EPITOME OF THE FAITH

 

INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE: AN EPITOME OF ‘THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS’{ Jude 1:3}

 

FOR THE ASSISTANCE OF BIBLE STUDENTS ESPECIALLY IN THEIR PRESENTATIONS OF THE TRUTH TO OTHERS

 

COMPILED BY G. W. SEIBERT

 

TOPICS IN ORDER AS FOLLOWS: SOUND DOCTRINE THE CREATOR BEGINNING OF CREATION HUMANITY SATAN MAN’S FALLS IN’S PENALTY THE HOPE OF DELIVERANCE THE COVENANTS SHEOL, HADES THE REDEEMER UNITY TRINITY THE RANSOM THE ELECT THE CALL OF THE CHURCH THE HIDDEN MYSTERY THE BRIDE PRECIOUS PROMISES TO THE ELECT JUSTIFICATION SANCTIFICATION BAPTISM SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE DELIVERANCE OF ELECT KINGS AND PRIESTS MORTALITY IMMORTALITY SECOND COMING OF CHRISTTHE HARVESTTHE DAY OF VENGEANCETHE GREAT COMPANY YOUR KINGDOM COME RESURRECTION MILLENNIAL MORNING WORLD-WIDE PROMISES RESTORATION DAY OF JUDGMENT FREE GRACE SECOND DEATH GEHENNA

SYMBOLS USED

 

A, B, C, D, E, F, represent the six volumes of ‘Dawn Scripture Studies’;

 

T, ‘Tabernacle Shadows’; S, ‘Spiritism’; H, ‘Hell of the Bible’; Z’07-48, ‘Zion’s Watch Tower for 1907, page 48. Z’79-9-5 signifies ‘Zion’s Watch Tower,’ year 1879, ninth calendar month (September), page 5.

 

N’07-11-24 signifies Newspaper Report of a sermon delivered by Bro. Russell in the year 1907, eleventh calendar month (November), 24th day of the month.

 

Q’05-10-20 signifies Old Theology Quarterly, year 1905, tenth calendar month (October), page 20.

 

O-17 signifies Outline of Three Discourses on the Chart, page 17.

 

Scriptures quoted from the original King James Bible with revisions for modern English.

’SOUND DOCTRINE’

 

‘Contend earnestly for the Faith,’  Jude 3: Z’98-176; Z’03-423; Z’05-78.

 

‘Pay attention to yourself and to the doctrine,’  1Ti 4:16; Z’93-256.

 

‘Study to show yourself approved to God, rightly dividing the word of truth,’  2Ti 2:15; Z’02-318;

 

Z’03-165.

 

‘Be ready always to give an answerwith meekness and fear,’  1Pe 3:15; A25; F258.

 

‘All Scripture, given by inspiration of God, is profitable, that the man of God may be thoroughly furnished,’

 

 2Ti 3:16,17; A25; Z’97-170; Z’03-422.

 

‘Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith,’  2Co 13:5, Z’03-376, 377.

 

‘Holding fast the faithful word’( see Diaglott), Titus 1:9, 2 Tim. 1:13; Z’95-262; E308, 284.

 

‘In doctrine showing integrity,’  Tit 2:7; Z’00-332.

 

‘Speak the things which become sound doctrine,’  Tit 2:1; Z’00-332.

 

‘If any man will do his will, he will know the doctrine’ Joh 7:16,17; Z’99-19; Z’01-169; E54, 50.

 

‘You will know the truth and the truth will make you free,’  Joh 8:32; Z’03-61; Z’05-60.

 

‘The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,’  2Ti 4:3; Z’02-5; B258, 263, 264.

 

‘Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel,’  Ga 1:8,9; D242.

 

‘Mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine,’  Ro 16:17; Z’03-199.

 

‘Whoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God,’  2Jo 9; Z’95-203; F302.

THE CREATOR

 

The Existence of a supreme, intelligent Creator established by evidences aside from the Bible. A29-35.

 

‘From everlasting to everlasting, you are God,’  Ps 90:2; E94, 86.

 

‘Whose name alone is JEHOVAH,’  Ps 83:18; E71, 72, 65, 66.

 

‘I appeared to Abrahamby the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH [‘self-existing, or immortal one’] was I not know to them,’  Ex 6:3; E43, 40.

 

‘I am the LORD [Jehovah]:my glory will I not give to another,’  Isa 42:8, E43, 44, 40, 41; F396.

 

‘Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one Jehovah,’  De 6:4,5; E43,  40; Z’01-15; .{ see  Mr 12:32,33}

 

‘To us there is but one God,’  1Co 8:5,6; E58, 415,  54, 398.

 

Divine Attributes. E435, 482, 421, 472; T124; E36, 37, 34, 35.

 

Justice,  Ps 89:14 De 32:4. Wisdom,  Isa 40:13,14 Ac 15:18.

 

Love,  1Jo 4:16 Joh 3:16. Power,  Ps 89:13 Isa 55:11.

 

God, the Creator of All Things,  Ge 1:1; Z’01-203.

 

God not the Author of Sin. ‘I make peace and create evil,’  Isa 45:7; ‘Will there be evil in a city, and the LORD has not done it?  Am 3:6; A124; Z’95-58, 93.

 

‘I am the LORD, I change not,’  Mal 3:6; ‘With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning,’

 

 Jas 1:17; E474, 463, 464. (Compare ‘It repented the LORD,’  Ge 6:6; Z’96-203.)

 

‘The world by wisdom knew not God,’  1Co 1:21; Z’01-203.

BEGINNING OF CREATION

 

The Logos. ‘In the beginning was the Word (Logos),’ John 1:1; E93, 85.

 

‘The beginning of the creation of God,’  Re 3:14; E95, 97, 87, 88.

 

‘The firstborn of all creation,’  Col 1:15-18; E95, 86.

 

‘I will make him, my firstborn, higher than the kings of earth,’  Ps 89:27; E95, 87.

 

‘All things were made by him,’  Joh 1:3; E95, 87.

 

‘By him were all things created,’  Col 1:16; E95, 86.

 

‘God sent his only begotten Son into the world,’  1Jo 4:9; E97, 88.

 

‘We beheld his glory as of the only begotten of the Father,’  Joh 1:10,14; E97, 89.

 

‘Father, glorify me with the glory which I had with you before the world was,’  Joh 17:5; E96, 87.

 

Before Abraham was, I am,’  Joh 8:14,23,42-58; E99, 90.

 

‘Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way,’  Pr 8:22-30; E102, 93.

 

‘I am the first and the last,’  Re 1:17,2:8; E102, 103, 93.

HUMANITY

 

‘And God said, Let us make man in our image,’  Ge 1:26,27; A120, 201; F39-41; Z’01-206.

 

‘And the LORD God formed man [the body] of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [spirit]; and the man became a living SOUL,’  Ge 2:7; E332-374, 307-353.

 

Body, soul and spirit of the Church as a whole, not as individuals, ‘preserved,’  1Th 5:23; E374, 353.

 

Man and the lower animals ‘have all one breath’( ruach, spirit), Eccl. 3:19-21; E335, 350, 353,  310, 326, 327.

 

‘You made him [man] a little lower than the angels,’  Heb 2:7,8 Ps 8:4; A175, 179; E440, 427.

 

‘And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good,’  Ge 1:31; E422, 423, 406, 407.

 

‘His work is perfect,’  De 32:4; E334, 309.

 

‘God has made man upright,’  Ec 7:29; E422, 406.

SATAN

 

Satan’s personality. (Texts, F609-611.)

 

‘Your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about,’  1Pe 5:8; F609.

 

‘You are of your father, the devil,’  Joh 8:44; F612.

 

‘Resist the devil, and he will flee from you,’  Jas 4:7; S23.

 

‘He [Satan] was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the Truth,’  Joh 8:44.

 

Satan’s Power. ‘Him that has the power of death, that is the devil,’  Heb 2:14; Z’99-60; E459, 448.

 

‘The god of this world,’  2Co 4:4; ‘Prince of the power of the air,’  Eph 2:2; F199, 617, 627.

 

‘The prince of this world,’  Joh 14:30; E126, 459, 113, 448.

 

‘We are not ignorant of his devices,’  2Co 2:11; Z’01-71, 155.

 

‘Now is the judgment of this world, now will the Prince of this world be cast out,’  Joh 12:31; Z’02-191.

