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					                                                                                         paign. National followed, saying it had                                               Makrng of Many Books . * ,"                                                                                 311TAHSVM
                                                                                         to meet the' competition; Eastern jumped                                                    Capital Baptist, Washington/ D. C.                                                               ON 3AV HI6 LZ\                                  dWOO
                                                                                         in alfliough ^calling the practice "uncon-                                                                                                                                                 -WW03 "WOIHQISIH
                                                                                         scionable" but again acting for competi-                                                 Otto Piper (pronounced "Peeper"), pro-
                                                                                         tive reasons.                                                      y                fessor emeritus of New Testament at
         Note: .Hie opinions | expressed in the .articles on
       this pbge are those of the authors and do not                                            Eastern, not incidentally, said if do- Princeton Theological: Seminary, left. his                                                                                                               "
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     \ necessarily reflect the editorial policy of this pobU- mestic airlines made free liquor a practice native Germany under pressure of the
       cation. Hie purpose of the .page Is to present a                                                                                                               .*• Nazis. Though not so widely known as                                                                           Feature: The Man on His Knees
       digest! of Baptist thought from around the world. on all airlines it would cosf1$ 100 million
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                                                                                        . a year;-.- ••' " - " , _ . . . . • ' - . ; . " ' : - • / - • ' ; . . . _ : _ . ' . > • _ . ; . ' ; . of his contemporary! continental                                                          Preview: New Baptist Hymnal
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             : * " • - . "•••'" •• - *•• '- . . '. !('.    • • • ' :-;   .-'•'•                The CAB said last Novembe^it would theologians, he is a theologian] of no mean                                                                                                            Latest Baptist News—Editorials
                                Baptist Times, London .*
                                                                                         "monitor the .situation carefully to deter- rank and is thoroughly "at home" in Old
           EXCUSE me, sir) Would you like to mine whether regulatory action might be as well as New Testament interpretation.
       buy a little boy? 6!nly one and a half new required to correct the drain on; carrier                                                                                      One of the surprising things about this
    [pence." :                                      f I                                 jevenue." Only the -CAB, presumably, main, whose depth of scholarship is ac-
    f I wondered if"-1 could possibly have would not know immediately -that the knowledged by all who know him, is that
      [heard aright'                                !                             ~~; practice is a "drain on carrier revenue." so few books have come from his pen.
      \ The speaker was a boy of about seven It had just permitted an increase in fares.                                                                                         One day in class a student asked Piper
       years. He was sitting on the-wall of his                                                There had been a hint National would why he had written only a few books.
       front garden.                                | j           -                      reverse its policy. It has since announced Piper answered that many people read
   | I glanced over tne wall, i^ - ....../, it will continue free drinlgs since Delta books about the Bible^but devote little
   j Sitting oh a stool,; looking at a picture- won't quit pouring; champagne.                                                                                               time to reading the Bible itself. He inti-
    fbobk was a boy, of ^ibout three/ He had                                                                                                                                mated he did not want to contribute still
   jthe most angelic facs of any boy I have                                                         The Truth More Often Than Not                                           more to this common failing.
   jever seen. He was j probably a real terror.                                                                                        W^WWV:^^
                                                                                                                                                                                Theire will always be a need for good
   1 I murmured spmepiing -about living in                                                                                                                                  books on the Christian life and biblical
   Ja flat, and hot having a garden where he -^y^
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                                                                                                                                                                           interpretation. : Some good books, and
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   icould play.                                                                                                                                                             spnie outstanding ones, are coming off
         The boy on the jiya looked crestfallen,                                                                                                                            the presses^ today. But the "religious"
   il don think I wasth first refusal he had
         ion't                                      the                                                                                                                    presses, like the secular presses, are run-
  lhad: ' *":>                       -".             !'                                                                                                                     ning overtime. -A great many would-be
                                                                                  i                                                                                        writers on religious subjects are "on to a
  1 My heart went put to him. His young
                                                                                                                                                                           good thing" — namely the profit angle,
  ^brother must haw i[been giving him .a
  Irough time. FinaUyj in desperation, he                                                                                                                                  coupled pne supposes with an effort to
                                                                                                                                                                           build a certaili reputation— and hence
  lhad decided to get !'ricl • of him.
   i           - ~                       ^^           *£                                                                                                                   producing a torrent of books.              )
  )• As I walked on I found myself thinking                                                                                                                                     The opinion here is that many of these
  how often I must helve brought heartache                                                                                                                                 volumes will be forgotten almost before
  jto my Lord by v&&t I had thought, or                                                                                                                                    the publicity on them "has ceased. What
  jsaid,,ordone.                                  ||        . !                                                                                                            is worse is that a fair number of the
  i But the promisees so clear. "Having                                                                                                                                    books rolling off the presses probably
   loved,his own which| were in the world, _/_^^Vi ^_j^^                                                                                                                   should not have been written in the first
  he loved them ufcto;tlie end" (John 13:1).                                                                                                                           'place.                          -. i   ;
  jVVe don't deserv^ such love. But isn't it                                                                                                                            '.. Persons with a gift for writing should
  •wonderful to^kno^we have it?—Joe Vio-                                                                                                                                   exercise that gift. But apparently, not a
  beitf                                                                                       We wrote Senators Tower and Bent- few a're tempted to put something in rath-
                                                                                       sen of our concern. We received from 'er permanent book form who really
 j                Booze Boys WifrViing                                                 them the routine CAB press announce- should not attempt it. Anyone so tempted
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                                                                                       ment of "monitoring" and a bit more of should think long and hard before taking
  j We are losing thfe booze battle with the the routine; in correspondence^ We wrote the step (nowadays almost anyone can
  airline^ and we don'St like it. The Civil Senator Tower Dec. 23 of our disappoint- get **published" ,by certain book firms).
 JAeronautics Board is dragging its feet ment and asked -for his influence with At the present price of even the slenderest'
  and we're mad. Neither of ouc llS. sen- the CAB. A similar letter went to Senator volume, many with a weakness for any-
iors has revealed|any' concern and we Bentsen Dec. 30. Neither has replied.                                                                                               thing in print are spending for that which
:are disappointed.!                                                                          In contrast, Representative Wright Pat- will do little to strengthen their Christian
                      for a bit of 1 the background:                                  man wrote one of his constituents of his faith and practice. In some instances the
                                                                                       **deep concern" expressed to the tAB.                                              biblical interpretation is misleading and
 {• We protested editorially (Nov. 27) free                                                  The CAB is dragging its feet. We don't
 liquor to coach passengers being offered claim the status of an expert but we be- serves to turn seekers and disciples from
 by three airlines on sbme of their flights. lieve the CAB has always been more : the centralities of the faith and from clear
                                                                                                                                                                           and present demands of the gospel.
*We sai4 then and !'• t                         (reiterate now that the interested in looking after the airlines
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 practice $vould stop or it would spread to than considering the passengers.                                                                                                   At least we cannot say we weren't
                                                                                                                                                                          warned: "Of making many books there is
 other airlines.
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                                                              *    '                        Enough congressmen applying enough no end" (Eccl. 12:12). As Piper observed,
 j It is one thing to be forced to tolerate a influence will push the CAB into stopping it is an all too common practice to turn
 fellow passenger's ] drinking. It is qiute the free booze. It is either that or being to some book, say with a catchy title, or
 another to be forced through purchase" of a party to the crime of buying liquor for an attractive format, or one rated merely
 a flight ticket to Jhare in the cost of that your fellow passengers. The experimental as popular, however deviant it may be
liquor.
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                                               jj                                     liquor promotional campaigns of the air from biblical truth, rather than reading
        Delta triggered the booze war with its lines will spread throughout the industry. the book of supreme worth.—James A.
     Steak and Champagne in Coach" cam- —John J. Hart                                                                                                                     Laogley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gene Bart left, state convention music department director, looks over new edition of
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         Editorials                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The father of his country, George Washington,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         was a deeply religious man. Monday this week
                                                                                                                                     logiaris of other denominations^ have awakened to a danger;
                                                                                                           Is                        concerning which we have been aware a long time and are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             was a national holiday and Saturday, Feb. 22,
                                   greeted each other, and especially                                                                turning in another directiom;c..:\.:vv"y":-;i:.:'.1'':"' . >                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Americans are celebrating the 243rd anniver-
                                  :,' iijis reported that they used the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sary of his birth. Perhaps he is best remem-
 : following salutation! Th£Iirst would £ay, "The Lbrd is risen."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bered at Valley Forge in the snow as ...
   The second ^ould Respond, "He is risen;. indeed." In this way                                                                     y
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   they reminded eacH other of the1 marvelous truth concerning
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                                                                                                                                     hope it will be read;m the same spirit in which it is being
   the, resurrection of ijtheir Savior.        ;       ' :                                                                           written. The, - - Southern - Baptist - Convention constitution pro-
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   j llie resuixe^                             at the very heart of the                                                              vides that the president can succeed himself for two one-year
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  Christian faith. In jfatt,, without this belief there really is no                                                                terms and the custom has been'to re-elect the incumbent. For
  true Chrfetianity; there is oidy a secularized, socialized,- cul-                                                                  instancie,; that dedicated layman Owen Cooper did a superb
  tural religion :witob;ut|ahy power whatsover to transform lives
  and which stands in pe^ way of the salvation of souls. -
  J This season projyides us an opportunity to remind ourselves
  once again—as dolls every:Sunday, for that matter-^of the
  inost important sinjgle event in human histoiy. It is a good
                                                                                                                                     job as president both terms, especially after he resigned as
                                                                                                                                     head of an industrial empire and turned ; his whole time and
                                                                                                                                      ttention to the things of the Kingdom of God. Oh the other
                                                                                                                                    hand, K. Owen White wisely refused to permit his name to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on
                                                                                                                                    be placed in. nomination for a second term.
  time, because hearts are opeia and minds are receptive, to talk                                                                        A   •   •   •   -   •       -   •   i .   -   •   -   •


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  with Menck, neighbors, relatives and others about their spirit-                                                                   as suggesting that Jarby Weber of Lubbock, Texas, the present
  ual condition and about the-B?eed of all of us for Christ as a                                                                    president, not be re-elected. We are suggesting that the!demo-
                                                                 _                                                      .           cratic process have full right of way when messengers from
         Don't let the •traditional- church calendar with. its xpeculiar
                         . -i i. .i .i . . • . . - . • .-        •                                                                  the churches •get to . Miami• Beach, - Fla.~.for~ 'the• annual ineeting
     phrases— such as Ijjent; Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Good
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                                                                                                                                    next June and that no one feel embarrassed or intimidated
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     Friday, Easter—ai^d thie mixed-up ideas.j all about you scare                                                                  about making nominations from the floor for the office.
     ybu away -from being a good witness for Jesus, Tliis is a good                                                                      There should be several strong men nominated this year,
     time for personal -jsoi winning and helping people to grow                                                                     as every year. The election of a president should never be a
     spiritually,          |                                                                                                        foregone conclusion or go by default. In perfect freedom,
     f Let's get busy at 1 ; and make every day count for the most                                                                  after much prayer, the best man available should be elected.
     for him! "The Lord is risen.. : . He is risen, indeed."

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       Probably the most significant event in American theology                                                                          • Better Care: A 106-year-old man was heing inter-                                                                                              From Washington's First Inaugural Address at New York City on April 30, 1789:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 '
' in this century took place during the last week of January                                                                        viewed by a newspaper reporter on his birthday. TTie enter-
                                                                                                                                    prising journalist asked the elderly gentleman if he had any
   this year in Hartford, Conn. Eighteen theologians from
   Protestant, Easterif Orthodox and Roman Catholic schools
   jmdplaces of leadership met for the week and formulated
                                                                                                                                    message for the public. The elderly gentleman paused, thought
                                                                                                                                    carefully and answered: "If I had faiown I was going to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I Being who rules over the Universe, who presides 'in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                t would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official- acV my fervent supplications to that Almighty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            '; • y •       .' ,   •     «—   • --.*-•       .      . •      • '..-'.''....'. . '.-' . •' ; ' " " ' -' .'. •
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   vvhat will be knowtt in history as the Hartford Statement The                                                                    this long, I would have taken better care of myself."                                                                                                                         •N.                       -"          "       • '"           -          .                                      '                   &                       ~       '            '        '       '        '       ''        '   .           ^           "                -           - ,'         ' '       '                    •' '       '         '•         :




                                                                                                                                         • Bible Reading: More Protestants in the United States                                                                                          can supply every human defect; that his benedictioh jnay consecrate to the liberties and ;happiness of the peo-
   3000-word, 13-ppmt Document appears to be a sincere effort
   to reverse or at lea£t slow the downward plunge of Christian                                                                     read their Bibles now than did four years ago, In 1971 it was                                                                                        ple of the United States; a government instituted by themselves for these essential ^purposes: and may^ertable
   churches and denominations in this country into a theological                                                                    72 percent of Protestant church members and in 1974 it was                                                                                                  * •   '       '         "   -           "                                                                 •       •                                                      .                                                                                                :                                                                                                    IV


  liberalism; which deniies the basic truths of the Christian faith
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                                                                                                                                    75 percent, according to a recent Gallup Poll.                                                                                                                                              '                       '                  '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success; the functions allotted to his charge.                      '                           ' '                                                                                                                      "'                                              '
  as revealed in the Scriptures, y                                 j
  j - That many deopminations fell into this enervating, para-
  lyzing attitude 'towarh the Bible and Christian doctrine is a
                                                                                                                                                             •q........ ._...... ,                                                                                                            In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it ex-
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                                                                                                                                         The pastor of the^ church in Washington^ D.^ C. which                                                                                           presses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow citizens at large, less than either.
  well-known fact of our history as a nation. Many can still                                                                        Theodore Roosevelt attended while he was president |vas sit-                                                                                                                                                 .. -       -                  . •-               '               '                              >                   .                   '       . •'                  ''                - •                  ' - : • - - • • • ' , - . . -                                       '-       •                      • •        . -
  remember the battle between fundamentalism arid modernism                                                                         ting in his study one day. He was not overwhelmed by the
  in the Twenties of this century. Fortunately for Southern
  Baptists, we iad sound preachers and.strong leaders during
                                                                                                                                    fact that he was pastor of the president. And at times he was                                                                                            No people can be bound to 'acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which bonducts the affairs of men
                                                                                                                                    somewhat annoyed by the curious crowds who gathered to
  that era who held a firm line. In fact, one^bf our men, E. Y.                                                                     see" the chief executive.                       "          ^                                                                                         more than the people of the United States. v
  Mullins of Southern Seminary, wrote one of the little booklets!                                                                        The telephone rang suddenly, and he picked it up. A caller
  on the "Fundamentais". of the faith ^which rallied the con-"j                                                                     who failed to identify* himself asked curtly, "Do you expect
  servative Christians} of all denominations to stand true to the [                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Every step,) by which they have advanced to Ithe character of an independent nation seems to have been
                                                                                                                                    the president to be in tKe service next Sunday morning?"
 Word. But professors ^in many colleges xarid seminaries of                                                                                                                                                                                                                              distinguished By' some token of providential; agency. 'And in the important revolution just accomplished^hr the
.many denominations began7 teaching the wrong lessons and
                                                                                                                                         There was a pause. ,                                                                                                                    I
                                                                                                                                         Thoughtfully the minister turned the question over in his                                                                                       system of their united government, ~the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct com-
'both the students arid the churches suffered.                                                                                      mind.
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 I The Hartford jStatement appears to be a;sincere effort                                                                                Then the pastor answered, "I am not sure whether the                                                                                            munities, from which the event has resulted, cannot bercompared with the means by which most governments
 bn the part of some! of these former liberals and others to                                                                        president will be here or not. But I am sure that God will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           V -':~^
 phanjge the trend. Fojr instance, they all agree that the resur-                                                                   here. And that is enough to insure a moderately large                                                                                                have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future
 rection of Christ is fundamental to any genuine New Testa-                                                                         attendance."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                w                 ;
 inerit faith.'As far as Southern Baptists are concerned the                                                                                                                                                                                                                             blessings which the past seem to presage.             .'                    .-•-.• ,
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 Statement does not [go far enough, but we are glad that thep-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These reflections, -'arising out of the present crisis, .have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to;
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                                                                                                                     tain national economic situation," states                     -   •-           --       ••        -                   -                •




