The Blasphemer's End

ABOUT two years ago, I was speaking about his soul to a man, who was working at the same place as myself, when he exclaimed, "If there is a God why does He I not strike me dead?”
"I will tell you the reason," I replied. "God knows that, if He were to cut you off ' in your sins, you would be cast into the depths of hell for eternity, where there is weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth—where there will be none to hush the awful ' wail of a soul tormented and damned for eternity— none to wipe away a tear. But God ' is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance' (2 Peter 3:99The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)); ‘God will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.'" (1 Tim. 2:44Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4).)
The man who uttered the above dreadful words continued to set God at defiance. But this boaster was soon cut off, for one day, while he was at work, he was struck on the head by a hammer, and died.
He had a grand funeral, and his fellow-workmen said of it, "It was very good.”
“Ah! but what about his— soul for God has said, After death the judgment'? He may be dead,' but He is not done with.'" J. S—n.