by Marvin D. Patterson

It is Time to Wake Up!
Marvin Patterson
Romans 13:11-14

A little girl asked her mother, 'How did the human race appear?'
The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so all mankind was made.'
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, 'Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.'
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, 'Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God and Dad said they all developed from monkeys?'
The mother answered, 'Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.'


In this closing section an alarm clock goes off to waken believers who have gone to sleep in the world and have forgotten this added incentive for yielding their total personalities to God. My friend, this is not the time for the child of God to live for the things of this world. I think many a rich Christian is going to be embarrassed when the Lord comes. How big will your bank account be, my friend? Are you using your time and what you possess for God? I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye yield your total personalities-all you are, all you have-to God. This is rational. This is reasonable. This is what you are supposed to be doing, Christian friend.

I believe that it would be beneficial if we were to
look at the kind of government that Paul lived under,
and the government which he instructed believers to
submit to.

> First of all, some of the positives:

Rome was a city that was a firm practitioner of law
and order. Not only that, but they had a system of
capital punishment, which we will see Paul mention in
this chapter.

It was a city that was well developed. It had paved
roads, theaters, amphitheaters, baths, circuses,
luxurious private homes, the best in all sporting
events, the greatest minds of ...

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