David Harsha, "The Death of Christ"
Every unrenewed man hates God, the most
excellent and glorious Being; the Fountain of all
light, and life, and felicity; the eternal King.
Man does not love to think of the nature of that
Being who is of purer eyes than to behold evil,
and who cannot look on iniquity. God is not in
all his thoughts.
The language of depraved hearts to God is,
"Go away. We want no part of You and Your ways.
Who is the Almighty, and why should we obey Him?"
How astonishing that man should be filled with
such inveterate enmity against his blessed Creator;
that he should hate His holy and righteous law; and
slight the only remedy for all our spiritual disease,
the Gospel of His Son!
How astonishing that man should delight in that
which is impure and odious in the sight of heaven;
love the heavy burden of sin; and take pleasure in
provoking God to anger by all kinds of wicked works!
Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! This is what the
Lord says: "The children I raised and cared for have
rebelled against Me!" Isaiah 1:2
"Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with
great horror," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 2:12