Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Spiritual Doctrine of Hell

O brethren, if you want to measure the deep horrors of the lost, you must measure them by the cross of Christ!  It is His groans, His tears, His cries which  best tell what Hell means! Your breaking heart, Lord Jesus, Your flowing blood Your death-cry of 'My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?', these are the things that say to me more than anything else, 'There is a dreadful judgment to come upon the sinner for his sins!'
He who  hurled the angels from Heaven to Hell, and drowned the ancient world, and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,  has still power to smite! Oh, do not rouse my God to anger. Will you count His patience to be indifference? Because He still lengthens out the time of grace, will you presume on it? 'Escape for your life! Flee from the wrath to come!'
[Archibald Brown]

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2 Peter 2:4-9 ... For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;  And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
Matthew 10:28 ... And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Luke 21:36 ... Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.