              NEWS                                                                                                   Grady C.Cpthen, president/ "As a result        (
                                                                                                                                                                        Views on SBC Name Sought
                                                                                                                     of: actions ^already taten, we appear to            • • • .       '    ' ' -    .   •
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                                                                                                                     b'e in good condition. We project some         their views on a name change for the
                                                                                                                     reduction in sales and have taken steps        Southern Baptist Convention or the oper-
               Trustees of the SBC Brotherhood Commission—faced with a growing financial to^minimize the impact." Besides sales                                     ation of the;SBC Executive Committee
         deficit—iave voted to cut the agents 50-perspn staff by 25 ^                                   other budget reduction, other steps include a               are invited to set up an interview in At-
         program cuts/The action/eliminating eight mem                                                               freeze at the Sunday School Board on           lanta, Ga. March 31-April 1 with the
       j clerical-level personnel effective March 7, was taken in response to a recommendation filling personnel vacancies, adding new                              committee appointed by the SBC to study
       | by Glendon" Mcjbullough, executive director, and 'the agency's administrative jobs or transferring personnel within the                                    these matters. Appointments may be
       i committee.         ;| I ,; : ... -V:^:." • , '-.. "        ~~—".,-....—~                                    board
                                                                                         . ' .,.-?. ;".-.• •••";•'•.-.-• unless there are exceptional reasons       made on at first come^ first served basis
       I 'We feel we mustbalance the^ budge^ visibmty in Brotherhood work gene^                                      for doing so..                                 by contacting C. R. Daley, committee
       j during this fiscal lypar and eliminate a              Dorter "Rputivexecutive secretaiy-trea-                  Discussing Brotherhood Commission           chairman,iP.O. Box .43401, Middletown,
       j $14(5,933 deficit, j^d This action repre-surer of the Executive^Committee* ^ex- commitments, McCullough emphasized                                         Ky. 40243 (telephone, (502)-245-4I01).
    nsenfc the only way .to do it in our judg- pressing deep regret over the Brotherhood the agency would continue to maintain its                                     Southern .Baptists who cannot appear,
      jm^nt," said McCullopgh.                            Commission's plight, noted that the com- usual broad range of services to state                           in person may share their views with
            Among those affected in the staff re- mission received a 14.54 percent increase B a p t i s t conventions, associations and
                                                                                                                                                                    Daley or other members of the committee
         duction were comptroller, E. M. (Buddy) ($45,702) in the basic Cooperative Pro- churches at the highest level possible with
         Coleman, an empliayee'of 23 years; Bap- gram allocation for 1974-75. That cbm- a reduced staff. Bob Banks, McCul-                                          in writing. Daley said those desiring to
      Itist Me9?s division director, W. J.. (Doc) pares, he said, to a 5.8 percent ($2 mil* lough's executive assistant for planning                               ^meet with the committee must provide
      jlsb&l, a seven-year employee; Royal Am- lion) overall operating increase for the^ and promotion, will work with-state Bap-                                  (their own expense, since no funds have
      jbassador division jjdirector, former Okla- total CP basic budget,                                                                                           been provided by the convention for that
                                                                                                                    tist leaders to attempt to fulfill commit-      purpose.           -
      jhoman Jay Qhancei 11 years; mission                     "The Brotherhood Commission's prob- ments of former staffers. (BP)
> j support department &rectpr, Ben J. Con- lems concern all Southern Baptists deeply,                                                      -                         In the meantime, state papers have in-
      jnell, eight years1; joperations department but any significant increase in Brother- 4 7-36 ROOITIS Af8                                                      cluded ballots on the question of a con-
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      Idurector, John Pate, [13 years; staff artist, hood funds \yould have to come largely
       i'»   " -              -    !;.   1 - . *   - - /. -   •
                                                                                                                          l                                        vention name change for any and all sub-
        Jim Frazier, threefyears; order processing from funds nbw allotted to foreign mis-                                   more than 16,000 registered mes-      scribers to register their views. \ Daley
     j supervisor, Dennfe Murray, two-years; sions, home missions or theological edu- sengers expected at the annual meeting                                       said the. state paper surveys, along with a
     ] and an associate World Mission Journal cation," Routh said.                                                 of the Southern Baptist Convention in           planned professional:, opinion survey of                                                           NEW HYMNAL ... Gene Bartlett, music dirtctoi^             state convention, reminds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oklahoma. Baptists that a statewide PraiSing Celebration to introduce the newly
     jeditor, SteveiWall|. a four-year employee               R^outh expressed gratitude for the con- Miami Beach, June 10-12, 4,736 rooms                         the entire Southern ^Baptist Convention,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      revised BAPTIST HYMNAL will be heldat OJdahoma; City's Chic Center Music
     !who has been on~,aleave-of-absence since tinued support to the Cooperative Pro- have already been assigned.                                                  will strongly influence the committee in
     loct L /;                                            gram, which produced a record month                          "We are fortunate tiie convention is        its reported the annual;SBC meeting in                                                             Hall May 16-17. At that time those participating win sing through a major part of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the book. (See his '*Prjeview" on page^ 11 for information on volume's contents.)
           In a separate news release, the Brother- of more than $4 million in receipts in meeting in a place such as Miami Beach
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                                                                                                                                                                   Miami Beach hi June. (BP)          -
     1 Hood Commission announced that Charles January on a; national level. ; He also where an adequate room supply is avail-
    1 Dogget£'',': director|| of the coinmission*s noted gratitude that hone of the other able," said John Williams of *• Nashville,
    iPioneer Royal AmWador department 19, SBC national agencies operated last director of financial planning and as- •
                                                                                                                                                       ~ s         Anhuity Board Reviews Year                                                                          similar type funds. The rating was pre- iff 1973. The.board provides benefit pay-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       paredly A. G. Becker Co. of Chicago* ments for more: than. 9,000 annuitants in
    I since 1972, has resigned to become min- year at a deficit.                                                   sistant to the treasurer of the SBC Execu-         Tt?e downward trend of the stock mar-                                                            which measures performance of 2,400 all—including retirees, disabled persons
                                                                                                     -                                                              ket kept the SBC Annuity Board from
    j ister of education;! and .administration at-            In terms of the overall financial picture tive Committee. Williams said.persons                                                                                                                          different funds throughout 'the. nation. and widows. Benefits; paid.out to these
    I Bethany Church, DaUas, Texas. He had of other SBC agencies, none appear faced wishing hotel or motel rooms or light                                          .enjoying its best year ever, trustees of the                                                       Hobgood said the ranking means'the An- annuitants- in 1974 caine to^$15,692,198,
    I been a'coriimission. staffer since 1969.                                                                                                                      SBC "agency were told at their annual                                                              nuity~Board* outperformed 91 percent of a drop of about $150,000 ftom flie.pre,-
                                                         with drastic cutbacks, but—in the, face housekeeping rooms should write as soon                            meeting in Dallas. President Darold H.
    j McCullough siaid V the commission, of inflation and recession—agency execu- as possible to the SBC Housing Bureau,.                                                                                                                                              the funds surveyed by Becker.: :               ceding year. : ";\^'                                              "
    j which had a current operating budget tives have initiated belt-tightening pro- 555—17th St., Miami Beach, Fla. 33139,                                         Morgan of Dallas reported that the board,
                                                                                                                                                                    in 1974, recorded, the largest number of                                                            I Funds held in trust for ^ministers and /;. Because: of the stock market decline,
    | of $1.4 million voted last. August, ac- cedures. At = the Sunday School Board, giving a ddfiriite date and approximate                                                                                                                                           for other church-related vocational work- the board could grant ..only" one month of
   jciimidated the biijdget deficit this way: for example, the 1974-75 sales budget hour of arrival and including names and                                         new members, a record amount of pre-
                                                                                                                                                                    mium income, a record total funds held                                                             ers stood at a record $353,445,743, an "extra benefits through tfie 13th Check in.
   | i "During recent [years, particularly the has been revised downward by about $2 addresses of all persons who will/occupy                                                                                                                                          increase of $3,183,557 over J973, the 1974. This accounted, for the most part
   | last two, -the strategy ^>f the commission million, from $59,588,000 to $57,675,- rooms .requested. The Housing/Bureau,                                        in trust, and a three percent loss based
                                                                                                                                                                   .on average assets.                                                                                 Annuity., Board president pointed out.        of the drop in benefits paid. (BP) "
   j has been io try to make major program 000, in anticipation of a drop in sales he said, should be notified immediately                                                                                                                                                                                            * '-      .".•           - "        ' •  • ' •. ' ' . ' . ' ,      • . •
   j achievements without the money in hand, revenue which the board depends uppn if a cancellation is necessary.                                           |          Morgan said the loss," amounting to                                                                 A record number of .new meiribers was
   j but. with the expectation the additional for its operation.                       •                     •        At leak four choices of hotels or mo-         $11.3 million, was due to^.the decline in                                                          enlisted; in Plan A, the basic retirement                   Store Obs^hrance Slated
      income needed to fund these projects                                                                        tels are desirable, Williams said, and            the stock market which suffered one of                                                             plan maintained by the Annuity Board             The Oklahoma City Baptist Book
     would follow;                                            "We continue to monitor the opera-                                                                    the worst years in history. Trustees                                                               and state conventions for ordained min- will observe its 55th anniversary with a
                                                                                                                  reservations will be filled in order of date -
          "Instead, inflation has reduced income tions of the board in light of the uncer- of receipt. If accommodation of the hotel .                              learned, however, .that some recovery has                                                          isters in churches; The 1,969 new mem- program; in the store at 208 N.W. 11 at
  ! from periodicals, and the small increases                                                                    or motel of a person's choice are not              already been achieved. "Between Jaq. 1                                                             bers enlisted in 1974 compares with 1,753 11 a.m. Mon:, Feb. 24. During the pro-
  I in Cooperative Program, allocations, rec-                                                                    available, the housing bureau will make            and Feb. 5 of this year, the Dow Jones                                                           • the'year before.• - . . - . • . . . • . • • .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         . \ j •f                                    gram former managers H. Kay Killings-
  lommended'vby the SBC Executive Com- Time Change Coming Feb. 23 a reservation elsewhere as near the re-                                                           Industrial average already has recovered                                                               The number of ministers or widows of worth, 1920-46? Mary Tongee, 1946-61,
  I mitte^ are not adequate to cover the                     "Spring op .. .fall back."                          quest as possible. Confirmation will               more than 100 points," Morgan said.                                                                minislers .receiving re 1ie f assistance and T . Bradley Bolin, 1961-68, witt- be
 j costs of this ^igher level of program                     This year, by action of the Congress, the come direct from the hotel or motel.                            He reminded trustees the board has                                                            Showed a sli^t gain for the second honored, . Don Turner, —i^*"^^^ . , ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1                       current manager,
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 j services provided Ijtc Southern Baptists," nation will switch to Daylight Savings Time                                                                           longrange investment objectives. "We do                                                            straight year. /The 409 assisted in 1974
                                                                                                                      (If the experiences of a Messenger staff
 jMcCullough said.j!' =                                 effective Sun,, Feb. 23. In yean past, the                                                                  not like a down trend in ^-the market, but                                                         compares with 405 aided in 1973 and the • - Taking . part on the program...•-will• = -•-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ••••         •              .      .,•
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be
 \ McCidlough cijed Brotherhood enrol- spring time change took place in April.                                                                                     we can weather it out. Prudent invest-                                                              record low of 398 in 1972.                    Joe L. Ingram, state^convpntion execu-..
lment increases fpr:[^he last four years,                   So, on Sun., Feb. 23, clocks will be set                                                                ment practices include retaining our cur-                                                              The board's insurance services depart- live director; William S. Graham,' ., book
                                                                                                                 desired hotels or. motels will :lje futile^
     a renewal program "pnjbying growing, ac- forward (up) on that date and Daylight Again this year, none of the jfbur pre-                                       rent investments in stocks, in order -to                                                            ment reported an increase in the number store ^division director from the Sunday:
    ceptance by thousands of B a p t i s t Savings Time will remain in effect until ferred accommodations were ;• available                                         minimize losses/and maximize gains,"                                                             -of members in the life insurance plan for- School Board; John Moody, Capital As-?
j churches," an irjcreased emphasis on next October.                                         __                                                                                                                                                                               •»   •   .   .   '   -       .        A   -


