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. XVII NO. 30 

NOVEMBER 26, 1958 

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Thanks giving 

Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto 
the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: 
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. 

Psatm 50:14, 15 

Praise and prayer are here to be considered as representing the whole of 
the worship of God, according to a figure of speech. ThePsalmist specifies 
only one part of Divine worship, when he enjoins us to acknowledge God 
as the Author of all our mercies, and to ascribe to him the praise which is 
justly due unto his name; and add, that we should betake ourselves to 
his goodness, cast all our cares into his bosom, and seek by prayer that 
deliverance which he alone can give, and thanks for which must afterwards 
be rendered to him, Faith, self-denial, a holy life, and patient endurance 
of the cross, are all sacrifices which please God. But as prayer is the 
off-spring of faith, and uniformly accompanied with patience and morti- 
fication of sin, while praise, where it is genuine, indicates holiness of 
heart, we need not wonder that these two points of worship should here 
be employed to represent the whole. Praise and prayer are set in oppo- 
sition to ceremonies and mere external observances of religion, to teach 
us that the worship of God is spiritual.—Calvin 




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Rev. Henry B. Dendy, D.D., Editor 
Dr. L. Nelson Bell, Associate Editor 
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Rev. W. W. Arrowood, D.D. Rev. Robert F. Gribble, D.D. Rev. John R. Richardson, D.D. 
Rev. C. T. Caldwell, D.D. Col. Roy LeCraw Rev. Wm. Childs Robinson, D.D. 
Dr. Gordon H. Clark Rev. Chas. G. McClure, D.D. Rev. George Scotchmer 

Rev. R. Wilbur Cousar, D.D. Dr. J. Park McCallie Rev. Robert Strong, S.T.D. 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans Rev. John Reed Miller, D.D. Rev. Cary N. Weisiger, III, D.D. 
Rev. W. G. Foster, D.D. 

Weaverville, N. C. 

Rev. W. Twvman Williams, D.D. 

EDiztoriA L 

The Word of God Not the 
Mere Mind of Men 

Throughout the Bible one hears the prophets, 
apostles and our Lord distinguishing the words 
they declare as the Word of God rather than 
the imaginings of man’s heart, the speculations 

of his mind, or the musings of his conscience. 
Moses writes: 

Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath 
sent me to do all these works; for I have not 
done them of my own mind, Num. 16.28. 
Through Jeremiah, the LORD of Hosts ad- 
monishes His people not to hearken unto those 
so-called prophets who merely “speak a vision 
out of their own hearts, and not out of the 
mouth of the LORD.” 23.16,28. The dreams 
of men are one thing, the word of the Lord 
another. Those who merely prophecy of them- 
selves are teaching lies “a thing of nought and 
the deceit of their own heart. 14.14. Likewise 
Ezekiel warns against the foolish prophets who 
prophecy out of their own hearts, and follow 
their own spirits and have seen nothing, 13:2, 

3, 17. 

The Apostle insists that we are preaching not 
ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, 2 Cor. 4.5. 
He rejoices that the Thessalonians received the 
gospel he preached as it is, in truth, the Word 
of God. 1 Thess. 1.13. For “the Gospel which 
was preached by me is not after man”, “for 
neither did I receive it from man, nor was I 
taught it, but it came to me through revelation 
of Jesus Christ”. Gal. 1.11-12. 

In our Lord’s discourses we often meet the 
word AMEN or the words, AMEN, AMEN not 
said after the discourse by the people, but by 
the Saviour Himself and at the beginning of 
the message. Schlatter suggests that our Lord is 
saying to the Father, Yea, Father I have heard 
Thy Word and am hereby declaring it with my 
Amen to and for the People Thou hast given 
Me. At the Transfiguration the Voice of God 


said to the disciples, This is my Beloved Son: 
HEAR YE HIM. Jesus warns against being 
ashamed of Him and of His Words in this evil 
generation. What He said and what He did 
was as the Father had given Him command- 
ment. “I spake not from Myself: but the Father 
that sent Me, He hath given Me a command- 
ment what I should say and what I should 
speak . . . The things therefore which I speak, 
even as the Father hath said unto Me, so | 
speak.” “The words which Thou gavest Me, 
I have given them.” “My teaching is not Mine, 
but His that sent Me. If any man willeth to do 
His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether 
it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself.” 

In the face of these clear statements of even 
our Lord, and recognizing that the Church is 
His (not ours) let us be sure that we speak 
from His pulpit the Word of God, not the 
latest philosophizings of ontology, nor the cur- 
rent craze for psychiatric release. What is 
the chaff to the wheat, saith the LORD? And 
other foundation can no man lay than that 
which God has Himself laid, which is Jesus 

—W. C. R. 

Monday Morning Cars 

A car owner recently remarked to a garage 
mechanic, “I have driven this car over 50,000 
miles and it has given maximum service with a 
minimum of repairs”. The mechanic replied: 
“Well, you just did not get a Monday morning 

On being queried he said that when they get 
a “lemon” they often attribute it to workmen at 
the factory who had been on a binge over the 

week-end and whose work is therefore careless 
at some point. 

This may be entirely imaginative but it is an 
established fact that alcohol lowers efficiency, 
slows reactions and as a result decreases the ef- 
fectiveness of workers who have indulged. 


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In Chile the Protestant Church, from the very 
beginning, laid strong emphasis on sobriety. 
The Protestants, or Canutos, as they are called 
are therefore in great demand in plants and 
factories and newspaper advertisements for work- 
ers often include that the applicant must be a 

It is affirmed that the non-drinking Canuto 
has been a partial factor in the industrialization 
of the land. 

One wonders why, with the effect of alcohol 
on the individual and on the economy of the 
Nation, let alone the spiritual effects, the al- 
cohol industry continues to have full sway in 
advertising its wares, invading the home through 
almost every secular publication and through 
the radio and TV? To oppose this uncontrolled 
exploitation of young people and this affront to 
those who do not want it is unfortunately often 
relegated to the realm of fanaticism. But, to 
submit to this brazen intrusion is sure to have 
its devastating effect, now and in the years to 

To settle for a “controlled” use of alcohol 
does not solve the moral and spiritual problems 
involved. To continue to sell liquor to all of 
legal age and then deplore the rising tide of 
accidents which results from drunkenness seems 
just a little less than rational. 

What is the Scriptural answer to liquor? 
Total abstinence was not unniversally practiced, 
even in the New Testament Church. But the 
danger of alcohol is taught throughout the 
Bible and, in the light of present social prac- 
tices and trends, total abstinence seems to be 
the Christian approach to this curse which is 
doing such grave damage to our country. 

It has been truly said that alcoholism begins 
as a sin and ends up as a disease. The menace 
of the future is the social drinking of today. 
The Christian should face his own personal re- 
sponsibilities in the light of the influence which 
he exerts and its effect on others. The tem- 
perate drinker, the casual user of alcohol, may 
continue just that all of his life. But some one 
with whom he takes the social drink may, be- 
cause of his influence, end up an alcoholic. 

Meat offered to idols was a real stumbling 
block in the early Church. Writing to the Ro- 
mans Paul said: “For meat destroy not the work 
of God... . It is good neither to eat flesh, 

nor drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy 
brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made 
weak.” To the Corinthian Christians he wrote: 
“Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, 
I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, 
lest I make my brother to offend.” 

In our present American way of life alcohol 
is a serious moral and spiritual problem. The 
only real control of this problem rests (at the 
present time) in the hands of men and women 
who recognize this evil for the monstrous menace 
that it is and as a result take a personal stand 
refusing to have anything to do with it in any 

The “Monday morning car" ‘could be a reality. 
In any case the Japanese set the time of the 
Pearl Harbor attack for early Sunday morning 
because they believed at that time the largest 
possible number of men set for the defense of 
Hawaii would be at their lowest point of ef- 
ficiency. That they were correct in their esti- 
mate is a matter of history. That they failed to 
recognize a similar danger for themselves ac- 
counts in some measure for their ultimate de- 
feat, for many Japanese officers and soldiers 
were themselves hard drinkers and alcohol took 
its toll in the efficiency of the armed services 
of that land. 

Admitting the strangle hold which the alcohol 
industry has on our national life; recognizing 
the fact that history confirms the determination 
of many to drink; conceding that morals can- 
not be legislated—what is the Christian answer? 

We believe the Christian should resist every 
attempt of the liquor industry to intrude its 
wares into the home, either through samples, 
magazine advertising, or by radio or TV. ‘This 
determination to increase consumption of their 
wares and to solicit the young to drink because 
it is a part of “gracious living’, or a way to 
“distinction”, is a pernicious thing. 

In the second place, because of the menace 
which alcohol is to the society in which we live, 
we believe the Christian’s duty is to be found 
in the realm of total abstinence. 

Eliminate paid solicitation on the one hand 
and set an example by personal abstinence on 
the other and the Christian will have made a 
genuine contribution to the society of which we 
are a part. 

—L. N. B. 

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Lecture Week at Columbia 

During the ten days from November 3rd 
through the 11th, Columbia Theological Sem- 
inary has been privileged to have four able 
ministers of the Word lecturing and preaching 
to the Campus family. Rev. Professor Robert 
Boyd of the Assembly’s Training School in 
Richmond, the alumni lecturer, opened to us 
the meaning of First Corinthians. Dr. D. P. 
McGeachey of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Clearwater, Florida preached Bible messages that 
would have pleased the NT professor of his 
alma mater as set forth by Dr. Donald G. Miller 
in The Way to Biblical Preaching. Professor 
Markus Barth of Chicago delved deeply into 
the linguistic and historical backgrounds to 
expound the message of the Sermon on the 
Mount and show us its implications for Chris- 
tian Preaching. The two lecturers spoke di- 
rectly from the Greek NT and more copies 
of Nestle’s text were in evidence than I have 
ever seen in our Chapel exercises. Then on 
Monday and Tuesday Principal John Marsh of 
Manchester College, Oxford, brought us two 
messages, one showing the integration of Mark 
into the Old Testament preparation and the 
other John’s account of the raising of Lazarus. 
With such a variety of speakers there were, of 
course, detailed differences. But two things 
stood out. Every message was truly biblical. 
Judging by their messages these men agree that 
there is nothing so important as the exposition 
of the Holy Scriptures. And the second thing 
is that everyone of them manifested and ex- 
alted Christ and His work for us. According 
to Principal Marsh, He is God Who came to 
fulfill His promises and intervene to deliver 
His people and bring them into the Kingdom. 
The Son of God became the Son of Mary for 
us and our salvation—to the glory of God the 

—W. C. R. 


This word, “kept’’, seems to be the key-word 
to the Epistle of Jude. 

Even animals like to keep things: the dog 
buries his bone, the squirrel his nuts: the 
ants, their winter goods. Men like to keep 
things, sometimes worthless things, and some- 
times valuable collections of stamps, or rare 
books, or paintings. 

God likes to keep things. He stored the 
earth with gold and silver and iron and oil, 
and we are using these today. 

But God is concerned especially with keep- 
ing men. He wants them for His possession— 
a peculiar people. He began His collection 
right after the Fall of man, and He has been 


collecting ever since. He gives us the names 
of some of them in Hebrews 11. His Old Testa. 
ment and New Testament saints and all the 
others since that time make a fine collection. 
He calls them His “Jewels” in Malachi 3:17. 

In Jude we are told about His Keeping. We 
might divide it into three parts: 

I. Kept “in” and “for’ Jesus Christ (The 
Greek preposition can be translated either way, 
and both are true) 

These saints are in Christ. They are united 
to Him by faith. He dwells in their hearts. We 
are kept in His faith and love and power. We 
are “Safe in the arms of Jesus”, not only when 
we die, but while we are alive. 

They are kept “for” Him. The church is His 
bride. They will be presented faultless before 
the throne. He is proud of His saints, His In- 
heritance in the saints. 

II. Kept From Evil Men and Enemies. The 
larger part of the book is telling us this. The 
world is full of ungodly men, unbelievers, filthy 
dreamers. They are “spots in our love-feasts”’, 
clouds without water, fruitless trees, dried and 
plucked up, raging waves of the sea, wandering 
stars. ‘They are boasters and mockers. Judg- 
ment is coming upon them. 

How can we be kept? 

III. Kept by the Power of God. 

He is able to keep our enemies from destroy- 
ing us. 

He is able to keep us from being seduced. 

He is able to keep us from discouragement, 
from giving up the fight. 

“I know Whom I have believed and am per- 
suaded that He is able to keep that which | 
have committed unto Him.” We have a part in 
this “keeping”: Keep building, keep praying, 
keep loving, keep working. 

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John Calvin, Man of Peace 

John Calvin was presented as a man of peace 
in a light we have seldom seen in Dr. W. C. 
Robinson’s fine article in the Journal Sept. 17, 
1958. (The message delivered by Dr. Robinson 
at the Journal’s August conference). This ar- 
ticle should be required reading for Presby- 
terians to understand one fact of the reformer’s 
true character. It answers Calvin’s critics in a 
dignified manner. Few articles the Journal has 
printed in the past several years can compare 
with Dr. Robinson’s masterful presentation of 
a subject so vital to us all. 

John Calvin, the man of peace, has been 
neglected, overlooked, ignored. Peace is a word 


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we find more than 300 times in the Bible and 
Calvin desired peace. He vainly sought ways to 
bring together leaders of the Reformation in a 
spirit of peace, love, good will and understand- 
ing. He would not compromise his principles 
but recognized the good in other Protestant 
movements. One of the cornerstones of the 
Presbyterian Church is this tolerant viewpoint. 
We do not fight our brethren over non-essen- 

While Calvin taught discipline based on the 
Bible, he accepted other baptisms and tolerated 
other modes of the Last Supper. He corre- 
sponded with and praised other reformers who 
did not see eye-to-eye with him, disagreeing 
with them on some details. 

He saw the divisions in Protestantism, suf- 
fered from attacks and criticisms and still 
preached tolerance. He wished he could bring 
Protestants together in closer harmony on “cer- 
tain rules of doctrine” based on Scripture. For 
this cause he wrote Archbishop Cranmer, he 
would not object to crossing ten seas. 

Dr. Robinson revealed the great reformer’s 
love of peace in quoting him as saying, upon 
his return to Geneva from exile: “I value the 
public peace and concord so highly that I lay 
restraint upon myself.” No revenge could be 
found in his heart. He returned in a spirit of 
peace, not as a trouble-maker or tyrant. He 
had power to punish his enemies with the ap- 
proval of his supporters. He abstained. 

Surely this is positive evidence that John 
Calvin, the man of principle, likewise qualifies 
as the man of peace. Many Presbyterians do 
not know this, a few are prone to forget it. 

Ralph Brewer 

Tragic Tragedy 

To think oneself saved when not “born 
again”. Many are in this state, who having 
been reared in a Christian home or received 
into the church at an early age without a real 
understanding of the confession of sin nor a 
conscious acceptance of Jesus Christ as their 
Lord and Saviour. 

I have been a member of sessions where this 
has been the case. Communicant classes, espe- 
cially of children, bear this criticism, since 
John may unite with the church because Bill 
or Jane are doing so. This danger may be 
avoided if the final examination is made in the 
presence of one or two at a time, making the 
matter serious and truly personal. I have seen 
large classes of young people smiling and 
whispering, who could not possibly be con- 
sidered as earnestly and intelligently compre- 
hending the depths of the matter, to the extent 
of which they may be capable. 

NOVEMBER 26. 1958_- 

Some ministers and sessions do not seem to 
be aware of the vast difference between a 
cursory discussion with an inquirer and a soul 
searching examination. There are persons who 
have no testimony, not even able to say “Praise 
the Lord”, in the presence of others, probably 
because they never experienced the new birth. 
But to make this confession after a lifetime of 
respectability in the church, is cataclysmic and 
many will not bring themselves to this humilia- 
tion notwithstanding that the Saviour Himself 
said “Ye must be born again”. 

—L. Newell Turner 


The Devil is not trying to make men bad 
but rather to make them good—outside of 

The Devil has joined the Church. 

There are two sides to every question—the 
right side and the wrong side. The Devil would 
have us believe there are two “right” sides. 

God never intended for His children to have 
happiness apart from Him. 

Honesty is not only the best “policy”, it is 
the best “principle”. 

There is no foundation for “Ethics” apart 
from Christ. 

Meekness is not weakness, it is controlled 

If you aren’t wounded then you haven’t 
fought. Scars are worth more to a Christian 
than medals. 

Hatred is Love turned wrong side out and 
hatred is closer to Love than indifference. Paul’s 
conversion proves this. 

There is no trouble with the world today 
that Christianity wouldn’t cure. 

You cannot visit God (on Sunday, for in- 
stance) you must “abide” with Him. 

You can only breathe out what you breathe in. 

The ocean is rough on top but calm under- 
neath—So with the Christian life—Get into 
the secret places. 

Browning wrote—‘God’s in His Heaven and 
all’s right with the world”. That is better 
poetry than theology for God is in His Heaven 
alright but all’s wrong with the world for as 
Peter walking on the waves began to sink 
when he took his eyes off Christ—so it is with 
the world today. 

—R. LeC. 


ba etary mece 

Dear Dr. Bell: 

I am no Bible scholar. In fact I am no scholar 
of any sort, but I am one with convictions. Until 
the last year or so my convictions were so strong 
that I looked down on the convictions of others. 
Since then, however, I have become more lenient. 
Although at times I must constrain myself. 

Your editorial ‘Philosophical Presuppositions” 
is one of the reasons for my letter. At times I 
feel that I am too practical and use too much 
reasoning. But I do agree with the Presbyterian 
doctrine that God gave to us a conscience and the 
ability to reason in addition to the Holy Bible. 
(I hope I’m not mistaken about this.) 

In recent years the advertisements of many 
companies give us “proof” that their product is 
best, when actually they give no proof at all. They 
use double talk instead of reasoning. Many 
writers use the same methods to prove their con- 
victions. We may all be guilty of doing this 
to a certain extent. 

To give you an example: In the same edition 
as the above mentioned editorial there is a reveal- 
ing article by Rev. Richard W. Gray, on The 
Christian Faith and Life Sunday School Lessons. 
He says, “If Adam did not really live and disobey, 
the analogy topples and with it the salvation 
Christ was born to consummate.” I believe that 
Adam did exist, but if I should find proof that 
he did not, then the faith I have in salvation 
through Christ would not change. 

Some of my beliefs seem peculiar to my wife 
and to others. I would like to list some of them 
and if you should find time, I would appreciate 
your comments: 

1. I believe that some may enter the Kingdom 
of Heaven without knowing that they are saved. 
I read in a tract the other day, “The most im- 
portant thing in the world to you is to know that 
you are saved.”’ The most important thing in the 
world to me would be to know that my two sons 
are saved. 

2. I believe that God has an overall plan for 
life and death, but He does not predetermine a 
date for a person to die except in some few cases. 

3. I believe that a hurricane is a peculiar cir- 
cumstance of nature and not “brought on” by 
God. Just before one hurricane a few years ago 
the church members were invited to attend one 
of the churches here at Carolina Beach. Their 
mission was to pray that God would spare Car- 
olina Beach. I feel that this was not necessary. 

4. I believe that Heaven is a “state’’ and not 
necessarily a geographical location—Something be- 
yond our understanding. And that hell may be 
permanent death. 

5. I believe that you can not give a sufficient 
answer to such questions by citing one verse from 
the Holy Bible. 

6. I believe that your beliefs about such things 
as I have listed are not important to your salva- 

I’d like to ask your opinion on many things but 
I realize your time is valuable. 


I enjoy reading The Southern Presbyterian Jour. 
nal. I do not agree with everything “it” says, but 
I admire anyone who speaks for what they think 
is right. 

(Name withheld) 

My dear: — 

Your letter of the 7th received and read with a 
great deal of interest. 

First of all let me say that I doubt whether 
Christian truth is ever furthered by arguments 
alone. There are many truths which lend them- 
selves to effective argumentation but it is only 
the Holy Spirit who enables the unregenerate mind 
to yield and to believe. 

It is true that our salvation through faith in 
Christ is not predicated on the existence of Adam. 
But the records we have in both the Old and New 
Testament state that he did exist and if we elim- 
inate them (by human reasoning, as is being 
done), then others can eliminate other truths— 
and they do. 

With reference to the specific points which you 

1. I agree with you that men may be saved 
without that assurance in their hearts. But the 
Bible plainly teaches that we can know that we 
are redeemed and such assurance not only brings 
us comfort but also greatly increases the effective- 
ness of our witness for our Saviour. 

2. God may not predetermine the date for a 
person to die but he knows from all eternity when 
that event will take place. Just remember, He is 
omnipotent and omnipotence means that He sees 
all of the past, all of the present, and all of the 
future at exactly the same time. Furthermore, he 
knows the hairs of your head and notes the spar- 
row’s fall. 

3. A hurricane is the product of nature but God 
did not create this world and then leave it. All 
must fall within His permissive will. Furthermore, 
it is not for us to question the acts of the 
sovereign God. The creature is not to question 
the Creator but some day we will see all of time 
and eternity in their true perspective and then we 
will understand much which now is an enigma. In 
all of our prayers, including prayer to be spared 
the devastation of a hurricane, “Thy will be done” 
must be the basis of our petitions. 

4. The Bible does not say that Heaven is a 
“geographical location” in relation to this world. 
But is truly a place so wonderful that the most 
magnificent terms of language are used to describe 
it—“gold”’, “crystal”, “pearls”, etc. etc. It is a 
place in which our Lord is now preparing abodes 
for those who are His own. We just know now 
that “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither 
have entered into the heart of man, the things 
which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 
(I Cor. 2:9) 

I cannot agree with you that Hell “‘may be per- 
manent death”. The Bible plainly teaches that it 
is a place of awful separation from God in which 
the soul is conscious. Christ did not die on the 
cross to save us from annihilation, but from the 
awful reality of a place He called “Hell”. The 
wrath and judgment of God do not stem from a 
vengeful spirit but from a holiness, purity, righ- 
teousness and justice we cannot understand. The 
wonderful thing is that He has made full and com- 
plete provision for us to become righteous in His 
sight, through faith in the person and work of 
His Son. 


