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world by wisdom knew not God.- whom ye obey; whether of sin unto 1 Cor. i. 18. 21.
. death, &c. Ye were servants of sin. The natural man receiveth not the --Rom. vi. 16. 20. 2 Pet. ii. 19. things of the Spirit of God, for they Them that are lost; in whom the are foolishness unto him; neither can god of this world hath blinded the he know them, because they are spi- minds, &c.—2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. ritually discerned. Cor. i. 14. The prince of the power of the air, John viii. 43.
the spirit who now worketh in the In whom the god of this world hath children of disobedience. — Eph.' blinded the minds of men who be- ii. 2. lieve not, lest the light of the glori. Thanks be to God, &c. who hath ous gospel, &c. should shine unto delivered us from the power of darkthem.- 2 Cor. iv. 4. Acts xxvi. ness, &c.—Col. i. 12, 13. 17, 18.
That they may recover themselves Howbeit then, when ye knew not out of the snare of the devil, who are God, ye did service unto them which taken captive by him at his will. by nature are no gods.-Gal. iv. 8. 2 Tim. ii. 26. Acts xxvi. 28. 1 Pet. i. 14. Rev. ix. 20.
In this, &c. are manifest, and the Walk not as other Gentiles walk, children of the devil: whosoever in the vanity of their mind; having doeth not righteousness, is not of the understanding darkened, being God; neither he who loveth not his alienated from the life of God, through brother.--And Cain, who was of that the ignorance which is in them, be- wicked one, &c.--1 John iii. 10. 12. cause of the blindness, &c.— Eph.
1. Sect. iv. The sad Fruit and end
s. iv. 17, 18. Ye were sometimes darkness, but
of such a State. now, &c.—Eph. v. 8.
When Adam and Eve had sinned, Not in the lust of concupiscence; they hid themselves from the preeven as the Gentiles which know not sence of the Lord God, &c. and were God.-1 Thess. iv. 5.
afraid, because naked : and in conseThe world knoweth us not, be- quence sorrow on the woman, and a cause it knew him not.--1 John iii. 1. curse on the earth are denounced.
Gen. iii. 8. 10. 16, 17. Sect. III. In Servitude and Subjec- Sin made Cain cry out, and say, His tion to Satan and Sin.
punishment was greater than he could In the parable of the sower, Christ bear. So Lamech.-Gen. iv. 13. saith, The tares are the children of 23, 24. the wicked one, &c. The enemy who Aaron made Israel naked by sin.soweth them is the devil.-Matt. xiii. Exod. xxxii. 25. 38, 39.
Lest there be any among you, &c. When a strong man armed keepeth And it come to pass, &c. That he his palace, his goods are in peace; bless himself in his heart, saying, I but when a stronger than he shall will have peace, though I walk in the come upon him, &c.—Luke xi. 21, 22. imagination (or stubbornness) of my
Then Satan entered into Judas,&c. heart to add drunkenness to thirst; and he went his way to the chief the Lord will not spare him; but priests, and agreed to betray Christ, then the anger of the Lord, and his &c.--Luke xxii. 3-6.
jealousy shall smoke against that man, Ye are of your father the devil; and all the curses which are written and the lusts of your father ye will do. in this book shall lie upon him; and -John viii. 44.
the Lord shall blot out his name from To whom ye yield yourselves ser- under heaven.—Deut. xxix. 18—20. vants to obey, his servants ye are to If a man sin against the Lord, who shall intreat for him? They who de- God, lest I tear you in pieces, and spise me, saith the Lord, shall be there be none to deliver. - Ps. 1. 16. lightly esteemed.—1 Sam, ii. 25. 30. 22. Prov. xi, 21. Ps. ix. 18.
Saul's sin made him cry out in his Who knoweth the power of thine distress, That God had departed from anger ? Even according to thy fear, him,Sam. xxviii, 15.'
so is thy wrath.–Ps. xc. 11." The triumphing of the wicked is When the wicked spring as the but short, &c. Though his excellency grass, and when all the workers of mount up to the heavens, and his iniquity do flourish, it is that they head reach unto the clouds, he shall should be destroyed for ever.--Ps. perish for ever, like his own dung, xcii. 7. 10. xlix. 17. 19. &c.—Job xx. 5, &c. xi. 20.
