Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sinner Beware! An exerpt from Sinners of an Angry God by: Jonathon Edwards

"Now, what significance does this have to do with our daily lives?
Perhaps this awful subject may awaken those who remain unconverted in the church, for what you have read is the case of everyone is out of Christ.
If you are not a child of God, that world of misery, that lake of burning brimstone, is extended abroad under you.
Below you is the dreadful pit of the glowing flames of the wrath of God; hell's mouth is gaping wide open; and you have nothing to stand upon, nor anything to take hold of.
There is nothing between you and hell except the air; it is the only power and mere pleasure of God that holds you up.
You probably are not aware of this, for although you find you are kept out of hell, you do not see the hand of God in it.
Instead, you attribute your current state to other things, such as the health of your body, your care of your own life, and the means you use for your own perservation.
But, indeed, these things are nothing; if God should withdraw His hand, they would avail no more to keep you from falling than the thin air can hold up a person who is suspended in it.
Your wickedness makes you heavy as lead; it drives you down, with great weight and pressure, toward hell.
And if God were to let you go, you would immediately sink and swiftly descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf.
At that moment, you will see that your health, your own care and prudence, your best contrivance, and all your righteousness, have no more influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell, than a spider's web has to stop a falling rock.
Were it not for the sovereign pleasure of God, the earth would not bear you for one moment, for you are a burden to it.
The creation groans with you, 'for we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together' (Romans 8:22); creation is unwilling made subject to the bondage of your corruption."

This sermon continues on, but I am not going to put the rest down.
Go and buy the book "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by; Jonothan Edwards.
You see this sermon was for those who were in the church that Jonathan Edwards pastored.

He saw the desperation of the time.
When men and women grew cold in their walk with Christ.
He knew in his heart that not all of those in his congregation that claimed to be Christian were saved.
That same scenario goes on every Sunday in our churches.
There are countless lost people sitting in pews every Sunday thinking they are on their way to heaven.
They are decieved!
Unless you repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ you cannot be saved!
All the serving and helping is not going to get you into heaven.
If you were told after holding a pastors hand, praying a prayer or doing the every eye closed thing that you were saved.
And yet have no change in your life and have no desire to go out and proclaim the name of Jesus, you better seek God!
Unless you call on the name of Jesus and repent of your ways you may very well be decieved into thinking you are going to heaven.
Please check your heart, ask God to show you if you meant what you said, or if you just did what you were told and believed a man instead of God!

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