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He Was the Promised One

He was the promised one, The son of an old man. The delight of a grey-haired Mother, He was God’s well-thought-out plan.   The old man was Abraham, He and God were friends. But t’was heard Take now thine only son And of his life, You will make an end.   But this was the…

The Divine Human Family – Part 3

CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WE will continue at this time the study of Christian experience and how it is obtained. “Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.” 2Cor.5:21. R. V. “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made…

The Divine Human Family – Part 2

THE DIVINE HUMAN FAMILY – NO. 2 W. PRESCOTT ALL IN HIM I DO not ask this evening that you should comprehend the lesson of this hour, but I do ask that whatever the Word says may be received and believed; because it is only in that way that we can do anything with the…

The Divine Human Family – Part 1

THE DIVINE-HUMAN FAMILY – NO. 1 W. PRESCOTT GCB, Feb 4, 1895 pp.8-11 THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY THE one object in all our Bible study should be, not to establish theories, but to feed upon the living word. And it seems especially desirable to call attention to this principle when a large number of…

A Reconciled World

I have tried to make it clear that at the place which is called Calvary a work was done which set the human family-you and me-free from the penalty incurred by the sin of Adam; that Jesus of Nazareth assumed all the liabilities which were the result of that sin, and met them; and that…

Declared Righteous & Made Holy – Part 3

The plan of redemption is amazing – it is not only reactive, but proactive. God not only removes my guilt for sins that I’ve already committed, but he also removes the corrupt dispositions and defective ideologies that have the potential to lead me to further guilt! Where is this process of cleansing described in the…

Declared Righteous & Made Holy – Part 2

In Part 1, I mentioned that the objective (legal) work of justification by faith is never independent of the subjective (transformative) work of God within the human heart, for it is only the contrite and humbled that can appreciate the great gift of righteousness received by faith alone. I will continue to expound on this…

GoodTidings – Editorial (Jul-Aug, 2017)

It is impossible not to be moved with a sense of compassion for the thousands of lives affected by natural calamities. The relief efforts that flow in their wake, both financial and direct in the form of food, clothing and shelter, demonstrate our common empathy for our fellow humanity, regardless of race, religion or politics.…

Declared Righteous & Made Holy – Part 1

How does the legal work of justification by faith relate to holiness of heart and life? Terms such as “forensic justification” and “legal justification” used to confuse me, because they explained the doctrine of justification by faith as purely a legal (objective) act of God on behalf of the sinner, and I could not reconcile…

When Two Become One

I was privileged recently to perform the wedding of my eldest son. As I gathered my thoughts together in preparation, it served to remind me of the wonderful purpose God has for every marriage. As a divine institution given by God to the human race, its real purpose and blessing can only be realised through…

Lessons to Remember

It was touted as the War to end all Wars…yet in the years since WW1 ended, millions of lives have been sacrificed in hundreds of wars fought all over the globe. It is as if humanity has never learnt the lessons that so many paid the ultimate price to teach us. Each year on the…

Sermons We See

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear; And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,…

2017: New Year’s Message

After reading numerous opinion piece articles during the first two days following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, I decided to stop reading news on it for a while. I had come away so depressed! Not because I believed the future was bleak, but because that’s all that the mainline media establishments offered in their analysis.…

Present Truth Perspective on The Pope’s Laudato Si’ Encyclical

The Pope’s Laudato Si’ Present Truth Perspective on The Pope’s Laudato Si’ Encyclical On June 18, 2015 Pope Francis released an encyclical on the environment entitled, Laudato Si’. The document calls for discussion and dialogue on environmental issues. Francis stated, “There are certain environmental issues where it is not easy to achieve a broad consensus.…