The Son’s Testimony
By Richard Baxter
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
If you are a man that believes the Word of God, here is already enough to satisfy you, that the wicked must be converted or condemned. You are already brought so far, that you must either confess that this is true, or say plainly you will not believe the Word of God. And, if once you come to that pass, there are but small hopes of you: look to yourselves as well as you can for it is likely you will not be long out of hell.
you would be ready to fly in the face of him that should give you the lie; and yet dare you give the lie to God? But if you tell God plainly you will not believe Him, blame Him not if He never warn you more, of if He forsake you, and give you up as hopeless. For to what purpose should He warn you, if you will not believe Him? Should He send an angel from heaven to you, it seems you would not believe. For an angel can speak but the Word of God; and, if an angel should bring you any other gospel, you are not to receive it, but to hold him accursed (Galatians 1:8). And surely there is no angel to be believed before the Son of God, who came from the Father to bring us this doctrine.
If He is not to be believed, than all the angels in heaven are not to be believed…
God has a voice that will make you hear. though He entreat you to hear the voice of His gospel, He will make you hear the voice of His condemning sentence, without entreaty. We cannot make you believe against your will; but God will make you feel against your will.