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Q.89. What shall be done to the wicked at the day of judgment!
4. At the day of judgment the wicked shall be les on Christ's left hand a, and upon clear evidence, and full conviction of their owa consciences b, shall have the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them c; ana thereupon shall be cast out from the favourable presence of God, and the glorious fellowship with Christ, his saints, and all his holy angels, into hell, to be punished with unspeakable 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 ?
1. Ar the day of judgment, the righteous, being caught up to Christ in the clouds e, shall be set on his right hand, and there openly acknowledged and acquitted f, shall join with him in the judging reprobate angels and men g: and shall be received into
on the face of the whole earth, this, between us and you there is a 36. Watch ye therefore, and pray great gulf fixed, so that they which always, that ye may be accounted would pass from hence to you, canworthy to escape all these things not; neither can they pass to us, that shall come to pass, and to stand that would come from thence. ? before the Son of man.
Theff. i. 8. In flaming fire, taking 89. a Mat, xxv. 33. And he shall vengeance on them that koow not set the sheep on his right hand, but God, and that obey not the gospel the goats on the left.
of our Lord Jesus Christ: v.9. Who b Rom. ij. 15. Which hew the fhall be punished with everlasting work of the law written in their destruction from the presence of the hearts, their conscience also bearing Lord, and from the glory of his witness, and their thoughts the mean power. while accusing or else excusing one 90. 1 i Theff. iv, 16. Then we another. v. 16. In the day when god which are alive, and remain, shall be Ahall judge the fesrers of men by je- caught up together with them in the fus Christ, according to my gospel. clouds, to picet the Lord in the air:
c Mat. XXV. 41. Then shall he say and so fall we ever be with this allo unto them on the left hand, De Lord. part from me ye cursed, into ever Mat. xxv. 33. And he shall ser lasting fire, prepared for the devil the Meep on his right hand, but the and his angels. V. 42. Por I was an goats on the left. Mat. x. hungered, and ye gave me no meat: foever therefore firall cunfels me be. I was thirliy, and yegaveme no drink: fore men, him will ! confess also be5. 43. I was a stranger, and ye took fore my Father which is in heaven. me not in: naked, and ye clothed & 1 Cor. vi. 2. Do ye not know me pot : fick, and ia prison, and ye that the saints shall judge the world? visited me not.
and if the world thall be judged by Luke xvi. 16. And besides all' you, are ye unwor hy to judge the
heaven h, where they shall be fully and for ever freed from all fin and misery i; filled with inconceivable joys k; made perfectly holy and happy both in body and soul, in the company of ins numerable saints 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 inviable church shall enjoy with Christ in glory, at the resurrection and day of judgment. Having seen what the Scriptures principally teach us to believe
concerning God, it follows to consider what they require as the duty of man. Q: 91. WHAT is the duty which God requireth of nan? A. The duty which God requireth of man, is obe
smallest matters ? *. 3. Know ye not hand there are pleasures for ever. that ye thall judge angels ? how more. much more then the things that I Heb. xii. 22. But ye are come unpertain to this life?
to mount Siou, and unto the city of ho Mat. xxv. 34. Then shall the the living God, the heavenly JerusaKing say unto them on his right lem, and to an iunumerable compahaod, Come ye blessed of my fa- ny of angels. . 23. To the general ther, inherit the kingdom prepared affembly, and church of the firstfor you from the foundation of the born which are written in heaveo, world. -0.46. And these shall go a- and to God the judge of all, and to way into everlasting punithment : the fpirits of jult men made perfect. but the righteous into life eternal. m i John Mi. 2. Beloved, now are
i Eph. v. 27. That he might pre we the sons of God, and it doth noi sent it to himself a glorious church, yet appear what we shall be : but we rot having spot or wriokle, or any know that when he shall appear we luch thing, but that it should he ho fhall be like him; for we shall see him ly and without blemish. Rev. xiv. as he is. 1 Cor. xiii 12. For now ve 13. And I heard a voice from bea fee through a glass darkly, but then ren, saying unto me, Write, Blessed face to face : now I know in part, but are the dead which die in the Lord, then shall. I know even as I am keown. from henceforth : yea, saith the Spi- i Theff. iv. 17. Then we who are arit, that they may rest from their la live and remain, Niall be caught up bours; and their works do follow together with them in the clouds, to them,
meet the Lord in the air : and so & Psal, xvi, 11. Thou wilt hew thall we ever be with the Lord. me the path of life: in thy pre 18. Wherefore, comfort one another fence is fulness of joy, at thy right with these words.
dience to his revealed will n.
l. 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 knowledge of good and evil, was the moral law o.
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 difpofition of the whole man, soul and body p, and in per
91. n Rom. xii. I. I beseech you he him, male and female created he therefore, brethren, by the mercies them. Rom. ii, 14. For when the of God, that ye present your bodies Gentilés who have not the law, do a living facrifice,koly, and acceptable by nature the things contained in UDIO God, which is your reasonable the law, these having not the law, service, N. 2. And be not conform are a law unto themselves : v. 5.4 ed to this world; bue be ye trans+ Who shew the work of the law writformed by the renewing of your ten in their hearts, their conscience miod, that ye may prove what is also bearing witness, and their that good, and acceptable, and per. thoughts the mean while accusing, fect will of God. Mic. vi. 8. He or elle excusing one another. Roni. hath shewed thee, O man, what is x. 5, For Mofes describeth the righgood; and what doth the Lord re teoulness which is of the law, That quire of thee, but to do jusly, and the man who doth those things thall to love mercy, and to walk tum live by them. Gen. ii. 17. Bur of the bly with thy God? 1 Sain. xv. 22, tree of the knowledge of good and And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as evil, thou shalt not ene of it: for in great delight in burnt offerings and the day that thou eatest thereof, facrifices, as in obeying the voice of thou shall surely die. the Lord ? behold, to obey, is bet 63. p Deur, y. I. And Moses cal. ler than sacrifice; and to hearken led all Ifrael, and said unto them, than the fat of rams,
Hear, Olfael, the statutes and 92.0 Gen, i, 26. And God said, judgments which I speak in your Let us make man in our image, af ears this day, thac ye may learn ter our likeness : and let them have them, and keep, and do them.' vi dominion over the fih of the sea, 2. The Lord our God made a co and over the fowl of the air, and · venant with us in Horeb. v. 3. The over the cattle, and over all the Lord made not this covenant with earth, and over every creeping thing : our fathers, but with us, eren us; that creepeth upon the earth.
v, 27. who are all of us here alive this day. Sq God created man in his own ia V. 31. But as for thee, stand thon bere mage: in the image of God created by me, and I will speak unto thee
formance of all those duties of holiness and righteousness which he oweth to God and manq: promising life upon the fulfilling, and threarning 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, fioce the fall, can attain to righteousness and life by the moral laws; yet there is great use thereof as well common to all men, as peculiar either to the unregene: rate, or the regenerate t.
