As a result of dwindling meeting attendances and financial challenges,
the members of Open Bible Ministries have taken a decision to close the work down.
Thank you to everyone who have supported us over many years.

Material by Alan Campbell, whether printed, audio or visual, will no longer be promoted or made available.



CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE SECRETARY

While I have been a lay preacher for some twenty five years now, I have not been Secretary of OBM for very long; but long enough to identify the problem, which for me can be best summed up in the words of that great missionary to America, Jonathan Edwards, who said and I quote "The case of Judas is a remarkable warning. Though he had been so long among the rest of the disciples (and their experience was genuine) still they did not seem even to have imagined that he was not a true disciple until he revealed himself by wicked behaviour. The case of Ahitophel is also very remarkable. David did not suspect him, even though he was a wise and holy man. David knew the Scriptures very well; he knew more than all his teachers, more than the ancients even; he was very experienced and at the height of his powers. He was a great prophet, and intimately acquainted with Ahitophel. They were great friends, and close companions in religious and spiritual matters. Yet not only did David not realise that he was a hypocrite, he relied on him as a true saint. He relished spiritual communion with him, he regarded him as a great saint. More than any other man David made him his guide in spiritual matters. But Ahitophel was not a saint at all. He was a wicked man, a murderous vile wretch. "Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company."
Psalm 55 verses 11 - 14 KJV