For many are called, but few are chosen - Part 6

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This picture was taken in 1963. I had been presented with the 1962 Top Sales Increase Award by the TV Personality, Art Linkletter, who was also one of the Board of Directors of the R. C. Cola Corp. Mr. Carmichael rewarded me by means of giving me the title of Vice-President instead of an increase in pay. I had been his General Manager for three years, and I had not received an increase in pay, nor had I received one after being his GM for five years.

For many are called, but few are chosen - Part 5

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The years of 1962, 1963, 1964 were very special for me. It was during those years that my life was totally changed by the transforming power of believing that the Sacrificial Death of the Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for my sins.
 
Gloria and I were married on December 12, 1952. We had started dating in 1948 in High School. I was given a Baseball Scholarship to Southern Methodist University which was located in Dallas, Texas. 1949 to 1953 were the years I attended SMU.  I had what many would say was an outstanding baseball career at SMU—two years I was selected to the All Southwest Conference Team as the Centerfielder. Our team won the Southwest Conference Championship in 1953. I was chosen as a member of the Second Team All American in 1953. I signed a professional baseball contract to play in the Milwaukee Braves organization. I played two years (1953-54) in their Minor League organization. Then, in 1954 I was drafted into the United States Army.

For many are called, but few are chosen - Part 4

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Harken back to our references to the various Stages in the previous Three Parts of this manuscript:  Stage I – God’s Kinder-Garten, Stage II – God’s John 3:16ers, and Stage III – God’s Called. These three Stages, like all Five of God’s Stages during today’s Dispensation of the Revelation of The Mystery, are accomplished surreptitiously. In plainer words, ever since the closing the Acts Period, the Lord’s movements are done in secret.

For many are called, but few are chosen - Part 3

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Most of the Brethren, who endeavor to “rightly divide the Word of Truth” (2 Timothy 2:15), understand that Truth for Today had been a Mystery, which is to say, a Secret. The Present Dispensation was not the subject of Prophesy. The Mystery was not a prophetic truth. It “hath been hid in God” (Ephesians 3:9). None of the OT Prophets knew anything about “The Mystery.” Paul knew absolutely nothing about The Mystery until it was revealed to him when Jesus Christ, Personally and secretly, visited him in a Roman dungeon (Ephesians 4:9-10).  The time period was when the Apostle could declare that he was a “prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles” (Ephesians 3:1).  In fact, Present Truth was not made known to anyone except the Apostle Paul and to him only─AFTER GOD SET ASIDE ISRAEL (Acts 28:28). Present Truth was made known by the Apostle to the Gentiles. In Paul’s Epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians, he revealed the Truth which had been hidden from all the ages and generations. The Mystery makes known that Christ is NOW among the Gentiles and is their hope of Glory. It had been unknown to all of the Holy Prophets. Its revelation is NOW made manifest,  to wit, with the writing of Ephesians and Colossians.

For many are called, but few are chosen - Part 2

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I have tried to put together what might be God’s modus operandi  as He moves believers from “faith to faith.” Notice a revelation of Truth:
 
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein [in the Gospel] is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:16-17).