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The love of the truth
(J. C. Philpot, “The Valley of Achor” 1861)
“They perish because they did not receive the love of
the truth, that they might be saved.” 2 Thess. 2:10
There is a receiving of ‘the truth’, and a receiving of
‘the love of the truth’. These two things widely differ.
To receive the truth will not necessarily save; for many
who receive the truth, never receive ‘the love of the truth’.
Professors by thousands receive the truth into their
judgment, and adopt the plan of salvation as their creed;
but are neither saved nor sanctified thereby. But to receive
‘the love of the truth’ by Jesus being made sweet and
precious to the soul, is to receive salvation itself.
“Yes, He is very precious to you who believe.” 1 Peter 2:7