Richard Adams, English Puritan (c. 1626 – February 7, 1698), was a Presbyterian minister. Formerly fellow Brazen Nose College, Oxford. He was ejected from his pulpit for nonconformity in 1662. He assisted Edward Veale in editing and publishing Stephen Charnock’s Discourse of Divine Providence. He contributed four of the Cripplegate Sermons: 1) What are the Duties of Parents and Children; and how are they to be managed according to Scripture?; 2) How may child-bearing Women be most encouraged and supported against, in, and under the Hazard of their Travail?; 3) How are the ordinary Means of Grace more certainly successful for Conversion, than if Persons from Heaven or Hell should tell us what is done there?; and 4) Of Hell. He prepared the commentaries on Philippians and Colossians in Matthew Poole’s Annotations. He published a funeral sermon for Henry Hurst. His own funeral sermon was preached by John Howe.
Only suppose if they could be permitted to come back to this world, if they were allowed another period of trial, how they would spend their restored life! How earnest would be their penitence, how intense their devotion, how profound their humility, how holy their actions! Think then that you still have in your power that for which they would give millions of worlds. “Hell,” says one writer, “is truth seen too late.”
The Rev. Samuel Finley (July 2, 1715 – July 17, 1766) Samuel Finley, a Scots-Irishman who came to the United States with his parents when he was 19, attended the “Log College” in Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, a school for ministers (1726–45) and a precursor of Princeton.
Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come out!” See them bursting into life from their subterranean dungeons!Horror throbs through every vein—and glares wildly and furiously in their eyes. Every joint trembles and every countenance looks downcast and gloomy! Now they see that tremendous Day of which they were warned in vain—and shudder at those terrors of which they once made light. They now experientially know the grand business of the Day and the dreadful purpose for which they are roused from their slumbers in the grave: to be tried, to be convicted, to be condemned, and to be dragged away to execution!
Conscience has been anticipating the trial—and no sooner is the soul united to the body, than immediately conscience ascends its throne in the soul. It begins to accuse, to convict, to pass sentence, to upbraid, and to torment! The sinner is condemned, condemned at his own tribunal—before he arrives at the bar of his omnipotent Judge!!