Heterodoxy Hall of Shame

(From Outside the Camp Vol. 1, No. 2)


"But we cannot say that there is any exercise of fury in God at the time of giving the invitation. There is the most visible and direct contrary. There is a longing desire after you. There is a wish to save you from that day in which the fury of a rejected Saviour will be spread abroad over all who have despised Him. ... There is a kindness -- a desire for peace and friendship -- a longing earnestness to make up the quarrel which now subsists between the Lawgiver in heaven and His yet impenitent and unreconciled creatures. ... God has purposes of kindness towards every one of you; and as one of His ministers I can now say to you all -- that there is no fury in God. Now when the spiritual husbandman is trying to soften your hearts, He is warranted to make a full use of the argument of my text that there is no fury in God. ... He would rather that you turn, and to live. ... He would rather that this enemy of His ... should take hold of God's strength, that he may make peace with Him. ... And so in Scripture everywhere do we see Him pleading and protesting with you that He does not want to signalize Himself upon the ruin of any, but would rather that they should turn and be saved. .. God is willing to save you: are you willing to be saved? ... It is not your destruction but your salvation that God wants to put forth His strength in."

-- Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), from the sermon, Fury Not In God. This is distributed in tract form by Chapel Library, a very large professedly Reformed ministry of Mt. Zion Bible Church in Pensacola, Florida. It also appears in John MacArthur, Jr.'s new book, The Love of God.


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