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Bride or One Body?

[ Editor: ] For more information about the difference between the One Body and the Bride, see: Books - –   Are Bride and Body Identical? , F.H. Robinson (see order form under “Robison”); –   The Church Which Is His Body and the Bride the Lamb’s Wife , John Kessler (see order form under “Kessler”); Articles - –   The Bride and the Bridegroom and Ephesians Chapter 5, E.W. Bullinger, Bible Student’s Notebook #296 ; –   The Ecclesia Today Is Not the “Bride” or “Sheep,” (Tidbits of Truth #11), F.H. Robison, Bible Student’s Notebook #866 .

Judgment

[ Editor: ] God’s judgments are not an end within themselves, rather than a means to an end. They are not punitive but corrective. They are the setting of things right. For a look into the subject of judgment, see: Books - -           Judgment and the Doctrine of Eternal Hell , A.P. Adams ( Order form under “A.P. Adams”); -           God in Creation, Redemption, Judgment and Consummation , A.E. Saxby ( Order form under “A.E. Adams”). Articles – -           “Judgment: Its Nature and Purpose,” A.P. Adams, Bible Student’s Notebook #388 ; -           “Father’s Judgments Are Remedial” ( Kolasis : A Word Study), Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #308 ; -           “Divine Crisis,” Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #930 ; -           “Future Punishment: What God Says About It,” William B. Screws, Bible Student’s Notebook #628 ; -           “God’s Wrath Is the Operation of His Love,” Gustavus Hiller, Bible Student’s Notebook #692 .

Contention and Strife

[ Editor :] For more information on the themes of contention and strife , see, –   Excuse Yourself, Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #682 ; –   Our Response to Antagonists: Silence, Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #573 ; –   Divisiveness and Contention – and Our Divine Calling to Peace, Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #571 ; –   Paul's Stern Warnings Against Divisiveness and Contention, Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #571 ; –   Paul's 10 Greek Words Warning Against a Divisive Spirit, (Chart), Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #572 ; –   Contention's Entrance and Exit – Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs, Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #573 ; –   "Reason" or "Argue"?, Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #573 ; –   Freedom from Identifying and Assigning Motives, Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., Bible Student’s Notebook #2

Paul’s Priestly Ministry

[ Editor: ] Paul’s early ministry was a prophetic, priestly ministry to the nations --  acting as a priest of the evangel of God”  (Romans 11:13; 15:16), which purpose was to provoke Israel to emulation (Romans 11:14). During this time Israel had the preeminence (Romans 3:1-2) -- “ to the Jew first ” (Romans 1:16; 2:9-10) -- with Gentile believers as “ guests ”  at their table (Ephesians 2:12, 19), partakers of Israel’s “ spiritual things ” (Romans 15:27), as a “ wild olive ” branch grafted into Israel, partaking of “ the root and fatness ” of the olive tree (Romans 11:17-18), spiritually “ Abraham’s seed ” (Galatians 3:29), with Jerusalem as their “ mother ” (Galatians 4:26), etc. For a look at the subject of Paul’s priestly ministry, see the book: –   Paul's Priestly Ministry: A Compilation  (see  order form  under “Compilations”).

Ephesians and Colossians

[ Editor :] Ephesians and Colossians are the present truth for the current dispensation. Ephesians introduces " the Administration of the Secret " in which we now live (3:9 CV ), while Colossians, its companion epistle, was written " to complete the Word of God" (1:25 CV ). There are no other Secret Administration letters beyond Ephesians and Colossians. For a consideration of these post-Acts epistles of Paul, and their uniqueness in contrast with his earlier epistles, see the book: -           Ephesians and Colossians: Scripture for the Present Administration , ” Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., see order form under “Pilkington.”

Sonship

[ Editor: ] “ Sonship ” is the Greek word huiothesia ( SEC #5206), meaning the “placing as a son”, i.e., “son-placing.” It is “the station in life accorded a son” (A.E. Knoch). It is translated “ sonship ” in the Concordant, Rotherham, Moffatt and Diaglott (“ son-setting ” in the Dabhar ). For more information on this glorious theme see the book entitled Sonship : A Comprehensive Compilation , Bible Student’s Press (see the form under “Compilations.”) Sonship – Dispensationally Considered The Romans 9 “ sonship ” is the exclusive prerogative of “ Israel according to the flesh ,” the Galatians 4 “ sonship ” extends to the spiritual seed of Abraham who are not “ after the flesh ” (:23), but was associated with “ Jerusalem which is above ” (:26). However, the Ephesians “ sonship ” has no relationship whatsoever to Abraham or Israel. It has no connection with the promises made to the fathers, it is not founded on an earthly inheritance (allotment). The Ephesians “ sonship ” extend

Adoption

[ Editor: ] “ Adoption ” is the Greek word huiothesia ( SEC #5206), meaning the “placing as a son”, i.e., “sonship,” or “son-placing.” It is “the station in life accorded a son” (A.E. Knoch). It is translated “ sonship ” in the Concordant, Rotherham, Moffatt and Diaglott (“ son-setting ” in the Dabhar ). For more information on this glorious theme see the book entitled Sonship : A Comprehensive Compilation , Bible Student’s Press (see the form under “Compilations.”) See entry: Sonship