The Righteous and the Wicked

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that only those who are justified by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Spirit of our God are truly righteous in His sight; while all who continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse; and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting faithfulness of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in the lake of fire.

Malachi 3:18; Genesis 18:23; Romans 6:1718; 1 John 5:19; Romans 7:6; 6:23; Proverbs 14:32; Luke 16:25; Matthew 25:3441; John 8:21; Revelation 20:1415