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[b]A private back door to hell[/b]

(Thomas Watson, "The Mischief of Sin")

"Can anyone hide in secret places so that I
cannot see him? Do not I fill heaven and
earth? declares the Lord." Jeremiah 23:24

Let me not only speak to scandalous sinners,
who seem to have 'damnation' written upon
their foreheads—but to secret sinners.

"Cursed is he who makes an idol and puts it
in a secret place." Deuteronomy 27:15. Some
of the Jews would not be seen openly bowing
to an idol—but they would put it in their closet
or some other secret place and there worship it.

There are many in like manner who will not
sin on the balcony, or be like Absalom and
sin in the sight of all Israel, 2 Samuel 16:22.
But they shut up their windows, and commit
their sin in secret. They have a private back
door to hell—which nobody knows of!

Perhaps they live in secret adultery, or secret
envy and malice, or secret neglect of duty. God
knows that they are living in secret sins. What
an aggravation of sin is this! These desperate,
heaven-daring sinners, though they see the
flaming sword of God's justice before them,
resolvedly venture on in sin!

"I have been watching!" declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 7:11

"I have seen your detestable acts! Woe to you!
How long will you be unclean?" Jeremiah 13:27


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 Re: A private back door to hell -watson

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But they shut up their windows, and commit
their sin in secret. They have a private back
door to hell—which nobody knows of!

what a scary thought.
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These desperate,
heaven-daring sinners, though they see the
flaming sword of God's justice before them,
resolvedly venture on in sin!

brother we have lost the fear of God in our lives. WE DON'T FEAR GOD. throughout the old testament, God is constantly telling israel to fear the LORD or that they have forsaken God and not feared Him.

when will we learn that " The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding".(Proverbs 9:10)

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brother we have lost the fear of God in our lives. WE DON'T FEAR GOD. throughout the old testament, God is constantly telling israel to fear the LORD or that they have forsaken God and not feared Him.


Lord, send the "fear of God" back into your church!


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