Monday, July 15, 2019

Rutherford Revised (207)

207. To John Henderson, in Rusco      From Aberdeen 1637

(See letter 150)

Loving friend, - I sincerely want your salvation.Know the Lord and seek Christ. You have a soul that cannot die: look for a home for your poor soul; for the house of clay will fall. Heaven of nothing! Either Christ or nothing! Pray in your family and think often about death and judgement. It is dangerous to be slack in your salvation. Few are saved; man go to heaven in ones and twos, and the whole world lies in sin. Love your enemies and stand by the truth in all things which I have taught you . Do not fear men but let God be your fear. Your time will not be long: make seeking Christ your daily work. You can speak to God when you are in the fields. Seek a broken heart for sin; for without that there is no meeting with Christ. I say this to your wife as well as yourself. I want your sister in her fears and doubting to take hold of Christ's love. I forbid her to debt; for Christ loves her and has written her name in His book. Her salvation comes quickly. Christ he lord is not slow in coming nor slack in His promise.
   Grace be with you.
      Your loving pastor,  S.RE.

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