Q. 95. Of what ujê is the moral law to all men?
4. The moral law is of use to all men, to inform them of the holy nature and will of God v, and of their duty, binding them
all the commandments, and the fta- do I exercise myself to have always tutes, and the judgments which a conscience void of offence both tothou shalt teach them, that they ward God and toward men, may do them in the land which I Rom. x. s. For Mores describeth gave them to polless it, v.33. You the righteousness which is of the thall walk in all the ways which the law, that the man which doth those Lord your God hath commanded things, Ahall live by them. Gal. iji. you, that ye may live, and that it 10. For as many as are of the works may be well with you, and that of the law, are under the curse: for you may prolong your days in the it is written, Cursed is every one that land which ye shall possess. Luke x. continueth not in all things which 26. He said unto him, What is are written in the book of the law to written in the law? how readest do them. y. 12. And the law is not thou? v. 27. And he answering, of faith : but, The man that doth said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy them shall live in them. God with all thy heart, and with all 94. / Rom. viii. 3. For what the Thy foul, and with all thy strength, law could not do, in that it was and with all thy miod; and thy weak through the filelh, God sendo neighbour as thyself. Gal. iii, re. ing his own Son, in the likenels of For as many as are of the works of soful felh, and for fiu condemned the law, are under the curse; for fin in the feh. Gal. ii. 16. Knowit is written, Cursed is every one that ing that a man is not justified by the continueth not in all things which works of the law, but by the faith are written in the book of the law of Jesus Christ, even we have bero do them. Thes. v. 23. And lieved in Jesus Christ, that we might the very God of peace fanctify you be justified by the faith of Chrift, wholly: and I pray God, your and not by the works of the law: whole spirit and soul and body, be for by the works of the law shall no preserved blamelels unto the coming flesh be jastified. of our Lord Jesus Christ.
ti Tim. i. &. But we know that 9 Luke i. 75. In holiness and righ. the law is good, if a man use it lawteousness before him all the days of fully. our life: Acts xxiv. 16. and herein 95. u Lev. xi. 44. For I am the
to walk accordingly' w; to convince them of their disability to keep it, and of the sinful pollution of their nature, hearts and lives x; to humble them in the sense of their fin and miseryy, * and thereby help them to a clearer sight of the need they have
of Christ z, and of the perfection of his obedience a. : Q. 96. What particular use is there of the moral law to unregenerate men?
Å. The moral law is of use to unregenerate men, to awaken their consciences to flee from wrath
to come b, and to drive
Lord your God : ye shall therefore by the deeds of the law there fall fanétify yourselves, and ye fall be no flesh be justified in his Sght: for boly; for I am holy: neither shall by the law is the knowledge of fin. ge defle yourselves with any man Rom. vii 7. What Mall we say ner of creeping thing that creepeth then ? is the law fin? God forbida upon the earth. v. 45. For I am the Nay, I had rot known lin, but by Lord that bringeth you op out of the law: for I had not known lult, the land of Egypt, to be your God: except the law had faid, Thou shalt ye hall therefore be holy: for I am not covet. boly. Lev. x3. 7. Sanctify yourselves y Roni, iii. 9. IVhat then are we therefore, and be ye holy: for I am better than they? No, in no ways; the Lord your God. v. 8. And ye for we have before proved both Jew's Thall keep my statutes, and do thens : and Gentiles, that they are all under I am the Lord which san&ify you. "Sin. v. 33. For all have finned, and Rom, vii. 12. Wherefore the law is come Mort of the glory of God, holy; and the commandment holy, z Gal ji. 21. Is the law then aand just and good.
gainst the promises of God? God w Mic. vi. 8. He hath facwed thee, forbid, for if there had been a law O man, what is good; and what given which could have given life, doıh the Lord require of thee, but rerily righteousness fould have to do jusly, and to love mercy, and been by the law. v, 22. But the to walk humbly with thy God? Scripture hath concluded all under James ii, 10. For whosoever Mall fin, that the promise by faith of je. keep the whole law, and yet offend sus Christ might be given to them in one point, he is guilty of all. V. that beliere, 11. For he that said, Do not com a Rom. 8. 4. For Christ is the end mit adultery, faid alfo, Do not kill, of the law for righteousness to every Nowił thou commit no adultery, yet
one that believeth. if thon kill, thou art become a 96.b 1 Tim, i.9. Knowing this that transgreffor of the law.'
the law is not made for a righteous * Pfal. xix. 11. Moreover by them man, but for the lawless and disobeis thy fervant warned: and in keep. dient, for the ungodly and for finners. ing of them there is a great rewards for unholy and profane, for mur v. 12. Who can underfand his derers of fathers, and inurderers of errors ? cleanse thou me from fe- mothers, for man-flayers, .10. çset saulis. Rom. iji: 20. Therefore For whoremongers, for them that