"Now abideth faith, hope, love, these three" C\ Cor. 13:13, A.R.V.). "Faith, hope, love" the indestructibles, the abiding things! The apostle Paul in his beautiful message to the church makes it clear that "these three" will abide. They were placed by God in the very heart of man in the beginning. , ,
AS HE came to the time of His last Passover, our Lord knew plainly from the storm that was gathering about Him in old Judea that He was moving rapidly toward the climax of His earthly career, and He desired to have a special meeting with His disciples. Luke records, "And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God" (Luke 22:15,16).
AN INFIDEL lawyer had been told by his physician that a fatal disease had fastened itself upon him and that recovery was impossible. With death staring him in the face, the lawyer went to a friend of his, who was a Christian, and asked for instruction in the Christian religion. The friend urged him to get a Bible and to study it, patiently and sympathetically, as he would his law books. . .
PASTOR F. C. GILBERT, an old friend and the author of Divine Predictions Fulfilled, which we would do well to re print, was once visiting in China, and while there gave a series of excellent studies to the workers on the Spirit of Prophecy. In one of the sessions he bore this testimony: "I have such faith in the Spirit of Prophecy that if I found in these books a statement that did not appeal to my reason, I would accept it, because I believe God has spoken, and sometime I would understand. . . ."
WRITING on the Spirit of Prophecy and its continuing influence as God's guiding gift to the church, Elder W. A. Spicer in his excellent and enlightening book, Certainties of the Advent Movement, page 227, makes the following statement of assurance: "The gift still speaks its messages, its counsels covering even future times, and out lining experiences yet to come before the movement reaches the Land of Promise. . ."
THE great glory of our Christian faith is that we are dealing with a living Christ, who is to all His disciples today what He was to those who saw and heard Him nearly twenty centuries ago. His biography is not that of one who has slept for ages in a Judean tomb. It is the biography of an earthly life that is continued in the heavens. . .
Let me tell you of a dream I once had that really impressed me. In fact, the impression still lingers. In the dream it appeared that I was on my way home from a long field trip back in the years when I was connected with the Pacific Press, our publishing house in California. In those days most traveling was done by train. As I approached the depot in the town where I had filled my last speaking appointment on the trip, I heard the engine bell ringing. . .