. And then shall he fend his angels, and fhall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermoft part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.' Matth. xiii. 40. 41. As therefore the tares are ⚫ gathered, and burnt in the fire; fo fhall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man fhall fend forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity. The Righteous will meet the Lord Chrift the Judge in the Air, 1 Theff. iv. 17. forecited. And he will feat himfelf for the Judgment, on a glo


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rious Throne: Matth. xxv. 31. When the Son of
man fhall come in his glory, and all the holy
angels with him, then fhall he fit upon the throne
of his glory.' The Parties will be placed before
him; the Righteous on his right Hand, in the Air;
the Wicked on his Left, upon the Earth: Matth.
xxv. 33.
' And the Son of man fhall set the sheep
on his right hand, but the goats on the left.' Com-
pared with 1 Theff. iv. 17. We which are alive
and remain, fhall be caught up together with
them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.'
And Matth. xxiv. 40. 'Then fhall two be in the

field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.' What Men must give an Account of then, is, their Thoughts, Words, and Deeds done in the Body: 1 Cor. iv. 5. Judge nothing before the time, un

til the Lord come, who both will bring to light ⚫ the hidden things of darkness, and will make mani<feft the counfels of the hearts.' Matth. xii. 36. 37. 'But I fay unto you, that every idle word that men 'fhall fpeak, they fhall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou fhalt be juftified, and by thy words thou shalt be 'condemned.' Ecclef. xii. 14. God fhall bring every work into judgment, with every fecret 6 thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.' And judgment will be given on Men, according to their Works good or bad: Rev. xx. 12. The

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dead were judged out of thofe things which were ' written in the books, according to their works.' 2 Cor. v. 10. We must all appear before the judgment-feat of Chrift; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." Howbeit, the good Works of the Righteous will 0 4


not be confidered in the Judgment, as the Ground of their Right to Heaven; but as the Evidences of it: Eph. ii. 8. 9. By grace are ye faved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, left any man should boast.' Rev. xxii. 14. 'Bleffed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.' Compared with Mark iv. 25. He that hath, to him fhall be given: and he that hath not, from him fhall be taken even that which he hath.' And Matth. v. 45. That ye

may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.' But the ill Works of the Unrighteous will be confidered in it, as the juft Grounds of their Damnation: Gal. iii. 10. For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curfe : for it is written, Curfed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.' Compared with Matth. xxv. 41. Then shall he fay alfo unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye curfed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.' Sentence will be pronounced on the Righteous firft: Matth. xxv. 33. 34. And he shall fet the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then fhall the King fay unto them on 4 his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'

The Benefit of Chrift's Purchase they shall receive in the Judgment, is, that they fhall be openly acknowledged and acquitted. They will be acknowledged and acquitted by Jefus Chrift the Judge: Matth. x. 32. Whofoever therefore shall confefs

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me before men, him will I confefs alfo before my Father which is in heaven.' Chap. xxv. 34. above cited. He will acknowledge them to be his faithful Servants, and the Perfons whofe Names are written in his Book of Life, for whom he died: Matth. xxv. 23. His Lord faid unto him, Well done, good and faithful fervant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.' Rev. XX. 12. And another book was opened, which is the book of life.' Compared with Chap. iii, 5. He that overcometh, the fame. 'fhall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confefs his name before my Father, and be'fore his angels. And he will acquit them from the Guilt of all their Sins: Acts iii. 19. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your fins 'may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing. 'fhall come from the prefence of the Lord.' They are really fo acknowledged and acquitted by him already: John xvii. 9. 10. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou haft given me, for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.' Rom. viii. 33. 34. Who fhall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that juftifieth who is he that condemneth? It is Chrift that died, yea rather, that is rifen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who alfo maketh interceffion for us.' But they will be acknowledged and acquitted by him, in that Day, openly; namely, before his Father, Angels and Men: And he will do it, by a Sentence pronounced and published, with his own Mouth, from the

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Throne: Rev. iii. 5. forecited. Matth. xxv. 31. 'When the Son of man shall come in his glo32. ry, and all the holy angels with him, then fhall he fit upon the throne of his glory. And before him fhall be gathered all nations; and he fhall feparate them one from another, as a fhepherd divideth his fheep from the goats.' verf. 34. The Sentence will be, Come, ye bleffed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, Matth. xxv. 34. The Ground on which they will be openly acquitted in the Day of Judgment, will be the very fame on which they are acquitted now, to wit, the Righteoufnefs of Christ upon them: Philip. iii. 9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Chrift, the righteoufnefs which is of God by faith.' Rom. v. 21. That as fin hath reigned unto death, even fo might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jefus Chrift our Lord.' Chap. vi. 22. 23. 'But now being made free from fin, and become fervants to God, ye * have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlafting life. For the wages of fin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jefus 'Chrift our Lord.' He will fo acknowledge and acquit them openly, to wipe off the Afperfions now caft on them by the Men of the World: If. lxvi. 5. 'Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word, Your brethren that hated you, that caft you out for my name's fake, faid, Let the Lord be glorified: but he fhall appear to your joy, and they fhall be afhamed.' The Honour to be put upon them, immediately after that Acknowledgnient and Acquittance, is, that they shall join with

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