“Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that “Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the it may be displayed because of truth “-(Psalm 60:4.) voice unto them.“--(Isa. 13:Z.) 01. VII No. l[r Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations September 1 PRAYER DURING WAR R. L. WHITESIDE PRAYER FOR VICTORY child of God comes in penitence, confessing his sins.; you pray for God to forgive him, and you pray that he may All prayers must be conditioned on “the will of God.” become strong in the Lord, but you do not add, “if it be Even Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane prayed: “Not what I will, but what thou wilt.” (Mark 14:36.) Jesus thy will.” In such prayers, to add, “if it be thy will,” taught his disciples to pray: “Thy will be done, as in would imply that you did not know whether he was will- heaven, so on earth.” (Matt. 6: 19.2 No prayer should be ing for sinners to be converted or for his penitent child &;;ed today except on the condition that God s will be to be forgiven! But every person desires many things.
MORE FOR THE RECORD CLED E. WALLACE In a late issue of the Banner I said: Now that is a fine letter and I have no disposition “I really feel for the schools in the embarrassment whatever to question any statement of fact in it. About some of the crackpots, mostly young preachers, are caus- a year ago a long list of names of ACC students appear- ing them in these critical times. One writes a book on ‘Can ed in an Abilene daily paper. They were in the armed A Christian Kill For His Government?“. Another sends out a tract ranting against aiding killers,, meaning soldiers, forces of the country. I made some comment about the our armed forces, by working in mumtions factories, buy- matter in the Bible Banner. In view of this, the fact that ing bonds or even giving them a coup of water the name of the school was being used by a Bookstore to This idiotic drivel and unpatriotic rot with a lo. t. . m. ore advertise some of the rot appearing in print was burn- like it may be ordered from the ‘A. C. C. Bookstore,, Abilene, Texas’. The Abilene Christian College Press prmts a lot ing me, it has of stuff like that, written by long-faced crackpots. me down. Believe you been widely com- embarrassing to the school.- The nresi- mented on by well-wishers of the school-and others. The dent, a swell’fellow and personal friend of mine, do& not fO .esruoc ti si advertising being done under the name “A. C. C. Book- believe what is dripping from the dwarfed minds of these youths of military age, who enjoy exemption as ‘min- store” spreads far and wide a stigma against the school. connect it with the isters of the gospel’, and take advantage of it to attack tsuJs ohwc tuoh ni ehto cilbup dluowo tonl? I am glad therefore for the president’s explana- the war effort. The Board of Trustees, I understand, are on tion of the matter to have a wide circulation. As for the record in full support of the government. College Press, I was simply mistaken, a victim of the same confusion Brother Morris says is not uncommon. It I am in receipt of a letter from President Morris of appears that the Press is absolved from all blame and Abilene Christian College which makes some corrections that the “A. C. C. Bookstore” is the sole agent of em- and explanations, and furnishes more for the record as to barrassment for the college in this matter. And since the patriotism of the school, and its loyalty to the govern- it is “entirely a private busines” and the college has no ment in time of war. The letter is dated July 22, 1944 congrol over it whatever, I take it that the school can do and is as follows: no more about it than correct a widespread and damag- ing impression as President Morris has done in his let- “Dear Brother Wallace ter.
,More ‘ForThe Record copies, delivered. We did not back out of that offer- forty thousand dopies are being delivered as promised. But future orders cannot be filled at that figuie, as ariy tine -v ,* (_“.Fr o*m ,c P a_g e,1x, 2 )A.-“ c dI . - should be able to plainly see. A seventy-six page magazine that would make a 200 page book-for five cents-postage I must charge that Lt. John W. Wallace, son of Cled is the paid! It was nur offer, we made it, we have kept our word- victim of unfaithful teaching by his father and that his father must face the whole thiG2 in the judgment.
