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This Journal and Its Sacred Mission

Statement of Purpose

This Journal and Its Sacred Mission

This journal stands firmly for the defense of the only true foundation of the Christian’s hope now being so generally repudiated,—Redemption through the precious blood of "the man Christ Jesus who gave himself a ransom (a corresponding price, a substitute) for all." (1 Peter 1:19; 1 Timothy 2:6) Building upon this sure foundation of gold, silver and precious stones, (1Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Peter 1:5-11) of the Word of God, its further mission is to—"Make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery which...has been hid in God...to the intent that now might be made known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God"—"which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men as it is now revealed."—Ephesians 3:5,9,10

It stands free from all parties, sects and creeds of men, while it seeks more and more to bring its every utterance into fullest subjection to the will of God in Christ, as expressed in the Holy Scriptures. It is thus free to declare boldly whatsoever the Lord hath spoken—according to the divine wisdom granted us, to understand. Its attitude is not dogmatical, but confident; for we know whereof we affirm, treading with implicit faith upon the sure promises of God. It is held as a trust, to be used only in his service; hence our decisions relative to what may and what may not appear in its columns must be according to our judgment of his good pleasure, the teaching of his Word, for the upbuilding of his people in grace and knowledge. And we not only invite but urge our readers to prove all its utterances by the infallible Word to which reference is constantly made, to facilitate such testing.

A Statement of Purpose


  • To "show forth the praises of Him who hath called is out of darkness into his marvelous light."—1 Peter 2:4
  • To reach others of the household of faith.—Hebrews 11:1,6; Galatians 6:10
  • To witness the love and plan of God to all who have a hearing ear.—Isaiah 61:1-3


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  • Those directly engaged in the work receive no salaries or allowances.—1 Thessalonians 2:9


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  • There is no earthly membership.
  • Repentant sinners who have consecrated to righteous living, and accepted Christ as their Redeemer, and made a covenant with God by sacrifice, are our brethren in Christ.—Psalm 50:5; Matthew 12:50
  • Those of the household of faith who have not made a covenant with God by sacrifice are encouraged to meet with the consecrated and to learn as much as possible regarding God’s beautiful plan.—2 Timothy 2:15,16


  • There is one Almighty God, the Father of whom are all things.—1 Corinthians 8:6; Psalm 83:18; 90:1,2; Exodus 3:14; 6:3; John 14:28
  • There is one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things.—1 Corinthians 8:6; John 3:16; Colossians 1:15-18
  • The Holy Spirit is the divine will, influence, or power of the Almighty Creator.—Psalm 33:6-9; 1 Corinthians 2:9,10; Joel 2:28, 29; Luke 11:13
  • Because of disobedience, Adam was condemned to death—not eternal torment.—Genesis 2:16,17; Ezekiel 18:4,20; Romans 6:23; 5:17
  • The seed of Abraham is the Christ, Head and body members, who sacrifice their earthly hopes in exchange for the heavenly hope of becoming heirs of God. This spiritual seed is developed under the grace or Sarah feature of the Abrahamic covenant.—Genesis 22:15-18; Galatians 3:16,29; 4:28-31; Romans 12:1; Psalm 50:5
  • The Law Covenant (pictured by Hagar), whose mediator between God and Israel was Moses, was added until the promised seed should come.—Exodus 19:3-8; Galatians 3:19,24; 4:25
  • The New Covenant (pictured by Keturah), whose mediator between God and man is the Christ, will be sealed with the precious blood of the dear Redeemer after all of his merit has passed through the fully consecrated of the Gospel Age. The New Covenant will be inaugurated with those with faith in Israel, but in the course of time all others will have a full opportunity to become the earthly seed of Abraham.—Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:7-12; Genesis 25:1; Acts 3:22; Hebrews 9:22-26
  • The man Christ Jesus gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time.—1 Timothy 2:5,6; Hebrews 2:9
  • The fully consecrated of the Gospel Age will have a share in the sin offering.—Hebrews 13:12,13; Leviticus 16:11-16; Colossians 1:24
  • Repentant sinners during the Gospel Age who consecrate to righteous living and accept the dear Redeemer are tentatively justified. When one makes a covenant with God by sacrifice his justification is vitalized, and he is at peace with God.—Romans 3:24; 4:25; 5:1,9
  • The door to the high calling is still open.—Hebrews 3:1; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; Philippians 3:13,14; Romans 11:25; Revelation 7:1-3
  • "The times of restitution of all things" began at the time our Lord returned in the fall of 1874 and will continue for the thousand years of Christ’s second presence. Individual restitution will start at the time the earthly phase of the kingdom is established.—Acts 3:19-21; Daniel 12:12; Revelation 22:17
  • The dead in Christ were resurrected in 1878. Since that time, those who finish their earthly course faithfully are immediately resurrected.—1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Revelation14:13; Isaiah 52:7
  • Shortly after the spiritual phase of the kingdom is fully set up, the heavenly Father, by or through the elect Christ, will terminate the trouble, and then the earthly phase of the kingdom will begin at the time the ancient worthies are resurrected to become princes in all the earth.—Zechariah 14:3; Matthew 24:22; Hebrews 11:35-40; Psalm 45:16
  • The soul (being) who refuses to accept and obey the better Mediator will be destroyed or devoured (not tormented). Fire is a forceful symbol of destruction—not preservation.—Acts 3:23; Ezekiel 18:4; Revelation 20:9

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