The Call and Purpose
"If any man be in Christ...old things are passed away; all things are become new." 2 Cor.5.17
The formation of the Christian church was the main theme of the New Testament and this is where this booklet, now decades old starts.
It goes on to describe the future purpose of the Church, those who have made their calling and election sure, to reconcile "all things" to Christ with quotes from four Christian writers who have noted the importance of this future purpose of the Church. Those four being F.B. Mayer, C.T. Russell, William Andrews and Samuel Cox.
The booklet goes on to describe the high standards that need to be met by those who have this future purpose and likens it to a medical student that gives much time to study and misses out on a lot of fun while young in order to pursue his or her chosen vocation.
The booklet closes by reminding us of the commission given
to the disciples by Jesus to go to all the world preaching the Gospel and
describes how this has had limited success with the example of the large area in
the Middle East which was Christian and now is predominantly Islamic and the
Western world which is rejecting the Christian faith more and more. But that it
has been achieving its purpose to select the Church.
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"They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
"The earnest expectation of the creation waits for the
manifestation of the sons of God." Rom.8.19 MKJV.
"The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together." Isa.40.5