The National Preacher, Vol. 2 No. 7 Dec. 1827 eBook

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the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Accordingly, “the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.”  It is the Son who will come “in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory”; whom “every eye shall see;” and who, “in his own glory, and in the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels,” shall “judge the world in righteousness.”  Then will he who humbled himself, and “became obedient unto death,” be publicly recognised as “the Mighty God,” “by whom, and for whose pleasure, all things are, and were created.”  Then will “every tongue confess that he is Lord.”  The conviction will then be universal, “that all men should honour the Son even as they honour the Father.”  This leads us to inquire,

III. What connexion will the Judgment have with our future and eternal condition?

Here let us not indulge in vain speculations, but examine simply the word of God.  According to the Scriptures, the judgment will result in assigning to men very different allotments.  It will recognise among them two entirely different and opposite classes of character.  One of these classes, which the Bible denominates “the righteous,” will be graciously acquitted by the Judge, and publicly treated as his friends.  The other, comprising all the impenitent, will be as publicly condemned, and driven from his presence.  They “will have judgment without mercy.”  Such is plainly the account which Christ and the sacred writers have given of the final awards to the righteous and the wicked.  We have the account in detail.  Says the Saviour himself, “When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:  and before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats; and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”  “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”  And again; “The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation”.  Thus broad and fearful is the discrimination which the great day will make between the righteous and the wicked.  So entirely different are the awards in reserve for the two different classes of mankind.  The difference will be great, as between holiness and sin; between cheerful submission to the will and providence of God, and unyielding rebellion against

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