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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Turned into beasts, birds, stones, trees, or air -brooks

[b]Turned into beasts, birds, stones, trees, or air[/b]

(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity,
or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)

"Our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:29
Chaff and stubble cannot stand before that God, who is
a consuming fire. Oh, how will the ungodly tremble and
quake when the whole frame of heaven and earth shall
break in pieces, and be set in a flame about their ears!
Oh, what trouble of mind,
what horror and terror of conscience,
what weeping and wailing,
what crying and roaring,
what wringing of hands,
what tearing of hair, and
what gnashing of teeth,
will there be among the ungodly in this day--when
they shall see their sins charged upon them on the one
side--and divine justice terrifying them on the other
side! When they shall look upward, and there see an
angry God frowning upon them; and look downward,
and there see hell gaping ready to receive them; and
look inward, and there find conscience accusing and
gnawing of them! When they shall look on their right
hand, and there behold the holy angels standing with
so many flaming swords to keep them out of heaven;
and look on their left hand, and there behold the devil
and his demons ready to drag them down to the lowest
hell! Oh, now how will they wish for the rocks to fall
upon them, and the mountains to cover them! How
will they wish that they had never been born; or that
they might now be unborn! How will they now wish
that their immortal souls were mortal; or that they
might be turned into beasts, birds, stones, trees,
or air--or anything rather than what they are!

Alas! what heart is able to conceive, or what tongue
is able to express--the fear and dread, the horror and
terror, the astonishment and amazement, which will
fall upon all ungodly people in that day!

"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to
receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Thessalonians 5:9

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2007/3/16 1:45Profile

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 Re: Turned into beasts, birds, stones, trees, or air -brooks

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men.

We don't realise how brief our lives really are.

For the ungodly, they don't seem to realise anything, not about God or the day of their own death.

It just seems to be something that happens to someone else.

We cannot imagine the future torment that awaits those who reject what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for them on the cross.

But it does await them. God help them.

God bless.

 2007/3/16 7:06Profile

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