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5. Whether one can arrive at satisfactory an- 
swers to your questions from the Bible is a matter 
of opinion. In my own case, I am willing to accept 
the clear teachings of the Bible and where I can- 
not understand them I have the assurance in my 
heart that some day they will all be just as clear 
as crystal. 

6. I agree with you that these questions have 
nothing to do with one’s salvation for we are 
saved through faith in Jesus Christ and that which 
He has done for us on the Cross and in no other 

Finally, I am reminded of a remark one of my 
daughters made: “My mind is made up, do not 
confuse me with facts’. So far as the Bible is 
concerned I have decided to accept its complete 
trustworthiness and authority. I believe that some 
day, when all of the facts are known, the Bible 
will be found to fit in perfectly with those facts. 

With cordial best wishes, I am, 
Sincerely yours, 


Jackson, Mississippi, Nov. 4, 1958 
Dear Dr. Dendy: 

Just finished the heart-warming tribute to 
“Chuckey” (“The Witness of a Young Life’’— 
S. P. J. Oct. 29, 1958), by his grandfather, R. W. 
C., who survives him. It is a touching memorial 
piece in the best tradition of the old Calvinists. 
My reaction is that we’d all be better off if 
Christian parents would regard their children as 
something other than pieces of furniture in the 
months before they start talking. 

Henry M. Hope, Jr. Pastor. 


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The Charlotte Crusade: An Evaluation 

By James E. Forgartie, Pastor 
Myers Park Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Editor's Note: 

This is the first of two articles by Dr. Fogartie. 
The second will appear next week on One In- 
dividual Church. 

Standing on the high hill overlooking the 
multi-million dollar Charlotte Coliseum, any 
spectator witnessed an amazing sight on the 
afternoon of September 21. There were auto- 
mobiles, hundreds of them of every make and 
model. Busses of every description sought for a 
place to unload their passengers. And there 
were people—thousands of them from near and 
far—young and old, rich and poor, black and 
white, moving as rapidly as possible in the press 
of the crowd toward the several entrances of the 
Coliseum. An orderly crowd this, cooperating 
as best they could with the traffic officers who 
sought to keep order from becoming chaos. 

The amazement at the sight came not so 
much from the heavy traffic of automobiles, 
busses, and people. Since its erection several 

NOVEMBER 26, 1958 

years ago, the Coliseum and Auditorium ad- 
jacent had witnessed many crowds—sedate de- 
votees of theater, symphony, and opera; ardent 
advocates of rock-n-roll; enthusiastic spectators 
of sports events ranging from basketball to ice 
hockey; and countless more. No, the amazement 
came not from the press of the throng; but 
from the fact that these people were going to 
hear the proclamation of the Gospel. 

The long-planned and anticipated Billy Gra- 
ham Crusade was beginning on this rainy Sun- 
day afternoon. From the first notes of the 
familiar opening hymn, “Blessed Assurance”, to 
the last chords of the final benediction response, 
“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, this 
scene was repeated daily through the five weeks 
of the Crusade. 

Long-time residents of the area assert that 
nothing like this has ever taken place here be- 
fore, in their memory. Records were made only 
to be broken, until record-making became the 



order of the day. Seats were in as great demand 
as at any Broadway hit or World’s Series, and 
cost nothing! Delegations journeyed as far as 
loyal alumni to see the favorite team perform, 
and with a greater devotion. Team members 
were in the celebrities of the city, their names 
household conversation; yet they sought no 
cheering throngs for themselves. Reporters, 
photographers, radio and television men were 
constantly at hand, covering every angle, work- 
ing day and night. As one prominent business- 
man put it, “The subject of conversation down- 
town is not the World’s Series or the weekend 
football games—it’s religion!” 

What was behind all this in Charlotte? Was 
it merely the culmination of a well-planned and 
thoroughly organized campaign of promotion? 
Was curiosity the stimulus that brought thou- 
sands of people to the Coliseum nightly for a 
Crusade, scheduled for four weeks, but extended 
an additional week? Did the prestige of the 
members of the Billy Graham Team bring all 
this to pass? That the Charlotte Crusade was 
planned and organized carefully was obvious 
even to the disinterested onlooker. That curios- 
ity brought people to the Coliseum is true, but 
it does not explain the tremendous crowds 
nightly. The world-wide fame of Billy Graham 
and his team is acknowledged, but other men of 
renown have come to this thriving metropolis. 
No, organization, curiosity, and prestige can 
never explain the Charlotte Crusade. 

To say that this evangelistic undertaking was 
a “success” is to miss the mark. Of course, 
judged by the usual standards, the Crusade was 
a success, and it has so been acclaimed. Better 
than 450,000 people attended the meetings. More 
than 17,500 inquirers came forward in response 
to the invitation for decision for Christ. The 
budget of approximately $200,000 was met, and 
an offering was received on the final night for 
the forthcoming Crusades in Australia. Pub- 
licity was excellent, and news coverage was wide. 
Hundreds of people were enlisted to work in 
this effort. Yet all these things do not bring 
about a fundamental understanding of the Cru- 
sade, valuable though they be. 

To grasp the impact of the Crusade, one must 
speak of prayer. Never has the writer witnessed 
and experienced the power of prayer as in this 
spiritual adventure. Singly and in groups, 
Christian folk from every walk of life prayed. 
Three thousand prayer groups of women met in 
homes across the city during each week to pray 
for the blessing of God’s Holy Spirit upon the 
proclamation of the Word. 

In business and industry, people voluntarily 
came to work early to engage in prayer for the 
Crusade. Said an executive of a large depart- 
ment store, “We have been amazed at the wil- 
lingness of our personnel to come to our twice-a- 


week services. Heretofore when we had a busi- 
ness meeting prior to opening time, we have 
experienced difficulty in getting our people to 
come; but they are anxious to be present for 
these meetings. We plan to continue them on a 
once-a-week basis after the Crusade.” 

Groups met in churches to pray for the Coli- 
seum meetings and for particular individuals 
who were their concern. A prayer-time program 
over a radio station attracted countless listeners. 
A hospital patient told her minister, “I haven't 
been to the Coliseum, and I do not believe I will 
be able to go; but I can pray for the Crusade 
from my hospital bed.” 

Indeed, the injunction of Paul to the Thes- 
salonians was heeded by the Christian people of 
Charlotte, “Pray without ceasing.” (Thessa- 
lonians 5:17) One local minister commented, 
“Were the people of my congregation to pray 
for the ministry of our church in this way, there 
is no end to what we could accomplish for 

With prayer there was work—hard work. 
Months before the Crusade actually opened, the 
work began. Committees were organized and 
Churches were enlisted. Every possible detail 
was handled by some team member or local 
group. Nothing was too insignificant to be con- 
sidered. Ground work was carefully laid, to be 
followed through during the Crusade. 

There are two noteworthy qualities char- 
acterizing the work. One is the cheerfulness 
with which it was done. This was a joyous ad- 
venture for Christ, and that truth was seen on 
the faces and heard in the voices of those who 
participated. It accentuated the fact that 
Christianity is fun! The other quality was that 
denomination was no barrier. Men and women 
engaged in a common enterprise for the King- 
dom without pausing to inquire as to denomina- 
tional affiliation. This was true even of min- 
isters who labored and prayed together to the 
glory of their Lord without first inquiring as 
to denominational tag. The Crusade enabled 
Christians to discover one another in a wonder- 
ful, joyous way, to place an inquirer’s relation- 
ship to Jesus Christ before his particular com- 

The Crusade cannot be understood apart from 
the utter consecration of Billy Graham and his 
colleagues to Christ. Here is the epitome of 
teamwork, as these faithful men and women 
labor under the marching orders of the King. 
This is true of them all, from the better known 
members to those whose names are scarcely ever 
seen in print. They came into Charlotte to 
love her and to give their uttermost that the 
Queen City might be Christ’s city. For Billy Gra- 
ham himself and several of his associates, this 
was a homecoming; for it is well known that 
the renowned evangelist is a native son. Yet 


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this fact served to drive him to his knees the 
more, that in whatever he did, Christ should 
have the preeminence. Team members whose 
homes are afar became friends with whom any- 
one could soon speak on intimate terms of mat- 
ters of spiritual concern. The contrast with 
many celebrities is at once obvious. 

Charlotteans soon learned that the Billy Gra- 
ham Team is composed of folk who enjoy life 
to the fullest, who are concerned for every 
man’s life, who feel the ache of separation from 
their families, who can “rejoice with them that 
do rejoice and weep with them that weep.” 
Each one knows his job and does it well. Each 
is ready for any eventuality, and willingly steps 
in to do another’s task. They depend upon 
each other, and they depend upon God. Their 
theme could well be, “If God be for us, who 
can be against us?” (Romans 8:31b) 

To see the Crusade completely, it is necessary 
to recognize the sacrificial labors of countless 
men and women who comprised the corps of 
local citizenry enlisted for the endeavor. To 
list each committee and each responsibility 
would be a herculean task. Some served on 
committees. Others sang in the choir, ushered, 
or counselled. Many performed works which 
never came to public notice. Like a mighty 
army they were, devoted Christian folk, willing- 
ly giving of themselves that others would come 
to Christ. Yet they too received. Many the 
counselor, usher, choir member who will affirm 
that he engaged in this effort as a Christian; 
yet he came away with a new perspective and a 
new dimension of the Christian life. Indeed, 
they gave their lives and found them over. 

The Charlotte Crusade cannot be understood 
apart from the hunger and thirst in thousands 
of lives for Jesus Christ. On the surface, Char- 
lotte did not need a Crusade. Here is a city 
with hundreds of strong, vital Churches, known 
as a Church-going city. But Charlotte did need 
a Crusade, for there were countless individuals 
who had never really come to terms with Christ, 
who had never actually been confronted by this 
reality. Theirs was a peripheral relationship to 
the Church, taken for granted as the socially 
acceptable procedure for an upright citizen. 

This truth was made evident in the many 
“after-meetings”, held in homes across the city. 
There, after the Coliseum service, a group would 
gather for light refreshments and fellowship. 
Far more important, however, was the “talk” 
by a team member. These talks were not just a 
recounting of interesting adventures and hu- 
morous experiences. They brought individuals, 
often overflowing a house, to a frank appraisal 
of their own life, to their deep and inmost 
spiritual needs, to the claims of Jesus Christ, 
and to a commitment. Such gatherings began 
slowly, many coming with a bit of curiosity to 
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was. They spread like a prairie-fire. Houses 
could hardly contain the eager folk, many of 
them social leaders and rising business execu- 
tives. Requests multiplied and other team mem- 
bers were pressed into service for the gatherings 
which often lasted until after midnight. 

Socialites carried Bibles unashamedly and they 
and their husbands discovered, many for the 
first time, that a party could be had with coffee 
and soft drinks. 

