Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants.…
The torment of this place of tormentors (Matthew 25:30), arises from —
I. THE HOPELESSNESS OF ESCAPE. The imprisonment here knows no end (Matthew 3:12; Matthew 25:46; Isaiah 66:24).
II. THE WEIGHT WHICH PRESSES DOWN THE CONDEMNED.
III. THE UNCEASING TORMENT. Never any relief; not a moment's ease or forgetfulness (Revelation 14:11).
IV. THE WEARINESS AND PAIN OF BEING. A wakeful night seems multiplied into three. The same round, or rather, unvarying sameness, which makes an agony of itself.
V. THE SPECTATORS OF THIS WRETCHEDNESS (Revelation 14:10; Revelation 6:16, 17). This formed the agony of Samson (Judges 16:27, 28). It carries shame here; it will increase the agony of hereafter.
(From the Latin.)
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