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bodies of the wicked shall be raised up ia dihhonour by him as an offended judge x.

Q. 88. What shall immediately follow after the resurrectie on?

A. Immediately after the resurrection shall follow the general and final judgment of angels and men y: the day and hour whereof no man knoweth, that all may watch and and be ever ready for the coming of the Lord z.

Q. 85. What shall be done to the wicked at the day of judgment? A. Ac the day of judgment, the wicked shall be for on

Christ's fed in power : v. 44.

It is sown a na the cities about them, in like nude tural body, it is raited a spiritual bo- ner giving themselves over to fornidy. Phil. iii. 21. Who shall change cation, and going after strange flein, our vile body, that it may be fashi are set forth for an example, lunteroned like unto his glorious body, ing the vengeance of eternal fire, v. according to the working whereby 14. And Enoch also, the seventh he is able

even to fubdue all things from Adam, prophesied of these, unto himself.

saying, Behold, the Lord comech * John v. 27. And hath given him with ten thousands of his saints, v. authority to execute judgment also, 16. To execute judgınent upon all, because he is the Son of man. v. 28. and to convince all that are ungodMarvel not at this: for the hour is ly among them, of all their ungod.. coming, in the which all that are in ly deeds which they have ungodly the graves shall hear his voice, v. committed, and of all their hard 29. And shall come forth, they that speeches, which ungodly finners have done good, unto the resurrec-' have spoken against him. Mat, uv. tion of life; and they that have done 46. And these shall go away into eevil, unto the resurrection of dam- verlasting punishment: buttherighnation. Mat. xxv. 33. And he shall teous into life eternal. set the sheep on his right hand, but z Mat. 24. 36. But of that day the goats on the left.

and hour knoweth nó man, no, not 88., 2 Pet. ii. 4. For if God {par- the angels of heaven, but my Fathed not the angels that sinned, but er only. v. 42. Watch therefore, cast them down to hell, and deliver for ye know not what hour your ed them into chains of darkness, to Lord doth come. v. 44.

Therefore be reserved unto judgment. Jude 6. be ye also ready: for in such an hour And the angels which kept not their think not, the Son of man first estate, but left their own habi. cometh, Luke xxi. 35. For as a snare tation, he hath reserved in everlastshall it come on all them that dwell ing chains under darkness, unto the on the face of the whole earth. v.36. judgment of the great day, v.7: Watch ye therefore, and pray alErenas Sodom and Gomorrha, and

ways, that ye may be accounted


as you

Christ's left hand a, and upon clear evidence, and full conviction of their own consciences b, shall have the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them c; and thereupon shall be cast out from the favourable prefence of God, and the glorious fellowship with Christ, his faints, and all his holy angels, into hell, to be punished with unfpeakable torments both of body and soul, with the devil and his angels for ever d.

Q.90.. What shall be done to the righteous at the day of judgment?

A. At the day of judgment, the righteous, being caughe up to Christ in the clouds e, shall be set on his right hand, and there openly acknowledged and acquitted f, ihall join with him in the judging reprobate angels and men g: and shall be

receive worthy to escape all these things great gulf fixed: fo that they which that shall come to pass, and to itand would pass from hence to you, can. before the Son of man.

not; neither can they pass to us, 89. Mat. Ixv. 33. And he shall that would come from thence. 2 set the sheep on his right hand, but Thess. i. 8. In flaming fire taking the goats on the left.

vengeance on them that know not b Rom. ii. 15. Which shew the God, and that obey not the gospel work of the law written in their of our Lord Jesus Christ: v.9. Who hearts, their conscience also bearing shall be punished with everlasting witness, and their thoughts the destruction from the presence of the mean while accusing orelse excusing Lord, and from the glory of his one another. v. 16. In the day when power. God shall judge the fecrets of men 90.e i Theff. iv. 16. Then we by Jefus Christ, according to my which are alive, and remain, shall gospel.

be caught up together with them in Mat. xxv. 41. Then shall he say the clouds, to meet the Lord in the also unto them on the left hand, De air: and so shall we ever be with the part from me, ye curied, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil f Mat. atv. 33. And he shall set and his angels. V. 42. For I was an the sheep on his right band, but the hungered, and ye gave me no meat: goats on the left. Mat. x. 32. WhoI was thirsty, and ye gave me no foever therefore shall confess me bedrink:

: 1.43. I was a stranger, and fore men, him will I confefs also beye took me not in: naked, and ye fore


Father who is in heaven. clothed me note fick, and in prison, g 1 Cor. vi. 2. Doyenot know that and ye visited me not.

the saints shall judge the world? And Lpke xvi. 16. And besides all if the world shall be judged by you, this, between us and you there is a are ye unworthy to judge the smal



received into heaven h, where they shall be fully and for ever freed from all fin and misery i; filled with inconceivable joysk; made perfectly holy and happy both in body and soul, in the company of innumerable faints and angels I, but especially in the immediate vision and fruition of God the Father, of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit to all eternity m. And this is the perfect and full communion, which the members of the invisible church shall enjoy with Christ in glory, at the resurrection and day of judgment. Having seen what the Scriptures principally teach us to be

lieve concerning God, it follows to consider what tbey require as the duty of man. Q. 91. What is the duty which God requireth of man? A. The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience


left matters? v. 3. Know ye not is fulness of joy, at thy right hand that

ye shall judge angels? how there are pleasures for ever more. much more then the things that Heb. xii. 22. But ye are come unpertain to this life?

to mount Sion, and unto the city of b Mat. xxv. 34. Then shall the the living God, the heavenly JeruKing say unto them on his right falem, and to an innumerable comhand, Come, ye blessed of my Fa pany of angels. v. 23. To the gether, inherit the kingdom prepared neral assembly, and church of the for you from the foundation of the first-born which are written in heaworld. v. 46. And these shall go a- ven, and to God the judge of all, way into everlasting punishment: and to the spirits of just men made but the righteous into life eternal. perfect.

