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Signs Central 

Hills Contracts 

Earl Kelly, right, executive secretary-treasurer, Mississippi Baptist Convention 
Board, on Wednesday, May 11, signed the contract documents for grading, grub- 
bing, and clearing at Centra! Hills Baptist Retreat near Kosciusko. Colvin Mann, left, 
from Reynolds Engineering Company delivered the documents to Kelly's office. They 
were the first contracts to be signed in the process of the Retreat’s construction. 

Church’s Privileges 


COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — Partici- 
pation in annuity and state- Baptist 
executive hoard privileges has been 
withdrawn from Oak Hills Baptist 
Church in Cincinnati because it is ‘‘out 
of fellowship in practice or doctrine.” 

The executive board of the State 
Convention of Baptists in Ohio took 
, unanimous action here on this recom- 
mendation from a study committee 
headed by Arthur L. Patterson, pas- 
tor, First Baptist Church, Mason, 
Ohio, in the Cincinnati area. 

Patterson said the committee had'a 
cordial meeting with Oak Hills Pastor 
Allen Falls and one of the church 
deacons but discovered through the 
conference there is ‘‘too much di- ~ 

us.” The 

vergence of doctrine between us: 
discussion closed with a prayer, he ad- 

Oak Hills Baptist Church, he re- 
ported, engages in tongue speaking, 
and has practiced alien immersion. 
and foot washing as church ordi- 

The church had previously been 
voted out of membership in Cincinnati 
Baptist ASsociation at its 1975 annual 

In Ohio 

Asked about another Cincinnati 
church dismissed from the association 
at the same time, Patterson, said, 
“Sayler Park Church has withdrawn 
from us’’ (the state convention). 

By contrast Oak Hills Church hoped 
it could remain a part of the state con- 
vention despite it’s divergent prac- 
tices, Patterson indicated. 

The executive board, by adopting its 
committee recommendation, will also 
propose to the state convention that 
messengers from the church in ques- 

tion “‘not: be seated until conditions | 

have been corrected.’’ 

This action by the Ohio convention 
éxecutive board should not be con- 
fused with a cotistitutional amend- 
ment pending-before the state-conven- 

tion. The amendinent offered last fall 
by outgoing convention president, 
Paul Payne of Huber Heights (Day- 
ton), pertains to the same issue. ~~ 
Payne’s amendment would have the 
convention refuse to seat messengers 
to the annual meeting if they come 
from a church which has been voted 
out of membership in an association. 
The extension of other state benefits 

(Continued on page 2) 

Conference On Churches 

‘axation Slated 

Nationally - 

are ‘address a national 
fist Conference on the Churchelvend 

Taxation hére Oct. 3-5, according to 
James E. Wood Jr., executive director 

of the Baptist Joint Committeeon Pub- © 

lic Affairs. 

Among these invited to address the 
conference are Vice President Walter 
F. Mondale; former Vice President 
Hubert H. Humphrey; and William P. 
Thompson, stated clerk of the Pre- 

sbyterian Church, U.S.A. and presi- 
dent of the National Council of 
Churches. - 

Leo Pfeffer, a author 

church - state lawyer and a member of © 

the Jewish faith, has been asked to 
speak on The Special Constitutional 
Status of 

Charles M. ¥ , S. J., professor 
in Fordham University Law School, 
has been asked to talk on “Definitional 
Problems with Respect to ‘Church’ 
and tion in the In- 

In announcing the conference on 


¥, MAY 19, 1977 

taxation, Wood said, ‘“Today a crisis is 

~ €merging in the United States with re- 
_Bard to tax exemption and religion.” 

- He explained that there is no crisis 

over any possible sweeping removal 

eftax exemption of religion as such,” 

t that two major’ questions are 

1. Should religion that attempts to 
influence public policy be taxed; and 
2. Does the state of any of its agen- 
cies have the competence to define the 
Nature of religion as the basis for de- 

cen eligibility for tax exemp- 


_ The First Religious Liberty Confer- 
ence on Taxation sponsored by the 
Joint Committee was in 1960 on 

"The churches and American Tax Pol- 

icy.” Wood said that there have been 
$0 many developments in the 17 years 
Since that first conference that it is 
=" take a new look at the prob- 

} For instance, in 1960 there was no 
such thing as churches paying taxes to 
the federal government, he said. 
“Now, as of Jan. 1, 1976, the churches 
- started paying taxes on their unre- 
lated activities.” 
- “In 1960,” he continued, ‘‘integrated 
auxiliaries of churches was not even 
heard of and anything related to the 

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Volunife CI, Number 16 

churches was accepted by the gov- 
ernment as religious: Now that is not 
true, and the government through the 
Internal Revenue Service has sought 
to define what is and what is not a re- 
ligious activity. 

“In 1969, the questions related to the 
obligations of churches as tax exempt 
organizations but now the questions 
revolve around protection of the 
churches from government,”’ he con- 

These problems gave rise to the 
theme of the conference in October, 
“Taxation and the Free Exercise of 
Religion,” Wood said. 

The following speakers have ac- 
cepted assignments at the conference: 

Dean Kelley, the executive for re- 
ligious and civil liberty in the division 
of church and society of the National 
Council of Churches, will on, 
“Why the Churches should Not Be 

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sin Ldva OS 
700 wid S00 

Taxed.” He is the author of a new book 
by that title. : : 

__ Rep. James C. Corman,(D.-Cal.), a 
; member of the Committee on Ways 
and Means of the House of Representa- 
tives and an expert on church - state 
relations, will be the speaker at the 

is the former chief of staff of the Con- 
gressional Joint Committee on Inter- 
nal Revenue Taxation. 

Rep. Barber B. Conable Jr. (R.- 
N.Y.) is the ranking minority member 
of the House Committee on Ways and 
Means and is the author of bills on lob- 
bying activities of nonprofit organiza- 
tions. He will address the conference 
on “Attempts to Influence Legislation 
and the Loss of Tax Exemption.” 

(Continued on page 2) 

C. M. Day, Temperance 
Leader, Dies At Age 76 

, CM. oe Sree 2 ee 
director of temperance work for 
Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, 

Four To Receive Doctorates 

From Mississipp1 College 

A former Mississippi First Lady, 
two ministers, and a dentist 
will receive honorary degrees as Mis- 
sissippi College stages its 151st com- 

fing a1 pi the ackoon Cty Aa 

Those receiving the honorary de 
grees include Daniel C. York, doctor of 
science; Mrs. Carroll O. Waller, doc- 
tor of letters; Franklin D. Pollard, 
doctor of divinity; and G. Barry Land- 
rum, doctor of divinity. Landrum will 
also be delivering the commencement 

York, a native Mississippian, at- 
tended the University of Mississippi 

SBC Faces Wide 
Range Of Issues 

June 14-16 At Kansas City 

By Robert O’Brien 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) — The 
Southern Baptist Convention June 
14-16 will emphasize the denomina- 
tion’s goal of evangelizing the world by 
the close of the century and confront a 

from home.” 

and discuss business and resolutions in 
between a series of speakers and pre- 

But, in an attempt to show that 
Southern Baptists do not intend to try 
to lure any existing Baptist churches 
away from other organizations in 
Canada, the board recommendation 
also states: 

... No worker whose salary is paid 
wholly or in part by any SBC agency 

with Southern Baptist work.” 

The board will not suggest that mes- 
sengers from some 35 Canadian Bap- 
tist churches affiliated with the 

of a motion 
that the 


grave concern over morality in televi- 
sion ip to Foy 
Valentine,: the commission's chief 

The commission will also mail a 
“Help for Television Views” packet to 

ing of network programming, 
tensive study of the subject of televi- 
sion and morality. — 
Prediction Difficult- 
Although it is difficult to predict 

The IRS has drawn widespread op- 
position over a ruling that church- 
, child care 



York Mrs. Waller 
and went on toearn the doctor of dental 
science degree from Atlanta-Southern 
College, now a part of Emory Univer- 
sity in Atlanta. Because of failing 
health, York was not able to continue 
in private practice. 

After being forced from his ‘‘cho- 
sen” profession, York began to prom- 
ote programs of reforestation for the 
small timberland owner and sought to 
educate people in the prevention of 
forest fires. 

In 1975, because of his belief in Chris- 
tian education, Dr. York deeded to 
Mississippi College 7,400 acres of tim- 
berland with a value approaching $2 

Mrs. Waller, a Jackson native, re- 
ceived her B. A. degree ‘with distinc- 
tion’’ from Mississippi College in 1948. 

: Landrum 
She was selected by the students as 
‘Most. Friendly’’, ‘‘Most Charming,’’ 
and ‘‘Most Versatile,” and was also 
named to Who’s Who in American Col- 
lege and Universities. Following 
graduation, she assisted in the purch- 
ase and management of her mother’s 
dress shop and later served as a fa- 
culty member in health and physical 
education at Belhaven. 

Her marriage to William Lowe Wal- 
ler, and his, subsequent election to of- 
fice, gave Her an opportunity to re- 
search and restore the Mississippi 
Governor’s Mansion which led to its 
designation as a Registered National 
Historic Landmark—the second gov- 
ernor’s mansion in the U. S. to be so 

(Continued on page 2) 

Home Board Names 

Mississippi Couple 


, ATLANTA — Robert and Ruth Tate 
of Gulfport, Miss., have been ap- 
pointed missionaries by the Southern 

where he will serve as direc- 
tor of Christian social ministries for 

Associations, an appointment made by 
the HMB of Christian So- 
cial Ministries and the Mississippi. 


R a 

Hammer, elected to the new post 
during the May meeting of the board’s 
executive committee, succeeds War- 
ren Rust, who accepted a post as assis- 
tant director of the department be- 
cause ‘of health problems. 

In another action, directors elected 

(Continued on page 2) 

tion of Southern Baptist missionaries 

Dr. Samuel R. J. 
at Nairobi Airport on 

have made 
Four missionaries have 
All charges were . Three 

in remote areas of Ethiopia. 