                                                                                                                 and the reservation given by tlie housing          Morgan said.      -    T                                                                           churches, A gain of 700 members dur- sociation moderator, and Jack L. Gritz^
(world missions conferences,, expanded                      Since the changes take place on Sun-                                                                                                                                                                       ing the year hiked the 1974 figure to Baptist Messenger editor. The book store .
                                                                                                                 bureau is at a hotel two an4 one-half                 The newly-elected chairman of the An-
| promotion of home jand foreign missions days, the changing of time (particularly in miles farther from the convention meet-                                      nuity Board, W. Gordon" Hobgood Jr.;an                                                              8,035.        ;                               was first "known as 'the Baptist Messenger
jand the Cooperative Program, introduc- the spring) often has an adverse effect on ing place.).:..;..-                                        > , .\ . -.:?•-^-.   investment executive from Dallas, said the                                                           : The Annuity Board- added, 725 new Book Storey Turner said. Music \vfll be
Jtion of a new missions publication (World Sunday school and church attendance.                                       Room application forms ikve been             performance of the agency's total fund                                                              annuitants to its benefit rolls last year, provided by; Oklahoma Ci^ area minis-
   Mission Journal), and "a new level of r f f f f                                                               provided to sfate? executive secretaries.         investment ranked in the top 9 percent of                                                          down, from the 767 new annuitants added ters of music.                          v v                           r
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                                                                                      islature during one.week in January. (This                                                                              poration in Thousand Oaks and serves as
    From the Churches                                                                 is an opportunity for service which comes                                                                               consultant for several musical groups.
                                                  '-"1                                to a feWcpf pur Baptist preachers eadi
                            Chyrches: I                                               year and A we ^vould / appreciate -hearing
                                                                                      froin any :\vhq;may; receiv^ the appo^
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Revival Reports-
                 r^                                                                   ment either in the senate ,br the house of                                                                                 Tulsa, Olivet, Feb. 1-5, 19 additions by
  jSajpulpa have, apprjb^ed plans f 6f a new                                                                                                                                                                  baptism and six by lettqr or statement;
  auditorium and additional education ; fa-                                                                                                                                                                   evangelist, Walter K. Ayers; pastor, Joe
                                                                 ENID: Brad Allen, pastor                                                                                                                      HuJ)bt Collier,         ^      ;
 'Icilities. Ground-breaking services will T?e ofCentral Church,.Lawtqn since 1968,
  iheld on Easter Sunday with construction                                                                                                                                                                       El Reno, First, youth revival, Jan. 5-9,
:                                                                    has accepted the pas-                                                                                                                    304 professions of faith; evangelist, Da-
 !expected:to requiretseven to eight months;                         torate of ^Emmanuel
  iThe auditorium is jplannea to accommo-                                                                                                                                                                     vid Stockwell; singer, Royce Thornal; pas-
                                                                     thurch, Enid. Dur-                                                                                                                       tor, C. Chalon Meadows.
  idate i 850 and the education facility is to                       ing his six and one-
  (provide for two adult departments and                                                                                                                                                                         Nash, First, Feb. 7-9, two additions by
                                                                     half-year pastorate,                                                                                                                     baptism and three other -professions of
  jail pre-school departments. The church's                          the Lawton church
  [present auditorium was constructed in                                                                                                                                                                      faith; evangelist Tal Bonham, state con-
                                                                     b a p . t i z e d 649 new                                                                                                                vention evangelism director; singer, Has-
   1913. Gary W. Coo c is pastor.                                    members and record-
        NEW;IlipraBS1KY: Silver Lake Churcfc                                                                                                                                                                  kell Beck; pastor, George M. Hair.
                                                                     ed 800 .additions by
  Bartlesville has started a new deaf min-                           letter. In 1973, Cen-
  istry which" includes interpreted worship
   " •'       ' -  ' - •      li'                                    tral Church^dedicated                                                                                                                    Church Staff Changes:
jseryices and Sunday school class as well a $400,000 auditorium seating 750 and                                                                                                                                            ^PASTORAL                        YUKON/FIRST DEDICATES AU^
 jas a sign language" class. Jo Ann Bpyer purchased the entire block at its{location                                                                                                                              Kenneth R. Barnett is serving as in-      dedicated Jan. 26 by First Church, Yukon. Speakers at the three services included
 jis servingas interpreter. Bill Lay is;pastor; in downtown Lawton' Allen was ordained                                                                                                                         terim pastor at Midway Church, Banner        R. C. Helmich and Fred WUlhoite, former pastors of the church, and T. B. Lackey,
 I: (^EVAITON; Jjirst Ghurch, Broken to the ministry at Ural Church, southeast                                                                                                                                 in Central Association.              "c                                 • .    .     .   .          •      '   :   i    . •,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            former executive secretary-treasurer of the state convention. Others taking part
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 !Arrow ordained, Jqnnny Walkingstick, of Elk City, his first pastorate. He is a                                                                                                                                  Jack R; Boydsun from Texas is serving     included f (Miner staff members, associational leaders and young men of the church.
 jLarry Deonier andr Bob Biaylock as dea- •graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University                                                                                                                             as interim pastor iat Trinity Church, Po-    The new auditorium is part of an expansion and remodeling project costing $400,000.
jcons in a Jan. 19 senvice. Leon Hill, pas- and Southwestern Seminary. Other for-                                                                                                                              teau.              \                         Facilities added in addition to the auditorium are an office suite, choir rehearsal
jtor, brought the ordination sermon.x .          mer pastorates include a church in Texas,                                                                                                                        Carl Lynn Davis is serving as interim     hall, chapel, library and muti-use classroom areas. Leon Christensen is pastor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               pastor at Roady Church in Arbuckle As=.
| E^ROVEMESJIS: F i r s t Church, :.Carter Church inBeckham-MillsiAssocia-                                                                                       FIVE YEARS MARKED . . • Members              sociation. ,       (
jBennington in Bryan Association has tion and First Church, Sentinel.                                                                                            of First Church, Moore gave their pastor,        Vernori Harjo is now at Emmanuel             EDUCATION, MUSIC, YOUTH                Church, Midwest City moving from
jcompleted,an improvement project>whioh             FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY: Peris                                                                                  Paul Box, and his wife a trip back to                                                         John Dooley has been called as minis- South1 Lindsay Church, Oklahoma City.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Church, Claremore.                            ter of youth- at Nichols Hills -. Church, v Paton Parrish is now serving as. music
{included carpeting classrooms and the and Juanita Woodruff observed their 40th                                                                                  their former mission field of Malaysia,          Joe Hamilton is now at Hickory Grove
[pastor's study and new cabinets in the wedding anniversary qn Feb. 18 and were                                                                                  Singapore as a "thank you" f6r live years    Church, South ^Canadian Association.          Oklahoma City moving/from a similar and youth director at Meridian ChiirchT
'kitchen, L. £." Peevyhouse is pastor.           honored on the occasion by their children,                                                                      of service. The Boxes served as mission-                                                   position at Oklahoma City, Shields Boule- Mullins Association moving from a simi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lee Hudson-has resigned at Temple
                                                 Beverly Woodruff Ellis, Kip Edwin                                                                               aries for 11 years. The couple's daugh-      Church, Shawnee.         -,";..-              vard.—                                    lar position at Chattanooga Church. ,""r
                                                 Woodruff and Raymond Edwin Wood-.,                                                                              ters, Paulia and Pam, Vere flown home                                                         Leslie Gunn has joined the staff of * Tpm\ Shaw has accepted the position
 [Personalities JIT the News:
1 • -- :••' ' ,   • -i" -'.-\\ -I '• ' - ' . ' • ruff. They now live at 8210 234th SW                                                                            from Mississippi College as an additional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bob Jones isl.now at Midway Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                              in South Canadian Association. .              First Southern Church, Del City to serve of minister of; music at Sooner Church,
I SENATE (CHAPLAIN: Hugo Lind- Street, Edmonds, Wash.,' where their                                                                                              (surprise/Under Box's leadership, the            Monte Long .'has resigned at Antioch      as director of deaf ministries. ,         Midwest City. He moved from First
jquist, pastor of Bjetftel* Church in- Okla- friends may write them. The couple were                                                                             Moore church has grown to -a member-         Church, Pottawatomie-Lincoln 1 Associa-          Bob Hays has accepted the position of Church, Post, Texas.
jhoma City for the past 20 years, served married in First; Church, Clinton in 1935                                                                               ship of 2,140. Average Sunday school         tion moving to i church in Tetfas.            minister of music at Westminster Road
•as chaplain of the jsenate-in the state leg- and he served as pastor of churches in                                                                             attendance in 1974 was 761 and annual            George Lott is now at Victory Church,
                                                                                                                                                                 gifts received were $455,446.
                                                                                                                                                                 ^             - • • •' -•       j            Purcell moving-from Corbett Churclp.                                                                                Available and Wanted:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jerry Lowe has resigned at Hilltop           Only Black & White Pics                                               Items in this.section are published as a free serv-.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ict. Publication does not .constitute endorsement and
                                                                                                                                                                 Texas and Oklahoma, including South          Church, Pottawatomie-Lincoln Associa-            Suitable for Messenger                                             copy submitted is subject-to editing.           -
                                                                                                                                                                 Memorial in - Oklahoma City 1942-68.         tion.            "                                                                            - *'   . . '<"•          Youth Woriier: Rick Duncan, 18-year-old member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Color pictures cannot be consid-                                  of Del City, Sunnylanej is "available Jo Serve* as
                                                                                                                                                                 Although he-^has suffered two heart at-          Jay Martin is now at First Church,                                                                               assistant youth director.] He has ^worked in youth
                                                                                                                                                                 tacks in recent years, Woodruff has been                                                     ered for publication In the Baptist                                 revivals, prison ministry and counseling.,* Contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Comanche.                                                                                                           Duncan at 4405 S.E. 39th, Del City 73115, phorit *
                                                                                                                                                                 serving as pastor of Grandview Church in                                                     Messenger. Because of the print                                      677-0647.     >
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                                                                                                                                                                 Seattle, Wash. He completed 45 years                                                         stock on which the newsmagazine is                                     Singers: The Christ Prophecy Singers are avail-
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                                                                                            ,' Xf* r         ,'%%,,'                                                                                          Church, Banner.                                                                                                      able to sing at church functions, civic group: meet-
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                                                                                                                                                                 in the ministry last summer. \          '.       Newel Poteet has resigned at EJdon                                                                               ings and for other groups. For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tures which are in sharp focus may                                  contact Janet Bennett, 5000 Bypass Terr., Okla-
                                                                                                                                                                    DOTY CALLED: Bruce Doty of Ray-           Churdi, East Central Association to at-                                                                             homa City 73119, phone 685-1392,                    ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              be used.                        —                                      Glass: First Church, Davenport has for sale -a
                                                                                                                                                                 town; Mo.' has been called as pastor of      tend Southwestern Seminary.              J                                                                          heavy plate glass measuring"five by six feet. Write
                                                                                                                                                                 First Church, Coyle. A graduate of Ok-                                                          Several pictures have been sub-                                  Mike a Mitchell, pastor, Box 376, Davenport 74026,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  M. ;E. Ramay served First Church,           mitted recently 'which were taken                                   phone (918) 377-2752. Xr .^                ~ :                    ,
                                                                                                                                                                 lahoma Baptist University/ he formerly       Coyle as interim pastor for four months..                                                                              Pteacher: Matt Alsup, 17-year-old senior at "Del*
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                                                                                                                                                                 served as associate pastor at Classen                                                        from so far away from the subject                                   City High School, is available to serve as-associate
                                                                                                                                                                                                              He is now available^ for interim, supply,       as to be unusable.                                                  youth pastor in Oklahoma City area. Licensed to
                                                                                                                   s&.^**    *
                                                                                                                                                                 Boulevardj-Church, and Howard Memori-        revivals and Bible study. He may be con-                                                                            preach by Del City, Sunnylane, he is presently serv-
                                                                                                                       fri                                       al Church, Oklahoma City. He and his                                                            If an event is significant enough                                ing as activities director at Sunnylane Church. Al-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              tacted at 301 Hardy Dr., Edmond 73034,                                                                              sup may be contacted at 677-8467 (home) or 677-
                                                                                                                                                                 wife, Pat, have a daughter, Rachel, 2,                                                       to Warrant a photograph, it would                                   9581 (church).        -, v : • " ; . ; • V -v                   --^


