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on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles
of the devil. Eph. 6:11.
At every revival of God's work, the prince of evil is aroused to more intense
activity; he is now putting forth his utmost efforts for a final struggle
against Christ and His followers. The last great delusion is soon to open
before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight. So closely
will the counterfeit resemble the true, that it will be impossible to distinguish
between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement
and every miracle must be tested. . . .
those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand
through the last great conflict. To every soul will come the searching test:
Shall I obey God rather than men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Are
our feet planted on the rock of God's immutable word? Are we prepared to stand
firm in defense of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus? . . .
It is the
first and highest duty of every rational being to learn from the Scriptures
what is truth, and then to walk in the light, and encourage others to follow
his example. We should day by day study the Bible diligently, weighing every
thought, and comparing scripture with scripture. With divine help we are to
form our opinions for ourselves as we are to answer for ourselves before God.
. . .
His disciples: "The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father
will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things
to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." John 14:26. But
the teachings of Christ must previously have been stored in the mind, in order
for the Spirit of God to bring them to our remembrance in the time of peril.
. . .
testing time shall come, those who have made God's word their rule of life
will be revealed. . . . Let persecution be kindled, and the halfhearted and
hypocritical will waver and yield the faith; but the true Christian will stand
firm as a rock, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, than in days of prosperity.
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