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“I do believe that Christ's
condemnation is mine absolu-
tion, His blood is my cleansing
by which only I am washed,
justified, purified, and cleansed
from all my sins, so that |
neither receive nor believe in
any other purgatory but only
the blood of Christ, by which
we are all purged and made
BisHop JoHN Hooper
(Before his burning at the stake
in Gloucester. Feb. 9th. 1555.)
VOL. XIV NO. 26
Saying “NO” To Self—Knowing How To Die—
Our “Amphibious” Associate Editor—
Those “Queer” People— God Will
Hold Us Responsible —
Thoughts From Psalm 119
THE PASSING OF THE GIANTS
By Robert F. Gribble, D.D.
SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON
(November 6, 1955)
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Dear Dr. Dendy:
I have been very much impressed by the
article “The Reformed Faith and Christian
Education” by Dr. Crowe, in the current issue
of the Journal. It is, by all odds, the most pre-
cise and readable statement of the place of
Christian Education in the mission of the
church that I have come across. I intend to
make it a part of the required parallel reading
assignment for my Bible courses. I wish that
all of our college administrations and faculties
shared the same convictions and understanding
of the function of Christian Education that Dr.
Crowe has expressed.
Please send our library twelve (12) copies of
the current issue of the Journal containing this
Cordially yours in Christ,
Sheldon F. Koesy,
Professor of Bible
alee “NO” to Self
“And he said unto them all, If any man will
come after me, let him deny himself, and
take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
The last thing the average person wishes to
say to self is, “No.” And yet, that is what God
requires of His children if they are to follow
His will in their lives.
The thing which must be denied varies with
the individual, for all of us are not tempted in
the same way. That which is of minor attrac-
tion to one is a deadly temptation to another.
But, for each of us there is this requirement of
discipleship which we would gladly turn from.
In fact, only too often we say “Yes,” to self
when God would have had us say, “No.” Paul
tells us bluntly: “For to be carnally minded 1s
death; but to be spiritually minded ts life and
peac * ag
The facility with which we deny self grows
as we practice the presence and power of the
living Christ in our lives. We have this assur-
ance that He is aware of our temptations and
has shared in them. We also know that He will
not permit us to be tempted above that which
we are able to bear.
We believe that a Christian may grow in
this grace; that he may experience a new sense
of joy as he realizes that God is giving Him
the power to say “No” to self. But, to experience
this, self-discipline is necessary. God's saving
grace and his sustaining power in no way re-
lieves us of the responsibility to exercise our
own wills for good.
Saying “No” to self is not easy but it is
gloriously rewarding. L.N.B.
r . i rw .
Knowing How To Die
Only those who are prepared to die are really
prepared to live. This is a matter of perspective
which is vital beyond words.
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This Editor has, on several occasions,
called the attention of our readers to the
fact that our Associate Editor is a busy
and successful surgeon.
The Sunday afternoon he wrote the
three editorials appearing in this issue he
also performed a_ difficult emergency
operation for an obstruction.
A few days previously we saw the sched-
ule for the special surgical clinic set up
for visitors to a meeting of the Tenth
District Medical Society in Asheville. Of
the four operating surgeons in this clinic
one was our own Associate Editor, who
performed a splenectomy.
His own explanation? He feels that his
writing is his most important task—he
operates to pay expenses.
H. B. D.
Imagine a plane from a carrier, flying fai
out over the ocean. It is because the pilot
knows there is a place waiting and prepared
for him to land that makes it possible for him
to carry out his objective with a sense of things
being right, and in their place.
There are those who make light of the Chris
tian’s hope of Heaven. They deplore any sug-
gestion that Christianity offers “pie in the sky”
whatever that may mean. But, it is that sense
of security, that awareness of an objective and
a meaning to life, which comes from the as-
surance of salvation that makes a Christian ef-
fective in his work.
There is a good deal of talk about people
being properly adjusted in personality and in
outlook. No person is truly adjusted until he
sees this life in the light of eternity; until he
learns to evaluate this life and all it can possibly
offer in the context of those things which never
The Bible has too many references to the
future life for us to either ignore or belittle
them. It may sound resolute and brave to talk
about forgetting the future that we may do a
good job here, but no man is going to do his
best in this world unless in his own relation-
ship with the Lord Jesus Christ he knows the
certainty of that eternal redemption which is
his through faith.
For many of us death has been near on a
number of occasions. For all it may be immi-
nent at any time, and only those who recognize
this fact and are prepared for it are wise.
When the transaction which insures our
eternal welfare has been made once for all, we
then are prepared to serve God here below. It
is this sense of eternal security which does so
much to make our immediate work and witness
It is not asking too much that the way to,
and the assurance of, eternal life shall be primary
and basic in Christian instruction.
leach a man how to die and he has learned
the first lesson in how to live. L.N.B.
nn 66 ”
Those “Queer” People
Presbyterians are rightly afraid of undue
emotional reactions and manifestations. This
justified fear, however, may have caused us to
veer too much in the other direction. But, there
are other manifestations of genuine Christian
conviction and activity which we repress only
at great loss.
\s an illustration, we usually take only a
minor interest in personal witnessing for Christ.
We rarely gather for united prayer for specific
objectives, other than at stated intervals and
then our prayers often seem lacking in a real
sense of urgency.
Our attention has recently been forcibly
called to what a few people with first-century
Christian zeal have been doing. Many of us
would be inclined to think they are “queer”
in their determination to know Christ and make
Him known, but, do they not have something
we have lost - or never had?
We are thinking of ascouple who have had
considerable trouble, financial and otherwise.
But, they have through all of this main-
tained a sweetness of spirit and a radiance of
faith which has been inspiring. Recently, a
prominent professional man, to whom they had
been going, became involved in a serious situa-
tion of his own making. Only then did we
learn that this couple had been faithfully pre-
senting to this man the claims of Christ. When
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this crisis in his life arose this couple immedi-
ately took steps to contact him and _ further
their loving witness to him.
Queer? - How the world needs more queer
people like this! !
We recently were called upon to perform a
most serious operation, one which could well
be fatal and of which the patient was desperate-
ly afraid, almost to the point of complete emo-
One who lives close to the Lord knew of
this situation and passed the word on to pray-
ing friends. The writer knew nothing of this
until the operation was successfully performed.
At operation a number of technical difficulties
disappeared, one after the other, and there was
a wonderful sense of God’s presence and help.
Only when this was over did we discover that
all through the night previous to surgery a
group of Christian women had been praying,
each being responsible for thirty minutes dur-
ing the night, forging a continuous chain of
prayer for the patient and for the surgeon.
When this was later known, all involved under-
stood where the sense of peace came from and
why those technical difficulties disappeared, one
after the other.
Queer people? Thank God for them and how
we do need more of them.
God give us the grace to be fools for Christ’s
God Will Hold Us Responsible
Frank Laubach who has taught millions over
the world to read, says, ““Ten thousand people
in America promised to pray for our literacy
work. Their prayers have opened the doors of
men’s hearts around the whole world like an
invisible love force, and have made impossible
obstacles melt away like steel before a blow
torch. The enormous results which appear
when many people pray is, what makes me sure
we can do any good thing if enough of us pray
enough. Intercessory prayer is as irresistible as
Jesus declared it was, - ‘whatsover ye ask in my
name, believing it shall be done.’ He said that
a dozen different ways.”
Is it not possible to enlist a hundred thou-
sand pray-ers over our church and across the
nation who will be God’s partners in helping
to usher in a new day for the cause of Christ
here and everywhere. Revival is always a sov-
ereign work of God and yet He has been pleased
to use over and over again those souls deeply
concerned and burdened for Zion that she shall
be the praise of all the earth.
Do you share with us the feeling that we are
in serious danger of accepting man’s “low-good”
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instead of God’s “high - best.”” To put it simply,
are we not prone to accept full congregations,
growing Sunday Schools, excellent equipment,
elegant buildings and even larger additions to
our church rolls, in place of a burning love for
the lest, true repentance for our sins, heart-
searching fervent prayer and a joyous exuberant
witness to cur Lord’s saving power. We rejoice
in the crowds that appear everywhere on Sun-
day morning but we weep for those that are
missing on Wednesday evening. May we hum-
bly and earnestly express the opinion that our
greatest need is not for MORE but for a BET-
TER CLASS of devout Spirit-filled members,
both men and women.
We have been reading afresh David's great
penitential outpouring of guilt as told in Psalm
51. We wonder, if, maybe, we have not been
more guilty than he who stole’ beautiful
tathsheba and who murdered Uriah the Hittite.
Somehow, it seems that we are living under a
terrific judgment and standing condemnation
until we can be the humble servants under
God and praver-helpers in a mighty revival.
If you will follow the course of David's spiritual
upheaval you may discover something significant
for the needs ef our times. The order is inter-
esting, “Create in me a clean heart,” - “Restore
unto me the joy of salvation.” - “Then, will J
teach transgressors Thy ways and sinners shall
be converted unto Thee.” Cleansing, Joy, Service.
Dr. John Timothy Stone, Pastor-Emeritus of
the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, told
of the conversion of a gangster in his church.
This one-time great-sinner was given a class
ef boys in Sunday School. The enthusiasm of
this new-born saint was most inspiring. With
Bible in hand he seemed to be literally pouring
out the truth before the class on Sunday morn-
ings. Doubtless he was ignorant of many of the
best educational techniques, yet, in three months
every boy accepted Christ and united with the
church. We are reminded of the words of the
late Dr. Campbell Morgan, “Every church needs
a first class conversion.”” May we humbly sug-
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gest it needs the frequent conversion of several
Some may feel that we have an undue craving
for the spectacular and the unusual. Surely the
conversion of most people is a quiet yet a very
wonderful transformation, unheralded and un-
sung. What we are looking for is something
more profound in the experience of the average
Christian. If we read our New Testament aright,
with one exception, the Apostle Paul prayed
for deeper spiritual knowledge, power and love,
plus a proper walk for the Christians of his
day. So far as we know, there is no recorded
prayer for the millions of pagans of the Roman
world. He seemed to feel that if the Church
was in right contact with God there would be
no trouble in reaching the unsaved around
them. We have something akin to the feeling
of William Booth who said, in effect, “What I
fear in these times is renewal without revival;
conversion without regeneration; reformation
without repentance; sanctification without the
Holy Spirit and prayer without power.”
The main thrust of this effort is not to weary
you, but to try and lay it on your hearts once
more to see the tremendous possibilities as well
as the staggering obligations for united inter-
cessory prayer. We suggested in a previous issue
the idea of a Concourse of Prayer such as Samuel
had at Mizpeh and the disciples at Pentecost.
This was to be followed by prayer-groups scat-
tered all over the land. Dr. C. T. Caldwell of
Waco, Texas, has so feelingly made a fine case
for a Covenant of Praver. We thank him for
this. We think, however, that none of these
approaches need conflict, but all could be used
with great effectiveness at the same time.
May we again plead that you send a card
or letter to Dr. Henry Dendy, Weaverville, N.C.,
telling him of your earnest feeling in the mat
ter and of your willingness to cooperate in every
way possible. Remember the promises of out
Lord, “That whatsoever ve shall ask of the
Father in my name, He may give it you. (John
15:16) “What things soever ye desire, when
ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye
shall have them. (Mark 11:24). —R.W.C.
Thoughts From Psalm 119
Section 14 : NUN : Key-verse 105 : “Thy
word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto
Archaeologists found great quantities of
broken pottery which they finally identified as
“foot-lamps,” which people in Eastern countries
bound on their feet to enable them to see. The
sible is such a “foot-lamp.” It lights up the
many paths we travel as we journey through life.
I. The Path of Duty:
Our Catechism says that the Word teaches
us what we
are to believe concerning God, and
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what duty God requires of men. There is our
duty to God; to love Him with all our heart,
mind, soul, and strength. There is our duty to
men; to love our neighbor as ourselves. There
are duties to Country; to our Homes; to those
around us. The Bible enables us to see clearly,
and commands us to perform faithfully, all these
and other duties.
Il. The Path of Difficulty:
Our path is sometimes steep and rough and
tiresome : we, like the Israelites, become “dis-
couraged because of the way.” The Word of
God. throws a flood of light on the “Hill Diffi-
culty.” It gives us Strength for difficult days.
Ill. The Path of Danger:
We are living in the “enemy’s country; he
spreads traps and snares all along our pathway.
Temptations galore; trials and hardships; perse-
cution; even death. Who follows in His train?
The “noble army” needs Courage : the Word
of God gives the courage we must have.
IV. The Path of Defilement:
When I was a boy we had many “muddy
roads.” The path we have to travel on our way
to the “Celestial City” is often a muddy path.
Sin is all around us. Can we walk through life
and keep ourselves “unspotted from the world”?
The Word tells us how we may live clean lives
in an unclean world.
The Passing Of The Giants
By Rev. Robert F. Gribble, D.D.
Austin Seminary, Austin, Texas
This article was written some years back out of a situation which then was rather acute. It 1s
released now only in the hope that the satirical,-we
trust not scurrilous, hyperbole will shake up
the men in the ministry that they may be reminded over and over again that their calling is the
most serious and sacred and demanding vocation of man, that temptations are many and constant
to turn aside, to fall short, to default; but that in all, for the man who has the willing mind,
our sufficiency is of God.—R.F.G.
Gulliver, you need travel no more: pygmies
are crowding your door-step. This is the hour
for Lilliputians and Brobdingnagians and _ all
others of like stature. The ancient oracles of
God proclaim: “There were giants in those
days.” But where are they now?
Let none overhasty, say that this is old stuff,
the frustration of senility. And if indeed each
patriachal era thinks that its world is going to
the Devil, let critics chew on the thought that
mavhap such thinking expressed in hyperbole,
is an agent towards partial recovery. God grant
it! And let him who decries, face the fact of
declining scholarship and lowered standards as
phenemena found in college and in university
as well as in seminary, and in the ministry as
well as in business and the other professions, in
this good year cf our Lord, 1955.
“In those days’ were men who towered,—
whether physically or no—in moral and spirit-
ual frame. They shunned not to believe the
whole Bible nor to declare the whole counsel
cf God. Thev refused profane and oldwives
tales, and brooked no opposition of science false-
ly so-called. and not because they were unable
to comprehend the depth of philosophy in-
volved, but because they appraised them and
met them as falsehoods, and openly branded
them lies by a superior intellectuality which
found Holy Writ a shining light and a brilliant
lamp. Nor did they stultify their intellect by
believing the Bible to be the Word of God and
true: they honored them, so. They were not
second-rate intelligences to demand a rational
explanation of every reference to the super-
natural in the Book; not humanistic pin-heads
to refuse to tread the high places with the Lord,
faith illuminating that which sight could not
Now it is doubtless true that there were
giants in those days, by relativity. The general
level of learning was low. Only the Parson and
a small coterie towered above their fellows. By
contrast, these days see the many who have
pushed their way upward through the dark of
ignorance to the light of intellectuality. College
is Open to any person. Lack of money, and even
paucity of brains, means no debar. The plow
boy indeed does know more about the Bible
than the king,—not the play-boy! The Con-
necticut Yankee and King Arthur’s Court are
no more. Only in his technical field can the
preacher excel. The degreed crowd, not the
profanum vulgus, is his audience now. Woe
therefore to the preacher who does not know
the Bible and proclaim it. . . . And so, no
giants, they say; but not alone for such reason
How little do we appreciate our privileges.
There were times in this land when books being
few, and students craving a place at the fount
of knowledge, a boy would be content, yea eager,
to lie on a puncheon floor, and by the light
of a pine knet, eke out a modicum of learning,
and more! The cry then was for opportunity;
now, the swelling chcrus from humanity’s throat
is for entertainment. “In those days,” men met
the stern demands for wisdom, paying any price:
in our times, it must be hand-me-down, and
on a silver platter, stream-lined, air-conditioned,
plush-seated, denatured. Then, there were
“wooden ships and iren men”: now, iron ships
and wool-gathering mannequins. Of yore, tiptoe
eagerness shrank at no tariff: in this present,
the cretinous acolyte demands a bonanza; he
must be spoon-fed; it is vitamized education,
predigested pabulum, and doctrine a la carte.
