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"After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast
multitude in heaven, shouting: Hallelujah! Salvation, glory,
and power belong to our God, because His judgments are
true and righteous! And again they shouted: Hallelujah!
The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever!" Rev. 19:1-3

None were so compassionate as the saints when on earth,
during the time of God's patience. But now that time is at
an end. Their compassion for the ungodly is swallowed in
joy in the Mediator's glory, and His executing just judgment,
by which His enemies are made His footstool.

Though, when on earth, the righteous man wept in secret
places for their pride, and because they would not hear; yet
"The righteous will rejoice when he sees the retribution;
he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked." Ps. 58:10

No pity shall then be shown them from their nearest relations.
The godly wife shall applaud the justice of the Judge, in the
condemnation of her ungodly husband! The godly husband
shall say Amen! to the condemnation of her who lay in his
bosom. The godly parents shall say Hallelujah! at the
passing of the sentence against their ungodly child. And the
godly child shall, from the bottom of his heart, approve the
condemnation of his wicked parents—the father who begat
him, and the mother who bore him.

"Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the
roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!" Revelation 19:6

(Thomas Boston, "Human Nature in its Fourfold State")


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 Re: Hallelujah!

Viewing hell from heaven!


The righteous in heaven will be quite satisfied
with the damnation of the lost.

I used to think that if I could see the lost in hell,
surely I must weep for them.

Could I hear their horrid wailings, and see the dreadful
contortions of their anguish, surely I must pity them.

But there is no such sentiment as that known in heaven.

The believer shall be there so satisfied with all of God's will,
that he will quite forget the lost, in the idea that God has done
it for the best, that even their loss has been their own fault,
and that God is infinitely just in it.

If my parents could see me in hell they would not have a tear to
shed for me, though they were in heaven, for they would say,
"It is only just, great God; and your justice must be magnified,
as well as your mercy;" and moreover, they would feel that God
was so much above his creatures that they would be satisfied to
see those creatures crushed if it might increase God's glory.

Oh! in heaven I believe we shall think rightly of "men".
Here "men" seem great things to us; but in heaven they will
seem no more than a few creeping insects that are swept
away in ploughing a field for harvest.

From heaven's viewpoint, "men" will appear no more than a
tiny handful of dust, or like some nest of wasps that ought
to be exterminated for the injury they have done.

"Men" will appear such little things when we sit on high with God,
and look down on the nations of the earth as "grasshoppers",
and "count the isles as very little things."


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Hanging over the brink of the bottomless pit!

(J. C. Ryle)

And they said to the mountains and to the rocks,
"Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One
seated on the throne and from the wrath of the
Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has
come! And who is able to stand?" Revel. 6:16-17

Life is uncertain!

Time is short!

Eternity is near!

Judgment is sure!

Sudden death to the converted sinner, is sudden glory.

Sudden death to the unconverted sinner, is sudden hell.

Unconverted reader! Your danger is far greater
than I can describe!

There is but a step between you and the worm
which never dies, and the fire which is never
quenched! You are literally hanging over the
brink of the bottomless pit!

Escape for your life!

Flee from the wrath to come!


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The very thought is horror!

(Henry Law, "Psalms")

"Don't let me suffer the fate of sinners." Ps. 26:9

There is a bundle of tares that shall be burned.

Hell is no fiction!

The very thought is horror!

What must be the dreadful reality!


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I am in agony in this fire!

(J. A. James, "The Practical Believer Delineated" 1852)

The rich man called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on
me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water
and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire!'
But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime
you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad
things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony!'
Luke 16:24-25

It is a grievous fact that many an ungodly sinner walks in
a flowery path to perdition--and goes merrily to his eternal
ruin. It is, on the contrary, as certain that many a godly
Christian travels by a rough and toilsome road to heaven
--and ascends to glory amid many tears. Our Divine Lord
has set forth this in the most solemn of his parables--the
rich man and Lazarus. If we looked only at the outward
and earthly condition of these two men, we would say
one is the type of all that is felicitous; while the other
is the type of all that is miserable.

But who that looks upon their eternal abode, would not a
thousand times rather be Lazarus with his poverty, sores,
and beggary, feeding at the rich man's gate upon the crumbs
which fell from his table--than the wealthy possessor of the
mansion, with his purple and fine linen and daily luxurious
living! Look up at the one who has dropped all his poverty,
borne by angels to Abraham's bosom! And then look down
upon the other, stripped of his splendid garments, deprived
of his luxurious living, and from the midst of his torment
begging for a drop of water to cool his parched tongue--and
there see the end and outcome of 'sanctified poverty' and of
'unsanctified wealth'.


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The torments in hell are manifold

by Thomas Boston-

Suppose the case that a man had, at one and the same
time in his body, all the various diseases and pains of
mankind-- the torment of such a man would be but
light in comparison of the torments of the damned.

For, as in hell there is an absence of all that is good and
desirable, so there is the confluence of all evils there;
since all the effects of sin and of the curse take their place
in it, after the last judgment--
'And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.'

There they will find a prison a prison they can never
escape out of; a lake of fire, where they will ever
swimming and burning; a pit, whereof they will never
find a bottom.
The worm that never dies, shall forever feed
on them, as on bodies which are interred;
the fire that is not quenched shall devour them,
as dead bodies which are burned.

Their eyes shall be kept in blackness of darkness,
without the least comfortable gleam of light;
their ears filled with frightful yellings of the infernal crew.

They shall taste nothing but the sharpness of God's wrath,
the dregs of the cup of His fury.
The stench of the burning lake of brimstone will be the
smell there; and they shall feel extreme pains there.


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