Peace and Safety Cry
have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace,
peace; when there is no peace. Jer. 6:14.
Papists, Protestants, and worldlings will . . . see in this union a grand
movement for the conversion of the world and the ushering in of the long-expected
day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens
shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent
heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
2 Peter 3:10. When the reasoning of philosophy has banished the fear of God's
judgments; when religious teachers are pointing forward to long ages of peace
and prosperity, and the world are absorbed in their rounds of business and
pleasure, planting and building, feasting and merrymaking, rejecting God's
warnings and mocking His messengers--then it is that sudden destruction cometh
upon them, and they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
dwellers in the vale of Siddim, the people are dreaming of prosperity and
peace. "Escape for thy life," is the warning from the angels of
God; but other voices are heard saying, "Be not excited; there is no
cause for alarm." The multitudes cry, "Peace and safety," while
Heaven declares that swift destruction is about to come upon the transgressor.
On the night prior to their destruction, the cities of the plain rioted in
pleasure and derided the fears and warnings of the messenger of God; but those
scoffers perished in the flames; that very night the door of mercy was forever
closed to the wicked, careless inhabitants of Sodom. God will not always be
mocked; He will not long be trifled with. "Behold, the day of the Lord
cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate:
and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it." Isaiah 13:9. The
great mass of the world will reject God's mercy, and will be overwhelmed in
swift and irretrievable ruin. But those who heed the warning shall dwell "in
the secret place of the most High," and "abide under the shadow
of the Almighty." His truth shall be their shield and buckler.
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