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              SHIP                    i-                      ;C. P. Stealey, Editor                          Oklahoma City, Okla., February 3, 1926                                                                                                        VoI.xni.Nb.51
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           IT WILL LEAD TO SUCCESS     j].                              We are in the midst of the De[)t Paying Campaign and rejoice in the progress
                                                                   made up to this time. TThere are encouragements thit hearten tisj to believe 'in the sue-
                    LET US PLAY THE GAME                           cess of the Movement, but the sizeibf the task and the shortness jof the time in which
     II. LET US PRAY:                                              this great enterprise is to be finished makes us realize that we are to have no easily \von
           FOR VISION AND CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR IN-           victory., - j      •     j —       - ;  - "    "      ^    '        _ ;     :       , ;•"'
              DIVIDUAL DUTY FOR COURAGE ^ND STRENGTH                   - The debt that Oklahoma Baptists owe is an expression .of .'thjiir wise foresight and
              T O D O O U R DUTY                 - s i             their aspiration to do that which would honor their Lord* and bless the; people, i Here,
           FOR GOD'S DIRECT INTERVENTION IN THIS SITUA-            where only a few years ago were primeval forests and bald prairies, we now have 6ur in- ;
              TION WHICH IS TOP LARGE.AND [TOO COMPLEX             stitutions—our Orphanage with it's ministry of love to unfortunate children; our hospit-
              FOR OUR STRENGTH AND VISION |                        als with their skilled service to the suffering; our great University which stands for the
           FOR FAITH BELIEVING ,THAT WE SHALL HAVE WHAT            highest educational standards, the strictest orthodoxy and,the purest type i of Christian
              WE ASK'              . .. , -            •! •        life; our Mission Board, in its own building serving every interest ol^the denomina-
           FOR THE WORKERS WHO GO AFIELD AND FOR THE               tion; and the Messenger, our denominational paper, the medium through which we in-
              PEOPLE WHO SHALL BE APPROACHED                       form our people !alfid enlist their co-operation in Kingdom enterprises.                                  "
              VICTORY TO BE WON       • • ; \ |.                          This debt is an honest obligation. We have its value. With our institutions', and
                                                                   enterprises. We are far richer with a debt than we would be without ithese, and with-
                           LET US PRAjY                            out a debt. We made this debt in good faith and will discharge.these obligations in an
     III. LET US PAY:          !            1                      honorable and Christian,way. (            j           ,-.              .           *
           BECAUSE THESE ARE OUR DEBTS INCURRED BY OUR |                  With : the opportuninies now open before us and with the resources that our people
              EXPRESS AUTHORITY; TO REPUDIATE WOULD BE             now command, the obligation is on us to liquidate this indebtedness at the earliest pos-
              DISGRACEFUL; TO FAIL WOULD BE A MIS-                 sible date. . , . • • •     !      •    i           j       .   -":v ' ; / ' ' . . ; • • ' " • ; • " : :.;. ;; •.•:--';•;.;- - .
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           BECAUSE ONLY BY PAYING CAN WE AVOID SERIOUS                    It is earnestly urged that all of our people 'give themselves without stint or reserve
              AND DISASTROUS RETRENCHMENT IN THE WORK              to'the challenging-and consequential task to which we have set our hands.
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              ALREADY UNDERTAKEN AND ABANDONMENT OF                       What we do iri the next sixty days will hi a largelmeasure determine pur growtp
              WORK ALREADY PLANNED      , if                       and effectiveness for the next decade.          -/                : (.           !.- • ;! > ' " " - ' ; . ' • • ' .!i . ' - .
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              PONSIBILITY AS STEWARDS '               .                   God give to every one of us a compelling conviction of individual duty; in this:vi-
           BECAUSE ONLY BY PAYING CAN WE BE FAITHFUL TO            tally important hour. "No man, having put his hand to the-.plow, and looking back is
              OUR LORD'S GREAT COMMISSION IN-A LARGE AND            fit for th^ Kingdom of God.
