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Monday, March 11, 2024

Our Future Hope - 40 Day Journey with Martin Luther – Day 23 - Purity 1296


 Our Future Hope - 40 Day Journey with Martin Luther – Day 23 - Purity 1296

Purity 1296 03/11/2024 Purity 1296 Podcast

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Good morning,

Today’s photo of a blue sky ocean view comes to us from an unknown FB friend who originally shared this scene from the end of a dock or pier on social media on or around February 19, 2021. If this “crystal blue” vision is yours, give me a heads up and I’ll update the blog to give you the photo credit you so richly deserve.

Well, It’s Monday and I share scenes like today’s photo to encourage my friends to go out and enjoy their lives and to remember the moments of joy they had to help them make it through the times that weren’t so good.  When you are going through trials it’s good to remember moments of joy from our past for two reasons.  1.  They tell us that life hasn’t always been as bad as the problems we are currently experiencing. And 2. They give us the hope that someday in the future we can have similar joy-producing moments where our current problems are things we have overcome and left in the past. 

Similarly, and more importantly, when we are going through trials we can remember when God has helped us in the past and we can put our faith in His promises that assure us that He is working all things together for good and, if we are in Christ, regardless of the outcome of the particular situations we are moving through, we are assured of a “good end” in that we will one day experience what it means to live with God.   The promise we have for eternity is spoken of in:

Revelation 21:3-4 (NKJV) where we are assured:
3  … "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
4  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

No more, death, sorrow, crying, or pain…. Oh brother and sister -that’s our destiny. Let’s not forget that and rejoice right now because when we hold on to that truth nothing and no one can take away our hope for better days to come. We just have to keep on walking and talking with God until we get there.  

And what better time to draw close to the Lord than right now in the season of Lent? And speaking of Lent….

It’s the twenty-third day of Lent and so we continue my personal walkthrough of Gracia Grindal’s 40 Day Journey with Martin Luther to observe and celebrate the Lenten season.   In this walkthrough of Grindal’s devotional,  it is our hope that we will get to know Martin Luther a little better as we seek to draw closer to the Lord on our journey to Resurrection Sunday – Easter.  

And so we continue.

Journey Day 23

I believe that by my own understanding or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ my Lord or come to him, but instead the Holy Spirit has called me through the gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, made me holy and kept me in the true faith, just as he calls, gathers, enlightens, and makes holy the whole Christian Church on earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one common, true faith.

Because holiness has begun and is growing daily, we await the time when our flesh will be put to death, will be buried with all its uncleanness, and will come forth gloriously and arise to complete and perfect holiness in a new, eternal life. Now, however, we remain only halfway pure and holy. The Holy Spirit must always work in us through the Word, granting us daily forgiveness until we attain to that life where there will be no more forgiveness. In that life there will be only perfectly pure and holy people, full of integrity and righteousness, completely freed from sin, death, and all misfortune, living in new, immortal, and glorified bodies.

Biblical Wisdom

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18.

Silence for Meditation.

Pause the podcast, or stop reading, and sit quietly for 60 seconds, a few minutes, or 10-15 minutes, or however long you feel comfortable with and have time for. Focus on your breath and the calm stillness in the present moment that is always available to us in God’s creation. Meditate on Martin Luther’s comments for the day, and the content of today’s Biblical wisdom.

Questions to Ponder

·       If, as Luther suggests, both the capacity to believe and the content of our faith are pure gifts of grace given by the Holy Spirit, what if any is the role of human effort in our relationship with God?

Although we are saved by the grace of God and given the ability to repent by the power of the Holy Spirit, the role of human effort in our relationship should not be dismissed. God brings us into his kingdom but after we are saved He invites us to do our part in our relationship with Him by actively renewing our minds with His word and making efforts to align our lives with His principles for living by repenting of our former ways and crucifying our flesh to abstain from sin and to do good works for His kingdom.  Any Christian knows that although they are given the joy of their salvation after putting their faith in Jesus, they still have free will and can still be led into temptation and sin. So it is our responsibility to make the daily decision to forsake our former ways of thinking and acting and choose to follow God with the way we live.  The degree to which we choose to follow is our decision and the more effort we put forth to know God and to represent the kingdom the more that God will teach us, bless us, and lead us into becoming the people He created us to be.  

·       Why is the daily forgiveness of sins so central to the work of the Holy Spirit?

