THE HOLY BIBLE

     This book contains the mind of God, the state of man the way of salvation, and the doom of sinners.  Its doctrines are holy, it's precepts are binding, it's histories are true, and it's decisions are immutable.   Read it to be wise, believe 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 soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter.     Here paradise is restored, heaven opened; the gates of hell disclosed.  Christ is it's grand subject, our good it's design and the glory of God it's 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 judgement, and will be remembered forever.  It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor and condemns all who trifle with it's holy contents.

Mark 16:16

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 

- King James Bible