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saith the Lord.

maineth no more sacrifice for sins, unto a foolish man, which built his but a certain fearful looking for of house upon the sand. And the rain judgment and fiery indignation, descended, and the floods came, and which shall devour the adversaries. the winds blew, and beat upon that He that despised Moses' law, died house ; and it fell: and great was without mercy under two or three the fall of it. witnesses: of how much sorer pun- Luke 6: 24. But woe unto you ishment, suppose ye, shall he be that are rich ! for ye have received thought worthy, who hath trodden your consolation. Woe unto you under foot the Son of God, and that are full ! for ye shall hunger. hath counted the blood of the cove- Woe unto you that laugh now ! for nant, wherewith he was sanctified, ye shall mourn and weep. Woe an unholy thing, and hath done des- unto you when all men shall speak pite unto the Spirit of grace ? For well of you ! for so did their fathers we know him that hath said,

to the false prophets.

12; 45. But and if that servant Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense,

say in his heart, My lord delayeth

his coming ; and shall begin to beat And again,

the men-servants and maidens, and The Lord shall judge his people.

to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

the lord of that servant will come It is a fearful thing to fall into the in a day when he looketh not for hands of the living God.

Kim, and at an hour when he is not 2 Pet. 2: 5. God spared not the aware, and will cut him in sunder, old world, ... bringing in the flood and will appoint him his portion upon the world of the ungodly: and with the unbelievers. turning the cities of Sodom and Go- 13: 23. Then said one unto him, morrah into ashes, condemned them Lord, are there few that be saved ? with an overthrow, making them and he said unto them, Strive to an ensample unto those that after enter in at the strait gate: for many, should live ungodly; and delivered I say unto you, will seek to enter just Lot, vexed with the filthy con- in, and shall not be able. When versation of the wicked: (for that once the master of the house is righteous man dwelling among them, risen up, and hath shut to the door, in seeing and hearing, vexed his and ye begin to stand without, and righteous soul from day to day with to knock at the door, saying, Lord, their unlawful deeds ;) the Lord Lord, open unto us; and he shall knoweth how to deliver the godly answer and say unto you, I know out of temptations, and to reserve you not whence ye are: then shall the unjust unto the day of judgment ye begin to say, We have eaten and to be punished : but chiefly them drunk in thy presence, and thou that walk after the flesh in the lust hast taught in our streets. But he of uncleanness, and despise govern- shall say, I tell you, I know you not ment. Presumptuous are they, self- whence ye are ; depart from me, all willed; they are not afraid to speak ye workers of iniquity. There shall evil of dignities : whereas, angels, he weeping and gnashing of teeth, which are greater in power and when ye shall see Abraham, and might, bring not railing accusation Isaac, and Jacob, and all the proagainst them before the Lord. But phets, in the kingdom of God, and these, as natural brute beasts, made you yourselves thrust out.

And to be taken and destroyed, speak they shall come from the east, and evil of the things that they under- from the west, and from the north, stand not : and shall utterly perish and from the south, and shall sit in their own corruption.

down in the kingdom of God. And behold, there are last, which shall be first ; and there are first, which

shall be last. § 9. A HOPELESS CONDITION.

117: 1. Then said he unto the Mar. 7: 26. And every one that disciples, It is impossible but that heareth these sayings of mine, and offences will come : but woe

unto doeth thein not, shall be likened him through whom they come! It

were better for him that a millstone, them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, were hanged about his neck, and weep not for me, but weep for yourhe cast into the sea, than that selves, and for your children. For, he should offend one of these lit- behold, the days are coming, in the tle ones. Take heed to yourselves ! which they shall say, Blessed are

- 19. There was a certain rich the barren, and the wombs that nerman, which was clothed in purple er bare, and the paps which never and fine linen, and fared sumptu- gave suck. Then shall they begin ously every day: and there was a cer- to say to the mountains, Fall on us; tain begyar named Lazarus, which and to the hills, Cover us. For if was laid at his gate, full of sores, they do these things in a green tree, and desiring to be fed with the what shall be done in the dry? crumbs which fell from the rich Rom. 6: 21. What fruit had ye man's table : moreover, the dogs then in those things whereof ye are came and licked his sores. And it now ashamed? for the end of those came to pass, that the beggar died, things is death.

