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Turn or Burn

June 25, 2006

If that seemed at times the theme of this morning’s sermon, it was no coincidence. It was from Psalm 7:12 that Spurgeon once preached a sermon of this title. Here’s an excerpt:

Baxter used to say, “Sinner! turn or burn; it is thine only alternative: TURN OR BURN!” And it is so. We think we can show you why men must turn, or else they must burn.

First, we cannot suppose the God of the Bible could suffer sin to be unpunished. Some may suppose it. They may dream their intellects into a state of intoxication, so as to suppose a God apart from justice but no man whose reason is sound and whose mind is in a healthy condition can imagine a God without justice. Ye cannot suppose a king without it to be a good king; ye cannot dream of a good government that should exist without justice, much less of God, the Judge and King of all the earth, without justice in his bosom. To suppose him all love, and no justice, were to undeify him, and make him no longer God.

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  1. June 26, 2006 9:55 am

    I sure thought of Edwards. :)

    I think you’d used the “God’s Bow” illustration before (It’s a good one), but I can’t remember where. Do you know?

  2. June 27, 2006 10:47 pm

    The only place I remember using it before was in the Judah Christian highschool bible class in 1997-1998. I’m pretty sure you weren’t there. So I’m not sure where you heard it.

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