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                                                                                                                                                                    NEW POSITION: William H, (Bill)
                                                                                                                                                                 Rayb'orn, native of Tulsa and graduate of
                                                                                                                                                                 Oklahoma Baptist ^ University, is how
                                                                                                                                                                                                              phone :(405), 341-0282.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ,;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tom Rogers has resigned at Butner
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Church, South Canadian Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              be best to hire a professional pho-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tographer to take the pictures. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              professionally-made pictures will al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Seeks Bus: Romulus Church in Pottawatomie-"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lincoln Association seeks a small bus in good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  condition. Contact-Mike Craig, pastor, Kt.-l,'Ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  comb 74852, phone 333-2253.              .. . ; , , ' , - -.-. ;.
                                                                                                " ' ^'' *''',s ^ ''*'*$ '•" -'/'''"'ffif'-.'fr< \>\ '""V''
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                    •,j' i.,x j'' *           '                     *                                                                                                                                           Charles Scroggins is now- at Butner                                                                                  Youth-Music Director: Sunnylane Church, 3900
               \""  >r
                            "    -                "     ". .     ""      ~*                                                                                      serving as pjart-time minister of music at                                                   most guarantee publication and will                                 S. Epperiy, Del City 73115 seeks a full-time youth
(FAMILY OF FIVE . . . Following a one-week, laymen-led revival with 19 men of                                                                                                                                 Church.                  •                      also make valuable .additions to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and music director. Salary open. Contact John
                                                                                                                                                                 First Church, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Ray-                                                       - ' • ' , .   I   ';         -" •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lucas, pastor, phone 672-1548 or 677-9581.
  the church speaking] in Blackburn Chapel Church near Shawnee over a period of a                                                                                born is former staff member of Chelsea,        Roy M. Tippett has resigned at Cal-           church's historical files.                                             Education Secretary Needed: Minister of educa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              vary Tabernacle, Oklahoma City because                                                                              tion in, south Oklahoma City seeks a full-time sec-
j few weeks 18 persons were baptized. There were also six additions by letter hi the                                                                             First; Walters, First and Tulsa, Spring-                                                        Pictures submitted for considera-                                retary. Applicant must have; excellent'typing skills,
(same period. Pictured above, front left to right, are a family of five with a friend                                                                            dale and -also served at [churches in Mis-   of a heart condition.^ ; '           .^.        tion-will be returned only if they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be experienced either-in taking shorthand or using
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dictaphone, must meet and deal well with people,
Jatid th,e j^storin the: baptistry: Randy— Wood, Gerri Wood, Charles Story, Rita Wood,                                                                           souri, South Carolina and Texas. He is         James Lee Williams has resigned at            accompanied by sufficient postage.                                  and not be afraid of talking on telephone. Contact
i          - — — -  —    — —•    ^           —   -      "~                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vernori Day .at 8601 S. Pennsylvania or phone
  Pastor Alvin Drake/ LaRonda Wood and Jodi Wood,                                                                                                                vice-president of Christian Artists Cor-     First Church, Carney to attend seminary.                                                                            682^1636.                                                     ;
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PAGE SIX                                                                                                                                                              .          THE BAPTIST'MESSENGER        FEBRUARY 20, 1975                                                                                                                                               P4GE SEVEN
                                                                                                                                                       handle the; funds. The Foundation is           Religious Education:                                                                                                                              Single Adults and to provide an opportur
                                                                                                                                                       directedl'byi a board of 16 business and                                                                                                                                                         nity for; Christian growth and -t fellowship
                                                                                                                                                       professional men elected by the Baptist                                                                                                                                                         of SingleS'themselves.-^ ^ . . •; ,- ^ , ;\
                                                                                                                                                       General Convention at its annual meeting
                                                                                                                                                      each year. These men are bankers, law-                                                                             1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at                                                    For definite purposes the" ierin "Single,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     \ Adults" includes persons 18 years of age
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By Zack Panned, Associate Director                                                          .
                                                                                                                                                      yers,i;ranchers; builders, retail business                                                                                                                                                       and up, some of whom have never fiiar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              A ne^v president and a foriner president -will bring the keynote message at 1HE
                                                                                                                                                      men,'i sayings and loan officials afad etc,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHURCH: the Sunday Night Place Spectaculars April 14 and 15. Grady Cofcen,                                                                      ;ried> :some ' are divorced^ some "widowed,
                                                                                         " By Joe ;L Ingram            ;                              who meet the third Friday of each month                                                                                                                                                          some separated. Today more than 43 mil-
                                                                                     Executive Director-Treasurer                                     to : transact the Foundation's business.        newly elected/president of the Sunday School Board in Nashville, Tenn., will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      featured at the close of the| Oklahoma City event. The following evening in Lawton,                                                              lion adults are single. Only in recent years
                                                                                                                                                      And also," I told my friend, "the Founda-       Lavonn Brown, pastor of 1 First Church, Noiman, will bring the closing message.                                                                  have churches "discovered" Single Adults
                      Did you knp^f that"4,200 people will to produce 4.6 billion gallons of .been tion ;board is organized by committees,
                   jdie of hunger of malnutrition while ; we The 8.2billion pounds of grain used to each1 committee is assigned certain re-                                                          Brown is the immediate past president of the Baptist General Convention of                                                                        and are beginning to meet then1 spiritual
                   are eating pur~eveiuh^ meal? In that one produce alcphoKc beverages is enough sponsibilities."                                                                                    Oklahoma.              ^                                              —           ~—r~~             ., , • .                                      and social needs. The retreat -is. in recog-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nition of the growing interest among
                   hour, children of Africa, India and other food for one year for more than 20 mfl-
                                                                               •*•)   t   •   -   -   «r - , • . . - -   • '•   •   .
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Billed as regional CHURCH: the Sun- CHURCH: the Sunday Night Place Spec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       churches to provide Bible^study, training
                  parts of the wbrldl will £q^6n; dying at lion people living on a'niinimal adequate ; In order that ail of our people may                                                           day Night Place Spectaculars, the color- tacular-^klahoma <3ity or Lawton.                                                                        and fellowship activities for singles. r;
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                  that rate throughout the day—and every diet ;•>•;/:/";"•: -'•^•' ".:'•/" ••.•.;'/•-•'- . : . . . - . better understand the operation of the
                                                                                                No^wpnder Mayer coined the slogan-— Foundation, I thought it would be good
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ful training meetings will offer something
                                                                                                                                                                                                     for the entire family. Persons attending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ^ -.. ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tulsa Spectacular Cancelled                                                  If you have an established work with:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Due to a growing calendar conflict,                                         Singles or have been looking for the c^ta-
                  I Jean Mayer of Hazard, one of the na- "Have a I3rink and Starve-aChild." ;y to list in this column the committees of                                                              will choose from 14 idea conferences, the Spectacular scheduled - f o r Tulsa,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lyst to begin your work, here is a worth-
                 jtidn's most prominent putntibtusts, has                                                                                             the Foundation^ the names and profes-          exhibits, displays, music and a refresh- April 17, has been cancelled* An area-
                                                                                                In addition to praying for God to'bless                                                                                                                                                                                                               while event.' For. furttier information call
                  |yisely suggested ijhaSt' a 'ciitback in the America, maybe we> ought also to pray sions of t&e members:                                                                           ment area, i                    ;                                \vide crusade with the Leighton Ford                                            or write the Department of Religious
                 jbillions of gallons grainbased alcoholic for God to bring America to her senses—,                                                      EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:.John                        Churches in the, two cities will be in- team April 10-20 involving more and
                                                                                                                         :                                                                           volved in preparing :and ^manning the more Baptist churches made the decision                                                                    Education, 1141 N.: Robinson, Oklahoma
                 ijbeyerages—beer ••aiid most liard liquors-—
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                                 *^'. '      - -•. ,      i,                                 and sobriety. .                                          Crain, geologist, Tulsa, chairman; Otis                                                                                                                                                         city/" -..;•:. '/. • ;.-..-•' ••-• '-..,..: ' ": ' . "- '•
                 :could provide •food! for ,millions -of people. ../-'                                      -      Schedule             l      .      Duran, insurance executive and banker,         various exhibits. At the 'same time, per- necessaiy.                                                                                                - .          -.'.-.-'   .• " - / ' .
                 ' ; - •--..•-.-•*" • .,; ;; -t :|J.:! V- ^ i;. ' '- ..*..• '. r "          February 20-23—Meeting of state executive secre- McAtester; Robert S. Canuac^; banker,                   sonnel will be leading the id$a .confer-                                                                                                         Royal Ambassadors:                  v
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                 }•- Last year, according to data provided                                       taries, Mobile, Ala,          .--.- /
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ences on subjects such as , visual r aids,
                .jfay the U. S; Department of Agriculture                                  'Feb. 24-28—Chaplain of State Legislature j;              Hinton; Robert C. Howard, insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     poster-making, drama, worship,? leader                                  Single Adults Retreat Set
                 jand Commerce, American distillers used February 24—a.m.—55th Anniversary Celebration executive, Gushing; Albert F, Norman,
                                                                                                 of Baptist Book Store :                                                                             and new member training, age-group                                  Falls Creek will be the scene of the                                        Lists Basketlxil! Play-offs ~
                 Jill million tons (2.2 billion pounds),of                                    p.m.—Deacon-Pastor Meeting, Southwest Associa- savings and loan executive, Edmond.
                                                                                                 tion             ; •       ":                                                                       work and CHURCH: the Sunday-Night first statewide Single Adult Retreat in                                                By Paul McCuliough, RA Director
If---;."         Igrain to produce I8& million gallons of February 25—Deacon-Pastor Meeting, Pottawato-                                                  INVESIMEOT COMMITTEE: Albert                Place, '75-76.                                                   Oklahoma; The dates are .April 11-12.
                 jwhiskey and American brewers used 3                                            mle-Iincoln Association      , .... . . •_ .;_ .    F. Norman, chairman; Walter D. Grind-                                                                                                                                  District Basketball play-offsrare under
                 million .tons (6 billion pounds) of grain                                  February 26—Worker's Banquet, First Church,
                                                                                                                                                     staff, savings and loan executive^ Okla-            If your training program needs a boost,                         The retreat: has been" planned with a way for the finals to be played at the
                                                                                                 Woodward, Hale Dixon, pastor                                                                        bring your leaders and members: to a dual purpose in mind: to train"leaders of Royal Ambasador Congress on Feb: 28
                                                                                                                                                     homa City; Joseph M. Best,H attorney,
                                                                                                                                                     Tulsa; Qfis Dnran; Warren Easterwood,                                                                                                                               and March 1. Winners of they Southeast
                                                                                                                                                     rancher, ;lFort Supply; C. A. Ifenderson,            Child Carer ^                                 *                                 t   -._.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Northeast Districts in1 all1 three divi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sions will be played on .Friday at 5:30
                                                                                                                                                     banker a'nd real estate develbber, Okla-,                                                                                                                           p.m., and the Northwest and Southwest
                                                                                                                                                     homa City; Robert C. Howard; John R.
                                                                                                                                                     Crain; James M. Thompson,/retail busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Response of Churches to Offering                                                           winners will play at 10 p^m. The finals
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                                                               Tithe That Others May Hear                                                                                                                           .    (         ,               By Lowell D. Milburn, Director                                        will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m. The
                                                                                                                                                     ness executive, Ada;; Norman FarreD, Oil                     Associations are placed m order of percentage of churches giving to the                                addresses of the gyms that will be used
                                                                    • / _ • - ' - By Bill Duncan ,                                                   executive, Tulsa; Caii S. Carnes, oil ex-            Mother's I^ay offering. We appreciate the great response and pray that every                                   are as follows:
                           I tithe because I love the Lord and "according to his Word we are commanded ecutive^ Cleveland.                                                                      '<        church willjr take the offering in 1975.                                      ,--•:"•-•" • - -                    Crusaders (grades 4-6) — Cro;we-ll
                (to do this. I also realize that if we don't support his work, some people would never                                                  SPECIAL INVESTMENT COMMIT-                             "' '      i-          •' " ". ' - •        • -                Number                         S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Heights Church, 1301 S. Catiton, Tulsa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 '. . 'i r "                                    Number      Churches    Percentage
                Ihear God's Wbrd| Also, it makes me more ofian unselfish person. I really get a TEE: Robert C. Howard, chairman;                                                                                 •••• •t i                                  ; Churches in     Taking    of Churches                      (this address is a-correction of the pro-;
                [great blessing andjf-aninner peace when I know I have given back a small part of . Charles Allen, mortgage company execu-                                                              ' Association /               Missionary            : Association    Offering .       Giving         Amount . •
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tilhnan -_ .' :          »_Bob Posey              — — 12               12              100       $ 1,428.69    motional material that was mailed). ;
                hvhat he has givenUo me. Therefore, I enjoy more what I have left. .                                                        •; '     tive*; Chickasha; Kenneth Bonds, bank                Panhandle __              _Dan IVson —                   21          . 20               95.2        9,000.77 —
                E ! My education'jhas been limited, but God put me in contact with other Christians, executive, Oklahoma City; James M.                                                                   Beckham-Mllls          ™_John R. Kelly                ._ 27            25               92.6        3,777.17      Pioneers (grades 7-9) — I m m a nu e I
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pnririn     _       _       F^ren Meecenger               2fi          23               88.4        3,376.12 .
                jone especially withliwhom I'm in business. ' ' . •                                                    ——             ——r— Thompson; John R. Crain; Walter D.                             Mullins _r^.4         — ___Lloyd Jones              .,— 30             26               86.6        8,052.75 ' Church, 1915 E. Third, Tulsa.              |
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bryan ~       i_-      ™_—Carrell Hooper                 36            31               86.1        3,573.98
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pioneers (grades 10-12)— First Church,
                jTogether, we have; more material posses-                                      It has been said, "the more ybvi have, Grindstaff, Raymond A. Young, retail                                Kay           J           -Robert Audd -„
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Delawa^e-Osage -—___— C. V. Dann -__—_._ 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   21            18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             : 85.7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  85.3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4,771.23
               jsioris than we everjgipught or dreamed of the harder it is to tithe.""This is^not so executive, Oklahoma City; Albert F. Nor-                                                             Salt Fork.—                 Haskell Beck -_—_-_ 13                     11               84.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3,440.31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5,333.41
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         403 S. Cincinnati, Tulsa. V;        " • i
               (haying. Without God's help we could % all cases. I know what I have has come man.                                                                                                          North Canadian _:               Dan Pruitt        il       25                  21               84                   • 2,197.52
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Enon        — -^            ——Tom Cotten — ^__ — 36                            30               83.3                     2,648.47
               jnever have made j it: Whenever we are frbm the Lord and I enjoy giving a little                                                                                                            Pottawatomle-Llncoln — James Maxwell •_                    54       v
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13 " • •:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           81.5 •                   5,468.60
               {haying difficulties {and we do have many more than he has commanded. I tithed                                                           CHURCH BUILDING LOAN COM-                          Northwestern :                :~P, E, Tapp       .— — 16                                        81.3                     3,324.33 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Perry —         :             .—William O'Dell             25                 20                80                       6,830.53
                 of them), we remember the Lord. When- when I was working for an hourly wage; MITTEE: Otis Duran,* chairman; War-                                                                          Rogers                :         ^Weldon Foster ..:          25                 20                80^                     2^09.98

