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The Mount Everest of Scripture and of Time by J.M. Davies



The statement 'The life of the flesh is in the blood' is as incontrovertibly true of the Bible and its message, as it is of the animal kingdom. Rob the body of its blood and life departs; death follows with its decay and corruption. So with the Bible. Expunge from it the story of redemption by shed blood, woven so wonderfully into its warp and woof, and in our hands will be left a lifeless, cold and dead book, containing some good ethical teaching, but lacking in life-giving energy. The gospel story is its heart, its life-blood. The Cross is the central theme of revelation, it towers above all other events as the glory-crowned Everest of human history. It is the focal point between two eternities. All the purposes of God, whether in grace, in government, or in glory, find their centre in it.

In this book, J.M. Davies considers some touching aspects of this tremendous truth in a way that will touch the reader's heart while edifying the soul.
About the author:

J.M. Davies

John Matthias Davies was born into a Baptist family in South Wales in 1895. As a boy of 15 he professed faith in Christ as a result of the earnest preaching of the local pastor. He emigrated to the USA in 1914 where he graduated from Moody Bible Institute and afterwards studied at Wheaton College where he acquired a working knowledge of Greek. During his student days he was greatly influenced by the ministry of Mr Alfred Mace in Chicago and after a time of deep conviction he was received into fellowship with a local assembly in the city.

He arrived in India as a missionary in 1920 commencing work in Bangalore, later moving to Trichur in Kerala state where he and his wife served the Lord for 40 years. He mastered the Malayalam language in such a way that hundreds came to his meetings simply to hear a foreigner speaking fluently in the local language. Mr and Mrs Davies were much involved in developing the orphanage at Trichur which still continues today.

Mr Davies also moved widely in the major cities of India engaged in Bible teaching. He took an uncompromising stand for the truth which he held dear. Mr T.G. Samuel was one of a number of Indian brethren associated with Mr Davies. Together they visited many villages in Andhra Pradesh. Also among his fellow labourers were Mr Handley Bird, Mr Silas Fox, Mr A Naismith and many others. Mr Davies also had periods of profitable ministry in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

In the mid nineteen sixties he began to move in a teaching ministry in many parts of the English speaking world. Mrs Davies passed away in 1967. After his remarriage in advanced years, Mr Davies and his wife were in fellowship and resided in Vancouver, B.C. where Mr Davies continued his service until he was called into the Lord's presence on November 22nd 1990, aged 95 years.

Book Reviews:

The Mount Everest of Scripture and of Time - By J.M. Davies

This is a work of Mr Davies which has long been out of print. It is one of the treasures from his pen which has been hidden for a long time, and it is good to see it presented to the Christian reader in this new format. Dealing with a subject of immense importance to every believer, the author examines the Cross in various aspects - as revealing Divine love; as satisfying Divine holiness; as meeting human need; as securing eternal salvation; as fulfilling Old Testament type and prophecy. When these pages are read carefully and worshipfully the reader will come away refreshed and convinced anew that the Cross of Christ towers above all other events as the glory-crowned Everest of human history. Highly recommended for its spiritual instruction and insight.

Reviewed by David Gilliland
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