Plane Arrives In Kenya 
As Evacuation Begins 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (BP) — An airplane belonging to the organiza- 

as evacuation of some mission‘personnel from this country began. 
Cannata Jr., missionary in Addis Ababa, told Southern 
Foreign Mission Board officials the plane left that city and arrived 
May 11, piloted by Southern Baptist. missionary 

grrested and detained fer 16 Gayo in carly Aertone 

flawn by Kirkland, has been used to fly mis- 
sionaries to conduct clinics and do other typés of community development 

died May 16 at his home in . He 
was 76. oe 

Funeral services were May 17 at 
12:30 p.m. at Wright and Ferguson 
Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial was 
in Clinton cemetery. 

Day is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mary Jane Hale Day, and two sons, 
Charles M. Day Jr. of Jackson and L. 
H. Day of Hattiesburg. There are sev- 
eral grandchildren. 

He was a native of Cherry Creek and 
attended public school at Ecru. He was 
gratuated from the University of Mis- 
sissippi and taught school at Hur- 
ricane, Peoples, and Ripley. 

He received Th.M. and Th.B. de- 

= grees from Southern Semina 

t  andat Liberty and while he was pastor 

at Durant he organized the Mississippi 
Church Council for Alcohol Education 
in 1955. This was a cooperative effort 
between Baptists, Methodists, and 
Presbyterians. In 1960 he was 
employed by the Mississippi Baptist 
Convention Board as director of tem- 
_perance work and retired in 1965. 

Mrs. Day told the Record, 
“‘Hefought alcohol with all his might.” 

News Concerning Work 
~- of the 
Mississippi Baptist 

4 — 
Convention Board 
is on 

Page 3 Each Week 

in Ethiopia arrived safely in Nairobi, 

it increasingly difficult for the mis- 
to reports. 

firearms technicality. 
detailed for 48 

missionaries were 

~~ Nm onetetetehan 

' Conférence by the 


Thursday, May 19, 1977 

~ New w Foreign Missions | 

‘Work Areas Approved. 

By Susan Cahen 

ward the goal of missionaries in at 
least 125 countries by the end of the 
century, the Southern Baptist Foreign 
Mission Board recently approved 
work in five new areas. 

Southern Baptist missionaries al- 
ready have begun building an active 
programs of witness in one new mis- 
sion field, Rwanda; afd the board 
gave approval in its April, 1977, meet- 
ing to enter Bolivia, South Africa, the 
Seychelles Islands and the Cayman Is- 

Only one, the Cayman Islands, will 
be immediately listed officially as one 
of the political and geographical en- 
tities where Southern Baptists have 
missions work. The others will not be 
added until personnel are assigned to 
them, said J. Winston Crawley, direc- 
tor of the board’s overseas division. 

Crawiley's office keeps the official 
tally of Southern Baptist mission fields 
overseas as well as a count of missio- 
nary personnel serving in them. As of 
April 27, 1977, the board had 2,716 mis- 
sionaries in 86 countries. 

The board also heard reports of mov- 
ing ahead with efforts to open work in 
Swaziland. Approval to enter that 
country was given by the board in 

April 1975. 

Active Baptist work began in 
Rwanda, approved as a mission field 
by the board in March, with the arrival 
of the Earl R. Martins in Kigali, the 
capital. in early April: At first, the 
_Martins will be engaged part time in 

study of the nackoks language. 
(Thai and French, in which 


y 'y missionaries 
in Tanzania and Kenya, will begin 
their ministry with seven congrega- 
_ ‘tions in the Kigali area. No established 
churches are there. An estimated 200 
additional Baptists have moved to the 
area, but have no one to work with 

The Martins will do general 
evangelistic work, literature and 
youth work, with needs 
the thrust. 

Southern Baptists were invited to 
work in Rwanda by the Baptist Union 
of Rwandaj(national convention) and 
by the Danish Baptist Union, which 
has work in-the-country. Rwanda is a 
landlocked country bounded by 
Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zaire. 

The work of Southern Baptists in 
Rwanda will be a “supplementary, 
cooperative venture with the groups 
inviting us,” says Davis L. Saunders, 
the Foreign Mission Board’s secretary 
for Eastern and Southern Africa. 

The Martins were assigned to 
Madagascar before their transfer to 
Rwanda, but they were never able to 
get government permission to enter 
that country. Madagascar is no longer 
officially listed as a Southern Baptist 
mission field. 

The Herbert W. Neelys have been 
transferred from Rhodesia to the 
Cayman Islands. They will be 
stationed on Grand Cayman, the 
largest of the three-island group, 

Japanese Baptists Visit Mississippi 

Southern Baptist missionary Mike union and nine Japanese Baptist leaders 
are pictured as they recently visited the Southwest Mississippi area. They are on a 
two-week tour of Southern Baptist churches. They visited First Church of Summit 

and interviewed Larry W. Fields, pastor; 

Curtis Brewer, minister of music and Phil 

Walker, associate pastor. They interviewed Dan West, Director of Missions for Pike 
Baptist Association. They also visited Thompson Church in Amite County and inter- 

viewed Jimmy Smith, pastor. 

(Continued from page 1) 

’ and privileges would be barred. 

In effect, state participation would 
hinge on associational participation, 
according to wording of the Payne 
amendment, which would haye tq be 
approved at the next session of the 

convention to become effective. 

However, the executive board deci- 
sion on Oak Hills Church makes state 
convention action independent of the 
action of the association. ~ 

Annuity privileges-apply fo the de- 
nominational retirement and insur- 
ance programs maintained by the 
Southern Baptist Convention Annuity 
Board. State convention contributes 
up to $200 per year on the funding of the 
basic of retirement plan for pastors. 

Buenos Aires—The International 

Baptist Theological Seminary began 
its new Seton neneenee year here by opening 
its doors to over one hundred students, 
one of the highest enroliments in the 
institution's history, to Fr- 
ances E. Roberts, Southern Baptist 
missionary press representative. 
Twenty-eight of the students are single 
women, 25 are single men and 57 are 



(Continued from page 1) 

Also invited to address the confer- 
ence are Jerome Kurtz, the new com- 
missioner of the Internal Revenue 
Service, and a speaker from the Guild 
of St. Ives, an organization of Epis- 
copal lawyers in New. York who 

jalize in taxation and the 

The Sixteenth Religious Liberty 
Joint Com- 
mittee bg re in the — Inn, 
fone Arlington, Va., across 
ee oe overlooking 
Invitations to the conference have 
been sent to a large number of Baptist 

Richmond (BP) — The Southern 
Baptist Foreign Mission Board're- 
leased $5,000 for immediate relief in 
Recife, Brazil, hit by the Second major 
flood since 1975 of the overflowing 
Capibaribe River. 

Missionaries reported that the latest 
flood was not as bad as the one in 1975 
in which 89 persons were killed and 
55,000 left homeless. Estimated in- 
juries and deaths total for the latest 
flood were not available. 

working with a number of Baptists on 
Retin cont Sena 

Cayman Islands, sa 
Bryan, the F 

er pastor, working primarily on 
Cayman Brac, has maintained a close 
relationship with missionaries of our 
board throughout the Caribbean,’”’ 
Bryan says. Until now, those who have 

ion Board's 
America and the 

«gone have been short term personnel. 

Now an invitation has been extended 
for a permanent career missionary. 

The new work on Grand Cayman will 
be an outreach of the association on 
Cayman Brac, although distance will 
preclude more than a limited partici- 

In South Africa, the Baptist Union of 
South Africa has extended an invita- 
tion for Southern Baptists to work 
among the more-than four million 
“eoloureds”’ (persons of mixed race) 
in that country. Three couples have 
been requested initially, one in 
theological education and te in 
evangelism and church development. 

In Swaziland, South African Bap- 

tists asked Southern Baptists to as- 
sume responsibilities for an English - 

language congregation in the capital 
of Mbabane. South African Baptists 
have filled this need for the past, two 
years. Swaziland is enclosed on the 
northwest and south by Transvaal and 
on the east by Mozambique and Natal. 

In the Seychelle Islands, work will 
begin on the main‘island of Mahe; with 
emphasis on a youth ministry in Vic- 
toria, the capital. These islands are lo- 
cated east of Northeast Tanzania. 

One of two Baptist groups at work in 
Bolivia has invited Southern Baptist to 
initiate work in that country. The invi- 
tation came from the Baptist Conven- 
tion of Bolivia (related to Brazilian 
Baptist work) which sponsors a school 
of more than 1,400 students and a 
riverboat ministry. Five missionary 
couples are engaged in convention 


World Of Religion 

cults poses a serious 
ligious liberty, not only for cult mem- 
ber's but also for those in other groups, 

a Baptist executive said here. James 
E. Wood Jr., executive director of the 
Baptist Joint Committee on Public Af- 
fairs, said in a statement released 
here: “The current phenomenon of 
deprogramming of adherents to vari- 
ous religious cults, such as the Unifica- 
tion Church, Hare Krishna and the 
Church of Scientology, among others, 
must be viewed as constituting serious 
violations of religious liberty. “‘De- 
programming is, in fact,” Wood con- 
tinued, “incompatible with all of the 

ppt freedom of speech, free- 
dom of press, freedom of assembly, 
and the right to petition the govern- 
ment for redress of grievances.” 

Taejon, Korea (BP) — A Korean ap- 
pellate court here has upheld a lower 
court decision in the November trial of 
Southern Baptist Missionary Rolla M. 
(Ronnie) Bradley, following an appeal 
by the prosecutor. In the original trial, 
Nov. 1, 1976, the lower court found 
Bradley negligent and fined him ap- 
proximately $200 in the traffic fatality 
case. His license, which has since been 
returned, was suspended automati- 
cally. Bradley was aecused of negli- 
gence when his car supposedly sides- 
wiped a drunken pedestrian and 
caused his death in February 1976: 
Other than establishing that Bradley’s 
car was in the general vicinity of the 
accident, all evidence was cir- 
cumstantial, according to Hays. 

.“‘Neither Bradley nor the Korean pas- 
tor riding with him was aware an acci- 
dent had occurred,” Hays said. 

Nashville (BP) — The Southern 
Baptist Extension Education Associa- 
tion changed its name to the Southern 
Baptist Adult Education Association 
and elected officers, during their an- 
nual meeting here. Elected president 
was Walter Draughon Jr.; dean of 
Baptist Bible Institute in Graceville, 


Hurry Kor Rooms 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) — The 
Southern Baptist Convention Housing 
Bureau has begun assisting persons 
seeking rooms to make direct contact 
with Kansas City hotels aiid motels. 

