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Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

-Mark 13:35


The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.

-II Peter 2:9

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

-Colossians 3:4-5


 


Explain the following statement: "The legitimate earning of money is not wrong, but the living for, and the love of, money is sin -a most costly sin at that."


The study of Christ's second advent should be more than just an intellectual exercise. With the Spirit's blessing, it can produce the following two major results:

    1. Unbelievers should be filled with fear and a sense of urgency to repent and seek for reconciliation with God.

    2. Believers should be comforted and stimulated to renew their zeal of service to God and His will.

The following stories illustrate these two truths:


    A prospecting party penetrated far into the Klondyke area in search of gold. In a very remote area, they stumbled upon a miner's hut. Entering the cabin, they found two dead bodies and a large quantity of gold. On a table was an account book of each date and the increasing amount of gold they had collected.

    After surveying the rest of the cabin and examining the log book, it became clear to the prospecting party what had happened. In their excitement of gathering increasing amounts of gold, the two miners had forgotten about the approaching winter.

    A severe snowstorm fell in early October and the men were trapped in their cabin. To try to hike back to civilization through the snow would be impossible. Soon their small supply of food was gone and they starved to death in the middle of all their gold!

    How is the study of eschatology to warn us not to be caught unprepared, not to be only collecting gold and then to be caught unprepared for the season ahead?


    Cindy had been married and living with her husband in a foreign country for three years. Two days ago she received a letter from her parents that they were planning to visit her sometime in the next weeks. Due to the


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