The net by which he drags millions to Hell!

(Thomas Watson, "The Good Practitioner")  LISTEN to Audio!  Download Audio

Unbelief makes sermons to be like showers of rain falling upon a rock!
They neither mollify nor fructify, because men don't really believe them.

If men really believed that sin was so bitter, and that wrath and Hell followed it—would they take this serpent into their bosom?

If men really believed . . .
  that there was a beauty in holiness,
  that godliness was great gain,
  that there was joy in the way, and Heaven at the end
—would not they turn their feet into Christ's holy way?

Men have some slight transient thoughts of these things; but their minds are not fully convinced, nor their conscience fully captivated into believing them.

Unbelief is Satan's masterpiecethe net by which he drags millions to Hell!

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Spurgeon: Could we roll all sins into one mass; could we take murder, blasphemy, lust, theft, immorality, and everything that is vile—and unite them all into one vast ball of horrid corruption, they would not even then equal the sin of unbelief! Unbelief is the cause of all crime, and the seed of every evil! In fact, everything that is evil and vile lies couched in that one word—unbelief!