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16: 10. Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell.

MAT. 10: 28. Fear not them which kill the body: but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

JAMES 5: 20. He that converteth a sinner from the error of his ways, shall save a soul from death; and hide a multitude of sins.

LUKE 12: 20. This night thy soul shall be required of thee.

MAT. 16: 26. What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

REV. 6: 9. I saw under the altar, the souls of them that were slain for the word of God.

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died and was buried; and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments. 23: 43. To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.

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2 Cor. 5: 6. While we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. We are confident I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

20: 4. I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus.

MAT. 22: 32. I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

LUKE 16: 22. The beggar died, and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also

ACTS 7: 59. They stoned Stephen, calling upon God and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. [See Future State.]

II. Immortal.

2 TIM. 1: 10. Our Savior Jesus Christ... hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

1 COR. 15: 53. This corrupti ble must put on incorruption, and this mortal, immortality.

ROM. 2: 7. God will render to them who... seek for glory, honor, and immortality, eternal life.

MAT. 25: 46. The righteous shall go into life eternal.

MARK 3: 29. He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath never forgiveness; but is in danger of eternal damnation.

JOHN 10: 27. My sheep hear my voice, and... I give unto them eternal life. And they shall never perish. [See Future State.]

§3. ORIGINAL PROBATIONARY MORAL

CHARACTER.

GEN. 1: 31. And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold it was very good.

2: 15. God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

ECCL. 7: 29. God made man upright.

GEN. 1: 27. So God created man in his own image; in the image of God created he them.

CHAPTER II.

THE APOSTACY.

Temptation.

GEN. 3: 1. Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Transgression.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her : and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day:

and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

Detection.

And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked: and I hid myself. And He said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat? And the man said, The woman, whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did

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thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the

voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the cursed is the ground for thy sake; days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Sentence.

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this,

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for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD Sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Understand, therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiff-necked people. Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD. Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

32: 28. For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

EZRA 9: 6. O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests been delivered into the hand of the kings of the land, to the sword, to captivity, and to spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day. - 10. And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments, which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness. Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth forever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever. And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast pun

ished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this: should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping? O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

NEH. 1: 6. Both I and my father's house have sinned. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.

T JOHN 8: 43. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth; because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God, heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

2 PETER 2: 10. Presumptuous are they, self-willed: they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities 13. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin. An heart they have exercised with covetous practices, cursed children which have forsaken the right way and are gone astray.

1 JOHN 1: 8. If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. - 10. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

ECCL. 7: 20. For there is not a just man upon earth, that doth good, and sinneth not.

There is no

2 CHRON. 7: 36. man that sinneth not.

JAMES 4: 17. He that knoweth to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin.

JOB 9: 20. If I say I am perfect ; it shall also prove me perverse.

GEN. 6: 5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.-11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Ps. 14: 2. The LORD looked from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek after God. They are all gone aside, they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good: no, not one.

ROм. 1: 26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections. 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not conconvenient, being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful; proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. Who knowing the judgments of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death; not only do the same, but have pleasure in those that do them.

3: 9. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; as it is written, "There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God, they are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no, not one." (Ps. 14: 1-8.) Their throat is an open sepulchre ;" (5: 9.) "With their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: (140: 3.) "Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness." (10: 7.) "Their feet are swift to shed blood, destruction and misery are in their ways and the way of peace have they not known." (Isa. 59: 7.)

"There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Ps. 36: 1.) Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them that are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may become guilty before God. — 23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

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T2 TIM. 3: 13. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

JER. 32: 30. For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger, with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.

ISA. 59: 3. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth; they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, they hatch cockatrice's eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper, their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon-day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our

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