            i CO-OPERATIVE WAY AS A PEOPLE                                                            Signed
           BECAUSE ONLY BY PAYING CAN WE ACCEPT THE                                                                                                          ANDREW P0TTER1 Chairman
      •    i CHALLENGE OF THE FUTURE AND MAKE POS-                                                                                                          'A. N. : ,HALLj^.:^ V : .^;;v.--;:::\:;;!:-
              SIBLE A WORTHY PROGRAM FOR QUR DENOMI-                                                                                                        w. w. .CHAijr GELLOR;                                                                           •
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                                                                          THE MIGHTY MEANING OF THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS                                                                                            .We own our own Bapjist Building in Oklahoma City. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                           property was bought for s2",pOQ.OO! and Is now valued at $40,- -           Fourth; Believe it will be a glorious success. The faint       The;honr,ha3[conie for sacrificial'-^^^'^^^j^^i^
                                                                         Paragraphs from the Message Delivered Over Radio, Sunday: 000.00. The total value of all property owned by the Conven-                                                                                  hearts are the defeated- Believe it will succeed because God who love the Lord. But It:-i0/itr^ii;vhiie;^-';T&e
                                                                              Afternoon, January 31st, by J. WY Brunerf Director of                                                                        tion is $790,939.88. Our growth in number in the past twenty          is for it. He moved Baptists to enter this campaign and surely is the best we can make; -^':irrencb'-soldi0r'ia^-/oii
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                                                                                 the Debt Paying Movement. (These Paragraphs •                                                                             years has been nearly GOOf/fc. Our growth in wealth, or prop-         ho wants them to win. Believe it will win because you have pital" " " His scattered arm " "f just •"" taken awdy/; The;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  * bed.         "      "   ' had " been               v
                   -•i -^-:H£'*:j                                                            Published by Request)                                                                         j               erty value, has exceeded 600%. We have been suffering with            determination to do your part to the sacrificial limit.                                                          doctor looked dovfa into his white face and ;said, *Tari sorryy
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             WHO Sf-iOlllLD SUPPORT THIS MOVEMENT?                                                                my boy, you had to lose yourarm.*' :The eyes of the lnd"flasli--
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 For the past three years our institutions have all "been                                                                                                                         ed, "No, no, doctor, I didn't lose it;1' he sold, f'I gaye it to
                                                                                         SERIOUSNESS OF THE^TASK                                                                                       i                                                                                   All who ar£ Interested In building a high type of citizen-                                             Prance." His head sank Sack on the pillow and he whispered*
                                                                              When David and liis 600 men stood bV the ruins of Ziglag,                                                                    hindered in their work of progress, and hampered In.their ef-             ship for Oklahoma. Lawlessness, and crime will continue to                                                   "My France." O, Friends^thls Is bur cause and the sacrifice we
                                                                        while their wives and children were prisoners of the Amelikites fort of usefulness, by debts. It has been necessary for the                                                                                  grow until checked by tihe power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.                                              are to make will not be lost.                             • :i
                                                                        —country, home, family, prosperity, name and leadership gone State Board to make serious retrenchments in it's field of opera-                                                                               There is no other remedy for sin. - There is no other way ;of
                                                                        —his very followers turning with hate and lowering brows:to tion. This! reduction has affected every department and ac-                                                                                      controlling sin. |Mr. Harding, in the last public address before                                                         "Give as you would if an angel               !:;   p^
                                                                        stone Mm to death, God said to David, "Persue,for thou Shalt tivity of ti;e State Board. We closed last year with pnly one                                                                                  liis death said, "I tell you, my countrymen, the world needs                                                                                               Awaited your gift at [the door;                                                                                      , V >^        p
                                                                        surely overtake them, and shall without fail recover all." David mission£lrjji|eniployed by the State Sfoard and! with this serious                                                                          more of Christ         The-world needs the spirit of the man iof                                                                                Give as you \yould if tomorrow      Vi                                                                                                  i ;N
                                                                        obeyed orders in the face of difficulties. They came to the and hurtful retrenchment, we have been able to make, only a                                                                                      Nazareth and if we could bring into the relationship of hu-                                                                                       Were to find you where^givlng is o^rj.
                                                                        brook B.esor. Two hundred of David's men were too weak to small * reduction in our indebtedness. The effect of this re-                                                                                      manity among ourselves aud among the nations of the world,                                                                                        Give as you would to the Master, j
                                                                        follow, but with/four hundred he recovered all. When the trenchment program is being felt in all the denominational life                                                                                     what was taught by Christ, we would have aj restored world;                                                                                       If you met his searching look;      1
                                                                        children of Israel caiae to the Red Sea, discouraged J>y failure and in alljtlie churches. '                                                                          • i                                    we would have,, little or none of the wars and we woifld have                                                                                     Give as yoii would, of His substance:;
'£s?*s?"?t*?;r'>                                                        and-the Egyptian army pressing behind them, hedged by the                                                                                The population.of Oklahoma is 2,149,979 and 1,594,129 of            a new hope for hunjmnXty throughout the eartp. Then* never                                                                                        If his hand your offering took,1' •[
 sfrtta                                                                 mountains and the Sea infront of them, God said unto Moses, these are ['unchurched. Think of • it, 74% of" our population.                                                                                   was a greater lesso taught than that of the Golden Rule."
     HSl                                                                "Speak nnto the children of Israel that they go forward," and Baptists must share a large portion of this responsibility. Bap-                                                                                     President CoolHge said, *The foundation! of all progress.                                              0 KLAHOMA BAPTISTS HAVE DECIDED TO PAY THEIR
                                                                        when they obeyed God's orders they reached the promised land. tists are called upon to enter this open door of opportunity.                                                                                  all government/and ail civilization is religion. Our country is                                                                                                                                            DEBTS.
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                                                                        When the fearful,dispairing disciples stood on the shore of And we sjaould remember thalt time waits for no man. Pro-'                                                                                       not lacking in material resources, and though-we need more
                                                                        Galilee with failure for their experience of the past night's crastinatioti is the thief of timp and is the thief of opportunity.                                                                            education, it can be said to be lacking in inteliigence. But                                                                            y.'
