More Bitter to Sin Against Christ than to Suffer the Torments of Hell

Sir Peter Paul Rubens - Daniel in the Lions' Den - Google Art Project

Thomas Boston, Works, 3:455:

Daniel would rather be cast into the den of lions than sin. The primitive Christians chose loss and poverty, yea, prisons and death, rather than sin, Heb. 11:25, 26, 35. It is better to be God’s prisoner than the devil’s freeman. Nay, they chose hell rather than sin. They whose experience hath given them a commentary on 2 Cor. 7:11 – clearing, indignation, fear, vehement desire, zeal, revenge – will own it. It was a saying of Chrysostom, I thus think, and I will constantly declare, that it is more bitter to sin against Christ than to suffer the torments of hell.

Source:, Comment #1 (Thank You, Reverend Winzer!)


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