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Question What shall be done to the wicked, at the day of judgment?
Answer At the day of judgment the bodies of the wicked, being raised out of their graves, shall be sentenced, together with their souls, to unspeakable torments with the devil and his angels for ever.1
[1] John 5:28–29; Matthew 25:41, 46; 2 Thessalonians 1:8–9

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Will the wicked rise again?
Yes.

There shall be a resurrection both of the just and of the unjust,
Acts 24:15

Will they rise at Christ’s call?
Yes.

They shall hear his voice and come forth,
John 5:28

Will it be a shameful resurrection to such?
Yes.

They shall awake to everlasting shame and contempt,
Daniel 12:2

And a dreadful one?
Yes.

They shall come forth to the resurrection of damnation,
John 5:29

And will the judgment follow?
Yes.

The Lord cometh to execute judgment,
Jude 15


Is the day of judgment called a great day?
Yes.

It is that great day of God Almighty,
Revelation 16:14

Will it be a day of discovery?
Yes.

The Lord will bring to light the hidden things of darkness,
1 Corinthians 4:5

And of conviction?
Yes.

To convince all that are ungodly,
Jude 15

And of recompence?
Yes.

He shall recompence tribulation to them that trouble you,
2 Thessalonians 1:6

And of wrath?
Yes.

The great day of his wrath is come,
Revelation 6:17

Would sinners be glad not to appear on that day?
Yes.

They will say to the mountains and rocks fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne,
Revelation 6:16

But must they appear?
Yes.

I saw the dead both small and great standing before God,
Revelation 20:12


Will the judgment be public?
Yes.

He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth,
Psalm 50:4

And impartial?
Yes.

For there is no respect of persons with God,
Romans 2:11

And very strict?
Yes.

For God will bring work into judgment,
Ecclesiastes 12:14

Will it extend to the thoughts?
Yes.

For God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ,
Romans 2:16

And to the words?
Yes.

By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, condemned,
Matthew 12:37

And to sins of omission?
Yes.

I was hungry and you gave me no meat,
Matthew 25:42

And to sins of commission?
Yes.

For he that doth wrong shall receive for the wrong that he hath done,
Colossians 3:25

Will sentence be immediately passed?
Yes.

Then shall he say to those on his left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed,
Matthew 25:41

And as speedily executed?
Yes.

These shall go away into everlasting punishment,
Matthew 25:46


Will hell be the place of the sinner’s torment?
Yes.

The wicked shall be turned into hell,
Isaiah 17

And God the inflicter of it?
Yes.

Upon the wicked he will rain snares, fire and brimstone, an horrible tempest,
Psalm 11:6

And devils their companions in it?
Yes.

Depart into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels,
Matthew 25:41

And will the body as well as the soul be the subject of it?
Yes.

The whole body shall be cast into hell,
Matthew 5:29


Will the misery of the damned be unmixed?
Yes.

The wrath of God is poured out without mixture,
Revelation 14:10

And extreme?
Yes.

It is wrath to the uttermost,
1 Thessalonians 2:16

And intolerable?
Yes.

Can thine heart endure,
Ezekiel 22:13

And without end?
Yes.

The smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever,
Ezekiel 22:13

Will this be the portion of all the wicked?
Yes.

For indignation, and wrath, tribulation, and anguish shall be upon every soul that doeth evil,
Romans 2:9

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