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Punishment of the Wicked, The


1. Is from God. Le 26:18; Isa 13:11.

2. On account of their

a. Sin. La 3:39.

b. Iniquity. Jer 36:31; Eze 3:17-18; 18:4,13,20; Am 3:2.

c. Idolatry. Le 26:30; Isa 10:10,11.

d. Rejection of the law of God. 1Sa 15:23; Ho 4:6-9.

e. Ignorance of God. 2Th 1:8.

f. Evil ways and doings. Jer 21:14; Ho 4:9; 12:2.

g. Pride. Isa 10:12; 24:21; Lu 14:11.

h. Unbelief. Mr 16:16; Ro 11:20; Heb 3:18,19; 4:2.

i. Covetousness. Isa 57:17; Jer 51:13.

j. Oppressing. Isa 49:26; Jer 30:16,20.

k. Persecuting. Jer 11:21,22; Mt 23:34-36.

l. Disobeying God. Ne 9:26,27; Eph 5:6.

m. Disobeying the gospel. 2Th 1:8.

3. Is the fruit of their sin. Job 4:8; Pr 22:8; Ro 6:21; Ga 6:8.

4. Is the reward of their sins. Ps 91:8; Isa 3:11; Jer 16:18; Ro 6:23; Heb 2:2.

5. Often brought about by their evil designs. Es 7:10; Ps 37:15; 57:6.

6. Often commences in this life. Pr 11:31.

7. In this life by

a. Sickness. Le 26:16; Ps 78:50.

b. Famine. Le 26:19,20,26,29; Ps 107:34.

c. Noisome beasts. Le 26:22.

d. War. Le 26:25,32,33; Jer 6:4.

e. Deliverance to enemies. Ne 9:27.

f. Fear. Le 26:36,37; Job 18:11.

g. Reprobate mind. Ro 1:28.

h. Put in slippery places. Ps 73:3-19.

i. Trouble and distress. Isa 8:22; Zep 1:15.

j. Cutting off. Ps 94:23.

k. Bringing down their pride. Isa 13:11.

8. Future, shall be awarded by Christ. Mt 16:27; 25:31,41.

9. Future described as

a. Hell. Ps 9:17; Mt 5:29; Lu 12:5; 16:23.

b. Darkness. Mt 8:12; 2Pe 2:17.

c. Death. Ro 5:12-17; 6:23.

d. Resurrection of damnation. Joh 5:29.

e. Rising to shame and everlasting contempt. Da 12:2.

f. Everlasting destruction. Ps 52:5; 92:7; 2Th 1:9.

g. Everlasting fire. Mt 25:41; Jude 1:7.

h. Second death. Re 2:11; 21:8.

i. Damnation of hell. Mt 23:33.

j. Eternal damnation. Mr 3:29.

k. Blackness of darkness. 2Pe 2:17; Jude 1:13.

l. Everlasting burnings. Isa 33:14.

m. The wrath of God. Joh 3:36.

n. Wine of the wrath of God. Re 14:10.

o. Torment with fire. Re 14:10.

p. Torment for ever and ever. Re 14:11.

q. The righteousness of God requires. 2Th 1:6.

r. Often sudden and unexpected. Ps 35:8; 64:7; Pr 29:1; Lu 12:20; 1Th 5:3.

10. Shall be

a. According to their deeds. Mt 16:27; Ro 2:6,9; 2Co 5:10.

b. According to the knowledge possessed by them. Lu 12:47,48.

c. Increased by neglect of privileges. Mt 11:21-24; Lu 10:13-15.

d. Without mitigation. Lu 16:23-26.

e. Accompanied by remorse. Isa 66:24; Mr 9:44.

11. No combination avails against. Pr 11:21.

12. Deferred, emboldens them in sin. Ec 8:11.

13. Should be a warning to others. Nu 26:10; 1Co 10:6-11; Jude 1:7.

14. Consummated at the day of judgment. Mt 25:31,46; Ro 2:5,16; 2Pe 2:9.