Correction is Grievous to Them that Forsake the Way

The Younger Pliny Reproved

Hugh Binning, Works, p. 16:

There is a generation of men that can endure to hear nothing but gospel-promises; that cry out against all reproving of sins, and preaching of God’s wrath against unbelieving sinners, as legal, and meddling with other men’s matters, especially if they reprove the sins of rulers, their public state enormities: as if the whole word of God were not profitable; as if reproofs were not as wholesome as consolations; as if threatenings did not contribute to make men flee from the wrath to come into a city of refuge. Let such persons read their own character out of wise Solomon: “Correction is grievous to them that forsake the way.” “Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee; give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser,” Prov. 9:8, 9.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/88646-Reproofs-as-wholesome-as-consolations

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