Saviour of All Fellowship
Dear Friends in Faith,
Baldwin Fellowship held on October 1-3 was a good way to begin the month. We were all blessed to meet Tony Scott who is new to the reconciliation of all message. This message surely does bring hope and joy which is so evident in Tonys life and the lives of those who embrace it. And that is how it should be. When all in the heavens and all on the earth have embraced this new non-hostile attitude to God that is brought about through the blood of Christs cross, it cannot but have a most marvelous, joyous effect upon all.
Dean Hough observed that many people concentrate on the curses and judgments of the Bible without relating them to the victory and blessings of the cross. Even when Adam and Eve received their curse they also were told that One would come to undo the damage brought (Gen.3:15,16), as now announced, for instance, in Romans 5:18,19.
Eli Beachy spoke on the book of Esther and the temporary losses in his own family experiences. However when these are related to the fact that all is out of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, there is quite a change in our attitude toward such evils.
J. P. brought several messages concerning the grace of God and His purpose. He started by reading a printed item from a minister warning his congregation against our message, and continued forward in Scriptural studies to lead us into more appreciation for the truths of the conciliation and reconciliation achieved through the blood of Christs cross. His final talk focused upon Christ as the Image of God in the Scriptures, the One Who unfolds what kind of God God is.
Tony Nungesser gave several talks dealing with walking worthily of the evangel as it relates to Ephesians 4:1-6. He then spoke on Romans 13 and concentrated on owing love to one another (13:8).
We all have many prayer requests concerning personal needs and uncertainties in our lives. Among our readers are several who are ill or infirm, such as Francis G., struggling with cancer, and Clint T. who suffered a stroke a few months ago. Our own efforts along with Jim Coram in California and Richard Condon in New Jersey in trying to make the Concordant Version of the Old Testament available continually meet with frustrations. After the stirring efforts of the radio program Grace Cafe J. P. is facing the question, What next? We hear also about the small Bible school recently started in Port Austin, Michigan, under the direction of Stephen Jones who has written books supporting the truth of universal salvation. These are among our concerns, for which we make specific requests. But also we repeat Pauls great prayer request for the Colossians, for all our fellow believers, that you may be filled full with the realization of [Gods] will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, you to walk worthily of the Lord for all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work (Col.1:9,10).
Yours in Gods grace,
Dean Hough and Tony Nungesser