it shall die." Eze. 18:4.
4. How did death enter the world?
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and
so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. Rom. 5:12.
5. Why did God destroy the antediluvian world?
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth.... And the
Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth."
6. While God is merciful, does this clear the guilty?
"The Lord is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and
transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty." Num. 14:18. See also Ex.
7. What is the result of willful sin?
"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking
for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries." Heb.
8. Under the theocracy, how were the rebellious or willful transgressors treated?
"He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three
witnesses." Verse 28.
9. What awaits those who despise the means of grace?
"Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy,
who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant,
wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of
grace?" Verse 29.
10. Is it the duty of gospel ministers to execute vengeance?
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by
us." 2 Cor. 5:20. See 2 Tim. 2:24-26.
11. To whom does vengeance belong?