The daily forgiveness of sins is so central to the work of the Holy Spirit because we are imperfect sons and daughters of God who still sin and we need the assurance of our forgiveness and the comfort that the Spirit brings to us so we will not condemn ourselves and instead will persist in our efforts to become more and more like Jesus, to grow progressively in our sanctification and in finding our purpose in Christ.

·       What does it mean to say that “the Holy Spirit must always work in us through the Word”?

The Holy Spirit must always work within us through the Word because it is by the wisdom of the Word of God that we learn what our new lives are supposed to look like. The word renews our minds by causing us to know the truth about who we are and how we are to live. The Holy Spirit illuminates the scriptures, so the word convicts us and enlightens us. The Holy Spirit encourages and empowers us to repent based on the wisdom of God’s word.

Psalm Fragment

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. Psalm 51:10-12.

Journal Reflections

·       Have you experienced a longing to be “perfectly pure and holy”? If so, describe the longing in your journal. How has this longing impacted your life? If not, Can you imagine what it might be like to have such a longing?

I have experienced the longing to be perfectly pure and holy. You don’t forsake sexual sin unless you have that desire and amazingly the Lord will bless your efforts to be pure and holy by giving you the power to overcome the sins of the flesh if you ask Him for help, lean on His strength, and follow Him into righteousness.  This longing has changed my life – can you honestly say, “no sexual sin in my life”? I can. And it is only by the grace and power of God that I can do so, While I have victory in that one area, there is still room to grow – food addiction is an ongoing struggle, frustration and it driving me into swearing is a real present concern, but I can imagine that if I continue to surrender to the Lord, He will help me to grow in these areas too.

·       How often do you read the Bible and spend time in prayer? Does it feel like enough time?

I would normally say I read the Bible every day because I normally do. Ironically, this 40 Da Journey with Martin Luther and my current “March Madness” as the Freedom in Christ Course I am leading is coming to a close has gotten in the way of my normal Bible study but in truth I am getting lots of scripture through that. As for my prayer life, I spend 15-20 minutes in dedicated prayer every morning and have an ongoing conversation with God throughout my days.  And no, I don’t think I will ever feel that I have enough time for these two spiritual disciplines.

·       Do your devotional practices sharpen both your sense of sin and your joy in God's forgiveness?

Yes, my devotional practices convict me in areas where I need to grow, and they cause me to rejoice over my relationship with God and the fact that I am forgiven and free in Christ.

Prayers for the Life of Faith

Pray that your congregation will faithfully preach Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit so that more will be called, gathered, enlightened, and sanctified in the one true faith.

I pray that my church will faithfully preach Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit so that more will be called, gathered, enlightened, and sanctified in the one true faith.  Show us the truth and lead us in holiness, O Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prayer For Today

Come, Holy Spirit, enliven my faith today, show me the depth of my sins and the glory I receive in the forgiveness of my sins.

Amen.

(Gracia M. Grindal. 40-day Journey With Martin Luther. Kindle Edition.

(We encourage you to purchase Grindal’s book and take the 40 Day Journey with Martin Luther for yourself by purchasing Grindal’s book wherever books are sold. You can find it online at many different sites and purchase it new, used – paper or electronic for less than $15.00).

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For those who want more evidence for Christianity than my simple encouragements provide, I offer apologist, Frank Turek’s website, https://crossexamined.org/ .

Today’s Bible verses come to us from “The Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling” By John G. Kruis.

( While Bible verses on various topics of Counseling can be found with a quick Google search, we encourage you to purchase this resource to support the late author’s work. (https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Scripture-Reference-Counseling-Kruis-ebook/dp/B00CIUJZT2?ref_=ast_author_dp )

This morning’s meditation verses come from the section on Contentment, Coveting & and Priorities.

Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
19  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
20  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Today’s verses fall under the tenth point of our counseling reference guide resource’s section on Contentment, Coveting, and Priorities.

10. Do not lay up earthly treasures, but heavenly treasures.

Today’s verses are the word of Jesus and He teaches us to value the things we do for the kingdom of God rather than the things of this world . This should impress upon us the importance of following the Lord with the way we live.  Although this world may judge us by the wealth we have and the things we own, God values the things we do for His kingdom. So let’s not be obsessed with the material things but concern ourselves with the spiritual treasures that come from the things we do for and with God.

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As always, I invite all to go to mt4christ.org where I always share insights from prominent Christian theologians and counselors to assist my brothers and sisters in Christ with their walk.

Today we continue sharing from “According to Your Word: Morning and Evening Through the New Testament” By Stephen F. Olford – A Collection of Devotional Journals: 1940-1941.

As always, I share this information for educational purposes and encourage you all to purchase Olford’s books for your own private study and to support his work.  This resource is available online for less than $10 at many sites.

EVENING READING: LUKE 12

“Do not seek what you should eat or what you should
drink, nor have an anxious mind.”
– Luke 12:29

What a message for today! When men and nations in the world are very nearly beside themselves with anxiety.

“Do not seek,” said the Lord, “what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.” And previously, “Consider the ravens, they neither sow nor reap … and God feeds them… . Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass … how much more will He clothe you” (Luke 12:24-28)?

To live in anxiousness is a definite sin. For it is rank faithlessness and what is not of faith is sin.

Father, give me the faith of the raven and lily.
Amen.[1]

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These teachings are also available on the MT4Christ247 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@MT4Christ247

Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Ask Seek Knock blog (https://tammylynask.blogspot.com/ ),  her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

“The views, opinions, and commentary of this publication are those of the author, M.T. Clark, only, and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of any of the photographers, artists, ministries, or other authors of the other works that may be included in this publication, and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities the author may represent.”

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Do Not Worry – Lent with Bonhoeffer Day 7 – Purity 979


Do Not Worry – Lent with Bonhoeffer Day 7 – Purity 979      

Purity 979 03/01/2023 Purity 979 Podcast

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Good morning,

Today’s photo of a peaceful scene on the shores of Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia comes to us from Fred Dimmick who shared this pic back on February 21st on social media reporting he was experiencing yet another “awesome day” there with sunny skies anda  temperature of 70 degrees.  

Well, it’s Wednesday and I thought that there was enough of the mountains in the distance in this photo to visually represent our arrival at “hump day” and the beginning of the month of March that, prayerfully, will usher in the “lamb like” days of spring.  

Although we are at the midpoint of the work week, it’s Monday for me as I was able to use an “extra” vacation day and a scheduled day off to deliver me from working the last two days of February.  February may be a short month but because of its penchant for snow storms and low temperatures I am always glad to wish it farewell as there is real reason to look forward to greener days as March 20th is the first day of spring. Whether the weather will cooperate with the calendar, God only knows, but I am officially praying and hoping that spring will come sooner rather than later and that yesterday’s snow storm will be the beginning of the end, it not the end it’s self, of the snow for this winter. 

After clearing my driveway of the white stuff yesterday, I felt moved in my spirit that we had reason to hope that winter is coming to an end.  Even though the ground was covered in the evidence of winter’s presence, I felt somehow that this storm may have been, perhaps, a last hurrah of winter because it just seemed to lack the sense of permanence. I got the sense that all though it was here, it wouldn’t stay. I felt so much that I decided to take some photos of the snow around Riverhouse to document it and prayerfully to say goodbye to it. While they aren’t stunning or anything, I’m sharing those photos here on the blog today, to share the experience and to hopefully document one of if not the last snow storms of the winter of 2023.





But hey if it snows again it snows again, It’s March, baby, and as each day passes we will be marching ever closer to the glorious renewal of life that comes to our earth with the budding and blossoming with spring. Things will change in the next 31 days so let’s go forward with purpose, endurance, and hope!

Speaking of marching ahead, we once again resume our current series of going on the 40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer to mark the season of Lent and to draw closer to God in anticipation for the celebration of Easter, knowing that if we take this journey of repentance seriously, the Lord will use it to change us too.  You can sign up to get this devotional yourself by going to the Biblegateway link on the blog ((https://www.biblegateway.com/devotionals/40-Day-Journey-Dietrich-Bonhoeffer/today)) .  

Day 7

Bonhoeffer writes:

“Do not worry!

Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry.

But in truth, they are what cause anxiety.

The heart which clings to goods receives with them the choking burden of worry. Worry collects treasures, and treasures produce more worries. We desire to secure our lives with earthly goods; we want our worrying to make us worry-free, but the truth is the opposite.

The chains which bind us to earthly goods, the clutches which hold the goods tight, are themselves worries.

Abuse of earthly goods consists of using them as a security for the next day.

Worry is always directed toward tomorrow.

But the goods are intended only for today in the strictest sense.

It is our securing things for tomorrow which makes us so insecure today. It is enough that each day should have its own troubles.

