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not bring, nor price." Come, poor, miserable, wretched, vile, outcast, abhorred, and hated, only come in FAITH, in trusting confidence, and Christ will save you. Come as a sinner with no other excuse or pretence. Lift up the publican's prayer, "God be merciful to me, a sinner." Pour out the prodigal's cnfession, "I have sinned against heaven and in thy sight." Come weeping to the Saviour's feet, and thy FAITH shall save thee. He loves you; 0, believe it. He pities you and yearns over you, and waits to pardon you. O, believe it. He is not your enemy, but your friend. O, believe it! The Pharisee may say you are a sinner, the spectators may view you with disgust, but Jesus will neither despise your tears, nor disregard your prayers. Behold him now, he died for thee. Give yourself up, then, to live for him. Confess him before men. Die to earth and sin. Be buried with him by baptism. Rise to newness of life. Walk in the paths of his peace and salvation. O, forsake all for Chri Leave the pleasures of sin. Leave the of the flesh and the pride and pomp of earth. Take upon you the consecrated cross of Jesus. Cast every burden upon the Lord. Reckon yourself dead to sin. Believe in Christ with all your heart, so shall you be accepted of God, and forever saved. Come in sadness, and you shall "go in peace." Come in penitence, and 'go in peace." Come burdened, and "go in peace." Hark! the Saviour calls you, Come! Come! Whosoever will, let him come, and none who come in sincerity, shall go away empty or sad. None who come are cast out. Nay, to all who come in humble penitence and believing prayer, yea even to me and to thee, the voice of Jesus says, "thy sins, which are many, are forgiven thee. Thy faith hath saved thee. Go in peace."
Sinner, I have tried this, and I know it is true! Christ bade me, a poor, polluted sinner, "go in peace." He will say the same to you. Will you come and prove it?
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THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.
I. Man, in consequence of sin, is condemned to a state of mortality and death. Gen. iii: 19. Rom. v: 12, 14. Rom. vi: 23. Heb. ix: 27. Ps. xc: 3. Ecel. xii: 7; ix: 10; iii: 19, 21. Ps. xlix: 7.
II. Jesus Christ has died for our sins to redeem us from sin and death. 1 Pet. iii: 18; ii: 21. Math. xx: 28. Mark x: 45. 1 Tim. ii: 6. Tit. ii: 14. Rom. v: 6–8; xiv: 9, 15. 1 Cor. xv: 3. 2 Cor. v: 14, 15. 1 Thess. v: 10. Gal. iii: 13; iv: 5. 1 Pet. i: 18. Rev. v: 9, 10, Rom. iii: 23-26. Eph. i: 7. Col. i: 14. Heb. ix: 12. Zech. xiii: 7. Is. liii: 10-12.
III. Jesus Christ rose from the dead, being the first fruits of those that slept. Math: xxviii: 2-8. Mark xvi: 1-8. Luke xxiv: 1-48. Acts i: 3; ii: 23-36; iii: 13–15; v: 29-32; vii: 55–56; x: 40-41; xiii: 28-37; xvii: 30-32; xxiii: 6; xxiv; 14, 15; xxvi: 6-8. Rom. iv: 24, 25; v: 9, 10, 12-21; viii: 34; x: 9, 10; xív: 8,9. 1 Cor. xv: 3-32. 2 Cor. iv: 14; v: 15. Rev. i: 18. Rom. it 4. Gal. i: 1. Eph. i: 20. 2 Tim. ii: 8. Col. ii: 12. 1 Pet. i: 21.
IV. Jesus Christ can raise the dead has raised the dead, and will raise the dead at the last day. Luke vii: 11-15; viii: 49-56. John xi: 23-27, 43, 44. Math. xxvii: 52, 53. John v: 21, 26-30; vi: 40, 54; xii: 24, 32.
V. There shall be a resurrection of the dead-just and unjust-all that are in their graves. The righteous to immor tality and glory. The wicked to shame, contempt, corruption and damnation. Testimony of PATRIARCHS, Abraham-Heb. xi: 16-19. Job xiv: 7-15; xix: 23-27. Baalam. Numb. xxiv: 17. PROPHETS David, Ps. xvi: 8-11; xvii: 8, 15; xlix: 15; lxxi: 20-24. Isaiah xxv: 6-8; xxvi: 19-21; xl: 31; liii: 10; lv: 3. Ezek. xviii: 26; xxxvii: 1-14. Daniel xii: 1, 2. Hosea xiii: 14. Malachi iii: 17-18; iv: 1-3. JESUS-John v: 28, 29; vi: 27; 40. Math. xxii: 23-32. Luke xiv: 14. APOSTLES. Paul-Rom. vi: 5; viii: 11, 23. 1 Cor. xv: 1-54. Gal. vi: 7, 8. Phil. iii: 10,11. 2 Tim. ii: 18. Heb. vi: 2; xi: 35. 1 Cor. vi: 14. 2 Cor. i: 9; iv: 14. Col. iii: 14. Phil. iii: 10, 11. 1 Peter iv 6. 1 John iii: 1-3. Rev. xi: 18. Rev. xx: 5, 6, 11–13.
