The Eternal Purpose of God


INTRODUCTION

The following notes are simply my personal Bible study notes.

I do not claim to present anything new or revolutionary, for we have all been baptised into the same Spirit therefore "we have an anointing which teaches us all things" (1 John 2:27). Neither do I claim that this is all the possible revelation available on this subject. This would be against the scriptural revelation which states that "we only know in part" (1 Corinthians 13:9).

I do not claim to offer anything original either. There is "One Lord and One Faith" (Ephesians 4:5). Therefore we should expect the Holy Spirit to guide us all into a similar truth. However, where possible I have tried to acknowledge all sources of information. If however I have missed anything which may have been based on work by others, I humbly apologize.

According to God's Eternal Purpose the calling out and preparation of the Church is the most vital process taking place in the world today. Therefore, "Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord ..., but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel." (2 Timothy 1:8 - 10)

If some humble Saint is edified by what these notes contain then I will praise the Lord for His faithfulness. I commend whoever reads these words to the Lord, may He show you His pure truth. Of what I have written, "test it to see if it is of God".

For the many of you who do not know anything about me, I have attached a very short biography. May God richly bless you and yours.

Graham Brodie

CONTENTS

Introduction and Background

  1. GOD'S CREATION - DISPLAYING HIS GLORY
  2. IN THE BEGINNING
  3. THE NATURE OF GOD
  4. THE NATURE OF SPACE
  5. ANGELS
  6. MAN - CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

SIN ENTERST THE WORLD

  1. SIN

GOD'S ETERNAL MESSAGE OF REDEMPTION

  1. THE GOSPEL
  2. THE GOSPEL IN THE STARS
  3. THE HIDDEN GOSPELS IN THE BIBLE

GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE

  1. GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

  1. GOD'S PLAN THROUGH THE AGES

THE CHURCH - THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

  1. THE CHURCH - A HIDDEN MYSTERY
  2. THE TRUE CHURCH - A PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
  3. UNITY IN CHRIST
  4. CHURCH GROWTH
  5. THE CHURCH IN BALANCE

THE CHRISTIAN - A REVELATION FROM GOD OF HIS SON

  1. A LETTER FROM GOD
  2. THE ROAD TO GLORY
  3. THE GREAT COMMISSION

Finally

  1. FAIR WELL
  2. REFERENCES


Created: 23 - Jan - 1997.
Last modified: 18 - Sept - 1998.
Copyright 1998, Graham Brodie.

Maintainer: Graham Brodie, Email