2 John 2

""For the truths sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with
       us for ever."" 
              — 2 John 2

Once let the truth of God obtain an entrance into the human heart and
subdue the whole man unto itself, no power human or infernal can
dislodge it. We entertain it not as a guest but as the master of the
house-this is a Christian necessity, he is no Christian who doth not
thus believe. Those who feel the vital power of the gospel, and know
the might of the Holy Ghost as he opens, applies, and seals the Lord’s
Word, would sooner be torn to pieces than be rent away from the gospel
of their salvation. What a thousand mercies are wrapped up in the
assurance that the truth will be with us for ever; will be our living
support, our dying comfort, our rising song, our eternal glory; this is
Christian privilege, without it our faith were little worth. Some
truths we outgrow and leave behind, for they are but rudiments and
lessons for beginners, but we cannot thus deal with Divine truth, for
though it is sweet food for babes, it is in the highest sense strong
meat for men. The truth that we are sinners is painfully with us to
humble and make us watchful; the more blessed truth that whosoever
believeth on the Lord Jesus shall be saved, abides with us as our hope
and joy. Experience, so far from loosening our hold of the doctrines of
grace, has knit us to them more and more firmly; our grounds and
motives for believing are now more strong, more numerous than ever, and
we have reason to expect that it will be so till in death we clasp the
Saviour in our arms.

Wherever this abiding love of truth can be discovered, we are bound to
exercise our love. No narrow circle can contain our gracious
sympathies, wide as the election of grace must be our communion of
heart. Much of error may be mingled with truth received, let us war
with the error but still love the brother for the measure of truth
which we see in him; above all let us love and spread the truth

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