  :             things are going smoothly, we also re- I_tithe now, and I plan to tithe on what- ren Eastern ood; Joseph M. Best; Robert
                member tiie Lord.l In looking back over ever I have in the future;                                                                  S. Carmack; Carl S. Carnes; Richard T.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Muskogee — '-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Comanche-Cotton
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cralg-Mayes
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chickasaw —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ;       Robert Helmlch _— 53
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        — Sam Pace __—___— 43
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lee Garner '__: :^,' 33
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       __— Willard Kern ______ 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          42 • '/ 79.1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          34
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           79
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           78.8 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           77.8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5,152.58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4,889.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2,295.04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2,099.84
              [the years, it is hard to believe how things                                    Note: Duncan is self-employed with Capitol Well
                                                                                                                                                    Hopper, pastor, Ardmore; Robert C.                     South, Canadian                ^. W. Wade               :_ 30                 23 '              7<5f.(T . .              3,027.22
                                                                                           Service, Inc. and is a member of Trinity Church, , Howard; Walter D. Grindstaff; John R.                        Central __           -— — ^A. A. Brady ___i__~_ 34                            26             .76^ "                      5,792.62 -
              *feH in place.                             |                                 Normal^. This testimony was solicited by Uyle Gar- Cram; Claude Rogers, commercial real                         Southwest         :          —John O. Capps - .- 33                           25                75. J            , - 5,426.09
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Johnston-Marshall             —Frank Jennings' _L__ 24                         18 .             75                    " 1,270.76
                     I never tithed for these things to hap- low, associate executive director. . . • • « -                                      :•
                                                                                                                                                    estate executive, Tulsa; Finley Hmrin,                 Northeastern — ;_               Tom Cossairt -_^_. — ; 44                     33                75                       2,165.98
              }pen. I tithed and they happened!                                                                                                                                                            Concord-Kiowa                _~ H. Alton Webb              26                  19               73.1 /                   4,517.73
              Jf- . "-- • •              . -         ' ([• T "                                                                                      pastor, Oklahoma City.                                 Cimarron ; : ;— — —Harry Griffin --— «„ 57                                    41                71. >                    4,511^2 •
             1 In 1949,1 went;to work for an oilwell                                                                                                                                                       Arbuckle         _:          — Joe Howard -:__^—*tT 32 ..                 - -23 -               71. i       '       - 2,881.38
              '                   ^                        i t                                                                                                                                             Capital ___-- ™— .-            -J. T. EHiff ™_^_1_ 118'                  • -.;84 " '            71.6               - 21^99:00
              •servicing contractor in Oklahoma^City.                                                                                                   Other committees such as Promotion,                Tulsa                 — — — Leo Perry. _____ __-;-_ 98               .;: -69           • ,70.4                          11,448.08
                                                                                                                                                    Farm and Minerals, and Special Trust                   Pittsburg                  — iJoe Ray Land _^^._ . 37                   .. -.26^                70.3                     2,513.50
            |lj worked nine years for this company                                                                                                                                                         Atoka — _       :--- — -— — L. A. Combes-—— 25 -                         ' 17                   68                     ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2;125.25 ,
                (during this time Ij met, the fellow I'm in By C Fred .IWiniaihs, • Executive Secretary Conynittees meet upon call; bqt, the com-                                                          Union -r-                       Carl Stringer. _^_-:^_ 42
            1 *                ,   •   »   !   )   (   .   .   "   1   J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         28           ~ 66.7               - . -3,732.81
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sans Bois — i—                  Don Taylor..         l._ 25                   16           , 64               .          1,220.71'
             jbiisiness with now). I worked for another                                        'How do you handle the funds held mittees whose membership is listed above                                  East Central -_-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Frisco        '.—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     '—— H. Ray Watson XJ-C,: 32.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Forrest Upchurch — 46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         20 :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           623
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           60.9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2,804.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3,62938
                well servicing company as a tool pusher, by the Foundation," asked the interested are the ones which meet each taadnth.     i                                  '   >                       LeFlore ___— — __             —Luther Nelson —             51 - . 30 "                          58.8                     2,822.97
                another companyas (lease foreman. Then business man with whonr I visited .last                                                                                                             Banner.          _ — ——---Bud Thome 1                      25                 13 \ "            52                       2,064.82
                                                                                                                                                        We are proud of these men-who have                 Cherokee Indian — — —J. R. StogsdiU __.                    42 . ...           18                40                         450.08         RA CONGRESS ... Leading the singing
            jin 1963, we went into business as, Capitol" Sunday morning just after the. worship dedicated their skills to .the Cord and                                                                    Oii-Ka-Sha Indian ™_--L. A. Watson L
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Muskogee-Seminole- .-            ;. > "    .-: , ::
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16 ...: .-.-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         /6 -. . ." * 38 • . * .•
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -"' .'                                   70.22               presenting «• .," ~ " ' . • ' . • • - • - .. „. .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and • & * ** . " * .n ^^ "special ••music' . •at the ammal
               „, « «___,„ Inc. jiWe now have 28 well
            [Well Service, T__ i;^. _„. t..... «« _„« service at the church mwtiich.i:liad.bee^ willingly give their time jto the direction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           m
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      -      Wichita Indian —_ u__ Jimmy Anderson:^-.^; 39^' '-•- ' • , "? 3 . •• • • • •-•- - ; 8 ,-. •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                **                                          /        - 94.75         State Royal Ambassador Congress in Tul-
            ^servicing; rigs of j^our own, plus other guest preacher,                                                                                                                                • ' Choctaw-Chickasaw Ind. _L. ;A:~ Watson; ----- 23 "".: "                  V" '   "I"'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     •• "".:;4.. :'• " . -;-•; . 29.37 .
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                                                                                                                                                    of the business affairs4bf the Baptist                                                                                                                                                           sa, wffl be Larry Purkey, mnsic and youth
           ^equipment                                                                         "To begin with," I answered,; "I don't Foundation of Oklahoma.                                          ; ' /TOTALS . ^^t^:^r.__:.^.tL.-^..i,447                                 : '1,026 *••                70.9               $174,100.01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     director at First Chnrch, Anadarko.
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           JPAGE EIGHT                                                                                                                                      THE BAPTIST            MESSENGER         FEBRUARY 20, 1975                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PAGE NINE
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                Oklahoma Baptist, University                                                                                                                                                                      Woman's Missionary Union:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hofiors Ou                     MKs                 Preview: The New BAPTIST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             By Gene Bartlett, Director
                                                                                                                                                                     By J. P.                                         By Abbie Louise Green, Director
                * t< ' • - ' • - '

                ] \ Anauthor-chaplain, a^^
                                                "             - '         *    3 -i
                                                                                    By - Craig Carter, Director of News Services
                                                                                      - - -     •   '    -•      -    •     -        •   ~~- -   ' •   " '
                                                                                                                                                                     fl /trolght Line to Teen/                      'Trudy E. Robinson Nigh, daughter of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  missionaries in Taiwan, and David Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Southern Baptists for the next decade..William.!. Reynolds, who' grew up in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hymnal 1975
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 will be singing out of a new hymnbook called Baptist

                         guests of Oklkhoma Baptist University's Christian Focus Week Feb. 24-28.                                                                Sometimes Children of divorced parents           Chestnut, son of home missionaries in          Oklahoma, is the chief editor of this great piece of congregational song litera-
                Guests for the religiobs emphasis week, sponsored by the Baptist Student Union,                                                               must make difficult choices on the basis           Alabama, have received $200 awards              ture. He-says, "The 1975 edition of Baptist Hymnal is a treasure-house of
                will be Tom Skinner, who fa.-; an author, radio show host and 'chaplain -for '"the                                                            of what will b^ best, for themselves in the         from Southern Baptist Woman's Mission-         Christian song. Texts and tun^s have been selected from many traditions Mid
                I^Vasfeington Rei^ldtiis| football team; off-Broadway actress Jeahette Clift George arid                                                      long run.     i                                     ary Union for their outstanding; college       cultures. They have been analyzed and studied. Their textual content, theologi-
                blind singer-composer Ken Medema.
                .   .           - -,1- W-           .    -'    -
                                                                — — — — — —- ; .' - ,'.—. "*. .. .
                                                                     A .- ]-        f                  T.
                                                                                                                                                                                QUESTION                         records.                                        cal implications and scriptural accuracy have been weighed carefully by those
                | The week will begin with a musical tal- turer on college campuses.                                                                             I am a fourteen year old boy. My par-               The WMU Executive Board annually            whose judgment in these areas is respected and reliable.               J
                                                                                               '                                                                                                                                                                         "From plainsong tradition, there is 'Of the Father's Love Begotten'and
                ent show featuring Mrs. George and OBU                                                                                                       ents got divorced when I was about nine.            grants the Elizabeth Lowndes Awards to
                students at 7 p.m. Monday in Potter                Both Mrs. George and Skinner will                                                                                                                                                             (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  O Gome, O Come Immanuel.V From Jewish tradition comes 'The God of
                                                                                                                                                             They both-remarried and I have lived                the top recent college graduates among
                Auditorium. Mrs. <3eorge will again per- featured in talk-back sessions at 3 p.m.
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                                                                                                                                                             with both of them. Now I am old enough              children of home. and foreign mission-          Abraham Praise.'
                form for a chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. in on Wed. and Thurs., Feb. 26-27, at 6                                                                 to decide which one I want to stay with,            aries. The cash, award memorializes a                   "The Moravian heritage gives us 'Christian Hearts, in Love United.' The
                Cotter Auditorium! 1                            p.m. vesper service on Thursday and at                                                                                                                                                           Lutheran hymnody provides 'God Himself Is with Us' and 'Built on the Rock
                                                                                                                                                             but I don't know what to do. No matter,             long-time treasurer of WMU.
                | Mrs. George, who has.. toured with a .ft- p.m. worship service on Wednesday.                                                               which one I-am living with, I always :feel/             Mrs. Nigh is the daughter of Mr. and       the Church Doth Stand.' '                      '
                several off-Broadwayj play companies, is Both will participate in Wednesday's 10                                                             unhappy and want to live with the other;            Mrs. Arthur C. Robinson, missionary as-                 "There is richness in four great Welsh sqngs: 'O-the Deep, Deep Love of
                also well-known as ja Bible teacher, speak- a.m. chapel program. All of the events                                                           I. love both of them, but I never seem to           sociates in education. She is a magna          Jesus'; 'Once to Eve'ry Man and Nation'; 'Look, Ye Saints! The Sight Is Glor-
                er, mpnologist and|playwright.                  are open to the public.          -     •                                                                                                                                                        ious' and *O Spirit of the Living God.'
                                                                                                                                                             be really contented. What should I do?              cum laude graduate of California Baptist
                | Skinner, who will address chapel at 10 Medema, the 29-year-old singer from                                                                     .     ~        ANSWER          :- .    :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 College, where she was a music major.                   "The French psalm tune Psalm 42 ('Comfort, Comfort Ye My People'),
                a.m. on FrL; Feb. 28J is a native of Har- New Jersey, will be presented in concert                                                                 Teenagers usually have some misgivings        She now lives in Newport Beach, Calif.         is of the Calvinist tradition.                         .-                               ;•
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              :
               lem, where he was! •okce theleader of a at 7:30 p.m. FrL, Feb. 28, in Potter
               " i' • • • ' * "      I " E                                                                                                                     about themselves and their parents. WKen              Chestnut is the son of Mr. and Mrs.                 "From the hymns of Benjamin Keach, we have included a Christmias
                street gang. Since his (conversion to Chris- Auditorium. Medema began writing and                                                              there are divorces and step-parents in-           Fred Chestnut; missionaries with the De-       hymn, 'Awake, My Soul, Awake, My Tongue' (1696). Keach, a Baptist'preacher
                tianity he has led j thousands to Christ singing his own songs in 1970, when he                                                                volved, it is even more difficult to decide       partment of. Cooperative Ministries with       in London, is recognized as the fatiier of Baptist congregational sihgirigX'
               through his personal ministry. He is well began composing original material .-for                                                               how you feel about yourself and your              National Baptists in Selma, Ala. Chest-                 "From John'Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress comes his hymn 'He Who Would l :
               known as a convention speaker and lee- his work as a musical therapist. •                                                                       relatives. The fact that you are trying to        nut graduated in history from Samford          Valiant Be/ written in 1684. .                                  ;"                      ;
                                                                                                                                                               identify your feelings .and resolve them          University with; a straight A average. He              "The hymnal committee (Oklahoma members: Gene Bartlett, James D.
                                                                                                              tion for the past half of a century. In-         is an indication that you are maturing and        is now attending University of Alabama         Woodward, Warren Hultgren) .looked carefully through songbooks and hymnals

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                                                                                                              gram, in my opinion, is one of the most
                                                                                                              knowledgeable -persons I know concern-
                                                                                                                                                               facing problems responsibly.
                                                                                                                                                                   Perhaps you should \ consider which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 School of Medicine in Birmingham.              that preceded our present hymnal to see if there were some well-known gospel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               songs that should be included. Among those deemed worthy for'inclusion ate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                'All That Thrills My Soul,' 'Heavenly Sunlight,' 'In tie Garden/.'My Faith
                                                                                                              ing the history and intricate interaction        home would offer more' stability during
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                                                Founders Day
                              • •' l ! i - • • - / • • ' . - • ' . - • " -                                    of the Cooperative Program as it relates         this changeable time of your life. In which                                                      Has Found a Resting Place,' 'The Sheltering Rock' and Why Do I Sing About
               j By William 6, Tanner, President, OBU                                                         to Southern Baptist life.                       will the soil for Christian character devel-                                                     Jesus.'                                                        }      •• .. 5
                  \i This year the emphasis for the 64th                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Negro spirituals included are 'Go, Tell It on the Mountain'; 'Lord, I Want
r                Founders1 Day at Oklahoma Baptist Uni-
                                                                                                                 Tal Bonham, Bob Lee and Bill Haggard
                                                                                                              also participated in the service. The
                                                                                                                                                              opment be better? In whfch home do you
                                                                                                                                                              feel accepted and affirmed as a worthwhile               CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES                  to Be a Christian'; 'New Bora/Again'; 'There 1^ a Balm in GileadY'Let Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Break Bread Together' and 'We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder.'
U        "       yersity was focused on the Cooperative                                                       choir, under the direction of Dekn James        person? In which are you given trust and                        By Dana Williamson
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                 Program of the^ Southern Bapitst Conven-                                                                                                     responsibility appropriate-to your age and                                                                "In the 'not-quite-so-rec^nt' gospel song category the committee has select-,
                                                                                                              Woodward, provided-special music for                                                                   Adult Sunday School Growth Clinics,       ed 'Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus'; 'How Great Thou I Art'; 'His Name Is Won-
                 tion. Interestingly jenbugh, this year the                                                   the occasion. 1                    <" •         maturity? In which do you feel that the             Feb. 24-25, Mayfair, Oklahoma City;
                .Southern Baptist Convention is emphasiz-                                                                                                     lines of communication are stronger? An-                                                         derful'; 'Sweet, Sweet Spirit' and 'It's So WonderfuU : i' :                        J

