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Vol.  10  No. 10 October 2008  Page 15
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Ernest Underwood

A Moment of Reflection

Making Biscuits

By Ernest S. Underwood

My wife and I were married 50 years ago on this past March twenty-third. It wasn’t long before I learned something about her that I had not previously known – her mother had taught her how to make delicious biscuits. She told me that secret was using enough shortening. Well, I decided to surprise her one morning and make the biscuits. Now, I reasoned that if a good dob of shortening made‘em that good, a double dob would make ‘em that much better. Friends, when they came out of the oven, they would have smashed a foot if they had fallen on it. They were more like hockey pucks than biscuits.

What’s my point? Just this, some things do not work unless the directions are closely followed.

God tells us that He has given us “all things that pertain to life and godliness.” He warned that His Word must not be added to or diminished from. It is perfect as it is. When perverted by additions or subtractions, it will not save. The Message: Don’t add to – Don’t take away from.

Truth Is Tough

By Ernest S. Underwood

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God…” and “And the wages of sin is death,” so writes the apostle Paul in the Book of Romans. Jesus came to save man from the consequences of sin. He died on the cross, then told man how to take advantage of His sacrifice. The Gospel must be preached; “Go into all the world and preach the gospel…,” said He. He also stated that “Except you believe that I am He you will die in your sins...” He continued by saying: “I tell you No, unless you repent you will likewise perish.” In Matthew 10:32 He said, “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” And in Mark 16:16 He stated concerning those to whom the Gospel was preached: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”

There it is! Saving truth in a nutshell—tough truth! Men have denied one or more of these truths, but their denial has no more changed the truth than one who has cancer, but denies it, changes the truth that he has it.

If one is lost in sin, he must obey from the heart the Gospel that has been delivered. What will you do, obey the Gospel and be saved, or listen to denominational preachers and deny and reject the precious saving truth and be lost in hell. The choice is yours.

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