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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. xiii. 14.
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 years.
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.
Acts xxiv. 25.
I. OP a future judgment and its consequences. 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. 1. 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 11.-xcviii. 8.
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 filed 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.
Luke xxi. 35. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the earth.
Luke xxi. 36. Watch ye therefore and pray always that ye may be accounted worthy, to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. See Matt. xxiv. 42, 44 to 51. Mark xiii. 33 to 37.
1 Cor. i. 8. The Lord Jesus Christ shall confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ.
iv. 4. He that judgeth ine is the Lord. See Christ shall judge. Ver. 5. Therefore judge nothing before the time till the Lord come. See Matt. vii. 1, 2. Rom. xiv. 3, 10, 13. Col. ii. 16. James iv. 11. Acts. xvii. 30. The times of ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent.
Ver. 31. Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ.
Col. iii. 4. When Christ who is our life shall appear, then shall ye appear with him in glory.
Ver. 5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Ver. 8. Also put off anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communications out of your mouth.
Ver. 9. Lie not.
Ver. 24. Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
1 Thess. ii. 19. We who are ministers, what is our hope or joy or crown of rejoicing? are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
iii. 12. The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men.
Ver. 13. To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
iv. 17. We shall be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, so shall we be ever with the Lord.
Ver. 18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
v. 2. The day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night. 2 Pet. iii. 10.
Ver. 4. But ye, brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Ver. 6. Therefore let us not sleep as do others, but let us watch and be sober.
1 Thess. v. 8. Putting on the breast-plate of faith, and love, and for an helmet the hope of salvation.
2. Thess. ii. 1. We beseech you brethren by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him.
Ver. 2. That ye be not soon shaken in mind.
1 Tim. vi. 14. Keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. See Obedience to Christ.
Tit. ii. 12. Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly, in this present world.
Tit. ii. 13. Looking for the blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
James v. 7. Be patient, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Ver. 8. Stablish your hearts for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
1 Pet. i. 7. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than that of gold that perisheth, though it be tried by fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Ver. 9. Ye receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Ver. 13. Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and hope to the end, for the grace that shall be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ..
Ver. 14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance.
Ver. 15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.
1 Pet. iv. 7. The end of all things is at hand, be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer.
Ver. 13. Rejoice, in as much as ye are partakers of Christ's suffer. ings, that when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
2 Pet. iii. 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.
Ver. 12. Looking for and hasting to the coming of the day of God, when the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Ver. 13, 14.
1 John ii. 8. Little children, abide in Christ, that when he shall appear ye may have confidence, and not be ashamed at his coming.
iv. 17. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment.
Rev. xiv. 7. Fear God and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come, and worship him that made heaven and earth and the fountains of waters.
VI. The dissolution of the heavens and the earth. Ps. cii. 25. The heavens are the work of thine hands.
Ver. 26. They shall perish but thou shalt endure, yea all of them shall wax old like a garment, and as a vesture shalt thou, (Christ, Heb. i. 10, 11, 12.) change them and they shall be changed.
2 Pet. iii. 7. The heavens and the earth which are now are kept in store, reserved unto fire, against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Ver. 10. The heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burnt up. Ver. 12.
Ver. 13. Nevertheless we according to his promise look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. See Rev. vi. 14. Isa. xxxiv. 24.—li. 6.—lxv. 17,-lxvi. 22.