Luther’s career had been a stormy one, yet its end was peace. He had waged incessant battle, not with the emperor and the Pope only, but also with a more dreadful foe, who had often filled his mind with darkness.
"O Winnie!" sighed Cousin Esther, "if you wold only be serious a few minutes, and think. It is Jesus who invites you! I have accepted—I am happy.
They opened their hearts to the sowing of tares; the tares sprang up among the wheat; they strengthened; the crop of wheat became less and less; and the precious truth lost its power to them.
Whatever have been the little sins indulged will ruin the soul, unless they are overcome. The small sins will swell into the greater sins.
The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat...when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared... ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?'
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Matthew 7:7, 8.
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Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:30, 31. Believe on Jesus and you shall be saved. That’s it. That’s all it takes.
The mission of the church is to save sinners. It is to make known the love of God to men and to win them to Christ by the efficacy of that love. The truth for this time must be carried into the dark corners of the earth, and this work may begin at home.