Good doctrine can be twisted to bad purposes. This is not the fault of the doctrine, but of the foolish or wicked minds which pervert it. We must not neglect the study of those great truths which Paul treats of for it is the ignorant who wrest them, and therefore we should not be of the number. If we are well acquainted with the deep things of God we shall, by God’s grace, be all the less likely to abuse them.
Jesus, thy church with longing eyes,
For thy expected coming waits;
When will the promised light arise,
And glory beam from Zion’s gates?
Yes, thou wilt speedily appear;
The smitten earth already reels;
And, not far off, we seem to hear
The thunder of thy chariot wheels.
Teach us, in watchfulness and prayer,
To wait for the appointed hour,
And fit us by thy grace to share
The triumphs of thy conquering power.