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If you admit a pig into your parlor among your friends

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If you admit a pig into your parlor among your friends

(John Newton’s Letters)

“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful–but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life!” Revelation 21:27

If we do not exactly know theĀ particularsĀ of what Heaven is–then we know to a certainty what it isĀ not. We are sure that it is not like earth–there are no ale-houses, gambling parlors, or theaters there.

How then could those whose hearts are set upon these things–possibly be happy even in Heaven, where they would be separated forever from all that they love?Ā Heaven must be a HellĀ to an unhumbled, unsanctified sinner–even if he could be admitted there. The company, the employments, the enjoyments–are of the same kind with what he despised on earth.Ā If you admit a pig into your parlor among your friends–he would find no pleasure there. He would rather be in the sty, or wallowing in the mire in a ditch!Ā 

Well, such were some of us–yes, such wereĀ allĀ of us once! And you, my dear friends, though you were notĀ vile profligatesĀ like me–you were carelessly swimming down the stream of the world, and, when upon the edge of the whirlpool which would have eternally swallowed you up–He snatched you with a strong hand, set your feet upon a rock, established your goings, and has put a new song in your mouth!Ā 

“By the grace of God I am what I am!”Ā 1 Corinthians 15:10Ā 



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