Can the believing husband in Heaven be happy with his unbelieving wife in Hell? Can the believing father in Heaven be happy with his unbelieving children in Hell? Can the loving wife in Heaven be happy with her unbelieving husband in Hell? I tell
There are two sorts of hypocrites one that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion many of whom are professed Arminians, in the doctrine of justification and the other, are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevations who often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and talk much of free grace but at the same time make a righteousness of their discoveries and of their humiliation, and exalt themselves to heaven with them
Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer, and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious and gracious Friend expressing his mind to us by his word, that we may know it.
As God delights in his own beauty, he must necessarily delight in the creature's holiness which is a conformity to and participation of it, as truly as (the) brightness of a jewel, held in the sun's beams, is a participation or derivation of the sun