Job 24:13-17; Present Impunity of Transgressors; These verses describe another sort of sinners who therefore go unpunished, because they go undiscovered: They sin against the light of nature, the light of God’s law, and that of their own consciences; they profess to know God, but they rebel against the knowledge they have of Him, and will not be guided and governed, commanded and controlled, by it; Murderers; Adulterers; House-breakers; Shame came in with sin, and everlasting shame is at the end of it; See the misery of sinners, see their folly–they are afraid of coming under the eye of men, but have no dread of God’s eye, which is always upon them. B.C. 1520

Present Impunity of Transgressors. B. C. 1520. Job 24:13-17 13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.   14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.   15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.   16 In the dark they dig through Continue Reading

Revelation 21:1-8; The New Jerusalem; Hitherto the Prophecy of this Book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of Divine Providence towards the Church in the world: now at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away; Thus the misery of the damned will illustrate the blessedness of those that are saved, and the blessedness of the saved will aggravate the misery of those that are damned. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 21 Hitherto the prophecy of this book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of divine Providence towards the church in the world: now, at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away. Some are willing to understand all that is said in these last two Continue Reading