An Alphabetical Analysis
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resurrection; not His resurrection only, but also His ascension to the right
hand of God; not His ascension only, but also His present intercession.  To
understand the importance of this last fact, we must remember the words of
Romans 5:10, 'saved by His life'.  Here, we will observe that the
intercession of verse 34 comes as a climax:
'It is Christ that died'; that alone should give us complete
'Yea rather, that is risen again', and this is the pledge of our
blessed hope.
'Who is even at the right hand of God' occupying the place of the
'Who also maketh intercession for us', 'So that we may boldly
say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do
unto me' (Heb. 13:6).
'Through a glass darkly'
The subject opened
The basic testimony of this Analysis and all associated ministry is
that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and that this inspired
Word is a perfect revelation of the will of God.  Upon reflection, however,
we may become aware that to leave the matter thus, is to omit something that
needs to be said, to round off the reference and prevent ambiguity.  A
machine, however perfect, must always appear imperfect when ranged beside a
living animal or a thinking man.  A man in all the unfallen perfection of the
first Adam must necessarily appear imperfect, though fresh from the hand of
his Creator, if compared with one of the angelic order.  Consequently when we
confess that we believe that the Holy Scriptures are a perfect revelation, we
must continue and say, 'for the purpose intended by their Divine author'.
When we study these Scriptures, and ponder the problems raised and the
problems that await solution, we shall begin to realize that the selfsame
supernatural inspiration which decided what they should teach or reveal, also
decided what they should omit or only partially reveal, and that the very
supernatural elements that must continually enter into the sacred narrative,
provide the very reason for much that is difficult both to express and to
We use the terms 'angel' and 'spirit' but what do we Know or what can
we hope to understand of beings whose nature and mode of existence is
entirely foreign to our experience?  Throughout the ages, one problem has for
ever pressed itself upon the heart and mind of man, namely the problem of
evil.  Book after book has been written in the attempt of distracted humanity
to attain to a solution of this mystery, but the one Book that could have
supplied the answer is silent.  Again, the Bible while speaking of primeval
creation, tells us nothing either as to what creation actually involves, or
what the state of affairs was before 'the beginning'; in like manner it
reveals as the goal of redemptive love, the time when God shall be 'all in
all' -- but gives us no hint or idea of what eternity holds for the
reconciled universe or what experiences await us there.  The apostle writing
to the Corinthians said: