Thomas Watson - The Curtain-Sinner 2 Thessalonians 2:12
and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. Psalm 44:21 would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart? Ezekiel 8:12 He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'" Psalm 94:9 Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? Romans 7:24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thomas Watson playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9B58A93B5F60F495
Thomas Watson (1620-1686) All of Thomas Watson's writings and sermons are replete with sound doctrine, practical wisdom, and heart-searching application. His profound spirituality, gripping remarks, practical illustrations, and beauty of expression make him one of the most irresistible of the Puritans. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably hard study. In 1646 he was commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen's Walbrook. In 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love's plot to recall Charles II. He was released on 30th June,1652, and was formally reinstated vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook. He obtained great fame and popularity as preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Notwithstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license for the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston in Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28th July, 1686.