 

‘Michael the Archangeldid not bring against him a railing accusation,’  Jude 9; Z’98-154; F608.

 

‘Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light,’  2Co 11:14; A259; Z’03-85, 89.

 

Satan originally perfect and sinless. ‘His [God’s] work is perfect,’  De 32:4; F612.

 

Satan’s ambition and fall. ‘I will be like the Most High,’  Isa 14:13,14; E126, 113; F613, 614; Z’01-215.

 

‘How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning,’  Isa 14:12; F618;  Eze 28:12-19; Z’03-135, and  Lu 10:18; Z’00-235; Z’06-166.

 

Satan’s allies. ‘Those angels which kept not their first estate,’  2Pe 2:4 Jude 6; F619-624; Z’97-181.

 

Satan to be bound and destroyed.

 

‘And he laid hold on Satan and bound him 1,000 years,’  Re 20:1-3; E236, 218; Z’00-175.

 

‘The God of peace will bruise Satan under your feet shortly,’  Ro 16:20; Z’01-219, 220;  Heb 2:14; E407, 409, 390, 392;  Mt 25:41; Z’01-37;  Re 20:7-9; Z’01-42.

MAN’S FALL

 

The warning. ‘In the day that you eat of it you will surely die,’  Ge 2:16,17; A209; E23, 22; F332.

 

The temptation and Satan’s lie.

 

‘You will not surely die,’  Ge 3:1-4; F614-616; Z’01- 4-216.

 

‘As the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety,’  2Co 11:3; A61; S48.

 

‘Adam was not deceived,’  1Ti 2:14; A123; E423, 408; Z’01-218.

 

‘As by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin,’  Ro 5:12; F333,  Ro 5:19; A108.

 

‘All in Adam die,’  1Co 15:22; E110-113, 100-103.

 

‘There is none righteous, no, not one,’  Ro 3:10; E105, 96.

 

‘All have sinned and come short of the glory of God,’  Ro 3:23; E423, 407.

 

‘None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him,’  Ps 49:7; E433, 418.

SIN’S PENALTY, THE CURSE, DEATH

 

‘Dying you will die,’ (margin), Gen. 2:17; A140, 154; E423, 424, 407, 408; F331, 332; Z’01-216.

 

‘The wages of sin is death,’  Ro 6:23; A128; F332.

 

‘The wrath of God is revealed against all unrighteousness,’  Ro 1:18; E425, 409.

 

Death signifies destruction of being.

 

‘God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish,’

 

 Joh 3:16; Z’00-43.

 

‘If there be no resurrection, then they which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished,’  1Co 15:13-18; E371,

 

349, 350.

 

‘The wicked will perish,’  Ps 37:20; E405, 388.

 

‘The wicked will not be,’  Ps 37:10; E405, 388.

 

‘All the wicked will he destroy,’  Ps 145:20; E409, 392.

 

‘Dust you are and to dust will you return,’  Ge 3:19; Z’01-217.

 

‘All are of the dust, and all turn to dust again,’  Ec 3:20.

 

‘That which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; as the one dies, so dies the other,’  Ec 3:19; E339, 315.

 

‘Then will the dust return to the earth, as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it,’  Ec 12:7; E340, 366, 315, 344.

 

‘The soul that sins it will die,’  Eze 18:4; E475, 454, 465, 442.

 

‘His breath goes forth, that very day his thoughts perish,’  Ps 146:4, S8.

 

‘The dead know not anything,’  Ec 9:5,10; E369, 388, 347, 368.

 

Death’s concomitants. ‘To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrows,’  Ge 3:16; Z’92-360.

 

‘And to Adam he said, in the sweat of your face will you eat bread, till you return to the ground,’  Ge 3:19; E430, 431, 415, 416; Z’92-361; Z’01-219.

 

‘Cursed is the ground for your sake,’  Ge 3:17, Z’02-191.

 

Death called ‘sleep.’ ‘Our friend Lazarus sleepsLazarus is dead,’  Joh 11:11-14; E352, 367, 329, 345.

 

‘Stephen fell asleep,’  Ac 7:60. ‘David fell on sleep,’  Ac 13:36.

 

‘The fathers fell asleep,’  2Pe 3:4.

 

‘Christis become the first fruits of them that slept,’  1Co 15:20.

 

‘We will not all sleep,’  1Co 15:51.

 

All mankind are said to ‘sleep in Jesus,’  1Th 4:14; E352, 353, 329, 330; E336-372, 343-350.

 

(See ‘SECOND DEATH.’)

THE HOPE OF DELIVERANCE

 

First faint ray: ‘It [the Seed of the woman] will bruise your head,’  Ge 3:15; A77; F353.

 

The Abrahamic Covenant.

 

‘In you and in your Seed will all the families of the earth be blessed,’  Ge 12:1-3 28:14 22:16-18; F353; Z’97-80; Z’02-343.

 

The gospel ‘preached before to Abraham,’  Ga 3:8; Z’00-86, 87.

 

An unconditional, oath-bound Covenant:  Heb 6:13-19.

 

‘Surely I will bless you,’  Ge 18:18,19 Heb 6:14.

 

‘By myself have I sworn,’  Ge 22:16-18; Z’97-80, 81; Z’02-343.

 

‘Confirmed to Isaac and to Jacob,’  1Ch 16:16,17 Ge 26:1-5 35:9-12 ; A78.

 

Two ‘seeds’ promised: [a spiritual]‘ as the stars of heaven and [an earthly] as the sand which is upon the seashore,’  Ge 22:17 Ro 11:17; A292; Z’01-248.

 

Earthly promise to Abraham not yet fulfilled: ‘And he gave him none inheritance in it,’  Ac 7:5; A293;

 

Z’01-250.

 

The Church developed under Abrahamic Covenant: ‘We, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise,’  Ga 4:28; E116, 105; F360; Z’02-343; Z’05-378; Z’07-8.

 

Spiritual ‘Seed’ developed first. ‘God having provided some better thing for us, [Spiritual Israel], that they without us should not be made perfect,’  Heb 11:39,40; A293; T105-112.

 

Only steps so far taken in fulfillment of Abrahamic Covenant. Z’97-83.

 

Israel’s Covenant.

 

ISRAEL.

 

The twelve sons of Jacob: Ge 49:28; A78.

 

‘A kingdom of priests, and an holy nation,’  Ex 19:5,6; B207.

 

‘You only have I known of all the families of the earth,’  Am 3:2; F85, 176; Z’06-105.

 

‘What advantage has the Jew? Much every way,’  Ro 3:1,2; C244.

 

Their hope. ‘The hope of the promise made of God to our fathers,’  Ac 26:6,7; Z’01-250; Z’04-328.

 

Israel to be re-gathered. ‘God has not [utterly] cast away his people which he foreknew,’  Ro 11:1,2; A108; Z’96-95, 96.

 

‘If the casting away of them [temporarily] be the reconciling of the world, what will the receiving of them be?’

 

 Ro 11:15; Z’97-229.

 

‘Blindness in part has happened to Israel, untiland so all Israel will be saved [from their blindness],’

 

 Ro 11:25, 26; A108; Z’05-379.

 

God’s law originally written in Adam is implied, by ‘Let us make man in our image,’  Ge 1:26; Z’97-229.

 

Law obliterated by the fall: ‘When they knew God they glorified him notand their foolish heart was darkened,’  Ro 1:21-28; Z’00-325; D68-70.

 

Moses the Mediator of the Law Covenant. ‘He took the bloodand sprinkled both the book and all the people,’  Heb 9:19-21 Ex 24:8; F354; Z’97-81.

 

The Mosaic Law or Law Covenant ‘added’ to Abrahamic Covenant ‘because of transgressions,’  Ga 3:19; F355, 360, 361; Z’97-81. Typified by High Priest’s breast-plate, T34.

 

The Law promised life: ‘The Law is not of faith, but the man that does them will live in them,’  Ga 3:12 Le 18:5 Ro 10:5; Z’97-81.

 

Law Covenant found to be ‘to death,’  Ro 7:10; E432, 417; Z’96-71.

 

The Law was our schoolmaster (pedagogue) to bring us to Christ,’  Ga 3:24; Z’94-350.

 

Christ ‘made under the Law [Covenant] to redeem them that were under the Law,’  Ga 4:4,5; E432, 417.

