SER. II.] PEACE IN CHRIST.
Never lose sight of the cross, the Lamb
of God that taketh away the sins of the
world, for he alone is our peace. Shelter
yourselves under the protection of his
atoning blood, and you shall have peace:
your darkness shall be turned into light,
your mourning into songs of joy.
But in what terms shall we address
that numerous class of our fellow-crea-
tufes, who are hewing out to themselves
cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no
water; who are enemies to God, and con¬
sequently, utter strangers to true peace.
We might with great propriety utter forth
the terrible threatenings of God's word
against all who persevere in their rebel¬
lion against his government. We might
refer you to the many terrible exhibitions
of his wrath upon the impenitent in
former ages, illustrative of the truth,
" that though hand join in hand, the wicked
shall not be unpunished."1 But we would
1 Prov. xi., 22.