A Voice in the
Re: The Greatest Fight in the World
[God] makes no promise to cowardice. If you allow the fear of man to rule you, and wish to save self from suffering or ridicule, you will find small comfort in the promise of God. "He that saveth his life shall lose it." The promises of the Holy Spirit to us in our warfare are to those who quit themselves like men, and by faith are made brave in the hour of conflict....
Brethren, if you trim a little, if you try to save a little of your repute with the men of the apostasy, it will go ill with you. He that is ashamed of Christ and His Word in this evil generation shall find that Christ is ashamed of him at the last.
Remember, that the Holy Ghost will never set His seal to falsehood. Never! If what you preach is not the truth, God will not own it. See ye well to this....The Holy Ghost sends no one into the harvest to sleep among the sheaves, but to bear the burden and heat of the day...the Spirit will be with the strength of labourers, but He will not be the friend of loiterers.
But now, brethren...believing this, we accept the obligation to preach everything which we see to be in the Word of God, as far as we see it. We shall not wilfully leave out any portion of the whole revelation of God, but we long to be able to say at the last, "We have not shunned to declare unto you the whole counsel of God." What mischief may come of leaving out any portion of the truth, or putting in an alien element! --C.H. Spurgeon
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. (2Tim2:3-4)
Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. (1Cor4:2)
You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take anything from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God. (Deut 4:2) "Even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed." (Gal1:8)
"But you have carefully followed my doctrine...yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution...but as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, that..you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." (~2Tim3:10-15) (VW)