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TION TO THE CHRISTIAN

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Acts 13: 48. When the gentiles go and prepare a place for you, I heard this, they were glad, and will come again and receive you glorified the name of the Lord; and unto myself; that where I am, there as many as were ordained to eter- ye may be also. nal life, believed.

10: 27. My sheep hear my voice, Rom. 1: 5. By whom we have and I know them, and they follow received grace and apostleship, for And I give unto them eternal obedience to the faith among all | life; and they shall never perish; nations, for his naine, among whom neither shall any pluck them out of are ye also, the called of Jesus my hands. My Father which gave Christ. To all that be in Rome, them me is greater than all, and no beloved of God, called to be saints. man is able to pluck them out of my

Father's hands. I and my Father are one.

HEB. 7: 25. He (Christ) is able § 5. ASSURANCE OF DIVINE PROTEC- to save them to the uttermost, that

come unto God by him; seeing he

ever livetb to make intercession for Rom, 5: 10. If, when we were them. enemies, we were

reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much $ 6. SUFFERINGS more, being reconciled, we shall

NOT NECESSARILY RETRIBUTORY. be saved, by his life. - 21. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even Ps. 73: 3. I was envious at the so might grace reign, through right-foolish, when I saw the prosperity of eousness, unto eterual life, by Jesus the wicked. For there are no bands Christ our Lord.

in their death; but their strength is 8: 28. All things shall work to- firm. They are not in trouble as gether for good to them that love other men; neither are they plagued God, to them who are the called like other men. Therefore pride according to his pu —31. If compasseth them about as a chain; God be for us, who can be against violence covereth them as a garus? He that spared not his own ment. Their eyes stand out with Son, but gave him up for us all ; fatness; they have more than heart how shall he not with him also could wish. - 11. And they say, freely give us all things? Who How doth God know? and, Is there shall lay anything to the charge of knowledge with the Almighty? BeGod's elect? It is God that justi-hold, these are the ungodly, that fieth. Who is he that condemneth? | prosper in the world; they increase It is Christ that died; yea, rather in riches. Verily, I have cleansed that is risen again, who is even at my heart in vain, and washed my the right hand of God, who also hands in innocency. For all the maketh intercession for us. Who day long have I been plagued, and shall separate us from the love of chastened every morning.... When Christ? -- 38. I am persuaded that I thought to know this, it was too neither life, nor death, nor angels, painful for me, until I went into the nor principalities, nor powers, nor sanctuary of God: then understood things present, nor things to come, I their end. Surely thou didst set nor height, nor depth, nor any other them in slippery places; thou castcreature, shall be able to separate us edst them down into destruction. from the love of God which is in 37: 7. Fret not thyself, because of Christ Jesus our Lord.

him who prospereth in his way; beJohn 17: 12. Those that thou cause of the nan who bringeth wickgavest me I have kept, and none of ed devices to pass. — 9. For evil them is lost but the son of perdition, doers shall be cut off. that the scripture might be fulfilled. 50: 21. These things hast thou

14: 1. Let not your heart be done, and I kept silence. Thou troubled, ye believe in God; believe thoughtest that I was altogether also in me. In my Father's house such an one as thyself; but I will are many mansions ; if it were not reprove thee, and set them in order so, I would have told

you. I go to before thine eyes. prepare a place for you. And if I Eccl. 8: 11. Because sentence

against an evil work is not executed

away therefore

your confidence speedily; therefore the heart of the which hath great recompense of resons of men is fully set in them to ward. For ye have need of pado evil. Though a sipper do evil tience, that, after ye have done ihe an hundred times, and his days be will of God, ye might receive the prolonged, yet surely I know that it promise. For yet a little while, and shall be well with them that fear he that shall come will come, and God.

will not tarry. Now the just shall Rom. 9: 22. What if God, willing live by faith: but if any man draw to show his wrath and make his back, my soul shall have no pleaspower known, endured with much ure in hiin. But we are not of them long suffering the vessels of wrath, who draw back into perdition; but fitted to destruction?

