THE BIBLE

This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are unchanging. Read it to be wise, believe in it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s character. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgment, and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibilities, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.

 

Rules The Heart- “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart.” Deuteronomy 6:6.

 

A Mine of wealth - “The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” Psalm 119:72.

 

A River of Pleasure- “...at thy hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11.

 

Remembered Forever- “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” Mark 13:3 1.

 

Condemn All Who Trifle With Its Contents- “...if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:” Revelation 22:18.