The second meditation of the dreadfull daie of iudgement.
O What feare and sorowe shall happen to the reprobates, when they shall stand helpelesse before the terrible & dreadfull throne of God, to render accounts of all thoughts, words & works, I saie, the acts of the flesh and bloud, in the ex∣treame Page 130 day, when he shall come with fire; and then all creatures in heauen, earth and hell, shall tremble at his presence. Then shall all guiltie consciences be ope∣ned, & euils endlesse punished, where that Iudge will not be corrupted. That daie doth come; that daie is at hand, and where as pure harts shall be accepted, and no bribes of vaine gifts shall be preferred, but iustice without mercie vnto the vngodlie, infernall torments to the wicked, endlesse care and affliction to the idola∣ter, fornicator, extortioner, persecutour, disobedient, murtherer, blasphemer, theefe, false witnesse bearer, vsurer, heretikes, witches and malefactors, and to all the vessels of reprobation. Where as shall be heard wailing, crieng, lamenting and gnashing of teeth: then they mourne that shall neuer die: hell fire neuer bee quenched, nor the Iudge intreated; but the wicked still molested with dolor, agonie, dread, and in his paine absent from God, present with diuels & monsters in∣fernall. This is the second death when both bodie and soule shall remaine in paine, as long as God is, which is euerlasting. This daie is at hand, when the elect and all the Saints, Patriarchs, Prophets, Martyrs and all the blessed shall receiue their rewards, not of themselues, but onlie of Iesu, before whom all the bles∣sed shall kneele and cast off their crownes, and giue ho∣nour to him that sits on the seate, whose holie name is blessed of all tongues and kindreds: Amen, Amen. This is the daie, when all teares shall be wiped from the carefull eies of the seruants of God, which shall neuer be molested, nor of worldlings be afflicted, but euerla∣stinglie glorified, with the Father, the Sonne, and the holie Ghost, three persons and one God, who of his mercie defend vs from damnation, and that vnspeake∣able paine, which wee through sinne haue deserued, euer to be punished withall: but yet are through Ie∣sus preserued, by whome we are elected, redeemed, Page 131 iustified, and brought from sinne, death and hell: to whom be laud and praise, in the world of worlds, of Angels and men: