Search Me O God. By Gilbert Growcott
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All Nations
As A Young Man
Be Not Faithless
Be Swift
Be Ye Holy
Behold
Being Fruitful
Beware Lest
Burning Fire
But In Understanding
Buy
Christ Our Passover
Cleanseth
Comparing Themselves
Desire Milk
Do Good
Do Not Keep
Draw Nigh
Everlasting
Every Spirit
First Last
Follow Right
Fullness
Give None
God Is Love
Godliness
Grace
Grow Up
Guide
Heart
Helper
Him Only
Hold
Humble Yourselves
Humble Yourselves There
I Rejoice
I Will Offer
Keep Covenant
Lay Up For Yourselves
Lead
Let Thy Light
Let Us Not Judge
Let Your Joy
Life
Life Eternal
Love And Trib
Love Enemies
Love Is Of God
Love The Lord
Man Soweth
Marriage
My Heart
My Soul
My Soul Thirsteth
Ourselves Also
Paths
Pleasure
Proud
Put Not Trust
Renewed In Spirit
Sacrifices
Salvation
Seven
Soul
Strange Doctrines
The Desire
The Flesh Deceitful
The Flesh Lusteth
The Zeal
Therefore Choose Life
They Shall Prosper
They That Seek
This Is The Way
Thoughts
Thy Word
To Tell
Transformed
Tribulation
Truth
Try Me
Uncorruptness
Walk Worthy
Who
Whole Heart
Wisdom
Without Excuse
Wonderful
Work Out
Workman
Yahweh Strength

In Doctrine Showing Uncorruptness (Titus 2:7)

We note a strange, and sad, but age-old phenomenon in current periodicals. The ones who have been most active and diligent in breaking down the sound teaching of brother Thomas, and in agitating and fracturing the cohesion and stability and habits of sound Bible study founded upon those teachings, are the very ones who are now bemoaning the results of their own termite activities. They have sown the wind in their speculations and attempts to undermine respect for the works and teachings of brethren Thomas and Roberts -- especially in relation to: (1) sound fellowship; (2) the importance of doctrine; and (3) the Revelation -- and now they are wringing their hands at the whirlwind that has inevitably followed. They express anguish that the ubiquitous and iniquitous TV and the general tinseled Disneyland of this empty, shallow modern world are taking the place of the Word of God in the interests of the flock. They profess distress that "doctrine" is being neglected and belittled, and that those in responsible positions are incompetent to conduct sound baptismal examinations. They seem utterly oblivious to their own responsibility for these conditions. It is not for us to gloat -- far from it! -- but rather to be deeply saddened, and to fear and tremble and examine ourselves, for we have no automatic guarantee of immunity from similar folly. We are reminded of the "Reunion" debacle, when all those who were the most active and prominent in promoting it were the first to realize the tragic unwisdom of what they had set in downward motion. Some of them stayed with the movement, perpetually torn with remorse for what they had gotten the flock into. Some soon withdrew from it, but could not summon the ability to face the embarrassment of a direct public reversal, so found obscuring refuge in a
further new group. And some -- very few -- had the courage and wisdom to publicly and frankly retrace their steps, and return to the position they had left. We tend to insufficiently value and acclaim these latter. Could we ourselves rise to do the same? Few indeed could summon the fortitude and moral integrity to take such a clear course of self-correction after such fanfare in the other direction. Most would rather seek a face-saving alternative.

 

The Berean Christadelphians