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butes. The saved will then learn from what they are redeemed; and for what they praise the Lord of life and glory, giving thanks forevermore. All that the Lord has done for mankind, and the grace of our heavenly Father, must from that period be eternally realized in the many hearts of gratitude, and by the numerous family of the redeemed.

To close, let us recapitulate the subject, and notice particularly the heads of what it affords.

1st. We learn that we have reason to expect a certain period, called "the day of judg ment," when men will be judged after this life, and receive according to the deeds done in the body, whether good or bad. Our present individuality, then, must be recognized in the future state.

2d. We find every work is then to be manifested, and every one of the human family to share his part in that day of giving account to God.

3d. Every work of man will then be approbated or disapprobated, according as it is good or bad, and the then present character of every one plainly shown him by the Judge of all the earth.

4th. That we have no account of being judged for sins committed in a future state of existence, but according to deeds done only in the body.

5th. Though we learn the wicked are condemned, we do not find that they are sentenced to a stated duration of punishment, as at

judicial trials in human courts; nor do we find any account of the common idea, that the condition of man is then permanently fixed, separating some for endless felicity, and others to an eternity of woe.

My brethren, let us remember these things, and learn to fear God, and love one another.



I WILL there a judgment day
Be found in future life,
Revealing ev'ry word we say,
And every baneful strife?

2 Yes, this from our dear Lord,
Whose lips the truth impart;
No one can hide an idle word,
Or secret of his heart.

3 How careful then ought we
In word and works to live,
When such exact account to thee,
Kind Lord, we soon must give.

4 Help us to watch our lips

With holy awe and fear; ›

Let not the soul that mercy keeps,
Sink down in long despair.


Delivered April 24.



MATT. xii. 32.

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

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And shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall he wailing and gnashing of teeth.

4. MATT. Xviii. 6.—MARK ix. 42.—& LUKE xvii. 2.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.


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LUKE xii. 4, 5.

And I say unto you, my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do: but I will forewarn you whom ye

shall fear: Fear him which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

ROMANS ii. 3, 6, 16.

And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Who will render to every man according to his deeds; in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.


2 THESSALONIANS i. 7, 8, 9. And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence* of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

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How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ; God also bearing them witness with signs and wonders, and divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? For unto the angels hath he not put into subjection the world to come whereof we speak.

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He that despised Moses' law, died without, mercy under two or three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye, he shall be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto

*Gr. face.

the spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

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The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.

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But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

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And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlast-. ing chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

QUR Savior has faithfully testified, that for every idle word which men speak, they shall give account in the day of judgment. Man is therefore, a being accountable to his Maker for his actions, as well as dependant for his gifts. A state of accountability always presupposes a time of rendering account; and it is not reasonable to suppose the time of rendering account can be fulfilled,till after the labors of an accountable state are completed. As man's whole life is a state of accountability, it is not easy to determine how he can render account for the last moral action in this life, after the action is performed. Therefore the scripture plainly states, what reason sug

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