According to a stipulation of the 
hotels and motels, all rooms specifi- 
cally blocked for the SBC annual meet- 
ing, June 14-16, have been returned to 
the hotels and motels. 

Necochea, Argentina—The Mar and 
Sierras Assocition recently held its 
first Woman's Missionary Union 
(WMU) retreat at the new campsite in 
Quequefi near here. Twenty-eight 
women attended, representing four 
churches and mission points in the 
southeastern part of the province of 
Buenos Aires. 

SBC Faces Issues 

(Continued from page 1) 

tee and other costs, such as the ex- 
pense of the annual SBC meeting and 
contributions to the Baptist World Al- 

Other business items include sev- 
eral recommendations by the Execu- 
tive Committee for changes in the 
SBC’S constitution, bylaws, and busi- 
ness and financial plan. 

Conform To Practice 

Several such changes would alter 
gender designations to conform to 
practice that men and women are elig- 
ible to serve as officers and board 
members and benefit from SBC prog- 
rams. : 

Other suggested changes (in Article 
VI of the constitution) would reduce 
from 18 to 12 the number of trustees 
who may serve on an SBC general 
board from the city or vicinity of that 
board’s headquarters, and reduce 
from 5 to 3 the number of local trustees 
who may serve from the same church. 

As for institutions and commissions, 
the recommendation asks that 
maximum allowable local trustees be 
reduced from 10to8, with no more than 
2 (rather than the current 5) from the 
same q 

Another suggested change in Article 
VI would reduce from-500,000 to 250,000 
the number of members a 
state convention must have ( the 
25,000 member total stipulated in 
Bylaw 20) before being eligible for an 
additional ive on an SBC 

ditor and study the agencies’ audits, 
and add the Southern Baptist Founda- 
tion as a suggested place for agencies 

to deposit securities. 

Besides Sullivan, sinctepgers will 
vote for successors to two other SBC 
officers who have declined to run for 
additional terms. They are Clifton J. 
Allen, 75--.year ~old retired editorial 
secretary for the Sunday School 
Board; who has served 13 terms as re- 
cording secretary, and W. Fred Ken- 
dall, o- year - old retired executive 
secretary of Tennessee Baptists, who 
has served 12 terms as registration 


Messengers will also vote on Los 
Angeles as a proposed site for the SBC 
annual meeting in 1961. 

In Advance 

ARKADELPHIA, Arkansas. — Per- 
sons planning to submit resolutions to 
the Southern Convention have 
been asked them in advance to 
the chairman of the Resolutions 

“Persons who want rooms should 
move fast in contacting the Housing 
Bureau at 1221 Baltimore, Kansas 
City, Mo. 64105,’’ said Billy D. 
Malesovas of the SBC Executive 
Committee, who serves as convention 


“Return of the rooms to the hotels 
and motels doesn’t mean the rooms 
won’t be available,’’ Malesovas 
explained. “‘It just means they will be 

‘available to other people, too.” 

Before June 1, he said, the Housing 
Bureau will take telephone reserva- 
tions at (816) 221-5242 for only two 
hotels — the Hilton Airport Plaza Inn 
and the Marriott Hotel, KCI Airport — 
and ali other reservations in writing 

After June 1, all reservations may be 
made by phone — “‘but that’s cutting it 
very close,’’ Malesovas said. ~ 

Although he urged persons attend- 
ing the SBC not to wait, Malesovas said 
a hotline will be established at the SBC 
registration desk, which opens aboit 9 
a.m., June 13, at H. Rode Bartle Hall in 
the Kansas City convention center, to 
assist in finding rooms. It will go direct 
to the Hotel and Motel Association of 
Greater Kansas City. 

As of May 5, 6,002 rooms had been 
assigned to SBC attenders out of 6,649 
rooms available, Malesovas said. 

MC Doctorates 

(Continued from page 1) 

She is a member of the First Baptist 
Church, Jackson. 

Pollard, pastor of First Baptist 
Church, Jackson, graduated from 
Texas A and M University in 1956 and 
received the master of divinity degree 
from Southwestern Seminary, Ft. 
Worth, in 1959. 

He was pastor of Shiloh Terrace 

Canyon, Tex.; a trustee at Howard 
Payne College, Brownwood, Tex.; 

esident of the Texas Alumni of 
Sewenen western Seminary; a member of 
the Executive Board of the Baptist 

Washington (BP) — The U. S. Sup- 
feme Court will not hear a case 
brought by the Roman Catholic bishop 
of Gary, Ind., against the National 
Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for 
seeking to unionize lay teachers in 
parochial schools. By declining to hear 
the case, the Supreme Court did not 
rule on the substantive First Amend- 
ment issues: raised in a supportive 
American Baptist brief. The justices’ 
action means that before the Gary 
bishop is allowed to argue the case on 
its constitutional merits, he must first 
exhaust the ‘‘administrative re- 
medies” available to him. 

Detroit (BP) — A Southern Baptist 
deacon and his wife rallied local 
churches and enlisted other support 
here to send 12 tons of food, clothing, 
furniture and other goods by truck to 
flood victims to Pikeville, Ky., in 
mid-April. The Pikeville residents 
were glad for the help, but it was “‘just 
a drop in the bucket compared to the 
staggering needs,” Melton said. The 
project began with Baptist. layman 
Ralph Melton, a deacon of Grosse 
Pointe Park Baptist Church near De- 

Bangalore, India — The ministry of 
Baptist Hospital here touched the lives 
of three persons from the village of 
Mandebele. Now, Mandebele has an 
active Christian witness and two 
neighboring villages have requested 
that it be extended to them. 

Holiday Inn 

Cancels Rooms 

For Educators 

NASHVIBLE (BP) — The annual 

Southern Baptist Convention have 
been shifted from New Orleans to 
Mobile because the Holiday Inn - East 
Highrise in New Orleans cancelled 
previous confirmed rooms. 

The ASBCS, made up of 71 Southern 
Baptist educational institutions from 
California to Virginia, will now meet in 
Mobile (Ala.) College, June 27-29, and 
the commission will meet there, June 
29-30. The original dates were not 

‘Tm at the Holiday Inn’s 
action,” declared Ben C. Fisher, 
executive director - treasurer.of the 
Education Commission. ‘They cost us 

a great deal of time and money and 

broke a commitment with us. We had 
been working on this with them for a 
long time and had written confirma- 
tion for 100 rooms. 

“In view of our past good experi- 
ences with the Holiday Inn, we were 
greatly disappointed at their foul-up,”’ 
Fisher said. He expressed apprecia- 
tion for the assistance of William K. 
Weaver, president of the Baptist col- 
lege in Mobile, “for helping us work ( 
out arrangements on short notice” and 
said he was looking forward to the 
meeting in Mobile. 

Fisher and George Capps, the com- 
mission’s associate executive direc- 
tor, said the Holiday Inn got a new 
manager during the negotiations whd 
claimed the hotel was overbooked. 

“He caricelled our rooms in order to 
confirm rooms for the Lions Interna- 
tional,”’ Crore said. 

Home Board Names 

Mississippi Couple 

(Continued from page 1) 
John D. Meredith of Atlanta as coor- 
dinator of planning and budgeting, re- 
placing Tommy D. Coy who resigned 
in April to accept the position of direc- 
tor of counseling for the Christian 
Broadcasting Network. 

In February, Rust took a three- 
month leave of absence for health 
reasons. He moved to Phoenix, where 
he was ‘“‘able to make real headway 
toward improvement of his. health,” 
said Loyd Corder, director of the divi- 
sion.of associational missions. 

“However, Warren’s condition re- 
mains chronic and his doctors have re- 
commended that he not come back to 
the work he was doing. We are pleased 
that he will be able to continue to work 
in the area of metropolitan missions,”’ 
Corder added. 

Rust, who will serve in the Western 
United States, will live and work in 
Phoenix. He will give half his time to 
writing materials, articles, and books 
dealing with missions in the metro set- 

Rust came_to the Home Mission 
Board in 1971 as director of metropoli- 

tan missions. Previously, he was pas-. 

tor of churches in St: Louis, Tennessee 
and Kentucky. 

Hammer, ‘who joined the board in 
1975, was associate director of metro 
missions before he was transferred to 
the evangelism staff in February. 
Previously he served as Urban 
Strategy Council-coordinator for the 
Baptist General Convention of Texas 
and a staff member at Southwestern 
Baptist Theological Seminary. He has 
also served on church staffs in Texas 
and Missouri. 

Meredith will develop and maintain 
a planning and budgeting process 
within the Home Mission Board and 
provide consultative services to the 
regional coordinators and state con- 
vention leadership in planning and 

- budgeting. He is a graduate of Ok- 

lahoma State University, Georgia In- 
stitute of Technology, and the Defense 
Language Institute: 

Directors also were told E, Warren 

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series of half- 

hour dramas and documentaries, 

deals with people where they are to- 

day. The series has received critical 
acclaim and industry recognition. 


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Woolf, director of the personnel divi- 
sion, has been named acting director 
of missionary personnel, replacing 
Cecil Etheredge, who has been re: 
signed in the department. 

Four persons, including the Tates, 
were named missionaries. 

One person was named missionary 
associate and, 23 mission pastors were 
approved to receive aid. Thirteen of 
the 23 will receive language pastoral 
aid and 10 church pastoral aid. 

To Dedicate 

New Building 


Bolivar Association will hold dedica- 
tion services for a new associational 
office building Sunday. Open house for 
the new building will begin at 2:30 
p.m., and the dedication will get under 
way at 3:30 p.m., according to an an- 
nouncement by Odis Henderson, di- 
rector of association missions. 

The new 1,200-square foot building is 
located at 222 North Fourth Avenue in 
Cleveland. It contains two offices, a 
reception area, and a work area. The 
84 by 162 foot lot provides paved park- 
ing for 12 cars. 

Mayor Martin King of Cleveland will * 
represent the city during the dedica- 
tion service. Tim Nicholas, associate 
editor of the Baptist Record, will rep- 
resent the Mississippi Baptist Conven- 
tion Board. James Hurt, pastor of 
Immanuel Baptist Church in Cleve- 

‘ Jand, will represent the association. 

Hurt is chairman of the Executive 
-Committee of the Mississippi Baptist 
Convention. Board. 

