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 These Gergesites had rather lose Christ, than lose their porkers -brooks


[b]These Gergesites had rather lose
Christ, than lose their porkers[/b]

(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity,
or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)
"When they saw Him, they pleaded with Him to leave
their region." Matthew 8:34

A man bewitched with the world will prefer the most base
and contemptible things, before the Lord Jesus Christ. He will,
with the Gergesenes, prefer his swine before a Savior,
Matthew 8:28-34. When they saw what a sad market their
hogs were brought to, they desired Christ to depart out of
their country. These Gergesites had rather lose Christ,
than lose their porkers. They had rather that the devil
should possess their souls--than that Jesus should drown
their pigs. They prefer their swine, before their salvation!
They present a wretched petition for their own damnation;
they pleaded with Him to leave their region. Though there is
no misery, no plague, no curse, no wrath, no hell--compared
to Christ's departure from a people; yet men bewitched with
the world will desire this. "When they saw Him, they pleaded
with Him to leave their region." Matthew 8:34


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 Re: These Gergesites had rather lose Christ, than lose their porkers -brooks

this part in the bible always makes me think of that these people loved their "world" their possessions so much the told the son of God to go away.... and they lost eternal life because of some earthly possession witch they loved...

don't remember who said it but -i hold everything in this world whit a very loose hand so i can drop instantly if the master calls me...


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 Re: These Gergesites had rather lose Christ, than lose their porkers -brooks

It would appear that little has changed since then.

People still tell Christ to go away.

They would rather be left in damnation, with their miserable empty lives that will consign them to hell.

People need to be turned from the power of satan to Christ.

It will happen.

God bless

 2007/3/17 4:36Profile





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