 

Christ made an end of the Law Covenant, ‘nailing it to his cross,’  Col 2:14; B85.

 

Unbelieving Jews still under the Law Covenant. ‘Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness [only] to him that believes,’  Ro 10:4; Z’06-105; F379.

 

Purpose of the Law Covenant to manifest the imperfection of all mankind, and the perfection of Christ Jesus, F355; Z’97-81, 82.

 

God will make ‘a new covenant with the house of Israel,’  Jer 31:31-34; F358, 359.

 

The New Covenant.

 

‘This will be the Covenant, I will put my Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts,’  Jer 31:33,34; Z’97-229; Z’02-343.

 

The New Covenant a later addition to the Abrahamic Covenant, Z’97-81, 82; typified by High Priest’s Ephod,

 

(back part), T30, 31.

 

The New Covenant for ‘all the families of the earth,’  Ga 3:8; Z’97-229; F358, 359.

 

The Mediator of the New Covenant, Jesus,  Heb 12:24 9:15 8:6; Z’97-82 and ‘the Church which is his Body,’

 

 Eph 1:22,23; Z’02-344; Z’07-9, 10.

 

Requirements of the New Covenant, ‘faith, love, obedience and reformation to the extent of ability,’

 

Z’97-82, 83; F359.

 

Object of the New Covenant, Z’97-82, 1st col.

 

New Covenant not yet gone into effect, F358; Z’02-344; Z’05-378.

 

God will pour out his Spirit ‘upon all flesh’ when the New Covenant becomes operative,  Joe 2:28; T88, 89; E235, 260, 217, 239.

 

The three Covenants allegorically represented in Sarah, Hagar, Keturah,  Ga 4:22-31 Ge 25:1; E116, 117, 105, 106; F361.

 

Resume.

 

‘The whole subject becomes transparent when we see that the Abrahamic Covenant (which needed no mediator because it was God’s unconditional promise, confirmed by his oath) is the full, broad statement of the divine plan, and that as the Law Covenant was added (to illustrate the inability of sinners to help themselves and) to manifest Christ Jesus as the Seed of Promise, so the New Covenant is added (to the Abrahamic Covenant) also, not to hinder the blessing of every creature, but to make that blessing of knowledge and the Millennial Kingdom opportunities more effective, even to everlasting life to those approved under it.’ Z’97-83.

SHEOL, HADES

 

Sheol. ‘The Hebrew word Sheol occurs 65 times in the Old Testament Scriptures. In the King James version, it is translated 3 times as pit, 31 times as grave, and 31 times as hell.’ ‘Oblivion, a better translation.’ E375, 354.

 

Jacob’s relation to sheol: ‘I will go down into the grave [sheol] to my son mourning,’  Ge 37:35; E376, 355.

 

‘You will bring my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave [sheol],’ Gen. 42:38; E376, 355.

 

Korah, Dathan and Abiram went to sheol: ‘Theywent down alive into the pit [sheol, oblivion],’ Num. 16:33; E377, 356.

 

Job’s desire: ‘Oh, that you would hide me in the grave [sheol, oblivion]!’ Job 14:13; E380, 359.

 

All go there, good and bad: ‘What man is he that lives and will not see death? Will he deliver his soul from the hand [power] of the grave [sheol, oblivion]?’ Psa. 89:48; E386, 365.

 

Power of God in sheol: ‘If I make my bed in hell [sheol, oblivion], behold you are there,’  Ps 139:7,8; E386, 366.

 

Jonah in sheol: ‘Out of the belly of hell [sheol], cried I,’  Jon 2:2. The great fish’s belly was Jonah’s tomb, E394, 374.

 

Hades. ‘In the New Testament the Greek word hades is the exact equivalent of the Hebrew word sheol. The Apostles, in quotations from the O. T., render sheol by the word hades.’ E394, 374.

 

A city in hades: ‘You, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to hell [hades, oblivion],’ Matt. 11:23; E394, 375.

 

The Church secure: ‘The gates of hell [hades, the tomb, oblivion] will not prevail against it,’  Mt 16:18; E395, 375; Z’06-173.

 

Christ in hades: ‘You will not leave my soul in hell [hades, the tomb, oblivion],’ Acts 2:27; Psa. 16:10 [sheol]; E396, 377.

 

Christ holds the keys of hades: ‘I have the keys of hell [hades, the tomb, oblivion] and of death,’  Re 1:18; E397, 378.

 

Sheol and Hades to be destroyed: ‘O grave [sheol, oblivion], I will be your destruction,’  Ho 13:14; E392, 373.

 

‘O grave [hades, oblivion], where is your victory?’  1Co 15:55; E397, 377; H66, 67.

 

Sheol and Hades refer to the condition or state of the soul, while Qebar, Hebrew for tomb or grave, refers to the place of the dead body, E369, 347, footnote; E382, 362.

 

(See ‘GEHENNA.’)

THE REDEEMER

 

‘I will ransom them from the power of the grave, I will redeem them from death,’  Ho 13:14, E392, 393, 373, 374; Z’01-41.

 

‘When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son,’  Ga 4:4; E463,  451.

 

Pre-existence.

 

‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,’  Joh 1:1; E94, 86.

 

‘The beginning of the creation of God.’  Re 3:14 Col 1:15; E95, 87.

 

‘Father, glorify you me with the glory which I had with you before the world was,’  Joh 17:5; E96, 87.

 

‘I proceeded forth and came from God,’  Joh 8:42; E98, 89.

 

‘What and if you will see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?’  Joh 6:62; E98, 89.

 

‘I am the living bread which came down from heaven,’  Joh 6:35,51; E98, 89.

 

‘Before Abraham was, I am,’  Joh 8:58; E99, 90.

 

Became a man.

 

‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us,’  Joh 1:14; E103, 104, 93-95.

 

‘He took upon him the form of a servant,’  Php 2:7,8; E88, 411, 455, 81, 394, 443.

 

‘Made a little lower than the angels,’  Heb 2:9; { Ps 8:4-6} A179; E440, 427.

 

‘Made of a woman,’  Ga 4:4; E116, 117, 105, 106.

 

Yet ‘holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,’  Heb 7:26; E105, 107, 95, 97, 116, 117, 105, 106.

 

‘Though he was rich, he became poor,’  2Co 8:9; E96, 87.

 

‘Every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God,’  1Jo 4:1-3; E320-324,

 

295-299.

 

Titles of the Redeemer.

 

The Logos: ‘In the beginning was the Word [the Logos]’ John 1:1; E93-103, 84-93.

 

The Only Begotten One: ‘God sent his only begotten Son into the world,’  1Jo 4:9 Joh 1:14; E97-102,

 

88-92.

 

David’s Son and Lord: ‘If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?’  Mt 22:42-45; E143-150, 129-136.

 

The Root and Offspring of David: ‘I am the root and the offspring of David,’  Re 22:16; E150, 136.

 

The Second Adam: ‘The Second Adam is the Lord from Heaven,’  1Co 15:45-47; E152, 137.

 

The Everlasting Father: ‘His name will be calledthe Everlasting Father,’  Isa 9:6; E156, 141.

 

The Son of Man: ‘Who is this Son of man?’  Joh 12:34; E163-176, 149-153; Z’06-171;  Mt 13:41 24:27,37 25:31 Mr 8:38 Joh 6:62 3:13 .

 

The Son of God: ‘That holy thing which will be born of you will be called the Son of God,’  Lu 1:35.

 

‘I said, I am the Son of God,’  Joh 10:36; Z’01-93.

 

‘Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?’  Lu 2:49; E98, 89.

 

‘I saw and bare record that this is the Son of God,’  Joh 1:34; Z’04-382.

 

‘These things says the Son of God,’  Re 2:18.

 

The Advocate: ‘If any man sin we have an Advocate,’  1Jo 2:1; Z’07-7.

 

The Mediator: ‘Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant,’  Heb 12:24; Z’07-9.

UNITY VS. TRINITY

 

‘Father signifies life-giver, while ‘son’ signifies the one who has received life from another,’ E65, 60.

 

‘To us there is but one God, the Father, and one Lord, Jesus Christ,’  1Co 8:6; E58, 54.

 

‘I and my Father are one,’  Joh 10:30; E81, 82, 75, 76. (Compare with ‘That they may be one even as we are,’

 

 Joh 17:20-23)

 

‘He that has seen me has seen the Father,’  Joh 14:7-10; E83, 77. (Compare with ‘No man has seen God at any time,’  Joh 1:18 and  Ex 33:20)

 

‘God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,’  1Ti 3:16; E84, 77. (Compare, ‘That the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our flesh,’  2Co 4:10)

 

‘Thought it not robbery [meditated not a usurpation] to be equal with God,’  Php 2:6; E86-90, 79-82.

 

(Compare with ‘My Father is greater than I,’  Joh 14:28)

 

‘In heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth,’  1Jo 5:7,8; E61-64, 56-58; Spurious, omitted from oldest Greek MSS. See also Revised Version.

THE RANSOM (E435-494, 421-486)

 

‘I have found a ransom,’  Job 33:24; E472,  462.

 

‘The man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom [corresponding price] for all,’  1Ti 2:5,6; A150; E441, 442, 427, 428.

 

The Law of God’s Justice.

 

‘Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,’  Ex 21:23-25 Le 24:17-21 De 19:21; Z’03-108.

 

‘Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins,’  Heb 9:22; E454, 455, 442, 443.

 

‘It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins,’  Heb 10:4; E438, 425; Z’03-108.

 

‘Wherefore when he comes into the world, he saysa body you have prepared me,’  Heb 10:5; B155.

 

‘Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world,’  Joh 1:29; E457, 446.

 

‘The Word was made flesh,’  Joh 1:14; T52.

 

‘For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection from the dead,’  1Co 15:21; E105, 438, 439, 95, 424, 425.

 

‘He took not on him the nature of angels,’ but ‘was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death,’  Heb 2:16,9; E439, 440, 425, 426.

 

‘Being found in fashion as a man, he became obedient to death,’  Php 2:8, E411, 394.

 

‘Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood,’  Heb 9:12; Z’01-180.

 

‘The Son of man came to give himself a ransom,’  Mr 10:45; E104, 441, 442, 94, 426, 427.

 

‘He is the propitiation for our sins, and for the sins of the whole world,’  1Jo 2:2; E352, 454, 328, 442; Z’00-87.

 

‘He was wounded for our transgressions,’  Isa 53:5; E136, 122.

 

‘He poured out his soul to death, and bare the sin of many,’  Isa 53:12; E141, 127.

 

‘Messiah will be cut off, but not for himself,’  Da 9:26; A58; B68.

 

‘Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone,’  Joh 12:24; Z’01-11; Z’05-111.

 

‘I lay down my life for the sheep,’  Joh 10:15,11; Z’99-63, 64.

 

‘You were not redeemed [bought] with corruptible things, but with the precious blood of Christ,’  1Pe 1:18,19; E403, 445, 385, 432.

 

‘You are bought with a price,’  1Co 7:23; E458, 446, 447.

 

The Ransom-price.

 

‘The wages of sin is death,’  Ro 6:23; and ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,’  1Co 15:3; E454, 442.

 

‘You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood,’  Re 5:9; E443, 454, 455, 430, 442, 443.

 

The Ransom-price not taken back.

 

‘Put to death in the flesh, made alive [resurrected] in the spirit,’  1Pe 3:18; E93, 464, 84, 453; Z’01-126.

 

‘The first man is of the earth, earthy, the second man is the Lord from heaven; the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam, a quickening Spirit,’  1Co 15:45-48; E466, 455.

 

The Ransom accepted.

 

‘God has appointed a day in the which he will judge the world, and has given assurance to all men in that he has raised him [Christ] from the dead.’  Ac 17:31; T88.

 

Manifested by outpouring of Spirit at Pentecost: ‘Being by the right hand of God exalted, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear,’  Ac 2:33 Joe 2:29; E238, 219.

THE ELECT

 

‘Elect according to the foreknowledge of God,’  1Pe 1:2; F178-180; Z’00-344.

 

‘Chosen in him before the foundation of the world,’  Eph 1:4; A193; E192, 177.

 

‘You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,’  1Pe 2:9; Z’97-97.

 

‘Knowing, brethren, beloved, your election of God,’  1Th 1:4; F191.

 

‘He will send forth his angels and gather together his Elect,’  Mt 24:31; Z’00-344.

 

‘Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestine to be conformed to the image of his Son,’  Ro 8:23-30; F181, 182; Z’00-342.

 

‘The called according to his purpose,’  Ro 8:28; Z’98-253; Z’03-68, 69.

 

‘They that are with him are called and chosen [Elect, the same word in the Greek],’ Rev. 17:14; Z’00-345.

 

Two parts in Election, God’s part and our part, R185.

 

‘Give diligence, brethren, to make your Calling and Election sure,’  2Pe 1:10,11; F185; Z’00-345; Z’05-197.

THE CALL OF THE CHURCH

 

‘I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,’  Php 3:13,14; F67, 68.

 

‘Holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,’  Heb 3:1; A222; T22, 26, 27.

 

‘Called to be saints,’  Ro 1:7  _ 1Co 1:1,2; F87.

 

‘Called to the fellowship of his son,’  1Co 1:9; F87.

 

‘You are called in one hope of your calling,’  Eph 4:4; F93, 125.

 

Character of the called: ‘You see your calling, brethren, not many wise men after the flesh, not many noble, are called,’  1Co 1:26-29; F88.

 

‘Has not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith,’  Jas 2:5; Z’00-58, 348; Z’01-53.

 

Conditions of the call: ‘Brethren, by the mercies of God, present your bodies a living sacrifice,’  Ro 12:1; F122. See also  Heb 8:3; Z’01-54; Z’03-405.

 

‘Fight the good fight of faith,’  1Ti 6:12; F91.

 

‘Walk worthy of God, who has called you to his Kingdom and glory,’  1Th 2:12; F91.

 

‘God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble,’  1Pe 5:5; F90.

 

‘As he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation,’  1Pe 1:15; F92.

 

‘Called to glory and virtue,’  2Pe 1:3  _ 1Th 4:7; F90.

 

‘That you should show forth the praises of him,’  1Pe 2:9; F92.

 

‘Be you faithful to death,’  Re 2:10; F444.

 

Object of the Call.

 

‘That they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may believe that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me,’  Joh 17:21-23; F213; Z’05-136.

 

To be ‘joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him,’  Ro 8:16,17; F87, 88.

 

‘Do you not know that the saints will judge the world, and angels?’  1Co 6:2,3; A146; Z’06-154.

 

Time of the Call is limited.

 

‘Now is the acceptable time,’  2Co 6:2; ‘Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts,’  Heb 3:15;

 

F94-96.

THE HIDDEN MYSTERY

 

‘The mystery hid from ages, now made manifest,’  Col 1:26; A77-80; E162, 146; F127; Z’03-148.

 

‘Christ in you the hope of glory,’  Col 1:27; A81; Z’03-374.

 

‘The fellowship of the mystery,’  Eph 3:9; A88; Z’3-148.

 

‘God anointed Jesus with the holy Spirit and with power,’  Ac 10:38; A81.

 

‘The anointing which you [consecrated believers] have received of him abides in you,’  1Jo 2:27; T37.

 

‘As many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ; and if you be Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s Seed, and heirs according to the promise,’  Ga 3:27,29; A85.

 

‘The mystery of God finished,’  Re 10:7; A87.

 

The Body.

 

‘For as the body is one, and has many members, so also is [the] Christ,’  1Co 12:12-28.

 

‘We being many are one Body in Christ,’  Ro 12:5; F73.

 

‘We are members of his Body,’  Eph 5:30.

 

‘The Church which is his Body,’  Eph 1:22,23; A82; T36.

THE BRIDE

 

‘How God did visit the Gentiles to take out a people for his name,’  Ac 15:14-17; A81; B86; Z’98-317.

 

‘Hearken, O daughter, and consider, forget your own people and your father’s house,’  Ps 45:10-15; C193.

 

‘I have espoused you to one husband, as a chaste virgin to Christ,’  2Co 11:2; F363.

 

‘The marriage of the Lamb is come, and his Wife has made herself ready,’  Re 19:7-9; C199.

 

‘Come here, I will show you the Bride, the Lamb’s wife,’  Re 21:9,2 ; Z’01-198.

 

‘The Spirit and the Bride say, Come!’  Re 22:17; Z’99-197, 27; Z’05-31.

PRECIOUS PROMISES

 

‘Exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature,’  2Pe 1:3,4; A346; C220; E406, 388; T65, 66.

 

‘If you do these thingsan entrance will be ministered to you abundantly,’  2Pe 1:10,11; Z’97-146;

 

Z’00-345, 346.

 

‘This is the promise he has promised us, even eternal life,’  1Jo 2:25; E404,  386.

 

‘Be you faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life,’  Re 2:10; A284.

 

‘If we suffer, we will also reign with him,’  2Ti 2:12; F439; T48; Z’01-53.

 

‘Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom,’  Lu 12:32; A72; T119.

 

‘Father, I will that they also be with me where I am,’  Joh 17:24; Z’05-139.

 

‘When he will appear, we will be like him,’  1Jo 3:2,3: F722.

 

‘To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne,’  Re 3:21; F69.

JUSTIFICATION

 

God the justifier: ‘That he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus,’  Ro 3:26; E17, 434, 17, 419; F101.

 

Justified by God’s grace: ‘Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,’

 

 Ro 3:24; F105;  Tit 3:7.

 

Justified by his blood: ‘Being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from wrath through him,’  Ro 5:9; F105.

 

‘How much more will the blood of Christpurge your conscience from dead works,’  Heb 9:14; F105.

 

‘The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin,’  1Jo 1:7; F105, 106.

 

Christ raised for our Justification: ‘Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification,’  Ro 4:25; F106.

 

Justified by faith: ‘Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God.’  Ro 5:1; F106-108.

 

Justified by works: ‘You see then how that by works a man is justified and not by faith only.’  Jas 2:24; F108, 109.

 

Object of Justification in this age: ‘We beseech you that you receive not the grace of God in vain,’  2Co 6:1; F117; Z’05-233; Z’07-63.

SANCTIFICATION

 

‘This is the will of God, even your sanctification,’  1Th 4:3; F121, 136, 137; Z’99-4.

 

‘Brethren, I beseech you, by the mercies of God.’  Ro 12:1; F122.

 

Two parts: ‘Sanctify yourselves;’ ‘I am the LORD which does sanctify you,’  Le 20:7,8; F123, 133; T41.

 

‘The very God of peace sanctify you entirely,’  1Th 5:23; E263, 242.

 

‘Sanctify them through your Truth: your Word is Truth,’  Joh 17:17; E264, 266, 243, 245; F137-140.

 

‘Elect through sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience,’  1Pe 1:2; E264, 243.

 

‘Lo, I come to do your will, O God,’  Heb 10:7; E212, 295; T53.

 

‘If any man will come after me, let him take up his cross,’  Mt 16:24; Z’00-116-119.

 

‘Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp,’  Heb 13:13; T60-62.

BAPTISM

 

John’s baptism to repentance: ‘I indeed baptize you with water to repentance,’  Mt 3:11; F432, 433.

 

{Compare  1Co 10:2}

 

Christ’s baptism: ‘So many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death,’  Ro 6:3-5; F434-436; Z’00-285.

 

John’s and Christ’s baptisms contrasted:  Ac 19:3-5; F428.

 

‘You are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God,’  Col 3:3; F436.

 

Two parts:

 

The real baptism, immersion of the will in the will of God: sanctification.

 

The symbolic baptism, immersion of the body in water. F437, 450.

 

‘I have a baptism to be baptized with,’  Lu 12:50; F438.

 

‘Are you able to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’  Mr 10:35-39; F441.

 

‘Lo, I come to do your will, O God,’  Heb 10:7; T53, 54.

 

‘By one Spirit we are all baptized into one Body,’  1Co 12:12,13; F442.

 

‘If we be dead with Christ, we will also live with him,’  Ro 6:8; F439, 443.

 

Is the symbolic baptism necessary?

 

‘Teach all nations, baptizing them,’  Mt 28:19,20; F446-450.

 

‘Suffer it to be so now, for so it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness,’  Mt 3:13-15; F437, 438.

 

Baptism of fire: ‘He will baptize you with fire,’  Mt 3:11; F445.

 

‘Baptized for the dead,’  1Co 15:29; F455.

SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF THE ELECT

 

‘As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God,’  Ro 8:14; E177, 178, 163, 164.

 

‘The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with,’  1Co 12:7 Ro 12:3; E201, 185;

 

Z’00-362.

 

‘Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh,’  Ga 5:16; E218, 201.

 

‘You are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you,’  Ro 8:9; F436, 437.

 

‘Be you filled with the Spirit,’  Eph 5:18-20; E265-267, 244-246.

 

The Spirit’s Witness.

 

‘The Spirit bears witness with our spirit, that we are the sons of God,’  Ro 8:16;

 

E245-248,  226-229.

 

‘Every branch in me that bears fruit, he purges it,’ E251, 252, 230, 231; Z’99-108.

 

‘Whom the Lord loves, he chastises,’  Heb 12:6-8; E253, 231, 232.

 

‘Whomsoever is begotten of God, sins not.’  1Jo 5:18; E255, 235.

 

‘If you were of the world, the world would love its own;’ ‘All that will live godly will suffer persecution,’

 

 Joh 15:19  _ 2Ti 3:12; E256, 257, 235, 236.

 

‘Whosoever will confess me before men,’  Mt 10:32,33; E257, 237.

 

‘Whosoever is begotten of God overcomes the world,’  1Jo 5:4; E258, 237.

 

‘It is written in the prophets, And they will be all taught of God,’  Joh 6:45; E53, 50.

 

‘He will show you things to come,’  Joh 16:13; E259, 239.

 

‘God has revealed them to us by his Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things,’  1Co 2:9-12; E178, 219, 164, 201.

 

‘God has given us the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind,’  2Ti 1:7; E271-284, 249-262.

 

Seal of the Spirit, (love). ‘You were sealed with the holy Spirit of promise,’  Eph 1:13,14; E267-269, 246-248.

DELIVERANCE OF THE ELECT

 

‘The whole creation groans waiting for the redemption [deliverance] of our Body, the manifestation of the sons of God,’  Ro 8:22,23,19; C228; E447, 434.

 

‘When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, for your redemption [deliverance] draws nigh,’

 

 Lu 21:28; C227.

 

‘Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape,’  Lu 21:36; C228. {Compare  Ps 91:4 46:1-5}

 

‘They will be mine in that day when I make up my jewels,’  Mal 3:17; Z’98-363.

 

Time of deliverance.

 

‘God will help her [the Church] at the dawning of [her] morning,’  Ps 46:5 (Leeser); C230.

 

‘Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from this time on,’  Re 14:13; C240-242.

 

‘When he was returned, having received the Kingdom, he commanded these servants to be called to him,’

 

 Lu 19:12-27; C233-235; Z’00-361; Z’01-60.

 

Manner of deliverance.

 

‘We will all be changed [the living no less than the dead saints] in a moment,’

 

 1Co 15:52; C232, 233, 237, 238.

 

‘We will all die like men,’ but ‘we will not all sleep,’  Ps 82:7  _ 1Co 15:52; C238, 239.

 

Order of deliverance.

 

‘The dead in Christ will rise first,’  1Th 4:16,17; A318; C233-240.

 

‘Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father,’  Mt 13:43; A239; Z’01-52, 202.

KINGS AND PRIESTS

 

‘You are a chosen generation, a Royal Priesthood,  1Pe 2:9; T27; B208; Z’97-95.

 

‘Consider the High Priest of our profession, Jesus Christ,’  Heb 3:1; T22, 26, 27; A222; Z’01-228.

 

‘Every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices,’  Heb 8:3; Z’03-405.

 

‘You have made us to our God kings and priests,’  Re 5:10; D425; Z’01-201.

 

‘They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years,’  Re 20:4; A91.

 

‘Do you not know that the saints will judge the world and angels?’  1Co 6:2,3; E384, 364; Z’00-266.

MORTALITY AND IMMORTALITY

 

Mortality, a condition in which death is a possibility.

 

Immortality, a condition not liable to death, in which death is an impossibility, A185.

 

‘In the day you eat of it, you will surely die,’  Ge 2:17; A184, 185; E408, 416, 423, 391, 400, 407.

 

(Compare with Satan’s lie,  Ge 3:4; Z’01-217; Z’05-23.)

