The Groans of The Damned Soul or An exposition of those words in the Sixteenth of Luke, Concerning the Rich Man and the Beggar wherein is discovered the lamentable state of the damned; their cries, their desires in their distresses, with the determination of God upon them.
A good warning word to sinners, both old and young, to take into consideration betimes, and to seek, by faith in Jesus Christ, to avoid, lest they come into the same Place of Torment.
Also, a brief discourse touching the profitableness of the Scriptures for our instruction in the way of righteousness, according to the tendency of the parable.
Brillant Bunyan, one of the great Puritans delivers this brillant to great effect. Just great well worth a listen.
J. Walsh (2/16/2007)
from Pennsylvania, USA
Blessed are those that fear the Lord. God's truth says, 'The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.' But it is exactly at this point where Satan began his lies. His first lie to Eve '...thou shalt not surely die...' demonstrated how this master deceiver even at the beginning knew that if he were able to remove the fear of God before their eyes, sin would be the result. At the basis of his deceit lies this fundamental principle. Concerning the fallen mass of humanity, he knows as the scripture says, 'There is no fear of God before their eyes.' And thus he labors to keep them in this condition.
My dear friend, has the Evil one deceived you? Do you suppose that you can begin a true Christian course without first having the fear of God? Have you seen your wretched, sinful, doleful and helpless condition? Have you felt the wrath of Almighty God hovering over your soul, with the Divine sword of justice ready to strike you down into hell where you belong?
Until you wake up to your miserable condition and that you have spent your life asleep in Satan's lap, in service to God's enemies, you will never be sensible to flee to refuge for salvation in Jesus Christ. Flee I say! Flee from the wrath to come. For He says, 'Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out.'
T M S (10/5/2005)
Most Popular Narration After two years of broadcasting, this is the most popular sermon narration from this narrator on Sermon Audio.
It is an abridged version. The original was four ninety minute tapes read for the Chapel Library.
For more information on the puritans, visit the narrator's site.
John Bunyan was born in 1628 at Elstow near
Bedford, England. Then after
years of spiritual struggle, he found salvation in
Christ and began to preach to groups of dissenters.
Arrested and condemned to Bedford jail for illegal
preaching, a punishment from which he might