Posted by: SandreS | January 28, 2020

Meek and Uncontentious

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If any man thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know; but if any man loves God, the same is known of him (I Corinthians 8:2-3).

When we’re young and immature we imagine that we know everything. As we gain a measure of spiritual maturity it begins to dawn on us that we know nothing as we “ought to know.”

Unlike the divinely inspired authors of Scriptures, we students of it, at best, merely offer the results and opinions from our studies. We’re researchers of the treasure house found in God’s Word.

Perhaps, on occasion, we envision that we fully understand some small facet of God’s truth, demanding that others agree with our assessments; but we can’t truly be sure that the next enlightenment granted to us by God will not throw an entirely greater understanding on all that we thought we knew. While we all have our own different perspectives and insights, let’s never be deceived into imagining that we’ve finally arrived at some mystical summit where we are somehow the source of all truth. Honest seekers of God’s truth continually refine and change their understanding over the course of their lives. They submit themselves to the superiority of God’s Word.

Sadly, many attach themselves to teachers and organizations which have their understandings chiseled in stone. These understandings often develop into traditions which are seldom questioned or explained – they “just are.”

The establishment will always resist the “spirit of truth.” The truth of Scripture has been veiled; it requires a divine quickening of the mind to be freed from reading into Scripture our own particular creeds, dogmas and traditions.

We all possess a flawed understanding of Scripture. Grasping truth is a gradually unfolding, lifelong process. As fellow-travelers on this spiritual journey, may we ever seek to help each other through a meek and uncontentious attitude.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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The Sabbath and the Sunday Question

by — Otis Q. Sellers (1901-1992)

The two subjects dealt with are ones concerning which fixed ideas, personal religious prejudices and traditional views are almost bound to assert themselves to the exclusion of everything that is revealed in the Word of God. On these subjects many are so fully convinced that, what they believe is the truth, they actually read their beliefs into the Word of God and imagine confirmation of them on every one of its pages.

Sellers attended Moody Bible Institute and became pastor of various Baptist churches in the 1920s. Being an ardent student of the Bible, he came into scriptural disagreement with the practices of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. He came to the belief that continued study of the Scriptures required developing a strong basis in progressive revelation. The effort throughout the remainder of his life was designed to reveal the truth of God. Sellers was meticulous in his methods and wrote a magazine entitled, The Word of Truth, and an extensive leaflet series called Seed & Bread.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 27, 2020

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Making Our Glorious Hope a Subject of Mockery

by — William Tucker Broad
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The Dispensational Frontier of Acts 28

by — Charles H. Welch (1880-1967)

This is a survey of the significance of Acts 28 to dispensational truth.

Charles Welch taught an Acts 28 dispensational approach to Scripture with lectures throughout Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Canada and the United States. During his lifetime he produced over 60 books, booklets and pamphlets, and more than 500 audio recordings.

His most significant works were the 56 bound volumes of the Berean Expositor (a Bible study magazine he edited from 1906 until his death in
1967) and the 10 volume Alphabetical Analysis.

Born in Bermondsey England, he served as general secretary of Bible Training College of London. He later became an associate of Dr. E.W. Bullinger. When Bullinger began his work on The Companion Bible, Welch assisted him as the editor of his Things to Come journal, a ministry which he continued until its close in 1915. From 1943 until his death, Welch taught at The Chapel of the Opened Book. The Berean Publishing Trust and The Berean Forward Movement were established to preserve Welch’s works and research.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 26, 2020

Doctrine and Fellowship

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Though some seem to believe that it should be otherwise, I doubt any two honest, active, thorough, independent students of Scripture have ever seen everything eye-to-eye. God has positioned us all at different places in our journeys, and these differences need not be hindrances to fellowship. What we have in Christ is unity – not uniformity. We’re not wall-builders but bridge-builders.

Long ago I determined, through the guidance of a dear aged teacher of God’s truths, that if there were going to be walls of separation between me and others, it would need to be others who would have to build them. There has ever been only one divinely-built wall dividing humanity, and God Himself tore it down (Ephesians 2:14). Ours is a ministry of conciliation (II Corinthians 5:18-20). We, like God Himself, are to be conciliatory to all.

In fact, not only are doctrinal differences not to be a hindrance to fellowship, it is quite the opposite: we can be thankful to God for them for they provide the greater context of the Spirit’s operation of love and grace, because,

We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies (I Corinthians 8:1).

