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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. Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if GOD, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his GOD, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the SECOND DEATH. Ps. 17. 14, 15. Prov. 10. 28. Dan. 12. 2. Mat. 3. 12. and 8, 11, 12. and 25. 23, 30, 34, 41, 46. Mark 16. 16. John 3. 16. Luke 6. 47-49. John 5. 28, 29. Rom. 9. 21–23. Rev. 21. 7, 8.
WORDS USED TO EXPRESS THE DURATION OF FUTURE PUNISHMENT.
Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into EVERLASTING fire.- Who shall be punished with EVERLASTING destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.- But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of ETERNAL damnation.- Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of ETERNAL fire. These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved FOR EVER.- Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness FOR EVER.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: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up FOR EVER AND EVER and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up FOR EVER AND EVER. Mat. 18, 8. 2 Thes. 1. 9. Mark 3. 29. Jude 7. 2 Pet. 2. 17. Jude 13. Rev. 14. 10, 11. and 19. 3.
PHRASES USED TO EXPRESS THE DURATION OF FUTURE
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath NEVER forgiveness, but is in danger of ETERNAL DAMNATION. 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 not say, that he shall pray for it. For it is IMPOSSIBLE for those who once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 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. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?- The Son of man goeth, as it is written of him: but wo unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! IT HAD BEEN GOOD FOR THAT MAN IF HE HAD NOT BEEN BORN. And 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 besides all this, between us and you there is a great GULF FIXED: so that they which would pass from hence to you, cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 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. Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye CANNOT come. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose END IS DESTRUCTION, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. And 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, into the fire that NEVER shall be quenched.- The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypo
crites. WHO AMONG US SHALL DWELL with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? Mat. 12. 31, 32. Mark 3. 29. 1 John 5. 16. Heb. 6. 4-6. and 10. 26, 27. Luke 9. 25. Mat. 26. 24. Luke 16. 22, 23, 26. John 3. 36. and 8. 21. Phil. 3. 18, 19. Mark 9. 43. Is. 33. 14.
194. What influence ought these truths to have on our minds ? Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye_may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.- 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 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.- And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you. To the end he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 2 Pet. 3. 11-14. Mat. 7. 13, 14. Jam. 5. 8. Luke* 21.* 34, 36. 1 Thes. 3. 12, 13. || Col. 3. 5, 8. 1 Pet. 1. 7, 8, 13—15.
Can any of you suffer these momentous truths to leave you in stupidity? Shall it not quicken the pious to more zeal and activity in religion? Though I may never see you in time, let me here earnestly beseech you to prepare for death, judgment, and ETERNITY.
BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINES OF TIMOTHY.
Timothy was a native of Asia Minor. His father was a Greek. His mother Eunice, and grandmother Louis, were eminently pious Jewesses, whose religious fidelity will be had in everlasting remembrance.- His TRAITS of MORAL CHARACTER were, early and intimate acquaintance with the Scriptures,vital faith and holy disinterestedness. ADVANTAGES of these
heavenly characteristicks. He acquired a deep insight into the ETERNAL RULES of truth and duty.- His usefulness was eminent, and his latter end transcendently glorious.
Ir would be easy for the pupils in Bible Classes to write Biographical sketches of Scripture characters, and this would be found a highly interesting and profitable exercise, by those who have any taste for mental improvement. Besides the intellectual powers must be aroused in some degree, to clothe the truth they derived from the Scriptures in their own language, and many advantages would result from this exercise. For a specimen of Biographical outlines of a Scripture character, See Page 101. The other hints on this page would admit of being expanded by the most cultivated minds.
What important circumstances do you recollect, respecting the parentage, the character, the life, or the death of the following Scripture characters, or of their respective family connexions?
Of the SECOND Adam, or Family connexions.
Of Enoch, or Family.
Of Joseph, or Family.
Of Noah, or Family.
Of Moses, or Family.
Of Abraham, or Family.
Of Aaron, or Family.
Of Isaac, or Family.
Of Jacob, or Family.
Of Joshua, or Family.
Of the Judges of Israel, or their Families.
Of David, or Family.
Of Solomon, or Family.
Of the Kings of Judah, or their Families.
Of the PROPHETS.
What miracles were performed? What prophecies and parables were uttered by Christ, his Apostles, or Prophets, to establish, illustrate, or enforce the great truths of DIVINE REVELATION?
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. Hos. 14. 9.
And now, brethren, I commend you to GOD, and to the WORD OF HIS GRACE, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20..
O, THOU, WHO ART THE INEXHAUSTIBLE FOUNTAIN OF WISDOM, OF PURITY, AND OF BENEVOLENCE; HAVE COMPASSION ON THE DEAR YOUTH WHO PERUSE THIS. "SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH, THY WORD IS TRUTH," AND LOVE THEM WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE. AMEN. 4
In this work the short dash separates the quotations, the word 'and' divides chapters, a period, the chapter and verse, a comma, separates verses, and a dash is used for intervening verses. In the Scripture quotations I have adhered to the punctuation of our common Bibles; not because it was most correct, but to prevent all objections. The reference figures of the texts quoted are placed after the quotations and before the parallel.
The first set of references are selected to be treasured in memory by the learner, the other references should be attentively consulted. Regard to the connexion in those texts designed to be treasured in memory has dictated the selection and the length of many passages which precede the parallels. On this account more pertinent Scriptures will often be found in the second sets of references than in the first. And, though considerable pains has been taken in the revisal, doubtless, in many instances more pertinent texts than those collated might have been selected. "MY LEANNESS, MY LEANNESS," in the knowledge of the Scriptures is my only apology. Where three sets of references follow any question, the first is designed to exhibit, the second to display, and the third usually to enforce the answer.
TO JEHOVAH, FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST, BELONGETH ETERNITY:
The Father's eternity is revealed-The ETERNAL GOD is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.- And GOD said unto Moses I AM THAT I AM. Deut. 33. 27. Ex. 3. 14.
The Son's eternity is revealed-The Lord possessed me IN THE BEGINNING of his way, before his works of old. Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing ALWAYS before him. Prov. 8. 22, 30.