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ated through the ignorance that is in them.” Eph. iv. 18. And they are saved “ by coming to the knowledge of the truth," by coming to know their true relation to God-just by coming to know what had always been true.
“ The ungodly or wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. “ Like sheep they are laid in the grave ; death shall feed on them; and the upright (the righteous) shall have dominion over them in the morning (of the resurrection ;) and their beauty shall consume in the grave. But God will redeem my soul (the soul of the righteous) from the power of the grave ; for he shall receive me.” Ps. i. and xlix.
The members of the righteous Head,- those who are one spirit with him, shall be partakers of the first resurrection ; their righteousness shall be declared and acknowledged by the fact of their being raised at that time, to reign with Christ during the millennium. The wicked shall then be lying under the power of death ; and their unrighteousness shall be thus de clared. The words righteous and unrighteous always have reference to a judgment. “ And these (the wicked) shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.” And the ground of the punishment is a rejected love ; for thus it is written, “ You only have I known of all the nations of the earth, therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” “ Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel." Amos iii. 2, and iv. 12.
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