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Mere creatures not divinely honored.

ped him: but some doubted. 19 Go ye therefore and teacb all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Lk. 24: 51 It came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

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. Ile that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father which hath sent him.

Ac. 7:59 They stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

2 Cor. 13: 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with

you all.

Ph. 2: 9 God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; il And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Heb. 1: 6 When he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

2 Pet. 1: 17 He received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. — 3: 18 Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.

Rev. 5: 11 I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the beasts, and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

80. Vere creatures not to be divinely honord or worshipped. Mat. 4: 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hente Mere creatures pot divinely honored – Mystery of Christ. Satan : for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Ac. 14: 13 The priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 14 Which when the apos1]os, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you, that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven;and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein.

Col. 2: 18. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels.

Rev. 22: 8 I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not : for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. [Rev. 19: 10.] 81. Mystery respecting Christ.

Mat. 1: 23 Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. - 22: 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. 43 Ile saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lori, saying, 44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool ? 13 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son ? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any mun, from that day forth, ask him any more questions.

Eph. 6: 19 That I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.

1 Tim. 3: 16 Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness : God was manifest in the flesh.

Rev. 19: 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on bis head vere many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 22: 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Ilis final Triumph and Glory.

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82. Christ's final triumph and glory.

Ps. 24: 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Zec. 6: 13 Ilo shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne: and he shall be a priest upon his throne.

Matt. 24: 30 Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. — 23:31 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

Ep. 1: 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heav. enly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.

Ph. 2: 9 God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name : 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Heb. 1: 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds ; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Rev. 17: 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. [See 96.]

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Christ a King - Nature of his kingdom - General opposition to it.

CHRIST'S KINGDOM. 83. Christ a King.

Ps. 2: 6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. -.45: 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptro of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hathi anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. · Mic. 5: 2 Thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Ruler in Israel ; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting:

Zec. 9: 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion ; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem : behold, thy King cometh unto thee.

Mat. 27: 11 Jesus stood before the governor : and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

Jn. 1: 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

Rev. 1: 5 Jesus Christ, who is the faithful Witness, and the First-begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. [Ls: 9: 6. Jer. 23: 5, 6, and 30: 9. Hos. 3: 5. Lk. 1:32.] 84. Nature of Christ's kingdom.

Jn. 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Rom. 14: 17 The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

85. General opposition to Christ's kingdom, bu fore the flood, and before the first coming of Christ.

Gen. 6: 5 God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Is. 53: 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

86. Will there be another " falling away," or general opposition to Christ's kingdom before the Millenium

Is. 24: 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. — 59: 13 In trans

General opposition to it.

gressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off': for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. 15 Yea, truth faileth ; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.

Dan. 12: 7 I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever, that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

Joel 3: 13 Put- ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

Am. 8: 11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Mat. 24: 24 There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders ; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Lk. 18:8 Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

2 Th. 2: 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteih will let, until he be taken out of the way.

2 Tim. 3: 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural allection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

2 Pet. 2:1 There were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that

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