                                                                        tolling and with the future shrouded in gloom, Christ command- The conditions with which we are surrounded, call us to do our                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .' Daniel K. Wade ': : /,V- ->-; ; \ ^-^^^^S^Si/fl^^ffl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ]                                           certainly it has neejd of a greater practical application of the                                                  Oklahoma Baptists have decided to pay their debts. ThatS:?; ; -- ? :;-^*^
                                                                        ed them to "Launch out into the deep," Peter said, "Master, best                                                                                  ;                                                          truths of religion. It is only in that direction that there is
                                                                        we have toiled all night and caught nothing. Nevertheless .at                                                                                 TH;E GREATNESS OF THE UNDERTAKING                              hope of solution of our economic and social problems." These                                                Good, Baptises should be honest, and no people are-honest, ;wh(>;;
                                                                        Thy word, we will let down the net." When they had done                                                                                 It i£f no easy task to raise) $300,000.00 cabh, extra and sep-   I men expressed the Conviction of all honest thinking Americans.                                                wont pay their debts. It iias been my privilege the; last:l^Ji, ^-^^«
                                                                        this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes and their nets arate fron} our regular program in a brief period of three                                                                                i If this Is the only remedy for destroying am^ removing the                                                    \veeks, to viiiit several states. -I-find.everywhereamong;;Bap^:Sfe:f|;&|f|g.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                e                                                                                                                                                                                tists, encouragement, and a great forward look. Most ofr6ur|:;:^;S^;;9S&
                                                                        broke. When Paul wanted to stir the hearts of his followers months. It Is a task sufficient to challenge the deepest hero-                                                                               j crime wave! and lawlessness of our State, is It not time that
                                                                        to the deepest depths, Jie calleedr attention to surroundings btv ism ancTuijdying loyalty of every Baptist in this State. It is                                                                         i1~ we give more than,jbne-half of one cent out of every dollar to                                              states are inj debt and while they are facing them with optim^Jv/^S^^
                                                                        saying, "Therefore seeing we are compassed about by so great not % time> for pessimism, neither is it a time for over-confi-                                                                                  religion instead of 'giving 40 cents out of every'dollar for lux-                                          ism, Oklahoma is the only state ;that has decided"definitely; to S;'fi^-:3(||^
                                                                        a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin dence. Y^fhen the walls bf Jerusalem were built evbry man                                                                                    uries an<J non-essentials?           !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    j                                                            pay her deb|ts. •• •-•'". ' " ./ " "'-'. \ ' " . ' . • ;: • J|/\../;-^i",^:^^^^^
                                                                        which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience, was at his] plhce, some holding spears, some bearing burdens,                                                                                           All who M^sh to walk in the fellowship and enjoji the bless-                                               Fundamental in putting over any project is; a firm, rock-;
                                                                        the race that is set before us." When the United States was and some cm the watch tower. The great task was accomplish-                                                                                       ings of'God should have part. If we walk with God, we must                                                 ribbed decislpn to do It Oklahoma Baptists have decided, and;
                                                                        forced to enter the World War, our great Und honored Presi- ed under ejrery kind of discouragement, but Nehemiah's follow-                                                                                    go His way. JHe will certainly not go our way. ilf this Mover                                              are at it now, and they will put it over. I donTt see how we v
                                                                        dent, Woodrow Wilson^ sent forth the call In these words, ers "had a|mind to work." Every Bhptist in Oklahoma, man,                                                                                           inent i^ of God, and there Is every reason to believe it is, to                                            can fail. With a ,strong decision to do right; and with the
                                                                       •"Tills is not ^/day of triumph, it is a day of dedication. Here" woman, anfl^child must be at his, or her place, ready alnd will-                                                                             oppose it would be to oppose God. To i!ail in helping, means                                                forces definfteiy at the task, challenges the powers of God.
                                                                        muster, not only the forces of party, but the forces of human- ing with pjjmind to work. There must be no sluggards/ no                                                                                       to refuse fellowship with Him.                    . }                                                      We always iind the unconquerable God walking the highways;'
                                                                        ity. Men's hearts weight upon us. Men's-lives hang In the slackers, no ease and comfort hunters.1 With every one doing his'                                                                                         All who wish to enjoy their religion should]have a part.                                              of right He is there to help. The people who get In with If
                                                                        balance. Men's hopes call upon us to say what we will do. piart we will (be able to win a mighty victory. The victory that                                                                                    Duty done n^eans joy won. Failure in -duty means remorse                                                   Him can not fail.,                               ;                         >• ^
                                                                       How shall we live up to this great trust Who dares to fail to will wipe crut the shame of a pidling program and the mistakes                                                                                   of conscienefe Sand a broken fellowship with Christ.         :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I know of no state quit's so well equipped to putovet aJ
                                                                       try. I summons all honest men, all patriotic, all forward look- of the pasfe We have been pioneers in missionary work and                                                                                            All who -vyish to see their own church work grow should                                               great task. There Is harmonjy and fellowship among-Oklahoma:;
                                                                       ing men to my side. God helping me, I will not fail them, if n'ow comes! tlie opportunity fo? us to be leaders in forging to the                                                                               have a part in! this Movement         The light that shines farther-                                        Baptists unmatched. Their] vision, their^ great heart-throb of ',
                                                                       they will b u t counsel a n d sustain me."                                        " " ' . - , - .                                   front with] denominational enterprises. We are blessed with                est awayT shines brighter at home. The! Christian religion is                                               purpose beat together and in the same direction. That ;let$
                                                                             The events of history referred to In these facts represent commercial prosperity. More Iwealth in proportion to the num-                                                                                 missionary in fits very nature. Light should shine and salt                                             t God in and giyes Him a chance to workJ ]                           ' ^ ;; 3
                                                                       serious and important decisions, but none of them represent a ber of pedple than in any other State in the bounds of our                                                                                        should save. Dr.' It J. Willingham, that great Mission Sec-                                             i        Discord shuts God out, ahd closes the idoor tight and leaves
                                                                       more serious crisis'than is now faced by Oklahoma Baptists. Southern'Baptist Convention.! And yet we gave 47c per cap-                                                                                          retary, once said: "That preacher who is not missionary1 in                                               "us helpless with our powerless organizations and schemes. /Har-