of thein that believe to the saving of

the soul. T Mat. 13:23. Wilt thou that we go and gather them (the tares) up? | Heb. 12: 4. Ye have not yet reBut he said, Nay; lest, while ye sisted unto blood, striving against gather up the tares, ye root up also sin. And ye have forgotten the exthe wheat with them. Let both hortation which speaketh unto you grow together until harvest. — 37. as unto children, My son, despise He that soweth the good seed is the not thou the chastening of the Lord, Son of man; the field is the world; nor saint when thou art rebuked of the good seed are the children of the him: for whom the Lord loveth he kingdom; the tares are the children chasteneth, and scourgeth every son of the wicked one.

whom he receiveth. If ye endure 2 Cor. 4: 16. For which cause we chastening, God dealeth with you faint not; but though our outward as with sons: for what son is he man perish, yet the inward man is whom the father chasteneth not? renewed day by day. For our light But if ye be without chastisement, affliction, which is but for a mo- whereof all are partakers, then are ment, worketh for us a far more ye bastards, and not sons. Furtherexceeding, and eternal weight of more, we have had fathers of our glory; while we look not at the flesh which corrected us, and we things which are seen, but at the gave them reverence: shall we not things which are not seen: for the much rather be in subjection unto things which are seen are temporal; the Father of spirits, and live? For but the things which are not seen they verily for a few days chastened are eternal.

us after their own pleasure; but he 2 Tim. 3:10. But thou hast fully for our profit, that we might be parknown my doctrine, manner of takers of his holiness.

Now no life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, chastening for the present seemeth charity, patience, persecutions, af- to be joyous, but grievous; neverflictions, which came unto me at theless, afterward it yieldeth the Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; peaceable fruit of righteousness unwhat persecutions I endured; but to them which are exercised thereout of them all the Lord delivered by.

Yea, and all that will live James 1: 2. My brethren, count it godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer all joy when ye fall into divers temppersecution.

tations, knowing this, that the trying Heb. 10: 32. But call to remem- of your faith worketh patience: but brance the former days, in which, let patience have her perfect work, after ye were illuminated, ye endu- that ye may be perfect and entire, red a great fight of afflictions; partly, wanting nothing. while ye were made a gazing-stock 1 Peter 2: 20. For what glory is both by reproaches and afflictions; it, if, when ye be buffeted for your and partly, while ye became com- faults, ye shall take it patiently? panions of them that were so used. but if, when ye do well, and suffer For ye

had compassion of me in my for it, ye take it patiently, this is acbonds, and took joyfully the spoiling ceptable with God. For even hereof your goods, knowing in yourselves unto were ye called; because Christ that ye have in heaven a better and also suffered for us, leaving us an an enduring substance. Cast not example, that ye should follow his

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steps. Who did no sin, neither was in all the earth; a perfect and upguile found in his mouth; who, right man, one that feareth God and when he was reviled, reviled not escheweth evil? Then Satan anagain ; when he suffered, he threat- swered the Lord, and said, Doth ened not; but committed himself to Job fear God for nought? Hast not him that judgeth righteously; who thou made a hedge about him, and his own self bare our sins in his own about his house, and about all that body on the tree, that we, being he hath on every side? Thou hast dead to sins, should live unto right- blessed the work of his hand, and eousness: by whose stripes ye were his substance is increased in the healed. For ye were as sheep go- land; but put forth now thy hand, ing astray; but are now_returned and touch all that he hath, and he unto the Shepherd and Bishop of will curse thee to thy face. And the

Lord said unto Satan, All that he

hath is in thy power, only on him14: 12. Beloved, think it not self put not forth thy hand. strange, concerning the fiery trial 2: 3. Still he holdeth fast his inwhich is to try you, as though some tegrity, though thou movest strange thing happened unto you: against him, to destroy him without but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are par- a cause. And Satan answered the takers of Christ's sufferings; that, LORD, and said, Skip for skin, yea, when his glory shall be revealed, ye all that a man hath will be give for may be glad also with exceeding his life; but put forth now thy hand joy. If ye be reproached for the and touch his bone and his flesh, and name of Christ, happy are ye; for he will curse thee to thy face. And the Spirit of glory and of God rest- the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, eth upon you: on their part he is he is in thy hand, only save his life. evil spoken of, but on your part he Ps. 119: 67. Before I was afflictis glorified. But let none of you ed, I went astray ; but now have I suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, kept thy word. – 71. It is good for or as an evil-doer, or as a busy-body me that I have been affieted; that I in other men's matters. Yet if any might know thy statutes. — 75. I man suffer as a Christian, let him know, O LORD, ihat thy judgments not be ashamed; but let him glorify are right, and that thou in faithfulGod on this behalf.

