Judgment of God

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a term formerly applied to extraordinary trials of secret crimes, as by arms and single combat, by ordeal, etc.; it being imagined that God would work miracles to vindicate innocence. See under Ordeal.

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Reverend father,'' answered the Preceptor of Goodalricke, ``no spell can effect the champion who comes forward to fight for the judgment of God.
Rebecca, in those lists shalt thou produce thy champion; and if thou failest to do so, or if thy champion shall be discomfited by the judgment of God, thou shalt then die the death of a sorceress, according to doom.
The judgment of God is on me," answered the conscience-stricken priest.
Now," continued Villefort, "those to whom the guilt really belongs, by whom the crime was committed, on whose heads the justice of man may probably descend here, and the certain judgment of God hereafter, would rejoice in the opportunity thus afforded of bestowing such a peace-offering as Valentine on the son of him whose life they so ruthlessly destroyed.
However, we leave him to the judgment of God and posterity.
In accordance with its role in preserving Islam, Al-Azhar will continue doing its duty to clear the judgment of God for all Muslims all over the world.
What we should fear above all is the judgment of God and history free to act as we wish and choose what we wish, choose not to govern justly, not to distribute our riches fairly and not to help the most vulnerable among us-or worse, if we choose not even to try.
Matthew, 7:13-14) Compare: "The worldly life is made to seem attractive to the disbelievers who scoff at the faithful, but the pious, in the life Hereafter, will have a position far above them-" (Qur'an, 2:212) On Taqwa: Q warns us to fear only the judgment of God.
The people's judgment, which is higher than all but the judgment of God, has issued a death sentence to the Communist Party of Ukraine.
After killing around 3,000 people in Drogheda, he said: "I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbrued their hands in so much innocent blood and it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future, which are satisfactory grounds for such actions.
The parable is a warning to the disciples not to attempt to anticipate the final judgment of God by excluding the "unworthy.
Among his topics are natural law under the covenant of creation and under the Noahic covenant, judgment on Sodom and justice in Gerar in Genesis 19-20, universal accountability before the impartial judgment of God in Romans 1:18-2:16, the Sinai covenant, the wisdom literature, and the natural moral order penultimized.