This post was originally titled “Two Places on This Earth, Spiritually Speaking.”
The two places in this table (inside and outside the kingdom of God) roughly correspond to Two Kinds of People in This Age, Spiritually Speaking. For example, this table would include references to the place “outside” (e.g. Luke 13:25, 28) while that table would include references to the people who are “outside” (e.g. Colossians 4:5). Sometimes the difference can be subtle or even immaterial. In such cases, the two tables are talking about practically the same thing.
Two States on This Earth, Spiritually Speaking
|Outside the Kingdom of God||Inside the Kingdom of God|
|In a state of...|
In a state that is...
|Matthew 3:12||but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire||He will gather His wheat into the barn,|
|Matthew 7:13-14||for the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it||Enter through the narrow gate
For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
|Matthew 7:15-23||Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.|
"I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.
|will enter the kingdom of heaven|
|Matthew 8:10-12||cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth||recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven|
|Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43||First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up...throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.||but gather the wheat into my barn...Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father|
|Matthew 18:8||the eternal fire||life|
|Matthew 18:9||the fiery hell||life|
|Matthew 22:1-14||Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth||the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests (acc. to the NASB "dinner guests" can be translated "those reclining at the table")|
|Matthew 24:45-51||a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth||in charge of all his possessions|
|Matthew 25:1-13||outside the shut door||with the bridegroom in the wedding feast|
|Matthew 25:14-30||the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth||'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'|
|Matthew 25:31-46||...the goats on the left...Depart from Me, accursed ones...the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels...eternal punishment||...the sheep on His right...Come, you who are blessed...inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world...the righteous into eternal life|
|Mark 9:43||hell, the unquenchable fire||life|
|Mark 9:45||hell||the kingdom of God|
|Luke 3:17||but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire||to gather the wheat into His barn;|
|Luke 13:23-30||stand outside...I do not know where you are from...DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS....In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth...thrown out|
stand(ing) outside, cast out
|recline at the table in the kingdom of God|
|John 3:36||...but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.||He who believes in the Son has eternal life...|
|John 5:24||judgment, death||life, eternal life|
|John 15:5, 6||"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned."||"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."|
|Romans 2:7-8||wrath and indignation||eternal life|
|Romans 2:9-10||tribulation and distress||glory and honor and peace|
separated from Christ
|Romans 14:17||righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit|
|Galatians 5:4||severed from Christ|
fallen from grace
|1 Thessalonians 5:9||wrath||salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ|
|2 Thessalonians 1:9-10||penalty|
away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power
|when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed|
|Hebrews 6:7-8||...(ground that) yields thorns and thistles, |
it is worthless and close to being cursed,
and it ends up being burned.
|ground that drinks the rain that often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God;|
|James 1:22||merely hearers (of the word) who delude themselves||dooers of the word|
|James 1:25||a forgetful hearer||an effectual doer|
|Jude 1:21, 23||the fire||eternal life|
|1 John 3:14||death||life|
|Revelation 21:2, 8||But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death||And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband|
|Revelation 22:10-15||"Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; |
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
|and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy."
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
|Psalm 1:1-6||they are like chaff which the wind drives away.||Blessed
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
Psalm 91:1 KJV
|the secret place of the Most High, the shadow of the Almighty|
|Psalm 91:9||my refuge, my dwelling place|
|Jeremiah 17:5-8||he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when prosperity comes, |
But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
A land of salt without inhabitant.
|he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.|