NCW 21 Editorial
Getting Right with God
Throughtout its ten year history the offical magazine of the New Covenant -- first the Evening & Morning Star and latterly the New Covenant Christian Witness -- has sought to teach people how to get right with God through informative articles, testimony, and scripural exegesis. The whole tenor of the magazine was really set in the very first issue of the Evening & Morning Star which, in 1985, set out the four eternal truths of the Christian faith, namely, that:
The scriptural theme of that first magazine was taken from Paul's letter to the Ephesians:
1. God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our life;
2. Man is sinful and separated from God;
3. Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin;
4. We must individually and collectively as a Church receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
And the message today is the same even though the Church has considerably evolved in doctrine, practice and spirit.
"I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith" (Eph.3:16-17a).
The Evening & Morning Star was last published in April 1992 after 43 issues when the predecessor Church was disorganised. It had been published for seven years more or less continuously. In August 1992 the New Covenant Christian Witness made its début and has served the NPKF [NCCF] up until this time.
This, the 21st issue, making a total of 64 issues since 1985, marks the end of its publication under my editorship. Having served in this capacity for ten years -- first of the Evening & Morning Star and then of the New Covenant Christian Witness -- I have feel that it is time for me to lay up pen and word processor and step aside as editor of both the English and Norwegian language publications. My reasons are many but foremost amongst these has been my belief that the editorship should be the responsibility of the Patriarchate, reflecting the divine inspiration of that august body, and not that of a lay member such as myself.
I hope that the counsel given in these magazines has been as "golden apples in a silver basket" (Prov.19:11, LB) for those who have been kind enough to read them over the years. I pray the Lord's blessings be on you, the readership, the Patriarchate, and the future editorial staff. "God's grace be with you all" (Heb.13:25b, LB). Amen.
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