CHM; The 'midnight cry' [Matt. 25]

...and THE TEN VIRGINS (Matt. 25:1-13)

".....the parable of the ten virgins teaches, beyond all question, that when the Bridegroom comes, there will be foolish virgins on the scene, and clearly, if there are foolish virgins, all cannot have been previously converted. A child can understand this. We cannot see how it is possible, in the face of even this one parable, to maintain the theory of a world converted before the coming of the Bridegroom.
But let us look a little closely at these foolish virgins. Their history is full of admonition for all Christian professors. It is very brief, but awfully comprehensive. “They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them.” There is the outward profession, but no inward reality — no spiritual life — no unction — no vital link with the source of eternal life — no union with Christ. There is nothing but the lamp of profession, and the dry wick of a nominal, notional, head belief: read full
see also: kingdom-or-apostasy
"And.......the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut....Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matt. 25:10,13)

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