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Question 9: Does not God, then, wrong man by requiring from him in His law, that which he cannot perform?

Answer: Not at all; for God made man capable of performing it1; but man, through the instigation of the devil2, by his own willful disobedience, deprived himself and all his posterity of these gifts3.

1Eph. 4:24, And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

2Gen. 3:13, And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

1Tim. 2:13,14, For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

3Gen. 3:6, And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Rom. 5:12, 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.

Question 10: Will God suffer such disobedience and apostasy to go unpunished?

Answer: By no means; but He is terribly displeased1 with our original as well as actual sins; and will punish them by a just judgment temporally and eternally2, as He hath declared, "Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things, which are written in the book of the law, to do them."3

1Gen. 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.

Rom. 5:12, 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:

2Ps. 50:21; 5:5, These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes. ; The foolish shall not stand in Thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Nah. 1:2, God [is] jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and [is] furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.

Exod. 20:5, Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;

Rom. 1:18, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

Eph. 5:6, Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

3Deut. 27:26, Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words ofthis law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Gal. 3:10, For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Question 11: Is, then, God not also merciful?

Answer: God is indeed merciful1, but He is also just2; therefore His justice requires, that sin which is committed against the most high majesty of God, be also punished with extreme, that is, with everlasting punishment of body and soul.

1Ex. 34:6,7; 20:6, And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].

2Ps. 7:9, Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

Ex. 20:5, Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;

Ex.23:7, Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Ex.34:7, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].

Ps. 5:4, For thou [art] not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

Nah. 1:2,3, God [is] jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and [is] furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.

Na 1:3 The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit [the wicked]: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds [are] the dust of his feet.

 
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