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142 SERMONS upon the SER M. XVIII. own Glory. The Son of Man, and the Son of God, is only one Perfon ; and his Glo- ry as God, and his Father's Glory, is he fame. So that, He (hall come in his Glory, noteth either, (t.) His Divine Power and Majefly, which (hall then confpicuoufly Thine forth: Or, (a.) The Glory put upon the Humane Nature ; and fo it will nice his plenary Ab- folutien, as our Surety. The Father fendeth him from Heaven, in Power and great Glory : He appeareth without Sin, Heb. 9.28. He Both not fay, They that look for him fhall be without Sin ; but, He (ball appear the fecond time without Sin unto Salvati- on : That is, fully difcharged of our Debr. Firft, He came in carnem ; He (hewed himfelf in the Nature of Man, to be judged : Then, in carne ; He (hall Thew himfelf in the Nature of Man to judge the World. At his Firft Coming he was holy, yet in the Garb of a Sinner ; we judged him as one forfaken of God : His Second Corn- ing (hall make it evident, that he is difcharged of the Debt he took upon him- felf. 2. .His Royal Attendance. The Angels (hall attend him both to honour him, and to be employed by him. 3. His Royal Poflure. He (bail fit upon the Throne of his Glory. A glorious Throne, belèeming the Son of God, and the Judge of the ,Quick and the Dead, (hali be ereEted for him in the Clouds : Such as none can imagine how glorious it (hall be, till they, fee ir. Secondly, The next 'thing that is offeredin thefe words, is, The prefenting the Parties to be judged: And there you may take notice, (t.) Of their Congregation. , And before him /ball be gathered all Nations. (2:) Their Segregation. And he (ball feporate them one from another, as a Shepherd di. videth his Sheep from the Goats. In the Segregation we have, t. The ordering them into two feveral Ranks and Companies ; Sheep, and Goats, Ver f. 32. 2. As to Pofture and Place ; her/.' 33. And be (hall let his Sheep on the Right Hand, and the Goats on his Left. Not only a Separation as toCrhift's Knowledge, and dif- cerning. them, but a Separation in Place. I begin with the firft Branch, The Appearance and fitting down of the judge. Two Points I (hall obferve : t, DoE(. That the Judge of this World is °fefuo Chrifi. 2. Dol. That CbrojPs Appearance for the judgment of the World, ¡lxii be Glorious, and full of Majefly. For the firft Point ;. That fefus Chrof is the Worlds fudge.. (r.) Here I (hall enquire, why he is fudge ? (2.) In what nature he doth all, or exercife -this Judgment ; whether as God, or Man, or both. Fir fl, Let us enquire, how Chrifi cometb to be the Worlds 'ridge ? and with what Conveniency and A reeablenefs to Reafon this Honour is put upon him. To a Judge there belongeth thefe four things : r. Wifdom, 2. Power, ande 4. Authority. (t.) Wifdom and'Underflanding, by which he is able to judge all Perlons and Caufes that come before him, according to the Rules and Laws by which that Judgment is to proceed : For no Man can give Sentence in a Caufe wherein he hath not Skill, both as to matter of Right and Wrong ; and fufñcient Evidence and Knowledge as to matter of Fald. Therefore, in ordinary Judicatures, a prudent and difcerning Per- ron is choiec. ;"t:'Pire