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Clement C. Butler
Clement C. Butler is a graduate of Principles of Life Bible College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Hermeneutics and Leadership. He is a teacher and an author who resides in Nassau, Bahamas. He is the founder of Approved Workman Ministries, a teaching ministry dedicated to bringing enlightenment of the Scripture and knowledge of the kingdom of God.
God's Eternal Purpose Volume 1: The Establishment of God's Kingdom
Have you ever wondered why you are here? Have you ever asked yourself, for what purpose did God make man or what is the reason for our existence? Does God have a collective purpose for everything that He has made? Not only does the Scripture answer all these questions, but it speaks to the fact that the Father actually has an eternal purpose and we are a valuable part of that plan. Ephesians 3:11 says that God’s eternal purpose is orchestrated through Christ Jesus. Therefore, once we have an understanding of what this purpose is, then we will become enlightened and realize what our purpose is and the reason for our existence.
This book represents Volume one of God’s Eternal Purpose, which is the third book in “The Teachers Series” and strategically reveals His kingdom purpose throughout the ages. It also speaks concerning religion, making comparisons between what it offers versus that of the kingdom. Truly, as we navigate the Scripture, we get a glimpse of the mind of the Father and His manifold wisdom.
Irene S. Roth | 17/04/2017
Is this life all there is? Or, can we look forward to eternal life?
As human beings, we need to know that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. And we are all always in search of something that is higher and bigger than ourselves so that we could be enlightened.
However, as human beings, many times we misunderstand God’s true purpose for us. We want to be independent beings doing our own things without worrying about anything else. We don’t want others to tell us what to do. This attitude of independence can take us very far from God and his ultimate purpose for us.
God has a cohesive plan for each of us. His purpose has not changed for us. What we have to do is to accept and embrace his purpose in our lives and to live as God wants us to live so that we can get all the gifts that are bestowed to us by God. God is the ultimate orchestrator of our lives.
We must never think that we have no value to God or that we are insignificant. All we have to do is to reflect on the specific details involved in our existence as noted in creation. Man was made to resemble God and was therefore a representative figure to look and function like God on earth.
This book will take the reader on a journey through the Scripture, underscoring the fact that the world of God truly is a marvelous arrangement which carefully outlines and orchestrates His purpose throughout the ages. This book will provide a step-by-step guide of the purpose of God in Scripture for each one of us.
This book will also make the reader ponder about the true meaning of his life in the greater whole and to reflect on how he could really fulfill God’s purpose instead of seeking his own finite purposes—ones that are not pleasing to God.
This is the first volume on God’s Eternal Purpose. This book establishes a foundation regarding the perpetual plan of the Father. I can’t wait to read the second volume in which there will be even more emphasis on the identity of the kingdom, the development of the sons of the kingdom, and the ultimate inheritance of the kingdom.
Rating: 5 stars
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The Volume of the Book: Insights into Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
How do you study the Bible? This seems to be an age-old question asked by countless individuals. From my perspective, even on the basis of a literary work, the Bible is the most fascinating book ever written. It is a masterpiece, with great coordination. However, in order to truly comprehend what the Scriptures have to offer, the principles for rightly dividing the Word have to be followed. 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Study, therefore, requires work, discipline, and diligence. It is therefore the intent of this book to serve as resource to aid in the study of the marvelous book called the Bible. In addition, the content of the book offers fundamental principles to assist students of the word of God in understanding the Scriptures from a holistic point of view.
Being foundational in nature, it also provides a comprehensive framework from which several other writings on various topics will emerge. Of note, it includes insightful discussions on the purpose of ministry/ministers, the Kingdom of God, righteousness, and faith.
This book can be a valuable asset for those who are new to studying the word of God, as well as those who are seasoned in the Scriptures.
Irene S. Roth | 01/08/2017
This is a book that is educational, inspirational and empowering for all Christians. It is a book that will force you to rethink how you view the Bible—one of the most magnificent books in the world.
According to Butler, the Bible is not studied in a way that we can understand fully. Instead, the Bible is typically studied book by book. When we read the Bible in this way, we treat the Bible as if it were a recipe. This truncated view of the Bible takes away from a complete and in-depth understanding of the Bible.
Instead, we should study the Bible holistically. The purpose of Butler’s book is to facilitate in this journey towards a better understanding of the Scriptures by viewing the Bible from a holistic point of view. The books of the Bible are not separate entities. Instead, the Bible is written by one author and it has one plan and objective. The Bible, therefore, has only one eternal purpose that of having sons that manifest the Father’s glory and the establishment of the kingdom of God. One of the aims of Butler’s book is to provide some insight into that purpose, coupled with the principles of rightly dividing the word of God.
However, since most of us grew up reading the Bible in this truncated book by book fashion, we will have to set aside the things that we have carried with us all our lives and open our minds and hearts to a new and more enriching way of understanding the Bible. Butler’s book will provoke and inspire you to read the Scriptures and in the process to get more and more understanding of them.
I find Butler’s book transforming and as a Christian it has propelled me to start re-reading the Bible with a new set of eyes and with a heart that is willing to understand the Bible in more depth.
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God's Eternal Purpose Volume Two: The Identity of the Sons of God: The Image of Jesus Christ
As sons of God, what is our destiny? What is the hope of our calling? Romans 8:29 says that for whom God foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Hence, the Father has already determined our destination, which is the measure of the fullness of the stature of Jesus Christ. In other words, that we be just like Him. This is the destination, but this involves a journey of transformation and moving from glory to glory. God’s eternal purpose includes not just the establishment of His Kingdom on Earth, but also the development of sons who are inheritors of the Kingdom.
This process involves chastisement, mortification, life beyond the veil, and entering into His rest. It is, therefore, the purpose of this book to detail the journey to this destination, the journey to the image of Christ. This book represents Volume Two of God’s Eternal Purpose, which is the fourth book in “The Teacher Series.”
Irene S. Roth | 13/10/2017
What is our purpose? Do we know where we are going? This is an important book which will invite the reader to reflect about these important questions and much more and you embark on a journey of
Some of us have reflected on what our purpose is earlier in life. Some of us never think of asking ourselves what our true purpose is until we are later on in years. However, one thing is certain—the longer we delay determining what our true purpose or calling, is the more meaningless our lives will be.
Clement Butler distinguishes between a _low calling_ and _high calling_. He believes that it is not enough for us to determine what our _low calling is_. Instead, we should strive to determine what our _high calling _is. This requires a different kind of reflection about our purpose.
When we reflect on our _high calling_, we are encouraged to ask ourselves what God has asked us to attain. Therefore, to determine our _high calling_ requires enlightenment or illumination and it can take a long time to determine with any degree of certainty.
Our _high calling_ purpose is to be enlightened to the purpose that is in line with God’s Eternal Purpose. It is this calling that is the ultimate purpose to which we were born. Butler’s book discusses this process in detail. It is through chastisement, mortification, life beyond the veil, and entering into His rest that we can discover our true destination.
In many ways, we live in a purposeless time. We spend more time glued to our smart phones and other social media screens. We have no idea who we are or what our identity is. We have many different kinds of extrinsic identities through our Facebook, Twitter and other media sites. But is this who we truly are?
By determining our true identity, we can determine our purpose. Then we can hopefully be enlightened to transform our lives into the image of Christ as we move through our lives. We just have to keep searching for it and never give up.
This book represents Volume Two of _God’s Eternal Purpose_, which is the fourth book in “_The Teacher Series.” _