“They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues–but they refused to repent and glorify Him. Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores–but they refused to repent of what they had done!” Revelation 16:9, 11
If men would men live forever–they would sin forever!
Some think it harsh, that for the sins committed in a few years–they should undergo eternal torment. But here lies the justice and equity of it–it is because sinners have an everlasting principle of sin in them. Their stock of corruption is never spent. They have a never-dying appetite for sin–which is justly punished with a never-dying worm! “Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched!” Mark 9:44
Sin is worse than Hell. Torment has its epitome in Hell–yet nothing in Hell is as bad as sin.
Hell is of God’s making–but sin is not of God’s making. Sin is the devil’s creature!
The torments of Hell are a burden only to the sinner–but sin is a burden to God!
In the torments of Hell, there is something which is good, namely, the execution of divine justice. There is justice to be found in Hell–but sin is a piece of the highest injustice. Sin would rob God of His glory, Christ of His purchase, and the soul of its happiness.
Sin is the most hateful thing–for it is worse than the torments of Hell.