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Delight? Yet such is the doctrine of that faith which teaches that all the achievements and efforts of Divine Mercy, are limited to this weak, hand-breadıh existence.
Let Israel Hope in the Lord ; for with the Lord there is Mercy, and with Him there is PLENTEOUS REDEMPTION. And He shall Redeem Israel from all his iniquities.'---cxxx. 7, 8. 'He hath concluded All in Unbelief, that He might have Mercy upon All.'---Rom. xi. 32. “That as Sin hath reigned unto death, even so might Grace [Mercy] reign, through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.' ---Rom. v. 21.
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PROPOSITION THIRTY-SEVENTH. Universal Holiness is the work of the Infinite JUSTICE.
EVIDENCES. Ye who turn JUDGMENT 10 wormwood and gall, and the fruit of Right
eousness into bitterness.-Amos v. 7; vi. 12. "God is Just,'— Deut. xxxii. 4; ‘RIGHTEOUS,'-Rev. xvi. 4; EQUITABLE.'-Ps. xcviii. 9. “A Just weight and balance are the Lord's.'-Prov. xvi. 4. 'A false Balance is an abomination to the Lord; but a Just balance is His delight.'-xi. 11.
Shall mortal man be more just than God ? shall a man be more pure than his Maker ?'-Job iv. 17. "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right ?'-Gen. xviii. 25. Will the Lord cast off forever ?' Will He reserve anger forever?' •Wilt Thou forsake the work of Thine own hands?
Far be it from God that He should do wickedly; from the Almighty that He should commit iniquity. Yea, surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.'-Job xxxiv. 10--12. He will not lay upon man more than right, that he should enter into judgment with Him.'-verse 23. The Lord will not cast off forever.' *He will not keep anger forever.' «Yea, a woman may forget to have compassion upon the son of her womb, but I will not forget thee.' 'I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.'
To turn aside the Right of a man from before the face of the Most High, to subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.'-Lam. iii. 36. The Almighty is excellent in Judgment, and in plenty of Justice; He will not [cruelly] afflict.'—Job xxxvii. 23. "He will do Justice to the Afflicted and Needy.'-Ps. lxxxvi. 3.
'If thou seest the oppressor of the Poor, and the violent perverting of judgment and Justice, [among men,] marvel not; but He that is Higher than the Highest regardeth.'— Ec. v. 8.
“A worin hath rights,
His Judgments are True, RighTEOUS, Right, UPRIGHT.
"He hath prepared His throne for Judgment, and He shall Judge the World in Righteousness; He shall minister Judg. ment to the People in Uprightness. The Lord will be a Refuge for the Oppressed, a Refuge in times of trouble.'Ps. ix. 7.-9.
The Judgments of the Lord are True, and Righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold. Sweeter, also, than honey or the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is thy servant warned,' [restrained.)-Ps. xix. 9.-11.
O, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! fear before Him, All the Earth. Say among the Heathen, The Lord reigneth! The WORLD also shall be established that it shall not be moved. He shall Judge the People Righteously. Let the heavens Rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein ; then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord. For He cometh, for He cometh to Judge the Earth; He shall Judge THE WORLD with righteousness, and THE PEOPLE with His truth.'-Ps. xcvi. 9.-13.
'Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Thy Judgments.'-Rev. xvi. 7.
"I shall praise Thee when I shall have learned Thy righteous Judgments.'-Ps. cxix. 7, 62. “I know, O Lord, that Thy Judgments are Right, that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.'-verse 75. •Righteous art Thou, O Lord, and Upright are Thy Judgments.'-verse 137.
His Justice is Merciful, and leads to FORGIVENESS. "Unto thee, O Lord, belongest Mercy, for Thou renderest to every man according to his work.'—Ps. lxii. 12.
The Lord God is Merciful and Gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in Goodness and Truth, keeping Mercy for thousande, Forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and that will ey no MEANS clear the Guilty. -Ex. xxxiv. 6, 7.
