Paul's Charge to Timothy
2 Timothy 3:10-4:8
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of living, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,11 Persecutions, and afflictions which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, which persecutions I suffered, but from them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. 13 But the evil men and deceivers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, and which are committed unto thee, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that thou hast known the holy Scriptures of a child, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 For the whole Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable to teach, to convince, to correct, and to instruct in righteousness, 17 That the man of God may be absolute, being made perfect unto all good works. 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and before the Lord Jesus Christ, which shall judge the quick and dead at that his appearing, and in his kingdom, 2 Preach the word; be instant, in season and out of season; improve, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not suffer wholesome doctrine; but having their ears itching, shall after their own lusts get them an heap of teachers, 4 And shall turn their ears from the truth, and shall be given unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, suffer adversity, do the work of an Evangelist, cause thy ministry to be thoroughly liked of. 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departing is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, and have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 8 For henceforth is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love that his appearing.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
"Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it most respect." John Adams, the second president of the United States