Such as turn aside unto their • How oft is the candle of the wicked crooked ways, the Lord shall lead put out, and how oft cometh their forth with the workers of iniquity.-destruction upon them? God distri- Ps. cxxv. 5. buteth sorrows in his anger: they They shall eat of the fruit of their are as stubble, &c. his eyes shall see own way, and be filled with their own his destruction, and he shall drink of devices.- Prov. i. 31. v. 22, 23. the wrath of the Almighty, &c. The The name of the wicked shall rot, wicked is reserved unto the day of &c. The expectation of the wicked destruction; they shall be brought shall perish.-Prov. x. 7. 28. xi. 7. forth to the day of wrath.-Job xxi. There is a way which seemeth right 17-19. 30. xxvii. 13, 14, &c. xxxi. unto a man : but the end thereof are 2, 3.
the ways of death.-Prov. xiv. 12. The ungodly are like the chaff, The sacrifice of the wicked is an which the wind driveth away, &c. abomination to the Lord, &c. so bis They shall not stand in the judgment, thoughts are.-Prov. xv. 8. 26. xxi. &c. The way of the ungodly shall 27. Isa. lxvi. 3, 4. Gen. iv. 3—7. perish.--Ps. i. 4–6.
The woman whose heart is snares Thou art not a God who hath plea- and nets, &c. the sinner shall be sure in wickedness, &c. Thou hatest taken by her.-- Eccles. vii. 26. all workers of iniquity.-Ps. v. 4, 5. But it shall not be well with the
The wicked his soul hateth. Upon wicked, &c. because he feareth not the wicked he shall rain snares, fire, before God.-Eccles. viii. 13. Isa. and brimstone, and an horrible (or iii. 11. burning) tempest: this shall be the Woe unto them who draw iniquity portion of their cup.-Ps. vi. 5, 6. with cords of vanity, and sin, as it Isa. xxxiii. 14. ;
were, with a cart-rope, &c.- Isa. V. Because they regard not the works 18, &c. Micah ii. 1-3.. of the Lord, &c. he shall destroy No peace, saith the Lord, unto the them, and not build them up, &c.— wicked.--Isa. xlviii. 22. lvii. 20. Ps. xxviii. 5. cxix. 155.
Against whom do ye sport yourThe face of the Lord is against selves ? &c. when thou criest, Let them that do evil, to cut off the re- thy companions deliver thee, &c. membrance, &c.—Ps. xxxiv. 16. 1 Isa. lvii. 4. 13. Pet. iii. 12.
They shall look on the carcasses of The transgressors shall be destroy- men, who have transgressed against ed together. The end of the wicked me; for their worm shall not die, shall be cut off.-Ps. xxxvii. 38. 2. neither shall their fire be quenched,
Unto the wicked God saith, What and they shall be an abhorring unto hast thou to do to declare my sta- all flesh.—Isa. Ixvi. 24. xxxiii. 14. tutes ? or that thou shouldest take Every one shall die for his own my, &c. Consider, ye who forget iniquity.-- Jer. xxxi. 30.
The soul that sinneth it shall die. and he went and hanged himself. -Ezek. xviii. 4. 20. jii. 19.
Matt. xxvii. 3-5. Can thine heart endure, or can The chaff he will burn with fire thine hands be strong, in the day that unquenchable.—Luke iii. 17. Matt. I shall deal with thee? I the Lord iii. 12. have spoken, and will do.-Ezek. · The parable of the rich man's death, xxii. 14.
and being in hell in the flames.-Luke - Many shall awake ; some, &c. to xvi. 22, &c. shame and everlasting contempt. Those mine enemies who would not Dan. xii. 2.
that I should reign over them, &c. Behold, the day cometh which shall slay them before me.—Luke xix. 27. burn as an oven : and all the proud, Except a man be born again, he yea, and all who do wickedly, shall cannot see the kingdom of God, &c. be stubble; and the day which cometh He who believeth not, is condemned shall burn them up, saith the Lord of already, &c. he shall not see life, but hosts, and it shall leave them neither the wrath of God abideth on him. root nor branch.-Mal.iv. 1. Jude 7. John iii. 3. 18. 36.
The axe is laid unto the root of the Ye are servants of sin, and ye are trees; therefore every tree which of your father the devil.—John viii. bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn 34. 44. down, and cast into the fire.—Matt. For the wrath of God is revealed iii. 10. vii. 19.
from heaven against all ungodliness The children of the kingdom shall and unrighteousness of men, &c. be cast out into outer darkness, there they are worthy of death.—Rom. i. shall be weeping, &c.—Matt. viii. 12. 18. 32. xxiv. 51.
