The best friendóbut the worst enemy!
(Thomas Watson, "Body
Woe to all such, as have God against them. He lives
forever to be avenged upon them. "Can your heart
endure, or can your hands be strong in the day that
I shall deal with you?" Such as oppose His people,
trampling these jewels in the dust; and such as live
in contradiction to God's Wordóengage the Infinite
Majesty of heaven against them! How dreadful will
their case be! "As surely as I live, when I sharpen
My flashing sword and begin to carry out justice,
I will bring vengeance on My enemies and repay
those who hate Me!"
If it is so dreadful to hear the lion roar, what must
it be when he begins to tear his prey? "Consider
this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces!"
Oh that men would think of thisówho go on in sin!
Shall we engage the great God against us? God
strikes slowóbut heavy! "Have you an arm like
God?" Can you strike such a blow? God is the
friendóbut the worst enemy! If He can look men
into their grave, how far can He throw them? "Who
knows the power of His wrath?" What fools are they,
who, for a drop of pleasureódrink a sea of wrath!
Paracelsus speaks of a craze some have, which
will make them die dancing. Just soósinners
go dancing to hell!
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Watson's outstanding "Body
of Divinity". This
is the best 'systematic theology' that we know of.
It is profound and practical, yet so simple that
a very new Christian can easily understand it.