                                                                        We stand today by the ruins of past failure. We hace come ita lass to denominational work last year than the average for                                                                                     'heart and practice will remain obscure and his church will soon                                             mony, fellowship and a loneness of heart and purpose opens
                                                                       to the Red Sea place in our denominational life. The Master all other! Southern States. Let us use this opportunity to wipe                                                                                     die," He never uttered a) greater truth. The reason many                                                   the floodgates of God's power, and with,Goci in thfe business/*;
                                                                       is calling us to launch out in the deep. The witnesses are out the disgrace of low standards and prove to the world that                                                                                                                                                                                               1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of our churches | are struggling with local problems today, is                                             there is victory and shouting ahead.           ' , j : I V                    ^
                                                                       numerous and we are in the lime light We are not marshall- -we will make our word good. Failure would disgrace us In                                                                                            because they have allowed tfce missionary zeal to die away.                                                    i Some say the task, is too great That is oui| challenged
                                                                       ing the forces for selfish motives, but for the sake of humanity. the eyesfof the world and weaken our influence in Oklahoma.                                                                                   There is nothing that will kjll a church quicker than for it                                               Our great difficulty is, so many of our programs afe so small:;
                                                                       The lives of orphan children hang in the balance. The hopes Success jmeans greater prestige for the cause we represent.                                                                                         to spend all of Its efforts at hbme. The church will grow and                                              there is no challenge in them. Not to have great tasks                        to
                                                                       of lost men cry out to us, to say what we will do. Our great                                                                                 !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       prosper in proportion to its interest in "OTHERS." Everyone                                                be Ordinary. Mighty tasks make great men; Great ihen shoul-
                                                                        Captain and King, orders us .to "Go Forward." Who would                                                                                      HIOW THIS TASK MAY BE ACCOMPLISHED.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       r:  I j                        - .. ; i.                        bearing the name Baptists, 4hould have a sacrificial'part in                                               dering :a great task in the name and spirit of Alcpighty; God,t
                                                                        dare to fail to try under such conditions?                                                                                               Some are asking how this task will be'accomplished. Ne- :             this Movement. It Is the call of the open door. It is the tall                                             moves heaven' to action, j starts hell to weeping, jand writes
                                                                                            CONDITIONS WE FACE                                                                                             Jrativelyjit will not be done by the office forces or the leader-           of needy children: It is the call of ambitious young people.! It                                           victory across tqe pages 'of eternity.            v        •J'-!.,V--'^'-i: i S-S
                                                                              In order that you may know these are not exaggerated ship of fchej State, There must be leadership, but there must                                                                                       is1 a clear, .plain,. and insistent call to. duty. We have made                                                  There Is a tlirill in my! heart that, thru the kind jprovldences
                                                                        statements, I wish to call your attention to a few facts. Hev. be an army back of that leadership, composed of consecrated                                                                                     efforts at other times and failed because only a few churches                                              of God, I have been permitted to return to niy| own state; to
                                                                        lassac McCoy came to this territory in 1832 and organized the men aut| women* willing to follow the steps whevevfer they may                                                                                   joined ir[ the Movement, but tills is the tinpe for every one of
                                                                        first Baptist Chruch, near Ft Gibson, called Muskogee, and lead, of ithe high commander, Jesus Christ, htoself. Neither^                                                                                                                                                                                                   time to get my s houlder under the load wjith my ihretlirian. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       us to be true—to help Infringing victory.                                                                   man who lays d >wn on the job now, I vote that: he b shot at
                                                                        there has been Baptist work going on from that time to this. will It b^ done If 90 per cent of the membership bf ounchurches                                                                                                       !                                                                                       sunrise the next morning after victory.                                           •.-VtVfV&^t?
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                                                                        The Baptist General Convention was organized in 1906 at sit comfortably on the old gospel wagon and let the pastors                                                                                                      .!-.-"-           SUSTAINING ELEMENTS
                                                                        Shawnee but we operated tinder a double alignment with the and d Isi&ill percent of the old faithful bear the load of ithe                                                                                      Convenience and easy giving will not be sufficient for a       i the great generals faced each; other. One had SQTthousa^
                                                                        Northern and Southern Baptist Conventions until 1914. In whole debt. It will not be done by finding fault with the                                                                                         task like this. It will call for; sacrificial giving. j         11 soldiers, the otijer had ten thousand. The ^general.'wittftlii;^^^;^^^!
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                                                                        1904 we had 502 churches with 24,083 members. Today j we plans, and hunting excuses as a substitute for duty. Fault                                                                                       ;     First: There is the consciousness of right as we;go afield Itjrge army sent jthis message to the iotiher' genemLt:--;K^' you;^tirni---'"'^"^^^""^
                                                                        have more than 1100 churches with more than 140,000 members/ is aboijt i the only tiling that can be found where it does npt                                                                              'to solicit funds. We go as the ambassador of the King. We . surrender I willIsave your men. The general rarriedt(> ori^-of
                                                                        affiliated with our convention and there are 231,909 Baptists exist [Fault finders look through blue spectacles.' The defect                                                                               go In the power ot His spirit. We go In-His fellowship. It h|s men and said, fall uj>on your sword.^ Without^ k word the
                                                                        of all Mnds.and:colors in Oklahoma, In the .early days many is in the vision. Psychology lias pretty thoroughly established                                                                                is right and Tight Is might                                        soldier fell to hijp death upon the point of his^swori! The;gen-
                                                                        efforts were made' to establish Baptist schools, but at last in the facjt that ghosts are creations of the subjective mind. Mules                                                                               Second: We are sustained by the thought of victory. God e^al turned to another soldier and said,! leapjofffyon preciplcey
                                                                       1915, ten years ago, Oklahoma Baptist University was opened do notfpull and kick at the same time. The mule cannot pull                                                                                     is with'us. I hadi rather 'die fighting for God than to live in li\ a moment the soldier leaped down                                .
