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be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun ; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
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GOD HAS NO PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF THE SINNER.
AVE I any pleasure at all that the wicked
should die ? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live ?-Ezek. xviii. 23.
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.-Ibid. v. 32.
Therefore, Othou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel ?- Ezek. xxxiii. 10, 11.
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.-- 1 Tim. ii. 4.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Pet. ii. 9.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him might be saved.—Jno. iii. 17.
CHRIST DIED FOR ALL.
E that spared not his own Son, but de
livered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ?Rom. viii. 32.
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.--2 Cor. v. 14, 15.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who
gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.—1 Tim. ii. 5, 6.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. -Heb. ii. 9.
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.—1 Jno. ii. 2.
ALL ARE INVITED TO LOOK TO CHRIST AND LIVE.
OOK unto me, and be ye saved, all thé
ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.- Isa. xlv. 22.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money: come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.—Isa. lv. 1.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
rest. Take yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.—Matt. xi. 28, 29.
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, Let him come unto me, and drink.-Jno. vii. 37.
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely.-Rev. xxii. 17.
PROMISES OF MERCY TO THE TRULY PENITENT.
in : LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.—Psa. cxxx. 7.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.—Prov. xxviii. 13.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.—Isa. i. 18. Seek
the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts : and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him : and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isa. lv. 6, 7.
Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.- Jer. ïïi. 12, 13.
Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.-Jno. vi. 37.
Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth ; and he that seeketh findeth ; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.—Matt. vii. 7, 8.
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Rom. x. 9.
SALVATION NOT BY WORKS, BUT OF GRACE.
our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isa. Ixiv. 6.
When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. -Ezek. xxxiii. 13.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.-Rom. iii. 23-26.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.—Rom. iv. 4, 5.
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own