"A Candlestick of Pure
Gold: of Beaten
Work" Exodus 25:31
"The Testimony of Jesus"
acknowledge the work which Paul Redin has
in transcribing and offering these magazines
Unless otherwise noted, words and phrases in
square brackets  were
added by him.
Testimony was a bi-monthly magazine
edited and published by T.
Austin-Sparks as part of the literature
ministry of Honor Oak Christian
Fellowship Center in London, England.
Publication of A Witness and
A Testimony began in 1923 and ended in
1971 after Mr. Austin-Sparks
died in April of that year. The first two
articles in Vol. 49, No. 4 give a brief
biographical sketch of Mr.
Austin-Sparks' life and a summary of the
presentations at his memorial
The main thrust of the articles in A
Witness and A Testimony , which were written by a variety
of authors, is best expressed in the following
statement' that was printed on the inside
front cover of each issue.
Minor wording changes were made in this
statement from time to time.
The following text is taken from the last
issue, Vol. 49, No. 6.
THE OBJECT OF THE
of this little paper, issued bi-monthly, is
to contribute to the Divine
end which is presented in the words of
Ephesians 4:13 -- "... till we
all attain unto the unity of the faith, and
of the knowledge (literally
-- full knowledge) of the Son of
God, unto a full-grown man,
unto the measure of the stature of the
fulness of Christ: that we be no
It is not connected with any 'Movement',
'Organization', 'Mission' or
separate body of Christians, but is just a
ministry to "all saints".
Its going forth is with the prayer and hope
that it will so result in a
fuller measure of Christ, a richer and
higher level of spiritual life,
that, while bringing the Church of God into
a growing approximation to
His revealed will as to its 'attainment', it
may be better qualified to
be used of Him in testimony in the nations,
and to the completing of
its own number by the salvation of those yet
to be added by the Lord.
This ministry is maintained by the Lord
through the stewardship of
those who value it. There is no
'subscription', but gifts can be sent
to the Editor, 'A Witness and A Testimony',
39 Honor Oak Road, Forest
Hill, London, S.E.23, England. All cheques
should be made payable to Witness
and Testimony Literature Trust. The
paper is sent only to those who
personally desire it, and we count on
friends to advise us if this is
no longer the case, or if they change their
Testimony was published bi-monthly
(six issues per year) and was
distributed by mail without cost to many
appreciative readers. The
articles were printed in four columns of
text on both sides of 9 X
14-1/2 in. paper which, when folded double
and fold-stapled together
with a folded cover, formed a magazine
measuring 7-1/4 in. wide by 9
in. high. Each issue contained either 20 or
24 pages of two-column
text. A title banner and table of contents
were printed at the top of
the first page of text in each issue. See A
Witness and A Testimony Chronological for
images of the cover and first page of the
transcription of the
articles in A Witness and A Testimony
adheres to the original
as closely as practical with the following
original two-column page format was replaced
by a one-column format
with each paragraph delimited by a blank
line rather than by first-line
indentation. Original pagination is
indicated within square brackets
embedded in the text. For example, [21/22]
indicates the end of page 21
and the beginning of page 22.
centered line of 16 hyphens was inserted to
indicate the end of each
article and to separate various other blocks
footnote was moved to its appropriate place
within the text.
dash' was replaced with two hyphens.
numeral was replaced with its equivalent
between chapter and verse in each scripture
reference was replaced with
typographical errors were corrected; when
doubtful, no change was made.
British spelling and punctuation were