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The Mover of All Things

October 2, 2019

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It is hard for man to accept how completely he is in the hands of God. “Churchianity” pictures God as sitting off to one side, waiting and pleading for His creatures to come to Him. Instead of that He is the active force; He is the mover of all things. We simply live and move and have our being in Him (Acts 17:28). If He does not move us we are not moved; if He does not enlighten us we are not enlightened.

The course that God has taken to accomplish His purpose for man is preeminently the right one, for God is Almighty; so there is no question of His power to do whatever He wills, and He wills “all men to be saved” (I Timothy 2:3-4).

— G.J. Salter
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The Climax of the Drama of Humanity

September 30, 2019

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Of the final outcome of His creation God Himself declares that He will be “All in all,” that when the vast drama of human destiny reaches the culminating point of divine government even His enemies will be subjected; death, the fruit of sin, will be abolished as having done its work; Christ will be the Head of a redeemed race, and God will be everything to everybody. Such a climax is worthy of such a God, and justifies the creation of man with all of its complex problems.

— A.E. Saxby (1873-1960)
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September 28, 2019

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The Bible reveals that God is not experimenting in human life. He does not adventure at the creature’s risk. He does not gamble on chance, or trust to a lucky turn of the wheel of life to bring a possible handful of His creatures back to Himself. In order to save one soul, He is not compelled by some hideous necessity to doom a hundred. When His purpose in human life is completed, no debris will remain to mar the finished perfection of His work.

Adlai Loudy (1893-1984)
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The Ruins of the Fall Shall Be More than Repaired

September 26, 2019

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I place such a value upon the merits and death of my Redeemer as to conclude all will be happy for whom He suffered on the cross. I pay such a regard to the positive declarations of Scripture as to anticipate “the restitution of all things,” when the ruins of the fall shall be more than repaired and the creature which now groans shall groan no more.

Charles Chauncey (1705-1787)
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The Consummation of God’s Work Will Justify All of His Methods

September 24, 2019

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The character, as well as the ability of the Maker, is visible in the thing that He makes. If a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, then it is certain that the great Creator of all, Who is holy in all of His ways and righteous in all of His works, Who is good and only doeth good and whose tenderness is over all of His works, can design nothing the end of which is not pure happiness and usefulness. Whatever catastrophes may have intervened, and however mysterious are the processes by which His goal will be reached, it follows, from the fact of His unimpeachable character, that the consummation of His work will justify all of His methods.

— A.E. Saxby (1873-1960)
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God Cannot Be Disappointed

September 20, 2019

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Allowing then that our divine Redeemer died for all, and that God, their heavenly Father, is desirous of their everlasting felicity, it must follow that all will, in due time “come unto the knowledge of the truth” and be saved (I Timothy 2:4). What should hinder the future accomplishment of the divine will, or the final success of Christ’s mediatorial undertaking? Our wishes are often frustrated, but God cannot be disappointed. Inasmuch as the Savior of the world has atoned for the sins of every creature, and God earnestly desires the salvation of all, it is inconceivable that any should perish everlastingly. His infinite power, wisdom and goodness forbid such a dishonorable supposition. If these attributes belong to God, He must be able and willing to reduce all men to a state of moral subjection to His authority. If so, He certainly will not fail to do it. We may therefore congratulate mankind upon their future prospects.

— Charles Chauncey (1705-1787)
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Traditions of Men Displacing the Truth of God

September 18, 2019

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It is almost unbelievable that good and godly men could be led by false premises to deny the God of love and hearts of love to prove eternal torments. Only pitiless logic, that practically blots out the God of love and effaces the love of God from the hearts of believers, could establish such a theme – and all of this in spite of the fact that the Scriptures say, “Love never faileth.”

It is an excellent example of how the traditions of men have displaced in our minds and hearts the truth of God. I am sure it will be a relief when we turn to the blessed truth of God and learn that God always and everywhere loves all of His creatures, even the most prodigal of them. His love lasts, not only for this life, but is eternal in its very nature, and longs for responsive love, never being satisfied until it rests in being loved by all. The eternal punishment of the wicked would be eternal torment for God and His children.

Adlai Loudy (1893-1984)
Is Hell Eternal?
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