“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom, but he that doeth the will of my Father.”
Now is the time for the doing of that will as revealed. Separate yourselves from the multitude that refuse to do it. Don’t wait until the only permissible response to your frantic appeal must be
“Too late; too late”.
Now is the accepted time; now, while God is dishonoured; now, while all is darkness; now, while the Bible is unheeded; now, while there is nothing but promise; now, while men blaspheme; now, while the voice of wisdom is a still small voice on the ear of reason, from which fools turn away. This is the time for that victory of faith, without which it is impossible to please God.
Robert Roberts, lecture in Town Hall, Birmingham, 1893 (quoted by Alan Eyre, The Protesters, pages 180,181).