What did such meetings reveal? That many 
people, with every privilege imaginable, and 
with all that money could buy, were earnestly 
searching for something in which they could 
have life, on Someone in whom they could 
trust. They had the Bible, but they did not 
know it. They knew about Christ, but they 
did not know Him. 

Many of those couples have begun life anew. 
What the future will hold for them cannot 
now be told; but they have begun! Upon ma- 
ture Christians in the Church rests the respon- 
sibility of leading those “babes in Christ” to a 
fuller knowledge of the Gospel. And theirs is 
the confidence that “he which hath begun a 
good work in you will perform it until the day 
of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) 

Countless words have been written about 
Billy Graham and his team and about the 
work they have accomplished for Christ around 
the world. What lies behind them to bring 
about these phenomenal events? When all has 
been said, surely it is this: ““There was a man 
sent from God...” (John 1:6) Henry Varley 
once said: “The world has yet to see what God 
can do with and for and through and in a man 
who is fully and wholly consecrated to him.” 
In Billy Graham, the world has that man. 

Some will inquire, “Were there no critics in 
Charlotte?” Indeed there were. There always 
are. Many of them came to criticize and re- 
mained to pray. Others went away critical. Yet 
what is important is not the criticism, but the 
truth that in His wondrous, mystical way, the 
Holy Spirit brooded over this city of the pied- 
mont, and the lives of countless folk were trans- 
formed and they became new creatures. 

Charlotte will never forget the Billy Graham 
Crusade of 1958. Charlotte will never be quite 
the same city, for God has visited this place 
through His servant, Billy Graham. In the 
words of the Psalmist, “This is the Lord’s 
doing; it is marvelous...” (Psalm 118:23) 


A Search For Reality 

By R. Wilbur Cousar, Pastor 
Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Recently there came into our hands a small 
volume with the intriguing title, “Captivated 
By Christ”. The writer makes no claims to have 
attained a new, or higher state in grace,—any 
“second blessing’, or, “Beulah land”, experi- 
ence. Humbly, he presents, rather, an added 
emphasis upon two old ideas, maybe neglected 
by many, if not all of us. He pleads with vivid 
directness, first of all for a more realistic con- 
fession of sin on the part of Christians, and, 
secondly, for a vital acceptance of the promises 

of forgiveness grace and power from our Lord, 
here and now. 

Confession First 

“Man’s sinfulness”’, says the writer, “In not 
honoring God as God, persists in those who are 
devoutly religious. Here it often takes the form 
of assuming some credit for what seems to be a 
superior devotion”. The cross always points up, 
so to speak, and becomes the focal point for 
both sin and salvation. He says, “As Paul 
walked with Jesus he became increasingly sen- 
sitive to the call of God upon his life, and in- 
creasingly sensitive both to rightecusness and to 
sin. Christian victory does not lift us to a place 
where we are no longer conscious of sin. Each 
one of us is conscious of mixed motives, even 
in our highest efforts; of good that we leave 
undone, and of evil which we should not be do- 
ing. That is true of those who seem to me the 
most victorious Christians”. 

Facing Up to Sin 

We dare to submit that an honest facing of 
our short-comings and sins may be the first step 
towards an awakening in ourselves and in the 
Body of Christ. The writer indicts the church 
with these words, “No greater handicap faces 
the church of today than its appearance of 
superficiality. The non-believing world which 
lives right at the doors of the church sees the 
failings that Christians often fear to face. There 
is little in this unrealistic picture to attract the 
world to Christ——When Christians begin re- 
penting, it causes them to lose some of their 
stiffness and stuffiness, and the world sees that 
Christianity has reality.—Jesus Christ and Him 
crucified, constantly in the center of our Christ- 
ian experience will bring this to pass”. Let 
pastors, Sunday School teachers, Elders, Dea- 
cons, plus the rank and file of God’s people be 
honest in admitting they have failed their God 
in specific ways as well as in the whole tenor of 
their lives. How often all of us have substituted 

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our little miserable idols of selfishness, laziness 
and pride in place of the loving, living Lord. 

Paradox of Life 

Our very natures being warped and twisted 
are constantly inclined towards evil. There is 
a paradox and a conflict ever with us, even in 
our very best moments. So says the author. 

Dr. Hubert H. Farmer a no‘ed British 
scholar has so aptly described what we are like, 
when he says “But it does mean that everything 
in human life is affected by the fundamental 
wrong relationship to God”. In one breath Paul 
groans, “O wretched man that I am. Who shall 
deliver me?” In the very next sentence he 
comes up with the answer, “I thank God through 
Jesus Christ our Lord”. Again in Philippians 
he disclaims that he has “attained”,—‘not as 
though I had already attained, either were al- 
ready perfect: but,—I follow after,—reaching 
forth—I press toward”. Failure, inadequacy and 
conflict go side by side in the fierce battle for 
true holiness, absolute Christ-likeness and 
abundant service. 

How the Good News Works 

This leads us to the second point,—the gospel 
is really GOOD NEWS for the saint as well as 
for the sinner. God loves us all supremely just 
as we are. We may claim His forgiveness, His 
Fatherly care, His peace, His power, RIGHT 
NOW. We do not have to wait ten years, until 
we have done a better job of praving, reading 
our Bibles, attending church, or otherwise bear- 
ing our witness for Him. God forgives and ac- 
cepts the sinner immediately when he comes 
with humility, repentance and faith. The 
father beautifully clothed, honored and fed the 
prodigal son, IMMEDIATELY, upon his re- 
turn from the far country. He showered His 
love upon him without waiting for some later 
evidence of obedience, contrition and humility. 

Thus it is with all of us who are Christians. 

Response to an Imperfect Faith 

Our Lord resp« nded immediately to the (halt- 
ing) faith of the si. in at the foot of the moun- 
tain of transfic:uation. He earnestly pled for 
the healing of his son possessed with a dumb 
spirit. Jesus said to this man, “If thou canst 
believe, all things are possible to him that hb: 
lieveth”. The man’s reply was a limping hic 
ing one, to say the least. It did not come up to 



the reasonable standard which our Lord set 
for him. All this poor fellow could say with 
tears streaming down his cheeks was, “Lord I 
believe; help thou mine unbelief.” He accepts 
the wee-faith which we possess. 

Response to an Imperfect Devotion 

How halting are all of our approaches to God! 
Our Confessions, our praise, our meditations 
and all fitfully and woefully inadequate at 
best, if we are honest with ourselves. The 
chances are, that in so much of our worship 
which is often hollow and meaningless we have 
sinned worse than David himself. At least it is 
entirely possible, Yet David after his great con- 
fession, looked forward, immediately to a new 
life. Listen to a few of his words, “Create in me 
a clean heart—Restore unto me the joy of Thy 
salvation—Then will I teach transgressors Thy 
way and sinners shall be converted unto Thee”. 
Yes, God will take us as we are so the writer 
declared. Poor children, we have made our 
feeble confessions and have offered our imper- 
fect worship, yet God will hear from heaven and 
will bless abundantly our small lives. Confess 
now, and then expect His abundant grace and 
His illimitable power in your life now. Now 
this author has helped in search for reality. 

One Hundred Years 
of Misconception 

Science, education and theology may well assess 
upon the hundredth anniversary of the publication 
of “The Origin of the Species” and how it has 
changed the world. Even though we point out 
that Darwin himself did not carry his theories 
to the lengths it has gone, this will not mitigate 
the fact of how this theory has changed our world. 
We must observe how a small mistake arising out 
of a doubt of God’s Word can grow and grow 
until it changes our view of man and all things. 

God speaking in the forty-eighth Chapter of 
Isaiah says of His power as exhibited in creation 
and providence, for both are spoken of in this 
chapter: “I did them suddenly and they came 
to pass” (vs. 3b). We note how He said as 
reported in Genesis: “Let there be light, and there 
was light.” Yea, verily He did them suddenly, 
and they did come to pass. Not over aeons and 
long periods as men try to dream and this at the 
very time when man contradictorily talks about the 
relativity of time! 

Science has so far come to disbelieve in Dar- 
winian explanations that the “laws” of evolution 
are nowhere held today. We are told that they 
have conflict within themselves and it is_ illus- 
trated that gradual development conflicts with 
survival of the fittest and that, therefore, great 
evolutionary changes must have happened “by 
chance”. “Sports appear.” This means that science 
has virtually abandoned the basis laid down by Dar- 

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The effect of Darwinianism in education has been 
two-fold. First it has led to ridicule of the story 
of Creation in the Bible as true. Secondly, it has 
led to the concept of the relativity of truth. If 
what is true today becomes false tomorrow, as we 
evolve, then education has no fixed and certain 
truths to give to children, and if this is so there 
is no real need to teach children anything in par- 
ticular. This leads to taking away the motive 
for and zeal for teaching and makes both its aims 
and methods extremely uncertain and without effect. 

In theology, the effect of Darwin’s teaching has 
been, under the influence of German rationalism 
and the later irrationalism of the Neo-Orthodox, 
to make the Bible simply the record of the Jewish 
evolution by trial and accidental success of their 
concepts of what God must be like if there is a 
God. To accomplish this the Bible could not be 
taken as it is, but had to be reworked to get rid 
of statements which conflict with these pre-conceived 
Darwinian assumptions. False higher criticism was 
used to allege that (despite all the evidence to the 
contrary) the Bible has been reworked again and 
again and the books all mixed up so that some 
things found in Genesis were not written by Moses 
and some things Jesus is alleged to have said really 
were not said by Him. (His teaching of Hell 
and eternal suffering, for instance.) The ultimate 
effect of this is to cause the Bible to teach only 
what man wants it to teach and thus its com- 
mands and its grace are lost and it becomes only 
one religious book among many. With its loss, 
however, goes man’s only hope for truth which 
must come as a revelation from God if he is to 
have it. For if there be no such revelation given us 
by the maker of the Heaven and the earth, then 
man is left to his idle dreams which cannot be 
accorded any possibility of being accurate, especially 
so, when one man’s dream contradicts another’s. 

The widespread popularity of this scientifically 
discredited, educationally confusing and theologically 
destructive theory condemns man to hopelessness 
and vanity. Compare this with the brightness of 
a certain and God-given way of life and the 
revelation in the Bible which comes to us from our 
Almighty Creator who has sent us the opportunity 
for Grace and Redemption in His only begotten 

R.K.R. in Episcopal Recorder 

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Jesus Shares Hi 1S Ministry 

Background Scripture: Mark 6:6b-13; 30-34. 
Devotional Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8. 

As a usual thing God uses men to carry His messages. 

Sometimes He uses angels. in the three 

“Special Delivery” messages, the birth of Christ, the resurrection of Christ, and the message at His 
Ascension to heaven, of His coming again, angels were used, and angels appeared to Abraham and 
other Old Testament characters. But as a rule God selects certain men to take His message to their 


In our Devotional we have the call of one of 
the greatest of His messengers, the prophet 
Isaiah. In the year that King Uzziah died I saw 
also the Lord sitting upon a throne. . . Then 
said I, Woe is me! for I am undone .. . for 
mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts. 
One of the seraphim came with the live coal 
from off the altar and laid it upon his mouth, 
and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and 
thine iniquity is taken away and thy sin purged. 
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 
Whom shall I send, and who will go for me? 
Then said I, Here am I, send me. 

