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Christ the Judge-Particular disclosures.
on a wedding-garment: 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.-25: 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 his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Lk. 16: 26 Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
388. Judgment committed to Christ.
Jn. 5: 22 The Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. 27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
Ac. 10: 40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly: 42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
2 Tim. 4: 1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.
389. Particular disclosures at the day of judgment.
Ec. 11: 9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth: and 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 judg-12: 14 God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Mat. 12: 36 I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Lk. 12: 2 There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore, whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light: and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the house-tops.
Irrevocable Decisions-Knowledge Required-Its Benefits.
Rom. 2: 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
1 Cor. 3: 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work, of what sort it is. 4: 5 Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
390. Irrevocable decisions of the judgment.
Lk. 13: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.-16: 26 Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you, cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Rev. 22: 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
[See 553, 567, 572.]
391. True knowledge required and encouraged.
Pr. 4: 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. 9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. -8: 10 Receive my instruction, and not silver: and knowledge rather than choice gold. - 22: 17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.. 23: 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. 23 Buy the truth, and sell it not, also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. [See 363, 633.]
392. The benefit of true knowledge.
Pr. 2: 10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11 Discretion shall pre
The foundation of Love - Certain Knowledge.
serve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things.-3: 13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left riches and honor. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. 35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.-4: 5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. 9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.-16: 22 Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Ec. 7: 12 Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
393. True knowledge, essential to true love.
Ph. 1: 9 This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
2 Pet. 1: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. [See 47.]
394. The certain knowledge of divine truth.
Job 19: 25 I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
Pr. 22: 20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
Jn. 6: 69 We believe, and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
2 Tim. 1: 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things:
How Attained-To be Imparted-Self-knowledge.
nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
1 Jn. 2: 20 Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. [See 206, 240.]
395. How can knowledge and wisdom be attuined?
Pr. 2: 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. 7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 18: 1 Through desire, a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Jam. 1: 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
396. Knowledge should be imparted.
Pr. 27: 9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
Mat. 5: 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do, and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdomn of heaven. [See 110.]
397. Self-knowledge required.
Ps. 4: 4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
Lam. 3: 40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
1 Cor. 11:28 Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
2 Cor. 13: 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Gal. 6: 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. [See 105, 704.]
Future Knowledge more Perfect-Laying on of Hands - In working Miracles.
398. Knowledge more perfect hereafter.
Jn. 13: 7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. -16: 25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.
1 Cor. 13: 9 We know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
LAYING ON OF HANDS.
399. Laying on of hands in communicating ordinary blessings.
Gen. 48: 14 Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Mat. 19: 13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
Rev. 1: 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last.
400. Laying on of hands in working miracles.
Mk. 6: 5 He laid his hand upon a few sick folk, and healed them.-16: 18 They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
Lk. 4: 40 When the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto him: and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
Ac. 8: 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 18 And when Simon saw that