 

‘The soul that sins it will die,’  Eze 18:4; ‘The wages of sin is death,’  Ro 6:23; E354, 355, 403-405, 332, 333, 385-387; Z’02-260.

 

‘What man is he that lives and will not see death,’  Ps 89:48; E386, 365.

 

‘In Adam all die,’  1Co 15:22; E112, 100; F698.

 

‘As one dies, so dies the other, so that a man has no pre-eminence above a beast,’  Ec 3:19,20; E339, 406,

 

315, 389.

 

‘All the wicked will he destroy,’  Ps 145:20; E409, 392.

 

‘This mortal must put on immortality,’  1Co 15:53; E413, 397; B108.

 

‘Christ has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, :  2Ti 1:10; A206; E406, 389.

 

‘As the Father has life in himself, so has he given to the Son to have life in himself,’  Joh 5:26; E407, 389.

 

‘Who only has immortality,’  1Ti 6:16; E409, 392; Z’00-383.

 

‘We know that we will be like him,’  1Jo 3:2; F694.

 

‘Partakers of the divine nature,’  2Pe 1:4; E406, 388; F62, 63.

 

‘To them who by patient continuing in well doing do seek for glory, honor and immortality, eternal life,’

 

 Ro 2:6,7; E407, 412, 390, 395; F727.

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

 

‘If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,’  Joh 14:3; A89.

 

‘Blessed those servants, whom the Lord when he comes will find watching,’  Lu 12:36-39; D613; Z’96-47.

 

‘When the Son of man will come in his glory and all the holy angels with him,’  Mt 25:31; Z’00-101.

 

‘You will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven,’

 

 Mr 14:62; Z’95-110.

 

‘Our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Savior,’  Php 3:20; Z’03-120.

 

‘Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me,’  Re 22:12; A90.

 

Conditions in the earth.

 

‘This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached for a witness to all nations,’  Mt 24:14; A91; D567.

 

‘The sun will be darkened, and the stars will fall from heaven.’  Mt 24:29; D583, 584.

 

‘Upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity,’  Lu 21:25,26; D596.

 

‘In the last days perilous times will come,’  2Ti 3:1-5; B259; Z’99-99.

 

‘There will come in the last days scoffers,’  2Pe 3:3,4; B167.

 

‘As a snare will it come upon all them that dwell on the earth,’  Lu 21:35; Z’95-87.

 

‘But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief,’  1Th 5:4,5; B22; C139.

 

‘He will gird himself and make them [his servants] to sit down to meat,’  Lu 12:36-42; Z’00-271.

 

‘Wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together,’  Mt 24:28; D610.

 

‘Learn a parable of the fig tree,’  Mt 24:32-34; D602.

PAROUSIA VS. EPIPHANIA AND APOKALUPSIS (Z’98-262, 271)

 

The Parousia (presence, mistranslated coming).

 

‘Tell us what will be the sign of your coming [presence] and of the end of the age,’  Mt 24:3; D565.

 

‘As the days of Noah, so will also the presence of the Son of man be,’  Mt 24:37; D606.

 

‘As the lightning, so the presence of the Son of man,’  Mt 24:27; D581.

 

‘And he will gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other,’  Mt 24:31; D600.

 

‘Two will be in the field, two grinding at the mill; the one will be taken, the other left,’  Mt 24:40,41; D609.

 

‘The sign’ of his parousia, ‘Then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven,’  Mt 24:30; D597-599.

 

The Epiphania (bright shining, or manifestation, translated appearing), Z’98-262, 270.

 

‘Keep this commandment until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,’  1Ti 6:14.

 

‘Who will judge the quick and the dead at his appearing,’  2Ti 4:1.

 

‘A crown of righteousness, which the Lord will give me and to all them also that love his appearing,’

 

 2Ti 4:8.

 

‘Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing,’  Tit 2:13.

 

‘Then will that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy with the brightness [epiphania] of his coming [parousia, presence],’ 2 Thess. 2:8; Z’98-271.

 

The Apokalupsis (revealment, uncovering, as of a thing previously present, but hidden).

 

‘The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed.’

 

 Ro 8:18.

 

‘When his glory will be revealed, you may be glad also,’  1Pe 4:13.

 

‘Kept by the power of God, through faith to salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time,’  1Pe 1:4,5.

 

‘A partaker of the glory that will be revealed,’  1Pe 5:1.

 

‘The day will declare it, for it will be revealed by fire,’  1Co 3:13; Z’98-271.  1Pe 1:13  _ 2Th 1:7,8  _ 1Co 1:7  (Z’98-271); 1 Pet. 1:7; Rom. 8:19; Lu. 17:29; Z’98-271.

SEEMING CONFLICT RE SECOND COMING (B142-170)

 

‘Behold I come as a thief,’  Re 16:15,3:3.

 

‘The day of the Lord will so come, as a thief in the night,’  2Pe 3:10  _ 1Th 5:2; B168.

 

‘The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God,’  1Th 4:16.

 

‘With a shout,’.{ compare  Isa 13:4; B146}

 

‘The Voice of the Archangel,’ (Archangel, chief messenger, the Messenger of the Covenant,  Mal 3:1).

 

‘Michael, [who as God],’ Dan. 12:1.

 

‘He uttered his voice, the earth melted,’  Ps 46:6; B147.

 

‘The Trumpet of God, ‘the last trumpet,  1Co 15:52 Re 11:15; B147-149.

 

The trumpet of Jubilee,  Le 25:10; B197-200; D601.

 

‘As it was in the days of Noah, they knew not, so will it be also in the days of the Son of man [days of his presence],’ Lu. 17:26; Matt. 24:37-39; B162; D606. (Compare with ‘Behold he comes with clouds, and every eye will see him,’  Re 1:7 Mt 24:30; B152, 153.)

 

‘The Kingdom of God comes not with observation [not with outward show, margin],’ Lu. 17:20; B142. (Compare with ‘The Lord will be revealed from heavenin flaming fire,’  2Th 1:7,8; B150-152.)

 

‘This same Jesus will so come in like manner,’  Ac 1:11; B153. (Compare with ‘As the lightning [bright-shining, (the sun)] comes out of the east, so will the presence of the Son of man be,’  Mt 24:27; B155; D581-583.)  Object of the Second Advent. ( Ac 3:19-21; A94, 95.)

 

‘That he might gather together in one all things in Christ,’  Eph 1:10; A242

 

‘He must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet, and all authority and all power,’  1Co 15:25,26; A222.

 

‘Our Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom,’  2Ti 4:1 Ac 17:31; B145; Z’97-298.

 

(See ‘RESTORATION’ and ‘DAY OF JUDGMENT.’)

TIME OF THE SECOND ADVENT

 

‘Of that day and hour knows no man,’  Mr 13:32,33,37; B18; D605.

 

‘It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power,’  Ac 1:8; B120.

 

‘But you will receive power, after that the holy Spirit is come upon you,’  Ac 1:8; B120.

 

‘In the time of the end, the wise will understand,’  Da 12:9,10,4 :D606.

 

‘You, brethren, are not in darkness,’  1Th 5:1-4; B21.

 

‘We have a more sure word of prophecy,’  2Pe 1:19; B20.

 

‘The Lord will do nothing, but he reveals his secrets to his servants the prophets.’  Am 3:7; B22.

 

‘The Spirit of truthwill show you things to come,’  Joh 16:13; B169.

THE HARVEST (B233-245; C135-225)

 

‘The harvest is the end of the world [age],’ Matt. 13:39; B234; Z’00-101.

 

‘Thrust in your sickle, and reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe,’  Re 14:15; B234; C139; Z’98-276;

 

Z’02-95.

 

‘After a long time the lord of those servants comes, and reckons with them,’  Mt 25:14-30 Lu 19:12-27; C133; Z’98-276; Z’02-95; F662.

 

‘The time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God,’  1Pe 4:17; Z’98-138.

 

‘Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth,’  Re 3:14-22; C160, 180; Z’02-95.

 

‘Come out of her, my people,’  Re 18:2-4(A.D. 1878); B240; C152-156; Z’01-56; Z’02-95.

 

‘Hurt not the earth, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads,’  Re 7:2,3; B169; C165, 211, 303.

 

‘At the last trumpet, the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed,’  1Co 15:52; C232; F723.

 

‘The dead in Christ will rise first,’  1Th 4:16; Z’02-95; C233; F663.

