To fill Heaven with Hells!
(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity; or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness" 1662)
"Man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!" Job 15:16
A wicked man is a sin-lover; he is a sin-maker, he lives in sin upon choice.
All profane people . . .
give up themselves to wickedness,
wallow in ungodliness,
delight themselves in filthiness,
commit wickedness with greediness,
draw iniquity and sin with cords of vanity,
weary themselves to commit iniquity, and
are so desperately set upon wickedness—
that neither the rod of God, the lashes and checks of their own consciences, nor the flashes of Hell upon their souls—can stop them! They are resolved that they will gratify their lusts—though they damn their souls; and that will live wickedly—though they perish eternally!
By custom in sin, they have destroyed all conscience of sin, and contracted such desperate hardness upon their own hearts, as neither . . .
God's smiles, nor frowns,
God's promises, nor threatenings,
life, nor death,
Heaven, nor Hell,
can possibly hinder them!
The hearts and ways of wicked men are full of Hells; and therefore to fill Heaven with such men—would be to fill Heaven with Hells!
Certainly God will shut the gates of glory upon such workers of iniquity. These souls are . . .
sadly abandoned by God, and
woefully blinded by Satan, and
fully ripened for eternal ruin!
"All will be damned who have not believed the truth, but have delighted in wickedness." 2 Thessalonians 2:12