Jimmy Dukes, then a pastor in 
Cleveland, was chairman of the com- 
mittee which secured the site for build- 
ing. Otxers were Macklyn Hubbell, 
pastor of First Baptist Church, Cleve- 
land, and T. C. Wood Jr. and Vern 
Daniels, both laymen. 

Richard Westbrook, a layman, was 
chairman of the property committee 
which developed the facility: Others 
were Hubbell; Glenn Byrd, pastor of 
Benoit Baptist Church; Dale Wilson, 
pastor of Trinity Baptist Church; Mrs. 
James R. Hawkins; and Kenneth 
Pittman and James Stanford, both 

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Miss Hines 
Macklyn Hubbell, pastor of First 

Baptist Church, Cleveland, will serve 
as retreat pastor; and Martha Hines, 
church soloist and professional musi- 
cian from. Spartanburg, S. C., will 
bring theme music interpretations 
May 27 to 28 at the Single Adult Retreat 
in Meridian. 

Hubbell will speak four times on 

“Lessons from a Bible Single.” The 
theme music interpretatioiis will be on 
“Touch Life.”’. Miss Hines will also 
present music entertainment at a fel- 
lowship supper on Saturday night. — 

The session will begin at 8 p.m. on 
Friday with Tim Holcomb, minister to 
singie adults, First Baptist Church, 
Jackson, anda Meridian singles group 
leading in fellowship time. 

Features of the meeting will be mul- 
tiple Touch Life Conferences led by 
Ms. Ann Alexander, Single Adult Con- 
sultant, Nashville; Mrs. David (B. J.) 
Dean, Avocational Adult Worker, 
Mobile; L. Dan Grubb, Chaplain, East 
Mississippi State Hospital, Meridian; 
J. Clark Hensley, Executive Director, 
Christian Action Commission; Mrs. J. 
Clark (Margaret) Hensley, housewife 
rand family life consultant, Jackson; 
Holcomb and Mrs. Holcomb (Janice), 
housewife and mother; and James 
Travis, Chaplain, University Medical 
Center, Jackson. 

‘The Saturday morning conference 
will begin at 8:30. Special attention 
will be given to “need” and “‘organiza- 
tion’’ areas. Lee Prince, pastor of 
Union Avenue Baptist Church, Mem- 
phis, will be the resource person for 
teachers and department.workers for 

» single adults. Serre 
’- The retreat is open to never’- mar- 
rieds and formerly - marrieds, church 
leaders who work with singles, pas- 
tors, and staff members. 

a a} 

retaries’ Association was organized 
during the Secretaries Conference 
held at the Baptist Building in 
Jackson on May 2 and 3. It is the first 
association of its kind in the state. 

Secretaries Organize 

The Mississippi Baptist Sec-- 

Ruth Keyes, pastor’s secretary, 


_. Mississippi Baptist Convention Programs, Conferences, white ses = 
Christian Action—Sunday School & 

Hubbell To-Speak 
At Singles Retreat 

Room reservations must be made 
directly with the Holiday .Inn North- 
east in’ Meridian. The $9.50 registra- 
tion fee for the conference includes the 
two Saturday meals (lunch and sup- 
per). The retreat closes with the 
Saturday night fellowship supper, but 
there will be a special program on 
‘Sunday morning for those who desire _ 
to stay over, adjourning at 9:30 a.m. 

The retreat is sponsored by the 

Action Commission, J. Clark 

School Department of the Mis- 
sissippi Baptist -Convention Board, 
Bryant Cummings, director. 

Drumvwright To 
Lead Bible Study 

At Ist, Florence 

Hubert L. Drumwright, Dean of the 
School of Theology and Professor of 
New Testament at Southwestern 
Seminary, will lead in a Bible Confer- 
ence at First, Florence, May 20-22. The 
theme for the conference will be 
“Christian Truth for Today’s World.” 

Pastor Bob Hutcherson said, ‘‘All 
who are interested in a time of intense 
study and application of Biblical truth 
under one of the ablest expositors in 
our denomination are invited to at- 
tend. ” 

Drumwright, much in demand as a 
conference and convention speaker 
among Southern Baptists, is a native 
of Oklahoma, but grew up under the 
ministry of the late Geeree Truett in 
First Church, Dallas. He is a graduate 
of yd University and Southwest- 

ern Seminary, holding both the B.D. 
and Th.D. from the latter. In addition, 
he has studied at Princeton Seminary 
and done post doctoral research in the 
American School of Classical Studies, 
Athens, Greece. His published writ- 
ings include books and articles. He has 
also served as translator of the Gos- 
pels of Matthew and John for The New 
King James Bible (Thomas Nelson 

iy). : 

The first session of the conference at 
Florence begins Friday; May 20; at 
7:30 p.m. Saturday session will also 
begin at 7:30 p.m. Drumwright will 
preach at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sun- 
day, May 22. 

Calvary Church, Jackson, was 
élected president; Mary Ray, sec- 
retary, Rankin Association, Pearl, is 

-first vice-president; Dot Smith, sec- 

retary, Church Administration - Pas- 
toral Ministries Department, Missis- 

~ sippi Baptist Convention Board, 

Officers of the newly organized Mississippi Bapuet Sebeaderes Mlieeaaten 
are, left to right: Nora Melton, secretary-treasurer; Dot Smith, second 

vice-president; Mary Ray, first vice-president; and Ruth Keyes, president. 

Lucy Hoskins, center, consultant, Church ‘Administration Department, 
BSSB, answers questions for Evelyn Redd, left, secretary, Sunday School 
Department, MBCB, and Edna Ohm, church secretary, Bel Aire, Gulfport. 

Jackson, is second vice - president; 

- Maureen Allen, secretary at First, 

Enjoying the lunch were these Acteens and their leader, Mrs. Jewel Davidson, 

Midway Church, Meridian. - 

Acteens Attend First 
State-Wide Conference 

“This Is Our Day’’ was the theme for 

Youth, Grace Memorial Baptist 
Church, 3 

interesting features on: Acteens 
Member Handbook, with 
six/three/and one pills; Accent, the 
magazine used by Acteens, described 
as a ‘Big ACT’; and Direct 
Evangelism with a live interview with 
two Acteens. 

Throughout the weekend Acteens 
and their leaders were challenged to 
live in the world as servants of Christ 
and Acteens were charged to lead in 
the sharing of His love in our world. 
Barbara Joiner, Acteens leader, First, 
Columbiana, Alabama, led in the clos- 
ing meditations for the conference. 
Talitha Edwards, Grenada, our Na- 
tional Acteens Panelist, shared her 
testimony about being an Acteen and 
what it has meant to her life. 

Guirch Logan led in fin the Bible 

study at each session on the book of 
Esther. Foreign missionary to Spain, 
Mrs. Indy Whitten, shared about the 
work in Spain-and-the new freedom 

and Nora Melton, financial secret- 
ary, Alta Woods Church, Jackson, is 

secretary- : 

The Secretaries Conference was 
sponsored by the Church Administ- 
ration - Pastoral Ministries Depart- 
ment, MBCB, Leon Emery, director. 

Lucy Hoskins, consultant in the 
Church Administration Department, 
BSSB, Nashville, and Macklyn Hub- 
bell, pastor of First Church, Cleve- 
land, were among the program per- 

Emery had previously appointed a} 
committee to draw up a tentative 
constitution for a secretaries’ as- 
sociation and,to nominate the first 
officers.. Committee members were 

Greenville; Olivia Killebrew, ‘sec- 
retary, Gulf Coast Association, 
Gulfport; and Mary. Ray, secretary, 
Rankin Association, Pearl. 
Membership in the association will 
be open to all secretaries and other 
office staff of Baptist churches in 
prose ; all secretaries and other 
of all Baptist denomina- 
tional agencies, Sptitations, de- 

work is comparable to that of a 
church ; 

secretary. . 
Generally, the purposes of the or- 
ganization will be to identify and 
properly relate the various roles of 
Baptist secretaries; to promote a 
close relationship among secretaries 
phone ipo churches and > yl 
organizations; to dev: a 
better understanding of the work of 
the church or church-related secret- 
ary; to provide training/improve- 
ment opportunities. . .; to provide an 
ity for fellowship and ex- 
change of ideas; to upgrade the 
status of secretaries .. . and to en- 
courage interest of others in religious 



found there for Christians. 

Paul and Fran Vandercook, mis- 
sionaries on the Gulfcoast 
told of their work and mission oppor- 
tunities here at home. Another guest 
missionary was R. T. Buckley, mis- 
sionary to Bangladesh who encour- 
aged the Acteens to live their Christian 
lives everywhere; at home, school and 
in their communities. 

SAC brought many memeries . . : 
lunch on the beach, tour of the new 

Seaman’s Center, missionaries, hear: 

ing Acteens speak and share what they 
were doing, learning about how God 
can even use us, Acteens where we are 
now . . . Acteens living in God’s world! 

Committed To 

Allen 0. Webb, pastor, Ingalls Av- 
enueChurch, Pascagoula states “95% 
of our Sunday School officers and 
- sees teachers are com- 
mitted to obtain a 
) Sunday School 
* Leadership Dip- 
} loma before Oc- 
| tober 1, 1977.” 
©) A comprehensive 
») schedule has been 
arranged whereby 
each of the six re- 

quired courses will 
be offered three times before Sep- 
_ tember 1977. As of April 1, 14 courses 
have been offered with 56 persons par- 
ticipating in at least one of the courses. 

“Each worker with a Sunday School 


May 23 First Greenville 
May 24 First Oxford 
May 25 First Columbus a 



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Cane To ‘A Different Pace: | 

Summer Camp At Garaywa 

Are these activities becoming a bore to 
the girls in your church summer after 
summer? Try something different this 
year! Something like . . . involving 
GAs and Acteens in MISSIONS camp- 
ing at Garaywa! 

Camp Garaywa, owned and oper- 
ated by Mississippi WMU, offers a 
missions camping program for ten 
weeks beginning May 30 through Au- 
gust 5, involving GAs and Acteens in 

developing a missions awaréness of 
their own. 

During a week at summer camp, 
girls learn about how they can become 
involved in mission work through their. 
church program, the community, 
state, and around the world. Home and 
foreign missionaries share informa- 
tion about their field of work and how 
God called them into their special area 
of telling other “hates about the love 
of Christ. 

