[b]The Exceeding Sinfulness of Sin[/b]
[i](Without Hope and Without God in the World)
by Greg Gordon[/i]
A message showing the measureless depth and evil of sin
WHAT IS THE TRUE EVIL OF SIN
The old puritan Thomas Boston stated once: Learn the evil of sin. Sin is rebellion against God. Sin is opposition to God. Websters Dictionary states sin as: Any voluntary transgression of the divine law, or violation of a divine command; a wicked act; iniquity. A man enormously wicked. Never has society at large had a lower estimation of the great sinfulness of sin. The Apostle Paul did when he wrote: that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.
Why is it that people can become emotionally and morally indignant over poverty and exploitation and prejudice and the injustice of man against man and yet feel little or no remorse or indignation that God is so belittled? Its because of sin. That is what sin is. Sin is esteeming and valuing and honoring and enjoying man and his creations above God. So even our man-centered anger at the hurt of sin is part of sin. God is marginal in human life. That is our sin! Our condition!
Sin is an abhorrence to a Holy God.
Sin is a crime against God Himself.
Sin is a revolver in the face of God.
Sin is an infinite evil.
Sin is the ultimate outrage in the universe.
Sin blasphemes God.
Sin is the dare of God's justice.
Sin is the rape of His mercy.
Sin is the jeer of His patience.
Sin is the slight of His power.
Sin is the contempt of His love!
Sin is the glory of God is not honored.
Sin is the holiness of God is not reverenced.
Sin is the greatness of God is not admired.
Sin is the power of God is not praised.
Sin is the truth of God is not sought.
Sin is the wisdom of God is not esteemed.
Sin is the beauty of God is not treasured.
Sin is the goodness of God is not savored.
Sin is the faithfulness of God is not trusted.
Sin is the promises of God are not relied upon.
Sin is the commandments of God are not obeyed.
Sin is the justice of God is not respected.
Sin is the wrath of God is not feared.
Sin is the grace of God is not cherished.
Sin is the presence of God is not prized.
Sin is the person of God is not loved.
Sin is the disregarding of God.
Sin is the disbelieving of God.
Sin is the disobeying of God.
Sin is the dishonoring of God.
Sin digs every grave.
Sin wrings out every sigh and wail.
Sin is the worst of all evils.
God calls it horrible and abominable.
He hates sin with infinite loathing.
Sin is unspeakably hateful.
Godly men in every age lament it.
Sin is men hating God's love.
Sin is men's rejecting of God's Son.
Sin is falling short of God's glory.
Sin is willful rebellion to God's laws.
Sin debases the soul of man.
Sin makes men like devils.
Sin defiles and pollutes the soul of man.
Sin renders the soul most unlike God.
Sin robs the soul of the image of God.
Sin drowned the whole world in a flood.
Sin caused fire to come on sodom.
Sin made 1000's of men fall in the wilderness.
Sin cast mankind out of paradise.
Sin brought disease, toil, care, war and pestilence.
Sin crucified the Lord of glory.
Sin brings the judgment of God.
Sin is a daring rebellion against the majesty of heaven.
Sin (if possible) would pluck God from His throne!
Sin made angels of light into demons.
Sin is pride.
Sin is envy.
Sin is murder.
Sin is murmuring.
Sin is uncleanness.
Sin is fornication.
Sin is adultery.
Sin is every abomination hateful to God.
Sin is idolatry.
Sin is a deadly poison.
Sin is exceeding dear to us.
Sin is our un-legitimate bed companion.
Sin is our love and admiration.
Sin is our food and drink.
Sin is what many live for!
Sin is the despising of Jesus Christ.
Sin is a monster.
Sin is a defiance of God to his face.
Sin is a stabbing of God.
Sin is a hideous thing.
Sin is an unnatural wickedness.
Sin should be horrible to the mind of man.
Sin is men hating God.
Sin is a killing of God.
Sin is the shout: Crucify Him! Crucify Him!
Sin lights the flames of hell.
Sin deserves everlasting damnation!
A ETERNAL HELL WITHOUT END!
God's presence is infinite; His power is infinite; His nature is infinite; His existence is infinite; and so to sin against Him must be an infinite insult and wrong. Sin is an infinite evil. Sin is that abominable thing which He hates. He hates sin with infinite loathing. A very strong picture of sin is seen in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Horatius Bonar said this: Oh, what a revelation! Man hating God--and hating most, when God is loving most! Man acting as a devil--and taking the devil's side against God! The cross, then, was the public declaration of man's hatred of God, man's rejection of His Son, and man's avowal of his belief that he needs no Savior! Hell is eternal because men's sin is against an eternal God.
Hell is the refuse dump of the world.
Hell is the mad house of the universe.
Nothing is more terrible, more fierce.
Hell is eternal and unending.
Hell is full of Christ haters.
Hell is a place for those who walk contrary to God.
Hell is a place for those that break God's commandments.
There are a million ways into hell and no way out!
In hell they say, the harvest is past, the summer is ended and we are not saved.
Hell is greedy for souls.
Hell is a place for pleasure seeking hedonists.
In Hell the punishment is most severe.
Hell is a place of burning.