                                                                                                                 Another very ^special guest who was                                                              Feb. 27-28, Cameron, Lawton — Work-                   "More recent gospel songs are Dick Baker's 'All to; Thee'; Gene Bartlett's
                 ing the" fiftieth anniversary of this coop-                                                                                                  swering these | questions -might help you           shops for Adult ^Sunday school teachers
                 erative endeavor by which we Southern                                                        recognized during the Founders' Day Pro-        to make this choice.         ;                "                                                  'Here Is My Life' and 'Set My Soul Afire'; Buryl Red Jand -Ragan Courtney's
                                                                                                              gram was C. D. Forrest, president of                                                                to revitalize and strengthen Sunday school   'His Gentle Look'; Charles F. Brown's 'Reach Out;and Touch' and Phillip;
                 Baptists carry on our worldwide ministry,                                                                                                         Second, since your feelings are almost         work and to emphasize importance of
                     The basic concept of the Cooperative                                                     the Mabee Petroleum Company and di-             always unhappy ones) perhaps you should                                                          Landgrave's'Just As I'Am.'              ;         /.       ^ | ^ -^
                                                                                                              rector of the Mabee Foundation. Forrest                                                             outreach. Main speakers will be Alvis                 "To these are added Ralph Carmichael's 'The Savior Is Waiting'; Kurt
                Program is suq)risingly simple and most                                                                                                      take a closer fook at' the origin of those           Strickland and Bob Lowry. Each clinic
                 effective; it is the basic premise that we,                                                  made the presentation of a $500,000            feelings. It is important to remember that                                                        Kaiser's 'Pass It On'; John W. Peterson's 'Heaven Came Down'; Otis SkillingsV
                                                                                                              grant check from the foundation to Okla-                                                            will begin at 7 p.m. the first day and at    'The Bond of Love'; Mylon LeFevre's 'Without Him5 and Bill and Gloria
                 as 12 million SputJhern Baptists, can do                                                                                                    your parents' divorce.was hot your fault           ' 9:30 a;m. and 7 p.m. the second day.
                 Collectively through] our stewardship what                                                   homa Baptist University to be used in           and it does not represent a rejection of                                                         Gaither's 'Because He Lives.'" '
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                                                                                                              the construction of the new learning cen-                                                              Feb. 28-March 1, State Royal Ambas-
                 could never be accomplished individually.                                                                                                   you as their child. Their problems probably          sador Congress, Sheraton Inn-Skyline                  Reynolds .concludes his remarks by saying, "What; a tremendous hymnal
                 Consequently,' in pooling our resources                                                      ter.                                            had their roots in the early stages of their                                                     for Southern Baptists as we go singing into the Twenty-First Century!"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  East, Tijlsa—Approximately 1,600 RAs                  The hymns will be listed under-five different categories: God, God Speaks,
                 we have developed a program of missions,                                                                                                     relationship before: you arrived on the             are expected to participate in arts and
                 evangelism and miriistry that encompasses J                                                                                                  scene. Why not discuss this point with your         crafts fair, pinewood derby and basket-      God's Work, God's People and Special Occasions. Of course,~there are many
                the globe.             |! F       .-.,:
                                                                       This Week's Smile                |                                                    parents or with a counselor? More than                                                            subtitles under, these general headings.                      J               -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ball tournament. They will hear Charles
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                 j With .this in mind let me share some, ceived catalog "do-it-yourself one of re-                                                                                                                                                                      The R:esponsive Readings, while'mainly from the King James Version, are
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                                                                                                                                                              likely, you wilj find thatj your anxiety is         Graves, pastor, Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
                specific plans we j made for Feb. 19.                the following letter from       its                                                     not well-founded. /'          I                      City; Josef Splc, professional hockey and    also chosen from the New American Standard Bible, Revised Standard Version
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Today's English Version..                                 !«            .,     _>
                The Founders' Day program was held customers.                                                                                                     •Third, remember that you have many             tennis player from Czechoslovakia, and                I forgot'to tell you that I am" excited about the newly revised hymnal.
                atrthe 10 a.m. chapel period. I had in-         "I built a birdhouse according to your                                                       years ahead of you to give and receive               S. L. Stephens, offensive guard for Okla-
                vited the directors bf the > various depart- stupid plans, and not only is it much too                                                       love from both parents. Choosing to live             homa State University'football team.         One of.the major reasons being that my dad, E. M. Bartlett, died in January,*"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1941 and this 'year he and I go in the Baptist Hymnal together. I am more
                ments of work in [the Baptist General big, it keeps-blowing out of the tree.  :
                                                                                                                                                             with one does not mean that, you hate the                  DAILY BIBLE READINGS                   thrilled that "Victory, in Jesus" will be in the hymnar than either one of my
                Convention of Oklahoma to be. our-spe- Signed, Unhappy." .                       -                                                           other. As you grow older and have greater            Sunday, Feb. 23—Revelation 21:1-7            own personal songs.;
                cial guests and introduced them during                                                                                                       opportunities to demonstrate your love for           Monday, Feb. 24—Hebrews 1:1-4
                                                                The firm replied: "Dear Unhappy:                                                                                                                                                                        I hope everyone who reads this article either will go to the PraiSing Cele-
                the service.          I;                                                                                                                     them in a variety of ways, you will begin            Tuesday, Feb. 25—Hebrews 1:5-9 .
                                                               We're sorry about the mix-^p. We acci-                                                                                                                                                          bration in Nashville March 10-13, or will attend the one in Oklahoma City's
                                                                                                                                                             to resolve your frustration -more effectively.       Wednesday* Feb. 26—Hebrews 1:10-14
                    Joe Ingram, execut ve director-treasur- dehtaly sent .you a sailboat blueprint. But                                                                                                                                                        Civic Center Music Hall May 16-17, 8 p.m.-l 1 p.m. and 9 a.m.-12 noon. We -
                                                                                                                                                                 (The author, a former pastor, Is director of     Thursday, Feb. 27—Psalm 145
                er of our convention, was the featured if you think you are unhappy, you should                                                              audience response for the SBC Radio and Tele-                                                     will sing through a major part of-the hymnal then. Every chjirch in Oklahoma
                speaker for this occasion. His remarks—read the letter from the guy who came in                                                              vision Commission. Thousands of young people         Friday, Feb. 28---Hebrews 2:1-4              needs to purchase this great b<x&. I predict that congregational singing will
                                                                                                                                                             write In response to the commission's weekly
              -were centered aroun<d the Cooperative last in the Yacht Club regatta.in a leaky                                                               30-mlnute radio program for teens, "Powerline,"      Saturday, M&rch 1—Hebrews 4:12-13            improve tremendously resulting from the advent of Baptist Hymnal 1975. V
             . Program and its influence in our conyen- birdhouse!"                                                                                          carried on 788 stations. He may be written to at          and Psalm 96
                                                                                                                                                             Box 12157,- Fort Worth, Texas 76116.). ' -
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                                                                                                                       men shall dream dreams^.your young men shall see visions"                Holy'Spirit in mighty power are that he-"filled" them/he                     (2) They teach that a person who gets the second blessing
       Sermon                                                                                                          (Joel 2:28). That's what the word Pentecost; means, the fif-
                                                                                                                       tieth; day. It was'-,the Jewish feast celebrating the first fruits
                                                                                                                                                                                                "fell" oh them, he was "poured out" on them, they "received"
                                                                                                                                                                                                him, he "came" on. them. J Thus, he empowered them for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will .speak in tongues. As a climax to ,an orgy of emotional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      excitement they do utter'-strange sounds aod^words. This is
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                                                                                                                       of the harvest and now the spiritual harvest was to begin.            *seryice.                                                                called a Pentecostal experience. But the'words at Pentecost
          e Baptism of the Holy Spirit
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                                                                                                                            In his preaching Joliri the Baptist had declared that he
                                                                                                                       baptized with water in vifew of repentance^but the one coming              l
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 On that wonderful day of Pentecost when Peter preached
                                                                                                                                                                                                to jthe multitude in Jerusalem and three thousand-were saved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      were not a meaningless babble,; As y^e have seen, it was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      miracle of hearing, which'made it possible for every man to
                                   ^Jick LI Grifz, Bdrfor                          . T         :                      after him would baptize with the Holy Spirit. This coming                 hej promised that the Holy Spirit would coirie to, all believers.     hear the gospel message in his own language. The Bible Says
                                                                                                                       one was Jesus* of course. Because there are four Gospels we -            "Then Pefer said unto them, "Repent, and be baptized every            tongues will; cease: I Cor. 13:8, ". ,,^. whether there be
                                                  people -
           has: . a• - wonderful truth- for • his A -t ' - in the fact of the                                                                                                                                                                                         tongues, they shall cease. . . ." In addition, it lays dojsvn rules
            •* ; •;         fj           . •    ,                 •     .                                              have this prediction recorded four times in Jthe New Testa-             one of (you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of
        baptism of me Holy Spirit. Unfortunately in general                                                            ment In Mark 1:8 Jphn the Baptist says,:"I indeed have                  sins, aid ye shall receive the gift of-the Holy Ghost" (Acts           for this phenomenon in I Cor. 14:27,,,28, 34^-only :two or
  [among Christian jpe >ple this marvelous doctrine has been                                                           baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with the              2:38); jjSo, the presence of the Holy Spirit is a gift for all         three, only with an interpreter present,: and neyeha woman-^
  Cither grossly misunderstood or completely ignored,; But it                                                          Holy Ghost." In Matt. 3:11 he, says, "I indeed baptize                  believers in Christ—not *just some. - ' _ . _ "                      'which they completely ignore.              ^ '"            i
  [is a teaching which Rightly understood can bless the Sjoul :and                                                                                                                              :                 j-                           *

  jstrengthen the lifejjof the believer in Christ.                                                                    you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh aftet me                                    1
                                                                                                                                                                                             '; There was one Pentecost, and only one. There will never                     (3) Some of these people teach that some persons who
                                                                                                                       is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy'to bear: he             be another. It ushered in a new era, a new age, the age of             receive the second blessing also receive the gift of healing. So
  r In I Cor. 12:13 Paul summarizes this truth as.itrelates to                                                         shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire." In                                                                                     Bwe have the so-callfed faith healers. ISfoWcall healing is of God.
  |the life of the j^rson who has repented of his sins and accept-                                                                                                                             the proclamation of^s^lvation through faith in Christ for all
                                                                                                                       Luke 3:16 we read, "John answered, saying;unto them all,               •men.. This was God's plan and purpose. The phrase "bap-               But these men have no record of bona fide cases where or-
  (ed by faith the Loird Jesus Christ as his Savior. In discussing                                                    I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier^ than I                                                                                      ganic diseases .were cured. (Sometimes pefojple who are sick
  fthe'work of the Holy Spirit he says, "For by one Spirit are                                                                                                                                 tism of the Holy Spirit" or to be baptized with the Holy
                                                                                                                       cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy- to un-              Spirit is used in the New Testament only-to describe what             in their minds may be helped by psychological Suggestions.)
  iwe all baptized injto one body, whether we be Jews or Gen-                                                         loose: he shall baptize you with the Holy .Ghost and ^ith                                                                                      But these faith healers dp not heal like Jesus Healed. With
                                                                                                                                                                                               happened, on the day-of Pentecost or what happens wfien a
  stiles, whether, we be bond or free; arid have been all made to
  •drink . into one spirit!'
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             As is so often ithe case in Scripture we have in this phrase
         "the baptism of fljie Holy Spirit," or baptized by the Spirit,"
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                                                                                                                 \    fire." In John 1:33 John the Baptist says concerning Jesus,
                                                                                                                       "And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with
                                                                                                                      water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see
                                                                                                                       the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he
                                                                                                                                                                                               person is saved, such as Cornelius, or any believer, as our text
                                                                                                                                                                                                          states in I Cor. 12:13. It never describes any-
                                                                                                                                                                                               thing else. It is always connected with the salvation experi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     them healing is a big show—the main thing, but with Jesus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the main thing was the soul's welfare. They help some but he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     healed all. They shake and jerk people and shout, but Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     barely touched them or spoke a soft word. They do more harm
         a beautiful and significant figure of speech; but as always the                                                                                                                       ence. Other - terms describe the other coinings of the Holy
                                                                                                                      which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost." And y/hen the cruci-              Spirit, as we have seen. It is either Pentecost or later salvation     than good. Of course, believers are to pray for the sick. In
         choice of words is Jextremely important. Notice that:Paul says                                               fied, buried, resurrected Lord stood on the Mount of Olives                                                                                    James 5:15 we are told that. But bewaregof thpse wh^,claim to
     I "all'*—all believers, ] whether out of Judaism or paganism,                                                                                                                            when the words "baptism of the Holy Spirit" are usedv-
                                                                                                                      outside the city of Jerusalem just> before his ascension back                                                                                  have special powers. You caff heal just as iniich as t|ey can.
     jwlieflier slaves or freemen—have experienced this baptism of                                                    to heaven after appearing to his disciples at intervals over a                 We are true to the, words of the New Testament^ to the          God expects and wants. us. to• *pray for the•;.' fealth* . of • the sick.
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     jthe Holy Spirit, not [just some. Whatever it is—this baptizing                                                  period.of forty days and forty .nights, he said, "For John              meaning of j&e New Testament, and to the spirit of the New                   All of these things—sinless perfection, speaking in tongues,
     [work has brought jus-intb'fhe body of Christ, into the fellow-                                                  truly baptized with water; but ye ;§hall be-baptized with the           Testament when'we use the term "the baptism of the Holy                faith healing as taught by some—are a misunderstanding of
     jsHipi/of befievers.                                                                                             Holy Ghost not many days hence? (Acts 1:5).                             Spirit" to describe the^day of Pentecost and the salvation ex-        the Bible.                      7: ^ '                            I- "
            Not many spirits were doing this work, but one. Obviously                                                                                                                         perience. But there is 1 more to it than. that. ,                            These people do r not .grow in the Christian life ^as God
                                                                                                                           All of these promises and prophecies Were-fulfilled after
     {and without doubt he speaks of the regenerating activity of                                                    ten days.of prayer in Jerusalem on the;day of;Pentecost. In                                SOME frALSE IDEAS ABOUT                              planned for they do not follow his plan of growth. They sub-,
       the Holy Spirit in the new birth by which every believer in                                                    the second chapter of Acts the event is described thus, "And                         THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPDUT                             stitute a false way. The beiieverin Christ has all spiritual
        Christ becomes a | bora again child of God. Jesus had said                                                   when the day'of Pentec9st was, fully come, they were all with                   Unfortunately many people have misunderstood the plain          blessings. In Eph. 1:3 we read, "Blessed be the Gcid anH
     Iplainly, "Verily, verily,; I say iinto thee, except a man be born                                               one accord in one placi. And suddenly .there dame a sound               teaching of the Word of God on this subject We love all                Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, i who hatK blessed us with
     {of- water and of the [Spirit, he cannot enter into tfie kingdom                                                from heaven as of,a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all               folloVers of Christ—and airmen everywhere—but we must                  all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."
     jof God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that                                                      the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto              recognize their errors and mistakes. A false teaching is wide-                         BE FILLED WITH TBBE HOLY SPIRIT
     | which is born of !fce Spirit is spirit Marvel not that I said                                                  them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat/upon each of            spread thatx"the baptism! of the Holy Spirit" is a second def-               There is one baptism of the Holy Spirit. It takes place
       unto thee, Ye must fee born again" (John 3:5-7).                                                              them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and                  inite work of grace. It is called "the second Messing." ThSs          when a believer is born again by the power of. the Holy Spirit
            Only after th4 atoning death of Jesus on the cross could                                                 began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them               is the teaching :of the Holiness movement in its many differ-          at the moment he trusts Christ as his Savior. But having beten
       the Spirit come irii t6e fullness of power to do this work.
      -"     .r '       - ;< f           •    *                                                                      utterance. And .there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout            ent forms. There are more than two hundred denomina-                  born again, the Spirit is to dwell in the Christian. Listen ,—
            He is God at ;wprk in the world. <ARhough he had been                                                    men, out of every nation under heaven. Nowiwhen this was                 tions out of this movement. These people ai;e taught that they         "Even the Spirit of truth . . .for he dwelleth1 with you, an&
       present at the creation, had been active throughout the Old                                                   noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were con-                must expect and pray for a religious experience after salvai-         shall be in you" (John 14:17), Again-^"Know ye not that
    [Testament historyjjand had borne witness to Jesus* divinity by                                                  founded, because that every man heard them speak in his own              tion which follows much earnest prayer. Sometimes this be-            ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth
    [ descending visiblyjas' a dove at his baptism, he could not begin                                               language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying »               comes an emotional orgy. The New Testament knows nothing              in you?" (I Cor. 3:16). And again—"What? know ye not that
   j his great work until jthe -sacrificial, substitiitionary atonement                                              one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Gali- •           of it.,; •       "         | '../ ..   --• ' -                         your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost .which is in you,
    jof Christ had taken place "on the cross. The Father had                                                         leans? And how hear we every m^n in bur own tongue,                          Now salvation is the main thing. But it" is not the only          which ye have ofGod, and-ye are not your own? For ye are
   I planned salvation Jj The Son had provided salvation. Now the                                                    wherein we .were born?" (Acts 2:1[-8)V Hie miracle here was             thing. Undoubtedly many of these people are genuinely                  bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and
   {Spirit -could produce salvation Tn the believers.                                                                a miracle of hearing. Every man heard in his own tongue.                saved, but they need to understand What the Bible teaches              in your spirit, which are GodYV (I Cor. 6?19, 20). 1 .                     ;
  i         Jesus had promised that he would come. "And I will pray                                                  This was plain, not a confused babble.          i               ^       about the Christian life.       ,^                                           We are to ask for the Holy Spirit to come into'pur lives.
   j the Father, and' his shall give you another Comforter, tfiat he                                                       Notice that although this is the .prophesied baptism of the            The Holiness people, or G&arismatics, teach three great           For instance, Jesus said, "If ye then, beingr evil,, know how
"I may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth . . ."                                                       Holy Spirit the term used here is "filled" (in verse 4). This           falsehoods in .connection with this so-called second blessing.         to give good gifts unto your children: ;^how much more shall
   j(John i4:i6, 17),| 1                                                                                             same term is used later in the foujtfr chapter of Acts con-                __(.!) They teach that this second blessing produces sinless        your heavenly Father-give the Holy Spirit to them that ask
   ;        Every saved person has been born again by the Spirit as                                                  cerning Peter before the Jerusalem?-authorities. "Then Peter,           perfection; i Misunderstanding the Scriptures, they/promise            him?" (Luke 11:13).                      ;           •             *:   ;