Only those who put tomorrow completely into God’s hand and receive fully today what they need for their lives are really secure.

Receiving daily liberates me from tomorrow.”

Biblical Wisdom

“But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:33-34

Questions to Ponder

  • If “worry collects treasures, and treasures produce more worries,” how might one stop worrying?

M.T. Clark: Well, by this rationale, to stop worrying, we would do the counterintuitive thing of not collecting treasures.  To build on yesterday’s devotional, we would recognize that “enough is enough” and stop worrying about accumulating more “treasures” to make us feel secure.  I have often taught that “security is an illusion and a joke.” And point to the fact that tomorrow is never promised to us and that determined men can breach whatever security measures we may seek to put in place and that the best laid plans of men will not overcome the will of God, who gives blessing but who also allows for trials in our journey of faith. We are to find and rest in the security that the Lord gives us and trust Him to provide for us and to protect us. Scripture repeatedly tells us not to fear or worry.

  • How can we tell the difference between what we really “need” for our lives and what we think we need but really only want? Can we be content with what we really need?

M.T. Clark: One way we can determine the difference between what we really need and what we only think we need but really want is to consider the early church or people or places in the world that are not blessed with the technological advances that we have. Our basic survival needs of food, water, and shelter must be met and quite frankly anything beyond this could be relegated into the category of “wants”. Although life is more than just surviving, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs states humans also seem to need a sense of safety, belonging, esteem, and self-actualization (to live to our full potential), all of which are found when we make peace with God through faith in Christ, know who we are in Christ, join the community of saints, and seek out our purpose for God’s kingdom.  So what we really need is our basic physical needs and a robust relationship with the Lord, and yes we can be content with that.  

  • Practically speaking, what would it mean to stop our “abuse of earthly goods” and “put tomorrow completely into God’s hand”?

M.T. Clark: To stop the abuse of earthly good, and to put tomorrow completely in God’s hands, practically speaking would indicate a reprioritizing and a reordering of our lives – to examine what we are consumed with, what our relationship with things, other people, and God are like, and to renounce the things and the behaviors that we do that put more trust in the material things of this world than the Lord.  What that would look like for each individual would look differently but the end results would be less stuff, more God, less worry, and more peace. We would downsize our stuff and upsize our relationship with the Lord.

Psalm Fragment

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
   All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
   and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
   in your light we see light. 
Psalm 36:7-9

Journal Reflections

  • Write down your worries of today.

M.T. Clark: The worries of today are: being able to meet the challenges that the work day brings and getting home safely.

  • Reflect on why you have these worries.

M.T. Clark: Even though I know I am accepted by God because of His grace, I believe we all want to “do a good job”, to be a good steward of what He has given us and to be a good representative of His kingdom in the things we do.   As for the safety of getting back home, I have seen many people my age and younger die suddenly from physical ailments or accidents.  With both of these “worries”, I rest knowing that the Lord is with me come what may.

  • How many of them have to do with things you have or want to have?

M.T. Clark: Both of my worries have to do with things I have or want to have in a certain sense.  I have a job that provides for myself and my family. I would like to keep that in order to provide for our needs and wants. I also have a life that I am very happy with and I would like to keep that and see what the Lord would like to do with it for me and for His kingdom.   But if He should shape the events of my life to take me away from my job or that would terminate my life on earth, I would do my best to trust Him and fully accept whatever cup He has for me to drink.

  • Explore ways in which trusting God for today and tomorrow might relieve your worry and fear.

M.T. Clark: I would like to point out my “worries” of the day are manageable because I trust the Lord to lead me and all things for my good. In terms of work, I will do my best, doing what I can to help the people I serve, and referring it to others or asking for help  when I can’t resolve the problems by myself.  

In terms of my life, during the initial days of Covid-19, I made a choice to trust the Lord with my very life knowing that to be absent from my body would mean being present with the Lord and that I am only living the life that God has given me and it is His to give or to take away. So if God wants to bring me into His eternal kingdom today, I rest knowing that it will be good. And if He wants me to continue here on the earth, I will do my best to remember that and encourage others to make peace with God through Christ to discover it too.

Intercessions

Pray for the people you know who are worried or afraid. Ask God to deliver them from their worries by increasing their trust in God’s providential care.

M.T. Clark: And so we pray:

Lord God Heavenly Father, 

I pray for the people I know who worry and who live in almost constant fear. I ask you to deliver them from their worries by revealing to them that they can trust in You and Your providential care.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.  

