4. Sentence will accordingly be pass’d upon

every Man; either,
1. Of Absolution, S. Matth. XXV. 34.
2. Or of Condemnation, S. Matth. xxv.



II. He will judge the World in Righteousness ;
that is,

1. Without respect of Persons, Rom. ii. 11.
2. Exa&ly according to every Man's Life.
1. His Thoughts, 1 Cor. iv. 5. 2 S. Pet. ii, 1.

Words, S. Marth. xii. 36.
3. Aations, Ecclef. xii. 14.

Circumstances, S. Job.iii. 19. S. Luk.

xii. 46, 47. S. Matth. xi. 21, 22, 24-
3. In Righteousness and Faithfulness to His
Promises, 1 S. Job. i. 9. Ezek. xvüi. 30, 22. Phil.
ii. 9.

III. He will judge the World by Christ, who
then will fit as Judge, S. Joh. v. 22, 27. Rom. xiv.
16. A&t. x. 42. 2 Cor. V. 10.

1. That so He may judge them which judg'd
Him, S. Matth. xxvi. 64. Phil. ii. 9, 10, U.

2. That so we may see our Judge, S. Joh. v. 27.
Job xix. 25, 26, 27.

3. That we may the more readily consent to
what is done, seeing it is done by our own Nature
in Christ.

IV. The Day when Christ shall judge the
World, is appointed.

1. There is a private Judgment upon the Day
of a Man's Death, Ecclef. xii. 7. Hebr.ix. 27. S. Luk.
xvi. 22, 23. and xxiii. 43. Phil.i. 23.

2. There will be a general Judgment, which is
here meant, the Day appointed, Rom. ii. 5. the


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.

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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.

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A CT. xxii, 20,
And brhen the Blood of thy Martyr Ste-

phen was shed, I also was standing by,
and consented to his Death, and kept

the Raiment of them that flew him.

Meglus, teftis; one that by Suffering for
it, bears Witness to the Truth.
1, There must be Suffering.
!, In Namę, by Reproach, 1 Cor. iv, 12,

2. In Estate, Phil. iii. 8.
3. In Health, 1 Cor. iv. 11. 2 Cor. xi. 24,

4. In Liberty, Hebr. xi. 36.

5. In Life, Hebr. xi. 37, 38. A&t. vii. 59.
2. It must be for Righteousness-fake, for the
Confession, and in Defence of the Truth, 1 S. Pet.
jii. 14, 17. and iv. 14,15,16. He that suffers for
Heresy or Error, is the Devil's Martyr, and not
GOD's, 1 S. Pet. ii. 19, 20.

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.

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1. He suffer'd much, too much !
2. In a good Cause, in Defence of the true

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.

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Hence obserye,

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.

9, 10.

To prevent this,
1. Be liberal to the Poor, Dan. iv. 27.
2. Be serious and constant in Prayer and
Fafting, Deut. xxi. 7, 8.

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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.
2. The Subject, in the pra&ical Under-

standing of Man.
3. The Object, particular Adions.
4. The A& ; it applies,

1. As a Witness.
2. As a Judge.

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