What time is it?

"Shall we be afraid for Christ’s church or for ourselves personally in this final hour? Fear not, little children of our heavenly Father, because this final hour belongs to him. The Father has closely connected this hour to the central hour on his clock of the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Christ our Lord. The hours on his clock, even the last moments of the final hour with all of its darkness and persecution for the church, are all the hours that serve his wonder of salvation in Jesus Christ. The final hour with all of its details even today is moved forward by God precisely in providential sequence for your final salvation. Thus, we may believe that, being adopted with the blood of Christ and made his children by the Spirit of regeneration and renewal, the final hour of history is the final hour of God’s fulfillment of his everlasting covenant of grace with us and our seed for the sake of Christ alone." —Rev. Richard Smit

Look for this article, What time is it?, in your January 1, 2018 issue of The Standard Bearer.

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