. ADVERTIS EIMENT. K Believe on the Lord and thou ahalt be saved. "WTOTHINQ is easier or more simple than believing when once we are of the %ruth oif w&atti is to be fceBeved. You, reader, will say that you ytlm ni VrpraW*; but" I' do not think you are. -LSvlpii&ie you wfilFaOkilowleclgeyou are a sinner ; you ‘are either a sinner or &JWtt]a«Ptiot. iWell, if you are a sinner, ‘yatt’wW either & pardoixed 'sinner or a condemned one. If you are a pardoned one I -lii»esothitig tb' say, except that ! hope ’VwiKllfkisip growing in grace : and love, snctfediep'okt of ’ “ luke-warmness ” at all leottaD' If you’ are riot a pardoned sinner eyhb mu£ j'be * condemned due. If you naioMow you i «ro a sinner, you must ,|j&eith(rr enVed-or unsaved. 'You say you ,atei ; resdy to believe 'what is proved to believe there is a God, and what Well,suppoße you say you are not saved, whdwfts 'your 'proof that you are not Salvation is only of God. Has God told you that you are not saved 1 It you say you are not saved, because God says so in His Word, you believe what God says. Christ Jesus was God revealed in the flesh. Christ says—“ He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent jtfs! > hfrth (everlasting life, and shall not . condemnation, but is passed irom death unto life.” If you believe in your heart what God says in His Word, you must be saved ; but if you do not believe what QpcFaaysy you make Him a Bar. It i?i because you disbelieve God that .amp not because you;be- * ■■! ffhy: 4?o ypn Dot saved, ?, It is not f oeoauf'«!o| your sins, for'since Christ died the only condemnation is for not believing (( on Him.' l for not.faking .Him as your is a v6vy simple matter, Batah mates it a difficult one. Suppose you say you don’t know anything pf the matter*, whether you are saved, or OMUBw *Jtmr -are !hot saved ; still, as a simple matter- of fact, there can be but one troth, about it. You cannot be both edaw&U 6h^’unsaved. God' knows your condttiOn s btffore just as'it'really is, and this being the case, it is for you to co*fc:Qdd/ifo ahdw you your true state in His iig!’|i, so that you may; know the actual tilth as to salvation. Perhaps you nl»|lr;f|»Hfy o *i.thipk. God will, not show you. l:lut have you proved, that he will not sho’lr you. Have you asked Him rjmcareW.and f.earnestly- to reveal your 1 If you have not asked Him' yd li 'condemn yourself, for you say you are ready to believe only when a thing G !s here you are believing that God will not show you what you are before ylm have proved that He will .not show ‘yfiti. 1 ' If T you want' salvation and wajit a knowledge of your being wants you to accept salvaf;tk^,'iimFr'Wll send 'His 'Spirit as an inward wifmesa of your salvation 1 through Christ. | But the truth probably is that oyba(ase|ad£sefy‘ about it; you are haif jhearted and indifferent, thinking there if;i plenty ..of..time in the future. Well, I ithink that if you are middle aged, and hate , not yet found time to settle it, you are defer likely to find tithe in the last half of lyour life than in the first. Do yotrithiikthat Satan is not busy all these years; 'hat he is not getting you more and more in his toils ; do you think that yon can;continue:;in sin ahd not become more hardened ? It is the devil that tells that there will;.be more favorable opportunities in thefuture, and that lulls you into indifference. You are likg jflr blipd person walking about a yard in'wmch there is an open well. He is indifferent because he is blind, till suddenly he walks right into the well’s mouth. If you are not sure of heaven you must be travelling down therbroad road to destruction, and any audden'Uccident would precipitate >you into it. While you are at .enmity' to God, and disbelieve His Word, tTMtfoghothwith careless indifference, "you be drawn by God’s love, and *'&OT.efora,you must expect that Divine ”3umice .which condemns sin, and all in sin "" ’’ The colony is full of people who have travelled half round the globe in order to caUad “ freehold,” but I cannot see the %r it, wheri it may be taken away any moment, or the owner mmayije 'taken : away from it; which is all the same. A section in heaven is freehold in reality, for it is a free gift, and will never pass to next of kin ; yet how few trouble themselves as to whether a section there ta? been knocked down to them. The conditions of agreement are suited to all who desire a place there —‘ ‘ Believe on I lithe.Lord'Jesus Christ,and thou shalt be saved.” Contributions from those who desire a -Dontinhance of these “letters” can be forwarded: Ito “ Farmer,” Guardian Office, Ashburton.
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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 528, 7 January 1882
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