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     'The Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus' (2 Timothy 3:15).

      Salvation is by faith, but if it be necessary to be made 'wise' unto salvation, faith must include understanding. Faith cannot be mere credulity; can be no mere leap in the dark; cannot be antagonistic to the true exercise of reason. The man who is made 'wise' believes!

      If, moreover, salvation is so connected with this Godgiven wisdom, it suggests that there may be elements of deadly folly in the mind of all those who believe not the glad news of a free salvation. We are sure that all thinking men will agree that, with such vital issues at stake, it would indeed be the height of foolishness not to investigate the grounds of this charge, and all can endorse out of their own experience the proverb: 'There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death' (Proverbs 14:12).

      Some men are 'Wise'; some men -we'll not be too pointed -are 'Otherwise'! These latter folk are, without apology, called 'fools' in our English Bible, so let us at least see where we stand in this matter.

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                              WISE ...  

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                   or OTHERWISE?

 

'The Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus' (2 Timothy 3:15).

     Salvation is by faith, but if it be necessary to be made 'wise' unto salvation, faith must include understanding. Faith cannot be mere credulity; can be no mere leap in the dark; cannot be antagonistic to the true exercise of reason. The man who is made 'wise' believes!  

If, moreover, salvation is so connected with this Godgiven wisdom, it suggests that there may be elements of deadly folly in the mind of all those who believe not the glad news of a free salvation. We are sure that all thinking men will agree that, with such vital issues at stake, it would indeed be the height of foolishness not to investigate the grounds of this charge, and all can endorse out of their own experience the proverb: 'There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death' (Proverbs 14:12).

Some men are 'Wise'; some men -we'll not be too pointed -are 'Otherwise'! These latter folk are, without apology, called 'fools' in our English Bible, so let us at least see where we stand in this matter.

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                              WISE ...  

Text

 Cont

                   or OTHERWISE?

 

'The Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus' (2 Timothy 3:15).
 
     Salvation is by faith, but if it be necessary to be made 'wise' unto salvation, faith must include understanding. Faith cannot be mere credulity; can be no mere leap in the dark; cannot be antagonistic to the true exercise of reason. The man who is made 'wise' believes!  

If, moreover, salvation is so connected with this Godgiven wisdom, it suggests that there may be elements of deadly folly in the mind of all those who believe not the glad news of a free salvation. We are sure that all thinking men will agree that, with such vital issues at stake, it would indeed be the height of foolishness not to investigate the grounds of this charge, and all can endorse out of their own experience the proverb: 'There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death' (Proverbs 14:12).
Some men are 'Wise'; some men -we'll not be too pointed -are 'Otherwise'! These latter folk are, without apology, called 'fools' in our English Bible, so let us at least see where we stand in this matter.

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