As F. W. Robertson has shown in his sermon on ?The Sympathy of Christ (vol. 1:sermon vii), it is not sin that most sympathizes with sin. Sin blinds and hardens. Only the pure can appreciate the needs of the impure and feel for them.
(c) Human nature, sitting upon the throne of judgment, will afford convincing proof that Christ has received the reward of his sufferings and that humanity has been perfectly redeemed. The saints shall ?judge the world? only as they are one with Christ.
The lowly Son of man shall sit upon the throne ofjudgment. And with himself he will join all believers. <401928>Matthew 19:28 ? ?ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel?; <422228>Luke 22:28-30 ? ?But ye are they that have continued with me in my temptations; and I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me, that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and ye shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel?; <460602>1 Corinthians 6:2, 3 ? know ye not that the saints shall judge the world??Know ye not that we shall judge angels?? Revelations 3:21 ? ?He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.?
4. The subjects of the final judgment.
The persons upon whose characters and conduct this judgment shall be passed are of two great classes.
(a) All men, each possessed of body as well as soul, the dead having been raised and the living having been changed.
<461551> 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 ? ?We all shall not sleep, but we shall all he changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed?; <520416>1 Thess. 4:16, 17 ? ?For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.?
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