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 1999
Character Building In The Church
By Seeley Kinne

None but an “Almighty” and “All Wise” God could change the character of the Adamic nature. But this Creator purposes to do. Through redemption, man becomes a new creation - called to shine with the glory and holiness of Christ, as the stars of the firmament.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become
new." II Cor 5:17

The obtaining cause of this salvation to the uttermost is the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. The active element is regeneration through the power of the Holy Spirit, whereby the redeemed becomes a new creation, a babe in Christ. This new creation is to grow into spiritual maturity. The place where this is to be accomplished is God's earthly workshop, the Church.

The Lord has placed ministries in the Church as a primary force to bring about these progressive changes in the members of the Body of Christ. These ministries are to function through the operation and manifestations of the Holy Spirit, in the power and glory of God.

"And God hath set some in the Church, first apostles,
secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that
miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments,
diversities of tongues." I Cor 12:28

The instruments that are used to produce this change into the "image of Christ" are the fuller's soap, the refiner's fire, and the scourgings of the Holy Spirit. These accomplish their purpose through the afflictions, temptations, and the chastisements, which come through the various vicissitudes of life. All of these should be found in the individual experiences of the Lord's children.

For the Lord's ultimate purpose to be accomplished, the Church must allow each of these ministries to come forth in their full operation. As these function through the “spoken word” and the “manifestations of the Spirit,” they release the searching power of transforming, creative truth, which causes the body to grow into the maturity of the head, ready to be unveiled.

Oh, the infinite condescension of our Lord, that He would stoop to pick up a defiled sinner, and wash away his gilt and defilement; then with infinite patience, work with him to recreate within him the very image and character of the Lord Jesus Christ.


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