                                                                        at Shawnee, with the united support of our people., It is now while fe is kicking, nor can he kick while he is pulling. The                                                                                the Devil's service, and death in the service of God would be death. Then,! said the general to the                             tell;
                                                                       one of the best schools, to be found in the United States, same i$ true of the Baptists.                                                                                                                    a Mun&phant victory for life. "If God be for us, who can be        general! have t^n thousand men ready, 0 go ta i d e a t t a word;
                                                                       scholarly faculty, orthodox in belief, and united in effort. We                                                                          Tffere are a few things which every {one of us can do. Let         against us?" It may be necessary for us to contend against the of command,.arid tell hini that before
                                                                       now have buildings and equipment valued at $337,865. We us mal|e the simple suggestions.                                                                                              > " \'                world, the flesh and the Devil but we are folk wing a Captain have my dog collar around his neck                             be
                                                                       have .a student body of more than 700. The mighty Influence                                                                              Fifst; Become informed on this Movement. Read the Bap-             whose banner has never been lowered and w lose power has in my kennel with my-dogs." With tha                |t kindf of loalty,jumwus-:^;v>^|/^^6iWj
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                                                                       of tfrig school is being sfelt in every section of this State and tist Messenger, the O.B.TJ. Bulletin, and the literature thit Is                                                                          never ;>een matched.
                                                                       out in other States. s                                                                        / '• , .                              sent y4u| from headquarters. God forbid that you shall tlirow                   Third: We are sustained by the thought of the harvest to                                                 neck of our debts, and chain them in tl^;kenilelo^
                                                                             We have a splendid Orphans Home, in Oklahoma) City, any of | tjiis literature into the waste basket, unread. Read It,                                                                                 be reaped. There has never been a time in a 1 the history of                                                     tories, and open "a door to ;the future thru :which."^««^-«*»"*---^^^^^
                                                                       with three large buildings and'we are now caring for 14i5 chil- then gijv£ If ^o your neighbor.;                                                                           i                                Christianity when money, declared such jlargejdividends as It                                                  \ Baptists wiU totich ,the:heart2of ;the,world.
                                                                       dren. This institution is twenty-three years old Is regarded,                                                                            S^ond; Talk the Campaign. On every suitable occasion,
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                                                                       as one of the best to be found anywheres We own two spin- mention ^L Let Itbe uppermost in your thoughts and your con-                                                                                      Baptists in this State to win this victory will result Invthe es-
                                                                       did, modern -hospitals, easily worth $150,000.00 each; one at versation. Every single Baptist In this Stiate must consider,                                                                                 tablishing of all our Institutions, the evangelism of hundreds                                                   CONDITIOMS FAVORS DrSTINCT; SOUTHERN
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                                                                       Muskogee and the other at Miami "Our State Baptist Assem- hlmselfii publicity agent in this great Movement                                                                                                  and , thousands; it wffl push forward the Kingdom of G6d by
                                                                       bly, located near Davis in the Arbuckle Mountains Is on onr                                                                              Thiirfi; Make this Movement an object} bf prayer. More             leaps and I)pun<l3. -It will tnrn the tide in :••a
                                                                       own ground. Summer schools have been held here for a num- things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, says                                                                                      aU generations to come. It will pototi the Inex                 .
                                                                       ber of years with increasing attendance and interest. ;It Is. a poet Praying and paying are closely joine'd together in the                                                                                 Baptist history to tJie year of 1^ as the :tum
                                                                       ia mighty factor In lie development of .the spiritual life of our Scriptures., Remeiinber,the cause, humanly speaking, goes for-                                                                            Baptists wei^e to W             ^It^UIflti^^
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                                                            ber of our churches with their individual members, lies the           J. B. Rounds                        S. B. Rogers                       have every on^ who has contributed any amount) to the reliel             Sunday by- Sunday in the jregular contributions, pi. our __
                                                       : surest hope of paying our present denominational debts and               C. A. Jone&        ,                B. F. Rodm^b                       of the Board tp understand assuredly that their hjjlp Is appre-          Foreign Missions^ must be strengthened, j This Is tHe hope^imd
 •;     -.Vv'3 ..--"v^lV -:.-:• :-.'.                       avoiding the necessity of incurring new ones. The biggest             F. S. Groner                        E. D. Solomon                      ciated and that their prayers and letters have strengthened us           oqiy hope for it. Let all] our people ; be I                                         -....-.
