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While it is necessary, when property and finance are involved, that legally appointed
Trustees should be responsible for the management and for the faithful fulfillment of
spiritual as well as general obligations, no work can hope to thrive or to remain stedfast
unless a sense of Trusteeship is living and active among all who form a part of any
society, even though, as in the case of The Berean Forward Movement, no `membership'
is desired or allowed.
Every reader of the Berean Expositor, every member of the Church which is the Body
of Christ is addressed as being `faithful' (Eph. 1: 1; Col. 1: 2), and faithfulness is the
outstanding quality in a steward (I Cor. 4: 1, 2) and faithfulness is the outstanding quality
in a steward (I Cor. 4: 1, 2). This stewardship will not allow us to say to our Lord's
creditors `Write down fifty' (Luke 16: 6), or as Paul puts it in II Cor. 2: 17:
"We are not a many that `water down' the word of truth."
We have been entrusted with a wondrous message which clings closely to the `sound
words' received from Paul and passed on down the age "To the faithful men, who shall
be able to teach others also" (II Tim. 1: 12-14; 2: 2). On the other hand, while we must
be `stedfast' and `unmoveable', that does not mean obdurateness. Only the stedfast can
at the same time successfully `abound' in the work of the Lord (I Cor. 15: 58).