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II. The end of God's appointing this day is for the manifestation of the glory of hi: mercy, in the eternal salvation of the elect ; and of his justice, in the damnation of the reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient. For then shall the righteous go into everlasting life, and receive that fulness of joy and refreshing which shall come from the presence of the Lord : But the

work into judgment with f Rom. 2. 5, 6. But after every secret thing, whether thy hardness and impenitent it be good, or whether it be heart, treasureft up unto thyself evil. Rom. 2. 16. In the day wrath against the day of wrach, when God fhall judge the and revelation of the righteous fecrets of men by Jesus Christ, judgment of God; who will according to my gospel

. Rom. render to every man according 14. 10, 12. But why doft thou to his deeds. 2 Theff. 1. 7. 8. judge thy brother? or why The Lord Jesus shall be reveal. dust thou set at nought thy ed from heaven with his mighty brother ? for we shall all stand angels, in flaming fire, taking before the judgment feat of vengeance on them that know Chrift. So then every one of not God, and that o rey not the us Mall give account of him- gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. felf to God. Mat. 12. 36, 37. Rom.9. 22. But I say unto you, that every g Mat. 25. 31, 32, 33, 34. idle word that men shall speak, When the Son of man fall they shall give account thereof come in his glory, and all the in the day of judgment. For holy angels with him, then by thy words thou shalt he jusa hall he lit upon the throne of tified, and by thy words thou his glory. And before him ihalt be condemned.

thall be gathered all nations ; 11. e Rom. 9: 23. And that and he tall separate them one he might make known the from the other, as a shepherd riches of his glory on the vessels divideth bis sheep from the of mercy, which he had afore goats : And he iñall set the prepared unto glory. Mat. Theep on his right hand, but 25. 21. His Lord said unto the goats on the left. Then him, Well done thou good and shall the King say unto them faithful servant; thou hast been on his right hand. Come ye faithful over a few things, I blessed of my father, inherit will make thee ruler over many the kingdom prepared for you

ings, enter thou into the joy from the foundation of the of thy Lord.

world. Acts 3. 19. 'Times of

wicked, who know not God, and obey not the gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into eternal torments, and be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power".

III. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of judgment, both to deter all men from sin, and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity":

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refreshing shall come from the be found of him in peace, presence of the Lord. 2 Thess, without spot and blameless. 2 1. 7. And to you who are Cor. 5. II. Knowing there. troubled, rest with us, when fore the terror of the Lord, the Lord Jesus shall be revealed we persuade men; but we are from heaven, with his mighty made manifest unto God, and I angels.

trust also, are made manifest h Mat. 25. 41, 46. Then in your consciences. 2 Theff. fall he say also unto them on 1. 5, 6, 7. W bich is a mani.. the left hand, Depart from me, fest token of the righteous .ye cursed, into everlasting fire, judgment of God; that ye prepared for the devil and his may be counted worthy of angels. And these fall go the kingdom of God, for which away into everlasting punish- ye also suffer : Seeing it is a.

2 Theff. 1. 9. Who righteous thing with God to fhall be punished with everlaste recompense tribulation to them ing destruction from the pre- that trouble 'you ;-And to fence of the Lord, and from you who are troubled, reft with the glory of his power. Ifa. 66. us, when the Lord Jesus fhall: 24. For their worm shall not be revealed from heaven with die, neither thall their fire be his mighty angels. Luke 21. quenched

And then shail they III. i 2 Pet. 3. 19, 14. See- see the Son of man coming ing then that all these things in a cloud with power and shall be diffolved, what man

great glory.

And when these ner of persons ought ye tu ke things begin to come to pass, in all holy conversation and then look up, and lift up your godliness? Wherefore, belov: heads ; for your redemption ed, seeing that ye look for such draweth nigh. things, be diligent that ye may

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So will he have that day unknown to men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come;

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may pared to say, Come, Lord Jesus, come quicklyk. Amen.

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k See Mat. 24. 36, 42, 43, bout, and your lights burning; 44. Mark 13. 35, 36, 37. and ye yourselves like unto Watch ye therefore, for ye men that wait for their Lord, know not when the master of when he will return from the the house cometh; at even, or wedding, that when he cometh at midnight, or at the cock and knocketh, they may open crowing, or in the morning; unto him immediately. Rev. left coming suddenly, he find 22. 20 He which testifieth you Neeping. And what I say these things saith, Surely 1 unto you, I say unto all, come quickly. Amen. Even Watch. 'Luke 12. 35, 36. fo come Lord Jesus, 3.et your loins be girded

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THE

LARGER CATECHISM,

RATIFIED AND ADOPTED

BY THE

SYNOD

OF

NEW-YORK & PHILADELPHIA.

Held at Philadelphia, May the 16th 1788, and continued

by Adjournments until the 28th of the fame.

Philadelphia,

PRINTED IN THE YEAR 1806.

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