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That everyone who thirsteth for the truth may obtain it, these publications are, as a Christian service, provided without charge. They levy but one exaction: the soul's obligation to itself to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good. The only strings attached to this free proffer are the golden strands of Eden and the crimson cords of Calvary - the ties that bind.
Benjamin L. Roden


BL 34

March 1, 1964

The Ten Commandment Law is the transcript of God's character, and declares His righteousness. The Ceremonial Law, added because of transgression, declares the righteousness of Christ through the Lamb of God, and is our only remedy for sin. Therefore, by observing the Law of God (Ten Commandments) and the law that points to the Son of God as our Redeemer (the Ceremonial), we can become pure in heart through His grace.

Sinners must repent for having broken God's law "for sin is the transgression of the law." 1 John 3:4. "…for by the law is the knowledge of sin." Rom. 3:20. "for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Rom. 3:23. Through faith in the shed blood of Christ, our sacrifice, and by repentance for transgression, we may receive the grace of Christ to render obedience to the law of God.

The remedy for sin; "…it is only necessary for those who seek the blessings of his grace to ask in the name of Jesus, pouring forth the heart's desire in penitential prayer. Such prayer will bring before the Lord of hosts the wounds of Jesus, and then will flow forth afresh the Life-giving blood." Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 411. "Jesus was clothed with priestly garments. He gazed in pity on the remnant, then raised His hands and with a voice of deep pity cried, 'My blood, Father, My blood, My blood, My blood!'" Early Writings, p. 38.

"Paul had ever exalted the divine law…Wrong-doers must repent of their sins, and humble themselves before God, whose just wrath they have incurred by breaking His law; and they must also exercise faith in the blood of Christ as their only means of pardon…By repentance and faith they might be freed from the condemnation of sin, and through the grace of Christ be enabled henceforth to render obedience to the law of God." Acts of the Apostles, p. 393.

"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore, let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Cor. 5:7, 8.

"Three times in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread (Passover), and in the feast of weeks (Pentecost, Acts 2:1-4), and in the feast of tabernacles (see, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 540, 541): and they shall not appear before the Lord empty." Deut. 16:16. "But unto the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come;" Deut. 12:5.

Pagan feasts (worshiping the created) have been substituted for God's Feast Days which point to the Creator of All things--Sunday, in honor or the Sun instead of the seventh-day Sabbath honoring the Creator; Easter, honoring the Goddess of Spring, instead of the Passover which points to the sacrifice of the Lamb of God--all these are designed to take away the knowledge of creation and the redemption of man through the shed blood of the Son of God.

Which Feasts shall we observe? "…As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Josh. 24:15.

Passover services will be held in Odessa, Texas, the week of March 27 through April 4.

Learn what decides our cases in the Judgment of the Living, a topic never before interpreted by the Spirit of Prophecy.

You are invited to attend and receive a blessing. Please air mail or call in reservations.

Yours to keep God's solemn feast, and perform every vow, and thereby enter into His Peaceful Kingdom,

(signed) Benjamin Roden

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