Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.1

94 Of Repentance. S E R M. All things come alike to all, there is one event IV. to the righteous and to the wicked, to the good, 1"--"^-1 and to the clean, and to the unclean, to him that facrfceth, and to him that facrificeth not ; as is the good, fo is the limier, and he that fìveareth as he that feareth an oath; when, I fay, we confider this, we conclude very reafonably, that there will be a great differ- ence made hereafter in the condition of men, by the appointment of their great judge. But, chriftianity gives us 1H11 a much clearer light into the other world. It repre- fents a future judgment, and the awful im- portant iffues of it in the molt affeéing manner; that Jefus Chrift, as the vifible judge, will fit on his throne, fummon the whole human race to appear before him, and diftribute to every one rewards and pu- niíhments, according to what they have done in the body, whether it be good or evil. By tl ? powerful confideration, God requires all men to repent : the hope of an abfolute and compleat juftification, and the enjoyment of an eternal reff, and of fulnefs of joy in God's prefence, if they fulfil the terms of his covenant ; if amending their evil ways and breaking off their fins, they patiently