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judgments, which if a man do he shall live in them. Neh. ix. 29. Ezek. xx. 11, 13, 21. Rom. x 5. Gal. iii. 5.
Ezek. xviii. 9. He that hath walked in my statutes and kept my judgments, he shall surely live. Ver. 17, 19. Chap. xxxiii. 13. Matt. xix. 16. One came and said unto Jesus, good master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life!
Ver. 17. Jesus said unto him if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Ver. 18, 19, 21. Mark x. 17, 19. Luke x. 25, &c. . John iv. 36. He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal, that he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
xii. 50. The Father's commandment is life everlasting.
Rom. ii. 7. To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory, honour and immortality, God will give eternal life.
vi. 22. Being made free from sin, and become the servants of God, ye have your fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life.
Rev. ii. 7. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
xxii. 14. Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. See promises to obedience, to good works, well-doing, &c.
XVI. To the righteous. Prov. xi. 19. Righteousness tendeth to life. Ver. 30. Chap. xxi. 21.
xii. 28. In the way of righteousness is life, and in the path way thereof is no death.
Matt. xxv. 46. The righteous shall go into life eternal. See promises to the righteous.
XVII. To the spiritually minded. Rom. viii. 6. To be spiritually minded is life and peace. Ver. 10, 13.
Gal. vi. 8. He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
XVIII. To seeking God. Ps. xxii. 26. Your hearts shall live that seek him.
Amos v. 4. Seek ye me, and your soul shall live. See seeking God's promises.
XIX. To godliness. See promises to godliness.
1 Tim. iv. 8. Godliness hath the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
See promises to fearing God.
XX. To the fear of God. Prov. xiv. 27. The fear of the lord is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death. Chap. xix. 23.-xxii. 4. XXI. To loving God. See promises to loving God. James i. 12. A crown of life he hath promised to them that love him.
XXII. To mortification, dying unto sin. Matt. xviii. 8. If thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off and cast them from you, it is better for thee to enter into life, halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
Ver. 9. If thine eye offend thee pluck it out and cast it from thee, it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Rom. vi. 8. If we be dead with Christ we shall also live with him. Ver. 11. Reckon ye yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Gal ii. 20. I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. Rom. viii. 2.
2 Tim. ii. 11. If we be dead with Christ we shall also live with him. Matt. x. 39. He that XXIII. To suffering for Christ's sake.
loseth his life for my sake shall find it. John xii. 25.
xix. 29. Every one that hath forsaken houses or brethren or sisters, or father or mother, or wife or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. XXIV. To perseverance. Rev. ii. 10. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Matt. x. 22. XXV. To those that overcome. Rev. i. 7. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. See ver 11, 17, 26. Ch. iii. 5, 12, 21. Ch. xxi. 7. XXVI. To repentance. See promises to repentance, conversion, turning, &c.
Acts xi 18. Then hath God unto the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
XXVII. To the wise. See promises to the love and study of wisdom. Prov. iv. 4. Wisdom saith, keep my commandments and live. viii. 35. Whoso findéth wisdom findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. Ch. xvi. 22.
Eccl. vii. 12. Wisdom giveth life. See chap. xiii. 14.—xv. 24.
Sinners that shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matt. v. 20. Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ch, vii. 21, 22, 23. Jesus said, not every one, that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Ver. 22. Many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Ver. 23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Luke xiii. 26.
xviii. 3. Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye̟ shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Mark x. 15.
Mark x. 23, 24, 25, 27. Jesns said, how hardly shall they that have riches, enter into the kingdom of God? how hard is it for them that trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God?—It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.-With men it is impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible.
Luke xiii. 24. Strive to enter into at the strait gate, for many shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Matt. vii. 13. For wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat, because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
John iii. 3. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Ver. 5. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
1. Cor. vi. 9. Know ye not, that the unrighteous shall not enter into the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.
Ver. 10. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.
xv. 50. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Gal. v. 19. The works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness.
Ver. 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.
Ver. 21. 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.
Eph. v. 5. No whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of God and of Christ.
Heb. iii. 19. The Jews could not enter into the promised land, because of unbelief.
iv. 1. Let us fear,lest a promise being left us, of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Rev. xxi 27. There shall in no wise enter into the heavenly Jerusalem, any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh an abomination, or maketh a lie. Chap. xx. 15.
xxii. 15. Without are dogs and sorcerers, and whoremongers and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Chap. xxi. 8.
