I chose the marbled paper that this pamphlet is lying on because it reminds me of the fiery chaos of Hell. The Eternity of Hell-Torments sermon/pamphlet is sobering. As the title suggests; it explores the everlasting nature of Hell’s punishment.
The sermon is based on MATTHEW XXV. 46.
“These shall go away into everlasting Punishment.”
Whitefield divides this sermon more informally than most, but does give four arguments to prove his point.
- He argues that the torments reserved for the wicked are eternal.
- God rewards his saints with everlasting happiness; therefore Gods equally punish sinners with eternal misery.
- That torments reserved for the wicked are eternal.
- The torments reserved for the wicked are eternal because the Devil’s punishment is to be so.
This is the first sermon/pamphlet that I have scanned from my original 1772 book which is a collection of Whitefield’s sermons preached years earlier. The tile of this book is, “Fifteen Sermons, Preached on Various Important Subjects, By George Whitefield…”. Keep in mind that Whitefield’s sermons helped create the First Great Awakening. I intend to replicate every sermon in this book, if this first sermon is well received and time allows. This one makes the sixteenth Whitefield sermon that I currently replicate.
The complete title is, “The Eternity of Hell-Torments A SERMON Preached at the Parish Church of St. MARY, White-Chapel, LONDON. By GEORGE WHITEFIELD, A.B. of Pembroke College, OXFORD.
This is a twenty-page sermon/pamphlet that I stab-bind together with linen thread. It is printed on laid paper, and measures about 4 1/2 inches wide by 6 3/8 inches tall. Purchase this pamphlet for $9.95 from my online Etsy Store at the following link: Purchase Here