Prayer for Today

Lord, I place my worries in your gracious hand and live this day trusting that you are with me and that what I have is more than I need.

M.T. Clark: In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.

 

(40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Copyright © 2007 Augsburg Books, imprint of Augsburg Fortress.)

***As we are being provided with Bible verses from the 40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, we will are taking a break from sharing a verse of the day from “The NLT Bible Promise Book for Men”. We plan on resuming that normal installment of the blog following Easter.*** 

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As always, I invite all to go to mt4christ.org where I always share insights from prominent Christian theologians and counselors to assist my brothers and sisters in Christ with their walk.

Today we continue sharing from A.W. Pink’s “The Sovereignty of God.”

As always, I share this information for educational purposes and encourage all to purchase A.W. Pink’s books for your own private study and to support his work.  This resource is available on many websites for less than $20.00.

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

By  ARTHUR W. PINK

CHAPTER EIGHT

SOVEREIGNTY AND HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY

We now turn to consider the question.

II. How can the sinner be held responsible FOR the doing of what he is UNABLE to do? And how can he be justly condemned for NOT DOING what he COULD NOT do?

As a creature the natural man is responsible to love, obey, and serve God; as a sinner he is responsible to repent and believe the Gospel. But at the outset we are confronted with the fact that natural man is unable to love and serve God, and that the sinner, of himself, cannot repent and believe. First, let us prove what we have just said. We begin by quoting and considering John 6:44, “No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him.” The heart of the natural man (every man) is so “desperately wicked” that if he is left to himself he will never ‘come to Christ.’ This statement would not be questioned if the full force of the words “coming to Christ” were properly apprehended. We shall therefore digress a little at this point to define and consider what is implied and involved in the words “No man can come to Me”—cf. John 5:40, “Ye will not come to Me that ye might have life.”

For the sinner to come to Christ that he might have life is for him to realize the awful danger of his situation; is for him to see that the sword of Divine justice is suspended over his head; is to awaken to the fact that there is but a step betwixt him and death, and that after death is the “judgment;” and in consequence of this discovery, is for him to be in real earnest to escape, and in such earnestness that he shall flee from the wrath to come, cry unto God for mercy, and agonize to enter in at the “strait gate.”

To come to Christ for life, is for the sinner to feel and acknowledge that he is utterly destitute of any claim upon God’s favor; is to see himself as “without strength,” lost and undone; is to admit that he is deserving of nothing but eternal death, thus taking side with God against himself; it is for him to cast himself into the dust before God, and humbly sue for Divine mercy.

To come to Christ for life is for the sinner to abandon his own righteousness and be ready to be made the righteousness of God in Christ; it is to disown his own wisdom and be guided by His; it is to repudiate his own will and be ruled by His; it is to unreservedly receive the Lord Jesus as his Lord and Saviour, as his All in all.

Such, in part and in brief, is what is implied and involved in “coming to Christ.” But is the sinner willing to take such an attitude before God? No; for in the first place he does not realize the danger of his situation, and in consequence is not in real earnest after his escape; instead, men are for the most part at ease, and apart from the operations of the Holy Spirit whenever they are disturbed by the alarms of conscience or the dispensations of providence they flee to any other refuge but Christ. In the second place, they will not acknowledge that all their righteousnesses are as filthy rags but, like the Pharisee, will thank God they are not as the Publican. And in the third place, they are not ready to receive Christ as their Lord and Saviour for they are unwilling to part with their idols; they had rather hazard their soul’s eternal welfare than give them up. Hence we say that, left to himself, the natural man is so depraved at heart that he cannot come to Christ.

The words of our Lord quoted above by no means stand alone. Quite a number of Scriptures set forth the moral and spiritual inability of the natural man. In Joshua 24:19 we read, “And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the Lord: for He is a holy God.” To the Pharisees Christ said, “Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My word” (John 8:43). And again: “The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Rom. 8:7, 8).[1]

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Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Ask Seek Knock blog (https://tammylynask.blogspot.com/ ),  her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

“The views, opinions, and commentary of this publication are those of the author, M.T. Clark, only, and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of any of the photographers, artists, ministries, or other authors of the other works that may be included in this publication, and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities the author may represent.”

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[1] Arthur W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God (Swengel, PA: Bible Truth Depot, 1949), 159–161.