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 cast into a fiery oven! edwards

Imagine yourself to be cast into a fiery oven!
(The following is from Jonathan Edwards)

"Can your heart endure, or can your hands be
strong in the days that I shall deal with you?
I the Lord save spoken it, and will do it." Ezekiel 22:14

Imagine yourself to be cast into a fiery oven,
or into a great furnace, where your pain would
be as much greater than that occasioned by
accidentally touching a coal of fire, as the
heat is greater. Imagine also that your body
were to lie there for a quarter of an hour, all
the while full of quick sense. What horror would
you feel at the entrance of such a furnace!

And how long would that quarter of an hour seem
to you! And after you had endured it for one minute,
how overbearing would it be to you to think that
you had it to endure the other fourteen minutes!

But what would be the effect on your soul,
if you knew you must lie there enduring that
torment to the full for twenty four hours!

And how much greater would be the effect, if
you knew you must endure it for a whole year!

And how vastly greater still, if you knew
you must endure it for a thousand years!

O then, how would your heart sink, if you
thought, if you knew, that you must bear
it forever and ever! That there would be
no end!

That after millions of millions of ages, your
torment would be no nearer to an end, than
ever it was; and that you never, never
would be delivered!

If you are not a true Christian, your torment
in hell will be immensely greater than this
illustration represents!

How then will the heart of a poor creature
sink under it! How utterly inexpressible and
inconceivable must the sinking of the soul
be in such a case!

Whoever you are, whether young or old,
little or great, if you are in a Christless,
unconverted state, this is the wrath to
which you are condemned. This is the
wrath that abides on you. This is the hell
over which you hang, and into which you
are ready to drop every day and every night.

You may effectually escape these dreadful
and awful torments. Be entreated to flee and
embrace him who came into the world for the
very end of saving sinners from these torments,
and who has paid the whole debt due.

You are exposed to eternal punishment, but
there is a Savior provided, who is able and who
freely offers to save you from that punishment.

Justice is fully satisfied in Christ. All who
believe are accepted and justified in him.
Therefore believe in him, come to him, commit
your souls to him to be saved by him. In him
you shall be safe from the eternal torments of hell.

Nor is that all: but through him you shall inherit
inconceivable blessedness and glory, which will
be of eternal duration with the torments of hell.
For, as at the last day the wicked shall go away
into everlasting punishment, so shall the righteous,
or those who trust in Christ, go into eternal life.

"Can your heart endure, or can your hands be
strong in the days that I shall deal with you?
I the Lord save spoken it, and will do it." Ezekiel 22:14


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 2007/2/16 7:04Profile
hmmhmm
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 Re: cast into a fiery oven! edwards

Quote:

hmmhmm wrote:
If you are not a true Christian, your torment
in hell will be immensely greater than this
illustration represents!


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