Friday, January 28, 2011

Quotable – Simeon on Hell

It is certain that the mortification of sin is often painful, like the cutting off a member from the body. But it is no less certain that that pain is followed by much peace and joy. But supposing the road to heaven were ever so thorny, will not eternal glory be a sufficient recompence for our toil? And supposing the gratifications of sin to be without alloy (though it will be found that the delicious draught is mixed with much gall) will they not be dearly purchased with the loss of the soul? Will not the torments of hell be greater than the pleasures of sin? 

— Charles Simeon, Horae Homileticae Vol. 12: Mark-Luke
(London, 1832-63), 80-81

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