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II. Are There Any Sinners In Hell Today?

A. Are Sinners Reserved For The Day Of Judgment?

2 Peter 2:
    9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

Job 21:
    29 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,
    30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

2 Peter 3:
    7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

Revelation 20:
    5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
    13 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 judged every man according to their works.

TEXT OF INTEREST

Genesis 2:
    17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

NOTE:
    Margin reads “Dying thou shalt die.” This is more accurate because as the record of Adam and Eve shows they didn’t die instantly, rather, when they sinned the process of dying began.
    If wicked man in any shape or form lives in hell fire, is this death? God said, “thou shalt surely die.”
    Death is what reserves the wicked until the Day of Judgment.


John 5:
    28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
    29 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.

Jude 1:
    6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

2 Peter 2:
    4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Acts 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.

Psalms 37:
    38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

Isaiah 1:
    28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed.

NOTE:
    The last two texts indicate that the wicked are reserved and then destroyed together.

B. When Is Judgment Pronounced On The Sinners?

Matthew 25:
    31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
    32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
    41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
    46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

2 Timothy 4:
    1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

John 12:
    48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Matthew 16:
    27 For 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.

Revelation 22:
    12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Matthew 13:
    39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
    40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

NOTE:
    When Christ comes He brings His reward with Him to give to every man according to his works or deeds.
    It is at His coming, at the end of the world, that judgment is pronounced: everlasting punishment (eternal death) for the sinners and life (eternal life) for the righteous.

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