by Thomas Goodwin
Of the punishment of sin in hell.—That the wrath of God is the immediate cause of that punishment
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, the Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.—HEB. 10:30, 31
In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.—2 THES. 1:8, 9.
What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering, the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction?—ROMANS 9:22.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER I: The subject and general division of the discourse
CHAPTER II: The first sort of proofs from Scriptures
CHAPTER III: The passage in Rom. 9:22 explicated
CHAPTER IV: That this immediate wrath of God is in Scripture set forth unto us under the similitude of fire
CHAPTER V: life impressions of God's immediate wrath
CHAPTER VI: 1. God's justice.—2. Avenging wrath otherwise not satisfied
CHAPTER VII: Additional confirmations, drawn from the harmonies that are between it and other divine truths
CHAPTER VIII: The dreadfulness of this punishment argued
CHAPTER IX: The inferences and uses of the doctrine.—If God punisheth sins, he is not the author of it