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                                                           financial task before Southern Baptists today is building up a         Mrs. Chas. M. Thompson              IL B. Gunte;                       irreatly under the burden of an imperiled Christian . enterprise.        of this. We implore our'jjastors to tafee this note anil
                                                           steady, dependable income sufficient to take care of the legiti-       Miss Elsie Harrison J               C. W. Stump h                      Some 'have made large gifts, including a large nu^uberjwho ac-           it out through the whole jbrotherhood arid sisterhood 6|
                                                           mate needs of all our general organized work.              .                                                                                  cepted Dr. Npwlin'$ challenge find gave a THOUSAND pOL-                  South. It Is-evident that! our people love Foreign Mis^                                                                                                           '..*:•
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                                                                 Many of our churches have caught a vision of this task           W. H. 'Major                        O. E. Bryan]                                  some; have given several .           .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               .thousand. These h;ive pro-        Let them now be told that this cause Which they love mu$t be
                                                            and are responding nobly in meeting their obligation thereto.         W. S. Farmer                        R. D. Garlafld                     voked our gratitud^. There afce a' host of others wiio, with             taken care of by regular, steady and enlarged gifts. > ! •
                                                           If the majority of our churches could be led to do likewise,           E. H. Marriner                      Sirs. J. Clyde Turnef              little of this world's^ goods and With scant prospects of improve-                "WVhope to be able to publish shortly the final figures for
                                                           our denominational treasury would be immediately replenished,          A. L. Maddox                        G. W. Puryear                      ment in their^conditton, have made- small gifts, bit ha^e made           the "Love Offering," and to give same [by states.                                       ! K h "v
                                                           the spiritual life of the .churches reinforced, and the zeal and       C. C. Morris                        J. Dean Adcocfc                    them with New Testament j oyfuluess. Hundreds of letters                                           1
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                                                           morale of our people strengthened In a manner we have never            J. H. Anderson                      C. C. Allen                        which' have accompanied these small gifts have touched our|                        tf                  THE GR^CE OF GIVING                                                                              |
                                                           known before.                                                          C. E. Burts                         J. H. Tharp                         hearts deeply. Some of them have been from; widows, somej
                                                                 The distributable receipts oh the Cooperative Program for        B. D. Gray                          R. M. Inlow                        from bereaved mothers who have sent memorials} for thei? chil-j               We ar'e giving a few paragraphs from a recent sermon by
                                                           1925 were approximately $4,750,000; designated giftsr to objects       Wni. Lunsford                       R. J. Bateman                      dren, some from little children who have with radiance parted            Rev. C. Bowles, State lEvangellst. He gives as his definition
                                                           within the. Program, other than the special Christmas offering         J. T. Henderson                     W. J. McGlothliu                   with their Christmas money, to help this Board £et out of debt           of money simply this: j "Money Is mysfelf f, showing 'that the
                                                           for foreign 'missions and the Southern Seminary's building cam-        Miss Kathleen Mallory               J. H. Pace !                        find give the gospel of Jesus to little children jn other lands.        laborer, the clerk, .and ^he bufeljiess man, vyhen Saturday night
                                                           paign, amounted to about $2,000,000; indications are the special       L. S. Scarborough                   Jos. T. Watts,                      io ohb and all we send our heart's thanks. We shall, never              comes, have in their pofckets the equivalent jof their time which
                                                           Christmas offering for foreign missions will run to $700,000;          D. F. Green                                                             butlivi the 'grateful memory of these -rare spiiiits who adorn          represents so much of themselves. He says: "The moment,
                '-&;'•• $rtl]                              while the building fund for the Seminary, including cash, short-                                                                               the life -of our beloved denominatkm.                                   you understand this you begin to understand that money In your
                                                           term subscriptions and proceeds from the sale of real estate,            JANUARY 13th MEETING OF THE FOREIGN MISSION                                 2. The goal of a MILLION DOLLAES was not reached,                 pocket is not merely si'ver and gold, but something human, in-
                                                          has reached £1,500,000.                                         !             !              BOARD.        '                                    but a quite remarkable} showing it is that in so brief a time,          stinct with i>ower, because it represents power expended. yNqw,
                                                                 Considering the fact that the Cooperative Program 1 for                                   J. F. Love, Cor. Sec'y.       .           '    under all the > conditions, Southern liapti^ts should give $700,000     money Is like electricijty. It is stored power, I doing nothing,
                                                           1925 was put on effectively in so few of our churches,'propor-                Our people are pretty well informed that at the October          in cash. This shpws plainly that our people are deeply con-             but capable of marvels] It illuminates my hou^e. I make the
                                                           tionately, and that the severest drouth in our history affected          meeting o'f the Foreign Mission Board, when the appropriations        cerned about this debt on the Foreign Mission Board, and that           attachments, turn on the button, the house isj lighted. Or. I
                                                           so large a portion of our territory,, this showing Is an encourag-      for the calendar year beginning the following January are usu-         the great rank and file of the men and women who compose                want to run the sewinq machine or the pump, Ij change the at-
                                                           ing one. And the most encouraging aspect of the matter is that           ally made, the Board found itself in a financial condition, which     our churches love Foreign: .Missions with a peculiar devotion           tachments and) from the storag^ battery run th£ machinery; In
                                                          it indicates how much larger things we can do in 1926 if we               made it unwise for it to make the appropriations. The case            and recognize clearly its 'exceptional claims upon those who            the house. Or I change the attachments to mjy telephone o*
                                                          will more fully inform, enlist and develop our vast army of              was passed up^to the denomination through the respective State         take Christ's word. as the law of their lives, and who believe          telegraph., or it may be I have a tremendous painin my neck,
                                                       - Baptist people. It is gratifying to note that many more church-           Conventions and Boards with the suggestion that the Conven-            that Jesus is the world's only hope. Southern', Baptists love           and the doctor says electricity will cure it, I get a! wet spongeI
                                                          es have put on the every-ineihber canvass In support of the               tions ask their constituencies to make a Christmas Love! Offer-       Foreign Missions. That is the plain lesson which this remark-           and rub the cords of my neck, the electricity Is imparted and
