Why were the rabbis like that? Why are modern theologians like that? Why are they not willing to take the straight forward simple words of truth?
We can learn about this kind of marvelous endurance by looking at various examples. First is the story of a man who did not pass the endurance test.
Conformity to worldly customs converts the church to the world; it never converts the world to Christ. Familiarity with sin will inevitably cause it to appear less repulsive.
The Reformation in Scotland was followed by greater violence than elsewhere in Europe. The corruption of the Catholic Church had reached a very great height in Scotland.
Nature teaches us the lesson, not to be easily discouraged under ill circumstances, but to continue to put forth efforts, and to do the very best we can.
The disappointment at the passing of the time was a bitter one. True believers had given up all for Christ, and had shared His presence as never before.
Today you will roast a lean goose, but a hundred years from now you will hear a swan sing, whom you will leave unroasted and no trap or net will catch him for you.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"
Many are going contrary to the light, because they do not read the books which contain the light and knowledge in cautions, reproofs, and warnings.
The parable of the wedding garment shows that a person’s welcome to the wedding depends upon his wearing of the robe of Christ’s righteousness.
Many people go directly contrary to God’s instructions because they do not read. Your pastor, Sabbath School teacher, and elder cannot teach you everything.