Sin of Uncleanness (9)

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Argument 8: If you never repent, as indeed but few do that fall into this sin, then consider how God will follow you with eternal vengeance, you shall have flaming fire for burning lust. This is a sin that has the scent of fire and brimstone with it, wherever you meet with it in Scripture. The harlot’s guests are lodged in the depths of hell (Proverbs 9:18). No more perfumed beds; they must now lie down in flames. Whoremongers shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone; which is the second death (Revelation 21:8). Such shall not inherit the kingdom of God and Christ (1Corinthians 6:9). No dog shall come into the New Jerusalem; there shall in no wise enter in anything that defiles or works abomination. You have spent your strength on sin, and now God sets himself a work to show the glory of his power in punishing (Romans 9:22). The wrath of God is transacted upon them in hell by his own immediate hand (Hebrews 10:30). Because no creature is strong enough to convey all his wrath, and it must be poured out upon them, therefore he himself will torment them for ever with his own immediate power. Now he will stir up all his wrath, and sinners shall know the price of their pleasures. The punishment of Sodom is a little map of hell, if I may say. O how terrible a day was that upon those unclean wretches! But that fire was not of many days continuance, when it had consumed them, and their houses, it went out for want of matter, but here, the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, kindles it. The pleasure was quickly gone, but the sting and the torment abide for ever. “Who knows the power of his anger? Even according to his fear, so is his wrath” (Psalm 90:11). O consider, how will his almighty power rack and torment you! Think on this when sin comes with a smiling face towards you in temptation. O think! If the human nature of Christ recoiled, when his cup of wrath was given him to drink; if he were sore amazed at it, how shall you,  poor worm, bear and grapple with it for ever?

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