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In our former article we were occupied with the grand truth that this Scripture passage from I Peter 1:22-25 is a precept of the gospel to the reborn church of God. We ended by asserting that Peter does not admonish the Church to become what she is not, but rather the Church is admonished to live out in holy fear and trembling what (she has been made to be in Christ. More and more we must love one another fervently from the heart. That is conversion.

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The reader should diligently keep in mind that the apostle is here addressing the living church of God. He is not addressing potential candidates for heaven and hell, confronting them with “two ways”. But he is admonishing the living church to work out her salvation with fear and trembling since it is God that worketh in her both to will and to do of His good-pleasure! The sacred writer stirs up the living church to walk in the faith and daily, progressive conversion!

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Chapter XXI The Mystery Of The Seventy Weeks in Daniel 9 THE SEVENTY YEARS AS PRESENTED IN THE “SEVENTY SEVENS”—Daniel 9:24ff. (continued) All attempts to “read into” this symbolical number definite chronological dates must needs fail. And they have. The Lord will keep the waiting saints in holy suspense until He will reveal the grand Gospel news to the aged Simeon that he will not see death until he has seen the Lord’s Christ—the Messiah (Luke 2:26)! Hence, we must not be tempted to outwit and outdo the Dispensational advocates in attempting to give a better and more plausible interpretation...

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I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. I Timothy 2:8 Men are to pray in every place as Christ’s ministers at the altar. Introduction In the first place, we note, that Paul is writing the authoritative words in this text in the capacity of having been appointed by Jesus Christ to stand in the office of preacher, apostle, and teacher of Gentiles (I Tim. 2:7; II Tim. 1:11; cp. Gal. 2:6-10). Note also that verse 8 stands at the head of this unit. It is basic. It really is the rock-bottom pillar of the truth...

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We were speaking in our former essay of those who are widows indeed; those who are actually widows, answering to the Scriptural portrait of a widow. A widow, we saw, is one who is “bereft” of a husband. According to the Hebrew term ahmanah she is one who is “silent.” A woman who has put on the garments of widowhood has put on the garments of silence. Concerning such widows Paul gives Timothy some very definite instructions! It should be remembered that such a widow, who is a widow indeed, is one who has no earthly means of sustenance. She has no...

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