Sunday, June 09, 2019

Rutherford Revised (164)

164. To Ninian Mure, one of the family of Cassincarrie              From Aberdeen 1637 

(An Anwoth parishioner)

Loving friend, - I received your letter. I beg you now, in the morning of your life, to seek the Lord and His face. Beware of the foolishness of youth which is a dangerous and perilous time for your soul. Do not love the world. Keep faith and be true with all men in your covenants and bargaining. Walk with God for He sees you. Do nothing except that which you might and would do when your eyes are closing and your breath growing cold. My dear heart, you heard God's truth from me, follow it and do not forsake it. Prize Christ and salvation above all the world. Living according to the fashion and course of the rest of the world will not bring you to heaven; you cannot see God without faith in Christ and repentance. Take care for salvation; press on towards the mark for the prize of the high calling.You will all behind if you do not watch against the evils that come on you night and day. Beware of lying, swearing,, uncleanness and the rest of the works of the flesh; ,because, 'for these things the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.' Never mind how sweet they seem for the present; the end of these ways is the eternal wrath go God, and utter darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Grace be with you.
   Your loving pastor, S.R.

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