Thinkest thou this, &c. that thou The angels shall gather out of his shalt escape the judgment of God? kingdom, &c. them which doiniquity, &c. Thou treasurest up unto thyself and shall cast them into a furnace of wrath against the day of wrath, and fire, there shall be wailing and gnash- revelation of the righteous judgment ing of teeth, &c. At the end of the of God, &c. Indignation and wrath ; world, the angels shall come forth, tribulation and anguish upon every and sever the wicked from among the soul of man who doth evil, &c.just: and shall cast them into the Rom. ii. 3. 5. 8, 9. furnace of fire, &c.—Matt. xiii. 41, Destruction and misery are in their 42. 49, 50. See Mark ix. 45, 46. ways.-Rom. iii. 16.
Every plant which my heavenly By one man sin entered, and death Father bath not planted shall be by sin.-Rom. v. 12. rooted up, &c. Both fall into the Whether of sin unto death, &c. ditch.-Matt. xv. 13, 14.
What fruit had ye? &c. the end of Cast the unprofitable servant into those things is death, &c. The wages outer darkness, there shall be weep- of sin is death.-Rom. vi. 16.21.23. ing, &c. When the Son of man shall James i. 15. come, &c. then shall he say unto To be carnally-minded is death, them on the left hand, Depart from &c. So then, they who are in the me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, flesh cannot please God, &c. for if ye prepared for the devil, &c. for I was live after the flesh, ye shall die. an hungered, and ye gave me no Rom. viii. 6. 8. 13. meat, &c. These shall go away into Vessels of wrath fitted to destruceverlasting punishment.—Matt. xxv. tion.—Rom. ix, 22. 30, 31. 41, 42, 46. xxiii. 33. viii. The unrighteous shall not inherit 11, 12.
the kingdom of God, &c. Neither Judas's sin made him to go out, fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adul
terers, &c. shall inherit the kingdom hands of the living God.--Heb.x.31. of God.-1 Cor. vi. 9, 10.
Ps. ii. 12. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Whoremongers and adulterers God Christ, let him be Anathema, Maran- will judge.—Heb. xiii. 4. atha.--1 Cor. xvi. 22.
Judgment must begin at the house If our gospel be hid, it is hid to of God: and if it first begin at us, them who are lost; in whom the what shall the end be of them that God of, &c.--2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. obey not the gospel of God ? &c.
The works of the flesh, &c. adul- Where shall the ungodly and sinner tery, fornication, &c. They who do appear?-1 Pet. iv. 17, 18. such things, shall not inherit the king- The Lord knoweth how, &c. to redom of God.-Gal. v. 19-21. serve the unjust unto the day of judg
He who soweth to the flesh, shall ment, to be punished, &c. The day of of the flesh reap corruption.Gal. judgment and perdition of ungodly vi. 8. Prov. xxii. 8.
men.—2 Pet. ii. 9. ïï. 7. Jude 15. You, &c. were dead in trespassesYe know that no murderer hath and sins, &c. by nature the children eternal life abiding in him.- 1 John of wrath, even as well as others. Ye iji. 15. were without Christ; being aliens And the kings of the earth, and the from the commonwealth of Israel, great men, and the rich men, and the and strangers from the covenants of chief captains, and the mighty men, promise; having no hope, and with- and every bond-man, and every freeout God in the world. -Eph. ij. 1. man, hid themselves in the dens, and 3. 12.
in the rocks, &c. and said to the Now horemonger, nor unclean per. mountains and rocks, Fall on us; and son, &c. hath any inheritance in the hide us from the face of him who kingdom of Christ, and of God, &c. sitteth on the throne, and from the Because of these things cometh the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day wrath of God upon the children of of his wrath is come; and who shall disobedience (or unbelief). Eph. v. be able to stand ?-Rev. vi. 15-17. 5, 6. Colos. iii. 5,6. Heb. xiii. 4. Whosoever was not found in the
Many walk, &c. whose end is de- book of life, was cast into the lake of struction.-Phil. iii. 18, 19. fire.—Rev. xx. 15.
