The Destiny of the Wicked Bible Quiz

Check your knowledge about the destiny of the wicked

  1. WHAT is the wages of sin? Rom. 6:23.

  2. How will each case be decided? Rev. 20:11-13; 2 Cor. 5:10.

  3. By what means will God destroy sin finally? 2 Peter 3:10; Matt. 13:40-42.

  4. When and how will this take place? Rev. 20:9, 15; Psa. 11:6.

  5. How completely will sin and sinners be destroyed? Mal. 4:1, 3; Psa. 37:10, 20; Nahum 1:9, 10. Note 1.

  6. What becomes of Satan? Ezek. 28:18, 19; 1 Cor. 15:26; Rev. 20:14.

  7. What else will be consumed in the fire that destroys the wicked? 2 Peter 3:10.

  8. Will there be degrees of suffering in the destruction of the wicked? Luke 12:47, 48; Rev. 22:12. Note 2.

  9. Where will both the righteous and wicked be rewarded? Prov. 11:31; Psa. 37:34.

Note 1. - "The sinner invokes, provokes, and invites death. It is certain that the question is not one of purely spiritual death, but if the fact that evil tends toward non-existence, to the violation and suppression of all life. . . . The soul is dependent upon the Creator, it has not an absolute immortality. It is certain that it has been created and constituted with a view to obtaining an eternal life; but it loses the life that is personal to it in the measure in which it becomes a stranger to the truth, to love, and to salvation. It follows that with the progress of sin the soul advances toward the destruction that awaits it in hell; in other terms, toward its death. . . . There is nothing in the Word of God, or in the condition of the kingdom of God, to require the admission of the perpetual existence of the damned, the indestructibility of an individual incapable of becoming holy and happy. . . . The notion of annihilation is evident in the passage which represents death and hell as being cast into the lake burning with fire and brimstone. There, in fact, death and hell cease absolutely to exist. . . . Further, as the first death puts an end to the existence of the body, the analogy implies that the second death is the cessation of the existence of the soul." - Prof Nitzsh in "System of Christian Teaching."

Note 2. - "The wicked receive their recompense in the earth. They 'shall be as stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts.' Some are destroyed as in a moment, while others suffer many days. All are punished 'according to their deeds.' The sins of the righteous having been transferred to Satan, he is made to suffer not only for his own rebellion, but for all the sins which he has caused God's people to commit. His punishment is to be far greater than that of those whom he has deceived. After all have perished who fell by his deceptions, he is still to live and suffer on. In the cleansing flames the wicked are also destroyed, root and branch - Satan the root, his followers the branches. The full penalty of the law has been visited; the demands of justice have been met; and heaven and earth, beholding, declare the righteousness of Jehovah." - E. G. White in "Great Controversy."

Note: This quiz is based on "Fundamentals of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith", 1941, British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Watford, Bible Study No. 11, "Destiny of the Wicked".


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