God warned Isaiah that the people as a 
whole would be cold and indifferent and un- 
responsive; that the hearts of the people would 
be fat, their ears heavy their eyes shut. But 
He also told him that some—a tenth—would 
listen and heed his message. 

Taking the message of God to the men of 
this world is often very discouraging business; 
sometimes it is dangerous business, as it was 
for many of these Old Testament prophets, 
and later, for the apostles and preachers of 
the early church. They had to endure much 
persecution and many of them were slain. 

We study today about the sending out of 
the Twelve by Jesus. He also sent out other 
seventy also (Luke 10). Up to this time He 
had carried all the burden of His ministry, in- 
cluding the training of the disciples. It was 
time for them to share His ministry, both for 
His sake and their own. They did not realize 
it, but it would not be long until they would 
have to take up this work alone, as far as the 
bodily presence of Jesus was concerned. They 
were completely overwhelmed and discouraged 
when that time came, even though they had 
been sent out on this mission while He was 

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with them. Jesus sent them on this mission as 
a part of their training. It looks as though 
they forgot all about it when He did leave 
them, and Peter could only say in discourage- 
ment, “I go a fishing’, and the others say, We 
also go with thee (see John 21:3). Had they 
forgotten that Jesus said, I will make you fishers 
of men? Had they forgotten that He sent them 
out two by two while still with them. 

The lesson naturally divides itself into two 
parts: The Disciples sent forth, 6-13, and The 
Disciples return, 30-34. 

I. The Disciples Sent Forth: Mark 6:6b-13. 

Sent them forth two by two. See how wise 
and practical Jesus is. It is a great help to 
have a companion with you when doing any 
sort of work. It is lonesome working alone. 
Then one person differs from another; what 
one lacks the other may possess. 

He gave them power (authority). They were 
going with the authority of Jesus Himself, and 
that meant the authority of God. They were 
His messengers and went in His name. Jesus 
had His power because He is the Son of God. 
They were given this power. This is very im- 
portant to remember and the disciples were 
careful to always tell people this. When Peter 
healed the lame man at the Beautiful Gate of 
the temple he said to the wondering crowd, 
Ye men of Israel, why marvel at this? or why 
look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our 
own power or holiness we had made this man 
to walk? . . . and his name (Jesus) through 
faith in his name hath made this man strong, 
whom ye see and know. 

This power, or authority, was exercised in 
three ways: (1) over unclean spirits. They 
were to go against a subtle and powerful enemy 





who employed these unclean spirits to hinder 
in every possible way the work of Christ. No 
power of man could withstand these evil spirits. 
It was only by the authority of Jesus, Who had 
conquered Satan, that this could be done. (2) 
Over diseases of various kinds. This, too, could 
only be done through His authority. (3) To 
preach the Kingdom of God and that men 
should repent, the same message which John 
and Jesus preached. Their work, then, was 
similar to His: preaching, healing, casting out 
evil spirits. 

They were to take nothing for their journey, 
save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money 
in their purse. The laborer is worthy of his 
hire. They were laborers for God. They were 
ministering to the people, healing and preach- 
ing. It was only right that the ones to whom 
they ministered should take them in and furnish 
food and shelter. It was a duty and those re- 
fusing to receive them would be punished. And 
they went out, and preached that men should 
repent, and they cast out many devils, and 
anointed with oil many that were sick, and 
healed them. 

There are two necessary parts in preparation 
for work in the kingdom; in our work for 
Christ. The first is to be with Him, to know 
Him. These disciples had been with Him, in 
the best school ever known. They had wit- 
nessed His wonderful works, listened to His 
matchless words and seen His holy life. They 
knew Him intimately. Oh that this might be 
true of us! The motto of one of our Bible 
Schools is, ““To know Him and to make Him 
known”. These disciples had the privilege of 
knowing Him. We sometimes feel that if we 
could have been with Him in the days when 
He was on earth, this would have satisfied us. 
Let us, through prayer and meditation become 
acquainted with our Lord. I knew one man 
who seemed to just live in constant touch with 
his Saviour. He was in our home, spoke in our 
churches, and was such a blessing. I am sure 
that the first great need of the ministry is to 
know Him Whom we are to represent. “Lord, 
make Thyself to me, a living, bright reality; 
more present to our vision keen than any 
earthly object seen; more dear, more intimately 
nigh than e’en the sweetest earthly tie” 

The second part is to be given the authority, 
or power, which we need as we go out to min- 
ister in His name. He has promised power 
when the Holy Spirit comes upon us. This 
power, which is ability as well as authority, 
makes us good witnesses for Him. If we go 
forth clothed with this double power then we 
can expect results from our work. The disciples 
did have some success, as we shall see, and re- 
joiced in it, but they had far greater success 
after the Holy Spirit came upon them at Pente- 
cost. It was only after the Death and Resurrec- 

NOVEMBER 26, 1958 

tion of Christ that they had the complete mes- 
sage of salvation. In other words, Peter could 
not preach on this first journey as he could on 
the Day of Pentecost when three thousand men 
were converted. We have a completed salvation 
to proclaim. We live in the time when the Holy 
Spirit is present. With his power—both kinds 
of power, the authority as His ambassadors, 
and the ability of the spirit—let us go forth for 

It is a terrible sin to turn away from such a 
message. It will be more tolerable for Sodom 
and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than 
for a city to hear the Gospel and pay no heed. 
Think of our own country with all its churches 
and preachers and Bibles and yet so many of 
our own people going on their evil ways. Think 
of a city like San Francisco, which, according 
to reports, is almost like a heathen city. As I 
write these notes the Billy Graham Crusade is 
in progress and thousands are being converted. 
Let us pray for him as he goes to other places 
to preach the Gospel, and for all other evange- 
lists. America needs to turn to God more than 
it needs anything else. May the Holy Spirit 
move our people to repentance and the ac- 
ceptance of the message of salvation. 

In the paralleled passage from Matthew we 
find that Jesus gave them further instructions, 
warning them that they will be persecuted, and 
shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. 
He tells them to fear not for the Father Who 
knows when a sparrow falls will care for them. 
And He that taketh not his cross, and followeth 
after me is not worthy of me. He that saveth 
his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life 
for my sake shall find it. I am afraid that in 
the “soft age” in which we are living, few of us 
know what cross-bearing means. 

II. The Disciples Return: Mark 6:30-34. 

The apostles came back and told Jesus all 
things, both what they had done and what they 
had taught. Then He said to them, Come ye 
yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a 
while. He knoweth our frame; He remem- 
bereth that we are dust. He knows our need 
of rest, and He has provided the night in which 
we can rest. Think of what this means. We 
work hard all day and are completely worn out 
when night comes. Then, after seven or eight 
hours of rest and sleep we wake up refreshed. 
Also He has provided one day in seven in 
which we may rest the body and refresh and 
strengthen the soul. But besides these regular 
rest periods there are times when we should 
rest a little. Almost everybody takes a “vaca- 
tion” these days. Sometimes we spend this 
time wisely and come back refreshed and ready 
for work; sometimes, however, we use our vaca- 
tion in such a way as to unfit, rather than fit us, 
for work. Jesus saw that the disciples were 

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tired. How well He could sympathize with 
them, for He, too, was human. When He be- 
came man He became one of us, and He was as 
tired as they were, for He had been busy while 
they were away. 

The people, however, would not let them 
rest. This was the time of His great popularity 
and the crowds were thronging Him so that they 
had no leisure not so much as to eat. And 
when He saw much people He was moved with 
compassion, because they were as sheep not 
having a shepherd; and He began to teach 
them many things. He seemed to forget that 
He was tired. These people needed Him and 
He must meet their need. This seemed to have 
ended their short “vacation”. He said to the 
disciples when they came with food after His 

conversation with the Samaritan woman, I have 
meat to eat which ye know not of; my meat is 
to do the will of my Father and finish His 
work. So, here, He as much as said, my rest is 
to minister to the needs of men, and I find my 
rest in helping them. 

Instead of resting He taught them, and at the 
close of the day performed one of His greatest 
miracles, the feeding of the five thousand. In 
doing this He seemed to be showing the dis- 
ciples that they were to give the hungry men of 
the world the food which they needed. In His 
sermon following this miracle He offered Him- 
self as the Bread which came down from 
Heaven. It is no time to rest when souls are 
hungry; when they need to be fed with the 
Bread of life. 


Department’ * 2d 



Our Agency kor Spreading The W ord 

(Again we are offering verses which may be 
used in what is often called a “Bible Drill’. 
Ask the young people to bring their Bibles to 
the meeting. The leader calls out the reference. 
The first person who locates the verse raises 
his hand, is recognized by the leader, and then 
reads the verse aloud. The group may be di- 
vided into teams, and the score can be kept. 

Since today is Bible Sunday, the following 
verses have to do with the Scriptures: Joshua 
1:8, Psalm 119:89, Psalm 119:16, Luke 4:4, 
I Peter 1:23-25, Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 119:11, II 
Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:105, John 17:17, 
James 1:22, Psalm 119:130, John 20:31, Ephesi- 
ans 6:17, Hebrews 4:12, John 8:47, Matthew 
24:35, Romans 10:17, II Peter 1:20-21, John 
10:35, and John 6:68.) 

Scripture: IT Timothy 3:12-17 

Suggested Hymns: 

“How Precious Is the Book Divine” 
“Lord, Thy Word Abideth” 
“Wonderful Words of Life” 

Program Leader’s Introduction: 

This day is being observed all over the world 
as Bible Sunday. It is very appropriate that 
we take this program to consider the work 

PAGE 14 

that is being done to make the Scriptures avail- 
able to people everywhere, and to see what 
share we can have in that task. 

For more than 154 years now Bible believing 
people have been banded together into Bible 
societies for the express purpose of translating, 
publishing, and distributing the Word of God 
to those who do not have it. In our own coun- 
try we are privileged to share in the work 
of The American Bible Society, and our church 
does actively participate in its work through 
representation on its staff and financial con- 
tributions. The American Bible Society is OUR 
throughout the World. 

First Speaker: 

The first interdenominational Bible society 
to be established was the British and Foreign 
Bible Society. It was organized in London on 
March 7, 1804. Just over twelve years later, on 
May 8, 1816, The American Bible Society came 
into being at an organizational meeting held in 
the Garden Street Reformed Church, of New 
York City. Today there are twenty three inter- 
denominational Bible societies in nations all 
over the world. They are all working toward 
the same goal, to make the Bible available to 
those who do not have it and to encourage the 
reading of the Scriptures. 



The American Bible Society has grown stead- 
ily in size and usefulness, but its growth has 
hardly been in keeping with the ability of 
American Christians to support it. Christians 
in other nations who are less prosperous than 
we have given far more generously of time and 
means to support their Bible Societies than 
have Americans. There are 55 denominations 
sharing in the support of the American Bible 
Society. After we see what is being accomplished 
by the society, we shall surely renew our hope 
that all of these churches will increase their 
interest and support. 

