Pinecrest Bible Training Center

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Winter 1997
Understanding the Word

Those of us who are intently seeking to go further spiritually are being impressed with the need to walk carefully before the Lord, and obey the Scripture, which says,

"The heart of the righteous studieth
to answer." Proverbs 15:28a.

Down through the ages, all false teachings have been founded upon some portion of the Word, which was wrongly interpreted. The cause of this is that the apparent surface meaning of a portion of the Word, apart from the context, was set forth as Gospel truth.

The right way to approach the Word of God is with a keen consciousness that without Holy Spirit enlightenment, it is impossible to fully understand the intended meaning. One should never be ashamed to say that he does not fully understand a portion of the Word of God. We can never exhaust the riches of the Lord's precious Word.

It is always dangerous to take an isolated verse, and then establish a doctrine, which is not in accord with the teaching of the rest of the Word. The safe course is not to wrest other Scriptures to make them harmonize with the doubtful passage, but to remain quiet until the Lord reveals the true and intended meaning. When we receive light from the Lord, there is always harmony.

The written Word, when revealed by the Spirit, never contradicts itself. Whenever the interpretation may be doubtful, all that the Lord requires of His servants is that they rest and wait patiently for Him.

Then in His time, He will uncover, reveal, and confirm His Truth.