A Plea for Repentance
2 O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God, for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.3 Take unto you words, and turn to the Lord, and say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously, so will we render the calves of our lips. 4 Asshur shall not save us, neither will we ride upon horses, neither will we say anymore to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods, for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy. 5 I will heal their rebellion, I will love them freely, for mine anger is turned away from him. 6 I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall grow as the lily and fasten his roots, as the trees of Lebanon. 7 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. 8 They that dwell under his shadow, shall return, they shall revive as the corn, and flourish as the vine; the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. 9 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do anymore with idols? I have heard him, and looked upon him; I am like a green fir tree; upon me is thy fruit found. 10 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? And prudent, and he shall know them? For the ways of the Lord are righteous, and the just shall walk in them, but the wicked shall fall therein.
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