. I Cahsistency-A Jewel burlesque show, staged in all seriouesness. Jake and Gene, Siamese twins of fanaticism, are declaring and ems. hf. CAMPBELL carrying on war against us and most of the churches and In the January, February, March issue of B. D. More- preachers of Dallas and Fort Worth. They are now bosom head’s “World Vision,” a sizeable advertizement, prom- friends of Frank Norris! What nice things they say about i_ nently displayed,__~. gives emphasis to the title of a booklet him, and how unfairly we have treated him! The way they which is in the form of the question “Can a Christian Kill giggle and make eyes at him a real romance may be in for His Government?” Then, before the reader can pur- the making. And Frank is giggling back. And what chase the booklet and read the argument presented, he is makes the silliness more astounding, J. Frank Norris is given the answer in the advertisement itself. “The answer a premillennial Baptist and is not a conscientious objector. is no!” says the advertisement.
3uiwwG PHROUGH THE WALL‘ +‘ W. CURTIS PORTER In the latest of the Christian Unity Quarterly, of wall? If we do, then why is it “our busines” to jump which DeissFue orest Murch of the Christian Church and through to the other side? I think Judge Beam has a Claud semaJF. Witty of the Church of Christ are joint-editors, very Poor conception of what “our business” really is.
these are held by people who claim the Bible as their ~,11y has revealed all the essentials in the Book: Now in this #rule of faith and practice, and since we should, according case the use of instrumental music must be left entirely up to the individual or local congregation. If a congregation to Beam, “extend these meetings” to include them, why cannot conscientiouslv have an organ. let them omit it. On should we not “extend this jumping” to reach them. I the other hand, if a congregation ‘has in the past- and does would just as soon jump and expect the Lord to get me yet use the organ in worship, and believes in it, then let through one of these walls as I would the wall of instru- them use it and in each case-recognize the other as a sister Church of Christ.” mental music. This article is being written in Indianapo- lis, Indiana, where I am engaged in a meeting with the How does that sound for progress toward unity? He Garfield Heights church. We have had in attendance at could have just as well said the same thing about sprinkling our services Bro. E. C. Koltenbah, who was formerly for baptism, infant baptism, the burning of incense, ani- a preacher in the Christian Church. He is now in full mal sacrifice, prayer to the Virgin Mary, and cake and ice fellowship and unity with us, but such was not accomplish- cream on the Lord’s table. If “Christ neither ‘command- ed by our jumping through the wall to him. He saw his ed nor forbade” them ,they “must be classed as non-es- mistake; he saw he was on the wrong side of the wall and sentials.” So it should be left entirely to the individual or he moved over to where we stood-on Scriptural ground.
3. All Governments Alike Are 4. Christ Against the Government Entirely of the Devil “Christ thus was recognized from before his birth as coming as the enemy of and to make war upon human “Christ recognized the kingdoms of the earth as the government, and rulers sought from his birth to kill him.” kingdoms of the devil, and that they should all be rooted (46).
plan on the part of the devil, through the <government, to man to be brought forth. Against whom when the accusers persecute Christians. Just a casual reading of the Acts stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed: But had certain questions against him, of their the Apostles will show that that is not true. In the latter own superstition, and that one Jesus, which was dead, whom part of the twenty-first chapter of the Acts Paul was being Paul affirmed to be alive. And because I doubted of such assaulted by a mob, (not the government,) and the cap- manner of questions, I asked him whetherbe would ga’to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters. But tain with soldiers rescued Paul. In the latter part of the when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing .of twenty-second chapter we learn that the officer was about Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send to treat him as was customary for criminals, thinking that him to Caesar. Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would he was a very desperate person, to have aroused the mob, also hear this man myself. Tomorrow, said he, thou shalt hear him. And on the morrow when Agrippa was come, but Paul again claims Roman citizenship in the following and Bernice, with great pomp? and was- entered into the language “And as thep bound him with thongs, Paul said place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principial unto the : centurion that stood by, is it lawful for you to men of the city, at Festus’ commandment Paul was brought scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? When forth. And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief cap- the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me. both at tain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live a Roman. Then the chief captain came, and said unto any longer. But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? Ye said, Yea. And the to Augustus, I have determined to send him. Of whom I chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this have no certain thing to write unto my Lord. Wherefore freedom. And- Paul said, But I was free born. Then I have brought him forth before you, and especially before straightway they departed from him which should have thee, 0 king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write. For it seemeth to me unreasonable examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, af- to send a prisoner, and not with all to signify the crimes ter he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had laid against him.” (Acts 25:10-27).