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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3. by John Welch, and Bishop Latimer and John Knox This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at http://www.gutenberg.org/license Title: The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3. Author: John Welch, Bishop Latimer and John Knox Release Date: February 16, 2009 [Ebook 28104] Language: English ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE PULPIT OF THE REFORMATION, NOS. 1, 2 AND 3.*** The Pulpit of the Reformation; No. 1, October 30, 1834. Containing The Last Judgment, By John Welch. The Day Of Judgment, By Bishop Latimer. No. 2, December 1, 1834. Containing The Parable Of The Householders, And The Parable Of The Tares, By Bishop Latimer. No. 3, January 1, 1835, and No. 4, February 1, 1835. Containing A Sermon Preached Before Queen Mary By John Knox To Which Is Subjoined An Extract From Knox's Admonition To The People Of England. Aberdeen: Published By George King, 28, St. Nicholas Street, And Robert King, Broad Street, Peterhead Contents The Last Judgment. By The Rev. John Welch, A. D. 1570-1622. . . . . . . 2 The Day Of Judgment. Extracted From A Sermon By Hugh Latimer, Bishop Of Worcester, And Martyr, 1555. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Parable Of The Householder. A Sermon, By Bishop Latimer. . . . . . . . . . . .

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***STARTOFTHEPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOK
THEPULPITOFTHEREFORMATION,NOS.1,2AND
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ThePulpitoftheReformation;
No.1,October30,1834.
Containing
TheLastJudgment,
ByJohnWelch.
TheDayOfJudgment,
ByBishopLatimer.
No.2,December1,1834.
Containing
TheParableOfTheHouseholders,
AndThe
ParableOfTheTares,
ByBishopLatimer.
No.3,January1,1835,andNo.4,
February1,1835.
Containing
ASermonPreachedBeforeQueenMary
ByJohnKnox
ToWhichIsSubjoinedAnExtractFromKnox'sAdmonition
ToThePeopleOfEngland.
Aberdeen:
PublishedBy
GeorgeKing,28,St.NicholasStreet,
dnARobertKing,BroadStreet,Peterhead

Contents

TheLastJudgment.
ByTheRev.JohnWelch,A.D.1570-1622.......
TheDayOfJudgment.
ExtractedFromASermonByHughLatimer,Bishop
OfWorcester,AndMartyr,1555.............
TheAPaSrearbmleonO,fBTyhBeisHhooupseLhaotlidmeer.r..............
TheParableOfTheTares,
ByBishopLatimer,PreachedOnThe7thOfFebruary,
1553............................
ASermonOnIsaiahXXVI.
ByJohnKnox.......................
ItIsI,BeNotAfraid.
FootEnxottreascte.d.Fr.o.m.K.n.ox.'s.A.d.m.on.iti.o.n.To..En.gl.a.nd..........

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TheLastJudgment.

ByTheRev.JohnWelch,A.D.
1570-1622.

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.xx.11.
AndIsawagreatwhitethrone,andhimthat
satonit,fromwhosefacetheearthandheavenfledaway.

Thesecurityofallfleshiswonderousgreat,forthereisafearful
sleepfallenbothuponthegoodandtheevil.Thefoolishvirgins
aresoundasleep,andthewiseareasleepalso.Andsupposethe
Lordbeatthedoor,andthehourofjudgmentathand,andthe
seventhangelreadytoblowthelasttrumpet,whentimeshall
benomore;yetitisscarcelyoneofathousand,yea,oneoften
thousand,istobefoundthatisprepared,andbusyingthemselves
tomeettheLord,whoismakingspeedtocomeintheclouds:
andhowsoonthatfireshallbreakforth,whichshallkindlethe
heavensaboveyourhead,andtheearthunderyourfeet,andshall
setallonfire;howsoonthetrumpetshallblow,andtheshout
shallcry,Rise,Dead,andcometojudgment,isonlyknown
toGod,andtonomortalman.Willyenotthenbewakened
tillthistrumpetwakenyou?Andwillnoneofyoutakepains
tolookovertheleavesofyourconscience,andreadwhatsins
arewrittenthere,sinceyecameintotheworld,beforethatday
ofdoomcomeuponyou?Othatyeknewthateternity,andthat
terrorofthedayoftheLord,whentheheavensaboveyou,and
theearthbeneathyou,shallnotbeabletostandbeforetheface
ofhimthatsitsonthethrone!ThereforeIhopetheLordhas

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madechoicetomeofthistext,atthistime,togiveyouwarning
beforethejudgmentcome.YeknowthewatchmanthattheLord
takesfromamongthepeople,thathesetsoverthecityorhouse
tocredittothem,Ifyeseetheswordandpestilencecoming,and
warnthemnot,thebloodofthemthatperishunderthejudgment
forlackofwarning,willberequiredathishand,thatis,the
watchman's;thereforeitistimeformetobemakingwarning
toyou,and,inthemeasureofstrengththatGodwillgiveme,
Iamtomakewarningnotofatemporaljudgment,butofan
everlastingjudgmentthatiscomingon,(Godwakenyouand
warnyouintime!)thatwhenyeshallseetheJudgesitonhis
throne,yourheartsmaynottrembleathisawfulcountenance,
havinggottenyoursoulswashedinhisblood.But,tocome
tothepurpose,therearemanyvisionsinthisbook,andthere
aremanythingsdonehere,thattheSonshewstohisservant
John.HeshewshimfirstthepresentstateoftheChurchatthat
timeintheworld,underthenameofsevenstars,andhetells,
theyaresuffering,andhadpatience;andtheylabouredforhis
name'ssake,andfaintednot;butyethehadsomewhatagainst
them,becausetheyhadforsakentheirfirstlove.Somewere
intribulationandpoverty,butyetrichinGod;somekeptthe
nameofJesus,anddeniednotthefaith,supposetheyshouldhad
giventheirbloodforit,asthefaithfulmartyrAntipasdid;but
yethehadafewthingsagainstthem,becausetheymaintained
thedoctrineoftheNicolaitans,whichthinghehated.Somehad
love,service,faith,andpatience,andtheirworkwasmoreatthe
lastthanatthefirst;butyettheysufferedthefalseprophetess
Jezebeltobeamongthem,towhomhethreatenshewillcasther
intoabedofaffliction,andthemthatcommitfornicationwith
her,excepttheyrepentthemoftheirworks.Thereweresome
whoseworkswerenotfoundperfectbeforeGod;thereforehe
exhortsthemtorememberhowtheyhadheard,andreceived;
hebidsthemholdfastandrepent,otherwise,hetells,thathe
willcomeshortlyagainstthem.Somehadalittlestrength,and

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kepthisword,anddeniednothisname;thereforehepromises
todelivertheminthehouroftemptationthatshallcomeupon
alltheworldtotrythewholeearth.Somewereneithercoldnor
hot;andtherefore,becausetheywerelukewarm,hetellsthem
thatitwouldcometopass,thathewouldspewthemoutofhis
mouth;theythoughttheywererichandincreasedingoods,and
hadneedofnothing,buttheyknownotthattheywerewretched,
miserable,poor,blind,andnaked;andthenhecounselsthemto
buyofhimgoldtriedinthefire,thattheymightberich,and
whiteraiment,thattheymightbeclothed,andeye-salvethatthey
mightsee.Sowhatisyourcasethisday?Haveyenotforsaken
yourfirstlove?Butasfortribulation,itisnotyetcome;forour
dayshavebeendaysofpeace,oflight,liberty,andglory;butas
fortribulationitisnotyetcome;butastheLordlives,thedaysof
tribulationarenotfaroff.Asforfalsedoctrine,Godbepraised,
itisnotamongusyet,or,atleast,ifitbe,itdarenotbeavowed
yet;butIfear,that,wholivestoseeit,theyshallseeheresy
andcorruptionindoctrineandreligioncreepinpieceandpiece,
inthisChurch;andifourworksbefoundperfectbeforeGod,or
not,theLordknowsthecontrary,andyourownconsciencesbear
witnesstoit;andifyourlifebeanswerabletoyourname,Ileave
ittoyourconsciencestojudge,ifwehavenotanamethatwe
areliving,andyetaredead;andwhetherthisbenotthedoleful
stateofthegenerationthatisneithercoldnorhot.Itisclear,the
zealofthegloryofGod,beingsowornoutoftheheartsofall,
plainlydeclaresthesame.ButIleavethis.Afterhehadshewed
himthepresentstateoftheChurch,atthattime,thenhetellshim
whatshallbethestateoftheChurchuntotheendoftheworld.
And
first
,inthevisionofasealedbook,containingtheseacts
concerningtheChurch,whichnonecouldopenbuttheLionof
thetribeofJudah,foritwassealedwithsevenseals.Now,what
wascontainedinthesesevenseals?Thiswilltakealargertime
todeclarethannowismeettowareuponit.
Markalwaysofthesethingsspoken,therearethree

