THE WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL, AND ALL THE NATIONS THAT FORGET GOD! [Psalm 9:17]
Compiled by Michael Jeshurun
“The world had reason to drape itself in black when Hugh Hefner was born 91 years ago. The harm done to the world by notorious dictators like Stalin and Hitler is mild compared to the relentless moral devastation resulting from Hefner’s infamous magazine – “Playboy”.
This week, the soul of this money-worshiping sexual pervert was summoned to leave his body and appear for his arraignment and doom before the Judge of all the earth; and unless he repented before his death, he now no longer finds himself in the company of “bunnies” but devils, and he no longer smells the smoke of his pipe, but that of sulphur and brimstone. A few days ago he left this world, but there will be no end to the weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth and gnawing of tongue that have now seized him.
May his name, his blood-stained wealth and his legacy of filth and smut perish with him. I would not be in his shoes for ten million worlds. “The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot.” (Prov.l0:7)” – Matteo Pacifico
And for those desire to soft peddle the awfulness of the death of the wicked and seek to soothe themselves with the delusion saying, “Oh he might have repented just before his death and could be in heaven now” consider this . . . . .
“What insanity is it that persuades multitudes to defer the effort to repent till their deathbeds? Do they imagine that when they are so weak that they can no longer turn their bodies they will have strength to turn their souls from sin? Far sooner could they turn themselves back to perfect physical health.” – A.W. Pink
“It is mournful to hear what people sometimes say about what they call deathbed evidences. It is perfectly fearful to observe how little satisfies some persons, and how easily they can persuade themselves that their friends are gone to heaven. They will tell you when their relation is dead and gone, that “he made such a beautiful prayer one day—or that he talked so well—or that he was so sorry for his old ways, and intended to live so differently if he got better—or that he craved nothing in this world—or that he liked people to read to him, and pray with him.” And because they have this to go upon, they seem to have a comfortable hope that he is saved. Christ may never have been named—the way of salvation may never have been in the least mentioned. But it matters not; there was a little talk of religion, and so they are content.” – J.C. Ryle
“Repentance and faith are the gifts of God, and are not in a man’s own power; and that if any one flatters himself he can repent at his own time, choose his own season, seek the Lord when he pleases, and, like the penitent thief, be saved at the very last—he may find at length he is greatly deceived. And it is good and profitable to bear this in mind. There is an immense amount of delusion in the world on this very subject. I see many allowing life to slip away, all unprepared to die. I see many allowing that they ought to repent, but always putting off their own repentance. And I believe one grand reason is, that most men suppose they can turn to God just when they like. They wrest the parable of the labourer in the vineyard, which speaks of the eleventh hour, and use it as it never was meant to be used…They talk of the thief that went to paradise, and was saved, and forget the one who died as he had lived, and was lost.” – J.C. Ryle