 

‘We which are alive and remain will be caught up to meet the Lord, in the air,’  1Th 4:17; C238; Z’02-95.

 

‘Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth,’  Re 14:13,16; C240; Z’02-95.

 

‘How beautiful the feet of him. Your God reigns; There stands one among you whom you know not,’

 

 Isa 52:7 Joh 1:26; B237.

 

‘He will be for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel,’  Isa 8:1; B241.

 

‘And he will send his angels, and they will gather his Elect from the four winds,’  Mt 24:31; D600.

 

‘Gather my saints together, to me,’  Ps 50:5; B104; Z’02-118.

 

‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock,’  Re 3:20; Z’02-91. {Compare  Lu 12:37,42-44}

 

Last work of the harvest: ‘He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God,’

 

 Re 19:15; D18.

 

The Three Harvests: Z’01-37.

 

Harvest of the Jewish Age, ‘Wheat and Chaff,’  Mt 3:12 Joh 4:35,36; C135, 136.

 

Harvest of the Gospel Age, ‘Wheat and Tares,’  Mt 13:30; C136-141, 148, 149.

 

Harvest of the Millennial Age, ‘Sheep and Goats,’  Mt 25:31-46; Z’01-37; D644.

THE DAY OF VENGEANCE (D11-20)

 

‘The day of vengeance is in mine heart,’  Isa 63:4; D11.

 

‘It is the day of the LORD’S vengeance,’  Isa 34:8; D11.

 

‘The day comes that will burn as an oven,’  Mal 4:1; A319; B151.

 

‘The elements will melt with fervent heat;’ ‘The heavens will be rolled together as a scroll,’  2Pe 3:12 Isa 34:4; D552.

 

‘A day of darkness and of gloominess, let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?’  Joe 2:2-11; D543.

 

‘Wait upon me, says the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey,’  Zep 3:8,9; A317; D269.

 

‘And I will bring distress upon men, because they have sinned against the LORD,’  Zep 1:14-18; A316.

 

‘Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that will come upon you,’  Jas 5:1-6; D11.

 

‘Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD,’

 

 Eze 7:17-19; A319; D149.

 

‘They will say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on [over] us,’  Ho 10:8; ‘And they will go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth,’  Isa 2:17-21; D149.

 

‘Then will be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world,’  Mt 24:21; D578.

 

{See  Da 12:1; D579.}

 

‘He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God,’  Re 19:15 14:18-20; D18.

 

{Compare  Isa 63:1-6}

 

(See also  Jer 25:31 Mic 6:1,2 Isa 34:1,2,7,8 11:4)

THE GREAT COMPANY

 

‘Lo, a great multitude, which came out of great tribulation,’  Re 7:9,13-17; A214; F93; T59, 60, 68-72;

 

Z’97-160-162; Z’01-96.

 

‘Who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage,’  Heb 2:15; T60.

 

‘To deliver such an one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,’  1Co 5:5; T69, 71.

 

‘If any man’s work will be burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as by fire,’

 

 1Co 3:15; T69; Z’01-255.

YOUR KINGDOM COME

 

Promises.

 

‘Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth,’  Isa 65:17 66:22, Z’96-270.

 

‘We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness,’

 

 2Pe 3:13; A67, 334; Z’01-199.

 

‘Jehovah will be king over all the earth in that day,’  Zec 14:9; A303.

 

‘And the desire of all nations will come,’  Hag 2:7; A266.

 

Manner.

 

‘The Kingdom of God comes not with observation [outward show],’ Lu. 17:20, 21; A276, 277.

 

‘Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God,’  Joh 3:2,3; A277-282.

 

‘You saw while a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, [by divine power],’ Dan. 2:34, 45;

 

A255, 256.

 

Time.

 

‘In the days of these kings will the God of heaven set up a Kingdom,’  Da 2:44; B99; D623-629.

 

‘A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return,’  Lu 19:11-15; A283.

 

Two phases.

 

‘Who will ascend into the hill [literally mountain, symbol of kingdom] of Jehovah? or who will stand in his holy place [Temple]?’ Psa. 24:3, 4; A301.

 

Abraham’s seed: ‘As the sands of the sea and as the stars of heaven,’  Ge 22:17; A288; F355; T34.

 

‘Out of Zion [the spiritual phase] will go forth the Law, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem,

 

[the earthly phase],’ Isa. 2:3; D619, 620.

 

‘To him that overcomes will I give power over the nations,’  Re 2:26-29; D624.

 

‘You will see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God,’  Lu 13:28,29; D619.

 

{See  Heb 11:4-40}

 

‘At that time they will call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD, and all the nations will be gathered to it,’

 

 Jer 3:17; A296.

 

‘Behold, the days come, that the city [Jerusalem] will be built to the LORD,’  Jer 31:38-40; C266.

 

‘And the nations will walk in the light of it, and the kings of the earth do bring their glory into it,’

 

 Re 21:22-26; Z’01-202.

 

‘Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world,’

 

 Mt 25:31-34; A305.

 

‘And the Kingdom will be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom,’  Da 7:27; A303-306; D618.

RESURRECTION (Anastasis)

 

‘If there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen; and if Christ be not risen, your faith is vain, you are still in your sins,’  1Co 15:13-17; F695; Z’04-167.

 

‘He was delivered for our offenses and raised again for our justification,’  Ro 4:25; F105, 106.

 

‘As all in Adam die, even so all in Christ will be made alive,’  1Co 15:22; F695-699.

 

Two Resurrections: First or Chief, and the after or inferior resurrection, F694. ‘Every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at [during] his presence,’  1Co 15:23; F699.

 

The Resurrection ‘of life’ [Resurrection of the ‘the just’] and the Resurrection ‘of damnation’ [judgment] of the unjust,’  Joh 5:28,29 Ac 24:15; F708; Z’01-47.

 

The First Resurrection.

 

‘Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept,’  1Co 15:20; Z’04-173;

 

Z’05-156.

 

‘The dead in Christ will rise first, then we which are alive and remain’  1Th 4:16,17; C233, 238.

 

‘Blessed and holy is he that has part in the First Resurrection,’  Re 20:6; A197, 288; D618.

 

‘As we [the Church] have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly,’

 

 1Co 15:49; F722.

 

‘It does not yet appear what we will be: but we know that we will be like him,’  1Jo 3:2; F694, 722.

 

‘That I may know him and the power of his resurrection,’  Php 3:10; Z’98-175; Z’00-122; Z’03-107.

 

‘Being put to death flesh, but made alive spirit,’  1Pe 3:18; B108; E93, 84.

 

‘Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God,’  1Co 15:50-53; B128; Z’99-23.

 

‘We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,’  1Co 15:51,52 ; C239; F723.

 

‘As one star differs from another in glory, so also is the resurrection of the dead,’  1Co 15:41,42; F725.

 

‘It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory,’  1Co 15:43; F728.

 

‘Partakers of the divine nature,’  2Pe 1:4; A196; F62-64.

 

The After Resurrection.

 

‘Afterward they that are Christ’s during his presence,’  1Co 15:23; F699.

 

‘The hour is coming in the which all that are in the graves will hear his voice, and will come forth, to the Resurrection of judgment,’  Joh 5:28,29; F708.

 

‘They that hear [obey] will live,’  Joh 5:25; F708.

 

‘Those accounted worthy to obtain that world and the Resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage,’  Lu 20:35,36 ; F712; Z’04-344-347.

 

The Better Resurrection.

 

‘That they might obtain a better resurrection,’  Heb 11:35-40; D619; F704-707.

 

Sodomites promised a resurrection: ‘When your sister Sodom and her daughters will return to their former estate,’  Eze 16:53-56; A110-112.

 

Probable manner and order of World’s Resurrection.

 

‘Many that are first will be last; and the last will be first,’  Mt 19:30; D640, 641.

 

The law of Anastasis by judgment: ‘And it will come to pass that every soul which will not hear that prophet, will be destroyed from among the people,’  Ac 3:22,23.

 

(See ‘RESTORATION.’)

MILLENNIAL MORNING

 

‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning,’  Ps 30:5; A9.

 

‘The upright will have dominion over them in the morning,’  Ps 49:14; E384, 363.

 

‘God will help her, and that right early,’  Ps 46:5; C230.

 

‘Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father,’  Mt 13:43; A239; Z’99-188.

