Battle cry

From a text by William Booth:

You must do it.

You cannot hold back.

You have enjoyed yourself in pleasant Christianity long enough.

You’ve had your pleasant feelings, pleasant songs, pleasant meetings and pleasant prospects.

There has been much human happiness, much clapping of hands and shouting of praises; very much heaven on earth.

But now, then, go to God and tell him you are prepared as much as necessary to turn your back upon it all, and that you are willing to spend the rest of your days struggling in the midst of the perishing multitudes whatever it may cost you.

You must do it.

With the light that is now broken in upon your mind, and the call now sounding in your ears, and the beckoning hands that are now before your eyes, you have no alternative.

To go down among the perishing crowds is your duty. Your happiness from now on will consist of sharing in their misery, your ease in sharing their pain, your crown in helping them to bear their cross, and your heaven in going into the very jaws of hell to rescue them.

Now what will you do?

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