Every man has a heaven and a hell


Every man has a heaven and a hell.

Earth is the ungodly man's heaven; his hell is to come.

The godly have their hell upon earth, when they
are vexed with temptations and afflictions by Satan
and his accomplices; their heaven is above in endless
happiness. If it be ill with me on earth, it is well that
my torment is so short and easy; I cannot be so
unreasonable as to expect two heavens!

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"If we have the kingdom at last--it is no great
matter what we suffer on the way to it." Manton

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"All the sufferings of the believer are not hell;
but they are all the hell he shall suffer." Mason