Be ready at all times to give an answer for the faith that lies within you. Or as the New Living translation reads, If you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. So admonishes Peter, and certainly The Intercessor is committed to a clear presentation of biblical truth to those seeking to understand and share the good news of the Scriptures. We begin this issue with solid teaching. Our Foundations is so titled because in it Norman Grubb goes to the very foundation of any search for ultimate truththe very nature of God Himself and how we relate to Him. Normans startling statement that There is only one person in the universe receives excellent treatment here. He moves on to an equally vital point humans are vessels created to manifest the One, a point expanded upon and seen through different eyes by Brett Burrowes in Bible Study.
Borrowing once more from the wealth of extraordinary teaching by Norman, we have included The Swaying Battle of Faith from The Law of Faith, a superb discussion of faith. Norman considers the differences between little faith, great faith, and perfect faith, and analyzes this progression in Abraham as seen in Romans 4. Two writers who had faith stands for their loved ones salvation tell of their experiences of hope and victory in Amazing Grace by Irene Gilsenan and Great Is His Faithfulness by Kim Rogers. Colette Burgers testimony, Commit Your Way to the Lord, is an encouraging account of Gods faithfulness to obedience in the midst of painful circumstances.
Our young adult contributors weigh in with thoughtful and culturally relevant articles. Fowler Cooper reviews Twelve Angry Men, a classic movie demonstrating the value and necessity of integrity with no compromise. Every parent and young adult will want to soberly consider Scott Prewitts Garbage In, Garbage Out, in which he warns that what we allow to enter our minds will eventually surfacewhether in sinful or righteous acts. Dr. James Dobsons chilling interview with killer Ted Bundy illustrates the gravity of this topic, although, as Scott warns, trouble can begin with far less dramatic behavior. Elliot Coatney interviews Scotts brother Tommy, a surgeon with a fascinating and moving story about his medical school and resident years, and how God built him into a man of faith along the way.
Janie Prewitt reviews The Chocolate Soldier, a fiery pamphlet by C.T. Studd, Normans father-in-law and founder of the Heart of Africa Mission. Read it to discover what the title means. And Chris Anderson encourages tapeenthusiasts to listen to Brett Burrowes often personal and challenging series The Word of Faith and Our Mission. Zerubbabel Focus by Sheryl Trethewey details the ins and outs of the book ministry, and there are two conference reports, including news from the annual business meeting, that are of interest.
Finally, we have included a message that Norman sent to the 1992 business meeting when he was too ill to attend in person. Almost ten years ago he was standing firm in his faith support of our Total Living Center here in Boone. How privileged we are to actually be living in the reality of that word of faith from so many years ago. As we used to say when writing updates prior to our arrival here, See you in Boone!
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 17 No 2
- Our Foundations
- Editors Note
- Amazing Grace
- The Swaying Battle of Faith
- Zerubbabel Focus: The Book Ministry
- Tape Talk
- British Easter
- Commit Your Way to the Lord
- A Look at a Book
- BIBLE STUDY: MAN-A VESSEL
- Message from Norman
- A Movie Classic
- Garbage In… Garbage Out
- Gods Sovereignty in Success and In Failure
- Great is His Faithfulness