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The Bible is the only book that is a safe and sure guide on any and all subjects "pertaining to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). This book is only intended as an incentive to the reader to "search the Scriptures to see whether these things are so" (see Acts 17:11). On the important theme of the church Jesus built, neither the editor nor any writer would want to leave the impression that the chapter he had written about the church constituted any kind of an authority or creed for settling questions or disputes. Rather, he would have the reader go to the Scriptures and allow God to speak the final word.
If a more extensive study on these matters is desired, the reader may enroll in a Bible course by mail. For any good you may derive from our humble efforts in editing, writing and publishing the book, we shall be thankful and shall ascribe unto God all "the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations" (Ephesians 3:21).
Director and Managing Editor
Star Bible Publications, Inc.
September 3, 1981
Fort Worth, Texas
First Printing 1981, 88,000
Second Printing 1982, 50,000
Third Printing 1993, 50,000
Fourth Printing 1995, 35,000
Copyright 1981, Star Bible Publications, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas 76182
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