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Ezk. 22: 14 Can thy heart endure, or can thy hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it. [See 390, 567.]
2. Bitter reflections.
Pr. 5: 11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; 13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! 14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Jer. 8: 20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
Lk. 16: 25 Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
[See 128, 131.]
3. Deprivation of rest.
Ps. 95: 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest. [Heb. 3: 18.]
Is. 57: 20 The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. 21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Rev. 14: 11 The smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night.
4. Banishment from all lovely beings, and suffering, while saints are rejoicing.
Lk. 13: 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.-16: 23 In hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Jn. 7: 34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
Rev. 14: 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. [See 387.]
5. Darkness and gloom.
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.
Zep. 1: 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.
Mat. 8: 12 The children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
2 Pet. 2: 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
Jude 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
3. Painful fears and terrors.
Job 6: 4 The arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Ps. 73: 19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment: they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Pr. 10: 24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
2 Cor. 5: 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men.
Rev. 6: 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.
7. Enduring the just scorn of the universe forever.
Job 22: 15 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? 16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood: 19 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to
Ps. 2: 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
-52: 1 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. 5 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling-place, and root thee out of the land of the living. 6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall
Present and future degradation of the wicked.
laugh at him.-59: 7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear? 8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
Pr. 1: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity: I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.-3: 34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
Dan. 12: 2 Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. [See 513.]
8. Pains of body by fire.
Is. 33: 14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
Lk. 16: 24 He cried, and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. [See 343.]
574. Degradation of the wicked, here and hereafter.
Tit. 3: 3 We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Rev. 22: 15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. [See 513.]
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Covenant of - Necessity of Atonement.
REDEMPTION OF SAINTS.
575. Redemption- Covenant of.
Ps. 89: 3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, 4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations.
Is. 53: 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death.
Zec. 6: 12 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne: and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
Jn. 6: 39 This is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.-17: 6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 11 Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Heb. 13: 20 The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work.
576. Necessity of atonement, or the salvation of sinners through obedience to the law of God, hopeless.
Ps. 143: 2 Enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
Mat. 18: 11 The Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Ac. 4: 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.-13: 38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins; 39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Rom. 3: 19 We know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may
Necessity of Atonement.
be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. -5: 6 When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. -9: 31 Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone.
Gal. 2: 16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.-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. 18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: But God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. 20 Now, a mediator is not a mediator of one; but God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Ph. 3: 4 If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the right