Study in Ages to Come
in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his
kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Eph. 2:7.
The science of redemption is the science of all sciences; the science that
is the study of the angels, and of all the intelligences of the unfallen worlds;
the science that engages the attention of our Lord and Savior; the science
that enters into the purpose brooded in the mind of the Infinite--"kept
in silence through times eternal"; the science that will be the study
of God's redeemed throughout the endless ages. This is the highest study in
which it is possible for man to engage. As no other study can, it will quicken
the mind, and uplift the soul....
of redemption is one that angels desire to look into; it will be the science
and the song of the redeemed throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity. Is
it now worthy of careful thought and study now?...
of the incarnation of Christ, His atoning sacrifice and mediatorial work,
will employ the mind of the diligent student as long as time shall last; and,
looking to heaven with its unnumbered years, he will exclaim, "Great
is the mystery of godliness."
we shall learn that which, had we received the enlightenment that it was possible
to obtain here, would have opened our understanding. The themes of redemption
will employ the hearts and minds and tongues of the redeemed through the everlasting
ages. They will understand the truths which Christ longed to open to His disciples,
but which they did not have faith to grasp. Forever and forever new views
of the perfection and glory of Christ will appear. Through endless ages the
faithful Householder will bring forth from His treasures things new and old.
If it were
possible for us to attain to a full understanding of God and His truth, there
would be for us no further discovery of truth, no greater knowledge, no further
development. . . . Thank God, it is not so. Since God is infinite, and in
Him are all the treasures of wisdom, we may to all eternity be ever searching,
ever learning, yet never exhaust the riches of His wisdom, His goodness, or
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