MOST SURELY BELIEVED
limits of a pamphlet have never made
themselves so manifest as in the present case.
It would be no exaggeration to say that we
have omitted more than we have included. We
ask the charity of every reader to judge us
upon what we have written, and to refrain from
deducing motives or meanings in connection
with what we have omitted.
Certain subjects must, of necessity, take
first place -- the claims of the Scriptures,
the Person and work of Christ, the special
dispensation of the mystery, sin, salvation,
and a protest against some popular 'isms'.
When these are dealt with very little room is
left for other subjects. Should a second
pamphlet be found necessary, we may then be
able to deal with a wider scope of doctrine
than has here been found possible.
A declaration of those things which are most
surely believed among us.
The method we have adopted is based on the
1. To make the declaration in plain terms.
2. To give, without comment, a series of
Scripture quotations, that form the ground of
3. To give briefly a reason for the hope that
is within us, and to open up any important
points, difficulties, translations and the
like connected therewith.
4. To supplement these notes wherever
necessary by references to articles in The
Berean Expositor or to our books and
pamphlets, where the awakened reader will find
fuller exposition of the different themes. We
feel quite free to do this as all our
publications have been written to help the
children of God, and have not been published
with a view to fnancial profit.
We trust the booklet will be of service in
answering the recurring questions, 'What are
you? 'Where do you worship? etc., and pray
that under the good hand of God some who read
it may be led into fuller light and liberty by
the acceptance of the truth and the
repudiation of error.
'Seeing then that we have such hope, we use
great plainness of speech' (2 Cor. 3:12).
' ... Be ready always to give an answer to
every man that asketh you a reason of the hope
that is in you, with meekness and fear' (1
' ... Earnestly contend for the faith which
was once delivered unto the saints' (Jude 3).
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