Second, that the present misery of those that bear the wrath of God is so great, or their misery is intensively so great, as to be in a proportion to the discoveries and manifestations that are made of his majesty.
Therein he will appear as a just governor of the world. Your bodies, which shall have been burning all this while in these glowing flames, shall not have been consumed, but will remain to roast through eternity, which will not have been at all shortened by what shall have been past.
Christ having undertaken for us, and taken on him our nature, and appearing in the form of a servant, and standing as our surety and representative, had a great work appointed him of God to do in this life for eternity. It is here also to be observed that the wicked inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah should be condemned to misery at the day of judgment, though they had already been in their purifying flames, and in a state of probation.
If we look at all that death which was comprehended in the threatening, it was, properly speaking, fulfilled in Christ. First, the Scripture everywhere represents the punishment of the wicked, as implying very extreme pains and sufferings.
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