Dyer, "Christ's Famous Titles")
Meditate often on these four last things:
Death, which is most certain.
Judgment, which is most strict.
Hell, which is most doleful.
Heaven, which is most delightful.
Meditate upon HELL, which is most
Heaven is a place where all is joyful;
and Hell is
a place where all is doleful.
In Heaven—there is nothing but
but in Hell—there is nothing but heaviness!
"The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and
all the nations that forget
God.'' Psalm 9:17
Mark, sirs—the wicked shall be turned into hell.
Oh, dreadful place—where the devil is the jailer!
Hell is the prison,
damnation is the punishment,
eternity is the duration,
brimstone is the fire, and
men and devils are the fuel!
To endure this will be intolerable;
and to avoid it
will be impossible!
This is the day of God's long-suffering;
that will be the day of man's long-suffering!
There they will
pain without ease,
torment without end,
sorrow without support,
and misery without mercy!
Sirs! Meditate upon Hell!
Oh, what hells are there in Hell!
the loss of God,
the loss of
the loss of all good!
Endless, ceaseless, and remediless
torments must be their eternal portion!
Oh, that you would often think of Hell!
If once you drop into Hell—then after a thousand years:
you will be as far from coming out of Hell,
as you were at your first entrance into Hell!
There is only one way to KEEP a man out of Hell
—but there is no
way to GET a man out of Hell!
In this world, the wheat and the chaff both grow
they shall not always both lie together!
In Hell, there shall
not be a saint among those who are terrified!
In Heaven, there
shall not be a sinner among those who are glorified!
The sea of damnation—shall never be
sweetened with one drop of
Will you pity a person who is going to the gallows—and
you not pity a person who is going to the bottomless pit?
What a dreadful visitation is that—where
the black horse of death goes
the red horse of wrath follows
Oh, that must needs be sad—when one death comes upon the back
of another; when the second death comes upon the back of the first
A man's condition in this life may be honorable,
and yet his state in
eternity may be damnable!
Poor Lazarus goes to Heaven—
rich Dives goes to Hell.
It is far better to go to Heaven
—than it is to go to Hell richly!
Oh, sirs! let us go to Hell by contemplation, that
we may never
go to Hell by condemnation!
Oh sirs! Meditate upon Hell!