John Heading, Aberystwyth

Category: Editorial

IT WOULD BE RECKLESS, rather than bold, to venture on any prediction as to what 1962 holds in store for the world. Even when writing only a few weeks ahead of publication there is the risk that comments would be irrelevant by the time they appeared in print.
The Christian's confidence is in One from whom the future can withhold no secret and whose purpose no power can thwart, but this will not make him indifferent to the march of events. Instructed by the prophetic Scriptures he will see them taking shape for the consummation of the age and he will redouble his efforts to reach men for Christ while there is yet time.
The cause of Christ in the world will be his main concern, convinced that His is the only kingdom which cannot be moved. Nevertheless, it is folly to overlook the fact that the world lieth in the lap of the evil one and that behind the scenes the powers of darkness are making an intensive effort to oppose the claims of Christ. The use of violence in some parts of the world must not divert our attention from what is, perhaps, a greater threat - the deep subtlety of Satan's manoeuvres in the professing church. Where the role of a roaring lion docs not suit his purpose he can appear as an angel of light.
It is small cause for wonder if some sorely tried servants of Christ have fell their hearts assailed by foreboding as, like John on the Isle of Patmos, they ponder the possible fate of the testimony they have laboured long and faithfully to establish. He was granted that vision which conveyed in a symbolic way His Lord's complete knowledge and mastery of events. He who is alive for evermore and has the keys of hell and of death, alone holds the key of the coming year; we can leave the issues with Him, while we seek grace to do His will as He unlocks a day at a time.

There are 12 articles in
ISSUE (1962, Volume 13 Issue 1)


David - The King of God’s Choice

The Deity of Christ

Regarding Elders

How are we to understand the title Firstborn as applied to our Lord?

Dr John Heading

The Incarnation

New Testament Word Studies - Aphiemi, Charizomai


Second Corinthians

The Spiritual Growth of the Believer

No admittance Work in Progress

This article is not part of a series

There are 66 articles by this author

The Merchants and the Children

The King and the Multitudes

Fruitfulness and Repentance

Communicating Spiritual Things by Spiritual Means

Service with Tears

Acts, A Study in New Testament Christianity

Divine Assessment and Witness

Epaphras, a Faithful Minister of Christ

Paul’s Charge to Timothy, The First Epistle to Timothy

Prophecy and the Present Age

Groupings Amongst Men

The Rapture and Subsequent Events

Summary of Daniel and Revelation

The Four Kingdom Amongst Men

Apostasy and Its End

How I was called to Salvation and Service - Introduction

Divine Involvement in Assembly Service

Types and Shadows in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles - The House of God and its Service

Do You Pray for the Lord’s Servants?

Greater Than

Conversion, Baptism and Service

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly

Luke’s Life of Christ

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly (Part 2)

Prayer, Power, Plenitude, 1. 15 to 2. 10

Position, Privilege, Peace, 2. 11-22

Prisoner, Promise, Preaching, Prayer, Eph. 3. 1-21

Practical: Prophets, Pastors, Perfecting, 4. 1-16

Practical Conduct - Part 1: 4. 17-32

Practical Conduct - Part 2: 5. 1-20

Personal Relationships in the Family, 5. 21 to 6. 9

Power, Protection, Prayer, 6. 10-24

Parents and Children

Daily Bible Readings

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 1)

What the Bible Teaches Vol. 6 John

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 2)

The Maturity of Writer and Readers

Giving and Keeping

Purpose, Predestination, Pleasure, Praise, 1. 1-14


As Unknown and yet Well Known

The Beauty of the Assembly

The Holy Assembly


Zion (2)

Are You a Trustee?

The Lord's Titles


The Mount of Transfiguration

Genealogy of the Priests

Both Small and Great

Book Reviews

The Unity of the Godhead

Book Reviews


Book Review

Letters of Commendation - Additional Notes

How Amiable Are Thy Tabernacles

Twenty-One Years Ago

They Continued Steadfastly

Book Review

Matthew 21 - The Context of the Chapter

The Vineyard and the Stone

Parable of the Wedding Feast - Matthew 22. 1-14