23. For the wages and was carried by the angels into of sin is death. Abraham's bosom. The rich man 1 Cor. 6: 9. Know ye not that the also died, and was buried. And in uprighteous shall not inherit the hell he lifted up his eyes, being in kingdom of God? Be not deceived; torments, and seeth Abraham afar neither fornicators, nor idolaters, off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor he cried, and said, Father Abraham! abusers of themselves with mankind, have mercy on me! and send Laza- nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkrus, that he may dip the tip of his ards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, finger in water, and cool my tongue: shall inherit the kingdom of God. for I am torinented in this flame. 2 Thess. 1: 6. Seeing it is a rightBut Abraham said, Son, remember eous thing with God to recompense that thou in thy lifetime receivedst tribulation to them that trouble you; thy good things, and likewise Laza- and to you who are troubled, rest rus evil things: but now he is com- with us, when the Lord Jesus shall forted, and thou art tormented. And be revealed from heaven with his besides all this, between us and you mighty angels, in flaming fire; tathere is a great gulf fixed: so that king vengeance on them that know they which would pass from hence not God, and that obey not the gosto you, cannot; neither can they / pel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who pass to us, that would come from shall be punished with everlasting thence. Then he said, I pray thee destruction from the presence of the therefore, father, that thou wouldest Lord, and from the glory of his send him to my father's house: for power, when he shall come to be I have five brethren; that he may glorified in his saints, and to be adtestify unto them, lest they also mired in all them that believe, (become into this place of torment. cause our testimony among you was Abraham saith unto him, They have believed,) in that day. Moses and the prophets ; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, fa- T 2:8. And then shall that wicked ther Abraham: but if one went unto be revealed, whom the Lord shall them from the dead, they will re- consume with the spirit of his mouth, pent. And he said unto him, If and shall destroy with the brightness they hear not Moses and the pro- of his coming: even him, whose phets, neither will they be per- coming is after the work of Satan, suaded, though one rose from the with all power and signs and lying dead.

wonders, and with all deceivable

ness of uprighteousness in them 1 21: 22. And truly the Son of that perish; because they received man goeth as it was determined : not the love of the truth, that they but woe unto that man by whom he might be saved.

And for this cause is betrayed ! And they began to God shall send them strong delusion, inquire among themselves, which of that they should believe a lie: that then it was that should do this they all might be damned who thing.

believed not the truth, but had pleas23: 28. But Jesus turning unto ure in unrighteousness,

Jude 5. I will therefore put you flesh, are set forth for an example, in remembrance, though ye once suffering the vengeance of eternal knew this, how that the Lord, hav- tire. Likewise also these filthy ing saved the people out of the land dreamers defile the flesh, despise of Egypt, afterward destroyed them dominion, and speak evil of digthat believed not: and the angels vities. which kept not their first estate, but 1 Peter 4: 17. For the time is left their own habitation, he hath come that judgment must begin at reserved in everlasting chains under the house of God: and is it first bedarkness unto the judgment of the gin at us, what shall the end be of great day: even as Sodom and Go- ihem that obey not the gospel of morrah, and the cities about them in God? And if the righteous scarcely like manner, giving themselves over be saved, where shall the ungodly to fornication, and going after strange and the singer appear?

FIFTH GENERAL TOPIC.

SCENES IN THE HISTORY OF CHRIST.

and of his kingdom there shall be no CHAPTER I.

end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know

not a man? And the angel answerHIS BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD.

ed, and said unto her, The Holy

Ghost shall come upon thee, and the LUKE 1: 26, And in the sixth power of the Highest shall overmonth the angel Gabriel was sent shadow thee; therefore also that from God unto a city of Galilee, holy thing, which shall be born of named Nazareth, to a virgin es- thee, shall be called the Son of God. poused to a man whose name was And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, Joseph, of the house of David; and she hath also conceived a son in her the virgin's name was Mary. 'And old age; and this is the sixth month the angel came in unto her, and with her who was called barren; for said, Hail! thou that art highly fa- with God nothing shall be impossivored, the Lord is with thee: blessed ble. And Mary said, Behold the art thou among women. And when handmaid of the Lord; be it unto she saw himn, she was troubled at me according to thy word. And the his saying, and cast in her mind angel departed from her. what manner of salutation this And Mary arose in those days, should be. And the angel said unto and went into the bill-country with her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast haste, into a city of Juda, and enfound favor with God. And behold, tered into the house of Zacharias, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and saluted Elizabeth. — 56. And and bring forth a son, and shalt call Mary abode with her about three his name Jesus, He shall be great, months, and returned to her own and shall be called the Son of the house, Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his fa- T Mar. 1: 18. Now the birth of iher David. And he shall reign Jesus Christ was on this wise: over the house of Jacob forever; / When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came behold, I bring you good tidings of together, she was found with child great joy, which shall be to all peoof the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph ple. For unto you is born this her husband, being a just man, and day, in the city of David, a Savior, not willing to make her a public ex- which is Christ the Lord. And this ample, was minded to put her away shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall privily. But while he thought on find the babe wrapped in swaddlingthese things, behold, the angel of clothes, lying in a manger. And the Lord appeared unto him in a suddenly ihere was with the angel a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of multitule of the heavenly host praisDavid, fear not to take unto thee ing God, and saying, Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy

Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, good will toward men. Ghost: and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name And it came to pass, as the angels Jesus: for he shall save his people were gone away from them into from their sins. (Now all this was heaven, the shepherds said one to done, that it might be fulfilled which another, Let us now go even unto was spoken of the Lord by the pro- Bethlehem, and see this thing which phet, saying,

is come to pass, which the Lord Behold, a Virgin shall be with child,

hath made known unto us. And And shall bring forth a son,

they came with haste, and found And they shall call his name EMMANUEL,

Mary and Joseph, and the babe lywhich being interpreted, is God ing in a manger.

