The Holy Bible

 

 

The Holy Bible

 

Author: Unknown

 

 

THE BIBLE

contains the mind of God,

the state of man,

the way of salvation,

the doom of sinners,

and the happiness of believers.

Its doctrines

are holy, its precepts are binding,

its histories are true,

and its decisions are immutable.

Read it

to be wise,

believer it

to be safe,

and practice it to be holy.

It contains light to direct you, food to support you,

and comfort to cheer you.

 

 

It is the traveler’s map,

the pilgrim’s staff,

the pilot’s compass,

the soldiers sword, and the Christian’s charter.

Here

Paradise is restored,

Heaven opened,

and the gates of hell disclosed.

 

 

CHRIST is its grand subject,

our good the design,

and the glory of God its end.

 

 

It should fill the memory,

rule the heart,

and guide the feet.

Read it

slowly

frequently

and prayerfully.

It is a mine of wealth,

a paradise of glory,

and a river of pleasure.

It is given you

in life,

will be opened at the judgment,

and remembered forever.

It involves the highest responsibility,

will reward the greatest labor,

and will condemn all

who

trifle with its sacred contents.

 

 

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