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Determines our Future State.

Pr. 1: 29_They hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD : 30 They would none of my counsel : they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. — 8: 36 He that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul : all they that hate me love death. 9: 12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.— 11: 19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

Mat. 5: 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him ; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. — 7: 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because, strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Mk. 16: 16 He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved but he that believeth not, shall be damned.

Rom. 2: 5 After thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds : 7 To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honor, and immortality; eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness : indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil; of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile: 10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good.

Gal. 6: 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked : for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption : but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting

Rev. 22: 19 If any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

[See Terms of Salvation, in the Index, and 567, and Mat. 25, (Parable of the ten virgins and of the talents,) and Lk. 19:12—27, (Parable of the pounds.)]

Its awards accord with moral conduct.

556. Rewards and punishments according to probationary conduct.

Job 34: 11 The work of a man shall he render unto him, a cause every man to find according to his ways.

Ps. 62: 12 Unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for th renderest to every man according to his work.

Pr. 24: 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart, consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Is. 3: 10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Wo unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Jer. 17: 10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. — 32: 19 Thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men; to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

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 kingdom of heaven. — 16. 27 The Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Lk: 19: 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

Gal. 6: 7 Be not deceived ; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall be also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Rev. 22: 12 Behold, I come quickly ; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. [See 231-2.]

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Sin exceeding sinful — God's right and disposition to punish.

PUNISHMENT IN A FUTURE STATE.

557. Sins against God, exceeding sinful.

Gen. 39: 9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

1 S. 2: 25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall entreat for him ?

Ps. 51: 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Rom. 7: 13 Sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good ; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. [See 230, 236.] 558. God's prerogative to punish according to desert.

Dt. 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. 39 See now that I, even I am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

41 If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Ps. 94: 1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.

Rom. 12: 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Heb. 10:30 We know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

559. Will God's love and compassion save unbelievers ?

Ex. 34: 6 The LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty. Is. 27: 11 It is a people of no understanding: therefore he

The wicked shut out from heaven.

that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favor.

Ezk. 7: 9 Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways, and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.

Nah. 1: 3 The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. [See 230, 572, 573,(7).]

560. The finclly impenitent to be separated from the saints, and shut out of heaven.

Ps. 119: 155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

Mat. 5: 20 I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.—7: 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but lie that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. — 10:33 Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. -13: 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world : the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just. — 25: 10 While they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily, I

you, I know you not. 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.

1 Cor. 6: 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor

say unto

Loss of the Soul.

drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Gal. 5: 19 The works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ep. 5: 5 This ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath

any

inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive

you with vain words : for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Rev. 21: 27 There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

[See 256, 287, 387, 390, 554.] 561. The wicked to be cast into hell.

Job 21: 20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.—- 31: 3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity ? — 36: 13 The hypocrites in heart heap up wrath.

Ps.1: 5 Therefore theungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : but the way of the ungodly shall perish. — 9: 17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. — 11: 6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Mat. 3: 7 O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 10 Now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. -7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 27 The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell : and great was the fall of it. - 8:11 I say unto you, That many shall

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