All too often the fruit of God’s spirit is associated with doctrinal agreement, but even the world – without God’s Spirit – manages to get along with those with whom they most agree. To be “likeminded” does not necessitate that we be in doctrinal agreement, but rather that we have the “same mind,” and that’s “the mind of Christ.” As Paul says,

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5-8).

Then the apostle to the Gentiles goes on to speak of Christ’s humility. Our likemindedness is the spiritual mind of Christ’s humility, service and self-sacrifice (:6-8).

Thankfully, we’ve been called to “receive one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God” (Romans 15:7), while at the same time each of us has been granted the freedom to “be fully persuaded in his own mind” (14:5). Though we may not always be able to have a “meeting of the minds,” we can certainly realize that we have been given the “the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” which we have been called to endeavor to keep (Ephesians 4:3).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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Paul’s Ephesians

Part 1, Chapters 1-3

 

by — Adlai Loudy (1893-1984)

Loudy, born into a musical family, studied at Bacon’s Normal School of Music (Sevierville, TN), Perfect Voice Institute (Chicago), and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He spent the early part of his life occupied with a career in music, travelling widely throughout the South and Midwest United States. He was also a member of the Rainbow Quartet, making many early musical recordings. He would serve as principal of Cranberry High School (NC), instructor at J.D. Vaughan’s School of Music (Lawrenceburg, TN) and Homer Rodeheaver’s School of Evangelistic Singers (Winona Lake, IN), as well as Music Director at Milligan College (TN).

He learned of “justification by faith” during his labors with Dr. Wilbur Chapman. Likewise, through a close association with Dr. G. Campbell Morgan, he was introduced to the five aiōns, or ages, as well as the administrations and dispensations of the Scriptures. Morgan encouraged him to procure Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible, as well as the Emphatic Diaglott. He also obtained Clarence Larkin’s book, Dispensational Truth, or God’s Plan and Purpose of the Ages.

Being an avid student of the Scriptures, God would further open his eyes to see the grand truth of “Universal Reconciliation.” He would quickly transition to a full-time independent Bible lecture ministry, God’s Purpose of the Ages, using a large colored chart that he had designed.

In 1923 he was introduced to the writings of A.E. Knoch, and soon would become his most active associate, beginning what would be decades of extensive evangelistic touring throughout the US and Canada.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 25, 2020

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Unjust Notion

by — George MacDonald
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The Bible or the Church?

by — Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918)

This is Anderson’s revision and enlargement of The Buddha of Christendom. Both volumes contain material not in the other.

Anderson was especially close to some of the greatest teachers of his day, including James M. Gray, C.I. Scofield, A.C. Dixon and E.W. Bullinger.

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There are contentions among you. … you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men? (I Corinthians 1:11-13).

Religious cliques are built around an attitude of heart that says, “We’ve arrived, we know all the truth, we alone are God’s people, and we alone carry on His work.”

However, God is far bigger than our prideful, narrow creeds and our meager, limited labors. It’s a cult-like teaching that fancies that only those in “our group” who “believe just like we do” are used by God and saved for the ages. It is an extremely ignorant and grievously arrogant position.

We need not play any role in such party-spirits that endlessly foster division and strife. Like Paul, we can take the high ground and humbly say from the heart that while,

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: the one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely … but the other of love … Regardless, in every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice (Philippians 1:15-18).

 

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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The Bible and the Cross

by — Dr. G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945).

A greatly neglected Morgan book is his 1909 The Bible and the Cross. In this work you will see for yourself that Dr. Morgan clearly taught the reconciliation of “all things,” indeed of “the whole creation.”

Adlai Loudy learned from Dr. Morgan about the five Aions (or Ages), and the twelve administrations and dispensations of the Scriptures. Loudy had many private sessions with Dr. Morgan and received many illuminating helps on his inquiries concerning the many perplexing questions that overwhelmed him.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 23, 2020

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The Prime Duty of the Teachers of Scripture

by — Vladimir Gelesnoff
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The Sin of Sectarianism

by — Jack W. Langford

This is a unique collection of quotations from some of the world’s most respected preachers about this great carnality of Christendom. It is sincerely dedicated to those of you who, as professing Christians, have chosen to fellowship within the fraternity of man-made denominationalism. We hope that you will appreciate what your very own preachers have so clearly, eloquently and forcibly stated to be the truth regarding this sinful condition of sectarian institutions.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 23, 2020

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Foreign Elements

by — William Kelly
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Growing in the Realization of God

by — Robert McMahon.

