O what a Hell will it be!
(John Flavel, "The Method of Grace")
"For what is the hope of the hypocrite — when God takes away his soul?" Job 27:8
Nothing more aggravates a man's damnation, than to sink suddenly into it from amid so many hopes and such high confidence of eternal bliss. For a man to find himself in Hell, when he thought himself within a step of Heaven — O what a Hell will it be! The higher vain hopes lift men up — the more dreadful must their fall be.
"The hypocrite's hope shall perish!" Job 8:13
"The expectation of the wicked shall perish!" Proverbs 10:28