      Jesus had said wais necessary. He has become a new creature                                                    filled with the Holy, Ghost, said unto them . . ." (Acts 4:8).          that the individual^ who has this experience will sin nb more/               The Holy Spirit is the one who empowers for service. It
  j in Christ, As Paid put it, he has received the baptism of the                                                    Still later after Peter and John bad-told these same authorities        ^ut what does the Bible say? Believers do sin. Listen to;,             was so at Pentecost."It has been so down through the ages.
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                           if 1 ' . . •• . .                                                                         that th^y could not help biit witness for Jesus and^fie^ whole          I John 1:8-10, "If we say that we have no sin, we -deceive             It was .true in the days of Wesley, Whitfield, Finney, Spur-
  j             THE TRUE '.NATURE OF THIS BAPTISM                                                                    company of believers had prayed "together, the same word,               ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,         geon, Moody—and it is true today, God wants to pour out
  I . God' always. works by plan. In creation. he had a plan^—                                                       filled, is used again to describe what happened. "And when              he is faithful and just tp forgive us our sins, and to cleanse         his Spirit upon us in this day, too. Even1 so may it be!
  j six days, or periods- of time. When he made man he had a                                                         they had prayed, the place:was shaken where they were to-               us from all unrighteousness. If we say, that we have not                     Let him come into our hearts. He will clean up our lives.
  1 plan—the last part kf the sixth day. In redemption he had a                                                      gether; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, Mid they          sinned^ we inalte him a liar, and his word is not in us.". They        He will give us the mighty strength to do his work, Pentecost
  jplan-r-GaL 4:4r-^When the fullness of the time was come,                                                          spake with boldness" (Acts 4:31). Remember that what hap-               misunderstand I John 3:9, "Whosoever is born of God doth               opened the flood gates. He wants ^tcr come into our midst in
 [God sent forth his Son." In Jesus*. resurrection he had a plan                                                     pened on the day of Pentecost and later in the coming of the           Niot commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him:, and he cannot          his glorious, wondrous, saving power.                i           r >
 j —the*, third day. In jthe coming of the Holy Spirit in power                                                      Holy Spirit with power is described in the Scriptures by saying         sin, because he is born of God." These words concern every                   We are admonished by the Scriptures to be filled with the
 j for the saving -of 'the lost he had a plan—the fiftieth day after                                                 the followers of Christ were "filled" with the Holy Spirit.             new-born believer in Christ—not just some who have had a               Holy ^pirit (Bph..5:18). Oh, Christian, let him jfUl you!                ;
 ] the crucifixion. Hundreds of years before his prophet Joel                                                        They are~aistinct. There was both a "baptizing" and a "filling."        special experience. The meaning is that they do not continue                 He wants to do this. It is the'most wonderful thing that
 j had told about it| * I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;                                                    See Acts 8:14-17; 10:44-45; 11:15-16; 19:1-7.                           in sin; as their way of life. Sanctificatidn begins and is a           can happen to you. As you empty self, you cian be filled with
     and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old                                                             The terms tfie. Bible uses to describe the coming of the          process;;                     •*      '                    •'          the Spirit God Vants-tause youjin a mighty Way. Let him!

1 PAGE TWELVE                                                                                                                 '                       ,    THE BAPTIST MESSENGER             FEBRUARY 20, 1975                                                                                                                      THIRTEEN
                                                                                                                                                                            Jones, FirsK--—    .—               ._ 96         32                  Southern Hills                   __-„_ 554         238                Immanuel                             —~.      124        88         5
                                                                                         Westside ___:                            . 94       22                                                                                                   Southwood — :                    __ ± 239           85          1    Walters, Calvary                    ——-        77       ,12          4
                                                                                      Elgin, First    1                            143       44                             Keota ____——_—-—                    „" 76         31                                                   _____ 751                    . *                                                                                        The FJRST .BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                                                                                   140       78                             Ketchum, First —_.                  -100          44                  Trinity ______                                     218                First                              _-___-.
                                                                                    ; Elk City, Eastside _^^__.                                                                                                                                     Incl. mission                  „ 807                               Warner ...           ________                 256        88          1               of DALLAS TEXAS (and the
                                                                                    ;\Elmore. City, First                              137   76                   Kingfisher/First — -—-.._ 214                              49                                                    _____  o*«
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                                                                                    r-El Reno, Amity __•__i__.                          80   38                   Konawa, First ——-—:: -•                       ._ 140                            Twin .Oaks __ ^                                      26                                                                                                   CRISWELL BIBLE INSTITUTE
                                                                                                                                       468   72                   Lament, First _—._,                ——- ._ 24             : 19                   Walker Avenue                      — ___ 159         42'        1    -Watonga, First —                              138       57
                                                                                 :': Trinity __^_™___.                                 156   60            T Laverne, First—_____—— ._ 215                          144      57                   West Lawn _; —                     _-{.L- 45 ,       28                Trinity
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                                                                                        Emmanuel                      :.               474  197            "4        Calvary —            ____—_;— ._ 212                    97                   Western Hills _
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                                                                                  : Rrst               ._^___                          641     103                      Incl. mission _^____—__. ._ 291                                                                              ___           39                    First _________:           ',.              328        87
                                                                                  .- -: Madison Avenue;_:                              .84      38          2        Cameron —                                  ._ 557     231                   Wheatland ___                                           24      2
    -1 ^           ^                                                     ~                                                                                           Central „_„—.—_—.-                         ._ 502     399'               Okmulgee, First                                   502              1     Webbers Falls, First         L                  77      23
                                                                                        New Hope                                        46      26                                                                                                                                                                     Weleetkay First    __:      __.                 97       43
                                                                                   Ends ___: ____^^___                                  36      24                   First __———                                .-1046     214                      Incl. mission                         — 579
     -I If the report of your fchurdi does not appear                                                                                   68      59                      Incl.. mission                                     239                   Second :£____;._                      _— 195            90      2     Wetumka, First        ,  _-_                  126        32
          here, please send it each Monday morning. To be                          Eufaula, Oakridge             :                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wewoka, First           __                    332        74
                                                                                   Fair _______________^__                             106    : 37             ; First West _——:___ : v.——___ 156                            70               %;, Southside——                              „ 85          33      1;    Wilson, First           ______                 160       58
          sure. it reaches ourV office by Wednesday, please                        Fairview           _. :______                       123      47                   Highland —_~                       -— __ 35             29               Olustee _4— — —                        __ __ 67      91 • 2:51           Wister, Bethel                                  56       37
          send it to onr post office [box.- Mail each Monday                       Fittstown __^__                                      72      25                   Jefferson Avenue                    ,-- „ 104 81                         Qblogah, First __                      ______ 25           25"             First     —                                  139       50
          morning to Baptist Messenger, Box 1558, Oklahoma                         Fitzhugh, First ___^;                                32      15                   Northside         __.—__. -— __ 201                     51                                                                          14 '          Woodward, Elm Street __                       113        48
          City, Okla* 73101. Be sure to include the zip code.                      Fletcher, First _.___.                              147      42                   Pollard Avenue          „ _ _ „__ 74                  •20                 Owassb, Bethel                        _J__ 281          149               First     ___—                              232        92
                                                               SS     CT ADD       Fort Cobb __—„_                 __                  152     118                   Trinity : ___—„—_—---_ __ 387                          107                Paden, First _-_-_j____-_.                  •„: 67        35^           Wynnewood, First _.         -_.               280       79
          lAda, First -^——___.                                 819    195          Fort Gibson _____^____                              238    257                    Westwood — _,            :_-. ™ 112                     55                Pauls Valley, Firsr ____:.-. ._„_ 342                                       Incl. mission        ^                    284
          • Morris Memorial _                                  212     69          Fort Towson                      __                 111      38                Leedey, First —:           _               - ..13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                .'2          56                   Trinity :                  _J.L_. . J 1 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       .— 8              86            Wynona, First _-____'     —                     82      50
          I Oak Avenue ^__.                                    242    102          Fox                                                  73      39                Lexington _———                        :— i_ 213            68                      Incl. mission ____—.                        192     95            Yukon, Canadian Heights _:                    542      184
             Trinity                                           285     96          Foyfl ____™____^                                     69      44                      Incl. mission —_                :__ __ 256 • " — •                     Pawhuska, First ___^_ll_. _1._- 258^ 102                                  First;                   -__                516       99
          Allen, First __—.                                    109     33          Francis, First                                       26      18                Locust Grove _-—_-:                  —_ __ 127 • • • —                       Pawnee, First — --—_!:— _____ 219                         68            Zaneis                                          46      37
          Altus, Emmanuel                                      239    137         Frederick, First                                     326      56                Madffl, First —                              __ 271        88                Perkins, Hirst __—;                               145     73
       • |."'First • _•_' •:'-•-•--.'•.'.' • , - - -           840    200                  Incl. mission                               396                                                                                                                                                                             LANGUAGE CHURCHES
                                                                                                                                                                  Mangum, First ____—_:—.__ __ 242                         114                 Perry, First _^—__—_                  _J_._ 217           37            Brush Creek _^__L__.        __                50       35
         ! Southside . —^___'                                  250     92             Tesca             __^___^__                       93      49            "Marland, First                                  „ 52          33                Picher, Trinity                       -•I— 31            36
          lAlva, First -—: - -<____.                           195     34             Trinity ___          ___:                         88      65                                                                                                                                   ^__r so . 37                      Oklahoma City, Little Springs                 79       50                A SEMINAR ON CHURCH DYNAMICS
                                                                                  Friendship _____^___                 .                96      52                Marlow, Central _____^_-_— _ 118 ' 59                                        Pocasset, First—.                                                       Pawnee, Indian     1JL-                       33       11
          Anadarko, Bethel ____.                               262    -71                                                                                         - First ____:—_           —                  __ 340       — •                Ponca City, First _:                  . -. 574 173
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    :! ^^-574          173      1      Quapaw, Spring River ___j                                                  for Pastors, Staff and Leaders
          i- First                                             252     92          Garber, First                                        61      24                                                                                                 Osage Heights                     __,
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                                                                                                                                                  3               Marsden ——_— :                               __ 65         47                                                      . . 104
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               IncL mission ___^!L-1_____ 312                                      Geronimo
                                                                                   Golden, First __:
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                                                                                                                                        69   ^5 49                Maud, First—                       1         __ 96         42                   Second———'__1-— _^.__ 275 ' 55        *.__ 275 ,55            3                                                                                ;                       MARCH 10-16/1975 ;
         Antioch             •' •- _- ' - •                     .46    29
                                                                                   Gore, Notchietown                   ;                77                          Trinity _—                       —._ — 87                39                   Sunset ^__ v ________—_. _____ 176 ,^69
         Apache, First _______^- t                                     43
       'Arapaho — ......_--,.;—:
          Ardmore, Emmanuel _.
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                                                                                   Gotebo, First — .__                                  78      47       —        Maysville, First -_
                                                                                                                                                                  McAlester, First ____—1_—: 805
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2        Letters From Readers                                                                 at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. W; A. Criswell,; Pastor
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               IncL- mission
         i Mary Niblack
                                                               724                                                                                                  Victory Park ~; _ _ _ —__ 231                            90                   Immanuel —____._.:                 _____ 105 : 52
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  72                          ON CHANGING THE NAME                                                                 1707 San ^acihto^ :
                                                                -92    47                                                                                        McLoud, First —_                        __._ 1-39           16                Ralston, ^ First u"-—              ^        -- 72 : 27            1
             Southwest —                                   -112        45   2                                                                                     Mead, Hi-Way             ——              _.__ 92 -.- 54                      Ramona/ First                         ^_
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 124    29      .5          I think yourargument for changing                                                    Dallas, Texas 75201
                                                           ._ 247     100   1                                                                                               First —__                         . 656
                                                                                                                                                                                                              __           137                 Randlett, First               :._. . - 62                21              the name of the Southern Baptist Con-
               IncL mission                                __274      107                                                                                                  anuel ___,•—.                      ,„ 167 74                        Ring-ing, First L                   . «i™ II6-
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         Balko _.                                          _ 96                                                                                                     Northeast __;                              . 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 2          58                Rolling Hills, First ____-L-                     192 -78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                192   • 78      1       vention is very weak (Messenger, Feb.                                          ;    ENROL TOD^ ^ ^ ^ ^       ^
         fiarnsdall, First                                 _ 205       82-                                                                                          idwest Cify, Country Estates J'371                     102                 Romulus _____li_:                                  62    37
         Bartlesvflle, Eastern Htj. i_. ._ 147                         66                                                                                           First —                                _. 782
                                                                                                                                                                                                              __           196                 Rush Springs. Southern—: : 220                           48              6, page 2).                   H                                           For. full details and 'an /enrolment
         i -T?lf£t-    -• •         " '             "   L- __1056     264   2
                                                                           -4                                                                                       Hillcrest —_^____                          __ 293        81         _ \    Sallisaw, First                       ___)._ 523
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .__)._ 523         92      1           If we had -changed it when we started                               application, write to: FIRST BAPTIST
.-" I -1'. Highland ParJc __-—-__L-                        ._278      116                                                                                           Meadowood                                 __ 686       197                 Sand Springs, Broadway ~—.. 423                  423    146
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- - ' i Silver Lake _____ JL'-JL. _ 55                                 34-
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                                                                                                                                                                   -Soldier Creek ____; ___. 245               __            61                   Limestone                          .            92    57              to go into all the states, I would have                                 CHURCH; at the above address, or
         } Trinity,            ..-,                 ^ *-                                                                                                            Westminster- Road _                   *..__ 68          29                    Trinity               ^______.                103     46               T *^   * - "   •     »        '      .           •        ,   '.   "


