Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Depth of The Evil of Sin

If the death of Christ was that which satisfied God for our sins, then there is infinite evil in sin, since it could be not expiated but by an infinite atonement.

Fools make a mock at sin, and there are few who are duly sensible of its evil. But certainly, if God should exact the full penalty of you, your eternal sufferings could not satisfy for the evil there is in one vain thought. You may think it severe, that God should subject His creatures to everlasting sufferings for sin; but when you have well considered that the Being against whom you sin is the infinitely blessed God, and how God dealt with the angels that fell, you will change your mind.
Oh the depth of the evil of sin! If ever you wish to see how great and horrible an evil sin is, measure it in your thoughts, either by the infinite holiness and excellency of God, who is wronged by it; or by the infinite sufferings of Christ, who died to atone for it and then you will have deeper apprehensions of its enormity.
[John Flavel]
Jude 1:6 ... And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Isaiah 53:4-5 ... Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Romans 5:10-11 ... For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Matthew 25:46 ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.