‘The theme of this summer’s prog- 
ram is “GROWING IN CHRIST.” The 
day always begins with God as each 

girl has her own ‘quiet time’ and the 
day ends with God as each camper 
participates with her cabin group in 
devotion. Each day of camp brings 
new and different experiences for the 
girls in the atmosphere which 
Garaywa creates because of the em- 
phasis on MISSIONS. 

The staff consists of a camp-director 
(state Acteens consultant, Mississippi 
WMU) and 29 college young women. 
Missionaries are on the grounds each 
week and share in the total program of 
Garaywa. The program features mis- 
sion study~in small group activities, 
personal visits with the missionaries, 
and Bible study in the out-of-doors led 
each morning by the counselors. There 
is also music, crafts, drama, nature 
study opportunities, recreation, fun, 

«games and outdoor cooking... .« 

Publicity and registration infor na- 
tion have been mailed to all associa- ° 
tional and local GA and Acteens lead- 
ership. For additional information 
write or call, Mississippi WMU, P. O. 
Box 530, Jackson, Mississippi 39205, 
telephone, 354-9704, Ext. 280. 

I hope to see every GA and Acteen at 
summer camp at Garaywa this year! 

95% Of Ingalls Avenue SS Officers Are 

Seek Leadership Diploma 

Leadership Diploma”’ is the goal 
which Richard Collum has set as 
minister of education. He further em- 
phasizes that ‘‘adequate training 

Under the diréction of Ron Miller, 
Church Training director, training op- 
portunities are provided for all other 
church leadership. 

E. Stanley Williamson Dies ; 

NASHVILLE (BP) — Funeral ser- 
vices were held here for E. Stanley 
Williamson, who was director of ste- 

wardship devel for the South- 
ern Baptist Stewardship Commission 
and a former management employee 
of the denomination’s Sunday School 

Williamson, a native of Anaconda, 
Mont., died here Saturday, April 30, 


A Feature Of “Senior Adult Week In Mississippi,’’ May 22-28, 1977 


The accent is on fun and fellowship with some serious matters inter- 
spersed like developing a philosophy for aging and for a senior adult 
ministry in a church; physical fitness for senior adults; resources for senior 
adults and leaders of Senior Adult Ministries. 



LOUIS SCHOLLE, Chairman, Division of Education and Psychology, and 
Director of Educational and Clinical Programs In Gerontology, Blue Moun- 
tain College. 

BOB SESSOMS, Consultant, Church Recreation Department, Baptist Sunday 
School Board, Nashville, Tennessee. _ 

Ce aera 

KERMIT S. KING, Consultant for Senior Adult Ministfles, Mississippi Baptist 
Convention Board. 

CLYDE BIZZELL, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida. 

May 26 Calvary Jackson 
May 27 Temple Hattiesburg 
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


1977, after learning several months 
ago that he had cancer. 

A former pastor, minister of educa- 
tion and film producer, he wrote sev- 
eral books, the latest. of which was pub- 
lished in 1975 by Convention Press, ti- ~ 
tled, “How to Get Your Job Done in the 


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Thursday, May*19, 1977 : 

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Che Baptist Record — 

Editorials - 

The Canadian Matter 

Progress comes when churches 
unite in Bold Mission 

Through the years there has come 

X pressure from one source or another to 

extend the mantle of Southiern Baptist 

work into new areas for one reason or 

another in the way of direct, organiza- 

tional affiliation with the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

In the past, generally, these efforts 
have been fostered in the interests of 
Baptists worshiping in states of the 
United States or its territories. Such 
efforts have caused some amount of 
discussion but have finally resulted in 
Southern Baptist work being found in 
all 50 states. 

Such an effort has been under way 
for the past year at least, for it was 
during the convention last year in Nor- 
folk that a motion was made to study 
the possibility of extending aid to Bap- 
tists in Canada who it. Some 

to that motion is that for 

senaertene betes Canin 

churches cooperating with the North- 

west Baptist Convention, which en- 
compasses the work in Oregon and 
Washington. At this point there are 
some 35 churcheS so affiliated with the 
pec Convention, and as a mat- 
ter of fact, the president of that state 
convention is the pastor of one of the 
Canadian churches. 

There has been sentiment in favor of 
seating from those Cana- 
dian churches at the Southern Baptist 

Such action would be a mistake, un- 
less we would desire that the Southern 
Baptist Convention would become a 
sort of miniature Baptist “World Al- 

It could be pointed out that the con- 
fines of the United States should repre- 
sent only an abstract boundary that 
should not be used to hold back the 
spread of the gospel as carried out by 
people of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion. There has to be a line drawn 

somewhere, however, and this seems 
to be the proper place. We cannot take 
in the entire world as affiliates of the 
Southern Baptist Convention. 

Our constitution would not allow 
such at this time, but constitutions 
can be amended. It does not seem, 
however, that an amendment allow- 
ing messengers from outside the Un- 
ited States and its territories to be sea- 
ted would be proper. 

We can help, and this will be discus- 
sed at the Southern Baptist Convention 
in Kansas City. Last year the matter 
was turned over to the Foreign Mission 
Board for study. Thé board will 
back a report this year that will call for 
help but no affiliation. 

This is wise and should be accepted. 
Through the years to come, however, 
as we are giving aid in whatever form 
it might be, let us be on guard to be 
sure that our aid doesn’t sway our 
judgment as it concerns affiliation. 

. ° Associational Emphasis ___ 

We are observing this week, all ac- 
ross the Southern Baptist.Convention, 
Associational Kc It is fit- 
ting that there should be a time of cal- 

ling attention to the work’ and the role.. 

of the association. 

The writer will not attempt to define 
what association missions work should 
be, for it doubtless will vary from as- 
sociation to association as it is seen by 
the directors of missions and their 
executive boards. This is instead a 
work that is carried on in the name of 
the Lord the coordinated and 
cooperative efforts of the churches in 

The Acts In Ethiopia 

ing to the name list in 
J the back of the writer’s Bible, the 
ot name, Rhoda, appears only once in the 
Bible. It was in connection with a con- 
dition very. similar to the one we have 
been reading about in Ethiopia in re- 

cent days. ea 
Rhoda is mentioned in Acts 12:13. 
Readers will recall that John’s 
brother, James, had been put to death 
by Herod; and this seemed to please 
the Jews, so he decided to move on. He 

. put Peter in prison. 

The church entered into prayer for 
Peter, and the scripture says the 

prayer “without ceasing.” 
Hestilined sonte fool Gina ini sadn 
for Peter, but the night before he was 
to put his plan into action he lost his 
prize. Peter was asleep and bound by 
two chains and lying between two sol- 
djers. An angel of the Lord came in, a 
light shined, the angel woke Peter and 



What do Baptists believe about ordi- 
nation of women? The answer depends 
upon which Baptists one is talking ab- 

This is not a facetious reply. It is the 
way it is. The principle of freedom and 
,independence practiced by Baptists 
allows for considerable diversity in be- 
lief and practice. This rules out identi- 
cal answers for all Baptists to many 


This diversity is illustrated in diffe- 
rent reactions to two Kentucky Baptist 
churches which have ordained women 
to the ministry. In one case the 

church is being dsiciplined; 
other instance apparently no 

in the 

“as complicates 

Cooperation is a key word through- 
out the entirety of Southern Baptist ef- 
forts. and it is particularly true as it 

pssociations. This is the de- 

-nUyiwational effort closest to the 

lined by the churches through the as- 

This week the second annual 
statewide planning for as- 
sociational officers. has been held at 
Alta Woods Church in“Jackson. This 
meeting provided opportunities for 
those church members who have been 
elected to responsibilities in the as- 
sociation missions effort to gain in- 

said in effect, ‘Get up and let’s get out 
of here.”’ The chains fell off, and they 
left , 

Peter thought he was dreaming, but 
the gate to the city opened itself, they 
went through if, and the angel left. He 
knew then that the Lord had freed him. 
He went to the prayer meeting where 
the church was praying for his release. 

Rhoda met him at the door. 

Our missionary Sam Cannata had 
much the same experience. He had 
been detained by the Ethiopian gov- 
ernment for seemingly no reason. 
While other missionaries in Addis 
Ababa along with Baptists all over the 
world were praying for his release, he 
was released. He immediately made 
his way to the meeting Addis 
Ababa where the prayer meeting was 
in session. It had been going on for 24 

Perhaps the Baptists ip Addis Ababa 
Guest Editorial 

e -. Ordination Of Women By Baptist Churches 

serious consideration has been given 
to reprimanding the church. 
Ordinarily a local church which is 
considered to be from Bap- 
tist doctrine is by the dis- 
trict association if it is disciplined at 
all. State conventions and the Southern 

to withdraw fellowship 


sight into the needs of their positions 
and to better understand how to go 
about fulfilling those needs. Associa- 
tion missions work is the first wave of 
attack on missions needs outside the 
local church. It is the people of the 
church actively involved in 

the gospel beyond their walls. 

It is also the first pojnt of the fusing 
of cooperative efforts that go beyond 
the local church. It is vital. 

The writer has established a t 
deal of interest in and sympathy for 
the work of association missions over 
the years. My father retired in 1970 
after serving 22 years as association 
missionary in Arkansas. 


had more faith even than those men- 
tioned in the account in Acts. The First 
Century Christians didn’t believe 
Rhoda when she told them that Peter 
was standing outside the door, where 
she had left him because she had been_ 
so excited she had neglected to let him - 

The scripture declares that they 

We have the chronicle: of prayers 
being answered since the beginning of 
time. We know our God is faithful and 
hears our petitions. We have just had a 
dramatic example that almost paral- 
lels the account in the New Testament. 

Ladies and gentlemen, we can 
change the world. We serve the same 
Lord as did those First Century Christ- 
ians. His power is still available when 
we make ourselves available to use it. 

In Ethiopia we have recently ob- 
served ademonstration of such power 
in our own time. 

he addressed intended for each local 
church in its particular situation and 
environment or are these instructions 

intended for all churches of all times? 

If the New Testament js taken liter- 
ally, there is little if any support for 
ordaining women. There is no specific 
reference to women’s being ordained 
for preaching and only one or two 
questionable references to a woman as 
a deacon. Romans 16:1 refers to 
Phoebe as a servant of the church at 
Cenchreae. The same word (diakonos) 
is used of Phoebe as is used in | 
Timothy 3:8 for those qualifying as 
deacons. A less ible argument is 
that I Timothy 3:11 refers to. women 
who quality for deaconship instead of 
to wives of deacons. 

