By Samuel Willard Crompton
Edwards was once a huge determine within the nice Awakening spiritual move that unfold through the colonies of North American within the eighteenth century.
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2. It implies, that they have been consistently uncovered to surprising unforeseen destruction. As he that walks in slippery locations is each second vulnerable to fall, he can't foresee one second even if he shall stand or fall the following; and while he does fall, he falls immediately abruptly: that is additionally expressed in Psalm 73:18–19. “Surely thou didst set them in slippery locations; thou castedst them down into destruction: How are they introduced into desolation as in a second! ” seventy eight CH. SLT. JEd. zBM. ultimate. q 7/9/04 9:17 PM web page seventy nine APPENDIX three. one other factor implied is, that they're prone to fall of themselves, with out being thrown down by means of the hand of one other; as he that stands or walks on slippery floor wishes not anything yet his personal weight to throw him down. four. That reasons why they aren't fallen already and don't fall now's purely that God’s appointed time isn't come. For it truly is stated, that after that due time, or appointed time comes, their foot shall slide. Then they will probably be left to fall, as they're vulnerable through their very own weight. God won't carry them up in those slippery areas from now on, yet will allow them to cross; after which, at that very speedy, they shall fall into destruction; as he that stands on such slippery declining floor, at the fringe of a pit, he can't stand by myself, while he's enable move he instantly falls and is misplaced. The commentary from the phrases that i might now insist upon is that this. —“There is not anything that retains depraved males at anybody second out of hell, however the mere excitement of God. ”—By the mere excitement of God, I suggest his sovereign excitement, his arbitrary will, limited through no legal responsibility, hindered by means of no demeanour of hassle, any longer than if not anything else yet God’s mere will had in the slightest degree measure, or at all whatever, any hand within the maintenance of depraved males one second. — the reality of this commentary might seem via the next concerns. 1. there isn't any wish of energy in God to forged depraved males into hell at any second. Men’s fingers can't be powerful while God rises up. The most powerful haven't any energy to withstand him, nor can any convey out of his arms. —He isn't just capable of forged depraved males into hell, yet he can most simply do it. occasionally a mundane prince meets with loads of trouble to seventy nine CH. SLT. JEd. zBM. ultimate. q 7/9/04 9:17 PM web page eighty APPENDIX subdue a insurgent, who has discovered ability to toughen himself, and has made himself robust through the numbers of his fans. however it isn't so with God. there's no castle that's any defence from the ability of God. even though hand take part hand, and titanic multitudes of God’s enemies mix and affiliate themselves, they're simply damaged in items. they're as nice lots of sunshine chaff prior to the whirlwind; or huge amounts of dry stubble ahead of devouring flames. we discover it effortless to tread on and weigh down a computer virus that we see crawling on the planet; so it's easy for us to chop or singe a slim thread that any factor hangs through: therefore effortless is it for God, whilst he pleases, to solid his enemies all the way down to hell. What are we, that we must always imagine to face ahead of him, at whose rebuke the earth trembles, and sooner than whom the rocks are thrown down?