It is interesting and encouraging to note some 
of the prominent Americans who have been as- 
sociated with the Bible Society as officials and 
board members through the years. Some of 
them are: James Fenimore Cooper, De Witt 
Clinton, John Quincy Adams, John Marshall, 
Zachary Taylor, and Salmon P. Chase. 

Second Speaker: 

What have the Bible societies accomplished? 
By the end of 1957 the societies had translated 
and published at least portions of the Bible into 
1109 different languages and dialects. There 
still remain a thousand tongues which have no 
Bible, so the work of translation must continue. 
Our American Bible Society has been very ac- 
tive in getting the Bible into additional lan- 
guages and dialects. 

Another rich ministry of the American Bible 
Society has been the distribution of Bibles and 
Testaments to those in the armed services. 
Even during the War between the States, Bibles 
from the Society passed across the battle lines 
under flags of truce. Chaplains are still asking 
for Bibles, and so the ministry of the Bible 
society to the armed services continues today. 
In 1957 chaplains requested and received from 
the Society 1,079,391 Scripture volumes for free 

Except for the work of the Bible Society, the 
Scriptures would be available to very few peo- 
ple who have lost their sight. Braille Bibles 
are provided for the blind at a mere fraction 
of the actual cost of production. For those who 
cannot read Braille and for others, the American 
Bible Society has produced “Talking Books” ... 
the Bible on long playing records. The Bible 
Society has not forgotten those who cannot 

Some of us may not know about a service of 
the American Bible Society by which we can 
all benefit . . . that is the provision of service- 
able, low-cost Bibles and Testaments. The So- 
ciety makes these Scriptures available to us on 
a non-profit basis. They are ideal for our own 
use or for gifts. (Ask your minister to give 
you or help you secure descriptions and price 

NOVEMBER 26, 1958 

Third Speaker: 

In order to provide all these valuable services 
the American Bible Society must have the fi- 
nancial support of American Christians. In 1957 
the American churches contributed $851,827 to 
the Society. This figure shows an increase over 
contributions of the previous year, but it is not 
proportionate to the increased income of the 
churches, and it represents less than one third 
of the total income of the Society. In order to 
meet minimum demands the Society has had 
to spend in excess of its budgeted income for 
the past five years. If all the churches should 
double their contributions, the money could be 
used to meet urgent needs. 

There can be no question about the worthi- 
ness of the Bible Society and the effectiveness 
of its work. Thousands of people rise up all 
over the earth to bear witness to the salvation 
of their souls and the transformation of their 
lives through the ministry of Bibles which have 
come to them through the American Bible So- 
ciety. This is our agency, but we have no part 
in its ministry unless we are supporting it 
through our interest, our prayers, our gifts. 
What have we done? What will we do? 

(Perhaps you would like to receive a special 
offering for the American Bible Society. Close 
with a prayer in which you dedicate the gifts 

and pray for God’s blessings on the distribution 
of His Word.) 


An aged Christian who knew George Muller 
said: “I have reason to thank and praise God 
for him, for from him I learned: 

“First, to read the Bible through regularly; 
I have done so forty times. 

“Second, to read it prayerfully with medita- 

“Third, to read it with self-application thus: 
What does God say to me here? What am | 
myself to learn from this? 

“Fourth, to get up early in the morning to 
read the Scripture. By the grace of God, even 
now at 93 I rise at 6:00 a.m., summer and 

“Fifth, to bring everything, even little things, 
to God in prayer.” 


A London paper offered a prize for the best 
definition of money. This was the winning answer: 
“Money is an instrument that can buy you every- 
thing but happiness, and pay your fare to every 
place but Heaven.” 

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“Hard-Hitting” Program 
Adopted by Church Women 

New York, November 11, 1958—Vigorous ac- 
tion on a broad range of domestic and foreign 
issues has been called for in a “hard-hitting” 
platform voted by 2500 delegates of 220 councils 
of United Church Women. Following extensive 
debate in Denver’s huge City Auditorium, res- 
olutions supporting civil rights and integration 
legislation; controlled nuclear weapons testing; 
and revision of U. C. foreign policy in many 
areas were adopted for detailed study and action 
during the next three years. A UN peace force 
or observer team also was endorsed and Presi- 
dent Eisenhower was urged to call a national 
conference on integration as quickly as possible. 
The assembly also proposed “more effective en- 
forcement of civil rights legislation by the ex- 
ecutive branch of the government.” 

Editor’s Note—With all deference to these 
women we are very sure that this “Hard-Hitting 
Program” did not originate with them but ts 
part and parcel of the program of the National 
Council of Churches. It is a very moot question 
whether any of these subjects come within the 
realm of vivid Church concerns and we would 
like to know what is behind the insistant prop- 
aganda to revise our foreign policy. Our guess— 
more and more conciliation of Red China and 
Communism as a whole. We would like to hear 
from some of the women present and know 
how much discussion was held on these matters 
and how many of the 2500 present knew what 
they were voting for? 

Dr. Andrew Edington Selected as 
Guest Speaker at Army Installations 

Dr. Andrew Edington, President of Schreiner 
Institute, has been selected by the Protestant 
Chaplains’ Association of Europe as guest speaker 
for the Spring Rallies at army installations in that 
area during the month of April, 1959. 

Dr. Edington will fly to Europe in time to be- 
gin his series of Rally engagements at Verdun 
early in April, going from there to Paris, and 
thence to other army installations in France, Ttaly, 
and Germany. There will be one main Rally at 
each army camp, with some twenty-eight such 
speaking engagements during as many days. Other 
talks will be made to special groups. Representa- 
tives of the Chaplains’ Association have estimated 
the average attendance of service men at each 
Rally at around 2,500, which means that Dr. Ed- 
ington will speak to more than 60,000 military 
personnel during the month. 

NOVEMBER 26. 1958 

The Spring Rallies, which are interdenomina- 
tional in scope, are conducted annually under the 
sponsorship of the Protestant Chaplains’ Associa- 
tion of Europe for the purpose of providing 
spiritual enrichment for the men. Each year a 
speaker from the United States is chosen to bring 
the inspirational messages, and it is a distinct 
honor to Dr. Edington and to Schreiner Institute 
for him to have been selected. 

While travel plans are yet incomplete, Dr. Ed- 
ington hopes that arrangements may be worked 
out for Mrs. Edington to join him in Berlin late 
in April at the conclusion of his speaking tour, 
which will end with three major rallies there, and 
to be with him for a visit with friends before their 
return by boat. 

Meeting of General Council 


Atlanta—(PN)— Dr. Emmett B. McGukin, pas- 
tor of First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Va., 
was reelected as chairman of the General Council, 
Presbyterian Church, U. S., at its annual fall meet- 

Re-elected along with Dr. McGukin was Vice- 
Chairman, Mr. James M. Oeland of Clinton, S. C. 

Elected to membership on the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Council, in addition to the chairman 
and vice-chairman, were Mrs. W. A. McCutchen of 
Birmingham, Dr. Stephen Harvin of Jacksonville, 
Fla., Dr. Tom Fry of Atlanta, Mr. A. Walton Litz 
of Little Rock, and the Rev. Sam M. Inman of 
Toccoa, Ga. 

Appointed chairman of the Council’s committees 
were Mr. Litz, chairman of the Budget and steward- 
ship Committee; Dr. Fry, chairman of the Pub- 
licity Committee; the Rev. Mr. Inman, Program 
Committee; and the Rev. Wave H. McFadden of 
Monroe, La., Research Committee. 

Of special interest to all Boards and Agencies 
of the Assembly was a report brought in by a 
sub-committee of the Budget and Stewardship com- 
mittee, appointed to study the proper level of re- 
serves which should be maintained by these 
agencies. The committee, headed by Mr. Nat K. 
Reiney of Lewisburg, Tenn., gave a partial report, 
looking toward completion of its study by the 
time of the next meeting of the Council. Mr. 
Reiney reported that the committee, working 
through the management consultant firm of Ernst 
and Ernst, has completed a study of the reserves 
and resources of all agencies, but has yet to fully 
digest the information. Several recommendations 
growing out of the study to date were made, and 
approved by the Council. These included: 

The recommendation that a reporting manual 
to outline categories and method for financial re- 
porting by the agencies to the Budget and Steward- 
ship Committee, be prepared and placed in the 
hands of all agencies, as a guide toward uniform 
accounting procedures. 

The recommendation that the agencies be re- 
quested to make, on a voluntary basis, their re- 

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ports on 1958 receipts according to the method 
prescribed in the manual. 

The recommendation that the General Council 
give serious consideration to the possibility of em- 
ploying a person to coordinate budgets and finan- 
cial reports of agencies. 

In another matter coming from the Budget and 
Stewardship Committee, another sub-committee, 
headed by Mr. Tully D. Blair of Winston-Salem, 
N. C., recommended that the present method of 
supporting the Presbyterian Survey be continued 
through 1960. The Board of Directors of the 
official magazine had asked that a study be made 
of the proper method for financing the magazine, 
which operates at a loss under the present Every 
Family Plan subscription rate of $1.00. The sup- 
port is presently underwritten by each of the 
agencies of the Church, in proportion as they 
share in the Assembly’s budget. Mr. Blair’s com- 
mittee reported that its study indicated that cir- 
culation increases under the EFP have come so 
rapidly that no firm estimate of future costs can 
be determined. Only after the circulation figures 
have leveled off (they have climbed from 75,000 to 
180,000 in the past 12 months) can any other 
means of support be safely adopted, the committee 
reported, and their recommendations were ap- 
proved by the Council. 

Special notice was taken of a Board of World 
Missions statement concerning the decline, per- 
centagewise, in the support of that board, and 
the Council commended the Board for the study 
and presentation made on the matter. The Council 
further voted to create a special committee of the 
Council to study the need for a special capital 
gifts campaign for missions and for other As- 
sembly agencies’ causes. 

Need for a Research Department in the General 
Council was stressed by the report of the Re- 
search Committee to the Council, and the Council 
voted to enlarge the Research Committee from 
three to six members, and asked them to study in 
detail the possible costs of such a Department, the 
type of work which it would undertake for the 
Church, and the experience of other denomina- 
tions with such departments. 

The Program Committee report, presented by 
its chairman Mr. John L. Oliver of Cape Girardeau, 
Mo., consisted of a very thorough study of the 
function and effectiveness of the Program Com- 
mittee itself, and recommendations growing out 
of the study. The committee, which coordinates 
the program of all Assembly agencies and causes 
and develops the Calendar of the Church, recom- 
mended a new statement of function: 

“That the principal functions of the Program 
Committee be recognized as: 

“ To prepare an annual report for the Gen- 
eral Assembly on the total program of the Church. 

“b To formulate appropriate recommendations 
for General Assembly consideration concerning 
ways in which the Church’s total program might 
be strengthened. 

“ce To serve as an agency through which ap- 
propriate implementation of these recommenda- 
tions can be planned, unless otherwise provided 
by the General Assembly.” 

