Turning a sinner...
From Spurgeon's sermon, "CONVERSION"
"Whoever turns a sinner from the error of
his way will
save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins."
Hundreds of you are without God, and without Christ.
Why, poor hearts, do you know your sad condition?
Do you know that "God is angry with the wicked every day;"
that "the way of transgressors is hard;"
that "he that believes not is condemned already"?
Has it never been told you that "he that believes not
shall be damned"? and can you stand damnation?
My hearers, could you make your bed in hell?
Could you lie down in the pit?
Do you think it would be an easy portion for your souls to
be rocked on waves of flame forever, and to be tossed about
with demons in the place where hope cannot come?
You may smile now, but will not smile soon.
God sends me as an ambassador now; but if you do not listen
to me, he will not send an ambassador next time, but an
executioner. There will be no wooing words of mercy soon:
the only exhortation will hear will be the dull cold voice of
death, that shall say, "Come with me."
The only music you will hear will be the sighs of the damned,
the shrieks of fiends, and the yellings of the tormented.
O may God in his mercy snatch you as brands from the fire,
to be trophies of his grace throughout eternity!