And when they WITH US.) Then Joseph, being had seen it, they made known abroad raised from sleep, did as the angel the saying which was told them conof the Lord had bidden him, and cerning this child. And all they that took unto him his wife: and knew heard it, wondered at those things her not till she had brought forth which were told them by the shepher first-born son: and he called his herds. But Mary kept all these name Jesus.

things, and pondered ihem in her LUKE 2:1. And it came to pass heart. And the shepherds returned, in those days, that there went out a glorifying and praising God for all decree from Cæsar Augustus, that the things that they had heard and all the world should be taxed. (And seen, as it was told unto them. this taxing was first made when Cy- And when eight days were acrenius was governor of Syria.) And complished for ihe circumcising of all went to be taxed, every one into the child, his name was called Jehis own city. And Joseph also sus, which was so named of the anwent up from Galilee, out of the gel before he was conceived in the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto womb. the city of David, which is called And when the days of her purifiBethlehem, (because he was of the cation according to the law of Mohou and lineage of David,) be ses were accomplished, they brought taxed with Mary his espoused wife, him to Jerusalem, to present him to being great with child. And so it the Lord, (as it is wriiten in the law was, that while they were there, the of the Lord, Every male that opendays were accomplished that she eth the womb shall be called holy should be delivered. And she brought to the Lord;) and to offer a sacriforth her first-born son, and wrap- fice according to that which is said ped him in swaddling-clothes, and in the law of the Lord, A pair of jaid him in a manger; because there turtle-doves, or two young pigeons. was no room for them in the inn.

1 Mar. 2: 1. Now when Jesus And there were in the same coun- was born in Bethlehem of Judea in try shepherds abiding in the field, the days of Herod the king, behold, keeping watch over their flock by there came wise men froin the east night, And lo, the angel of the to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he Lord came upon them, and the glory that is born King of the Jews? for of the Lord shone round about them; we have seen his star in the east, and they were sore afraid. And the and are come to worship him. When angel said unto them, Fear not: for | Herod the king had heard these

men.

was

things, he was troubled, and all Je

Then was fulfilled that which rusalem with him. And when he was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, had gathered all the chief priests saying, In Rama was there a voice and scribes of the people together, heard, lamentation, and weeping, he demanded of them where Christ and great mourning, Kachel weepshould be born. And they said unto ing for her children, and would not him; In Bethlehem of Judea: for he comforted, because they are not. thus it is written by the prophet, But when Herod was dead, behold,

an angel of the Lord appeared in a And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, Art not the least among the princes of Juda :

dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, For out of thee shall come a Governor,

Arise, and take the young child and That shall rule my people Israel.

his mother, and go into the land of Then Herod, when he had privily Israel: for they are dead which called the wise men, inquired of sought the young child's life. And them diligently what time the star he arose, and took the young child appeared. And he sent them to and his mother, and came into the Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search land of Israel. But when he heard diligently for the young child; and that Archelaus did reign in Judea in when ye have found him, bring me

the room of his father Herod, he word again, that I may come and was afraid to go thither: notwithworship hiin also. When they had standing, being warned of God in a heard the king, they departed; and dream, he turned aside into the lo, the star, which they saw in the parts of Galilee: and he came and east, went before them, till it came dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that and stood over where the young it might be fulfilled which child was.

When they saw the spoken by the prophets, He shall be star, they rejoiced with exceeding called a Nazarene. great joy. And when they were

LUKE 2: 40. And the child grew, come into the house, they saw the and waxed strong in spirit, filled young child with Mary his mother, with wisdom; and the grace of and fell down and worshipped him: God

Now his and when they had opened their parents went to Jerusalem every treasures, they presented unto him year at the feast of the passogifts; gold, and frankincense, and

And when he was twelve niyrrh. And being warned of God years old, they went up to Jerusain a dream that they should not re- lem, after the custom of the feast. turn to Herod, they departed into And when they had fulfilled the their own country another way. days, as they returned, the child

And when they were departed, Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; behold, the angel of the Lord ap- and Joseph and his mother knew peared to Joseph in a dream, saying, not of it. But they, supposing him Arise, and take the young child and to have been in the company, went his mother, and flee into Egypt, and a day's journey; and they sought be thou there until I bring thee him among their kinsfolk and acword: for Herod will seek the young quaintance. And when they found child to destroy him. When he him not, they turned back again to arose, he took the young child and Jerusalem, seeking him. And it his mother by night, and departed came to pass, that after three days into Egypt: and was there until the they found him in the temple, sitting death of Herod: that it might be fulc in the midst of the doctors, both filled which was spoken of the Lord hearing them, and asking them quesby the prophet, saying, Out of tions. Egypt have I called my Son.

And all that heard him were | Then Herod, when he saw that astonished at his understanding and he was mocked of the wise men,

And when they saw was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, him, they where amazed : and and slew all the children that were his mother said unto him, Son, in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts why hast thou thus dealt with thereof, from two years old and un- us? behold, thy father and I have der, according to the time which he sought thee sorrowing. And he had diligently inquired of the wise | said unto them, How is it that

was

upon him.

ver.

answers.

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