Published Monthly in Defense of the Church Against All Errors and Innovations “Thou hast given a banner to them “Lift ye up a banner upon the high that fear thee, that if may be display- mountain, exalt the voice unto them.” ed because of truth”--(Psalms 60:4) -(Zsaiah 13:2) NUMBER SIX AUGUST, 1947 VOLUME NINE BREWER REF’USES TO DEFEND HIS STATEMENT .
THE BIBLE BANNER Paae 3 other. He just hacked at it. has a picture of Brother Hardeman looking like The readers of the Bible Banner have been he does when he reads what I write, maybe he treated to some pretty exhaustive lessons on “the had better keep it out of the paper. However, if principle and the law” governing church activi- he wants to put it in I’ll promise not to say any- ties. Brother Hardeman and Brother Brewer thing about it.
i’rgc 4 THE BIBLE BANNER THE CAMPAIGN GETS UNDER WAY OLElD E. WALLACE In this essay I shall play more the role of a used as a basis for a violent attack up- news commentator than a critic. It will be re- on character and intent of the one mak- membered that some months ago we got hold of ing the apology.” that now celebrated Norman Davidson batch of Now just wipe away your tears over this heart- letters, the publication of which created such less conduct. The suppliant sinner was Norman tidespread consternation. The letters revealed Davidson. The hard-hearted man void of the a plot to white-wash Brother Boll and his pre- “spirit of Christ” was l?oy Wallace. The “violent millennial movement into a respectability that attack” was made by James W. Adams who re- would be acceptable to churches and brethren ported in the Bible Banner just what happened generally. It involved smearing some of the rest and what was said when Davidson and Wallace of us including some worthies of the past who met. And if you have more tears to shed pre- are now dead #but of course that wouldn’t pare to shed them now.
THE BIBLE BANNER P7Fe 5 it was published in the Bible Banner, Brother is that they should, hence the present Showalter denied some of it and came mighty effort.” close to calling Brother Davidson a liar. Pos- My conviction is that they should be informed sibly after looking him over he has decided that DI all the facts” in view of the fact that Brother Brother DaVidson is not capable of aCCUI%telY Davidson doesn’t seem to have them, or is unwil- reporting a conversation, and doesn’t holM him ling to tell them, The “personal, private corres- responsible. But Brother Davidson hasn’t changed pondence” referred to are the Davidson letters his mind about Brother Showalter and shly in- to Brother McQuiddy we published some months sinuates it into the very article he sends to the &go in the Bible Banner. That we “procured” Firm Foundation for publication: them “under false pretenses” is a plain false- “My quotattons from prominent men hood and if you can think of a shorter. word were so used to plant fear in the hearts you may use it, whether intended or not as the of these brethren and cause them to case may be. Brother N. B. Hardeman mailed disavow their previous statements made a complete copy of those letters to the editor of the Bible Banner and they were handed over to to me.” me for my respects. These are the letters we were Brother Showalter was one of the most “promin- widely accused of “stealing” from somebod~s ent” of these men Brother Davidson quoted and files. Others received copies from the same according to Brother Davidson he got so scared source we got ours. Now, I have been readfng of us it caused him to “disavow” a statement he rumors to the effect that if we publish thp truth made to Brother Davidson. Now it is an inter- erbout this thing, dire consenuences will follow, esting point they &an settle between them things will be told that Will “ruin” us and all as to who is “certainly honest and sincere.*’ Bro- that sort of thina. All richt. here’s thee truth.
Page 6 THE BIBLE BANNER has knocked the ball clear out of the park anti of course, everybody does. What would he like broke up the ball game. I’m as happy as can be for the Advocate to do? Print his stuff and, treat over it, and perfectly content to know that we got it like the #Gospel Broad’cast did? He cannot hope a base-hit or so before he came to Ibat. for that. Print it without comment? He can’t The Davidson matter came out in the Gospel hope for that. Say nothing about it, observe an Broadcast as I have ‘been expecting it to and the eloquent sil-nce anY furnish him with a subscrjp- carefully worded editorial displays the close fel- tion list for his private use? Shades of McQuid- lowship existing between the editor of that pa- dy, Kurfees, Smith and Srygley! He surely can’t per and Brother Davidson on these matters. I expect that thought possibly Jake Hincls would kick up a bit. ! He [email protected] say a nice piece that sound’s like somebody TH_:-E PRO_:_ MISE_:_D REV_:_IEW else, and it boiled down to the profound observa- The article beginning on the opposite page is an advance publication of an editorial to appear tion that he would about as soon fellowship a in the August number of “The Apostolic Times,” premillennialist as a preacher who uses tobacco. a very creditable monthly periodical of Nashville, That gives the editor of the Bible Banner an ad- Tennessee. The editor, Brother Jas. A. Allen, vantage of me. He doesn’t smoke. I hate for Foy was a former editor of the Gospel Advocate and one of the best editors the Advocate has had. so to enjoy more of Jake’s fellowship than I do.
THE BIBLE BANNER Paae 7 THE PULSE OF THE PREACHERS The Bible Banner is being handled nicely now. Arkansas. If the church&s all emptied their You fellows are doing a good job of it. I’m sorry treasuries into the colleges, a poor boy would A. C. C. has jumped the track in her effort to still have to manage for money to attend one. I raise the endowment but since she has, some of would oppose money being sent from the church you who are good at writing have to handle the treasury to an orphanage, if I knew that some pen. Seeing the trend toward independence be- one would have to pay the orphan child’s board lng manifested by the colleges, I’m beginning to and room extra. God willing, my children will wonder if an endowment that would make A. C. attend a Christian school, but I expect to have to C. totally self-sufficient would not also put her foot the bill myself.-Sterl A. Watson, Haynes- in position to crystalize certain trends into pol- ville, La.
Page 8 THE BIBLE BANNER C O N T R I B U T O R I A L -- - P-V SO- OLD DOCTRINES RESTATED AND EXAMINED ’ R. L. WHITESIDE Some denominational doctrines, which a gen- sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the eration or two ago were preached persistently, creatures, nor is tbe litbtrty or contingency of ceased for a period to be much emphasized, ex- second causes taken away, but rather establish- cept by a few debaters, and they usually tried to ed.” (Chapter 3, Article 1). If you can under- tone them down. Therefore the new members of stand that, you can go to the head of the class.
THE BIBLE BANNER Page 9 of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures?” Then any glory manieested in decreeing from all eterni- before he can be ordained as a pastor of any ty that certain ones shall be saved regardless of church, he must answer that question again. their character, and certain ones damned with- Hence if a Presbyterian preacher is truthful, he out remedy? It seems to me that such d’ecrees believes what his confession says about decrees. manifest neither the mercy nor the glory of God.
Page 10 THE BIBLE BANNER SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME JAMES W. ADAMS “Comin\g events cast their shadows before”. thing at Temple, but in a few moments there- A chilling shadow now lengthens across the after, he vehemently saisd; “I do not know any- brotherhood from coast to coast. The clouds pile thing about it!” He further said, I have never hi’gh warning of the coming storm. Forces are heard R.H.Boll or O.D.Bixler (premillennialists) marshalling for the fray. The Ibattle lines are teach anything contrary to the New Testament”.