Let us grant that the age precludes intel-
lectual giantry: there should still be no embargo
on moral prowess. Goodness is more to be de-
sired than brains. Is it super man or dilettante,
in ethics? Surely moral giants should be more
plentiful than mental. But just here the pro-
claimer of the eternals tumbles. Sorry is the
light when the secular educationist reneges in
the demand for serious lucubration; it is un-
believable and intolerable when a _ candidate
for the ministry asks for short cuts. Giants
indeed are scarce; but no tyros. In humiliation
we confess the suspicion that our ministerial
timber lacks seasoning, and further, it seems
unwilling to be seasoned for the terrific grind,
the all but unbearable burdens of the ministry,
of which it is blissfully ignorant. See the tough-
ening of the soldiers for this world’s warfare
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in preparation for nerve-racking conditions in
the field of battle; then look at our recruits
for that war from which there is no discharge,
and cry: For shame, Soldiers of the Lord!
In those days the giants were well-content
with the bread of affliction and the water ol
tears, holding it honor to suffer for His Name's
sake. They counted not the cost, happy in
the thought that they were in the line of the
prophets at any price. Now, they figure to
the penny and demand full change. Then, they
served without money and without price: now,
they must have cash on the barrel-head, a fat
subsidy, with a benefice thrown in, before they
can be inveigled into harness. Then, a man
tried his gifts and felt humbly grateful, even
elated, to have any of the faithful hear him,
gratis. Now, the most mediocre must have a
paying Church and a goodly sum at which he
is prized before he can dispense the benefits of
the Gospel. Then, they reckoned themselves
unworthy of the least of God’s mercies and ol
the praises of their fellows; now, they smile
with condescension on hoi pollot who, knowing
not the law, are accursed, and swell with mock
modesty at the honeyed words of sycophants,-
their due. The day of the giants has passed!
P.S. Fly-by-night hucksters, they sail into a con-
gregation and as lords over God's heritage; they
presume to revolutionize the established ordet
of worship over night; and “Who can oppose
the preacher?” (Echo: “The preacher!”) .
Ask the fathers if in their day, one took upon
him the sacred vows, enrolled in a theological
seminary, and then forthwith presumed to use
sacrificial money dedicated to the Lord and to
the needs of His servants (not luxuries), in self-
ish fashion, and exercising his own sweet will
and option in attending on instruction and in
conforming to the legitimate requirements,
which his oath entailed. But now,-witness O
ye saints! - responsibilities rest lightly on the
sleeve; a back-hand gesture is paid to classes;
and they weigh anchor two days early on week-
end voyages to “preach” in “their” Churches
whose very life it would seem depend on a Mr.
Hand-me-down caricature of the impecunious
parson possessed of few other virtues “pertinent”
to the ministry, than an itching palm and the
gift of gab. Page Erasmus! We once had giants,
afoot: now, we are plagued with pigmies,-in
And even the seminaries connive in the con-
fusion. They advertise their respective wares.
They talk up their show-horses. They offe:
subsidies. And Prince Charming blandly sells
out to the highest bidder. Theological tadpoles,
purveying precocious preachments at a_price,-
privately purloined. Plagiarisms permitted to
preachers! Homiletic hitch-hikers, thumbing
their way through every book on sermons they
can borrow, and dubbing their utterances “‘ser-
OCTOBER 26, 1955
mons”,-incubator babes in scholastics, precocious
as Job, lords of finance and finangling. The
“hungry sheep look up, and are not fed”,-“Mil-
ton, thou shouldst be living at this hour!” Scant
wonder: they gather so green; they grow so
grudgingly; they graduate so grossly gullible,
swallowing at a gulp whatever they read in a
Ihe Scripture saith in re connubial bliss that
the benedict careth for the things of this world
how he may please his wife. But the Sacred
Word is no longer THE WORD of God. It is
only a book (lower-case letters): the Word of
God is “much broader.” (Enter Karl Barth
and train: exit the creed). The Bible - a con-
venient source for catch-word expressions to
lend semblance of religious flavor to flowery
fustian. No eunuchs for the Kingdom’s sake!
Who preach unselfishness, reject it. Who legis-
late self-denial, eschew it. Common prayer? ‘Too
busy. Evangelism? In polite society! Yet piety
is perambulated. Smoking and _— snacking;
hourly demi-tasse,-modern substitutes for the
midnight oil and prayerful lucubration in pri-
vate. No giants found here.
Enrolled as internes, they cry immediately
to be allowed the operating room for major
surgeries. Professing to be under direction of
Presbytery, they forthwith depart to do as they
please,-lor which there is a word in_ politics.
Rubber-stamped by their Church Court, bene-
liced by an unsuspecting Church, these kinder-
gartners quickly evolve into autocrats, untouch-
ables; and out into the ministry they go; and
from their point of vantage, they rail at the
doctrines and the constitution which they have
sworn to uphold. And then a fit is thrown when
it is even whispered that there are heretics in
here was a day when the pastor taught the
people, and when under his preaching, planned
for a purpose, the individual and the home
knew the discipline of Christian character by
early private and familiar reading of the Bible
and by prayer and the Shorter Catechism. Pres-
byterian worship was Puritan and pure, inspir-
ing because joined in by hearts attuned in daily
concourse with God, and with no need of props,
kyrie eleisons, Lord-help-us-es, and rubrics,- bor-
rowed trappings, Reform taboo-ed. Yea, and
when a man on oath gave assent to the creed
and swore that he held the Bible to be the
infallible Word of God, there was no question
as to what he meant. His vow was an end of
that matter. His word was like a bond indeed,
and he above suspicion. He did not stick a
feather in his intellectual hat for bowing Moses
out of the Pentateuch, and another for robbing
David of the Psalms, and another for scofting
at the Virgin Birth, and another for denying the
resurrection and the Second Coming. He did
not hold that Genesis stories are “true myths.”
He took his Bible straight!
in those days.
There were giants
Plenty of recom now, both in seminary and
in the ministry beyond. Would God we could
say,-did say: “Only giants need apply”,-embry-
onic giants, possessing humility, prayerful men,
progressing in piety in modesty concealed, de-
voted in desperate earnestness. Giants in dedi-
cation to God, to high ideals, to a sound doc-
trinal ministry of THE WORD, willing to suf-
fer, to deny, to serve, come what may. For no
mortal man can make the ministry safe for
mediocrity! Ah, in such circumstance, then we
could also undertake to advise and say: “Gul-
liver, travel!”” For such day would again be, as
of old, the day of giants.
Helps To Understanding
in Day by Day
Sunday, October 50, Deuteronomy 6:3-15.
Moses exhorts a new generation of Israelites
to obey the laws of God as they prepare to
enter the Promised Land. Like the Israelite,
the Christian is totally dependent on the Lord
for his redemption (v.12). Do your physical
blessings make you forget the God who has
saved you and given you all things to enjoy
(vv.11,12)? What exhortations are given to
follow God (vv.3-9)? How do vv.6-9 show the
thoroughness with which the Scriptures are to
be taught? Are your young people thoroughly
grounded in Christian doctrine and in the Word?
What motivation is given in vv.10-11 for loving
God (v.5)? What motivation is given in vv.14-15
for fearing God (v.13)? Do you fear God fo1
His awesome holiness and justice, yet love Him
for His kindness and goodness to you?
Monday, October 31, Luke 1:76-79.
Before you read this passage which contains
God's estimate of John the Baptist, look at
his life as it must have appeared to the people
of his day. Examine his dress and diet (Mat-
thew 3:4). Was his message always a pleasant
one (Matthew 3:2,7-11)? Did he trv to build
himself up as an important prophet of God
(John 1:27;3:30)? Was his ministry a spectacu-
lar one (John 10:41)? How did he spend his
last days (Matthew 4:12)? How did he die
(Matthew 14:10)? Now look at God’s evalua-
tion of this man (Luke 1:76-79). Study this
passage to discover what it was about John that
caused God to attribute such grandeur and
greatness to his life. How does the world look
upon your life? What is God’s estimate of it?
What is it that you lack that keeps you from
being great in His sight?
Tuesday, November 1, Romans 5:1-8.
Paul has shown that the Christian is saved
by faith in Christ and not by his own good
works (3:28;4:2-3). What results from a saving
faith in Christ (5:1b)? Because we have peace
with God we have hope for the future (v.2b).
What guarantee is there in the Christian’s heart
that his hope is real (v.5)? Do you have this
guarantee? What does saving faith mean to us
in times of weakness and tribulation (v.4,5) ?
