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Ten Truths God Wants You to Know Perfectly

Ten Truths God Wants You to Know Perfectly

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BY REV. S. P. LONG, A. M


1 Thes. 5 :1-11.

BUT of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that
I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day
of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they
shall say, Peace and safety ; then sudden destruction cometh upon them,
as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye,.
brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a
thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day :
we are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep,
as do others ; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep
in the night ; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But
let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith
and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath
not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus
Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify
one another, even as also ye do.
BY REV. S. P. LONG, A. M


1 Thes. 5 :1-11.

BUT of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that
I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day
of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they
shall say, Peace and safety ; then sudden destruction cometh upon them,
as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye,.
brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a
thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day :
we are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep,
as do others ; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep
in the night ; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But
let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith
and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath
not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus
Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify
one another, even as also ye do.

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Ten Truths God Wants You to Know PerfectlyBY REV. S. P. LOG, A. M 1 Thes. 5 :1-11. BUT of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety ; then sudden destruction cometh upon them,as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye,. brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day : we are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others ; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night ; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. Sanctify us, O Lord, through Thy truth : Thy Word is truth. Amen. Beloved in Christ: What the immortal soul needs is truth. There is one truth that you can find in your hearts; at least sparks of it. I refer to the Ten Commandments. When God created man He planted the law in his heart, and if it had not been for sin coming into the world, that law would be there just as perfect today as it ever was written on the tables of stone or in the Bible. Truth is a mighty power; the soul cannot get away from it. I am the Lord Thy God; thou shalt have no other gods before Me, is a
 
truth that must stand forever. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, is a second truth that 846 TWETY-SEVETH SUDAY AFTER TRIITY. 847 must stand forever. Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy, is a truth that the world must recognize. You all know that it is right to honor father and mother ; you all know it is right not to kill ; you know it is a truth that we should not commit adultery; you know it is right that we should not steal; that we should not covet our neigh- bor's house; and you know it is a truth that we should not even covet those things that can be coaxed away from home, like servants or cattle, or anything else that might follow you. These Ten Commandments are truths which lie at the bottom and foundation of all Christianity, and therefore, the Word of God tells us that the law is a school- master to bring us unto Christ. In harmony with these ten truths of the Ten Com- mandments, our epistle, the last one for the Church Year, contains ten great truths we should know, and the apostle calls attention to the fact that Ave should know them per- fectly. ^^For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." This church at Thessalonica was rather a young church, a con- gregation not organized very long, but they knew some tilings that some old cliurches today seem to have for- gotten, and it is my purpose this evening to speak as if this were my last address to immortal souls, and having reached tbe last sermon in this series of the church year, I want to be as honest with you as I would be with my own children, if I were to speak to them a last word from my dying bed. A man might possibly be dishonest in the days when he hopes to remain here a long time, but surely he could not be dishonest in his last hour; and so the old
 
saying stands, that death makes men honest. These very scoffers that ridicule the church and the preacher are the ones that are groping for something immortal and would like to see the little preacher that lives around the corner  just before they pass into eternity. And so I desire in this last sermon of this series, to speak as if this were my last address, and a\ hen a man speaks his last words from his dying bed to his children, he is not paying much attention to his rhetoric. I am not here this evening to give you flights of oratory ; I am here to give you some things that 848 THE ETERAL EPISTLE. you never can get away from, truths so perfectly known that they will follow you into all eternity. My theme is TE TRUTHS GOD WATS YOU TO KOW PERFECTLY. I. The first is: The end of the world is coming. Some people seem to think that this world is here forever and ever. I would have you to understand that philos- ophy has never been able to tell where this world came from. God's Word has solved that problem. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, and that Word of God that brought the worlds , into existence, is the same Word that tells us that this earth shall pass away. Jesus Christ, whom all the world must admit to have been a great character, even though they deny His divinity, said : Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Word shall not pass away. ow if He was a great character He told the truth. If He did not tell the truth. He was not a great character. If He told the truth. He is the Son of God. If He is the Son of God, He knows how this earth came and how it will pass away. ot only did Jesus Christ Himself tell us that the end of the earth is coming, but as we heard in this evening's lesson, the apostle Peter has so graphically described what

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