Last Updated on : November 23, 2014

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A Short Treatise On Standards For Christadelphians

In Conclusion


Some might hasten to say that much of what has been written is negative or "pin-pricking", and that true religion consists of positive things. While the latter is true and we are exhorted often by the Word to do what is positive, we are frequently warned of the dangers too. If we were sufficiently positive we should have no time for the negative.

We believe that brethren of sincerity will be in sympathy with our motive for the publication of this booklet. They will grant it a hearing, even though it might judge the thoughts and intents of their own hearts. Our desire is to raise the standards of the Household in this the hour of our Lord's appearing. God has forewarned us that His household will be slumbering at such a time, with some prepared, but with others unprepared and sound asleep and thus unable to enter into the marriage feast.

As children of light, we must separate from the darkness of the world about us, allowing no influence to "take our crown" away. The signs of the times speak plainly of the Lord's imminent return. Much that our fathers looked for has been fulfilled in a wonderful way. What a tragedy it would be to miss out on the glories of the Age to Come because of a desire to indulge in the fleeting pleasures of this transitory world. At all times and in all places we must ask ourselves the searching question: Will my attitude, my conduct, my conversation, my visit to this place, please God?

Finally, beloved brethren:

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God" (2 Cor. 6:14-7:1).

DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD" (1 Cor. 10:31)