Thou wast a God that For gavest them, though Thou tookest Vengeance of their inventions.-Ps. xcix. 8.
'Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God.--Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, her iniquity is Pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.'
Isa. xl. 1, 2.
'I will recompense their iniquity and their sin, double.--Therefore, behold, I will cause them to Know, I will cause them to Know My hand and my might, and they shall know that My name is The Lord.'—Jer. xvi. 18, 21.
'God shall bring every work into Judgment, with every secret thing.'-Ec. xii. 14. Yet the Promise is, 'I will Cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will Pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.'-Jer. xxxiii. 8.
Sufficient to him is this Punishment, so that ye ought contrariwise to Forgive him.'-2 Cor. ii. 7.
"The Lord is of Great Mercy, Forgiving iniquity and
transgression, but BY NO MEANS CLEARING THE GUILTY.'Numb. xiv. 18.
"A Just God, AND à Saviour.'-Isa. xlv. 21. He is Just, to Forgive our sins.'-1 John i. 9. “A · Just God,' and yet "the Justifier of the ungodly.'-Rom. iv. 5, Gal. iii. 8, &c.
“When Time and Death o'ercome the ills of man,
His Justice is an Attribute of SalvatION. Justice and Judgment are the habitation of Thy throne. (For) Mercy and Truth shall go before Thy face. Blessed is the People that know the joyful sound; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'-Ps. lxxxix. 14.
When Thy Judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn Righteousness. Let favour be shown to the wicked, will he not learn righteousness? In the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly? for will he not behold the majesty of the Lord ? Lord, when Thy hand is lifted up, will they not see? They shall see, and be asham. ed for their malice toward the people; yea, the fire of Thine enemies shall devour (melt, renovate,] them. Lord, Thou wilt ordain Peace for us, because Thou hast also wrought all our works in us.'-Isa. xxvi. 9--12.
Judgment will I lay to the line, and Righteousness to the plummet, and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters [of purification] shall overflow the hiding. places. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand.'-Isa. xxviii. 17, 18.
Zion shall be Redeemed with Judgment, and her converts with Righteousness.'- Isa. i. 27,
*Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, thy King cometh unto thee; He is Just, and having Salvation.'- Zech. ix. 9.
The Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughter of Zion, and shall have Purged the filth of the blood of Jerusalem, by the spirit of Judgment, and the spirit of burning.'-Isa. iv. 4.
'It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O Lord, correct me, but with judgment, not in anger, [not vindictively,] lest Thou bring me to nothing.'-Jer. x. 23, 24.
The Jews themselves shall overcome when they are Judged.'-Rom. iii. 4. When we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord.'— 1 Cor. xi. 32.
“Therefore I will Judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways saith the Lord God, -- and make you a new heart and a new spirit.'-Ezek. xviii. 30, 31.
“He shall Judge Thy people with righteousness, and Thy Poor with judgment; the mountains shall bring Peace to the People.'-Ps. lxxii. 2, 3.
'I have put My Spirit upon him, he shall bring forth Judgment to the Gentiles ;-he shall bring forth Judgment unto truth.—To open the blind eyes,' &c.—Isa. xlii. 1, 3. “He shall send forth Judgment unto Victory, and in his name shall the Gentiles trust.'---Mat. xii. 18.
"Therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be Gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, because He will have Mercy upon you. For the Lord is a God of JUDGMENT.'---Isa. xxx. 18.
A Law shall proceed from Me, and I will make My Judgment to rest for a light of the People. My righteous. ness is near, My Salvation has gone forth, and Mine arm shall Judge the People.'---Isa. li. 4, 5.
I have slain them by the words of My mouth; and My Judgments are as the light that goeth forth. For I desired Mercy, and not Sacrifice.'---Hos, vi. 5, 6.
"They shall see the Glory of the Lord, and the Excellency of our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not! behold your God will come with Vengeance, even God with a Recompense: He will come AND