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that it hated me before it hated you. 19. If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but be. cause ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
James iv. 4. Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world, is the enemy of God.
1. John ii. 15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof. - Rom. viii. 6. To be carnally minded, is death; but to be spiritually mioded is life and peace: 7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8, So then they that are in the flesh, cannot please God.
Rom. i. 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not con. venient: 29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, covetousness, maliciousness : full of envy, murder, deceit, malignity; 30. Backbiters, haters of God, proud, disobedient to parents, 31. Withont natural affection, unmerciful: 32. 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.
76th Q. - What is the Christian's hope after death?
A.-That he shall, when he puts off this mortal body, enjoy the beatific presence of his God and Redeemer, receive a crown of glory, and obtain an inheritance among the
saints in light, that is incorruptible, undefiled, and that endureth for ever.
Mark x. 29. There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my sake and the gospel's, 30. But he shall receive an hundred fóld now in this time, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal
Prov. xiv. 32. The righteous hath hope in his death.
John X. 27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
John xi. 25. And Jesus said unto her (Martha), I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth on me though he were dead, yet shall he live; 26. And whosoever liveth and believeth on me, shall never die.
Rom. ii. 6. Who God] will render to every man according to his deeds; 7. To them, who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality; eternal life.
Gal. vi. 8. He that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9. And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
2 Cor. v. 6. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7. (For we walk by faith, not by sight). 8. We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Phil. i. 19. I know that this shall turn to my salvation. 20. According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. 21. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose, I wot not. 23. For I am in. a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to
be with Christ; which is far better: 24. Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh, is more needful for you.
Col. i. 11. Strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
Titus i. 1. Paul a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ. 2. In hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised before the world began.
2 Tim. iv. 6. I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day.
1 Peter i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.
77th Q.- What is the prospect that awaits the wicked after death?
A.--An awful separation from God and the spirits of the just; and an entrance into that place of torment “ where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
John viii. 21. Then said Jesus unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither Igo ye cannot come. 23. Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24. I said therefore unto you, That ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
1 Cor. vi. 9. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Psalm ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned into heli.
Luke xvi. 22. The rich man also died and was buried. 23. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.
Rev. xxi. 8. But the fearful and unbelieving shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.
Mark ix. 43. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than, having two hands, to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched : 44. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
78th Q.-Has not God appointed a day to judge the world ?
A.-Yes, so we read in the Scriptures, and that at the end of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ will come to judge the living and the dead, when the dead shall arise from their graves, and appear before the judgment seat of Christ, and every man be rewarded according to his works done in the body : the wicked “shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal."
Acts xvii. 31. He [God) hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained..
Matt. xiii. 36. He [Jesus] answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man: 38. The field is the world : the good seed are the children of the kingdom: but the tares are the children of the wicked one: 39. The enemy that sowed them, is the devil: the harvest is the end of the world: the reapers are the angels 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this
world. . 41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
Matt. XXV. 31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. 32. And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth the sheep from the goats: 33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. 46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.
John v. 26. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 28. Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming, in the which
shall come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Matt. xi. 21. Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto thee Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in 'Tyre and Sidon they would have repented long ago in dust and ashes. 22. But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you.
2 Peter iii. 3. There shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lusts, 4. And saying, where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5. For this they willingly