BULLETIN

THE WORD OF TRUTH MINISTRY

228 NORTH EL MOLINO AVENUE, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91101-1675

Otis Q. Sellers, Founder David R. Hettema, Director

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Volume 2, No. 39    Jane Sellers Hancock, Editor    December 2006

Thoughts from the Editor (page 1)
Jane S. Hancock

“Safe in Jehovah’s keeping,
Led by His glorious arm.
God is Himself my refuge,
A present help from harm.
Fears may at times distress me,
Griefs may my soul annoy;
God is my strength and portion,
God my exceeding joy.

“Safe in Jehovah’s keeping,
Safe in temptations’ hour,
Safe in the midst of perils,
Kept by Almighty power.
Safe when the tempest rages,
Safe though the night be long;
E’en when my sky is darkest,
God is my strength and song.”

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.
Although at the present time many serve their country in the military, I thought, when I read the title of the pamphlet and the poem on the back, that just being a Christian in today’s world sets us apart. And having a personal God, One Who has spoken, One Who has made Himself visible, One Who has acted, makes me different from everyone I know outside of my little Word-of-Truth family.

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,
God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.
All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you;
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.”

“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).
The LORD is my rock . . . .” (Psalm 18:2).


From the Director
David R. Hettema

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: wordoftruth@earthlink.net.

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. &


We Get Letters

“Snail Mail”:

“I do enjoy the

[More] Seed & Bread studies. As you issue new ones, please send them to me.”

“I am to thankful for having heard Mr. Sellers from many years ago, and learned previous truths. I thank God daily for these blessings. . . . Isaiah 40:5 is a favorite verse of mine. Yes, the future is so good under God’s care.”

“I have enjoyed every page of the December issue [2005] of [the] Bulletin, both agreeing and learning . . . I am studying and enjoying the three new [More] Seed & Bread [leaflets] you enclosed.”

E-mail:

“I am sure enjoying “The Word of Truth” [magazine excerpt] that you send out periodically. My daughter Karen says she reads it in its entirety and then goes back with her Bible to read it again. She is a real believer in the Truth. She says she feels alone in her beliefs, as all of her friends are only interested in what they believe. So [she] and I spend a lot of time on the phone discussing our beliefs. But both of us feel very comforted in our simple knowledge of Biblical truths. Someday we will all be ‘enlightened.’. . . O Glorious Day!!!”

“[Mr. Sellers] was such a kind, nice man. I always thought his voice was so mild and soft spoken. To be able to study his ideas and interpretations is refreshing. Thanks again!”


Our Honorary Agent
In Great Britain

Look up the interesting web site from “across the pond”! Our honorary agent, George T. Morris, provides a supply of Word of Truth materials. A list of materials and prices will be sent.    Please write or e-mail:

Mr. George T. Morris
67 Wood Lane, Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands, B74 3LS
United Kingdom

E-mail: geo.morris@virgin.net
Web Site:  christi