A Gem

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"The Bible does not only contain the Word of God: it is the Word of God, from beginning to end, and every word of it. We, therefore, believe it, we accept it as the only written word of God. In life and death it is the unfailing star to lead us safely through all trials and afflictions; yea, even though the shadows of death it leads us unto glory.

Poor mortal that fails to accept the Bible as the inerrant, inspired Word of God. He is like a ship at sea without a compass, without a rudder. He knows not whither he is drifting. And when the billows roar, the storm rages, when death, grave, and eternity loom up before him; when he is conscience awakens after a long life of sin, whither shall he go to find peace, rest, and comfort? Must he not go down in utter despair?

But blessed is he that sees in the Scriptures the revelation of God given by His inspiration. In the midst of all anxiety, of all trials and tribulations, in the face of death, at the thoughts of final judgment, at the portals of eternity, he will be at ease.

In the Scripture he has a sure guide to lead him through all adversities of this life, a firm staff upon which he may lean in the hour of affliction, a safe haven of refuge whither he may flee in the face of his enemies.

In death he will have the radiant light which will never fade. The Scriptures will lead him on the Him who said, 'HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY.’ Matt. 24:35."

Adam Fahling, Editor; Frank Streufert, The Concordia Pulpit for 1943, (St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House, 1942.), 479, 480.

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