Selected Writings of A. Edwin Wilson
by Arlen Chitwood,
During the years
1953 through 1970 the writing ministry of Rev. A. Edwin Wilson regularly
reached into the homes of many Christians throughout the country via a
religious periodical published under his direction. The articles in this
periodical covered a broad range of Biblical subjects and came from the
pen of an individual who, through many years of prayer, study and
meditation upon the Scriptures, was pre-eminently qualified to write on
these subjects. In this book, Selected Writings of A. Edwin Wilson,
these articles previously written by and published under the direction
of Rev. Wilson have, for the first time, been reprinted in their
the works of Rev. Wilson, the arrangement of all articles was made on
the basis of subject matter rather than the date of original
publication. These various subjects, in turn, form chapter divisions in
this book. Many series of articles were published over the years, and
every series has been retained intact. These form either parts or all of
The material in
this book has been divided into three sections. The first twelve
chapters, comprising the first section, deal largely with "The Word
of Prophecy," and have been arranged in a manner to move the reader
progressively through the many facets of this much neglected and often
misunderstood field of study. This section begins with an article
entitled, "Why Study Prophecy?" And this question sets the
tone for the remaining articles throughout the first twelve chapters.
The second section, Chapters Thirteen through Nineteen, sets forth
various subjects of biblical study. The third section, Chapters Twenty
through Twenty-two, was developed from questions and answers, outlines,
and various single articles on numerous subjects.
Basic values of
the book are many. The author's treatment of Israel, the Church,
the Kingdom, Types, Parables, Resurrection,
etc., would render this book a must for any serious student of
Scripture. But the basic value of the book, in my estimation, is found
in Chapters Five through Ten. These chapters, in their overall scope,
deal with "The Salvation of the Soul ['Life']," which is not
the salvation we presently possess, but the salvation to be revealed at
the time of our Lord's return (1 Peter 1:9). There are only a handful of
books available today that present any facet of this subject in its
correct biblical framework, but none with the overall scope and clarity
as does Rev. Wilson's. In this respect, Selected Writings of A.
Edwin Wilson is unique.
of subject matter and Scripture references appear following Chapter
Twenty-two. These indexes should prove invaluable as one peruses the
pages of this book.
Publishing Company has rendered a great service to many Christians in
republishing the works of Rev. Wilson. The desire of Rev. Wilson over
the years has consistently been: "Get the Word out!" And this
book is an effort toward that end.
L. Chitwood, Editor
The Lamp Broadcast, Inc.