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be with Christ; which is far better: 24. Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh, is more needful for you.

Col. i. 11. Strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

that cannot lie,

Titus i. 1. Paul a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ. 2. In hope of eternal life, which God promised before the world began. 2 Tim. iv. 6. I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day.

1 Peter i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.

77th Q.-What is the prospect that awaits the wicked after death?

A.-An awful separation from God and the spirits of the just; and an entrance into that place of torment "where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

John viii. 21. Then said Jesus unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go ye cannot come. 23. Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24. I said therefore unto you, That ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

1 Cor. vi. 9. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Psalm ix. 17. The wicked shall be turned into hell. Luke xvi. 22. The rich man also died and was buried. 23. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.

Rev. xxi. 8. But the fearful and unbelieving shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.

Mark ix. 43. And 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, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

78th Q.-Has not God appointed a day to judge the world?

A. Yes, so we read in the Scriptures, and that at the end of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ will come to judge the living and the dead, when the dead shall arise from their graves, and appear before the judgment seat of Christ, and every man be rewarded according to his works done in the body: the wicked "shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal."

Acts xvii. 31. He [God] hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained.

Matt. xiii. 36. He [Jesus] answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man: 38. The field is the world: the good seed are the children of the kingdom: but the tares are the children of the wicked one: 39. The enemy that sowed them, is the devil: the harvest is the end of the world: the reapers are the angels 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this

world. 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; 42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

Matt. xxv. 31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. 32. And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth the sheep from the goats: 33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. 46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.

John v. 26. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 28. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29. And shall come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Matt. xi. 21. Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto thee Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon they would have repented long ago in dust and ashes. But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you.


2 Peter iii. 3. There shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lusts, 4. And saying, where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5. For this they willingly


are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water, and in the water. 6. Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water perished. 7. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment, and perdition of ungodly men, But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 11. Seeing then that alk these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. See Acts i. 11. 1 Thess. iv. 14-18. See also the Proofs to the 51st Answer.


§. I.

79th Q.-What is the nature of the worship which God requires of man?

A. It is spiritual: God requires us to worship him in spirit and in truth; and this may be without limitation to time or place, for worship, being an act of the soul towards God who is a Spirit, does not necessarily require the intervention of bodily exercise to make it acceptable to him.

John iv. 21. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father. 23. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Phil. iii. 3. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

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