                                                          Cooperative Program than did *i year ago; an increasing num-             ing for the relief of the Foreign Mission Board. t)NE MILLION          able outpouring of Love gifts to Jesus nt Christmas time holds.         the pain disappears. Or here Is a man guilty of murder; he
                                                          ber of pastors, laymen and women are leading their churches              DOLLARS was fixed as the goal for this Offering. January              'Men' and women and churches all over the South welcomed with            has been tried' convicted and sentenced to death. I sejt him in
                                                          in providing increased support for our general denominational            13th was appointed as the" day to receive reports from the sever-      delight the opportunity which this Love Offering has given tjhem        the chair, put the bandsmen him, touch the button apd he Is
                                                          enterprises; and a more constructive, cooperative spirit is being        al states concerning this matter and to take ,up again the needs       to help Foreign Missions.        j                '           , j.<     dead. VQiat a marvel, I say, is electricity, for illumination, for
                                                          manifested practically everywhere.                           '           of the missionaries for 192G.                                                3. From several state secretaries who joined their pejople        Inter communication, for therapeutics, for death !'f
                                                                Encouraged by this improved situation to undertake larger                Accordingly the Board met January 13th. The Treasurer            in putting this Christmas Love Offering on in their states ^vith             Agalp, those wha have the stored power are responsible
                                                          achievements for all our organized work in 1926, the Coopera-            reported that approximately 5392,000 had Ibeen received and            a true missionary passion, and from numerous.ipnstors over; the         for the way In which they-loose it. "Ijteing of an intellectual,
                                                          tive Program Commission hereby challenges'our churches and             •entered upon his books, and wires from the State Secretaries            South comes the assurance that this special 'effort on behalf           type, a man buys a-set of books and looses that rnuclj of him-
                                                          people to greater undertakings for our Kingdom causes along              reported a total of approximately $201,000 in their hands to be        of Foreign Missions has revived^he spirit of our people in the          self In the educational cours?. That is good—poujrlng Ws power
                                                          the following lines: '                                                   forwarded. Thus in cash received and collected ?593>000 were          .states and in the churches/ Tliey assure iis that 'nothing has          back into the brain; Another Inan takes his wcjek's worth of
                                                                                                                                   reported o'n January 13th as having been contributed by South-         been hurt, but that everything has been helped, that this Love          himself an^d goes out on Saturday and In drink I and gambling
                                                          L A deeper consecration of ourselves to God and His workl                ern Baptists to the Christmas Love Offering to apply on the            Offering has created an atmosphere favorable to a new har-
                                                                The secret of the liberality of the Macedonian churches lay        debt of the Foreign Mission Board.                                                                                                             and pjool playing looses tjie week's worth of himself to kill
                                                                in the fact that "they first gave'their'own selves to the                                                                                 mony and cooperation among their people. This is the history            himself/        » . : ".;.:. '.... ." ; , .. ... .;; ' • ! " • ; . v --,;:v;-
                                                                                                                                         The collections have not been entirely completed in anv          of Foreign Missions through ail its course. Never " church a -»'—*
                                                             ' Lord." 2 Cor. 8:5.                             ,                    state and one state, North Carolina, finding it necessary to post-                                                                                  He then shows the scriptural teaching on the Importance
                                                                                                                                                                                                          became in deed and in truth a great missionary chu •ch 'that it         of the! right use of money aid how we should meet our respon-
                                                          2. An awakened interest In and effort for the salvation of the           pone the Christmas Love Offering to the week of Jan. '10-17,                                                                     and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           did not become, great in spirituality and iniits local =—« home-
                                                                lost immediately about us and around the world. Our whole          did not submit a report It is impossible for any one to tell            land influence. That church which has been ralUedjto a great           sibility. H| tells of a rich j man who, if you were to, ask him
                                                                program becomes a mere material machine unless evangel-            just what amount will have been received from this Offering!           missionary program has less of bickering rind small (alk to vex         for a hundred dollars for missions, would faint, but would un-
                                                               ism is one of its t dominant notes.                                 when the matter is wound up, A careful estimate would incline          its pastor than any church'in the land. A great tidq of Chris-          doubtedly be Interested in ip investment of $25,000 for profit.
                                                         3. Bringing all our churches %as speedily as possible to the              us to believe! that at'least §700,000 Will be given in this Love       tian passion for a lost world literally inundates peskinesst            "There is a story of, a man who had 2 calves imd promised that
                                                                adoption of the Bible plan of finances—"Every member               Offering. 'Many country churches have notl because of the               grouchiness and the like lii any]Christian community. This             one should be the Lord's. JAIL went well for awhile and, fcis
                                                                contributing every week to every cause as God prospers            brevity of kh'e period named for this Offering, anil because of                                                                                 gift promised to be a goocf one. One day one of the calves
                                                                                                                                  the unusual weather conditions which have obtained i through-            tide floats and bears along other things which belong to the           died. At first he was distressed, but soon he announced tq
                                                               Mm.". I Cor. 16:2. We have,no right to accept the Scrip-                                                                                    life and service of a church or        denomination.
                                                                tural plan of salvation and reject the Scriptural plan jI of       out the South during the period, made their offerings. It is                                                                                   wife, 'Sarah, the Lord's calf is dead'. Is It not often so,with
                                                               financing the Kingdom. :                                           presumed .that at least many of these will make thsm. Of                      4. Now let'us reflect, let all of us'reflect, that this still     UST        •       • -;           .   '                   .-        .               ' ;•'• ..-•"• .'-'-'}.;;./•.
                                                                                                                                   course, ev^ry dollar that comes in from any source to apply on         leaves on the Foreign Mission Board a gre?it debt jwhich severe-             Again, "How often I have heard the statement 'I woujQ
                                                          4. Enlisting as many of our churches as possible in remitting           this debt will be so applied.                                           ly limits it in meeting the absolute needs of the missionaries.
