Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What Pagans Choose To Do

You have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do!  Here observe:

1. That Christians were not to live as formerly, and like other men in folly and dissipation.

2. That "revelings" and "banquetings" are specified, which covers all balls, parties, and masquerades, at least.

3. That the early Christians had ceased to run with those who walked in these follies.

4. That the ungodly thought this very "strange" and over-rigid.

5. That the ungodly spoke evil of Christians, on account of their peculiar abstinence and self-denial.

And today the same holy course meets the same unholy treatment, even at the hands of some who profess religion, and ought to be found wholly upon the Lord's side.

[Hiram Mattison]


1 Peter 4:3-4 ... For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:  Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

Romans 12:2 ... And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

John 15:19 ... If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.❤