Sunday Morning: January 25, 2004
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 "Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss (cast away, receive damage): but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by [dia>, through] fire."
Psalms 16:9-10 "Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell [Sheol]; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."
Acts 2:31 "He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell [Hades], neither his flesh did see corruption."
3:11 "I indeed baptize you with water
unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I
am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize [dip] you with [enj, preposition in] the Holy Ghost (Holy
Spirit is literal), and
with fire (fire must be
literal) (compound prepositional phrase):"
Revelation 20:10 "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."
Matthew 13:41-42 "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 [lawless]; 42. And shall cast them into a furnace (figurative) of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (literal)"
Matthew 25:11-12 "Afterward came also the other (five) virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not."
Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 7:23 "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me (to outer darkness), ye that work [present middle] iniquity [lawless."
Matthew 25:30 "Cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 25:34 "Then shall the King say unto them [sheep] on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you. . ."
Matthew 25:40-41 "And the King shall answer and say unto them (sheep, figurative language), Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye (goats, figurative) cursed (as Gibeonites), into everlasting [agelasting] fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"
Matthew 5:25-26 ". . . be cast into prison. 26. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing."
Matthew 5:23-24 "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24. Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Matthew 5:21-22 "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou
shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger (may
be accidental) of the judgment (to perish by stoning):
22. But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother
a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: (verse 21)
and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca [vain, worthless],
shall be in danger of the council (Sanhedrin): but whosoever shall say,
Thou fool [rebel], shall be in danger of [the] hell
[ge>enna, figurative] [the] fire."
James 4:11 "Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law. . ."
Matthew 12:50 "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother. . ."
Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 5:25-26 "Agree with thine adversary (your brother) quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary (your brother) deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. (during the Millennium) 26. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing (not for ever and for ever)."
2 Corinthians 5:9-11 "Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad [evil]. 11. Knowing therefore the terror [fear, noun] of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences."
Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear [verb, present passive] him which is able to destroy [ajpo>llumi, perish] both soul and body in [eijv, leading to] hell [ge>enna, figurative]." Again:
Luke 12:4-5 "And I say unto you my friends (his disciples verse 1), Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5. But I will forewarn you (his disciples) whom ye (his disciples) shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed (body implied) hath power to cast into hell [ge>enna, figurative]; yea, I say unto you (his disciples), Fear him."
(Many associate ge>enna, Gehenna, with the valley of Hinnom outside Jerusalem. Children were sacrificed to Molech there. ge>enna is a New Testament term and not found in the Septuagint)
James 3:6 "And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it (tongue) is set on fire of hell [ge>enna, figurative]."
Matthew 5:29-30 "And if thy right eye offend (skandalizw, stumble) thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell [ge>enna, figurative]. 30. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell [ge>enna, figurative]."
Mark 9:47 "And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell [ge>enna, figurative] fire:"
Revelation 2:11 "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh [victorious life] shall not be hurt of the second death."
Revelation 20:6 "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first [best] resurrection: on such the second death (baptism in the lake of fire) hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."