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thou shalt diligently consider his place, and IT SHALL NOT BE.' -Ps. xxxvii. 10.
Thou puttest away all the wicked, [the wickedness,] of the earth like dross; therefore I love Thy testimonies.'- Ps. cxix. 119.
'He will have compassion upon Us; He will SUBDUE OUR INIQUITIES : Thou wilt cast all their Sins into the depths of the sea. Thou wilt perform the Mercy which Thou hast Promised to our Fathers from the days of Old.'--Micah vii.
Break Thou the power of the wicked and the evil; seek out his wickedness till Thou find none.'-Ps. X. 15, 16.
•Where Sin abounded, Grace did much more abound.'
•The Lord shall Judge His People ; - - 0 let the Wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the good.' -Ps. vii. 3, 9.
"Let the Sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more.'—Ps. civ. 25. “As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked [wickedness) no more; but the righteous [righteousness] is an everlasting foundation.'-Prov. x. 35. Good is the only solid, permanent, indestructible, eternal principle in the universe.
Until the Law, [only,] Sin was in the world; but Sin is not imputed where there is no law,' [but in the Gospel is reckoned to be abolished.]— Rom. v. 13. 'Sin shall not have Dominion over you, for we are not under law, but under Grace.'- vi. 14.
Death shall be destroyed and swallowed up in victory. And 'the sting of Death is Sin. O, Death, where is thy sting ?' [Lost and swallowed up forever, in the destruction of the last grim enemy!] 1 Cor. xv. 26, 55, 57.
“Nought eternal is
How wretched human goodness, then, and Sin,
Destruction of the Devil.” "O God, how long shall the Adversary reproach ? Shall the Enemy blaspheme
Thy Name FOREVER ??—Psalm lxxiv. 10.
I will put enmity between thee [the tempting principle, personified as a serpent, which the apostles speak of as a principle which is apt to live and reign within, and have dominion over us,—the internal impulses of our evil passions, warring against, and enticing the soul,] and the Woman, and between thy seed, [sin, misery, error, death,] and her Seed, [Emanuel.] It shall bruise, [crush, destroy,] THY HEAD.'-Gen. jii. 15.
Now shall the Prince of this World be cast out, and I will draw All Men unto me.'-John xii. 31, 32.
Christ likewise took part of flesh and blood; that through death, he might destroy him that hath the power of death, that is, the Devil,' (rather adversary, the opposing power or influence, the spirit of Evil.')—Heb. ii. 14.
For this purpose was the Son of Cod manifested, that' he might Destroy the works of the Devil,' (THE EviL.)— Partialists, holding to the existence of a mighty, independent, Antagonist Deity, maintain that these 'works of the Devil,' which the meek and gracious Jesus is commissioned to Destroy, are the souls of the wicked, of whom, not the Good, but the Evil God is the author and Father. Yet we read that “he will have Mercy, and not Sacrifice,' that “he came not to Destroy mens' lives, (or souls, 'psuchas,') but to SAVE them. And this destruction of the works of the Evil is the way he will accomplish the Salvation of the World.' If 'the works of the devil,' mean human sinful souls, then this passage does not teach endless misery, but Annihilation, which is a doctrine 'orthodoxy'repudiates, as too mild a view of Vindictive Justice, altogether. Was there ever a scheme involving such ‘a bundle of contradictions ?'
"Then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall Consume with the spirit of his mouth, and Destroy with the brightness of his coming.'-1 Thess. ii. 8.
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty ? or the lawful captive delivered ? Thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty, (those who are taken captive by the spirit of temptation, see 2 Tim. ii. 26, Rom. vii. 23,) SHALL be taken away, and the prey of the terrible (shall be) Delivered. For I will contend with himn that contendeth with thee, and I will Save thy children. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh, and they shall be drunken with their own blood, (they shall be surfeited of their own sinfulness,) as with sweet wine. And ALL FLESH shall know that I, the Lord, am thy Saviour, and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.'—Isa. xlix. 24--26.
“Righteousness shall he as Universal as unrighteousness is now! Although the whole creation now groaneth together, under the man of sin, our comfort is, it will not always groan. God will arise and maintain His own cause, and the Whole Creation shall be Delivered from Moral and natural corruption. Sin, and Pain shall be no more, &c. The Whole Race of Mankind shall know, and love, and serve the Lord, and reign with Him forever and ever!”“While His creatures travail together in pain, He knoweth all their pain, and is bringing them nearer and nearer to the birth, which shall be accomplished in its season. He seeth the earnest expectation wherewith the whole creation waiteth for that final manifestation of the sons of God; in which they shall be delivered (not by annihilation, annihilation is not deliverance,) from the present bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Nothing can be more express. Away with vulgar prejudices, and let the plain word of God take place. They shall be Delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.'”—JOHN WESLEY.
"Ev'n that which Mischief meant most harm,
Self.fed, and self-consum'd ;-if this fail,
PROPOSITION TWENTY-SIXTH. SORROW and SUFFERING shall also be Annihilated.
PROOFS. Wilt thou disregard the Consolations which God furnishes ?-- JOB.
The Ransomed of the Lord, [.He gave himself a Ran. som for ALL,'I shall return, and come to Zion with songs and Everlasting Joy upon their heads; they shall obtain Joy and Gladness, and Sorrow and Sighing shall flee away.' -Isa. xxxv. 10 _‘And the Lord God shall wipe away tears from off ALL Faces.'-Isa. xxv. 8.
"I have satisfied the weary soul, and replenished Every sorrowful Soul.'—Jer. xxxi. 25.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be NO MORE Sorrow nor Crying, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN.'- Rev. xxi. 4
•And the leaves of the Tree of Life shall be for the healing of the Nations ; AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE CURSE.'-Rev. xxii. 2, 3.
Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls, SALVATION, and thy gates, PRAISE. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee; but the Lord shall be unto thee an Everlasting Light, and thy God, thy Glory. Thy Sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself. For the Lord shall be thine Everlasting Light, and the days of thy Mourning shall be ended. Thy People also shall ALL be Righteous, - - that I may be Glorified !"---Isa. Ix. 18.
“Yet, bear up a while,
PROPOSITION TWENTY-SEVENTH. Universal Knowledge and Truth shall finally Prerail, and
IGNORANCE and ERROR be eradicated from All * Intelligent Souls.
“Small all defects of miod, and fallacies
PROOFS. ? And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto ALL PEOPLE, a Feast of fat things, a Feast of wine on the lees; of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. AND HE WILL DESTROY IN THIS MOUNTAIN THE FACE OF THE COVERING CAST OVER ALL PEOPLE, AND THE VAIL THAT IS SPREAD OVER ALL NATIONS. He will swallow up Death in Victory: and the Lord God will wipe away Tears from off All Faces; and the Rebuke of His People shall He take away from off All the Earth: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him and He will Save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; we will be Glad, and Rejoice in His Salvation. :-—Isa. xxv. 6--9.
"God, our Saviour, will have ALL MEN to be Saved, and come unto the Knowledge of the Truth.'--1 Tim. ii. 4.
*And All thy children shall be Taught of the Lord, and great shall be the Peace of thy children:Isa. liv. 13. •It is written in the Prophets, They ALL shall be taught of God.'_John vi. 45.
They shall teach NO MORE Every Man his neighbor, and Every Man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for (I will write My law in their hearts, and) ALL shall Know Me, from the least of them even unto THE GREATEST of them, saith the Lord.'-Jer. xxxi; Heb. viji.
Till we ALL come IN THE UNITY OF THE FAITH, and of