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WISE UNTO SALVATION
You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. __John 5:39__
The same Jesus whose atonement has been rejected, whose followers have been despised and reviled, will be “revealed from heaven in flaming fire taking vengeance upon them that know not God and that obey not the gos¬pel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” “Then shall all the kindreds of the earth wail because of him.” …
Too well do the unprepared inhabitants of earth know what to expect. Satan cannot pay a ransom for their souls, and poor deluded, professed Christians, who have been content to let the ministers do their searching of the Scriptures, see that they will receive as their works have been. Those, too, who have wrested the Scriptures and taught for doctrine the commandments of men, see that they must answer for the souls of those whom they have led into error and aposta¬sy. A wail of despair and agony reaches heavenward, but it is echoed back to earth. Louder, far louder than any human cry, is the last trumpet’s sound, and far above all is heard the voice of Omnipotence: “Depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Manuscript 39, March 11, 1898)
We can know the Bible in our heads but not in our hearts. The words of Christ are not he that knows the will of My Father, but “he that doeth the will of my Father” (Matthew 7:21 KJV). We need to hide God’s Word in our hearts and be obedient accordingly.