judgment, because he is a son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, until the resurrection of judgment.? Here it is declared that, while for those who have done good there is a resurrection of life; there is for those who have done ill only a resurrection ofjudgment. <430821>John 8:21-24 ? ?shall die in your sin: whither I go, ye cannot come?except ye believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins? ? sayings which indicate finality in the decisions of this life.
Orr, Christian View of God and the World, 248 ? ?Scripture invariably represents the judgment as proceeding on the data of this life and it concentrates every ray of appeal unto the present.? <430904>John 9:4 ? ?We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work? intimates that there is no opportunity to secure salvation after death. The Christian hymn writer has caught the meaning of Scripture when he says of those who have passed through the gate of death: ?Fixed in an eternal state, They have done with all below; We a little longer wait; But how little, none can know.?
(b) A second probation is not needed to vindicate the justice or the love of God since Christ, the immanent God, is already in this world present with every human soul, quickening the conscience, giving to each man his opportunity and making every decision between right and wrong a trite probation. In choosing evil against their better judgment even the heathen unconsciously reject Christ. Infants and idiots, as they have not consciously sinned, are, as we may believe, saved at death by having Christ revealed to them and by the regenerating influence of his Spirit.
<450118> Romans 1:18-28 ? there is probation under the light of nature as well as under the gospel. Under the law of nature as well as under the gospel men may be given up ?unto a reprobate mind.? 2:6-16 ? Gentiles shall be judged, not by the gospel, but by the law of nature, and shall ?perish without the law?in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men.?
<470510> 2 Corinthians 5:10 ? ?For we must all be made manifest before the judgment seat of Christ [not that each may have a new opportunity to secure salvation, but] that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he hath done, whether it be good or bad?;
<580608> Hebrews 6:8 ? ?whose end is to be burned? ? not to be quickened again; 9:27 ? ?And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this cometh [not a second probation, but] judgment? Luckock, Intermediate State, 22 ? ?In <580927>Hebrews 9:27, the word ?judgment? has
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