¡Eph. v. 27. That he might pre m 1 John iii. 2. Beloved, now are sent it to himself a glorious church, we the sons of God, and it doth not not having spot or wrinkle, or any yet appear what we shall be: but we such thing, but that it should be know that when he shall appear we holy and without blemish. Rev.xiv. shall be like him; for we shall see 13.

And I heard a voice from hea- him as he is. 1 Cor. xiii. 13. For ven, saying unto me, Write, Blef now we see through a glass darkly, fed are the dead which die in the but then face to face:

now I know Lord, from henceforth: yea, faith in part, but then shall I know even the Spirit, chat they may rest from as I am known. Theff. iv, 17. their labours; and their works do Then we who are alive and remain, follow them.

shall be caught up together with & Psal. xvi. 11. Thou wilt shew' them in the clouds, to meet the me the path of life: in thy presence Lord in the air : and so fhall we ever


to his revealed will n.

Q. 92. What did God at first reveal unto man as the rule of his obedience?

A. The rule of obedience revealed to Adam in the estate of innocence, and to all mankind in him, besides a special command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, was the moral Jawo.

Q. 93. What is the moral law?

A. The moral law is the declaration of the will of God to mankind, directing and binding every one to personal perfect and perpetual conformity and obedience thereunto, in the frame and disposition of the whole man, soul and bodyp,

and be with the Lord. v. 18. Wherefore, creepeth upon the earth. v. 27. So comfort one another with these. God created man in his own image: words.

in the image of God created he 91. n Rom. xii. 1. I beseech you him, male and female created he therefore, brethren, by the mercics them. Rom. ii. 14. For when the of God, that ye present your bodies Gentiles who have not the law, do a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable by nature the things contained in unto God, which is your reasonable the law, these having not the service. V. 2. And be not conformed law, are a law unto themselves : to this world; but be ye transform v. 15. Who shew the work of the ed by the renewing of your mind, law written in their hearts, their that ye may prove what is that good, conscience also bearing witness, and and acceptable, and perfect will of their thoughts the mean while ac. God, Micah vi. 8. He hach shewed cusing, or else excusing one anothee, O man, what is good; and ther. Rom. 1.5. For Mofes defcribwhat doth the Lord require of thee, eth the righteousness which is of but to do justly, and to love mercy, the law, That the man who doth and to walk humbly with thy God? those things shall live by them. 1 Sam. xv. 22. And Samuel faid, Gen. ii. 17. But of the tree of the Hath the Lord as great delight in knowledge of good and evil, thoa burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in shalt not eat of it: for in the day obeying the voice of the Lord ? be that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt. hold, to obey, is better than facrifice; surely die. and to hearken, than the fat of rams, 93.p Deut. v. 1. And Mofes cal.

92..Gen. i. 26. And God said, led all Israel, and said unto them, Let us make man in our image, af-, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ter our likeness: and let them have judgments which I speak in your dominion over the fish of the fea, ears this day, that ye may learn and over the fowl of the air, and on them, and keep, and do them. v. 2. ver the cattle, and over all the earth, The Lord our God made a coveand over every creeping thing that vant with us in Horeb. v. 3.

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and in performance of all those duties of holiness and righteousness which he oweth to God and manq: promising life upon the fulfilling, and threatning death upon the breach of itr.

Q. 94. Is there any use of the moral law to man since the fall?

A. Altho' no man, since the fall, can attain to righteoufness and life by the moral laws; yet there is


use there of as well common to all men, as peculiar either to the ucregenerate, or the regenerate t.


which ye

Lord made not this covenant with Luke i. 75. In holiness and righour fathers, but with us, even us, teousness before him all the days of who are all of us here alive this day. our life: Acts xxiv. 16. And herein v. 31. But as for thee, stand thou do I exercise myself to have always here by me, and I will speak unto a conscience void of offence both too, thee all the commandments, and ward God and toward men. the statutes, and the judgments r Rom. x. 5. For Moses describeth which thou shalt teach them, that the righteousness which is of the law, they may do them in the land which that the man which doth those I gave them to possessit. v. 33. You things, thall live by them. Gal. ij. Thall walk in all the ways which the 10. For as many as are of the works Lord your God hath commanded of the law, are under the curse: for you, that ye may live, and that it it is written, Cursed is every one may be well with you, and that you that continueth not in all things may prolong your days in the land which are written in the book of the

Thall possess. Luke x. 26. law to do them. v. 12. And the law He said unto him, What is written is not of faith: but, The man that in the law? how readest thou? v.27. doth them shall live in them. And he answering, faid, Thou shalt 94. Rom. viii. 3. For what the love the Lord thy God with all thy law, could not do, in that it was heart, and with all thy soul, and weak through the flesh, God send. with all thy strength, and with all ing his own Son, in the likeness of thy mind; and thy neighbour as thy finfúl felh, and for fin condemned self. Gal. iü. 1o. For as many as are

sin in the flesh. Gal. ii. 16. Knowof the works of the law, are under ing that a man is not justified by the the curse: for it is written, Cursed works of the law, but by the faith is every one that continueth not in ' of Jesus Christ, even we have believall things which are written in the ed in Jesus Christ, that we might be book of the law to do them. 1 Thess. justified by the faith of Christ, and v. 23. And the very God of peace not by the works of the law: for by fanctify you wholly: and I pray the works of the law fhall no Aeth God, your whole fpirit and soul and be justified. hody, be preserved blameless unto * I Tim. i. 8. But we know that the coming ofour Lord Jesus Christ. the law is good, if a man use it law.


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