The Last Judgment

While the Scriptures represent all punishment of individual transgressors and all manifestations of God?s vindicatory justice in the history of nations as acts or processes of judgment, they also intimate that these temporal judgments are only partial and imperfect. They are therefore, to be concluded with a final and complete vindication of God?s righteousness. This will be accomplished by making known to the universe the characters of all men and by awarding to them corresponding destinies.

Passages describing temporal or spiritual judgment are <190907>Psalm 9:7 ? ?He hath prepared his throne for judgment? <232609>Isaiah 26:9 ? ?when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness? <401627>Matthew 16:27, 28 ? ?For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds. Verily I say unto you, There be some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom? <430318>John 3:18, 19 ? ?he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil?; 9:39 ? ?For judgment came I into this world, that they that see not may see; and that they that see may become blind?; 12:31 ? ?Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.?

Passages describing the final judgment are <402531>Matthew 25:31-46 ? ?But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats??; <441731>Acts 17:31 ? ?he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given

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