Saviour of All Fellowship
November 2005

Dear Friends in Faith,
     Love seeks the highest for its object. All mankind are loved by God. In order to attain the highest that can possibly be enjoyed by humanity, God did the only thing that could reach this pinnacle in the giving of His only begotten Son. Paul saw the future. He glimpsed the goal God has for mankind. All the sorrows attending this life pale in comparison. When Paul was experiencing famine did he complain to God, “How can you do this to me? I thought you loved me!” Rather, Paul rejoiced! He was truly happy knowing that no matter how much evil came upon him that God was seeking his highest.
     The greatest evil was inflicted upon the most innocent, Christ Jesus our Lord. Yet we read that, rather than reviling God for this, He held firmly to faith that was centered in God, as the Inaugurator and Perfecter of faith, “Who, for the joy lying before Him, endures a cross, despising the shame” (Heb.12:2). Christ saw the sequel to the evil, to the cross, to the shame. The most wonderful of sequels to this evil is that love will have attained all it sought for in the saving of all mankind.
     There is one thing that people who call themselves Christians talk about even where they go off in different directions on other topics. They all seem to agree that Jesus Christ was crucified, and they pretty much agree that He was roused from the dead. (We agree on both of these points.) But why did He die?
The apostle Paul brought a message which he called “the evangel” (or “gospel”) which says that Christ died for our sins (1 Cor.15:1,3). In one way or another Paul kept repeating that message.
     The apostle tells us that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1 Tim.1:15). In facing this job He gave Himself a correspondent Ransom for all (1 Tim.2:6). That is certainly a major explanation of His death on the cross.
     Therefore God is now revealed as the Saviour of sinners. In fact He takes the title: Saviour of all mankind.
     God is the living God in His place as Saviour, and we can rely on Him for this. God is the living God as Saviour of all mankind, and we can rely on Him for this. God is the living God as Saviour of all mankind and as Saviour in a special way of those who are believing, and we can rely on Him for this (1 Tim.4:9,10).
     We thank everyone who has contacted us in our desire to update our address list. If you have not written to us for a year or two, we would appreciate hearing from you if you wish to continue receiving the newsletter.
     Our dear beloved friend and brother, Fred Niemeyer, passed away on the morning of the 18th of October. The funeral was encouraging in that it showed how Fred’s children, grandchildren and in-laws all have exemplary faith in God as the Saviour of all mankind. Our heart-felt condolences go to Helen, his wife, and family over this loss. Yet we rejoice to know that we will see Fred again in a glorious new body.

Yours in God’s grace and peace,
Dean Hough and Tony Nungesser


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