  - J Labadie Hts. Mission [                                     17     7                                                                                             ico, First —_                           __ 242       132                 Sapulpa, First _                 L-. r_           478   120              supported the idea then. But we grew                                    call (214) 742-31 Ih
  - Beaty                                                        53    29                                                                                        Moore, Calvary ____                          „ 83          56                    Forest HUls                                     87    36      3       well under the name we now have. As
         Beggs, First                                          168     51                                                                                           First      —                                -4 791     159                    Westside __—                       .          124
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         Benrungton                                              30    11                                                                                           Hilltop ___               ___.            __ 90         49                 Sasakwa         -.i____^          _.             111 •   50              Doctor Andrew Potter once said, "Don't
         Bfentley —                                            106     56                                                                                           Regency Park            :__               __ 410       147                 Sayre, First •__—:                               230     97
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        go to tinkering with the motor when the
         Bethany, .Tulakes* _____t_
         Bethel Hawley _____—
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            39                 Seminole, First _____.___. .-___ 448
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Trinity _—__--___—___-„__ 174       .„__
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        87      1      "car is running well."
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        Binger ____—_-:_!._—                                   116 , 46                                                                                          Mounds, First.            _—                 __ 157        96                 Sentinel,^ First            :                   213
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .213      160       2
        Bixby, Hrst ____—                                      166     51                                                                                        Muskogee, Bethel ___                      _. __ 61         25                 Shawnee, Calvary .                               158 .82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                158     82      2           Southern Baptists would be no better
        1 Riverview -_^__                                     294     115                                                                                           Boston Avenue                       —:    1- 97 • 43                          Immanuel ____                ;—               429    103
        Blair, First __—.:                                     147     40                                                                                           Calvary       __^^___                __. 245
                                                                                                                                                                                                              __            43                    Oklahoma Avenue                   £1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        61      1       accepted under £ new name.. -y.
        Blancftard, Central __1'                                29     26                                                                                           Central _.:__-—_-               _—_.__ 235             .52                    Wallace Avenue —___                 —-^28 -428 56             1          .Why spend millions of mission dollars
            First                                                      53                                                                                           Fairview                         : :.     __ 90         42                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              At a Pri
                                                                 L^                                                                                                                                                                            Shidler. First——                  J.             105     32
        Bluejacket :—:_____i__JL_f—_ 93                                33                                                                                           First Indian —.__                         __ 31 y 23                       Skiatook, Immanuel               _. -___. 318 . 131                      to change everything about .the conven-
        Boise City, First _____i!__i—__ 128                            59
                                                                       44,                                                                                          Immanuel —                         . __ 129- 66                            Snow Hill —                       _. ____ 100 . 50                       tion \vhen we do not reklly have proof
        Boynton, First __,__~!__i—— 65
        Bristow, Rrst :                            J-._i—;__  236      60                                                                                           Lawrence Street—-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        43      1       that we will be strengthened by the                                                                                                               "Any Church '
        Broken Arrqw, Arrow HtSi ____ 408                              89   4                                                                                                                                               16
                                                                                                                                                                    Mountain View ___                       „.__ 26                            Stigler, First —_^__1                  „__ 205  205      78      4
     .| Calvary                      .—; 4~f                  204    102    2
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                                                                                    "Heads .we watch the movie; tails we watch                                      Shiloh                                   1 136
                                                                                                                                                                                                              __            35                   Main Street ...                  . — _ 131 31                          change? Personally, I do hot want pur
                                                                     226            church services, during the commercials."                                   Mustang, First                __;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Can Afford
     Broken Bow'ZIZIIIIIIIII"-— 189                           33
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     Burbank —       _    J--U -39                         : 33                                                                                                 Newcastle, First                              __ 265      106                  Stilwell, First __^1_                  ____ 334        142               sloughed off like that. :              ;
     Calera, First _     i-L.—- 155                        . .74                 Gould, First               :                          66 -• 57
     Cardin, First      _J_™I-  138                           46                 Grandfield, First                                    128      41      -,- -. Nicoma Park, First                     T        __ 397        73                 St Louis, First           •____ ._     ____ 111    93    72                  Other denominations, perhaps, would
     Cashion _L__      —JL-J    ^54                           14                 Gregory - ._•_-•- :_-:                                39      17     '-               Eastwood Mission                       „
                                                                                                                                                                                                            '_ 53           35                 Stonewall, First              :_—                        33
    Chandler, First           Ji-J       214                  51                 Grove. First                   '.             _„ 259         ,72         I Ninnekah, First                            . „ 207 91                              Stratford,.First __—_^                -__- 164           58              like to see us change. We are now knownr                                 WAGONER BROTHERS MFG. CO.
    Chickasha, College Heights           287                  90                 Guthne, First Southern                              451     121          1 Noble, First ___„_                                „ 201 83                         Stroud, JFirst _                                 239     62                                                                                      Phone 675-2468 Booneville,
    | First <—_—^               L_-i_____<407              -204                      Noble Avenue __.                                 174      61                  Twelve Corners                         . ._ 59           50                 Stuart _____          :_„_• _. .__„                57    33              as a strongly evangelistic^people. '.;>">;
    I Sharon _       __^       L-i—;— 276                    146                          IncL mission               __.         ._ 201        73            •  Norman, Alameda __
                                                                                                                                                                     -n-.                                     „ 147 52                         Sulphur, First _: ;                   _____ 287          69              I hope we will not we;aiken our position
    Ghoctaw, First -1         JL_1 332                       108                 Guymon, First                                       345     100                   Brookhaven —.              :               ._ 43                            Tahlequah, First                                 277     56
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          352                       Incl. mission                    ._._299                            as 'a great convention until it does not
    Chouteau ^___-:_.—___1—}—— 136                                                                                                     85      51
                                                                                                                                                               - Little Axe -™                                ._ 45         35
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    Claremore, First          -—\~—- 248                      76                  . Incl. mission                                    150       —                 _      '
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grace                _^_1_1        .____ 181         122              make any difference what we are called.
    1 Trinity                 -—i-_-^_ 287                    66                 Hamidon, First — :_                           __ 83           51              - Parkview                     —.              ._ 27        23                    Southside             :___ .___i 77
    CUyton, First __^         J--1        95                                     Hanna \—                      __^__ 47                        —                   Trinity                                __ 500
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ._                               Talihina, First \-___—:                                  59             —Sam W. Scanflan, Davis                 •;•'{•
                                         256                 98                  Harrah, First ..—.__ .                            j 394       75                                                                          —                        Incl. mission ___ :—___l 168                        —       —
    Cleveland, First —^~-4-                                                                                                                                     NoWata
                                                                                                                                                                 11                 :           '..— „ 262 72 -                                                                                                                                                                                    Could you use a dozen soul-win-
    f Western Heights ;—It                94                 70                  Hartshorne, First                                3 173        48         2 Oak Grove                              :          ._ 80         15                 Tecumseh, First _                                      104
    i Westport __:——,—li                 162                 70                  Haskell, First :                                    197 i 68                   Oilton ____—               :_____L ._ 47                   29                  Texoma, Southern                              . 33       32                You asked} us to express our opinions                                 ning tracts? Three titles, four copies
                                         280                118,                 Haywood                __^.                    ;_ 101         44        2                                                    ._ 102,      42
    Collinsvile, First _____ J:
    Comanche, First _        .i:         130                 43 -                Headrick, First                                ;_ 42 j 16             _ Okay, First —:_^___
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       concerning changing the name of our de-                                  each, extremely attractive and well
    Cotmtyline        —Jf--               61                 33          1       Healdton, Bethel                                 : 70
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                                                                                                                                               39               Oklahoma City, Agnew Ave. _._ 287                         118      1           Tulsa, Belview                                . 126 75                  nomination. Since visiting in Illinois sev-                              written. Just fill in the coupon be-
    Crescent, First _          li^i      179                 35 •        2           First        -__-                      J                             2      , Bethel                        _______ 213  „             86     3-            Berryhill _______                           .96        35       1
    Crescent 'Valley -_ 1;—1              76                 44                  Hennessey, First                        :           335     127         2         Capitol Hill                     __ ._ 387             135      1             Calvary __.                                 .-734    249              eral years ago I have felt that,we should                                low, enclose a ten cent stamp .and
    Crowder, Fust _ :—uL_l                49                                     Henryetta, First „                  .               247       26         1        Central Hillcrest                          ._ 136       60      2             Crowell Hts. — _                            : 211      84       1     change our name if we expect to progress
    Cushinp, Erst __—_~~-'_l             371                104                      Immanuel         —                         ;_ 227         57 . • . —          Cherokee Hills                          :_._ 136        69                    Eastwood                                    :1372    595       14                                                                              send to: .-;.••/;•';'•"•"-.• /;••;;'• "vv 1 -. ":/ .;A-; : :; ; '--..'•:
    CyriI,.Hrst __^ —-JL_1               160                 49.                     Wilson Community                         •__ 4 0 - : . 20 - •__.              Classen Boulevard                    =__._ 208          65                    Garnett Road _                              . 243      84             in the states that are not Southern. •
    Darwin^ First _,        ^-^—4_
                                _         52                                     Hinton, Fh^t                    '.                  224 ' 108         __ 1        Crestview                   .___._ 67                   41                    Gracemont ____                              . 502 295           2
                                          82                 21                  Hobart, First _—               •„ _____ 317                 117                                                                                                                                                                          I attended the j American Baptist                                                  BAPTIST MESSENGER
    Davenport First __                                                                                                                                          .- Crestwood _                   :            ._ 246       92                    Immanuel _____                              . 627 194          •3
    Del Cfty, First Southern; _1
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                                        2809                852        35            Washington Street                                 76      35         1 . Grand Boulevard                                  _ 82 .44                          Manger ..-----                              .151       66             church. A lady told j me she would :npt                                            x       Box 1558
    1 Sunnylane                t:~L—— 216                   128         "3      Holdenville, Calvary                           __ 76           34                                                                          55                    Memorial _____                              . 521    144
    Depew,; First —___—J^_J               95                 29                      First                •                          242.     94      .— ' Highland Hills                                      _ 169
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mingo __                                    . 85       38             invite me to gg tether Southern Baptist                                           Oklahoma City; Okla. 73101
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                                                                                     Perm West ___„__                                 75      23          1        Kelham ——                                  ._ 220      101
    Dewar, Inrst                      -M—--                                     Hollis, First                                        392 - 51 ^ 4                  Kentucky Ave.                  :            _ 204       86                    Nogales Ave. . -.                           : :260     83             church as they had so few members and
   Dewey, First —          1_J—:— 166                       •63                                                                                                    Lone Star                                   _ 143      '66                   •Oakridge — —                                . 89       52
                                     48                      39                          Incl. mission __4                          464       —
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                                                             64                 Hominy, First ___^                          ___ 198           55      —  2         Mayfair                   1.              ._265      ' 68                     Olivet _^______ _                           ::166      95             as long as we retained the name Southern
   Dickson —^—          —I--T—-- 136                                            Hooker, First                          . — — 133            , 58.     - —-         Nichols Hills                               _ 663     151                     Phoenix Ave. -_                             .116       67-
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                                                                                Hopewell. First               ;                      126      58      .—           Northwest . . ..                            _ 703     216                     Red Fork '. —'-                             .511     185              Baptist they were handicapped. ^ :                                       Name'.                     _i___
   Dffl Gitv, First ;    Jt—        127                      71                                                                                                       Incl. mission                     , _ 787                                  Sheridan Road _                             .350       89
   Duke, Krst              ji—      114                      65                 Howe, First _~                                        66     —                                                                           247
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 View Acres — _                              . 147 ,3.8                   I was born and reared in the South
   Duncan, Highland Parkj|-J—,— 137                          68                 Hugo, Clayton Avenue                                187       22      —
                                                                                                                                                    „ —.           Olivet                                      _ 550 .237          3
   | 'Immanuel. -.      :_J^_J = 429                         91                     First                                           225 - 68          *_           Pennsylvania Ave.             -,            _ 104       68      4          Tuskahoma ____^_                               .57                       and have been a member of First CHurch,                                  Address -£
                                                                                                                                                    . —            Portland Avenue                                       129       6          Tuttle _______„                                . 349 122
   1 Plato Road—_           L--L-—-                        '42                  Idabel, Immanuel
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        .__.1193         490       6          Utlca _ ____ ___.._                            . 52       11             Frederick 67 years, but the other states
   } Trinity       _-      i-J       87                      29..                                                                                                                                                                             Velma, First __
   Durant, Calvary         !i-J_:— 270                       47                 Indianola                1               __ — 98              48      .—           Rancho Village                              _ 350       78^     5
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       need our great doctrines and we must
   i First —               !-J ^~ 423                        87                 Inola^ First                             -_- — • 145          44                   Sharon                                      _ 24        28      1
   Durham, First _.___—!^_J          39                      19                 Jay, First                      _ ^____ 226 > 71 , —                     2         Sinclair
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               _ 107       44                  Vinita, ; First ___«                          .305       27             change the name.—Anna Wilson, Fred-
                                                                                                                              :— 312       , 122                                                                                              .Wade, First __ —                              : 33       27
   Eastman * .             L_J       45                      27                 Jenks, First __.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           65                 Wagoner, First __                              . 295      60             erick                                                                                                                — ——--—;                    A>l|* . — . .                           .-             -J-



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