What visible evidence has God shown us of
His regard for us in our sinful and helpless
condition (vv.6,8)? How is God’s love com-
pared to that of man (v.7)? Do you have a
saving faith in Christ? real peace with God?
certain hope for the future?
Wednesday, November 2, 1 John 3:16-18.
Love is of the very nature and character of
God (4:8b). Yet it is impossible, even for God,
to love without expressing His love in action
(3:16). The cross is God’s expression of His
love for man (v.16). Can you be sure that God
dwells in your heart unless His kind of love
is characteristic of your life? If God had simply
said He loved us without showing His love in
action, would we be drawn to Him? Is there
someone who might be drawn to Christ if you
demonstrated to him in some way the love of
God that dwells in you (v.18)? John stresses
that real Christian love comes from a_ heart
that is grounded in Christian truth (v.18b;
t:1-3,6). What relation is stressed here between
correct doctrine and Christian character? Does
your belief in correct doctrine result in loving
acts toward others?
Thursday, November 3, Psalm 25:5-9.
Watch the steps the sincere Christian takes
when he stumbles and sins: (a) He is deeply
sorrowful over his sin (v.11). [What is God’s
attitude toward the penitent sinner (vv.6,7) ?]
(b) He is humbled at seeing himself as he
really is (vv.8-9). (c) He pleads for forgive-
ness (vv.6-7,11). (d) He thirsts for a more
holy walk (vv.4-5). [What is the nature of the
paths of the Lord for which he seeks (vv.8-10) ?]
(e) He waits upon God for cleansing as well
as forgiveness (v.5). When you sin, are you
truly sorry and do you long for victory over
your sin? Do you wait upon the Lord to cleanse
your heart after He has forgiven your sin
(1 John 1:9)? Repeat verses 4-10 to yourself
as a prayer to God.
Friday, November 4, I John 4:7-2
The very essence of Christianity seems to
be the love that God in Christ places in our
hearts when He dwells within. List all the
facts you can find about love: its source, how
it is obtained, how God has manifested it, how
it should be manifested in our lives. Notice
the results of love in our lives in our attitude
toward others (vv.11,19,20-21), in our relation-
ship to God (vv.7b,12b,16b). Who is the liar
of v. 20? Do you have the witness of the Holy
Spirit to God's presence in your heart (v.13) ?
Has His love in you affected your conduct
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toward others? If God’s love completely floods
your soul, how will that affect your attitude
toward the day of judgment (vv.17-18)? If
Christ’s love completely controls you, is there
anything else God asks of you (vv.17-18) ?
Saturday, November 5, Romans 10:11-15.
Observe the way in which Paul uses the Scrip-
tures to sustain his argument. Paul begins by
showing that a man is saved by faith (vv.4,6).
How does Paul sustain this fact by his quota-
tion from Deut. 30:12-14 (vv.6,7,8)? What is
the condition of salvation set forth in (vv.9-10) ?
Hew does the quotation in v.11 of Isaiah 28:16
back it up? Having believed in Christ with
your heart do you confess Him before men?
How does the quotation in v.13 from Joel 2:32
support what Paul says in v.12? What answer
is expected to each of the questions in vv.14-
15a? How does the quotation in v.15b from
Isaiah 52:7 show the dignity of the call to
preach the gospel? Do you have such a con-
cept of the call? Would you be willing to re-
spond to the call? Are you able to back up
with Scripture references the great facts that
you believe concerning the Christian Gospel?
SABBATH SCHOOL LESSONS
LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 6
REV. J. KENTON PARKER
Jesus Meets Human Needs
Background Scripture: Luke 5:1—6:16
Devotional Reading: Matthew 25:31-40
Human Needs are two-fold
Needs of the Body, and Needs of the Soul. Jesus, the Great
Physician, can heal a sick body; He can also heal a sick soul. This is seen in all His miracles
of healing, and in a most vivid way in the healing of the man sick with the palsy. The healing
of the soul was the most important by far.
In our selection for today we see that Jesus wants us to help Him meet the needs of our fellow-
men. We are to be “fishers of men.” He chose
the Twelve Apostles that they might be with
Him and that He might teach them to do the
sort of work which He was constantly doing.
We are here in the world to do this now.
In our Devotional Reading from Matthew
25 we find that He expects us to be doing good
to others in His name. Inasmuch as ye did it
to one of the least of these, my brethren, ye
did it unto me; inasmuch as ye did it not to
one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Failure to do is ground for condemnation. Peo-
ple are hungry and thirsty and naked and sick
and in prison, both as to their bodies and souls.
Our business, as His disciples, is to do all we
can to meet this terrible need, both material
and spiritual. We must not stop with their
bodily needs, great as these are, but we must
seek, as He did, to reach and help their deep
need of forgiveness and cleansing in the inne
man of the heart. All our philanthropic work,
fine as it may be, is but a means to minister
also to rebuilding the character of helpless sin-
ners through the power of the Great Physician,
Who can feed hungry hearts, and satisfy the
thirst of their souls; Who can make the “stran-
ger” a child of God, and liberate the prisonet
from the prison-house of sin, and clothe the
naked with a robe of righteousness. For instance,
when Jesus had fed the five thousand, He
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preached one of His great sermons on the text,
Labor not for the food that perishes, but for
the food that endures unto eternal life, and
declared that He was the Bread which came
down from heaven.
Another lesson, before we proceed to the main
topic : The needs of men take the place of
great importance. Jesus healed on the Sabbath,
and when He was criticized for doing so by the
Pharisees, he reminded them of what David
did when he was hungry, eating the shewbread
which was not lawful except for the priests.
Just so, it is lawful and right to do good, to
heal, on the Sabbath. The Sabbath was made
for man, not man for the Sabbath, and The
Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. As our
Catechism puts it, works of necessity and mercy
are lawful. The Sabbath is to be a blessing,
not a burden: man needs the Sabbath.
We will now take up some of the incidents
of our lesson which show the Needs of men, and
how they can be met.
I. The Miraculous Draught of Fishes: 5:1-11.
If we are to be “Fishers of men,” Jesus, the
Great Fisher of men, must tell us where to fish.
We may often toil all night and take nothing,
unless He guides us by His Spirit. Then we
can let down our nets and gather in the fish.
We are to help Him meet the needs of men,
but we must let Him be our Guide as to the
place we fish. Only the Master “Fisherman”
can tell us where to let down our nets for a
II. “A Man full of leprosy”: 5:12-17.
Leprosy is one of the best known types of
sin in the Bible. It is a loathsome, unclean
disease. The man who had it was to keep him-
self apart from others and warn them of his
presence by crying, “Unclean, Unclean.” It is
an infectious disease, so the leper was not to
associate with his fellowmen.
A “man full of leprosy” is a distressing sight;
so is a man “full of sin.” All have sinned,
but sin has taken more complete possession ol
some. Even a man full of leprosy could be
instantly cured and made clean through the
touch of the Great Physician. The “touch” olf
Jesus shows His compassion; He did not have
to touch him; just a word would have been
sufficient. Men “full of sin” are the objects
of His compassion, and He can heal and cleanse.
I have included verse 17 because it brings
out the fact that the power of the Lord was
present to heal even the Pharisees and doctors
of the law. They would have scorned the idea
that they needed any healing; that they in any
way resembled the poor leper. Yet these proud
men were as full of sin as he was of leprosy.
Their selt-righteousness and unbelief prevented
them from either recognizing their condition,
or of being healed. There are people like them
in our day. Some have Doctor’s degrees and
teach in our Universities.
Il. “A Man which was taken with a palsy”
Sin makes us as helpless as this man with
the palsy. When we speak of “Total Depravity”
we mean for one thing, that men are unable
to save themselves. Sin has paralyzed them.
This miracle is most interesting and instruc-
tive. There are several points of special interest
and importance. First, there were the fow
friends who brought him to Jesus. If every
helpless sinner had four such persevering and
loyal friends perhaps more of them would be
brought to Jesus. We were having a Revival
just recently. The invitation had been given.
The preacher told me that he saw one of my
deacons bend over to speak to a young couple
in the seat in front of him. The wife looked
at her husband and said something. They both
came forward with their young baby and a
cepted Christ and were received into the church.