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consolationstotheChurchofGod;howsoeveritbethatshe
beintribulation,orpoverty,andaffliction;andalbeititcome
topass,thatthedevilcastsomeoftheminprison,thatthey
maybetried,andsomehavetribulationtendays,whichisbut
ashorttime;andhowsoeveritbethatouradversarygoesabout
continuallylikearoaringlion,seekingwhomtodevour;but
yet,hethatridesonthewhitehorse,withthebadgeathisbelt,
andthearrowsathisside,heshallgetthevictoryattheendof
theworld;andtothemthatarefaithfultothedeath,heshallgive
themacrownoflife.
Mark
next
,supposethesword,thefamine,thepestilence,
thesetemporaljudgments,becommontothegodlyaswellasto
thewicked,yetthereisconsolationtothesoulsofthemthatare
slainforthetestimonyofJesus,theyarelyingunderthealtar,
andtheycrywithaloudvoice,Lord,howlong,holyandtrue,
dostthounotjudgeandavengeourblooduponthemthatdwell
ontheearth?Thenitwassaiduntothem,thattheyshouldrest
foralittleseason,untiltheirfellow-servantsandbrethren,that
shouldbekilled,astheywere,shouldbefulfilled.
Mark,
thirdly
,thesixthsealisopened,andtherewasagreat
earthquake,andthesunwasasblackassackclothofhair,and
themoonwaslikeblood,andthestarsofheavenfelltothe
earth,andheavendepartedawayasascrollwhenitisrolled
together;andeverymountainandislandweremovedoutoftheir
places;andthenthekingsoftheearth,andthegreatmen,and
richmen,andthecaptains,andthemightymen,andeverybond
man,andeveryfreeman,hidthemselvesindensandrocksof
themountains;andsaidtothemountainsandrocks,Fallon
us,andhideusfromthepresenceofhimthatsitsonthethrone,
andfromthefaceoftheLamb:forthegreatdayofhiswrathis
come,andwhoshallbeabletostand?ThenshalltheChurch
ofGodbeavengedonherenemies;thensheshallhavepower
overthenations,andshallrulethemwitharodofiron,andas
thevesselsofapottertheyshallbebroken;thenshallthesaints

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ofGodbebroughtoutofgreattribulation,andhavetheirlong
robeswashedandmadewhiteinthebloodoftheLamb;they
shallbeinthepresenceofthethroneofGod,andservehim
bothdayandnightinhistemple;andhethatsitsonthethrone
shallliveamongthem,andhethatisinthemidstofthethrone
shallgovernthem,andshallleadthemtothelivelyfountainsof
waters,andGodshallwipeawayalltearsfromtheireyes.Now,
Igoforward.Afterthis,hetellshim,beforethisdaytheGospel
shallbewonderfullyrestrained;Andthebottomlesspitshallbe
opened,andthesmokeofthatpitshallariseasthesmokeofa
greatfurnace;andthesunandtheairshallbemadedarkwiththat
smoke:andoutofthatsmokeshallcomelocustsupontheearth,
andtheyshallhavepowerasthescorpionsoftheearthhave,
andthepainofthemshallbeasthepainofascorpion,whenhe
havestungaman.Andinthesedaysmenshallseekdeath,and
shallnotfindit,andshalldesiretodie,anddeathshallflyfrom
them.Thenhetellstwowoesthatshallcomeupontheearth,
theoneoftheAntichrist,theotheroftheTurk,whoshallrun
throughtheworldandslaythethirdpartofmen,andshalllead
theirgreatarmyoftwentytimestenthousandhorsemenofwar,
andthereshouldbetwowitnessesraisedup,andpowershould
begiventhemtoprophesysomanydaysclothedinsackcloth;
andifanymanshouldhurtthem,fireshouldproceedoutoftheir
mouthanddevourtheirenemies;andwhentheyhavefulfilled
theirtestimonies,theyshouldbeslainbythebeastthatcameout
ofthebottomlesspit,buttheyshouldriseagain;andthespirit
oflifecomingupfromGod,shouldenterintothem,andthey
shouldstandupontheirfeet,andgreatfearfelluponthemthat
seizedthem,andthenshalltheyascenduptoheaveninacloud
inthesightoftheirenemies.
Andatlast,Theseventhangelshallblowhistrumpet,and
thedeadshallrise,andeverymanshallreceiveaccordingtohis
works.Thishedoestillhecomestothetwelfthchapter,then
hetellshim,Thefightsofthedragonwiththewoman,andher