The hypocrite's hope
(Thomas Brooks, "Heaven
on Earth" 1667)
"For what hope do the godless have, when God cuts
them off and takes away their life?" Job 27:8
"When the wicked die, their hopes all perish." Prov. 11:7
That assurance is but presumption,
which allows men . . .
to play with sin,
to be bold with sin,
to make light of sin,
to walk on in ways of sin.
Such 'assurance' will never bring a man to heaven; it
will never keep him from dropping into hell; yes, it
will double his damnation, and make
him the most
miserable among all damned, wretched, forlorn spirits.
"So are the paths of all who forget God; and the
hypocrite's hope shall perish." Job 8:13
Ah, Lord! from such false hopes deliver my soul;
and give me more and more of that divine hope
which makes sin to be more hateful than hell.
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We have completed the publishing of Thomas Brooks,
Earth". This is the best book on assurance
we have ever read.