“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have
no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition;
but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
I recently read a story of a military standard bearer who, in the time of
battle when his company was charging up a hill against an enemy
position, was going ahead of his company carrying the ﬂag. Enemy ﬁre
was very effective as the enemy was strongly entrenched and the
company was being shot up badly.
The ofﬁcer in charge deemed the battle lost and that he should pull
back his men, so he called to the standard bearer ordering him to bring
back the ﬂag. The standard bearer called back over his shoulder as he
continued to charge on into the enemy position, “I won’t bring back the
ﬂag; you bring up your men!” According to the story, the beaten and
battered army rallied to the standard and the result was victory.
We are living in an age of apostasy; however, this is not a
time to draw back. “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he
hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy” (Psalm 107:2).
We are under direct orders from the Lord. Matthew 28:19,20 says “Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Notice the command includes “even unto the end of the world.” We are
not to change the plan because “perilous times” have come. God’s plan must
remain in effect until the “end.” The end hasn’t come yet so, let’s keep on