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    When God Refuses to Correct

    "The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod" or, "The Silent Soul with Sovereign Antidotes" by Thomas Brooks, 1659, London.

    "The Lord disciplines the one He loves, and punishes every son whom He receives." Heb. 12:6

    There cannot be a greater evidence of God's hatred and wrath--than His refusing to correct men for their sinful courses and vanities! Where God refuses to correct--there God resolves to destroy! There is no man so near God's axe--so near the flames--so near hell--as he whom God will not so much as spend a rod upon! "Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline." Revelation 3:19 God is most angry--when He shows no anger! Who can seriously meditate upon this, and not be silent under God's most smarting rod?

    Posted by John on January 15, 2008 04:30 PM



    I love to read the works of the Puritans. We are studying one of Owens' writings "Temptation, Resisted and Repulsed" in an adult bible study. This Brooks volume should make for some very nice reading as well. Thanks.

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