It is a great thing to have one, or four, friends
who are willing to speak to us and lead us to
Christ. These four men were not easily dis-
couraged. They could not get in by the door,
so they climbed the steps and uncovered the
roof and let him down in front of Jesus. If
we would persevere, even in the face of obstacles,
we would often succeed. We give up too soon.
Another interesting point is what Jesus said
to the leper: “Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.”
The leper had come with a sick, paralyzed body.
Jesus looked through the helpless body to
the helpless soul. This word of His, of course,
brought immediate criticism from the watching
scribes and Pharisees: Who can forgive sins but
God only? Then Jesus proves that He is God,
and that He has the authority on earth to for-
give sins, by telling the man to rise up and
walk. While no one could see the miracle per-
formed on the man’s soul, all could see whether
he would rise up and walk. In this way they
would know, unless unbelief hardened then
hearts. Yes, Jesus Christ, the Great Physician,
can heal paralyzed souls. Will we play the part
of a real friend and help bring such men _ to
“We have seen strange things today.” Things
like this, as strange and as marvelous, ought
to be seen in our churches every Sabbath Day.
Do we yearn to see such things? or are we
satistied just to come and worship and go away?
IV. “And Levi made him a great feast’: 27-39.
Levi, or Matthew, was a publican, and pub-
licans and sinners were classified together in
the eyes of the Pharisees. Levi, after he had
heard and answered the call of Jesus, made a
great feast. They who are forgiven much, love
much, and this was his way of expressing that
love. This was a very dilfferent feast from the
one made by a Pharisee later on. (see Luke
Jesus answers the criticism of his enemies
by stating a simple fact: They that are whole
need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Those who think that they are “whole,” like
the proud Pharisees. As long as a man believes
that he is well, he will not send for a doctor.
Ihe Pharisees were sick, but they did not realize
I have included verses 33-39 and wish to say
just a word or two. When sinners are being
saved it is a time of “feasting,” rather than
“fasting.” There is joy in heaven over one sin-
ner that repents. Then, too, we must not try
to confine the new and glorious truths of the
Gospel in the old forms and ceremonies of the
old dispensation. The “new wine” is the “good
news” that has come with the Savior.
V.°A Man whose right hand was withered’: 6:6.
Jesus was constantly having controversies with
the Pharisees over the Sabbath Day, and what
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could be done, and could not be done, on that
day. The disciples had caused criticism when
they rubbed out some of the grain and ate it,
as they were passing through the fields. On this
Sabbath he enters the synagogue and finds the
man with the withered hand. His enemies watch
to see what He would do. He knew then
thoughts, and said to the man, Rise up, and
stand forth. He asked the question, Is it lawful
on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do evil?
He said to the
man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so.
to save life, or to destroy it?
This was the very thing which, in his own
power, he could not do, but he did it. Faith
enables us to do the impossible.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S DEPARTMENT
YOUTH PROGRAM FOR NOVEMBER 6
Hymn: “How Firm A Foundation”
Scripture: Acts I:1-1]
Hymn: “We've a Story to Tell to the Nations”
Hymn: “So Let Our Lips and Lives Express”
\ witness is a person who tells what he knows.
In the courts of law the witness shares his
knowledge that the facts of the case may be
brought forth clearly. A Christian witness is a
person who has knowledge of Christ and who
tells what he knows. Jesus said to His disciples,
“Ye shall be witnesses unto Me.” He knew that
they had knowledge of Him, and He command
ed them to tell what they knew. The same prin-
ciple holds for us. If we are Christians, we know
something about Christ . . . we know Him as
a person and our Saviour. Because we know
Him, we are obligated to make Him known.
Christ commands us to be His witnesses
to tell what we know about Him.
We make a mistake when we think of evan
gelism purely as a matter of persuading people
to accept what we believe. In the law courts
it is not the business of the witness to argue,
he simply sets forth the facts as he knows them.
He shares the knowledge he has. The Christian
witness ought to think of himself as having
something to share. The most powerlul type
of witnessing is not argumentation but the sim-
ple telling of what Christ has done for us. We
should not think a person is doing us a favor
when he comes to our church and accepts out
Christ. We do him a favor when we share with
him our knowledge of the Saviour. This is not
so sav that we should be unconcerned about
people, but that we are not to be apologetic
ibout Christ. When we tell others of Him, we
ire sharing the most
prec ious possession we
Before we can begin witnessing, we must de
termine what we know. What do we know
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REV. B. HOYT EVANS
about Christ? What do we have to share with
others? Our speakers will lead us in a discus-
sion of some of the things about Christ that
we can surely know and some of the things of
Him that we have to share.
\s we discovered in the program last week,
we can know that Christ is our righteousness.
We know that people are seeking the approval
of God and that God will approve only those
who are righteous. We know that it is impos-
sible for human beings in their own strength
to meet God's standards, but we have discovered
in the Bible and in our own experience that
Christ forgives the sin of those who believe in
Him and that He clothes them in His perfect
righteousness. All thinking people realize that
their greatest need of all is to be acceptable
in the sight of God. We who are Christians
know that we have the righteousness of Christ
and that it has made us acceptable to God. We
know that all who believe in Christ may re-
ceive this righteousness even as we have received
it. This knowledge we have is tremendously
important, and it is this knowledge which we
must share with others as witnesses of Christ.
When a person has become acceptable to
God by putting on the righteousness of Christ,
he then wants to know about God’s way of life.
He needs to know what God’s people are sup-
posed to be doing. The Christian has this kind
of knowledge, and, as a witness, he is supposed
to share it. God has given us the Ten Command-
ments as His standard for our moral life. Christ
has taken that eternally valid law and given it
a true spiritual interpretation. He has told us
that the sum of God's law is to love Him with
all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our
neighbor as ourselves. Christ demonstrated that
love in His own life. He loved God, and did
His will perfectly. He loved us, and gave Him-
self for us. When we know Christ, we know
how Christians are supposea to live. As wit-
nesses of Christ, we are to share this knowledge
by our words and our works.
We not only have knowledge which we can
share, we have a life to share. It has been said
over and over again that people want to feel
that they belong to somebody or some thing.
We who are Christians do belong. We belong
to Christ, and we belong to His church. Christ
lives in us, and we live in Him. The church
is His body, and we are a part of it. We have
a fellowship with Christ and with His people
that is rich and satisfying. If this fellowship
is what the world is seeking earnestly, and if
we have it, then certainly we ought to be willing
to share it. This fellowship is something we
can share, because others can enter it in the
same way we did, that is, by faith. Our re-
sponsibility is to tell them of the fellowship
which we know.
We sing the hymn, “We've a Story to Tell to
the Nations,” and indeed we do have a wonder-
ful story. We can tell of righteousness, of life,
and of fellowship, but we cannot tell our story
very convincingly until we are sure that we
know it ourselves. A witness who repeats what
he has heard is not nearly as valuable as one
who reports on his own experiences. Perhaps
some self-examination is in order. Are we sure
that we have had a first-hand experience with
Christ? If so, are we being faithful witnesses fon
1956 in Women of the Church
Christian Family Life
Christian Family Life will be carried out in
all program material for the year. These, as
planned by the Board of Women’s Work,
General Programs “Forward in Family Life”
A packet of 12 monthly programs plus an
optional program in form of dramatic presen-
tation of Hebrew Family Life.
January—“Why an Emphasis on Family Life”
(Introducing the year’s work)
February—‘‘Christian America Means Christian
March—“Creating a Christian Atmosphere in
April—**Planning Family Life Together” (Joint
meeting of men and women)
May—‘The 1956 Birthday Objective of Women
of the Church”
June—‘Together We Stand” (Methods and
Resources for Family Worship)
July—“The Family in the Community”
August—““Time for Joy” (Family's Use of
Leisure Time; Joint meeting of men and
September—“You're a Teacher and a Pupil
Every Day” (Teaching Religion in the Home)
October—‘‘Come, See!” (Leading Other Families
into the Church’s Service and Activity)
November—“The Family’s Use _ of
(Joint program of men and women)
December—“The Days of Christmas” (The
Family’s Observance of Christmas)
Special Study Messages to Homemakers
Studies in Deuteronomy, prepared by James
1. “A Message to Homemakers”
2. “The Home and Its Foundations” Deut.