If the instructions of Paul apply onl 
to the specific churches in their par- 
ticular day and situations, Baptist 
churches today need only to be guided 
by the general principles enunciated in 
the New Testament. But even then it is 
hard to make a strong case for women 

signs to men. While women had prom. 
inent parts in the ministry of Jesus and 

dren, and who practice what they 
preach. Colleen gave up a movie. 
career to marry Louis, who is now 
senior pastor of the National Pre- 
sbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. 

dieton; Broadman; 124 pages; $3.95. 

The author examines the meaning of 
love and what it can do. He writes of 
simple truths that can transform self- 
ishness into selflessness and hate into 

Dale Moody; Broadman; 241 pages; 

The author explores the biblical 
concepts of the Holy Spirit in their his- 
torical and literary context. The first 

describes three major stages 
in the Old Testament understanding of 
spirit. The remainder examines the 
person and work of the Spirit in the 
New Testament. He urges the reader 
to study the Bible for himself to dis- 
cover the role of the Spirit in the 
church and in the life of the believer. 

Campbell Johnson; Word Books, 
Waco, Texas; 174 pages; $5.95. 

This is Volume One of a relational 
paraphrase of the New Testament and 
includes the epistles of Paul. 

God’s word dealing with angels and 
the great importance of them. The 
book relates to the reader how sig- 
nificant angels are in biblical history, 
in contemporary experiences and in 

Clarke College 

the ages to'come. We are led beyond 
the dimension of angels into the pre- 
sence of the One who created them for . 
His own. pleasure and to servé as 
ministering servants to those re- 
deemed by the blood of the Lamb. Here 
is insight, information, enlighten- 
ment, and affirmation. 

Excellent Steward 

By Chester E. Swor 

Although invited several times ear- 
lier, I did not find it possible to visit 
Clarke College at a time suitable to the 
college schedule and mine until this 
spring, 1977. My days there with the 
happy “family” of the college were so 
uniformly delightful, that Icame away 
with a deepened appreciation of the 
college and of its truly excellent ste- 
wardship of the mission entrusted tq it. 

I feel sincerely that Clarke College 
has been a most excellent steward in 
these ways: 

1. It has ‘taken care’’ of its mission 
of Christian education in a truly excel- 
lent manner. Its teachers are splen- 
didly prepared in their fields of in- 
struction with the result that the 
academic quality of the teaching pro- 
cess in the college is definitely 
superior. The graduates of Clarke 
have performed at an excellent level of 
academic acceptability in senior col- 
lege throughout our state and in other 
states. The academic quality of the 
college has been ted with that 
‘‘pricelesg plus’’ of the Christian 
philosophy and-spirit — and never 
more now. 

2. Clarke College has been a good 
steward in caring for and in develop- 
ing the young people committed to its 
care. In addition to providing 
aeademic excellence, the college has 
surrounded its students with the finest 
of inspiration for Christian develop- 

cerning covering women’s heads in 
church and not permitting women to 
speak in church or teach. 
This may be inconsistent but it holds 
nevertheless. Ordaining women as 
or deacons will not be wide- 
spread among Baptists for a long time 
if ever. But more and more churches 
will be ordaining women, especially as 
deacons, in coming years. When they 
do, some will be disciplined by fellow 
Baptists and some will not. That’s the 

Baptist way. 

_ By C. R. Daley, Editor 
- Western Recorder 

ment of the whole personality. Ad- 
ministration, faculty, and staff evi- 
dently feel a warm and genuine con- 
cérn that every student enrolléd shall 
have the finest of personal counseling 
and the day-by-day awareness that the 
college genuinely loves and cares for 
students as distinctive individuals. 

3. The college has been a very good 
steward of the financial investment of 
the prysenes Baptist Convention 
and of ends who have given 
personal toward developing an 
attractive and adequate plant. Be- 
cause several years had elapsed since 
my last visit to the Clarke campus, I 
was highly and happily impressed of 
the attractive and apparently 
adequate nature of the buildings and 
grounds. Any Mississippi Baptist 
would be impressed and pleased with 

the physical appearance of the entire 

plant; and, should your travels per- 
mit, even with a detour, your visiting 

God! Let,me praise You by . 
impr my corner of Your 


By filling this little world 
of mine 

With light, warmth, goodwill 
and happiness. 

Faces And Places 

By Anne Washburn McWilliams 

the campus, you, too, would be h hap- 
pily impressed by the excellent ste- 
wardship of the college in the use of its 
capital funds. . 

4. Clarke has been an excellent ste- 
ward of the confidence and trust of 
Mississippi Baptists and has tried to 
the limit of its understanding, ability, 
and commitment to be a church - re- 
lated junior college of the finest qual- 
ity, sending back into the mainstream 
of Baptist life men and women whose 
heads, hearts, and total personalities 
have been enriched for nobler living 
and serving in both church and com- 

Therefore, I left the Clarke College 
campus at the conclusion of a superla- 
tively happy series of meetings with 
students and faculty with the happy 
feeling: This college has been as excel- 
lent steward of its mission and re- 
sources as any church - related college 
in our land! 

Like the women at Broadmoor, Aunt 
Lura Ear! is always one of the first to 
arrive at a home after there has been a 
death — the kitchen, wash- 
y under- 
standing and sympathizing ear. 

In times of emergency, she doesn’t 

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 84-year-old gay she’s sorry and then go away and 
Nobel prize winning doctor who has forget you and your troubles. She stays 
spent much of his life in cancer re- to show you she cares. When Daddy 
search, published this prayer at the was critically ill and Mama got sick at 
end of his book, The Crazy Ape. the same time, it was Aunt Lura Earl 

A folder that came in our mail the who came to help take Mama to the 
other day said that Szent - Gyorgi as- hospital. Now that Mama lives alone, 
cribes his longevity to eating and her sister - in - law calls her almost 
exercising wisely and moderately. He daily to ask how she is and if she needs 
lives in Massachusetts by the sea and anything. 
swims regularly, even in the brisk | When I was a child, I didn’t know 
days of the New England autumn. I many whomen who could drive. Aunt 
suspect too that he owes his 
to the fact that he loves his , and community to learn. If Daddy hap- 

Church, Jackson, weekl pad 

ross my desk. In the May 5 edition, 
Pastof David “Grant 
‘Whenever a death oceurs in this rangement 
church family, the response in supply- Sunday, no mat 

believable. I have gone into these sick she feels, 
homes and seen mountains of all kinds 
of food. Our women have never consi- 70. 
dered themselves above pitching in her to slow down, but'l can’t 
and ig, whether it be running a she pays him much a’ 
vacuum ‘cleaner, washing dishes, extrovert, she likes to talk 
serving tables, or holding a hand of a 
heartbroken person. These serv: 
are rendered day or night 

and all circumstances.” 
note of gratitude for 


















Chemical Dependency Unit : -Canseyville Honors Pickards: 


Doubles In Six Months 

Mississippi Baptist Medical Cent- 
er’s Chemical 

A to Paul 

I"Prer, tte Exes eee 

“The demand for CDU services has 

been great, statewide and outside the 

state-as well,” said Pryor, ‘and this 

expansion comes as a response to this 

William Crooks, director of the unit, 
who formerly headed a similar unit in 
Omaha, said “‘It won't be long before 
we are using all 56 beds at the current 
rate of admission.” . 

He said the unit has treated about 250 
people since it opened on September 1, 

* 1976, with patients coming not only 
from Mississippi but from surround- 
ing states as well. 

“We have doubled our treatment 
staff,” he said. ‘‘We have a full-time 

Colonial Heights . 

Breaks Ground 

Colonial Heights Church, Jackson, 
broke ground April 24 for a new building 
that will house auditorium, offices, and 
additional Sunday School space. Left to 
right: Len Turner, pastor; Ralph Rives, 
chairman of deacons; Robert Forten- 
berry, chairman of the Survey Planning 
and Building Committee. 

Concord Homecoming 

Coneord’s homecoming and dedica- 
tion services are planned for May 22. 
The guest speaker will be John D. 
MacLaren of Brewton, Alabama. Sun- 
day School will begin at 10 a.m., morn- 
ing worship at 11 a.m., dinner at 12 
a.m., and the afternoon service at 1:30 
p.m. - 


ment for WMU, SBC. 

C. J. Olander is now interim 
pastor of First Church; Tchula, 
for the third time since he was 78. 
C. C. Bath, Tchula pastor, res- 

“igned recently to move to the pas- 
torate of Port Gibson. Olander has 
been pastor of the Tchula Church 
twice. Jn January, 1917, before 
World War I, he soos tt od = 

army chaplain. 

as pastor in 1936 and re- 
mained until 1945. He says, “‘Life 
begins at 80, and I am only a tod- 
dier, nearly three years old!” 

Edgar Wolfe, new pastor at 
Grandview, Meridian, was or- 
dained to the ministry 1 24 at 
ci ma et Grandview. 
f Jim Meadows, 
at Long 
Creek, gave 
the charge to 

Weman’s Missionary Union, SBC, recently conducted its first na- 
tional seminar for selected Mission Friends workers. Among those 
‘selected to attend the Birmingham meeting were Waudine Storey, left, 
(state GA/Mission Friends director in Mississippi) and Julia Otis, 
shown with Evelyn Blount (center), director of Field Services Depart- 

chaplain and a part-time psychologist, 
and we have fake sreloe artnd 
the clock,” 

The unit offers a course of treatment 
lasting about 35 days, including deto- 
xification followed by intensive in- 
patient treatment, with follow-up 

~care-as long as needed. 

“We. have had good luck with our 
staffing” said Crooks, ‘and every- 
thing has exceeded expectations. The 
expansion has gone smoothly, and we 
are excited about the future.” 

He said referrals can be made not 
only by physicians but by clergymen, 
courts, industry, businesses, friends, 
family, Alcoholics Anonymous and 

Representatives of the Mississippi 
Baptist Medical Center and the 
Jackson Council on Alcoholism visited 

John E. Gore, 
Retired Pastor 
Dies At 85. 

