Is there an eternal state—such unseen, eternal joys and torments? Who, then, can sufficiently lament the blindness, madness, and folly of this distracted world, and the unreasonableness of those who have rational and eternal souls? Thomas Doolittle was converted under the preaching of Richard Baxter.
EVIDENCES OF THE FAITH OF GOD’S ELECT – OVERVIEW
I. THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF THE FAITH OF GOD’S ELECT – GOSPEL APPROVAL
II. THE SECOND EVIDENCE OF THE FAITH OF GOD’S ELECT – OBEDIENCE
III. THE THIRD EVIDENCE OF THE FAITH OF GOD’S ELECT – WORSHIP
IV. THE FOURTH EVIDENCE OF THE FAITH OF GOD’S ELECT – REPENTANCE
In our Savior’s time, many men’s bodies were possessed with demons. But now, people’s souls are possessed. One is possessed with a blasphemous devil, another with a spiteful devil, another with a drunken devil. This is one great sign of the approach of the last day: “iniquity shall abound,” Matthew 24:12. Men’s lusts have grown fierce and insatiable and, like vipers, lie sucking them! But Oh, how dire and tremendous will the effects of sin be!
If we mourn not for the sins of others, we draw them upon us, we make them ours. They mourned here for all their abominations, lest they should be found guilty of any: and 1 Cor. v. the Corinthians were defiled with the sin of the incestuous person, because they did not mourn and do their duty to affect his heart, or remove him from their body. Bradford prayed the Lord to forgive him his other men’s sins.