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." Noirtier had succeeded in mastering his emotion more than could have been deemed possible with such an enfeebled and shattered frame.
If we are in the state of grace, that is to say, we are in the friendship of God and we have renounced sin, which separates us from God, then we are ready to face the eternal judgment of God.
It came with a powerful memory verse, 'Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them' Romans 1:32.
If the inevitability of the final judgment of God, Who is omniscient and righteous, represents an encouragement for the righteous, it is, at the same time, a word of advice and admonition for the unrighteous.
The paper said the priest who is now 59, did tell them some of the details but asked they not be published as he did not want to trigger open wounds or shake the Church as he has already forgiven those involved "and leaves them to the judgment of God".
In the month of Ramadan, as he added, we particularly trust in the judgment of God when our burdens will be relieved, worries removed, tears and sweat wiped out, and joy and smile would return to our faces.
"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.
Narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (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. "And I say unto you, my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.