In No Wise

"And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward" (Matthew 10:42).

This little phrase "in no wise" is a translation of two single-syllable Greek words, which in effect become a double negative, stressing that the thing mentioned will absolutely never occur. The expression is also sometimes translated "in no case," "by no means," or "not at all." It is therefore very instructive to notice a few such items, which can never ever happen.

For example, as our text says, any small kindness, done in the name of Christ or one of his followers, will never go unrewarded. Jesus even said, "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God |like| a little child shall in no wise enter therein" (Luke 18:17). But He also said: "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out" (John 6:37). Both His warnings and His assurances are pointedly positive! Mere outward righteousness will never suffice. "Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees," He said, "ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:20).

For those who do come to Him, however, He promises that "I will never |that is, "never in any case whatever"| leave thee, nor forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5). And as far as the Scriptures are concerned, He has said that "one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled" (Matthew 5:18).

Finally, when the holy city comes down out of heaven, and the eternal ages begin, "there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, . . . but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life" (Revelation 21:27). HMM

The Latest
TESTIMONIALS
A Firm Foundation
Hello, I’m Don Barber, Director of Enterprise Technology at ICR. After serving here in a variety of roles for many years, I’m so glad to...

NEWS
Data Leads to Correct Post-Flood Boundary
For decades, creation scientists have debated the level at which the Flood ended in the rock record. In the past, many have based their conclusions...

NEWS
More Problems with Iconic Milankovitch Paper
Secular scientists have a difficult time explaining an Ice Age, even though there is strong geological evidence that one occurred. In fact, creation...

NEWS
More Evidence Lucy Was Just an Ape
Certain evolutionary scientists have talked of Lucy since the 1970s as a supposed ape-like ancestor of humans. It’s probably the world’s...

NEWS
Sixtymile Formation Part of Genesis Flood
For many decades, creation scientists have included the Sixtymile Formation in Grand Canyon as part of the Sauk Megasequence that marks the onset of...