July 17, 2020
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER’S GIRDLE OF TRUTH
“Stand therefore, having your loins [of the mind] girt about with truth.”Eph. 6:14, A.V. (See verses 10-18).
“There is absolutely no safeguard against evil but truth. No man can stand firm for right in whose heart the truth does not abide. There is only one power that can make and keep us steadfast [in the truth]—the power of God, imparted to us by the grace of Christ [through the Holy Spirit.
“There are many in the church who take it for granted that they understand what they believe: but until Controversy arises, they do not know their own weakness. When separated from those of like faith and compelled to stand SINGLY AND ALONE to explain their belief, they will be SURPRISED to see how CONFUSED are their ideas of what they had accepted as truth.
“The Lord calls upon all who believe His Word to awake out of sleep [see Rom. 13:11-13]. Precious light has come, appropriate for THIS TIME. It is Bible truth, showing the PERILS that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a DILIGENT STUDY of the Scriptures, and a MOST CRITICAL EXAMINATION of the positions which he hold.
“Believers are not to rest in SUPPOSITIONS and ILL-DEFINED ideas of what constitutes truth. Their faith must be firmly founded upon the Word of God so that when THE TESTING TIME shall come and they are brought before councils to answer for their faith they may be ‘able to give a reason for the hope that is in them with meekness and fear.’
“The erroneous teachings of POPULAR THEOLOGY have made thousands upon thousands of skeptics and infidels…..”The truth stands firmly established on the Eternal Rock—a foundation that storm and tempest can never move. Do not LOWER the banner of truth in order to unite with the solemn message [of the three angels’ messages of Rev. 14] for these last days ANYTHING that will TEND to hide the PECULIAR features of our faith!”-E.G. White, God’s Amazing Grace, p.30.
Remember this Bible truth and principle: Truth is no truth to them who do not practice it. NMF