Austin-Sparks published a magazine called "A Witness and A Testimony"
from 1923 until his death in 1971. He did
not want the magazine to continue after his
death. A similar style of magazine,
"Toward the Mark", was published from
1972 until 1989 by a colleague, Harry
Foster. The magazine included articles by Mr Austin-Sparks.
We provide PDF versions of all the A Witness and A Testimony magazines. We provide HTML of the Toward the Mark magazines.
The main goal of A
Witness and A Testimony was given in brief on the inside front cover of each issue. Some word changes were made to this statement over the course of the years. The following is from the last issue, Vol. 49, No. 6.
THE OBJECT OF THE MINISTRY 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 longer children..."
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 address.