 

‘To you that fear my name will the Sun of Righteousness rise with healing in his wings,’  Mal 4:2; Z’01-202;

 

Z’05-381.

 

‘At evening time it will be light,’  Zec 14:6,7; D655.

WORLD-WIDE PROMISES

 

‘The glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together,’  Isa 40:5; T83.

 

‘All nations will come and worship before you,’  Re 15:4; Z’00-310.

 

‘They will teach no more every man his neighbor, for they will all know me, from the least to the greatest,’

 

 Jer 31:33,34; Z’02-183.

 

‘That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,’  Php 2:10,11; Z’05-382.

 

‘He that overcomes will inherit all things,’  Re 21:7; Z’01-201.

 

‘As truly as I live, the whole earth will be filled with the glory of Jehovah,’  Nu 14:21; D656.

 

‘Then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD to serve him with one consent,’  Zep 3:9; D272, 519; F710.

 

‘The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.’  Isa 52:10.

RESTORATION (A149-172; E155, 140)

 

‘Times of refreshing will come from the presence of the Lord,’  Ac 3:19-21; A222; Z’02-183.

 

‘To this end Christ both died and rose, that he might be Lord [ruler, controller] both of the dead and living,’

 

 Ro 14:9; A149.

 

‘In your Seed [’which is Christ’] will all the nations of the earth be blessed,’  Ge 22:18 Ga 3:8,16,29; T83.

 

‘For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One will many be [not were] made righteous,’  Ro 5:18,19; A156.

 

‘And a highway will be there, it will be called The way of holiness,’  Isa 35:8-10; A215; Z’95-42.

 

‘The wilderness and the solitary place will be glad for them,’  Isa 35:1-6; A161.

 

‘They will build houses and inhabit them,’  Isa 65:21-24; Z’05-200.

 

‘The earth will yield her increase,’  Ps 67:6; and ‘The inhabitant will not say I am sick,’  Isa 33:6; A190-193.

 

‘In that day will the deaf hear the words of the book,’  Isa 29:18,19 ; D519.

 

‘Behold, I bring you good tidings which will be to ALL PEOPLE,’  Lu 2:10; A107.

 

‘And he laid hold on Satan and bound him a thousand years, that he should deceive the nations no more,’

 

 Re 20:1-3; Z’00-175, 334.

 

‘And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes,’  Re 21:4; T76; Z’00-57.

 

‘The ransomed of the LORD [all mankind] will return [from the grave] and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads,’  Isa 35:10; A218.

 

‘I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh,’  Joe 2:28.

 

‘The eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears unstopped,’  Isa 35:5.

 

Restoration to begin with the living nations, Z’95-191, 4. ‘To the Jew first,’  Ro 1:16.

 

‘The LORD will save the tents of Judah first.’  Zec 12:7; A294; C256; Z’97-229.

THE DAY OF JUDGMENT

 

Three great judgment days: Adam’s, the Church’s, the World’s, A140-142.

 

God ‘has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness,’  Ac 17:31; A137-147; F396.

 

‘I will restore your judges as at the first,’  Isa 1:26; {See  Jud 3:9-11 for illustration of a judge in Israel}

 

A142, 294.

 

‘The Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son,’  Joh 5:22; A142, 143; E424, 408.

 

‘Do you not know that the saints will judge the world, and angels?’  1Co 6:2; Z’00-358.

 

‘They will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him a thousand years,’  Re 20:6; D618.

 

Length of Day Judgment.

 

‘The day of judgment and perdition of ungodly menwith the Lord as a thousand years,’  2Pe 3:7,8;

 

Z’99-186; F19.

 

‘He must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet,’  1Co 15:25-28; A304.

 

Character of Day of Judgment.

 

‘With righteousness will he judge the world, and the people with equity,’  Ps 98:9; A143.

 

‘It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you,’  Mt 11:23,24; A110;

 

Z’98-59.

 

‘He will not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears,’  Isa 11:1-5;

 

Z’98-307-309.

 

‘When your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness,’  Isa 26:9; D627.

 

‘He will judge among the nations, they will beat their swords into plowshares,’  Isa 2:4; E47, 44.

 

‘Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice because he comes to judge the earth,’  1Ch 16:31-34; A143.

 

The Law of the Day of Judgment.

 

‘Every one will die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth will be set on edge,’

 

 Jer 31:29,30.

 

‘The soul that sins, it will die,’  Eze 18:4,20-24; E354, 355, 331, 332.

 

‘As a lad will one die a hundred years old, and as a sinner will be accursed he who dies at 100 years old,’ (Leeser); Isa. 65:20; D643.

 

The Results of the Day of Judgment.

 

‘And it will come to pass that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, will be destroyed from among the people,’  Ac 3:23; F709.

 

‘And he will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left,’  Mt 25:31-46; A144; D644; Z’98-141; Z’00-101.

 

‘He that overcomes will inherit all things, but the unbelieving will have their part in the Second Death,’

 

 Re 21:7,8; Z’01-201, 42.

FREE GRACE

 

As none of the texts on Election belong to the next age, the Millennium, so all of the texts teaching Free Grace belong there.

 

‘The Spirit and the Bride say, Come, And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely,’  Re 22:17;

 

A96, 97.

 

Every one that thirsts, come to the waters,’  Isa 55:1; Z’05-217.

 

‘God will have all men to come to the knowledge of the Truth,’  1Ti 2:3-6; A106-108; Z’02-183.

 

‘Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which will be to all people,’  Lu 2:10; A130, 131; Z’01-23.

 

‘In your Seed will all the families of the earth be blessed,’  Ge 28:14 Ga 3:8; T91; Z’01-23.

 

‘That he by the grace of God should taste death for every man,’  Heb 2:9; A97, 104, 344.

 

‘He is the propitiation for our sins, and for the sins of the whole world,’  1Jo 2:2; F164, 334; Z’01-23.

 

‘That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world,’  Joh 1:9; Z’99-284.

 

‘And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men to me,’  Joh 12:32; Z’99-218; Z’00-189; Z’02-11.

 

‘All will know me from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD,’  Jer 31:34; A215; Z’03-445.

THE SECOND DEATH

 

‘The fearful, and unbelieving, will have their part in the lake of fire, which is the Second Death,’  Re 21:8; B153; H57, 58, 63; Z’01-42.

 

‘The beast and the false prophet [Symbolic] were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone,’

 

 Re 19:20; H57, 58.

 

‘And the devil [system of error] that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, and will be tormented day and night,’  Re 20:10; H64. (Compare  Heb 2:14 and  Ps 145:20)

 

‘Death and hell [hades, the grave] were cast into the lake of fire [destruction]. This is the Second Death,’

 

 Re 20:14; H65-67; E399. (Compare with  Ho 13:14 and  1Co 15:55)

 

‘There is a sin to death [Second Death],’ 1 John 5:16; F165. (See also  Jude 11-13  _ 2Pe 2:10-22)

 

‘It is impossible, if they will fall away, to renew them again to repentance,’  Heb 6:4-9; F166.

 

‘If we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth,’  Heb 10:26-29; F167.

 

‘The wicked will be [re]turned into hell [sheol] and all the nations that forget God,’  Ps 9:17; H67-70;

 

Z’01-43.

GEHENNA A TYPE OF SECOND DEATH

 

Gehenna (’hell’), the Grecian mode of spelling the Hebrew words which are translated ‘The Valley of Hinnom,’ outside the city of Jerusalem, and serving the purpose of sewer and garbage burner, H23, 24, 31; Z’01-30.

 

‘Whosoever will say, ‘You fool,’ will be in danger of hell fire [Gehenna],’ Matt. 5:22; H25, 26; Z’01-31.

 

(See also  Mt 5:29,30; H27-29; Z’01-32.)

 

‘Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell [Gehenna],’ Lu. 12:4, 5; Matt. 10:28; H29-31;

 

Z’01-32.

 

‘Into hell fire [Gehenna], where their worm dies not, and fire is not quenched,’  Mt 18:8,9 Mr 9:43,48;

 

H31-34; Z’01-33. {Compare  Isa 66:24, ‘the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me.’}

 

‘How can you escape the judgment of hell [Gehenna]?’ Matt. 23:33, 15; H34; Z’01-34.

 

‘The tongue is a world of iniquity, set on fire of hell [Gehenna],’ James 3:6; H35; Z’01-34.