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THE DAY OF JUDGMENT.
BY ST. CYRIL, BISHOP OF JERUSALEM-A. D. 350.
LET us wait and look for the Lord's coming upon the clouds of heaven. Then shall the Angelic trumpets sound; "the dead in Christ shall rise first," the religious persons who are alive shall be caught up in the clouds, receiving as the reward of their labors, more than human honor, inasmuch as their's was a more than human strife; according as the apostle Paul writes, saying, "For the Lrd himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are left and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 Thes. iv. 13-18. . .
The Archangel shall shout aloud, and say to all, Rise to meet the Lord; and fearful will be that descent of our Master. David says our God shall come, and shall not keep silence; a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. The Son of man shall come to the Father, with the clouds of heaven, and with a stream of fire which is to try men, following as his train. Then, if any man's works are of gold, he shall be made brighter; if any man's course of life be like stubble, and without substance, he shall be burned by, the fire. And the Father "shall sit," having His "garments white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool." And this is spoken after the manner of men: wherefore? because he is the King of those who are not defiled with sins; for He says, "Your sins shall be white as snow, and shall be as wool," which is the emblem of the forgiveness of sins, or of sinlessness itself.
But the same Lord shall come from heaven in the clouds who ascended in the clouds; for He himself hath said, "and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with powe and great glory." But some one will say, "I am a poor man," or again, "I shall perhaps be
found at that time sick and in bed"-or "I am but a woman and I shall be found at the mill; shall we then be despised?" Be of good courage, O man; the Judge is no respecter of persons; "He will not judge according to man's appearance, nor reprove according to his speech." He honors not the learned before the simple, nor the rich before the needy. Though thou be in the field the angels shall take thee; think not that he will take the landlord, and will leave thee, the farmer. Though thou be a slave, though thou be poor, be not any whit distressed; He who takes the form of a servant, despises not servants. Though thou be laid sick upon thy bed, yet it is written, "Then shall two be in one bed, the one shall be taken and the other left." Though thou be of necessity put to grind, whether thou be man or woman; though thou have children and sit beside the mill, yet He, "who by his might, bringeth out them that are bound," overlooks thee not. He who brought forth Joseph out of want and bondage to a kingdom, re deems thee also from thy afflictions into the kingdom of heaven. Only be of good cheer, only work, only strive cheerfully, for nothing is lost. Every prayer of thine, every psalm thou singest is recorded; every alms deed, every fast is recorded; every marriage duly observed is recorded; continence kept for God's sake is recorded; and thou shalt shine as an angel. But as thou hast gladly listened to the good things, listen without shrinking to the contrary. Every covetous deed of thine is recorded; every act of fornication is recorded against thee; every false oath of thine is recorded; every blasphemy; every sorcery; every theft; every murder; all these things are henceforth recorded. .
"When the Son of man," He says, "shall come in his glory and all the angels with Him." Behold, O man, before what multitudes thou shalt come to judgment-the whole race of men will then be present. Reckon, therefore, the numbers of the Roman nation; reckon the numbers of all the barbarian tribes now living, and of those who have died within the last hundred years; reckon how many na. tions have been buried during the last thousand years; reckon all from Adam to this day. Great indeed is the
multitude; but yet it is little, for the angels are many more they are "the ninety and nine sheep," but mankind is the single 66 one." For according to the extent of universal space must we reckon the numbers of its inhabitants. The whole earth is but a point in the midst of this one heaven; and the heaven which encircles it contains as great a multitude of inhabitants as it has extent. the heaven of heavens contains unimaginable numbers.And as it is written, "Thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him;" not that the multitude was only so great, but the Prophet could not express more than these. And there will be present at the judgment God, the Father of all, Jesus Christ being seated with Him, and the Holy Ghost being with them and the angelic trumpet shall summoa all of us, bearing our deeds.
Ought we not then now to be sore troubled at this?— Think it not a slight doom, O man, setting punishment aside, to be condemned in the presence of so many! Shall we not then choose rather to die many deaths than be condemned by friends? Let us shudder then, brethren, lest God condemn us, who needs not enquiry or proofs, to condemn. Say not in the night I committed fornication or wrought sorcery, or did any other thing, and there was no man by. Out of thine own conscience shalt thou be judged, thy "thoughts the meanwhile, accusing or else excusing, in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men.' "The terrible countenance of the Judge will force thee to speak the truth; or rather, even if thou speak not, it will convict thee. For thou shalt rise clothed with thine own sins, or else thy righteousness. And this has the Judge himself declared, saying, (for it is Christ who judges, for "the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son," not divesting himself of His power, but judging through the Son; therefore, the Son judgeth by the will of the Father; for the will of the Father and of the Son are not different, but one and the same;) what then says the Judge, as to whether thou shalt bear thy work or no? "And before him shall they gather all nations:" for in the presence of Christ "every knee must bow,