[b]The hypocrite's hope[/b](Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 1667)"For what hope do the godless have, when God cuts them off and takes away their life?" Job 27:8 "When the wicked die, their hopes all perish." Prov. 11:7That assurance is but presumption, which allows men . . . to play with sin, to be bold with sin, to make light of sin, to walk on in ways of sin. Such 'assurance' will never bring a man to heaven; it will never keep him from dropping into hell; yes, it will double his damnation, and make him the most miserable among all damned, wretched, forlorn spirits."So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish." Job 8:13Ah, Lord! from such false hopes deliver my soul; and give me more and more of that divine hope which makes sin to be more hateful than hell.
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