ness hast afflicted me. Luke 16: 19. There was a certain Isa. 48: 10. Behold, I have refined rich man, which was clothed in pur- thee, but not with silver; I have chople and fine linen, and fared sump- sen thee in the furnace of afflicton. tuously every day: and there was a certain beygar, named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores. ... The beggar died, and was $ 7. CONSCIENCE, OR MORAL SENSE. carried by angels to Abrahan’s bosom; and the rich man also died, Acts 23: 1. Men and brethren, and was buried. 25. Son, remem- I have lived in all good conscience ber that thou in thy lifetime receiv- before God until this day. edst thy good things; likewise Laz- 24: 14. But this I confess unto arus evil things; but now he is com- thee, that after the way which they forted, and thou art tormented. call heresy, so worship I the God of

Job 21:7. Wherefore do the wick- my fathers, believing all things which ed live, become old, yea are mighty are written in the law and in the in power?... Their houses are safe prophets : and have hope toward from fear, neither is the rod of God God, which they themselves also upon them. ... They spend their

days allow, that there shall be a resurrecin wealth, and in a moment go down tion of the dead, both of the just to the grave. Therefore they say and unjust. And herein do I exerunto God, depart from us; we de- cise myself, to have always a consire not the knowledge of thy science void of offence toward God, ways.

and toward men. 1:8. And the Lord said unto Sa- 1 Cor. 8: 7. Howbeit, there is tan, Hast thou considered my ser- not in every man that knowledge: vant Job; that there is none like him for some with conscience of the idol

TRIUMPH OF CHRIST ON EARTH.

unto this hour, eat it as a thing conscience in all things willing to offered unto an idol: and their con- live honestly. science, being weak, is defiled. But Titus 1: 15. Unto them that are meat commendeth us not to God: defiled and unbelieving, there is for neither if we eat, are we the nothing pure but even their mind better ; neither if we eat not, are and conscience are defiled. we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling-block to them that are weals For if any man see $ 8. MILLENNIOM — OR UNIVERSAL thee, which hast knowledge, sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak Jer. 31: 33. After those days, be emboldened to eat those things saith the Lord, I will put my law in which are offered to idols; and their inward parts, and write it in through thy knowledge shall the their hearts ; and will be their God, weak brother perish, for whom Christ and they shall be my people. And died? But when ye sin so against they shall teach no more every man the brethren, and wound their weak his neighbor, and every man his conscience, ye sin against Christ. brother, saying, Know the Lord ;

10: 27. If any of them that be- for they shall all know me, from the lieve not bid you to a feast, and least of them unto the greatest of ye be disposed to go ; whatsoever them, saith the Lord; for I will foris set before you, eat, asking no give their iniquity, and I will requestion for conscience' sake. But member their sin no more. if any man say unto you, This is Dan. 2: 34. Thou sawest, till that offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat a stone was cut out without hands, not for his sake that showed it, and which smote the image upon his for conscience' sake :

feet, which were of iron and clay,

and brake them in pieces, .... and For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness

the stone that smote the image be

came a great mountain, and filled conscience, I say, not thine own, but the whole earth. -44. In the days of the other.

of these kings shall the God of Rom.9: 1. My conscience also heaven set up a kingdom, which bearing me witness in the Holy shall never be destroyed ; and the Ghost.

kingdom shall not be left to other 13: 5. Ye must needs be subject, people, but it shall break in pieces not only for wrath, but also for con- and consume all these kingdoms, science' sake.

and it shall stand forever. 2 Cor. 1: 12. Our rejoicing is Hosea 3: 23. I will have mercy this, the testimony of our upon her that had not obtained merscience ; that in simplicity and god-cy, and I will say to them which ly sincerity, not with fleshly wis- were not my people, Thou art my dom, but by the grace of God, we people, and they shall say, Thou have had our conversation in the

art my God. world.

