God's hatred of sin
(J. A. James, "The Practical Believer Delineated" 1852)
The death of Christ, apprehended by faith, presents
the strongest motives to holiness—by setting forth in
the most vivid and striking manner . . .
the evil nature of sin;
the holiness and justice of God;
His determination to punish transgression;
the fearfulness of falling into the hands of the living God.
Not all the judgments God ever inflicted—nor all
the threatenings He ever denounced, give such an
impressive warning against sin, and admonition
to righteousness—as the death of Christ.
The torments of the bottomless pit are not so
dreadful a demonstration of God's hatred of
as the agonies of the cross!