Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. John
In His teachings, Christ sought to impress men with the certainty of the coming
judgment, and with its publicity. This is not the judgment of a few individuals,
or even of a nation, but of a whole world of human intelligences, of accountable
beings. It is to be held in the presence of other worlds, that the love, the
integrity, the service, of man for God, may be honored to the highest degree.
There will be no lack of glory and honor. . . . The law of God will be revealed
in its majesty; and those who have stood in defiant rebellion against its
holy precepts will understand that the law that they have discarded, and despised,
and trampled underfoot is God's standard of character. . . .
speck of a world, the heavenly universe manifests the greatest interest; for
Jesus paid an infinite price for the souls of its inhabitants. . . .
committed all judgment unto the Son, for without controversy He is God manifest
in the flesh.
that the Prince of sufferers in humanity should be judge of the whole world.
He who came from the heavenly courts to save man from eternal death; . . .
He who submitted to be arraigned before an earthly tribunal, and who suffered
the ignominious death of the cross--He alone is to pronounce the sentence
of reward or of punishment. He who submitted to the suffering and humiliation
of the cross here, in the counsel of God is to have the fullest compensation,
and ascend the throne acknowledged by all the heavenly universe as the King
of saints. He has undertaken the work of salvation, and shown before unfallen
worlds and the heavenly family that the work He has begun He is able to complete.
. . .
day of final punishment and reward, both saints and sinners will recognize
in Him who was crucified the Judge of all living. . . . Solemn will be the
day of final decision. . . . Probationary time is granted us, opportunities
and privileges are given us, to make our calling and election sure. How we
should prize this precious time, and improve every talent God has given, that
we may be faithful stewards over ourselves.
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