February 24, 2020 by directorfsm
It is impossible to read this and not substitute Ah, America, America! for “Ah, England, England!”
(Thomas Brooks, “The Privy Key of Heaven” 1665)
“You have a whore’s forehead, you refuse to be ashamed!” Jeremiah 3:3
“Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all!
They do not even know how to blush!” Jeremiah 6:15
They had sinned away shame–instead of being ashamed of sin. Continuance in sin had quite banished all sense of sin and all shame for sin; so that they would not allow nature to draw her veil of blushing before their great abominations. How applicable these scriptures are to the present time, I will leave the prudent reader to judge.
But what does the prophet do, now that they were as bold in sin, and as shameless as so many harlots; now that they were grown up to that height of sin and wickedness; now that they were above all shame and blushing; now…
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