The Program Committee further recommended 
that it be authorized to prepare a report for the 
1959 General Assembly, calling attention to the 
points of strength and the points of weakness in 
the existing total program of the Church, includ- 
ing a statement that in the opinion of the General 

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Council, the greatest need in the Church at the 
present is the need for the focusing of the atten- 
tion of the Church upon the Lordship of Christ. 

Another recommendation from the committee 
revised the membership of the committee itself, 
reducing its numbers from 20 to 18. 

The report of the Publicity Committee took 
special note of the completion of the first year 
in the work of the Art Unit of the Publicity De- 
partment. A detailed report by Miss Claire Ran- 
dall, Director of the Art Unit, was presented, re- 
flecting the broad nature of the service to the 

Church and its agencies being rendered by the 
new unit. 

At the close of this annual fall meeting, the 
Council adopted two resolutions of appreciation, 
one directed to Dr. J. G. Patton, executive secre- 
tary, and Dr. Bob S. Hodges, associate secretary, 
and the other members of the staff, for their 
services; and the other to Miss Pearl Weathers, 
for six years, until her resignation in the late sum- 
mer, the Assistant in the Publicity Department. 
The Council took note of her dedicated and ef- 
fective service. 

Board of Church Extension 

Atlanta, Ga.—(PN)—The Board of Church Ex- 
tension of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., in its 
annual fall meeting here in the Presbyterian Center, 
adopted two proposed answers to overtures before 
the 1958 General Assembly, and called a new 
associate to work in the Division of Evangelism. 

The Board was asked by the General Assembly 
to study and propose answers to overtures on two 
subjects. The Board recommended to the Assembly 
of 1959 as proposed answers to the overtures that 
the Church provide leadership for ministry to in- 
dustrial people and that it recognize that no official 
boundaries for the denomination have ever been set. 
In the matter of industrial ministry, the Board 
proposed that the Assembly enact: 

“1. That the Board of Church Extension be re- 
quested to make further provision for meeting the 
needs of our Church in ministering to industrial 
people; and that Staff personnel be employed by 
the Board to lead in this area of work. 

“2. That Presbytery Church Extension Commit- 
tees be urged to meet the needs of all the people 
in the growing industrial areas within their bounds. 

“3. That through their supporting Synods, our 
four Theological Seminaries be requested to con- 
tinue and enlarge their training to prepare men 
for work among industrial people, using classroom 
instruction, institutes, and special lectures as they 
may deem wise. 

“4. That the Board of Christian Education and 
the Board of Women’s Work in the preparation 
of programs and materials, be requested to keep 
in mind the growing number of people engaged in 
industry in the area served by our Church.” 

Overture No. 6, from the Presbytery of Louisiana 
asked that a committee study the territorial boun- 
daries of our denomination and the Assembly re- 
ferred the matter to the Board for study. The 
recommendation of the Board to the Assembly is 
that the reply be adopted as follows: 

“1. No geographical boundaries for our Church 
have ever been set by the General Assembly. As 
a matter of fact, we have particular churches now 
in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Mexico. 













“9. The only boundaries in existence are those 
set by Synods and Presbyteries themselves. 

“3. In view of these facts, the General Assembly 
urges Synods and Presbyteries to extend their work 
to the limit of their ability wherever there are 
contiguous unchurched areas.” 

Both of these replies must first be approved 
by the Assembly before becoming official. 

In another section, the Board called the Rev. 
George A. Chauncey, pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church, Monticello, Arkansas, to become the asso- 
ciate of the Rev. Al Dimmock, secretary of the 
Division of Evangelism. Mr. Chauncey accepted 
the call the second day of the Board’s session, and 
will join the staff December 1. He is a native 
of Memphis, Tenn., and earlier was pastor of the 
First Church of Brownsville, Tenn. He is a member 
of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Council 
on Human Relations, a member of Arkansas Synod’s 
Council, the advisor of Synods’ Westminster Fel- 
lowship Council, and is chairman of three synod 
and presbytery committees. 

The Board received the report of its treasurer, 
Mr. G. B. Strickler, that receipts through early 
November total $750,493 from living donors, a 
gain of almost exactly $40,000 over receipts at 
the same time a year earlier. The treasurer also 
reported that loans to churches, from the Board’s 
revolving fund for church and manse loans, total 
$1,219,602 at the present. Loans totaling $394,281 
have been made or approved since the first of 
1958, Mr. Strickler reported. During the same 
period 22 loans of earlier years were paid out in 
full, on loans which originally totaled $262,650. 

An additional eight loans were approved at this 
meeting of the Board in the amount of $87,400. 

Other financial news from the Board meeting 
included approval for the Missionary Support De- 
partment budget of 1959 in the amount of 
$566,256. This money was allocated by the Board 
to presbyteries in the Assembly which have re- 
quested help for home mission projects, and will 
be distributed to home mission work in those 

Support for the Negro Work of the Church was 
also voted for 1959, in the amount of $32,552. 
The Board was told that contributions from the 
Negro Work Campaign have nearly all been re- 
ceived, and that Negro Work is now concentrating 
on building up the strength and quality of those 
churches already established. Through the use 
of Negro Work Campaign funds, half of which 
went to Stillman College, the Board of Church 
Extension was able to establish 24 new churches, 
bringing the total of Negro churches to 71. 

In another action, the Board approved $3,408 
as its contribution to the General Commission on 
Chaplains and Armed Forces Personnel, the co- 
operative bodv that advises the military services on 
chaplain affairs. An Advisory Council on Chaplain 
Affairs for the Presbyterian Church, U.S., was also 
approved, and six members were named. These 
include the Rev. Robert L. Alexander, the Rev. 
Otis W. Welch, the Rev. Richard R. Potter, and 
Chaplains Richard G. Hutcheson, John S. Bennett, 
and Richard C. Lipsey. The first three named 
are also chaplains on reserve status. 

For the Advisory Council on Church Architec- 
ture, the Board re-elected Mr. Irwin Belk and Miss 
Louanna Roach, and elected Charles Davis of 
Birmingham, all to the Class of 1961. The Rev. 
P. J. Garrison of Dallas, Texas was elected to the 
Class of 1959. 

NOVEMBER 26, 1958 

Considerable time of the Board meeting was de- 
voted to discussion of proposed plans for making 
larger sums available for Seno building loans. A 
plan which would use present loan funds in pos- 
session of the Board to guarantee larger sums 
which would be loaned by commercial real estate 
loaning companies was presented, and is docketed 
for further consideration at the next meeting of 
the Board in February. The proposed plan might 
make as much as $4,000,000 additional loan funds 
available, but it was the feeling of some on the 
Board that much larger funds are urgently needed 
to aid the Church in meeting the demand for 
establishment and construction of new churches, 
cnt ae perhaps some other plan or plans could 

e used. 

Plans of the Urban Church Department to pre- 
pare 20-25 minute X movies and a film strip were 
approved. These would deal with the plan used 
successfully in Northeast Presbytery in Texas for 
laymen’s participation in church extension; with 
the full story of the birth of a new church, from 
the idea, through selection of site, to the building 
of the first unit; and with the opportunities of 
the “inner city” development of churches. A film 
strip would outline salient features to be con- 
sidered when choosing a new church site. The 
Board approved $5,000 for these films, which will 
be added to funds already available for the project 
to give a total fund of approximately $10,000. 

Mr. Hal Hyde, secretary of Urban Church Ex- 
tension Department also announced that Dr. Stuart 
Oglesby has the Church Extension study-book for 
1960, high-lighting the Urban Church work. 


Atlanta—(PN)—The Rev. Robert C. Pooley, Jr., 
of Rome, Ga., and Chaplain, ANG, was elected 
president of the Atlanta Area Chapter of the 
Military Chaplains Association for the coming 
year. The election took place at a meeting of the 
Association on October 28, at Ft. McPherson. 

The Rev. Pooley, who succeeds the Rev. James 
Sosebee of the First Christian Church of Atlanta, 
is the executive secretary and stated clerk of the 
Cherokee Presbytery. 

During the program for the meeting Dr. David B. 
Walthall, Chaplain, USAR, presented a discussion of 
the curriculum and program of the High Schools 
as it relates itself to the project of the chapter: 
“Spiritual Foundations of Citizenship for Ameri- 
ean Youth”. Dr. Walthall is a Regional Director 
of Christian Education for the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S., and has his offices in Atlanta. 

Atlanta—(PN)—Dr. Marshall C. Dendy, Exec- 
utive Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of 
Christian Education was honor guest at the annual 
banquet of Atlanta Presbytery’s Sunday School 
Superintendents’ Association November 24. Fol- 
lowing the banquet at 6:30, Dr. Dendy spoke at an 
eight o’clock service which was open to the public. 

Dr. Dendy spoke on the recent World Conven- 
tion on Christian Education held in Tokyo. The 
meeting, which Dr. Dendy attended, was sponsored 
by the Christian Education Division of the World 
Council of Churches. Attended by 6,000 leaders 
in the Christian education field who came from 
all parts of the world, the meeting has been called 
the outstanding Christian meeting in the Orient 
in this generation. while in the Orient Dr. Dendy 
also visited Presbyterian mission stations in Japan, 
area and Taiwan. 

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Kershaw, S. C. 

C. E. Hinson, Mar.-Prop. 

Belk-Simpson Co. 
Hendersonville, N. C. 

R. E. McCormick, Mar.-Prop. 

Belk’'s Department Store 
Brevard, N. C. 

J. E. Smith, Mar.-Prop. 


Belk-Simpson Co. 
Harlan, Ky. 

Delmar Tolliver, Mar.-Prop. 

Belk-Simpson Co. 
Corbin, Ky. 
W. C. Ashley, Mar.-Prop. 

Belk-Simpson Co. 
Winchester, Ky. 
T. L. Beckham, Mgor.-Prop. 

Belk-Simpson Co. 
Mt. Sterling, Ky. 

Willoughby Smith, Mgar.-Prop. 

Belk-Simpson Co. 
Frankfort, Ky. 

Elmo Smith, Mgr.-Prop. 
Belk-Simpson Co. 

Bainbridge, Ga. 
J. N. Long, Mar.-Prop. 


Belk-Simpson Co. 

Paragould, Ark. 

W. H. Wade, Mar.-Prop. 

Belk-Simpson Co. 

Athens, Ohio 

Joe Kelly, Mar.-Prop. 

Belk-Simpson Co. 

Carthage, Mo. 
J. A. McCaskill, Mar.-Prop. 

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Presbyterian Students at Clemson College 

Five hundred and nine Presbyterian students 
are enrolled at Clemson College, Clemson, S. C., 
for the first semester of the current school year. 

The Rev. S. Wylie Hogue, Jr., University Pastor 
at Clemson, announces that 66 of these are mar- 
ried students and that 39 wives of students are 
Presbyterian. Also, married students list 29 chil- 

In addition to Presbyterian, U. S. students, 
there are 28 A. R. P’s, 6 of whom are married. 

