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God displeased, when we do not honor him.
Jer. 13: 16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
Mal. 1:6 A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name.
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. He that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father which hath sent him. 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and ye do dishonor me.
1 Cor. 6: 20 Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.-10:31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Tim. 1: 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.
Rev. 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. [See 538.]
301. God displeased with those who will not honor and glorify him.
1 S. 2:30 Them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Dan. 5: 23 The God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified. 24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written. 25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
Mal. 2: 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Ac. 12: 23 Immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
Rom. 1: 21 When they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 24 God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves.
Promises to the obedient.
GOD'S MORAL GOVERNMENT.
302. Promises of temporal good and eternal life to the obedient.
Ex. 20: 6 Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Lev. 18: 5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
Dt. 32: 46 He said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a vain thing for you: because it is your life.
Neh. 9: 29 And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them.)
Ps. 19: 11 Moreover, by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.-25: 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.-103: 17 The mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; 18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
Pr. 3: 1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, and peace shall they add to thee.
Is. 1: 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Ezk. 18: 5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, 9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the LORD GOD.-20: 13 The house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
Mat. 7: 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 24 Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25
Punishment of the disobedient-Origin of the Gospel.
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not for it was founded upon a rock.-19: 17 He said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Lk. 10: 27 He answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Jn. 12: 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.
Rom. 10: 5 Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
1 Tim. 4: 8 Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Rev. 22: 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. [See 485, 602, 630.]
303. Threats of present and future evils to the disobedient.
Ps. 34: 16 The face of the LORD is against them that do `evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Is. 1: 20 If ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Rom. 2: 7 To them who by patient continuance in welldoing, 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; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.
1 Cor. 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? [See 486, 561-7, 733.]
GOSPEL, OR PLAN OF REDEMPTION.
304. Its origin in God's eternal purpose.
Ep. 1: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us
Is of grace its terms.
in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Pet. 1: 19 With the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. [See 249-251.]
305. Gospel a scheme of grace.
Ac. 20: 24 None of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Rom. 5: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. [See 586.]
306. Its terms, as distinguished from those of the law.
Mk. 16: 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not, shall be damned.
Ac. 2: 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
2 Cor. 5: 18 All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Gal. 3: 10 As many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Col. 1: 20 Having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And
All-comprehensive - requires perfection - Penalty of.
you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. [See 183, 606.]
307. Plan of the gospel, all-comprehensive.
Ep. 1: 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.3: 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. [See 251.]
308. The gospel requires as high moral perfection as the law.
Mat. 5: 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Rom. 6: 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. [See 285, 501.]
309. Fearful penalty of the gospel for resisting its light.
Mat. 7: 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And 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.11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not. 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 sackcloth 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. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt