Is there a message that needs to be received throughout this Earth that is not getting that much reporting in the professed churches of God? Indeed and Paul one of the notable in knowledge in the Gospel, Bible Prophecy, and all things pertaining to the Word of God had only one determination:
Do you see how important the Cross of Calvary was to Paul? Paul says it one better in Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
people want to take for granted the truth that God has been seeking and speaking to us for many years so that we can draw near to him. He desires his cherished children to as 2 Peter puts it share in the divine nature! Was this something that people believed long ago and should it be something that carries forward today in your life and mine? Brother A.T. Jones told it best like this:
Anyone who attempts to preach Christ, the christ and at the same time slights, ignores, or despises doctrine, is not preaching Christ at all as Christ is. (July 4, 1899 ATJ, ARSH 424.7)
(C. P. Bolman: By doctrine, do you mean points in which we differ from other people?) (July 4, 1899 ATJ, ARSH 424.8)
Yes; it means that, because in all points of our faith, we do differ from other people. In straight up-and-down faith in Jesus Christ, we differ; for we have a deeper faith than they: if we haven’t, what good is there in our being Seventh-day Adventists? (July 4, 1899 ATJ, ARSH 424.9)
The Testimonies have said that we must present Christ, and that if we present Christ as Christ is, those who receive him will receive the doctrine. Put the two things together: I am not to preach first of all the doctrine, but Christ only. But let everyone bear in mind that when I do preach Christ as the Lord intends, people will receive the doctrine, even though I say not a word about it. The secret of this is that I must so preach Christ that all the doctrine is in the Christ whom I preach. And, brethren, we can so preach Christ. Indeed, we must so preach him, or else we are not preaching Christ. To preach half of Christ is not to preach Christ. To preach Christ is to preach him wholly; for “in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him.” (July 4, 1899 ATJ, ARSH 424.10)
What does it mean to half proclaim Christ? How about to only tell you or proclaim half the content of 1 John 1:9? (To many folks want to take the preacher’s word for it rather than studying the scriptures themsevles!) He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins… But the power is within the cleansing from all unrighteousness that is within that very promise! If the Testimonies are to be read and heard today its sole purpose is to call our attention to the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST!