Wednesday, March 29, 2006

 

On Repressing the Fear of the Lord


In this day where sin is so profoundly embedded in the fabric of society we
are in dire need of some fear of God. Jesus is not "our friend" he is our
Lord and saviour, and he will come to judge us in the end. This sentiment
is well expressed in an article by John Linton from the archives of New
Oxford Review:

A classic in the Hell-bound genre of pulpitry is Jonathan Edwards's
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God":

"The wrath of God is like great waters that are dammed for the present;
they increase more and more, and rise higher and higher, till an outlet is
given, and the longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty is
its course, when once it is let loose. 'Tis true, that judgment against
your evil works has not been executed hitherto; the floods of God's
vengeance have been withheld; but your guilt in the meantime is constantly
increasing, and you are every day treasuring up more wrath; the waters are
continually rising and waxing more and more mighty; and there is nothing
but the mere pleasure of God that holds the waters back that are unwilling
to be stopped...."

How sad that we live in a country today that would almost unanimously
denounce this sermon as "extremist," as an example of "hate speech."
Actually, it is both theologically complex and exquisitely literary. No
doubt the Edwardian prescription for today's mild Christians would be
another Great Awakening.

Find the whole article here - http://www.newoxfordreview.org/article.jsp?did=1296-linton

Praise be to Jesus Christ,

Matt

http://houstoncatholic.net


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