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Determines Rewards and Punishments.
end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Consequences of probation.
Pr. 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
9: 12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
11:19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
Hos. 13:9 O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself: but in me is thine help.
470. Rewards and punishments according to probationary conduct.
Job 34:11 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
Ps. 62:12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Pr. 24: 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
Is. 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Wo unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Jer. 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
32: 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men; to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Mat. 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Lk. 19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath, shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
Rom. 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honor, and immortality; eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness: indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil; of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good.
Gal. 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Rev. 22:12 And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
471. Punishment deserved, or guilt of sin, as committed against God.
Gen. 39:9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Ps. 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Lk. 23:39 And one of the malefactors, which were hanged,
God's Right to punish.
railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
Rom. 3:4 Let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. 5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man,) 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7:13 But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
2 Th. 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7 And to you, who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
472. God's peculiar prerogative to vindicate and to punish according to desert.
Dt. 32:35 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. 36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants; when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left. 39 See now that I, even I am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. 41 If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. 42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. 43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge
Loss of the Soul.
the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people. Ps. 94: 1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
Rom. 12: 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
473. The finally impenitent to be shut out of heaven, and cast into hell.
Ps. 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brim stone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
Pr. 1:24 Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 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. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
Mat. 3:7 O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
5:20 For 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.
7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 21 Not every one that saith
Loss of the Soul.
unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 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? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
8:11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 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; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 47 Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire there shall be wailing and gnashing teeth.
Lk. 10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 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 yc are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are ;