XXVIII. The greatest punishment and sufferings in this life, set forth in the language expressive of future punishments. Deut. iv. 24. The Lord thy God is a consuming fire. Heb. xii. 29. xxxii. 22. A fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Ps. xi. 6. Upon the wicked he shall rain fire and brimstone and an horrible tempest. Ps. 1. 3.
Ps. xcvii. 3. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. See instances hereof. Gen. xix. 24. Exod. ix. 23, 24. Lev. x 2. 2 Kings i. 12.
Isa. xiv. 9. Hell from beneath is moved, to meet thee at thy coming. xxxiii. 14. Who of us shall dwell with devouring fire, who of us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
xxxv. 4. God will come with vengeance, &c.
lxvi. 14. The indignation of the Lord shall be known toward his enemies.
Ver. 15. For behold the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots, like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
Isa. lxvi. 24. Themen that have transgressed against me, their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched.
Jer. iv. 4. Circumcise your hearts to the Lord, take away the foreskin of your hearts, lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, for the evil of your doings. Ch. xxi. 12.
Lam. ii. 4. He poured out his fury like fire. Ezek. xxxviii. 22. Amos. v. 6. Seek ye the Lord and ye shall live, lest he break out like fire, and devour, and there be none to quench it.
Nah. i. 5. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burnt up at his presence, yea the world and all that dwell therein.
Hab. iii. 5. Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.
Mal. iii. 2. Who may abide the day of his coming, and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire and fuller's
iv. 1. Behold the day of the Lord cometh, that shall burn as an o ven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble, and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts.
XXIX. The punishment of the wicked in a future state is thus set forth. Ps. ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Ps. lxxix. 6.
Matt. iii. 10. Every branch that beareth not fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire. Ch. vii. 19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
v. 22. Whosoever shall say to his brother, thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
x. 28. Fear him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. xiii. 40. As the tares are gathered, and burnt in the fire, so shall it be in the end of the world.
Ver. 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.
Ver. 42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire, there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
xxiii. 29. Woe unto you hypocrites, &c.
Ver. 33. How can ye escape the damnation of hell?
xxv. 41. Christ shall say unto them on the left hand, depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Ver. 42. For I was an hungered, and he gave me no meat, I was thirsty and ye gave me no drink.
Ver. 43. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in, naked and ye clothed me not, sick and in prison and ye visted me not.
Ver. 45. Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did not unto me.
Ver. 46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment. Mark ix. 43. 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. Ver. 45. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off, it is better for thee
to enter halt into life, than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.
Mark ix. 47. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.
Ver. 48. Where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not quench ed. Matt. v. 29.-xviii. 8, 9.
Luke iii. 17 He will gather the wheat into his garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
xvi 23. In hell the rich man lift up his eyes, being in torment. Ver. 24. Tormented in this flame. Ver. 25, 28.
Rom. ix. 22. God endureth with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath, fitted to destruction.
Phil. iii. 18, 19. The enemies of the cross of Christ, their end is destruction.
1 Thess. v. 2. The day of the Lord so cometh, as a thief in the night.
Ver. 3. When they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape. 2 Pet. iii. 10, 12. Rev. iii. 3.—xvi. 15.
2 Thess. i. 7. The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
Ver. 8. In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ver. 9. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction, from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.
ii. 8. Then shall that wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
Ver. 12. That they all might be damned, who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Heb. vi. 8. The end of the unfruitful is to be burned. Matt. iii. 10. vii. 19.
x. 27. Fiery indignation shall devour the adversaries. Ver. 28. He that despised Moses law died without mercy. Ver. 29. Of how much sorer punishment shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Ver. 30. Vengeance is mine, I will recompense, saith the Lord. Ver. 31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb. xii. 29. For our God is a consuming fire.
2 Pet. ii. 4. He spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness to be reserved unto judgment.
Ver. 9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.
Ver. 10. But chiefly them who walk after the flesh, in the lusts of uncleanness.
iii. 7. The heavens and the earth are kept in store, reserved unto fire, against the day of judgment, and perdition of ungodly men.