But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. (Romans Chapter 5, Verse 8, Amplified Classic Edition of the Bible)
A.B. Earle: “The wicked never flee from ‘the wrath to come’ until they are fully satisfied there is wrath”
A.B. Earle (1812-1895) was a strong believer in the preaching of future punishment.
“I have found by long experience, that the severest threatenings of the law of God have a prominent place in leading men to Christ. They must see themselves LOST before they will cry for mercy. They will not escape from danger until they see it. I have reason to believe that a single sermon I have often preached on ‘The Sin that Hath Never Forgiveness’ (Mark 3:29), has been the means of more than twenty thousand conversions.”
He also says, concerning this sermon: “I have known scores to give themselves to Christ under a single sermon on this subject, again and again.”
“The wicked never flee from ‘the wrath to come’ until they are fully satisfied there is wrath.”