John Ellis Gore, 85, well-known Bap- 
tist minister and preacher of-B0T Jef- 
ferson St., Clinton, died early Satur- 
day, April 30, at Hinds General Hospi- 

Funeral services were held Monday, 
May 2, at Midway Church, Jackson, 
with the pastor, W. Benton Preston, 
and Herman Milner, pastor cf Van 
Winkle Church, officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, the 
former Maude Price of Clinton; ten 
children, Mrs. Oscar Weed of Pen- 
sacola;.Albert Gore of the Canal Zone; 
Granville Gore of Jackson; Dudley 
Gore of Ashville, N. C.; John Gore, Jr., 
and Samuel Gore of Clinton; Mrs. H. 
Dee Smith of Shreveport; Tnomas 
Gore of Arlington, Va.; Bill Gore of 
Natchez, and Daniel Gore of Houston, 
Tex.; two sisters; one brother: 31 
grandchildren; and 25 great- 

Gore was a native of Hohenlinden, 
Webster County, Ms., a son of the late 
Albert C. Gore and Ella Ellis Gore. He 
was a Purple Heart Veteran of World 
War I, having served overseas with the 
U.S. Infantryin France. 4 

He was a 1925 graduate of Missis- 
sippi College and in 1927 finished 
Southwestern Seminary in Fort 

His early church, ministry was in 
pastorates in Texas and New Mexico, 
until 1931 when he returned to Missis- 
sippi. His Mississippi ministry- in- 
cluded pastor and association missio- 
nary work in Webster, Chickasaw, 
Calhoun, Yalobusha, Bolivar, Leflore, 
Sunflower, Newton, Rankin, Coaho- 
ma, Quitman, Tunica, Jasper, and 

_Hinds counties. 

Michael S. Hunt, pastor of Gore. 
Springs Church, has been selected 
to appear in the second edition of 
Who’s Who in 
Religion. He is 
a“graduate of 
State Univer- 
/ sity and New 
) Orleans Semi- 
nary. Son of 
| Mr. and Mrs. 
Allen Hunt of 
Starkville, he 
is married to the former Marcia 

similar units in other states the 
planning stage for the Jackson facili- 

Somehow I feel quite confident on 
Friday the 13th while I am writing this. 
I’m not too rebellious by nature, but I 
have always rebelled at superstition. 

When I was.a very small girl, I delib- 
erately stepped on every crack in the 
walk, inspite of dire warnings that I 
would become a rotten egg. Every 
time I saw a ladder, I walked under it. 
Seeing a black cat never upset me; I 
just made sure I stood still long enough 
for it to walk across my path. Dropping 
the dishrag and spilling salt bothered 
me about as much as dropping the 
hand towel and spilling the pepper 
(except pepper made me sneeze 
more). The only superstition that ever 
seemed almost reliable was that an 
itching nose foretold company; but, 
then, we’ve always had so much com- 
pany at our house, that I’m not sure. It 
seems that a nose that doesn’t itch 
foretells us much company for us as an 
itchy one. 

When students ask me if I am 
superstitious, and I answer a truthful, 
“No,” they invariably say, “I am. Why 
aren’t you?” 

Probably the reason is that I had so 
many good Christians teaching me 
about God and his care for me when I 
was barely old enough to understand 
what they were saying to me. There 
was no room for the power of a black 
cat or the strength of a ladder, or the 
control of cracks in the walk. Those 
were not the beings that I learned 
about and put my trust in. An abiding 
faith in God has not ever made room 
for them. ~ 

So Friday the 13th is just like any 
other Friday for me. I even plan to 
begin a painting project when I’ get 
home after school. n 

Let’s Set The 
Record Straight 

Mrs. Fran Rodgers is the wife of T. 
Deane Rodgers, assistant executive 
director of the Baptist Children’s Vil- 
lage. The word “assistant” was acci- 
dentally omitted in the May 12 
“‘Names in the News”’ item about Mrs. 


ers. #0 1M 
Larry Taylor is chairman of the Blue 
Mountain College trustees, not.Leroy. 
Taylor as the May 12 Baptist Record 
stated in the first editions to leave the 
press. This error was detected and 
corrected, however, before all the 
week’s Records had been printed. 

Liberty (Carroll) 
New Building 

Liberty Church of Jefferson Com- 
munity in Carroll County decided it 
was time to build class rooms and fel- 
lowship area to meet the needs of 
growing attendance. On Sunday, April 
3, the completed building was dedi- 

The pastor, Gus Garrett, preached 
the message of challenge to the mem- 
bers and the associational missionary, 
Lavon Hatten, led in the prayer of de- 

The new fellowship area was then 
used for an old fashioned church din- 
ner and all the people were invited to 
look over the building containing sev- 
eral class rooms, the 30 x 40 fellowship 
area, kitchen, and restrooms. 

Members of the building committee 
were: M. H. DuBard, J. K. DeLoach, 
W. M. DeLoach, S. S. DuBard, Mrs. C. 
D. Whitfield, C. J. Blair, Mrs. N. H. 
Heath, Mrs. C. O. Turnipseed, J. T. 
DuBard, Jr., S. D. DuBard, and Gus 
Garrett, pastor. 

Revival Dates 

Woodhaven Church, Ocean Springs : 
May 22-27; Sunday services at 11 a.m. 
and 7 p.m.; during the week at 7 p.m. ; 
Bob Hornor, pastor of Arlington 
Heights\ Church of Pascagoula, 
evangelist; Claude H. “Pop” Stone, 
Sr., of Gulfport, directing music; Cur- 
tis I. Miller, pastor. 

Rolling Creek (Clark): May 22-27; 
Frank Harmon, pastor of Magnolia 
Street, Laurel, evangelist; Arlis 
N , music director; services at 11 
a.m. 7:30 p.m. on Sunday; 7:30 
p.m. Mon.-Fri. ; Jimmy Stephens, pas- 

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terim pastor and Greg Powell will 
serve as youth director. 

Shurden is an assistant professor at 
Mississippi College in the Division of 
Religion. Native of Greenville, Ms-; he 
received the B.A. degree from Missis- 
sippi College and bachelor of divinity, 
master of theology, and doctor of 
philosophy degrees from Southern 
Seminary. He is married to the former 
Irene Long of Greenville; they have 
one daughter, Sandra. 

Greg Powell, a graduate of Clinton 
High School, will graduate this month 
from Hinds Junior College, and enroll 
at MC this fall. He is a former youth 
counselor and canoe instructor at 
Camp Piney Woods. He has served as 
assistant to the activities director at 
Morrison Heights Church, Clinton. He 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert 
Powell of Clinton. 

Truth To Sing 
At Ripley May 24 

Truth is coming to Ripley on May 24. 
This touring music company of 19 
members will appear under the spon- 
sorship of The Ripley Singers at the 


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The Steering Committee for the building fund campaign of First, Raleigh, includes 
Hubert Parks, Mrs. Clyde Garner, Curtis Gable, Clyde Garner, Mrs. Olen Tadlock, and . 
Prentice Stuart. aed 

First, Raleigh - 
Ends Campaign 



Bob Wyatt, “Together We Build” campaign director of First, Raleigh an- 
nounces that the seven-week campaign to raise money for the church’s new 

multi-purpose building was a great success. 

Wyatt states that the campaign’s aim was to reach every family and give them 
an opportunity to be part of the building progfam, and about 93% of the church 
families responded to the building fund. This is a 150-week program that calls for 
the whole church to give whatever they can give above their regular church gifts. 

The minimum goal was $78,000; the sacrificial goal was $85,000; the Hallelujah 

goal was $93,900. As of Sunday, May 1, the church families had given or pledged 


The real victory is that 101 pledges out of 187 families were returned signed. 
Another 22 families gave a donation and 25 more will give later. These facts tell of 

real victory. 

Robert H. Perry is the pastor. Clarence Cutrell of the Mississippi Baptist 
Convention Board was the general director of the program. 

South Alabama Bus Conference 

The South Alabama Bus and Chil- 
dren's Church Conference will be held 
at Dauphin Way Church, Mobile, 
Alabama, May 23 and 24. 

Program personalities will include 
Bobby Welch, pastor, First, Daytona 
Beach, Fla.; Larry Hipps, bus minis- 
ter, West Rome Church, Rome, Ga.; 

Jerry Vines, host pastor; R. O. Stone, 
minister of music at Dauphin Way; 
and Bobby Smith, bus minister at 
Dauphin Way. 

Sessions will be held Monday even- 
ing, Tuesday afternoon, and Tuesday 
night. The conference fee will be $5 per 


MacGormanTo Teach Romans 

At Morrison Heights Church 

J. W. MacGorman, author of Ro- 

meet in the sanctuary for this stud 
Sunday at 9:40 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., 
Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m., and 
Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Other age 
groups will have separate studies, 
MacGorman has taught since 1943. 
He holds degrees from the University 
of Texas, Southwestern , and 
Texas Christian University with a 
Ph.D. from Duke University; His 
travels include the ‘Bahamas, South 
America, Lebanon, West Africa, the 
Holy Land, Japan, and Southeast Asia. 
A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, he 
is married and has two daughters and 
four sons. In addition to the study 
course book on Romans, he has written 
The Gifts of the Spirit and the Gala- 

tians section of the Broadman 


The public is invited. 

Blessitt Offers School 

For Street Minstries 

Arthur Blessitt, Southern Baptist 
“minister of Sunset Strip”, will lead a 
University in Street Ministries istri Los 
Angeles, July 17-24. 2 : 

The week-long session will include 
practical application by actual wit- 
nessing on the streets and in the night 
spots of Hollywood. There will be clas- 
ses and laboratory experiences in 
street ministries, street preaching, 
street witnessing and working with 

street E 

Alsd included are classes in night life 
ministries, such as night club 
evangelism, ministry to entertainers, 
addicts, and how to start coffee house 

Tuition fee will be $25. FBC Mar 
Vista, Gwin Turner, pastor, at 11811 
Venier Blvd., LA, Calif., 90066, will 
make motel reservations for those 

Jupiter Homecoming 

Jupiter Church (Simpson), Bob 
Stewart, pastor, will observe 
homecoming and ground breaking on 
May 22. Services will start at 10 a.m. 
with Sunday School, followed by morn- 
ing worship at 11. W. C. Hallmark will 
bring the message. 

