Chapter # 10 Paragraph # 2 Study # 5
April 21, 2009
Lincolnton, N.C.

<490> Thesis: Heart faith and mouth confession inexorably lead to ultimate vindication. Introduction: The worst case scenario for a human being involves the first few minutes of post-death experience if that experience proves to be the opposite of what has been expected in the pre-death life. It is this ultimate experience toward which Paul points in his explanation of "the righteousness which is by faith" as he quotes from Isaiah 28:16 again. If we consider the plethora of religions in the world and the universality of human death, we have this reality: either no one is going to be "ashamed", or most people are going to be. And, according to the way Paul put this together, there are few, if any, things that are going to be "worse" than dying and discovering that the reality is by far worse than the fear. Thus, he promised through Isaiah that for the one who embraced his Gospel there is no such thing as being proven wrong by the final experience. This evening we are going to look into this again.