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Prov. xiv. 32. The righteous hath hope in his death. Numb. xxiii. 10. Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.
Eccl. vii. 1. The day of his death is better than the day of his birth.
Isa. lvii. 1. The righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Ver. 2. He shall enter into peace. 2 Kings xxii. 19, 20.
Job iii. 17. There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest.
Ver. 18. There the prisoners rest together, they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
Ps. Ixxiii. 24. Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me into glory. Ps. lxxxiv. 11. The Lord will give grace and glory.
Luke xvi. 22. Lazarus died and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom.
Ver. 25. Now he is comforted.
Luke xxiii. 43. Jesus said, this day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.
1 Cor. iii. 22. Whether life or death, all are yours. Ver. 23. Ye are Christ's.
2 Cor. v. 6. While we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.
Ver. 8. We are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Phil. i. 21. For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Ver. 23. I have a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which far better.
1 Thess. v. 10. Christ died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Rom. xiv. 8, 9.
Heb. xii. 23. The righteous go to the spirits of just men made perfect.
Rev. xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labour, and their works do follow them.
VIII. Death of the wicked. Job xxvii. 20. Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
Ver. 21. The east wind carrieth him away and he departeth, and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
Ver. 22. For God shall cast upon him and shall not spare.
Ver. 23. Men shall clap their hands at him and shall hiss him out of his place, Jer. xxiii. 19.
xxxvi. 6. God preserveth not the life of the wicked.
Ps. xxxvii. 34. When the wicked are cut off thou shalt see it
Prov. xi. 7. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation perisheth.
xii. 7. The wicked are overthrown and are not. Chap. x. 27. xiv. 32. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness. Eccl. viii. 10. I saw the wicked buried, they were forgotten. Isa. xiv. 9. Hell from beneath is moved for thee, to meet thee at thy coming.
Isa. xiv. 15. Thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of
Ezek. xviii. 18. He shall die in his iniquity. Chap. xxxiii. 8, 9. Luke xvi. 23. The rich man died and was buried, and in hell he lift up his eyes being in torment. Ps.ix. 17.
IX. The dead leave all their possessions behind them. Ps. xlix. 10. They leave their wealth to others. Job i. 21. Eccl. ii. 18.
Ver. 14. Their beauty shall consume in the grave.
Ver. 17. When he dieth he shall carry nothing away, his glory shall not descend after him.
Eccl. v. 15. As he came, naked shall he return, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
Ver. 16. In all points as he came, so shall he go. Chap. ii. 19. Who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool that shall be after him,
ix. 5. The memory of them is forgotten also.
Ver. 6. Also, their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished, neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
Job xiv. 21. His sons come to honour and he knoweth it not, they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not.
1 Tim. vi. 7. We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
OF THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD.
X. That there shall be a resurrection of the dead. See Christ shall raise the dead. Job xix. 25. I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
Ver. 26. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
Ver.27. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me. Ps. xlix. 15. Ps. xvi 9. My flesh shall rest in hope. Ver. 10. Ps. lxviii. 20. Acts ii. 26, 27, 28, 31.
Dan. xii. 2. Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to everlasting shame and contempt. Ps. xvii. 15.
Matt. xxii. 30. In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels in heaven.
Ver. 31. As touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not
read, that which was spoken unto you, by God, saying,
Ver. 32. I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Luke xx. 35, 36.
Luke xiv. 14. Thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
Acts xiv, 2. The apostles taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. Heb. vi. 1, 2.
xxiii. 6. Paul said, of the hope of the resurrection of the dead. I am called in question. Chap. xxiv. 21.
xxiv. 15. Paul said, I have hope toward God, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust,
Acts xxvi. 8. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead.
Rom. iv. 17. God quickeneth the dead. 2 Cor. i. 9. God raiseth the dead.
viii. 11. If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Ver. 19. The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the Son of God.
Ver. 21. Because the creature shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Ver. 23. We ourselves who have the first fruits of the Spirit, we groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
1 Cor. vi. 14. God both raised up the Lord Jesus, and will also raise up us by his own power.
xv. 12. How say some of you, that there is no resurrection of the dead. 2 Tim. ii. 17, 18.
Ver. 13. If there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen.
Ver. 14. And if Christ be not risen, then is your preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Ver. 20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
Ver. 21. Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Ver 22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Ver. 23. But every man in his order, Christ the first-fruits, and afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Col. i. 18.
Ver. 35. Some men will say, how are the dead raised, and with what bodies do they come ?
Ver. 38. God giveth a body as it pleaseth him.
Ver. 42. So also is the resurrection of the dead, it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.
Ver. 43. It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory, it is sown in weakness it is raised in power.
Ver. 44. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. Ver. 52. The dead shall be raised incorruptible.
Ver. 53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Ver. 54. Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is swallowed up in victory. Isa. xxv. 7, 8.-xxvi. 19. Hos.
2 Cor. iv. 14. He that raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
v. 1. We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Ver. 2. For in this we groan earnestly, desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.
2 Cor. v. 3. If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. Ver. 4. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan being burdened, not for that we would be unclothed but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
Eph. iv. 30. By the holy Spirit of God ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 Thess. iv. 14. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Ver. 15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them which are asleep.
Ver. 16. For the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
Ver. 17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Heb. xi. 19. Abraham accounted that God was able to raise Isaac from the dead.
Ver. 35. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
Rev. xx. 6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection, on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand
Ver. 13. The sea gave up the dead which were in it, Isa. xxvi. 19. See Christ shull change the bodies of mankind.
OF A FUTURE JUDGMENT.
I. OP a future judgment and its consequences.
Acts xxiv. 25.
Paul reasoned of righteousness, temperance and judgment to come, Felix trembled.
Heb. vi. 1. Let us go on toward perfection.
Ver. 2. Not laying again the foundation of the resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgment.
ix. 27. It is appointed unto all men once to die, but after this the judgment.
II. God is judge. See Christ shall judge the world. Ps. l. 6. God is judge-The judge of all the earth. Gen. xviii. 25.
xcvi. 13. He cometh to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. Ver. 10. Ps. Iviii
Acts xvii. 31. He hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness.
Rom. ii. 2. The judgment of God is according to truth. Chap.
Rom. ii. 12. As many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law.
Ver. 16. In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ.
1 Cor. iv. 4. He that judgeth me is the Lord.
Rev. xx. 11. I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them.
Ver. 12. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works.
III. The persons and things that shall be judged, Eccl. iii. 17. God shall judge the righteous and the wicked.
xi. 9. Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes, but know that, for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
xii. 14. God will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing whether it be good or whether it be evil. Rom. ii. 16. God shall judge the secrets of men.
Matt. xii. 36. Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. Ver. 37.
Rom. xiv. 12. Every one shall give account of himself to God. 1 Cor. iii. 14. Every man's work shall be made manifest. Heb. xiii. 17. Ministers watch for your souls as they that must give account.
1 Pet. iv. 4. They that run to excess of riot,
Ver. 5. Shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
Ver. 17. Judgment must begin at the house of God.
IV. When the day of Judgment shall be. Mark. xiii. 24. The sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.
Ver. 25. And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Ver. 26. And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Ver. 32. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son but the Father. Matt. xxiv. 29 to 44.
1 Thess. v. 2. The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 2 Pet. iii. 10.
2 Thess. ii. 3. The day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Ver. 8. Whom the Lord shall consume, &c.
V. Uses to be made of the doctrine of a future judgment, and its consequences; for encouraging stedfastness and perseverance in sundry graces and duties of the christian life. Luke xxi. 34. Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be over-charged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares, compare 1 Pet. iv. 45.