Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
then will he say to those on the left, depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
and nothing is to be expected but that dreadful judgment, and fiery indignation, which shall devour all such adversaries.
for "our God is a consuming fire."
2 Peter 3:7
but the heavens and the earth now existing are kept in store by his Logos, reserv'd for the conflagration of doomsday, when the impious shall be involv'd in perdition.
the devil that seduced them, shall be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
but the fearful, and incredulous, the abominable, the murderer, the licentious, the poisoner, the idolater, and every lyar shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: this is the second death."
for we know who it is that has said, "vengeance belongeth unto me, I will repay." and again, "the Lord shall revenge his people."
and they cried with a loud voice, saying, "how long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou defer doing justice, and avenging our blood on those that dwell on the earth?"
thus the word of God was spread; and the number of disciples encreased very much at Jerusalem; and a numerous body of priests embrac'd the faith.
by whose favour I have received the office of an apostle to bring the Gentiles every where to the obedience of faith preached in his name:
who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, honour, and immortality;
by no means. know ye not, that to whom ye subject your selves vassals at command, his vassals you are whom you thus obey; the vassals either of sin to destruction, or of obedience to justification?
'tis true, faith comes by preaching, and preaching is by the divine appointment.
for I will not offer to mention any thing, but what Christ has wrought by me, to make the Gentiles christians, both in profession and practice:
and by the writings of the prophets (according to the commandment of the eternal God) made known to all the Gentiles, to induce them to obey the faith:
2 Corinthians 10:5
to level all the barriers they contrive for obstructing the divine doctrine, and to make their pride captive to the authority of Christ.
O foolish Galatians, who hath deluded you, you that have had the crucifixion of Jesus Christ represented to your view?
how shall we escape, if we neglect that salutary doctrine? which was first published by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those that heard him;
and by a perfect obedience he procured eternal salvation for all that obey him;
'Twas by faith that he who was named Abraham, showed his obedience in travelling to a foreign country, which he was afterwards to inherit; and began his journey without knowing where he was going.
1 Peter 1:2
to sanctify them by his spirit, that by their obedience they might be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. may the divine savour make you continually prosper.
1 Peter 3:6
such was Sarah, who show'd her obeysance to Abraham, by stiling him her Lord: and you will be stiled her children, if you imitate her conduct, and are not to be terrified out of your virtue.
1 Peter 4:17
for now is the time when God will begin his judgments with his own church. now if he begins with us, what will the conclusion be to those who do not obey the divine gospel?
for I was prest with hunger, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
then shall they see the son of man coming in the clouds with power and great glory.
besides, the father judgeth no man; but hath committed the full power of judging unto the son:
for "our God is a consuming fire."