THE WORD OF TRUTH MINISTRY
228 NORTH EL MOLINO AVENUE, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91101-1675
Otis Q. Sellers, Founder David R. Hettema, Director
Volume 2, No. 39 Jane Sellers Hancock, Editor December 2006
Thoughts from the Editor (page 1)
“Safe in Jehovah’s keeping,
“Safe in Jehovah’s keeping,
On the back cover of “The Christian in Military Service,” a small pamphlet written by Otis Q. Sellers during World War II, he quotes this poem by Sir Robert Anderson.
My friends, many who became my friends through my work in education, who are colleagues at the University of California in Los Angeles, are wonderful people. They have values; they care; they believe in social justice; they vote; they are activists in politics and education; they are good parents and family members; they are intelligent. They, too, are appalled by some of the horrors, sins, satanic events that take place in our society today. They lead moral lives, a quality often exhibited by people who are not Christian. And that’s a good thing, leading moral lives. If they didn’t, they couldn’t be my friends. But I don’t think a single one has a personal relationship with God, even with Jesus Christ. And although many are familiar with the Bible as “a piece of literature,” that’s all it is to them.
So, this is my world. I remember when I went off to college—so many, many years ago. I needed to know what to do and how to act at a small liberal arts college with a Methodist background—yes, a Christian background—where religion was a required subject. What did I do on Sundays?
I tried going to a local church with my roommate—once or twice. I thought it would be good to “keep a Sunday in my life.” But the service was devoid of Biblical instruction and full of ritual and social activities. After two months in the religion class where every day the professor said that the stories in the Old Testament were just stories, my dad intervened and I got permission from the dean to take a logic class, instead. I survived in my first adventure outside my safe family world with my beliefs intact because of two things: my dad had taught me to have principles and live by them and he had taught me that I could draw on the resources of God every moment of every day and every night, at any time, in any place.
My principles are based on what is good in the sight of God. At an early age I fortified myself with principles based on what God would have me do. I refuse to surrender them under any circumstances. At an early age, I knew that I could talk to God at any time, in any place. He has kept me steady in times when I could have, should have fallen apart. He takes care of me.
As Sir Robert Anderson says, He is my refuge, my strength, my exceeding joy, my safe harbor, my song, my rock.
As it says in this song by C.D. Martin we like to sing:
“Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
“And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15).
From the Director
With this Bulletin mailing, we are pleased to send you some new and interesting items of value from The Word Of Truth Ministry. Milton Hammond has written another More Seed & Bread, titled My Righteous God, intended to bring glory to our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
We have also enclosed some previously-published, precious “old treasures” as described in Matthew 13:52. They are two of Mr. Sellers’ earlier Seed & Bread studies: Number 26, The Divine Purpose; and Number 27, The Kingdom of God. The two studies are well worth rereading many times. I urge you to carefully consider what is said in these two Seed & Bread leaflets; it will refresh your spiritual thinking and prepare your mind for the truth of what is yet to be within the coming Kingdom of God.
Also, within your packet for you to look over and consider, you will find two charts, Number One and Number Two, and also there is an orientation sheet describing the charts. These charts have to do with our on-going study of The Seventy Weeks Prophecy as revealed in the book of Daniel. The charts are intended as an abbreviated introduction to Daniel’s yet to be fulfilled prophecy of the 490 years that are designed by God for His people Israel and the City of Jerusalem.
For those who want to look further into this subject, there will be thirty-plus studies on cassettes or disks about The Seventy Weeks Prophecy that will be made available in the near future from The Word of Truth Ministry. These studies have exposed previously unrecognized deep and valuable truth concerning the “consummation of the eon.” We are continually seeking for the truth, remembering the Apostle Paul’s advice: If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know (1 Cor. 8:2, NKJV). Any questions? Please feel free to write or call us at the Pasadena home office address or contact our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A SPECIAL NOTE:
If You Have Recently Ordered From Our Web Site Any of the Limited-time, Specially-priced Bound Volumes of Seed & Bread, Bound Volumes One & Two (See Offer Page 4):
Seed & Bread, Bound Volumes One & Two are very popular items lately–our existing stock has been exhausted again! We will be binding additional volumes, but all unfilled orders will not be shipped until early next year. If you have placed an order for these in November or December of 2006, we will honor your order and price. If you have any questions, please contact us at The Word of Truth Ministry home office in Pasadena, California. &
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