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PROPOSITION NINETEENTH. Christ shall continue to Reign upon the Judgment Throne
of His Kingdom, until All shall be REDEEMED FROM SIN, and Saved in Righteousness.
PROOFS. “As for (the nature and object of] His JUDGMENTS, they have not Known
them.'—l'salms cxlvii. 20. Why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought, (value at nothing,) thy brother? For we shall ALL stand before the judgment-seat of Christ, (without partiality, to be redeemed from error and sin, and re-created in knowledge and righteousness.] For, as it is written, Every Knee shall bow to Me, and Every Mouth confess, 'Rom. xiv. 11, that in the Lord have they righteousness and strength.' -Isa. xlv. 24.
"He hath appointed a Day, [a Period,] in which He will Judge THE WORLD IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, by that Man whom He hath ordained, whereof HE HATH GIVEN AssurANCE UNTO ALL MEN.'-Acts xvii. 31.
Now is the Judgment of this World, [commenced ;] now shall the Prince of this world (Evil) be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the Earth, will draw ALL MEN unto me.'---John xii. 31, 32.
The Father hath committed All Judgment to the Son, that ALL MEN should honor the Son.'---John v. 22.
The Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughter of Zion, and shall have Purged the filth of Jerusalem by the spirit of JUDGMENT, and the spirit of burning.'---Isa.iv.4.
“When thy Judgments are in the Earth, the Inhabitants of the World will learn righteousness.'---Isa. xxvi. 9.
'In Mercy shall the Throne be established; and he shall sit upon it in Truth in the sanctuary of David, Judging, seeking Judgment, AND HASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS.'---Is. xvi. 5.
0, Sing unto the Lord a New Song; for He hath done marvellous things! His right hand and His holy arm hath gotten Him THE VICTORY! The Lord hath made known His Salvation ; His Righteousness hath He openly showed in the sight of the Heathen. He hath remembered His Mercy and His Truth towards the house of Israel. All the Ends of the Earth have seen the Salvation of our God !--Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, All the Earth! Make a loud noise, and Rejoice, and sing Praises! Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet, make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King! Let the sea roar, and the fulness therof; THE WORLD, and they that dwell therein! Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills be Joyful together before the Lord ! For He cometh to Judge the Earth ; with Righteousness shall He Judge The World, and the People with Equity.'--98th Psalm.
Behold he cometh with clouds, and EVERY EYE shall see him, and they even which pierced him: and All the Kindreds of the Earth shall grieve in bitterness for their sins,) because of him. Even so ; Amen.'---Rev. i. 7.
“Thou shalt sigh, [in deep humiliation and repentance,] for the Tidings, because it cometh; and Every Heart shall melt, and All Hands shall be feeble, and Every Spirit shall faint, and All Knees shall be weak as water. Behold it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord God.'-.. Ezek. xxi. 7.
THE CREATION itself also shall be Delivered from the Bondage of Corruption, into the glorious liberty of the Children of God.'---Rom. viii. 21.
•Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red, like crimson, they shall be as wool.'---Isa. i. 18. For the Lord came to save the very 'chief of Sinners, and 'to Put Away Sin,' entirely. ..
He shall baptise You with the Holy Spirit, and with sthe dross-consuming] Fire; whose Fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly Purge His floor, and Gather His wheat into His garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.'---Mat. iii. 11, 12. “For the Son of Man came not to destroy mens' lives, but to Save them.
Sin shall not have Dominion over You, for we are under Grace.'---Rom. vi. 14.
Thou hast forgiven (taken away] the Iniquity of the Peo
ple, thou hast covered all their Sin ; Thou hast taken away all thy wrath.'---Ps. lxxxv. 2.
'I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgresrions for mine own sake, and will not remember thysins. ---Is.xliii.25.
All the Kindreds of the Earth shall be Blessed, by being turned away Every One from his iniquities.---Acts iii. 26. 'Him that Quickeneth All Things.'---1 Tim. vi. 13.
Paul expected that Every Man shall be presented Perfect in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.---Col. i. 28.
Thy Salvation which Thou hast prepared before the face of All PEOPLE.'---Luke ii. 31.
The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth, and All Flesh shall see the Salvation of our God.' ---Luke iii. 6.
Other sheep I have, which are not of this, (the elect believers') Fold. Them also must I bring, and They shall hear my voice ; AND THERE SHALL BE ONE FOLD, AND ONE SHEPHERD.'---John x. 16.
This is the Covenant I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord ; I will Put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will Write them, and their Sins and Iniquities will I Remember no more.'---Heb. x. 16, 17.
'It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell, to reconcile All Things to himself, and in the body of his flesh to present You ('that were sometimes Alienated, and Enemies in your minds by wicked works,') holy, and unblamable, and unreprovable in His sight.'---Col. i. 19, 21.
The fall of Israel shall be the Riches of THE WORLD.' ---Rom. xi. 12.
We trust in the Living God as the Saviour of ALL MEN, especially of those that believe.'---1 Tim. iv, 10.
Christ, THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD.'---John iv. 42.
Our Father who art in heaven, - • Deliver Us from Evil.' Mat. vi. 13.
“Each of the Pow’rs of the Grace Divine,
Salvation then is threefold in God's Plan,
BAILEY. We have an extract to insert here from a discourse by Wesley, on Gen. iii. 15, which is strongly confirmative both of our argument, and of that good man's leaning to Universalism : "Can the Creator despise the work of His own hands? Surely, that is impossible. Hath He not, then, provided a Remedy for all these Evils ? Yes, verily He hath! And a sufficient [effectual] remedy, every way adequate to the Disease. He hath fulóilled His word ; He hath given 'the Seed of the woman to Bruise the serpent's head.' Here is a remedy for all our guilt; "he bore all our sins in his body on the tree ;' and `if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.'--. Behold, then, both the Justice and Mercy of God! His Justice in punishing sin, and His Mercy in providing a Universal Remedy, for Universal Evil. In appointing the second Adam to die for all who had died in the first, so that, •As in Adam all died, so in Christ all should be made alive;' that ‘as by one man's offence, judgment came upon all to condemnation, so by the righteousness of one, the free gift might come upon all unto justification of life.' And it should be particularly observed, that, 'where sin abounded, grace does much more abound. For 'not as the condemnation so is the free gift ;' but we may gain even infinitely more than we have lost.”
"Time there hath been when only God was All,
And it shall be again. The hour is nam'd
PROPOSITION TWENTIETH. Salvation is Especially for SINNERS, and not for the Un
sinful, if there be such, for they would not Require Redemption ; but the farthest Estranged from holiness, most Need Salvation, and will as surely Obtain it.
PROOFS. They that be whole NEED NOT a Physician, but they that are sick. But go Ye, [ye who despise and limit the graciousness of the Lord,] and learn what that meaneth,- I will have MERCY, and NOT Sacrifice ; for I am not come to call the Righteous ['there is none righteous,'] EUT SINNERS to Repentance.'---Mat. ix. 12, 13; Mark ii; Luke v.
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of All acceptation that Jesus Christ came into the world to SAVE SINNERS,' even the chief.'---1 Tim. i. 15.
"THE NEEDY shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the Poor shall not perish forever.'---Ps. ix. 16.
I will Seek that which was Lost, and Bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was Sick.'---Ezek. xxxiv. 16.
Thou, O God, hast prepared Thy Goodness for the Poor.'—Ps. Ixviii. 10.
The Son of Man is come to Save [not the already saved, not those who should save themselves ---these are the posi. tions of Partialism ; but] THAT WHICH WAS Lost.'--- Luke xix. 10.
•When the Pharisee saw it, he spake to himself, -- She is a Sinner. And Jesus answering, said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee.--- And he saith, Master, say on.---There was a certain creditor which had two debtors : the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them BOTH. Tell me therefore which of them will love him most ? Simon answered, I suppose that he to whom he forgave