Hell is a place of Abiding Wrath
Hell is a place of Blackness of Darkness Forever
Hell is a place of Crying
Hell is a place of Damnation
Hell is a place of Everlasting Punishment
Hell is a place of Filthiness
Hell is a place of Gloom
Hell is a place of Hopelessness
Hell is a place of Indignation
Hell is a place of Judgement
Hell is a place of the Lake Of Fire
Hell is a place of Memory
Hell is a place of No Rest
Hell is a place of Oblivion
Hell is a place of Pain
Hell is a place of Retribution
Hell is a place of Shame
Hell is a place of Thirstiness
Hell is a place of Ungodliness
Hell is a place of Vengeance
Hell is a place of Woe
Hell is a place of Exclusion
Hell is a place of Yearning
In Hell there is no hope.
In Hell you are lost forever.
Hell is with all the most wicked men of all creation.
Hell never ends.
There is no peace in Hell.
There is no break in Hell.
There is no end to misery in Hell.
There is no gospel preacher in Hell.
There will never be any salvation in Hell.
Hell is the full wrath of God unhindered.
Hell is the anger of God against sinners.
Hell is the justice of God.
Hell is in the presence of the Lamb.
Hell is public disgrace.
Hell is full with good intentions.
Hell is full of good people.
In Hell there is no death.
In Hell there is no rest.
In Hell there is no peace.
In Hell there is no pleasure.
In Hell there is no happiness.
In Hell there is no joy.
In Hell there is no love.
In Hell there is no self-control.
In Hell there is no glory.
There will never be sermons in Hell.
There will never be hymns in Hell.
There will never be prayers in Hell.
There will never be souls saved in Hell.
There will never be worship of God in Hell.
There are no Bibles in Hell.
In Hell there are no second chances.
In Hell there is no mercy.
In Hell there are no opportunities.
In Hell there is no grace.
In Hell there is only pain and suffering.
After one hundred years Hell will be the same.
After one thousand years Hell will be the same.
After one million years Hell will be the same.
After one billion years Hell will be the same.
After one trillion years Hell will be the same.
Hell is never-ending.
Hell is eternal.
LAST WORDS OF FAMOUS MEN
"The most dreadful torment of the lost, in fact that which constitutes their state of torment, will be this coming to themselves, when too late for repentance." -H. Alford
Here are the testimonies of people when they came to die, who realized they were damned:
TALLEYRAND PERIGORD: "I am suffering the pangs of the damned."
SIR THOMAS SCOTT: "Until this moment I believed that there was neither a God nor a hell. Now I know and feel there are both and I am doomed to perdition by the just judgement of the Almighty."
THOMAS PAINE: "I would give worlds, if I had them, if the 'Age of Reason' had never been published. O Lord, help me! Christ, help me! Stay with me! It is hell to be left alone!"
VOLTAIRE: "I am abandoned by God and man! I shall go to hell! O Christ! O Jesus Christ!
CHARLES IX, KING OF FRANCE: "What blood, what evil counsels have I followed! I am lost; I see it well!"
HOBBES: "I say again, if I had the whole world to dispose of, I would give it to live one day. I am about to take a leap in the dark!"
GIBBON: "All is now lost, finally, irrecoverably lost, All is dark and doubtful!"
QUEEN ELIZABETH: "All my possessions but for a moment of time!"
SIR THOMAS SMITH: "It is lamentable that men consider not for what end they are born into the world till they are ready to go out of it."
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE: "I died before my time, and my body will be given back to the earth to become food for the worms. Such is the fate of him who has been called the great Napoleon. What an abyss lies between my deep misery and the eternal kingdom of Christ!"
THE SAVIOURS CRY FROM THE BOOK OF MATTHEW
The warnings of Christ are many! He does not relent in his crying out of the sober truth of judgement and hell. Will we stop our own ears to hear of these things? Will we heap to ourselves books, teachers and churches that will tickle our ears of good things? Hear the weight of the testimony of God in the gospel of Matthew. Christ preached more about hell then heaven. "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth no the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:36).
For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of God. -Matthew 5:20
...but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. -Matthew 5:22
Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. -Matthew 7:14
Every tree that beareth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. -Matthew 7:19
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. -Matthew 8:12
He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. -Matthew 10:39
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not. -Matthew 11:20
And thou Capernaum which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell. -Matthew 11:23
But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gommorah in the day of judgement, then for thee. -Matthew 11:24
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad. -Matthew 12:30
But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. -Matthew 12:36
...evil and adulterous generation. -Matthew 12:39
Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. -Matthew 12:45
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. -Matthew 13:42
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. -Matthew 13:50
Ye hypocrites... -Matthew 15:7
...wicked and adulterous generation. -Matthew 16:4
For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? -Matthew 16:26
O faithless and perverse generation. -Matthew 17:17
...ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 18:3
...it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. -Matthew 18:8
...be cast into hell fire. -Matthew 18:9
...a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 19:23
...for many are called but few chosen. -Matthew 20:16
...the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. -Matthew 21:31
Cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. -Matthew 22:13
...but few are chosen. -Matthew 22:14
...Ye do err, not knowing not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. -Matthew 22:29
For ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. -Matthew 23:13
Ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. -Matthew 23:15
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers how can ye escape the damnation of hell? -Matthew 23:33
...there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. -Matthew 24:51
...I know you not. -Matthew 25:12
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. -Matthew 25:30
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. -Matthew 25:41
...into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. -Matthew 25:46
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon