King's Business - 1922-11

1104 THE K I N G ’ S B U S I N E S S awaits the completion of His elect number, are entirely forgotten. Thou­ sands of contributors to every worthy cause, who give the more and labor the harder because they want to be found faithful stewards “ at His ap­ pearing” are waved aside. To Dr. Booth, one who believes in the Lord’s coming is as a bump on a pickle—permanently fixed to one spot until at last it is bitten offv The premillennialists are just rusting out while the liberalists burn out. The Apostle seemed to think there was some real incentive in this hope, for he wrote: “ Ye, brethren, are not in darkness that that day should over­ take you as a thief. Therefore, let us not sleep as do others, but let us watch’and be sober.. Let us who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation” (1 Thess. 5:4-8). THE BEATITUDE OF UNFAILING FAITH “ Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended (scandalized) in me” (Matt. 11:6). In a Congregational divinity school in New England, a young man arose from his'seat in the classroom, went forward to the professor’s desk, laid down his Bible and said, “ If what you are teaching is true, I have no further use for that book or Jesus Christ. It is full of lies and Jesus Christ is not what He claimed to be.” He went out an unbeliever—scandalized in Christ. There are many such today who are being offended in Christ. They are listening to “ blind leaders of the blind.” The situation was exactly the same in the day when Jesus uttered the beatitude of unfailing faith: “ Bless­ ed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” He knew that His plans were out of harmony with the “ best opinion of the time.” He knew that “ advanced scholarship” was scandalized in Him. He is still a rock of offense and stone of stumbling to the cultivated natural man. , But it is still just as true that there is blessedness—true happiness of heart—for those who trust in Him.. The Holy Spirit is still sealing the message of His Gospel in the hearts of those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior—regardless of the changing opinions of unregenerate scholars. The Gospel is still “ the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” —K. L. B. § / give and bequeath to Bible Institute of Los Angeles, incorporated under the laws o f the State of California ........................... ........... Dollars, and I direct that the release of the President of the Board of Directors of said Bible Institute of Los Angeles shall be sufficient discharge to my . | executors in the premises. | FORM O F BEQU EST TO THE BIB LE INSTITUTE giHiiiiiiiiiiniiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiuiiiiiiiHiHiiiiiiuiiiiiiiKiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiuuiiiHiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiuuiiiiiiiiiiii^ 1

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