Archive for December 2014

The Vast and Glorious Purposes of God

December 22, 2014

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God’s purposes are so vast and glorious, beyond all guessing now, that when they are achieved and consummated, all of our sufferings and sorrows of today, even the agonies that nearly break our faith, the disasters that well-nigh overwhelm us, shall, seen from that fair country where God’s age-long dreams come true, bulk as little as bulk now the pieces of a broken toy upon a nursery floor, over which, thinking that all of our little world was in ruins, we cried ourselves to sleep.

WeatherheadLeslie Dixon Weatherhead (1893 –1976)
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Crossing the Currents of Society

December 14, 2014

Much of what I teach is regarding absolute truth – it is fixed and foundational.

On the other hand, however, there’s a lot of what I share that is relative. In this area I deal with the application of absolute truth in day-to-day life. It is here, in the relative (how we relate the truth practically to our lives), that things are more difficult. This is due to the barrage of unparalleled circumstances that today’s believers must face. These circumstances are so removed from the divine ideal that we are caught in extremely difficult situations. These conflicting settings are, more often than not, less than ideal, if not in outright opposition to God and His revealed principles.

For this reason, believers frequently simply have to do the best that they can do under the circumstances. God knows all about it since, obviously, it is He Who has designed these challenges of faith. We must play the hand we are dealt.

Although, having said that, by the grace of God, utilizing divine wisdom and the courage of faith we may take advantage of the opportunity to discard and draw again – daring to cross the currents of a society that has recklessly abandoned God and His revelation. This is not an easy course, and it is one that we likely will walk alone.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.


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