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was too painful for me, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places : thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation! as in a moment ? they are utterly consumed with terrors. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
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. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life : and he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life : but the wrath of God abideth on him. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
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, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved ? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate : for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us, and he shall answer, and say unto you, I know you not whence you are : then shall ye begin to say, Ps. 11: 6. Ps.9: 17. Matt. 10: 33. Heb. 10: 26, 27. Matt. 6: 20. 1 John 3: 36.
We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence you are ; départ from me all ye workers of iniquity. 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.
Marvel not at this : fon the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
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. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
As the tares are gathered and burned in the fire: so shall it be in the end of this world. The son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity : then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment : but the righteous into life eternal.
Whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the lake of fire.
The heavens and the earth which are now, are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment, and perdition of ungodly men; when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven, with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not
John 5 : 28, 29. Matt. 7: 21-23.
God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power."
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. If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me ; unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile. Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance ? (I speak as a man.) God forbid : for then how shall God judge the world? If God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment : the Lord knoweth how to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished : :
It came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom : the rich man also died, and was buried. And in hell he lifted up his eyes being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom: and 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.
If thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands, to go into hell, where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death : I do Deut. 32: 35-41. Rom. 2: 8, 9. Rom. 3: 5,6. 2 Peter 2 : 4-9. Luke 16 : 22-24. not say that he shall pray for it. Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies, wherewith soever they shall blaspheme : but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men.
SCRIPTURE SCHOOL READER.
PART SECOND. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL.
THE CREATION. B. C. 4004. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void ; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good : and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night: and the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas : and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose