|Isaiah 28:18 |
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18 And your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with hell will not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trodden down by it.2 [From the Word of the Lord within: "Your covenant with death will be removed." Only the power of God can change you to escape Hell after death, and the power of God is only accessed by sitting in humble silence to wait on God as you listen and watch for his spoken words that impart the life of God to you as they are engrafted into your heart. Only those who heed and obey, what the Lord commands them to do, receive salvation. Heb 5:9]
2 The Lord's reply to the lies is: your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with hell will not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trodden down by it. From the Word of the Lord within: "Your covenant with death will be removed. Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believers? It's not fair, but they don't care. God is just beyond measure." God, supposedly ignoring evil in believers, portrays God as unjust, not judging everyone by the same standard: their words and deeds in their life on earth; but God, who would have everyone to be saved, judges all men by the same standard: according to their words and deeds when on earth.
Ambrose Rigge, an Early Quaker, who lived in the kingdom, wrote:
"The messengers of the true gospel say: Christ shall save his people from their sins.
The messengers of the false gospel say: 'Christ shall save from the punishment due to sin, but not from committing sin; which doctrine overthrows the justice of God, who gives to every one according to their deeds.'"