There will be dinner on the Ground 
with an ‘afternoon ground breaking 
ceremony for a pastorium. Paul 
Roberts will bring the message in the 
afternoon services. The church is 
three miles west of D’Lo. 

Sunday School Lesson: Life And Work For May 22 

asking and a limited number of homes 
will furnish free rooms. 

A special three week extended: ses- 
“sion of the course will be offered to a 
small number. Blessitt will train those 
people under his direct supervision in 
the night spots of Los Angeles and Hol- 

Register at Arthup Blessitt Street 
University, 10525 Venice Boulevard, 
Los Angeles, Calif., 90034. 

“Vancleave To 
Pay Tribute 
To R. L. Vaughn 

As a part of the continuing celebra- 
tion of the 75th anniversary of Van- 
cleave Church, the members will ob- 
serve R. L. Vaughn Day on Sunday, 
May 22. Vaughn, now retired, has 
served as pastor in various churches in 
the Jackson County area for over 50 

The 11 a.m. worship service will fea- 
ture a “This Is Your Life’ program 

honoring Vaughn. Dinner will be 

served on the church grounds. Special 
afternoon activities are being planned. 

Pastor Felix V. Greer, Jr. states, 
“God has greatly used the long minis- 
try of Brother Vaughn to bless 
thousands of people in Jackson County 
and beyond..”’ 

Relationships In Church Family 

By Bill Duncan, First, Long Beach 
I Timothy 5:1-25 

The New Testament suggests that 
the church is a family. In I Timothy 5 
we see that the fellowship of the church 

is to be guided by 

the respect that 

should be shown in 

7 wef the family. These 

* principles become 

the guidelines for 
proper _ interper- 
sonal relationships. 
Any organization or 
family can expect 

a ~~ 
IN to have problems’ 

arise among its members. 

The basis of respect in the church is 
recognition of the older generation. It 
is natural for each generation to be 
critical of that which went before and 
that which is to follow. The church is 
the home of the grace of God, a place 
where impatience and hypocritical at- 

thusiasm with the stability that comes 
only through experience. 

The pastor must respect the older 
members of the congregation as he re- 
spects his own father. He must not use 
his pulpit as a secure fortress from 
which to hurl harsh and violent reproof 

the older, more conservative 

verse, the pastor to remember 
that his affection for the younger 
women must be within the bounds of 
perfect prioriety and purity. ~ 

It is always necessary to rebuke 
anyone with the proper spirit. Some 
people have a problem in speaking a 


. urged the church to 




the church would support must meet 
certain qualifications such as to care 
for the sick, to be hospitable, and- to 
have a servant’s spirit. The role of the 
church - supported widow was to be 
that of a constant pray-er and constant 
loving helper for those in trouble. The 
younger widows were ‘encouraged to 
marry, rear a family, and make a 
home. Paul urged the younger widows 
to avoid actions that would bring criti- 
cism on their church. 

The church needs to have practical 
regulations for the life and administ- 
ration of the church. Paul was an es- 
tablisher of the churches. He labored 

to support himself. However, he was 
the first to urge that the position. of 
pastor was entitled to prestige, honor, 
and adequate financial compensation. 
He urged not only a paid ministry but 
an adequately paid ministry. A good 
minister of Christ should be provided 

with the means of meeting his obliga- 
tions, that the church might not be de- 
spised by unbelievers. 

In the case of church discipline, Paul 
advised that there needed to be two 
witnesses. This was to be sure that the 
cause of criticism was not a false 
charge. P: ity must not be shown, 
for ultimately all must stand before 

the judgment seat of God. 

The pastor should be carefulin elect- 
ing leaders of the church. His own pur- 
ity is bound up in the careful selection 
of those who serve as leaders in the 
church. Those who persist in sin are to 
be publicly rebuked. 

The purose.of church discipline was 
to make the sinner aware of the con- 
sideration of his ways and to awake the 
church to the seriousness of sin. The 
church must never give the impres- 
sion that it condones sin. 

Paul urges the young pastor to ad- 
minister his office without favoritism 
and without prejudices. 

Sunday School Lesson: International For May 22 

Guidelines To Faith 

By Wm. J. Fallis 
James 4:1 to 5:6 
Paul was not the only“New Testa- 

question as to whether they were 
Christians; James called the church 

the answer in another question. 

uncontrolled cravings are at war 
within them. Instead of the Spirit, 
self-indulgence dominates them. Typ- 

ical parallelism of Hebrew poetry 
shows up in the first part of verse 2 
with the meaning that when his read- 
ers coveted something and could not 
have it, they were ready to kill. Even 
when they pray, they do not receive 
because they intend to waste what they 
seek in self- ; 

Verse 4 in the best Greek manus- 
cripts has “’adulteresses”’ only, but the 

here refers to all who are opposed to 

ties. To make more vivid their repen- 
tance, they should weep instead of 
laugh and change their ‘‘gladness into 
shame.’’ They must renounce their ef- 
fort to be friends both with the world 
and‘yith God. He would respond by 
lifting them up; he would recognize 
‘true humilitry; another guideline to 


Moving abruptly from one subject to 
another is characteristic of James; so 
these verses are not related to’verses 

- . A 

_. Devotional 
| A Child Of The King | 

In this world some have more than others in the things of material value.Some ‘ 
are born into families of poverty while others are born into families of prosperity. 

I am so glad that we all have offered to us in Christ the riches of His grace. “We 
joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have 
now received the atonement” (Rom. 5:11). It is also stated in 
Romans 8:15 that “Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, 
whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” o 

I. I am a child of the King in salvation. ‘But as many as 
received him, to them gave he power to become the Sons of 
God, even to them that believe on His Name."’ Which were 
born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of 
man, but of Ged” (John 1: 12-13). “The Lordis my lightandmy © 
salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my © 
life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Ps. 27:1). “The Lord 
reached down in mercy and salvaged me fromthe pits of sin and placed my feet 
upon the Solid Rock. And he hath put a new song in my Mouth; even praise into 
our God’’ (Ps: 40:2-3). 

II. Lam a child of the King in protection. ‘I am the door : by me if any manenter 
in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9). 

“‘As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father; and Tlay down my life 
for the sheep” (JOHN 10:15). Pie 

There is no way that the evil one. Satan, can get to my security in Christ. I have 
been born into the family of God and I have all the security and protection which 
the Power of God assures. “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto 
salvation ready to be revealed in.the last time” (I Peter 1:4). . .““For I know 
whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have 
committed unto him against that day”’ (II Tim. 1:12b). 

II“ am a child of the King in production. The only way that I can accomplish 
anything pleasing unto the Lord is to allow Him to work through me. 

“T am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and Lin him, the 
same bringeth forth much fruit: for ye can thing’ (John 15:5). 

We find all our source for power in Jesus Christ. The life of reproduction is 
fgund in Christ. ‘ Pt 

ow and then, we all favé te come under the pruning knife of the discipline of 
God in order for our lives to be productive. The Holy Spirit will not work through 
dead branches. We find that the new branches are whefe you get the most fruit. 

“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are 
God’s building” (I Cor. 3:9). : 

“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, 
because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of 
what sort it is.” 

IV. I am a child of the King in provision. ‘‘And these things write we unto you, 
that your joy may be full’’ (I John 1:4). ; 

Jesus told his disciples that He was going to prepare a place for them. ‘And if I 
go and-prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; + 
that where I am, there ye may be also’’ (John 14:3). 

‘‘Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27b). 

So then, everywhere we go and in all that we do, we need always to remember 
that we are children of the King: Bring honor and not shame to His name. Whose 


child are you? 

Off The 


A little boy who had been used to 
receiving his older brother’s old toys, 
and clothes recently remarked: ‘Ma, 
will I have to marry his widow when 
he dies?” 

Teacher: Students, I’m letting you 
out of class fifteen minutes early to- 
day. Please leave quietly, so as not to 
wake the other classes. 

Every morning for 11 years a man 
awakened at six and took his dog for a 

Suddenly the dog died. 

The next morning the fellow woke up 
at the same time, stared at the ceiling 
for a moment, then nudged his wife. 

« Hey,” he said, ‘you wanna take a 
walk?” Mi 

Angel Martinez To Preach’ 

In Smith County Crusade 

Angel Martinez will be the 
evangelist and Jimmy Snelen of Dal- 
las will be the music evangelist for the 
Smith County area crusade, May 29- 
June 3. Services will be held at the 
football stadium at Taylorsville, Sun- 
day through Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. 

Morning services will begin“at 10 
a.m., Tuesday through Friday at the 
Union Baptist Church, Smith County. 

‘Thirty-three Baptist churches are 
cooperating. All denominations are 


Martinez Snelen 

invited,’”’ says Charlie Bryant, Smith 
County director of missions. 

Carey To Award Doctorates 

The William Carey College Board of 
Trustees has announced that three 
honorary doctorates will be presented 
at commencement, May 21. These will 
include: Judge James P. Coleman, 
doctor of laws degree; Mrs. Fr: 
Winters, doctor of humane letters de- 
gree; and Otis Seal, doctorof divinity 

Coleman, who will deliver the an- 
nual commencement address, is a 

sippi life. Born in Ackerman, he is ‘a 
graduate of the University of Missis-" 
sippi and holds the LL.B. degree from 
George Washington University. 

was named to the state’s 

to a four-year term in the legislature. 

He is the only man in his- 
tory to serve in all three br: of 
state government. In August, 1965, he 
was rer uvoncene 
for the 

SF Fadl i an Bi 
married to the former Margaret De- 

Mrs. Frances Winters, fa- 

Princeton. She has done additional 
graduate studies at Columbia Univer- 
sity, Western Reserve University, and 

the University of Louisville. 
In ration with her husband, she 
co-fou the School of Church Music 

at Southern Seminary in Louisville, 
Kentucky. She served at Indiana Uni- 
versity as assitant to the dean of the 
School of Music, before joining the Wil- 
liam Carey College faculty in 1958. 
Otis Seal of Meridian is pastor of the 
Calvary Church, where he has served 
since 1957. A graduate of Mississippi 
State University he was involved in 
graduate studies at Southwestern 
Seminary and New Orleans Seminary. 
we . the U. S. Infantry during 
d War II, he spent three-years in 
Africa and in Italy. 
He has been a member of the Missis-