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A sinner who is stupid and hardened is near destruction

The more stupid and hardened the sinner is the nearer to destruction. Thus was it with the inhabitants of the old world. They never were more thoughtless than just before the flood came. It came when they least expected it. They knew not until the flood came. Never was Sodom more stupid than the very night before it was destroyed. The preaching of Lot seemed like an idle tale. They were doubtless making themselves merry with it until the very moment, when the flames of hell took hold of them. Thus it was with the rich fool. He sang the requiem to himself, “Soul, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.”

And thus it was with all who have gone to hell from under the light of the gospel. They cried “peace and safety” until they were lost. Death came too soon. And they dropped into hell, as into a snare and it closed suddenly upon them. Those sinners are commonly the nearest destruction who think and care the least about it. Hell is truth learned too late. Because there is wrath, beware lest God take thee away with his stroke, and then a great ransom cannot do.

“Stop poor sinner, stop and think- Ere you are aware, You’ll drop into the eternal lake.”

Asahel Nettleton-The Destruction of Hardened Sinners

  1. November 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Sobering thought, as I reflect on some people who apostated.

    • November 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      We all have encountered some who looked regenerate from the outside, but later fell away never to return to the faith.

  2. Red
    November 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Reblogged this on Old Guys Abandoning to Jesus.

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