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In the year 1914, with the whole hearted fellowship of F. P. Brininger,
we were enabled to issue a reprint of Volume 1 of the Berean Expositor.
In 1927 with an expanding circle of readers we issued a third edition.
Now in 1966, through the generosity and appreciation of a friend in the
USA, we publish a fourth edition. We are aware that there is much demand
for these early volumes, now alas out of print, but the cost of reprinting is
prohibitive. It was felt however, that this first volume had a certain historic
value that would interest the newer readers of today and it is from these
friends we hope our contribution will find response.
At the time of issuing the 8-page pamphlet in 1909, I, Charles H. Welch
was at an extraordinarily low level, both of health and wealth, with no
recognised place in Christian ministry, but we were convinced of the
importance of the Key Principle, "Right Division".
The first lines we ever printed read as follows:
ACTS 28: 17-31
It's bearing on the present dispensation.
While this was the main burden of our ministry, we rejoice to observe
that in this selfsame Volume 1, as much space is devoted to the Sacrificial
Work of Christ, and this two-fold feature has continued ever since.
The Berean Expositor is not the organ of a Sect or Denomination, but is
devoted to the exposition of the Scriptures with special emphasis on the need
to remember that there are a number of callings, spheres, and dispensations,
so that while we rightly rejoice in all the purposes of grace, we should and
do seek a clear conception of the "Calling" made known since the setting
aside of Israel. Such "calling" is found in the so-called "Prison Epistles",
i.e. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and II Timothy.
Charles H. Welch