Editorial in “The Christadelphian” - July 1958, p. 320.
This encouraging editorial reveals the satisfaction then
existing in the mind of our late Bro. Carter as a result of his work in
(“He is not ashamed to call them brethren” Hebrews
2:1). July 1958.
REUNION IN AUSTRALIA
On another page we give some notes on Australian ecclesias and
of the Editor’s visit to New Zealand and Australia. It must be a cause of
satisfaction to all who are truly concerned with the Truth when an agreed basis,
scriptural and good, is accepted and brethren who have been divided for years
can work together in happy fellowship. The reunion in Australia provides for
Agreement has been reached by almost all ecclesias (probably
98 per cent of the numerical strength of the “Shield” ecclesias have
endorsed the Statement). Some “Central” ecclesias have been
cooperating with the “Shield” ecclesias for some time, but matters
have now been put on a good basis for the widest exchange of fellowship with
We regret that there are some dissenters to these arrangements
and we shall doubtless hear of their existence. There are, however, two sides to
a matter and we hope to provide reasons in the next section of our report for
thinking that their own position might well be re-examined.
Meanwhile, those of our mind can rejoice in the fellowship of
one another. There will be a greater mutual interest in the work of the Truth
both here and in Australia; and while not many may pay visits, those who do will
have a wider welcome than has hitherto obtained. Let us hope the united work of
the ecclesias will be for the furtherance of the preaching of the gospel, and
the up-building of God’s people.