Many entertain the view that probation is granted after Jesus leaves His work as mediator in the most holy apartment.  This is the sophistry of Satan. God tests and proves the world by the light, which He is pleased to give them previous to the coming of Christ.  Characters are then formed for life or death. But the probation of those who choose to live a life of sin, and neglect the great salvation offered, closes when Christ's ministration ceases just previous to His appearing in the clouds of heaven.

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