“The Home and Its Rule Book” Deut. 5-28
“The Home and Its Covenant” Deut. 29-30
» “The Home and the God-Inspired Life”
6. “The God of Deuteronomy”
Circle Bible Study — “Bible Homes and Family
Life Today” Leader’s Guide and Workbook
material prepared by Carolyn and William B.
“Abraham and Sarah
[he Creation of a
“Isaac and Rebekah — Ideals of Family
“Tacob and = His
“The Home of Naomi — Wider Family
“David: Son, Husband, Father Discipline
“Old Testament Family
['ypical Jewish Home’”’
“The Church and Thy House”
“Father and Sons
Two Prodigals in a
“The Home at Bethany
Was a Guest”
“My Son Timothy
“Christian Ideals and the Modern Home”
“The Home at Nazareth”
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What has been hoped for
is now being realized—
Because of YOU and YOUR GIFTS
to the Presbyterian Negro Work
Campaign, BUILDINGS like these
are being erected at Stillman Col-
lege, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, our
Church’s only educational institu-
tion for Negroes.
New Annex to
. COMES TRUE
What we do through the Presbyterian
Church to EDUCATE the Negro in the
South insures an able leadership for the
Dean of College
Payments on pledges should be
channeled through the local
church. Other gifts may be made
to the local church or sent directly
to the Presbyterian Negro Work
Campaign Office, P. O. Box 1171,
Atlanta 1, Georgia.
That Important Committee
One of the most important committees at
work now in the local Women of the Church
groups is the Nominating Committee. It 1s
due to the interest, prayer, understanding and
care of a Nominating Committee that the
Women of the Church have that good president,
that capable treasurer and those other officers
competently filling their obligations. This com-
mittee should have been at work a long time.
\ll the members of it will soon wish that they
had been at the task sooner than this.
Ihe members of this important committee
study the objective of the Women of the Church
organization, and they study the qualifications
for each office and compile a list of possible
women who might serve in these offices. It
isn’t every woman who has the executive ability
of a presiding officer nor can every woman take
good minutes, sifting the necessary from the
trivial items; neither is it easy to find a treasurer
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who can keep business-like records and files and
pay bills on time; however, there is usually,
in every Christian woman, a sense of responsi-
bility and concern that will respond to the chal-
lenge of the office and to the call of the Holy
Spirit. The task of the committee is to find
the right woman for every office. It is an honor
for a woman to allow her name to be added
to the list of candidates showing her willingness
to make special preparation for doing the task
in the very best way.
The Nominating Committee will doubtless
have before it a list of minimum qualifications
to use for the person approached to serve ask-
ing within their committee, “Is she the best
one for this office?” Such a list might include
questions like the following:
Would she have strong reliance on God for
guidance, courage, faithfulness?
Would she believe in the importance and
the value of the office and give her best to it?
Would she be willing to continue to learn,
co think, and to act courageously and con-
Would she show enthusiasm, perseverance,
Does she have a friendly and sincere and
appreciative personality, a sense of humor,
and a bit of originality?
Can she work co-operatively sharing honors
and encouraging leadership in others, willing
to forego all credit for her efforts?
Every Nominating Committee for a_ local
Women of the Church should also be thorough-
ly familiar with the packet of Handbooks which
sets forth the duties of the officers of the organi-
zation, then through much prayer they will seek
to secure the best person for the task to be done,
helping each woman to realize that it is an
honor to be asked to serve in the leadership in
Christ’s Church and that it is no small job o
little investment that we are asking but their
very best in service unto Him.
Finally and continually, the Nominating Com-
mittee should seek to realize that theirs is a
work with and for God in an united effort to
assure success for the future of women’s work in
Millions Will Read the Bible Together
Led by citizens of the United States, people
in over forty countries will follow the 12th an-
nual observance of Worldwide Bible Reading,
sponsored each year by the American Bible
Starting Thanksgiving Day, November 24, and
continuing through Christmas, thousands of
families will be reading identical passages of
Scripture from the greatest chapters of the Bible.
Lists of the passages, in convenient bookmark
form, are provided by the American Bible So-
ciety, free of charge, to all who will use them.
Again this year the Society has prepared the
passages in Braille so that sightless people may
join with others in following the readings.
These too are available from American Bible
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of the observance, as follows:
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period between the two holidays, when Ameri-
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their hopes for a just and lasting peace in
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lief, may well turn to the Bible for guidance
and inspiration for the tasks which lie ahead.
I hope that many individuals and many fami-
lies will do so, and that they will continue
this practice in the New Year, joined by men
and women of faith and good will in othe
The peak of the observance comes on Uni-
versal Bible Sunday, December 11. Churches of
every denomination by the thousands observe
the day throughout the United States and over-
seas. Posters, responsive readings, bookmarks
and other material to assist pastors in the ob-
servance were mailed early in September to
approximately 17,000 ministers.
New Scriptures for Africa Published
by the American Bible Society
The Rev. Josef A. Persson, of the Methodist
Episcopal Mission, who has just completed the
revision of the Tshwa Bible, is described in
Dr. Eugene Nida’s book, “God’s Word in Man's
Language,” as having been given the highest
tribute a white man could ever receive in Africa:
“Mr. Persson may have a white skin, but his
heart is as black as any of us!” The Bible, which
has been published by the American Bible
Society, is expected from the binder soon.
There are about 750,000 Tshwa-speaking peo-
ple, ten per cent of whom are Christians, and
70,000 literate. The first publication in Tshwa
was prepared in 1888 and the translation of
the whole Bible was completed in 1908. The
present Bible, the result of a greater under-
standing of the language that has grown through
the years, is eagerly looked for by the Tshwa-
The first whole Bible, in the African dialect
of Luvale, has also been published by the Ameri-
can Bible Society. These people live in Angola,
the Belgian Congo and Northern Rhodesia, ovet
an area of 30,000 square miles.
The Luvale New Testament has been in use
for some time. It was translated by F. Schindler
and published by the Scripture Gift Mission.
The work of revision became the concern of
the American Bible Society as a result of war-
time conditions in England, when the plates of
the Schindler version were destroyed by bombs.
The Rev. Albert E. Horton of Christian Mis-
sions for Many Lands is responsible for the
Old Testament translation, thus giving the en-
tire Bible in this African language to Luvale
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LeRoy P. Burney
The Passing of “A Good Soldier”
Dr. LeRoy P. Burney, 58, Director of Officer
Training, Division of Men’s Work, Presbyterian
Church, U.S., passed away on Saturday evening,
October 8, 1955, at Davis Hospital in Statesville,
North Carolina, after an extended illness of
Funeral services were held in the Centre
Presbyterian Church near Mooresville, North
Carolina, on Monday, October 10, with burial
in the church cemetery. Dr. Burney is survived
by his wife, two sisters, and four brothers. Al-
though his career was closed in comparatively
middle life, Dr. Burney rendered a widely active
service to his Lord. In his earlier years he was
teacher of Bible and Education, Berry School,
Mt. Berry, Ga.; teacher of Education, former
Chicora College for Women, Columbia, S. C.;
student pastor Woodleaf, Canton and Smyrna
churches, Cherokee Presbytery; pastor Conyers
and Smyrna churches, Atlanta Presbytery; pas-
tor Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Meck-
lenburg Presbytery. Later he became Counsel-
ing Executive, First Presbyterian Church and
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Augusta,
Georgia, and Bishopville Presbyterian Church,
He served as Regional Director of Christian
Education, Synod of Georgia and Synod of
South Carolina. Executive Co-ordinator of the
Presbyterian Program of Progress. Director of
Officer Training in the Presbyterian Church,
He was the originator of the first school on
Courtship, Marriage and Christian Family Life,
sponsored and conducted by a church in Amer-
ica, and originator of the Christian Mission to
Men in the Presbyterian Church. He was a
lecturer on Christian Education in the local
church in ministers’ conferences in Duke Uni-
versity, the University of Virginia, Hampton
Institute, Johnson C. Smith University, Stillman
College, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
He is the author of “The Vacation Bible
School - Organizing and Administering the
Local Church Program”; “Presbyterian Elders
and Deacons Serving Christ in the Church”;
and numerous magazine articles on Christian
Education and Church Administration; and a
Training Course for Synod and_ Presbytery
Council Members, Men’s Program, Presbyterian
Dr. Burney finally served as Director of Of-
ficer Training, the Men’s Division, Board of
Christian Presbyterian Church, U.S., and occu-
pied this position at the time of his last illness.
