Special Note By the Editor (T. Austin-Sparks)

by T. Austin-Sparks

First published in "A Witness and A Testimony" magazine, Jul-Aug 1963, Vol. 41-4.

It has always been our desire to make the ministry through this little medium available to all of the Lord's people; not regarding it as our personal property. "Freely ye have received, freely give" has been our principle.

Where we have felt we could do so we have granted, on request, permission to reproduce messages in other magazines. But we have come up against a difficulty, and are finding ourselves being seriously misunderstood by some of our friends. The messages have been embodied in magazines which have a particular 'ism' which is of doubtful rightness, and sometimes, harmful influence.

We just want to say to all of our readers that while those who use these messages usually do so in sincerity and because they feel their spiritual value, it must not be concluded that we accept the particular teaching which these dear people propagate. In some cases we would strongly repudiate the interpretation. In some cases we have had to request that our name should not be associated with their teaching.

If you have any doubts, you can let us know, and we will do our best to answer any enquiry.


In keeping with T. Austin-Sparks' wishes that what was freely received should be freely given and not sold for profit, and that his messages be reproduced word for word, we ask if you choose to share these messages with others, to please respect his wishes and offer them freely - free of any changes, free of any charge (except necessary distribution costs) and with this statement included.