This work, firmly rooted in the sovereignty of God, shows the vital importance of acquaintance with Almighty God leading to a realization that He is our Father and will be “All in all.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 22, 2020

Take What You Can Use

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I have been on the steady pursuit of Scripture truth for over 45 years now. I started this journey deeply indoctrinated by a narrow strain of Fundamentalist Christianity. So, admittedly, my course began greatly skewed and confined.

As a result, much of my path has been about discarding inaccuracy, and undoubtedly I have accumulated additional error along the way. I am sure that a similar story can be said for many, if not most of our readers. Nonetheless, I am content that our way has been decreed by God.

My writings are a record of my own personal voyage of faith, as well as that of a handful of adventurers who have been in and out of my life along the way. Why do I make mention of this? To stress to you, as I have repeatedly over the years, that my writings have never been intended to be a creed for anyone. I have absolutely no corner on the truth whatsoever. Of course, neither does anyone else, regardless of how confidently and forcefully they may present their findings.

It is my simple desire that my material be merely a source of assistance to you in your own personal studies – nothing more, or nothing less. So, take what you can use; and use what you take profitably in your own journey.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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The Restoration of All Things

by — Jeremiah White (1629-1707)

White was a 17th-century Nonconformist minister and Puritan chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. He came to the conviction of the final happiness of all human beings.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 20, 2020

Walking in the Light We Have

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Your Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path … The entrance of Your Words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple (Psalm 119:105, 130).

We must each walk in the understanding that we have. Anything less would be disingenuous. We must be true to the current place of enlightenment which Father has granted to us. We must also graciously allow others this same freedom and liberty before God that we reserve and embrace for ourselves.

All the while we can richly enjoy Christ together, accepting each other as Christ has accepted us, just where we are. We do not have to agree on anything to benefit from the life of God that is mutually resident in us.

Wherefore receive each other, as Christ also received us to the glory of God (Romans 15:7).

Of course, this does not at all mean that, all the while, as divine situations would grant, we can’t seek to share humbly with others the light that we have received – and conversely be open to receive the same possible light from another.

Such was the spirit of Priscilla and Aquila, as recorded in Acts 18. They met Apollos, and though he was fervent in spirit and mighty in the Scriptures, yet he was “versed only in the baptism of John.” So, they took him “to themselves and expounded the way of God to him more accurately” (:26).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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The Unveiled Glory

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by  — Hannah Hurnard (1905-1990)

My Unexpected Discovery

by — Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911)

Hurnard was the author of the classic work Hinds Feet On High Places, while Smith was the author of the classic work A Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life. Both famous Christian authors discuss their coming to see and embrace the salvation of all.

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Posted by: SandreS | January 19, 2020

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Spirituality

by — T. Austin-Sparks
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Things to Come

A Journal of Biblical Literature

Editor: E.W. Bullinger (1837-1913)

This is a facsimile reprinting of Bullinger’s 22-volume Bible study periodical Things to Come. These were originally published from 1894-1915, and contain extensive writings from the pen of E.W. Bullinger. A treasured set for the Bible student. Other contributors include: Sir Robert Anderson; W.H. Bacon; E.J. Baldwin; Horatius Bonar; H.C. Bowker; William Tucker Broad; William G. Carr; George Chamberlain; Elder Cumming; S.D.C. Douglas; A.R. Fairfield; Canon Fausset; H.W. Fry; Thomas George; Fuller Gooch; A.J. Gordon; I.M. Haldeman; A.B. Hutchinson; A.E. Knoch; Louis Liesching; F.E. Marsh; James E. Mathifson; Philip Mauro; Thomas More; Thomas Neatby; F. Newth; Ivan Panin; D.M. Panton; G.H. Pember; Adolph Saphir; W. Graham Scroggie; John Sloan; James Christopher Smith; Col. G.T. Van Someren; C.H. Spurgeon; D.M. Stearns; Alexander Steuart; Col. E.H. Thomas; W.H. Griffith Thomas; W. Hayes Topping; George F. Trench; A.F. Watson; Thomas Waugh; and Charles Welch.

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