A Birmingham Architect Takes It Upon
Himself To Do a Valuable Service
to Our Korean Mission
The Taejon College, an urgently needed
Christian institution serving the area of the
Presbyterian Mission, U.S., in Korea, came much
closer to reality because of the recent three-
week visit of Mr. Charles F. Davis, Jr., Birming-
ham architect. Mr. Elder is an elder of the
South Highland Presbyterian Church of Bir-
mingham, Ala., and took a deep personal inter-
est in laying out plans for the proposed campus,
designing buildings, and suggesting types of con-
struction suitable for use in Korea. Mr. Davis’
business firm is Van Keuren, Davis & Co.,
Architects & Engineers of Birmingham, Ala., and
he has had considerable experience in college
architecture making him doubly qualified to
give us expert advice. The Mission College Com-
mittee is profoundly grateful for the profession-
al and spiritual qualifications exhibited by Mr.
Davis and voted unanimously to adopt the pre-
liminary campus lay-out and building plans he
has submitted. Actual construction is expected
to start early next spring (1956) and the first
class will be admitted in April, 1956. Initial
funds for the new college buildings will be sup-
plied from the Program of Progress, and Rev.
W. A. Linton will serve as builder, as well as
founder and first president. We ask the prayers
of the Church for this college, where young
men and women of Korea will be trained for
Christian service. Joe B. Hopper
Birmingham, Ala. — Dr. Alva M. Gregg was
installed as minister of Forest Hills Presbyterian
Church, Fairfield, Alabama, at special services
Sunday evening, September 18. The following
commission, appointed by Birmingham Presby-
tery to participate in the service, and their parts
on the program, included Rev. R. D. Bedinger,
executive secretary of Church Extension, Bir-
mingham Presbytery, who presided and _ pro-
pounded the questions; Dr. Edward V. Ramage,
pastor, First Church, Birmingham, delivered the
installation sermon; the Rev. Bernard L. Sykes,
pastor of Birmingham’s Second Church, charged
the minister; and A. C. Hazen, elder, delivered
the charge to the congregation.
Atlanta, Ga. — Ingleside Presbyterian Church
at Scottdale, near Atlanta, broke ground at
services Sunday afternoon, October 2, in prep-
aration for the first unit of a new church build-
ing. The new structure will cost $64,000. It
will have seating capacity for 200 persons, and
will include 17 classrooms, a kitchen, and dining
Ministers’ Week at Columbia Seminary, to
be held from October 31 to November 4, will
include several events of local and church-wide
The Smyth Lectures will be given through-
out the week by Bishop Arthur J. Moore of
Atlanta. Under the general theme of “Christ’s
Quest and Ours,” the series will emphasize The
Ministry, The Church, The World, The Com-
mission and The Victory. Bishop Moore will
speak each evening—Monday through Friday—
at eight o'clock at the Decatur Presbyterian
Church, with the exception of Tuesday, when
he will give his lecture at the seminary.
Inaugural addresses by four professors will
highlight Ministers’ Week activities. On Alumni
Day evening at eight o'clock, Professor James
H. Gailey will speak on the general theme, The
Beginning of Wisdom. At eleven o'clock each
morning—Wednesday through Friday—the fol-
lowing speakers and topics are scheduled:
Wednesday - Professor Richard Gillespie, God
Making His Appeal Through Us; Thursday -
Professor Hubert Vance Taylor, The Spirit and
The Understanding; Friday - Professor Thomas
McDill, Calvinism and The Cure of Souls.
Home-coming Day exercises will be held on
Tuesday, November 1. The Edgar D. Kerr
Memorial Service will be held in the Seminary
Chapel at 10:30 A. M., the Alumni Luncheon
at 12:30 P. M., the Smyth Lecture at 3:30 P. M.,
and Dr. James H. Gailey will conclude the ac-
tivities with an inaugural address at 8 P. M.
in the chapel.
A religious Art Exhibit from the Walter C.
Barnwell Collection will be on display in the
chapel throughout the week.
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Junior services for children began at Miami
Shores Presbyterian Church, Miami, Fla., Sun-
day, October 2.
First Church, Ocala, Fla., recently voted to
buy a block next door to their sanctuary. The
lot, purchased at a cost of $45,000 will be used
for much-needed parking area.
Nearly 800 guests attended a reception for
Dr. John Kimbrough Johnson, associate min-
ister of Idlewild Church, Memphis; his wife,
Katherine and their sons, John, Jr., and Wil-
liam, when that church honored its new staff
member September 29. Dr. Johnson began
duties at Idlewild sometime in May. He has
held pastorates in Pulaski, Tenn., Lexington,
Ky., and Oxford, Miss.
The reception was given by the elders of
Idlewild, the diaconate, and the Women of
Tryon, N. C. — The congregation of Tryon
Presbyterian Church recently voted to consider
a new location for its church. The church is
now located on highway 176, in the northern
section of the city of Tryon. The Rev. Joe
Wagner, pastor, appointed a committee to in-
vestigate possible sites and to report to the con-
gregation in the near future. Members of the
committee are |. Frank Gallimore, Isham Hen-
derson, Jack Rezeb, Mrs. C. C.
Mrs. John M. Morse.
Raleigh, N. C. William H. Neal, vice presi-
dent of Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. in Winston-
Salem, N. C., was elected chairman of the Board
of Trustees of the new consolidated college, at
a meeting of the Board October 3 in Raleigh.
The college will be formed by the Synod of
Halbert M. Jones, president of Waverly Mills,
Inc., Laurinburg, N. C., was elected vice presi-
dent. Dr. Ben Lacy Rose, pastor First Church,
Wilmington, N. C., was named secretary; and
C. E. Beman of Laurinburg, treasurer.
On the Board’s executive committee were the
four officers named above, plus the following:
William P. McPherson, Raleigh; Edwin Pate,
Laurinburg; the Rev. Warner L. Hall, Char-
lotte; Mrs. Julian Hutaff, Fayetteville; Mrs.
Waylon Blue, Sanford; and the Rev. Harold J.
Dudley, Raleigh. Dr. Dudley, executive secre-
tary of the Synod, is an ex officio member.
The new board is made up of eight members
irom each of the three colleges merging, plus
‘ight members from the Synod-at-large. Peace
Junior College at Raleigh, Flora Macdonald,
Red Springs, and Presbyterian Junior College at
Maxton, are the colleges to be merged.
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Weaverville, North Carolina
Memphis, Tenn. R. G. LeTourneau, known
as the man who put the bulldozer to work for
Christianity, spoke at the Men of the Church
meeting, Second Church, Memphis, at their din-
ner session September 26.
Mr. LeTourneau is nationally known for his
zeal in foreign missions and his unique con-
tributions to the development of undeveloped
areas. In 1952, the manufacturer of heavy ma-
chinery sent a missionary ship to Liberia and
in 1954 he sent similar equipment to Peru. The
ships carried Bibles, giant saws, bulldozers, and
other earth-moving machinery, and a number
of “technical missionaries” to help in cutting
roads, building villages, and developing farms.
The area in Africa involved a half a million
acres. Mr. LeTourneau’s idea about his mis-
sionary projects is that this method will teach
the backward peoples of the world American
know-how, and at the same time bring them
the word of God. LeTourneau’s son, Roy, di-
rected both of the projects.
The manufacturer, now living at Peoria, IIL,
says this of his missionary ideas: “There are
two things I like to do. One is to design ma-
chinery, turn on the power and see it work;
the other is to tell people about the power of
the Gospel and see it work in their lives.”
Ninety per cent of the profits of his firm go
into a Foundation which assists young people
in preparing for mission work.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY.
J. M. Spier. Presbyterian and Reformed Pub-
lishing Company. $3.75.
Students of contemporary philosophy are
aware of the significant movement in Holland
known as Christian Philosophy developed by
Hermann Dooyeweerd and his colleagues. It is
called “The Philosophy of the Cosmonomic
Idea” which means the philosophy of the idea
of law. The underlying thought is that the
entire world is pervaded by divine law. This
systematic expression of philosophy claims to
be the only truly Christian Calvinistic philoso-
phy ever formulated.
