α. By the rod of Moses, which opened the sea for the passage of the Israelites, and which brought it back again to overwhelm the Egyptians.
β. By the ark of Noah.
γ. By the blood-marks on the lintel and door-post when the destroying angel passed through Egypt.
V. A contrast is drawn between St. Peter and the penitent thief. The former feared the Cross, and when our Lord spoke of His approaching crucifixion, the Apostle said, Be it far from Thee; and was therefore suffered to fall. But the thief who sought Christ through the Cross found acceptance.
VI. Deza shows that people may now become enemies of the Cross of Christ—
α. By gluttony and drunkenness.
β. By debauchery and frivolity.
γ. By injustice and dishonesty.
δ. By falsehood and calumnies.
ε. By hypocrisy.
He draws a very solemn and awful picture of the dawning of the great day, and the flashing of the sign of the Son of Man upon the enemies of the Cross of Christ, and then—
VII. He comments on the sentences pronounced on the good and on the bad. This is the passage I translate.