Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meditate upon Hell

"Heaven is a place where all is joyful; and Hell is a place where all is doleful.

In Heaven-there is nothing but happiness; but in Hell-there is nothing but heaviness!

'The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God.' Psalm 9:17
Mark, sirs-the wicked shall be turned into hell.

Oh, dreadful place-where the devil is the jailer!

Hell is the prison, damnation is the punishment, eternity is the duration, brimstone is the fire, and men and devils are the fuel!

To endure this will be intolerable; and to avoid it will be impossible!

This is the day of God's long-suffering; that will be the day of man's long-suffering! There they will suffer: pain without ease, torment without end, sorrow without support, and misery without mercy!

Sirs! Meditate upon Hell!

Oh, what hells are there in Hell! Hell is:
the loss of God,
the loss of Christ,
the loss of all good!

Endless, ceaseless, and remediless torments must be their eternal portion!

Oh, that you would often think of Hell!

Oh, sirs! let us go to Hell by contemplation,
that we may never go to Hell by condemnation!

Oh sirs! Meditate upon Hell!" (William Dyer)

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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