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To us the Scriptures clearly teach...
. . . That the Church is the "Temple of the Living God"peculiarly "his workmanship"; that its construction has been in progress throughout the Gospel Ageever since Christ became the worlds Redeemer and the Chief Corner Stone of this Temple. When it is finished, Gods blessing shall come to "all people" when they shall find access to Him through this spiritual Temple. 1 Cor. 3:16, 17; Eph. 2:20-22; Gen. 28:14; Gal. 3:29
. . . That Meantime the Chiseling, the shaping, and polishing of consecrated believers in Christs atonement for sin progresses; and when the last of these "living stones," "elect and precious," shall have been made ready, the Great Master Workman will bring all together in the First Resurrection. Then the Temple shall be filled with his glory and be the meeting place between God and men throughout the Millennium. Rev. 15:5-8
. . . That the Basis of Hope for the Church and the world lies in the fact that "Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, tasted death for every man," "a ransom for all," and will be "the true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world," "in due time." Heb. 2:9; John 1:9; 1 Tim. 2:5, 6
. . . That the Hope of the Church is that she may be like her Lord, "see him as he is," be "partakers of the Divine Nature," and share his glory as his joint-heir. 1 John 3:2; John 17:24; Rom. 8:17; 2 Pet. 1:4
. . . That the Present Mission of the Church is the perfecting of the saints for the future work of service; to develop in herself every grace; to be Gods witness to the world; and to prepare to be kings and priests in the next Age. Eph. 4:12; Matt. 24:14; Rev. 1:6; 20:6
. . . That the Hope for the World lies in Christs Millennial Kingdom. At that time all will have the opportunity to have a full knowledge of the truth and to receive restitution blessings, having all that was lost because of Adam fully restored. All the willingly obedient will gain perfect life eternal, all the wilfully wicked, destruction. Acts 3:19-23; Isa. 35; Rev. 21