men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they
follow after. 1 Tim. 5:24.
The work of the investigative judgment and the blotting out of sins is to
be accomplished before the second advent of the Lord. Since the dead are to
be judged out of the things written in the books, it is impossible that the
sins of men should be blotted out until after the judgment at which their
cases are to be investigated. . . . When the investigative judgment closes,
Christ will come, and His reward will be with Him to give to every man as
his work shall be.
to be judged according to the things written in the books, and to be rewarded
as their works have been. This judgment does not take place at death.
typical service the high priest, having made the atonement for Israel, came
forth and blessed the congregation. So Christ, at the close of His work as
mediator, will appear, "without sin unto salvation," to bless His
waiting people with eternal life. As the priest, in removing the sins from
the sanctuary, confessed them upon the head of the scapegoat, so Christ will
place all these sins upon Satan, the originator and instigator of sin. The
scapegoat, bearing the sins of Israel, was sent away "unto a land not
inhabited;" so Satan, bearing the guilt of all the sins which he has
caused God's people to commit, will be for a thousand years confined to the
earth, which will then be desolate, without inhabitant, and he will at last
suffer the full penalty of sin in the fires that shall destroy all the wicked.
yes, only a few, of the vast number who people the earth will be saved unto
life eternal, while the masses who have not perfected their souls in obeying
the truth will be appointed to the second death.
sins of penitent believers are being removed from the sanctuary, there is
to be a special work of purification, of putting away of sin, among God's
people upon earth.
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