The total Presbyterian student constituency at 
Clemson is 611. Over 3,700 students matriculated 
for the first semester. 

Campus Christian Life at Clemson is centered 
in the Fort Hill Church, the Rev. Charles E. Ray- 
nal, Jr., Pastor. 

The Rev. Mr. Hogue assumed his duties as Uni- 
versity Pastor September 1, succeeding the Rev. 
S. J. L. Crouch who retired from the ministry 
July, 1957. 

Professor Ben E. Goodale, head of the Dairy 
Department, is Chairman of the local Campus 
Christian Life Committee. Other members are 
Mr. J. Roy Cooper, Dr. Hugh Macaulay, Jr., Dr. 
pe Hobson, and Mrs. Thos. D. Efland, newly 

Larry McKay, of First Church, Hendersonville, 
N. C., is President of the Presbyterian students 
Association at Clemson this year. 

Cheraw—(PN—Dr. A. H. McArn, 94, died Nov. 
6 at his home here after a long illness. 

Funeral services were held at the home by the 
fev. James D. Matthews, and burial was at Old 
St. David’s Cemetery. 

Dr. McArn was born in Cheraw, the son of the 
late Daniel Blue McArn and Nannie Hunter McArn. 
In 1894 he was married to Miss Mary Coit Malloy. 
Graduating from Davidson College in 1888, he 
went to Princeton University where he received 
the M.A., and B.D. degrees from Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Dr. McArn, retired since 1945, served the 
people of Cheraw and the First Presbyterian Church 
as pastor of that church for 52 years. From July, 
1891, until January, 1893, Dr. McArn was pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church at Wilson, N. C. 
He served for many years as a member of the 
board of school trustees. 

_ His name is in “The Religious Leaders of Amer- 
ica”, a who’s who among the American clergy. 
He is the author of “The Presbyterian Principle”, 
“The Confederate Soldier’, and “Seotch Achieve- 
ments and Influences”. 

Dr. McArn is survived by two sons, Theodore 
of Appleton, Wis., and Hunter, of New Orleans; 
and a daughter, Lois, of the home. 

" Spartanburg— (PN )—Harold Edward Woodward, 
51, civic leader, architect, and Presbyterian lay- 
man, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home 
in Spartanburg, Nov. 7. 

Mr. Woodward was a member and a deacon of 
the First Presbyterian Church here. 

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. 
Leonard Topping and Dr. Mare Weersing. Grave- 

NOVEMBER 26. 1958 

side ceremonies were conducted at the Greenlawn 
Memorial Gardens following the services at the 
First Church. 

Mr. Woodward was a member of the American 
Institute of Architects and its Southeastern Re- 
gional Committee on School House planning,, and 
of the Clemson Architectural Foundation. He was 
a foremost figure on the founding of the Clemson 
College School of Architecture. His other fields 
of professional and public service include member- 
ship on the South Carolina Hospital Advisory 
Council, the city Planning Commission, and the 
Civitan Club. Early this year he received from the 
State of South Carolina its special merit award 
for excellence in architecture for his design of 
the new library at North Greenville Junior College. 

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mundy 
Woodward; a son, Robert Stanley, 16, and a 
daughter, Victoria Verelle, 13. His two sisters and 
three brothers also survive. He was the son of 
the late R. E. and Clara Delk Woodward. 


Darlington—(PN)—Mrs. Henry L. Reaves of 
Florence was elected president of the Women of 
the Church of the Pee Dee Presbytery, at the 54th 
annual meeting, which was held recently at the 
Presbyterian Church of Darlington. 

Other officers include: Mrs. R. D. McLaughlin 
of Effingham, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Joe 
Burroughs, Conway, recording secrtary; Mrs. G. D. 
McGee of Ruby, chairman of district 1; Mrs. 
J. R. Woods of Timmonsville, chairman of district 
4; Mrs. H. T. Truett of Florence, general fund 
chairman, and Mrs. V. M. Johnson of Conway, night 
circle chairman. 

Committee chairmen include: World Missions, 
Mrs. Henry Jaeger of Marion; Christian Education, 
Mrs. Russell McLillan of Mullins; Spiritual Life, 
Mrs. John Bennett of Dillon, and Annuities and 
Relief, Mrs. Dock Brogdon of Loris. 

Mrs. Reaves succeeds Mrs. Robert R. Glenn of 

The two-day meeting was attended by more 
than 200 persons representing the approximately 
2,500 women of the Church of the Pee Dee Pres- 
bytery. There are 37 churches in the area covered 
by that Presbytery. 

Nashville, Tenn. — (PN) — The Rev. and Mrs. 
Donald E. Williams of our North Brazil Mission an- 
nounce the arrival of a daughter, Lee Anna, on 
October 29, in Brazil. 

Lee Anna has two brothers, aged 11 and 7%, 
and two sisters, aged 7 and 4%. 

Mr. Williams is a graduate of Columbia Bible 
College and Columbia Theological Seminary, and 
attended the Navy Training School for Chaplains. 
He is a member of Asheville Presbytery, and has 
served in churches in Salisbury, and Weaverville, 
N. C., and LaGrange, Ga. 

Mrs. Williams is the former Laura Gordon of 
Spray, N. C. She is a member of the Black 
Mountain, N. C., Presbyterian Church. She stud- 
ied at Columbia Bible College, and Wheaton Col- 
lege, ii has taught Bible in Tazewell County, Va., 

The Williams are engaged in evangelistic and 
educational work in Brazil. 

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Nashville—(PN)—Word has just come from the 
Board of World Missions, Presbyterian Church, 
U.S., that Dr. Robert D. Phillips of our Korea 
Mission, has successfully completed his exami- 
nations for the American Board of Surgery. 

Dr. Phillips is now a diplomat of the American 
Board of Surgery, which is the highest level at- 
tainable in surgery. He is one of the only three 
diplomats now serving under our Board in medical 

Dr. Phillips is serving in the Chunju Medical 
Center, and had to come home this fall to complete 
his examinations. 

He is a native of Lauringburg, N. C., but he 
considers Charleston, S. C., his home. He is a 
member of the Second Presbyterian Church there. 
He is married to the former Frances Fulcher, 
and they have two children. The Phillips first 
went out to the mission field in 1957. 

Dr. Phillips received his medical training at the 
University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and 
did his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital. 
His surgical residency was completed at the Med- 
ical College of South Carolina. 

Missionary Items 

Nashville, Tenn.—(PN)—Word has been received 
here at the Board of World Missions, of the an- 
nouncement of the birth of a son, Glenn Edward, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Kelly of our Japan Mission. 
Glenn Edward was born in Osaka, Japan, on 
November 2. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly went to Japan in the fall 
of 1957 to serve in the educational work of the 
mission. They are members of the Apopka Presby- 
terian Church, Apopka, Fla. 

Mr. Kelly received his education at Cincinnati 
Conservatory, Juilliard School of Music, Columbia 
Teachers College, Stetson University and the As- 
sembly’s Training School. Mrs. Kelly is a graduate 
of Marshall College, attended A.T.S. for one year, 
and received her M.A. degree from New York 

The Kellys have three other children, all sons, 
ranging in age from 4 to 8% years. 

South Texas Presbytery 

Commissioners: T. H. Parsons, P. O. Box 325, 
La Feria, Texas; Tom C. McGee, P. O. Box 848, 
Harlingen, Texas; O. W. Mueller, P. O. Box 666, 
Donna, Texas; Lloyd W. Nixon, P. O. Box 103, 
El Campo, Texas. 

Alternates: Leslie E. Webb, Jr., P. O. Box 365, 
Falfurrias, Texas; C. M. Robinson, Jr., 566 N. 
Reagan, San Benito, Texas; A. F. Swearingen, Jr., 
P. O. Box 6333, Corpus Christi, Texas. 


Commissioners: Douglas Earley, Rt. 1, Box 352, 
Brownsville, Texas; Eleno Garza, P. O. Box -52, 
Weslaco, Texas; C. A. Nees, 4614 Mokry, Corpus 
oo” Texas; Paul L. Blair, P. O. Box 706, Elsa, 


Alternates: Robert J. Beasley, P. O. Box 848, 
Beeville, Texas; Dr. Huey J. Brassfield, 312 S. 
Seventh St., Kingsville, Texas; R. E. Webdell, 
1602 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, Texas; Bill Mc- 
Eachron, c/o First Presbyterian Church, Weslaco, 

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Board of Christian Education 

Richmond 9, Va.—Miss Bettie Currie has been 
szamed as the first director of Curriculum Experi- 
mentation for the Board of Christian Education 
of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

In her new duties Miss Currie will work with 
several “research churches” which have agreed to 
aid the Board in its current curriculum improve- 
ment program. These churches will experiment 
with various plans for a curriculum now being 
developed by committees, and Miss Currie will 
serve as liaison. 

Since March, 1957, Miss Currie has served as 
director of Youth Work for the Board’s Division 
of Christian Teaching. She has been a member 
of the staff since 1949, when she received a mas- 
ter’s degree in religious education at Assembly’s 
Training School in Richmond. 

A native of Austin, Tex., Miss Currie gradu- 
ated from the University of Texas. She served 
for two years as director of religious education 
for the First Presbyterian Church in Durant, 

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Many people through- 
out our beloved Church 
are praying for Revival. 
This is good and we praise 
God for this manifesta- 
tion of His Grace. Many 
more should be _ praying 
regularly, earnestly for Re- 
vival. God will hear and 
answer if we really PRAY. 
He admonishes us to pray. 
We are told in His word 
that we have not because 
we ask not. One of the 
greatest sins comitted by 
Christians is the sin of 
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Of such Christ has 
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Lord and do not the things 
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NOVEMBER 26, 1958 



What Is 

can provide for the college? 

To Woman: 

Most Helpful 
to a College? 

| have decided to put one of our Presbyterian colleges in 
my will. What do you think is the most helpful thing I 

Colleges have many needs, they vary in degree in every 
college and from time to time. Any college would be glad 

to discuss with you its most urgent current needs. You could 
provide a building, or scholarship funds, or endow a pro- 
fessorship. But really the most helpful gift to any college 
is an unrestricted bequest which the college trustees can 
use for the need which to them seems most important. 
You see, each of our Presbyterian colleges has a board 
of trustees, consisting of about twenty-five able men and 
women. They know the needs. They are giving their time 
to plan the college’s welfare. Why not make an unrestricted 
bequest? Then the trustees can use it wisely to the best 


Leroy B. Allen 

J. McFerran Barr 
Rex I. Brown 

Royal! R. Brown 
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Don B. Campbell 

W. W. Campbell 
George Crouch 

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J. Ford Foster 

John Raeburn Green 

“Tradition glorifies 
our colleges, 

but money enables them 
to carry on.” 

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Edward LeMaster 
Robert L. Maclellan 
Robert R. MacMillan 
Samuel H. Mann 
Herbert McCampbell 
T. H. Mitchell 

Allen Morris 

Ashton Phelps 

T. M. Reinhart 

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Charles G. Rose, Jr. 

Tom Sealy 
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Box 1176, Richmond 9, Virginia 

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