This gospel day is the last day. There never will be another age of time. An age-to-come teacher is branded by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, as a false teacher. We need no other age in which to prepare for eternity. This is the day of salvation. |Now is the accepted time.| Now is the day and this is the time for us to accept Christ, and to be accepted of him. The Word of God holds no promise to you of another day of salvation. How can man, unless he be wholly subverted, teach another age to come when so many immutable and infallible texts declare this is the last day and last time? We will quote a few texts on this subject, and that alone will convince every one that is candid.
|That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.| Eph.1:10. Are we not to understand that with this dispensation time is full? Then it will be the end, and as the seventh angel declares, |Time shall be no more.|
|This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.| 2 Tim.3:1. These are declared to be the last days, hence there is no other day to come. Only eternity lies before us when this present time is ended.
|God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.| Heb.1:1, 2. Here again it is declared that the day of Christ, this Christian dispensation, is the last day, and that |there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.| Jude 18. How can you expect another time when this is declared to be the last time? |Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.| 1 Pet.1:20. |Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers.| 2 Pet.3:3. |Little children, it is the last time.| 1 John 2:18.
How does John know it is the last time? Because the antichrists that Paul says should come in the last days have come, therefore John says in the same verse, |We know that it is the last time.|
Many more texts from both Testaments could be quoted, but surely the reader will not ask for any more to help him believe it is the last time.
|While false prophets are confiding
In a foolish, erring dream,
Of millennial enjoyments,
They neglect the cleansing stream.
|O poor sinner, don't believe them,
There will be no age to come;
If in life you find not Jesus,
Death will seal your awful doom.|