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Heb. 13. 3.

Nature and tendency of.

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. [See 492. and 600.]


10. What is said of mirth and amusements?

Job. 21. 11. They send forth their little ones like a flock and their children dance. They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Pr. 14. 13. Even in laughter the heart is sorrowfully and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Pr. 21. 17. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

Ec. 2. 1. I said in my heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure: and behold, this also is vanity. I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it.


Ec. 7.2. It is better to go to the house of mourning, han to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. row is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Ec. 11. 9. Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; aud let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for childhood and youth are vanity.

Mat. 12. 36. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Lk. 6. 25. Wo unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Numerous-Their names- -Their employment.

1. Cor. 10. 7. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them: as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

Ep. 5. 3. But fornication and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

2. Peter 2. 13. And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day-time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you.


11. Are angels numerous?

Heb. 12. 22.

Ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.

12. By what other names are good angels called'? Job. 38. 6. Who laid the corner-stone thereof: When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.

Ps. 18. 10. And he rode upon a cherub and did fly. Is. 6. 2. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings.

Rev. 12. 7. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon.fought and his angels.

13. How are good angels employed?

2 S. 24. 16. The angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it.

2 K. 19. 35. And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred four score and five thousand. Ps. 34. 7. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

Ps. 91. 11. He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear


Their fall-Names.

thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against

a stone.

Dan. 6. 22. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths.

Dan. 7. 10. Thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.

Dan. 9.21. And while I was yet speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

Mat. 13. 39. The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 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. Mat 25. 31.

Mat. 18. 10. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father.

Lk. 16. 22. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bo


Heb. 1. 14. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Angels apostate.

14. Did a part of the angels apostatize?

2. Pet. 2. 4. God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

Jude. 6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation he hath reserved in everlasting chains, under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day.

15. By what other names are they called?

Is. 14. 12. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!

Their moral character-Their employment.

Mat. 4. 3.

The tempter came.

Mat. 13. 38. The tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil.

Mk. 5. 9. My name is Legion: for we are many. Lk. 11. 15. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils.

Jn. 14. 30. The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

2. Cor. 4. 4. 2. Cor. 6. 15.


The God of this world.

What concord hath Christ with Be

Ep. 2. 2. In time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Ep. 6. 12. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

1 Pet. 5. 8. Your adversary the devil.

Rev. 9. 11. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Rev. 12. 9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. The accuser of our brethren is cast down which accused them before our God day and night.

16. What is the moral character of Apostate angels? Jn. 8. 44. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth; because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

17. What is the employment of apostate angels? Job. 1. 7. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence

Their influence-Their devices.

comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Mat. 13. 19. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. 38. The tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the


Lk. 8. 12. Then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

1 Pet. 5. 8. Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

18. Do apostate angels influence mankind to sin? Ac. 5. 3, Why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Ghost?

2 Cor. 4. 4. The God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Ep. 2. 2. In time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.

2 Tim. 2. 26. That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

19. By what means do apostate angels lead mankind into sin and death?

Gen. 3. 13. The serpent beguiled me and I did eat. 2 Cor. 2. 11. Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Cor. 11. 3. I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your mind should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. -14. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

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