STANDING FAST IN BAPTIST FAITH. ' 275
fold—first, by being united; second, by being faith¬
ful to truth.
1. By being united we shall stand.—The great
truth spoken by Jesus Christ, the master teacher of
the universe, that, " if a house divide against itself it
cannot stand," has been clearly demonstrated in all
It is not only true in relation to spiritual affairs
but secular as well. In every vocation of life union
is prerequisite to success. If we would succeed as
Baptists or as the Church of Christ we must be
"If we love one another God dwelleth in us, and
his love is perfected in us." "Behold, how good
and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together
in unity!" Therefore, brethren, let us be united.
Let us be united in faith, that we all believe that
there is but one faith and one baptism; let us be
united in prayer, and pray for God's will to be done
in earth as it is in heaven; let us be united in action,
and work for the down-pulling of Satan's kingdom
and the building up of the kingdom of our dear Re¬
deemer on the ruins thereof.
2. We must be faithful supporters of truth.—" Ye
shall know the truth and the truth shall make you
free." " Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ."
The truth is lovely for its authenticity; yes, it is
"quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged