might hasten to say that much of what has been written is negative
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
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
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?
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).
ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD" (1 Cor. 10:31)