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The Guide to Eternal Life


Let me beseech [everyone] who desires to be sound in the faith, to study diligently the Bible. That blessed Book is given to be a light to our feet, and a lantern to our path. No man who reads it reverently, prayerfully, humbly, and regularly, shall ever be allowed to miss the way to heaven. By it every sermon, and every religious book, and every ministry, ought to be weighed and proved. Would you know what is truth? Do you feel confused and puzzled by the war of words which you near on every side about religion? Do you want to know what you ought to believe, and what you ought to be and do, in order to be saved? Take down your Bible, and cease from man. Read your Bible with earnest prayer for the teaching of the Holy Ghost; read it with honest determination to abide by its lessons. Do so steadily and perseveringly, and you shall see light . . . and be guided to eternal life.

—J. C. Ryle, Knots Untied (Banner of Truth, 2016), 383–384.

Posted 2017·07·07 by David Kjos
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