Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, to testify to all nations, that the end will then come.
and Jesus came, and said to them, all power has been given me in heaven and in earth.
Then he said to them, go ye into all parts of the world, and preach the gospel to all mankind.
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preach'd in his name, among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
I reply, have they not heard? on the contrary, "their voice spread thro' all the earth, and their words to the remotest inhabitants thereof ."
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:
which is not only come to you, but to all the world; where it produces its effects, and increases, as it does also among you, ever since you sincerely embrac'd the divine favour,
Then I saw another angel fly in the mid-heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those that dwell on the earth, to every nation, tribe, province, and people, crying with a loud voice,
but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God.
verily, verily I say unto you, when a corn of wheat is thrown into the ground, there it lies a single grain unless it dies: but if it die, it becomes very fruitful.
and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; although we now suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.
'tis he that has voluntarily renew'd us by the oracles of truth, that we might be the first converts of the new creation.
consider, my dear brethren, has not God chose the poor of this world to be rich by faith, and to inherit the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?
1 Peter 1:23
since your regeneration is not owing to any corruptible principles, but to the unchangeable word of the immortal God.
1 John 3:2
beloved, we are now the sons of God, tho' it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know, that when this change shall be, his immediate presence will give us a divine resemblance.
The children of the wicked
when any one heareth the doctrine of the gospel, and considers it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away what was sown in his heart: he is the person meant by the high-way, where some of the seed was sown: but the stony ground,
you, who have the devil for your father, will execute the designs of your father: he was a murderer from the beginning, and deserted the truth, since he has no love for the truth: when he lyes, he speaks like himself: for he is a lyar, and the father of a lyar.
and said, "thou heap of imposture and mischief, offspring of the devil, and enemy to all justice, wilt thou not cease to pervers men from the right ways of the Lord?
for there are many that wander about, of whom I have frequently told you, and now repeat it with tears, that they are enemies to the cross of Christ:
1 John 3:8
he that lives in sin, imitates the devil; for the devil was a sinner from the beginning. for this purpose the son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
five of them were wise, and five were foolish.