882. In the last days, they shall beat swords into plowshares / plowshares into swords.

ISA 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

[SEE ALSO: MIC 4:3]

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JOE 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

 

 

883. The Son of man will come humbly / in glory. [H, 131]

ZEC 9:9, Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
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DAN 7:13, I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

 

 

884. The Son of man will come after the tribulation / the times of the Gentiles. [H, 132]

MAT 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. ... 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
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LUK 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.... 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

 

 

885. Reward and punishment will come in this / the next world. [B, 121; H, 182]

PRO 11:31, Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
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2COR 5:10, 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.

[SEE ALSO: MAT 16:27; REV 20:12]

 

 

886. Believers will / will not be judged.

2COR 5:10, 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.

[SEE ALSO: MAT 12:36; HEB 9:27; 1PET 1:17; JUDE 1:14-15; REV 20:12-13]

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JOH 5:24, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

[SEE ALSO: ROM 5:18.]

 

 

887. God / Jesus / The disciples / The saints / Spiritual people will judge. [H, 201]

ROM 2:2, But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

2THE 1:5, Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

[SEE ALSO: GEN 18:25; PSA 50:6; HEB 12:23; 1PET 1:17; REV 20:12]

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JOH 5:22, For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

2COR 5:10, 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.

[SEE ALSO: ROM 14:10; MAT 25:31-32; JOH 9:39]

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MAT 19:28, And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

[SEE ALSO: LUK 22:30]

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1COR 6:2, Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

JUDE 14, And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
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1COR 2:15, But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

 

 

888. Jesus will / will not judge people. [H, 120]

JOH 5:22, For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

ACT 10:42, And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

2COR 5:10, 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.

[SEE ALSO: JOH 5:27,30; 9:39; ACT 17:31]

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LUK 12:14, And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

JOH 8:15, Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

[SEE ALSO: JOH 3:17, 12:47]

 

 

889. Judgments will be in Jesus' time / after Jesus' resurrection / men die / the earth is destroyed.

JOH 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
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ACT 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
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HEB 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
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2PET 3:7 The present heavens and earth have been reserved by the same word for fire, kept for the day of judgment and of destruction of the godless.

 

 

890. All / None / Some of the dead will be resurrected. [B, 120; H, 200]

JOH 5:28-29, Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the 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, unto the resurrection of damnation.

[SEE ALSO: ISA 26:19; MAT 25:46; LUK 20:37-38; 1COR 15:52]

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JOB 7:9, As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

ISA 26:14, They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

[SEE ALSO: JOB 14:10-12; ECC 3:9:5-6, 19-20; AMO 8:14]

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DAN 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

 

891. Sinners will suffer / lose their consciousness forever. [B, 122; H, 203]

MAT 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

[SEE ALSO: DAN 12:2; MAT 24:51, 25:30,46; REV 14:10-11, 20:10,15]

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EZE 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die.

2THE 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

[SEE ALSO: PSA 94:23, 145:20; JOB 3:13-17; ECC 9:5,10; ISA 1:28; 2PET 3:7]

 

 

892. Everyone will / will not see the glory of the LORD.

ISA 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
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ISA 26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

 

 

893. All / Not all will be saved. [H, 214]
(Trust me, it's not that simple. See the following contradictions, from 894 to 903.)

LUK 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

JOH 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

ROM 5:18 therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
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LUK And he said unto them, 13:23-24 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

JOH 3:3 ... Except a man be born again*, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ... 5 Jesus answered ... Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

PRO 14:23 He that doubteth is damned.

1COR 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

* The NAB translates "born again" as "born from above." Riley, in One Jesus, Many Christs, p.111, says that "born again" is a mistranslation of "born from above." Ehrman, in Jesus Interrupted, says the same thing (pp.81, 155). - p.b.

 

 

894. Jews will / will not be saved. [H, 213]

ISA 54:9, For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

ROM 11:26, And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
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MAT 8:12, But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

MAT 21:43, Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. ... 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

ROM 9:27, Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

 

 

895. He who does not believe will / will not be damned.

MAR 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
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JOH 20:24 But Thomas*, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe....

*Thomas was not damned; he became a saint. - p.b.

 

 

896. The impure will / will not be able to enter the kingdom of God. [H, 217]

MAT 21:31 ... the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
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1COR 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

 

 

897. Those who call on the Lord will / may not be saved.

ACT 2:21, And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
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MAT 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.

 

 

898. Those who seek to enter will / will not be received.

LUK 11:9-10, And I say unto you, 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.
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LUK 13:23-24, Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you,will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

 

 

899. Those who confess belief will / will not be saved. [H, 231]

ROM 10:9 That 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.
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MAT 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.

LUK 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

 

 

900. Believers / Baptized believers will be saved.

JOH 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

ACT 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
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MAR 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; ....

 

 

901. Penitents / Baptized penitents will be saved.

LUK 13:3, I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

ACT 3:19, Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
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ACT 2:38, Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

 

902. All the "called" are / are not saved. [H, 172]

ROM 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
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MAT 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

 

 

903. The predestined only will be saved. / You can earn salvation.

ROM 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren

2THE 2:13 Because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

[SEE ALSO: EPH 1:4; ROM 9:11-18; 1PET 1:2]

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MAT 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.

JOH 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

[SEE ALSO: LUK 6:46; 10:26; JOH 5:29]

 

 

904. Every man will / will not die for his own sin.

DEU 24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
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1PET 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

 

 

905. The righteous will / will not flourish.

PSA 92:12-13, The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
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ISA 57:1, The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

ECC 9:2, All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

 

 

906. Bad things will / will not happen to good people. [B, 124; H, 172]

2TIM 3:12, Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (KJV)

JOB 2:7, So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. (KJV)

JOB 12:4, ... the just upright man is laughed to scorn. (KJV)

HEB 12:6, For whom the Lord loves, he disciplines; he scourges every son he acknowledges. (NAB)
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PRO 12:21, There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. (KJV)

1PET 3:13, And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? (KJV)

 

 

907. The godly will / will not be persecuted. [H, 178]

2TIM 3:12, Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
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PRO 16:7, When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

 

 

908. God will / already did kill leviathan and the sea dragon.

ISA 27:1, In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
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PSA 74:13, Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

 

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