When they say peace, &c. then sud- The fearful and unbelieving, and den destruction cometh upon them, the abominable, &c. shall have their as travail upon a woman with child; part in the lake which burneth with and they shall not escape.-1 Thess. fire and brimstone: which is the sev.3.
cond death, &c. There shall in no The Lord Jesus shall be revealed wise enter into the New Jerusalem, from heaven, &c. taking vengeance on any thing that defileth or worketh them who know not God, and who abomination, or maketh a lie.-Rev. obey not the gospel of our Lord Je- xxi.8. 27. sus Christ: who shall be punished For without are dogs, and sorcerers, with everlasting destruction from the apd whoremongers, and murderers, presence of the Lord, and the glory &c. --Rev. xxii. 15. of his power. When, &c.--2 Thess. i. 7-9. Heb. X. 26, 27.
FOURTHLY, Under what Case the That they all might be damned, Law concludes Men. who believed not, &c.-2 Thess. ii. 12.
* Sect. 1. Under Sin and Guilt. To them who are unbelieving is If thou, Lord, shouldest mark ininothing pure, &c.-Tit. i. 15. quities; O Lord, who shall stand ?
It is a fearful thing to fall into the Ps. cxxx. 3. Job ix. 1, 2.
Do not think that I will accuse you all the words of this law to do them; to the Father ; there is one who ac- and, &c.—Deut. xxvii. 26. cuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye If thou wilt not hearken, &c. to do trust.-John v. 45.
all his commandments and his statutes, We have before proved (or charged) which I command thee, &c. all these both Jews and Gentiles, that they curses shall come upon thee. Cursed are all under sin; as it is written, shalt thou, &c.—Deut. xxvij. 15,&c. There is none righteous, &c. : What Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, things soever the law saith, it saith Cursed be the man who obeyeth not, to them who are under the law: that &c.—Jer. xi. 3, 4. every mouth may be stopped; and all For as many as are of the works of the world may become guilty before the law, are under the curse; for it God (or subject to the judgment of is written, Cursed is every one who God), &c. There is no difference: continueth not in all things which are for all have sinned, and come short of written in the book of the law to do the glory of God. Rom. iii. 9, 10. them.--Gal. iii. 10. 19. 22, 23.
Where no law is, there is no trans. Sect. III. The Deeds of the Lan. gression.—Rom. iv. 15. B
or Sacrifices under it, cannot justify, Until the law, sin was in the world:
or purge from sin; but still leave .but sin is not imputed, when there is
Sinners under Guilt, Condemnation, no law, &c. The law entered, that
and Wrath. the offence might abound, &c.-Rom. How should man be just with God v. 13. 20. Gal. ii. 19.
(or before God)? If he will contend I had not known sin but by the with him he cannot answer him one law, &c. without the law, sin was of a thousand.—Job ix. 2, 3. dead. I was alive without the law If thou be righteous, what givest once, but when the commandment thou him? or what receiveth he of came, sin revived, and I died, &c. thine hand ?-Prov. xxxv. 7. That sin might appear sin, &c. and Sacrifice and offering thou didst not by the commandment might become desire.—Ps. xl. 6, 7. exceeding sinful. -- Rom. vii. 7 - Enter not into judgment, &c. for 9. 13.
in thy sight shall no man living be For God bath concluded them all justified.-Ps. cxliii. 2. (or shut them up together)in unbelief, Ye who kindle a fire, that compass &c.-Rom. xi. 32.
yourselves, &c. walk in the light of The strength of sin is the law.- your fire, &c. ye shall lie down in 1 Cor. xv. 56.
sorrow.- Isa. 1. 11. The scripture hath concluded all When ye shall have done all those men under sin.-Gal. iii. 22. Rom. things which are commanded you, v. 12. Ps. cxliii. 2.
say, We are unprofitable servants, We know that the law is good, if &c. Luke xvii. 10. a man use it lawfully; shewing this, The parable of such who trusted in that the law is not made for a right- themselves, that they were righteous, eous man; but for the lawless and &c. Two men went upinto the temple, disobedient: for the ungodly, &c.— &c. The publican went down to his 1 Tim, i. 8-10.
house justified rather than the PhariWhosoever shall keep the whole see, who boasted much of his doings. law, and yet offend in one point, he All these things have I kept from my is guilty of all, &c.-James ii. 10. youth; Christ said, Yet lackest thou
e one thing, &c.-Luke xviii. 9-14. Sect II. Under the Curse thereof. 20–23. Matt. iji. 9. Cursed be he, who confirmeth not There is one who accuseth you,