The principal presupposition of this philoso-
phy is the sovereignty of God as the supreme
source of all law. This is designated as _ the
The author’s aim in this volume is to illum-
inate this new system of Christian philosophy.
We agree with the translator's statement, “Those
interested in a critical study of Christian philoso-
phy will find that Spier provides an excellent
introduction to the study of Dooyeweerd and
his school Christians of all persuasions
may find much in this movement with which
they can be in sympathy. Those not sympathetic
with Christianity but interested in philosophy
will find much of interest from a historical and
critical point of view.”
All of us recognize that the church needs to
construct a philosophy which is in keeping with
Christianity. This attempt should be welcomed
by all intelligent and truth-loving Christians.
It is regrettable that so much of the terminology
in this volume is extremely technical but all
who are interested in a genuine Christian
philosophy will certainly find this volume
stimulating and profitable reading. J.R.R.
REVELATION Twenty. J. Marcellus Kik.
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Com-
Few chapters in the Bible have provoked as
much controversy among Christians as Revela-
tion twenty. Fortunately in recent days most
Christians seem to be maturing in their eschato-
logical views to such an extent that they can
discuss the various interpretations with a greater
measure of calmness. Since men of equal ability
and equal faith in the inspiration of the Scrip-
tures have differed through the years in thei
interpretation there is little likelihood that there
will be unanimity of thought on this subject
until the Lord returns. In the meantime it
is the duty of every Christian to read the best
of all the interpretations and accept the one
that he feels has the greatest Biblical weight
in support of it.
The author of this book is a graduate ol
Princeton and Westminster Theological Sem
inaries. For 20 years he served in the Presby
terian Church in Canada. He is a splendid
scholar and keeps abreast of the finest literature
in the field of eschatology. He has been influ
enced largely by the writings of Dr. Geerhardus
Vos and Dr. Louis Berkhof. His position on
the first resurrection is amillennial. He faces
squarely the thousand year period that is men
tioned 6 times in Revelation 20. The commend-
able feature of this book is that the author
does not write as an exponent of any particulan
school of prophecy but as an exegete of Scrip-
ture. With the exception of a couple of chap-
ters the author has used the method of verse
by verse exposition. The first 2 chapters con-
cern themselves with the two resurrections.
Ihe main ideas set forth in this chapter and
explained by the author are: Satan will be
bound so that he cannot deceive the nations,
the lot of the saints during the thousand yea
period, the first resurrection, what will occu
when Satan is loosed again, the finish of Satan,
death and Hades, what will occur before The
Great White Throne, and finally the books
which will be opened.
It is certain that many of our readers will
not concur in all of Dr. Kik’s views but we are
persuaded that all readers will be greatly bene
fited through the study of this volume. It con-
tains many interesting paragraphs. For example
the question is asked, “Who is the angel that
binds Satan?” He answers, “Commentators are
divided as to whether it is Christ or an agent
of Christ. Personally we believe this Angel to
be Christ. There is an Angel spoken about in
the Old Testament who surely is the son of
God. He appears as a manifestation of God
Himself, one with God and yet different from
Him. This is the Angel who appeared to Abra-
ham, Jacob, and Moses. So it is entirely possible
that the Angel of Revelation Twenty is Jesus
“This is borne out by several other Scrip-
tures. It is Christ who in Revelation 1:18 is
said to ‘have the keys of hell and of death.
It is Christ who in Genesis 3:15 is to crush the
head of the serpent. It is Christ concerning
whom John states in his first Epistle: ‘For this
purpose the Son of God was manifested, that
he might destroy the works of the devil’. From
these passages it is apparent that Christ is the
supreme agent who binds Satan.”
In our day when eschatology is being re
studied by the church, this volume is timely
and the reader of it will be greatly rewarded.
—§, & &:
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AGAPE AND Eros. Anders Nygren. Westminster
Press, Philadelphia. $7.00.
This significant book was originally published
in England in two volumes in 1932 and 1938.
The main thrust of this massive treatise is to
demonstrate to the reader the centrality of the
love of God for man in the structure of the
Christian faith. He shows that “Agape’’—the
New Testament word for love has had great dif-
ficulty in maintaining its central position in
Christian thought. “Agape” had to fight against
the Jewish concept of the necessity of earning
God’s love by the righteousness which is unde
the law. It also had to combat Greek philosophy
that refused to believe that God would con-
descend to men. The highest concept of the
Greek was “Eros’’ which was man’s passionate
search and love for God which would lift men
out of their material lives to absorption in the
Nygren points out that the early church
fathers attempted a synthesis. Some held to
the law—**Nomos.”” Others tried to Christianize
“Eros.” He maintains that Augustine’s main
contribution was “Caritas” a full synthesis of
the two opposite concepts. Nygren says in this
volume that Luther deserves the credit for re-
storing ‘“Agape”’ to its full New Testament con-
Nygren emphasizes the fact that God’s love
is in no sense whatsoever based on anything
outside itself. “It has its ground in God Him
self for it is His very essence.” He tells us that
we must always remember Luther's insight that
there is nothing in man that makes him worthy
of fellowship with God and that this fellowship
rests upon God's grace alone. God's love for
sinners must never be thought of as meritorious
from the standpoint of man. In other words,
God's “Agape” must be remembered in its abso-
lute sovereignty and groundlessness and Chris-
cian love must be remembered in its purity free
from egocentric calculations.
Another great thought inspired by Luther and
brought out by Nygren is that Christian love is
not a natural art nor grown in our human gar-
den. Christian love is not produced by us but
is come to us from heaven. It is through faith
that the Christian receives God’s love and passes
it on to his neighbor. Christian love is, so to
speak, the extension of God’s love. Nygren ex-
presses it thus, “The Christian is not an inde-
pendent center of power alongside of God. The
love which he can give is only that which he
has received from God. Christian love is through
and through a Divine work. .. . In relation
to God and His neighbor the Christian can be
likened to a tube which is by faith opened up-
wards and by love downwards. All that a Chris-
tian possesses he has received from God from
the Divine love; and all that he possesses he
passes on in love to his neighbor. He has noth-
OCTOBER 26. 1955
ing of his own to give, he is merely the tube,
the channel through which God’s love flows.”
Outstanding as this volume is it must be read
with caution. Unless it is, it can lead to positions
which are not theologically correct. For exam-
ple Nels Ferre in his book “The Christian Fel-
lowship” implies that his position on universal-
ism has been derived from the study of this
work of Nygren’s. Ferre, Reinhold Niebuhr and
a number of other present day theologians push
“Agape” to such an extreme that the Biblical
doctrine of hell is undermined.
This book will help Christians to understand
the Biblical concept of “Agape” and should
prove stimulating to ministers who are inter-
ested in this vitalizing subject. We do not em-
brace all the positions of the Lumdesian school
of theology. Nevertheless any discerning reader
will find this volume rewarding. —J.R.R.
ETERNITY IN THEIR Heart. Lon Woodrum.
Here is a mature Christian novel with a
mighty and meaningful message. Here is tri-
umph in the midst of trial—victory despite
vicissitudes. It is a first prize winner in Zon-
dervan’s $5,000 Christian fiction contest. It is
a story that will give your heart a lift. To read
it is an exhilirating experience.
How SLEEP THE BRAVE!
James H. Hunter.
This is a novel of seventeenth-century Scot-
land. It is historical fiction at its finest. It
contains drama and excitement that will have
you on the edge of your chair. It is a great
romance that surmounted all difficulties in its
path. The story is based on the struggle be-
tween the Scottish Presbyterians and the Eng-
lish Crown. We see here how God used a giant
among men to lead His people in the Scottish
Highlands in a Spirit-inspired rebellion against
the English King who sought to force his
tyrannical doctrines upon a free nation.
YouTH FeL_towsnip Kit, Volume 13. Edited by
Mary Ellen Schmitz. Westminster Press. $3.00.
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round program suggestions for young people's
fellowships, societies and clubs. The subjects
deal with Christian faith, the Christian witness,
the Christian outreach, Christian citizenship,
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oftered here for special occasions such as World-
Wide Communion Day, Reformation Sunday,
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Many of these programs are written from the
liberal viewpoint, both theologically and
sociologically. Some of them can be used ad-
vantageously if employed with discrimination.
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