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4. Sentence will accordingly be pass’d upon
every Man; either,
II. He will judge the World in Righteousness ;
1. Without respect of Persons, Rom. ii. 11.
Words, S. Marth. xii. 36.
Circumstances, S. Job.iii. 19. S. Luk.
xii. 46, 47. S. Matth. xi. 21, 22, 24-
III. He will judge the World by Christ, who
1. That so He may judge them which judg'd
2. That so we may see our Judge, S. Joh. v. 27.
3. That we may the more readily consent to
IV. The Day when Christ shall judge the
1. There is a private Judgment upon the Day
2. There will be a general Judgment, which is
great Day, S. Jude 6. the great and notable Day of the Lord, Act. ii. 20. the Day of the Lord, i Thel. v. 2, 4. the Day of Christ, 2 Thess. ijs 2.
This Day is known only to the Father, Matt. xxiv. 36.
V. GOD having rais'd Christ from the Dead, hath thereby given Affurance unto all Men, that He will judge the World.
1. By Christ's Resurrection, we are assur'd that we shall rise again, i Cor. XV. 12, 21, 22. Roma viii. il.
'Έκών και ανασάνο και ημάς ελπίζομεν ανασήσας, Theod.
Kspanās dvascons sýniugis ng épinux, S. Chryfoft.
2. By our Resurrection, we are assured that we shall be judg’d, that being the End of the Resurre&ion, i Thel. i. 10. S. Matt. xxv. 31, 32.
Seeing GOD hath appointed a Day, wherein He will judge the World by Jesus Christ, we ought to repent; for,
1. Unless we repent, we shall then, most certainly, be cast and undone for ever, 2 Ther. i. 8, 9, 10. S. Matt. XXV. 46. S. Luk. xiii. 3.
2. If we do repent, we shall then be absolvid and crown'd, S. Matt. XXV. 46. 2 Tim. iv. 7, 8.
3. This Repentance must be now, inmediately, Psal. xcv. 7, 8. S. Matt. xxiv. 44. S. Luk. xxi. 34, 35, 36.
A CT. xxii, 20,
phen was shed, I also was standing by,
the Raiment of them that flew him.
Meglus, teftis; one that by Suffering for
5. In Life, Hebr. xi. 37, 38. A&t. vii. 59.
Martyrii mater fides Catholica, S. Ambrof.
Causa facit Martyrem. 3. The End and Intention must be right too. Not for Humour and Fa&ion, not out of VainGlory and Ambition, but out of true Love to GOD and His Truth ; otherwise, “a Man máy suffer much, and yet be no Martyr, 1 Cor. xiii. 3.
All these Requisites of true Martyrdom, conçurr'd in the Death of our Sovereign King Charles I.
1. He suffer'd much, too much !
Catholick-Church, against the novelin
ventions both of Papifts and Sectaries. 3. He could not poslibly have any other De
sign in Suffering fo chearfully, as He did, but only to bear Witness to the Truth of GOD.
II. How may a Man be said to consent to the Death or Martyrdom of another, tho' He had no actual Hand in it ?
1. He that does not prevent it, as far as he is able, or do what he can towards the preventing of it.
2. He that any ways encourageth or allisteth them that do it, At. vii. 58. S. Matt. xxvii. 22,25.
3. He that is not sorry or troubled for it when it is done, S. Matt. xxvii. 39, 40, 41.
1. The Happiness of this glorious Saint and Martyr.
Seculi homines infæliciter fælices sunt, martyres autèm fæliciter infælices erant, S. Auguft.
• Erant enim ad tempus infelices, sed in aternum fælices, Idem.
2. The Misery that this Nation is subject to, by reason of His Death. AbeRs Blood cry'd to Heaven, Gen. iv. io. The Martyrs themselves cry in Heaven, Rev. vi.
To prevent this,
ACT. xxiv. 16. And herein do I exercise myself, to have
always a Conscience void of Offence toward GOD, and toward Men.
E ought to have a Conscience void of
Offence towards GOD and Man. . 1. What is Conscience ? 1. For the Name; 1. It is callid Heart, 1 Sam. xxiv. 5. Ecclef.
vii. 22. 1 S. Joh. iii. 21. 117, Spirit,
Prov. xviii. 14. I Cor. ii. 11. 2. Conscience, ouvádnois, Tit. i. 15. which im
plies, 1. The Knowledge that several have of
the same Thing, so GOD kaows
with us, Job xvi. 19. Gurisang ur. 2. The Knowledge that we have of feve
ral Things, í Sam. xxiv. 5.
Hic murus aheneus efto, Nil conscire fibi, Hor. I Cor. iv. 4. 2. The Thing. Conscience is a Habit of the pra&ical Understanding, whereby the Mind of Man applies the Knowledge it bath, to its own particular Actions, by Discourse of Reason.
1. It is a Habit, because a kind of Knowledge.
standing of Man.
1. As a Witness.