Micah 4: 1. But in the last days

it shall come to pass, that the moun14: 2. By manifestation of the tain of the house of the Lord shall truth, commending ourselves to every be established in the top of the man's conscience in the sight of mountains, and it shall be exalted God.

above the hills. 1 Tim. 1: 19. War a good war- Hab. 2: 14. The earth shall be fare; holding faith and a good con- filled with the knowledge of the science.

glory of the LORD, as the waters 3: 9. Holding the mystery of cover the sea. faith, in a pure conscience.

Mar. 18: 33. The kingdom of 2'sim. 1: 3. I serve God from my heaven is like unto leaven, which a forefathers with a pure conscience. woman took and hid in three meas

Heb. 10: 22. Having our hearts ures of meal, till the whole was sprinkled from an evil conscience. leavened.

13: 18. We trust we have a good Isa. 35: 1-10. 43: 1. -7. 45:

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22 - 25. 49: 6 — 18, 22 - 25. 60: | body, and bring it into subjection ; 1-5, 8-12, 18 -- 22. 62: 10- lest that by any means, when I have 12. 65: 17-25. 66: 5 - 12. preached to others, I myself should

be a castaway.

Luke 16 : 22. And it came to

pass, that the beggar died, and was § 9. PROBATION AFTER DEATH. carried by the angels into Abrahain's

hosom: the rich man also died, and 2 Cor. 5: 10. We must all ap- was buried ; avd in hell he lifted up pear before the judgment seat of his eyes, being in torments, and Christ, that every one may receive seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazthe things done in his body, accord- arus in his bosom. And he cried ing to that he hath done, whether it and said, Father Abraham, have be good or bad.

inercy on me, and send Lazarus, Mat. 25: 5. While the bride- that he may dip the tip of his finger groom tarried, they all slumbered in water, and cool niy tongue; for and slept. And at midnight there I am tormented in this flame. But was a cry made, Behold, the bride- | Abraham said, Son, remember that groom cometh ; go ye out to meet thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy him. Then all those virgins arose, good things, and likewise Lazarus and trimmed their lamps. And the evil things: but now he is comfortfoolish said unto the wise, Give us ed, and thou art tormented. And of your oil; for our lamps are gone besides all this, between us and you out. But the wise answered, say-. there is a great gulf fixed: so that ing, Not so; lest there be not they which would pass from hence enough for us and you: but go ye to you cannot; neither can they rather to them that sell, and buy for pass to us that would come from yourselves. And while they went

iheuce. to buy, the bridegroom came; and Rev. 22: 11. He that is unjust, they that were ready went in with let him be unjust still; and he that him to the marriage: and the door is filthy, let him be filthy still; and was shut. Afterward came also the he that is righteous, let him he other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, righteous still; and he that is holy, open to us.

But he answered and let him be holy still. And behold, I said, Verily I say unto you, I know come quickly, and my reward is

Watch therefore; for ye with me, to give every man accordknow neither the day nor the hour ing as his work shall be. I am wherein the Son of man cometh. Alpha and Omega, the beginning

Eccl. 11: 3. If the tree fall and the end, the first and the last. toward the south or toward the Blessed are they, that do his comnorth, in the place where the tree mandments, that they may have falleth there it shall be.

right to the tree of life, and may enter 9: 10. Whatsoever thy hand in, through the gates, into the city. findeth to do, do it with thy might; For without, are dogs and sorcerers for there is no work, nor device, and whoremongers and murderers nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the and idolaters, and whosoever loveth grave, whither thou goest.

and maketh a lie. * 1 Cor. 9: 27. I keep under my (See the last Topic.)

you not.

It is observable that the silence of the Bible on this topic is the most decisive evidence against the supposition of a future probation. The book which brings " Jife and immortality to light,” makes no mention of it, no provision for it; but constructs its whole system of operations upon the ground, that here is the only hope of recovering man to holiness. Were there no revelation, we might hope for some future arrangement in our favor; but the silence of God's word precludes any such gratuitous assumption.

The compiler will be grateful to any individual who will furnish a collation, throwing a different light upon this subject.

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