Everlasting Contempt

The principal passage in the Old Testament containing the word everlasting, connected with suffering, is Dan. xii 2, and many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. When was this to take place At that time. What time Verse 31, chap, xi, speaks of the coming of the abomination that maketh desolate. Jesus says, Matt. xxiv 15-16, Luke xxi 20-21, When ye therefore (the disciples) shall seethe abomination of...

Furnace Of Fire

The phrase furnace of fire, occurs in these passages in the old Testament Deut. iv 20 But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace,eyen out of Egypt. I Kings viii 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron. Jer. xi 4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace. Isa. xxxi 9 Saith the Lord, whose fire is in...

Unquenchable Fire

He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.--Matt. iii12 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 where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.--Mark ix 43,44. Many suppose that the words unquenchable fire mean a fire of endless duration, whereas, it is a fire that cannot be quenched until its puepose is accomplished. Says Dr. Paige When a house is...

The Last Days

The terms last days, end of the world, etc. found in connection with judgment, are made very clear to the careful reader of the Bible. The words last day, last days, etc., refer to the closing of the Mosaic dispensation, and not, as is often supposed, to the final closing up of mundane affairs. Peter demonstrates this, by applying the words of Joel to what was then transpiring, Acts ii 16 20, But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel, And it shall come to pass in the last days,...

The Great Proof Text

Matt. xxv 46 is the great proof text of the doctrine of endless punishment These shall go away into everlasting punishment, and the righteous into life eternal. 1 That the popular view of this language is incorrect is evident, because those punished are those who have not been good to the poor. Only such are to suffer everlasting punishment. Endless life is the reward, and endless punishment the penalty of works, if this passage teaches the doctrine of endless punishment. Those receive that...

No Murderer Hath Eternal Life

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. I.John iii 15. This language shows that there are millions of murderers who never destroyed life, for every one who hates his brother has already committed murder. If no murderer can ever reach heaven, then millions must be lost forever, for, observe, it does not say that a murderer who does not repent before he dies, but no murderer hath eterrnal life abiding in him that is, no one who...

Not Inherit The Kingdom Of

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal.v 19-21. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an...

The Dead In Christ Shall Rise First

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.--I. Thess. iv 15-176. We...