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up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or some other grain : but God giveth it a body, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh : but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial :: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the inoon, another glory of the stars : for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption : it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory : it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God : and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
'The Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
The hour is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth : they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, wnto the resurrection of damnation.
We shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory ? Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Every man shall bear his own burden. Ile that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption : but he that soweth to the spirit, shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
Behold, he cometh with clouds: and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him : and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.'
The sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light; and the stars of heaven shail fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and! glory. And then shall be send bis angels, anai shall gather together his -elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also, and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then, that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy
conversation and godliness, 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? Nevertheless' we, according to his promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
God hath appointed a day in which he will trop judge the world in righteousness.
God shall judge the righteous and the wicked. With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Every one of us shall give account of himself to God. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
The Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
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.
The work of a man shall God render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not . inherit the kingdom of God ? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers: nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunk. ards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Every idle word that men shall speak, the shall give account thereof in the day of judg. ment.
He that beliveth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be dared.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, Have we not prophecied in thy naine? And in thy name have cast out devils ? And in thyrnirie done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you : depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God : and the books were opened ; and another book was opened, which is the book of lile : and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judeed every man according to their works. Anil death and hell were cast into the lake of lire.
When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall be sit upon the throne of his glory: and before hiin shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the king say unto them, on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepares for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and ye given! meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : 1 was a stranger, and ye took me in: nakers, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visite: 1 ; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, wlien saw we thee hungry, a fell ties? or tliirsiy, and gave thec drink : Wien saw we ilue
a stranger, and took thee in ? or naked, and cluthed thee ? Or when saw we thee sick, or in 1 prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall . answer and say unto them, Verily, I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them onthe left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels : for I was hungry, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: . I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not : sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto tliee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily, I say unto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
CHAP. XLVI. .
INDUSTRY. . Be not slothful in business.
When we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any man would not work, neither should he eat.
We beseech you, brethren, that ye study to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread : but he that followeth after vain persons shall have roverty enough.