                                                               monthly their contributions for missions and benevolences,                                                                                  The truth is the Board has been .'compelled, in the face, of the       like to see oar institutions clear'of debt'. This reminds
                                                                the Ideal plan being that of sending every month one-                   The following paper was adopted by the Board:                                                                                             a,story I read. Some genius invented a collection of.cwiousu
                                                                                                                                        "The Special Committee apointed to consider the total of           facts with which it has dealt at this January Meeting, to              toys. One set consisted of, an old woman with a vwash
                                                                twelfth of the churches' annual subscription to the Coopera-      the Love Offering gifts and the amount that can reasonably               continue its policy of declining to appoint a new missionary o>
                                                                tive Program.           ':              ^          - . -                                                                                   to erect any sort of building for any purpose on any mission           a wind mill all set for work, a n^ason with his trbv
                                                                                                                                  be appropriated for 1926, beg leave to report:           <:                                                                                     rooster with his wings all set ready to crow. The
                                                          5. Encouraging all our people, as far as they can conscietit-                 First, they are gratified to advise that the reports so far        iield; and * In addition to these denials,: to cut cruelly into the    said 'Wouldn't it be fun to see them, alt inoVg.vJrafrtl^
                                                               iously do so, to make nndesignated gifts to the Cooperative        received of actual cash, money on the way and assurances, will           bare maintenance estimates for the work. After tutting out             stand a^out forever wishing and hoping arid „
                                                                Program. All causes in the Program are worthy and de-             aggregate §700,000, which the Committee thinks very gratifying          $480,000 from the requests- of the missionaries, the Board still        and at wohld do no good, but drop; the money toto>;tfie
                                                          serve our support f                                                     and encouraging, and that this sum of money and any additional         •cuts another 148,000, and- then instructs the office to cut "a          slot left for itj. and-behold": the'masoiT;be$n^
                                                          0. Urging all pur causes and Institutions, state and Southwide,         funds that may come in on the Love Offering, shall be applied            substantial amount" from these needs which the missionaries            mill to tnrn,:t-and the^;cM :woman.to. rub:J^^^
                                                               to throw themselves wholeheartedly behind the Cooperative          to the liquidation of the present indebtedness of the Board.             have submitted to us. That Is to say, the feoard applies every         rooster to crgw. The money started the ^hole;' " ""       ~                                                                                                                - •--
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                 &'x-j^s:t,                                     Program in a united, enthusiastic effort to build up a stable,          Second, after full consultation with Dr. Chas. E. Burts            dollar of the Love Offering to the debt The Board proceeds             It Is with oar p-eat institutions, the pMdr^n;jof;
                                                                steady income sufficient to meet the needs of all our gen-        General Director of the Cooperative Program, and examination             to apply a considerable amount of its regular receipts to, the         von want 4o see them clear of
                                                               eral work.                                                         info previous receipts of the Board, your Committee is of the          -further reduction of this debt. This is cruel, but it Is neces-
                                                                The time is ripe for a^-distinct advance on the part of           opinion that (the receipts from the States under the Coopera-           sary." There are before US-important appeals from missionaries
                                                          Southern Baptists. The world is ready to receive our. mes-             tive Plan during the calendar year, should aggregate $1,350,000.         on all the fields for residences, church buildings, rie-inforce-                    you ever hear of
                                                          sage If we will but faithfully propagate It. God has entrusted         To this therbj are reasonable expectations of receiving from             ments, etc., but these'things must wait even (though the hearts          too mnch? It is not giving
                                                          us with the means to enable ;us to establish our witness for him       legacies, gift^ annuities and sundry other itejns $150,000, mak-          of the Lord's workers grow faint. The Board is going, to: do Its.       inc. When the lieart sends
                                                          on all sides of the globe. Many of our churches prove that              ing a total -.of 51,500,000, which the Board will be Justified in       best until October next to avoid closing any'mission fle!4 and                  as health, Wheri tKe
                                                         marked progress is possible by themselves doing larger things           appropriating for the calendar year of 1926.                              to hold the lines on all .the fields. .This- Is the r^est^a           ,                      The
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                                                        ;for the Master than ever before.                                               Third, thjit in the appropriations for this year there should      almost the demand of a great volume of correspondence^<&              ;^* ™« ^* ^^iM$&           ._.....,,                                      f.   ,.._ _
                                                               In the name of our organized work around the, world, we           be provided qt substantial amount for the further reduction of            has come from Southern Baptists In every quarter of the ~" ^                  " " "'        " *
                                                         would urge upon all our causes, institutions and people every-;         the debt" - '                                                            They protest against closing any of our mission>3ftfcl^?I, ^
                                                         where, the exertion of every energy and power in behalf of the               . I shall*! now submit a few brief statements                        tlie present the Board is; even at! such expense^iSfc^cfc
                                                         Cooperative Program throughout 1926 to the end that a saving                   1. More than any words could possibly express the                  is here indicated, going" to endeavor' toX^.                                                                             »"**»-',- ^5 7*l*^"1Or>jfc^'?5i>*^j** T ,-—• ••, ^TvW —   : — • - r,i,~ i- ~ -t^ ;•„• -

                                                         knowledge of Jesus Christ may be carried to the ends of the             Foreign Mission Board is deeply grateful to the State ^Conven-            with their present force of work^a^
                                                       -earth and those who are saved may be more fully developed                tions which so graciously and heartily responded to jthe dis-                  5. The above facts;.. are gi^en;::^
                                                        :iu Christian service.                                                   tress of the Board, and to the great company of n;ien and                 plainly as we can give thein;
                                                         XE. Dillard                     ;    B. H. DeMent                  j    women ^throughout the South who W beautiful devotion to                  •see from these ;facts that,
                                                         J. F/Love                            J. S. Rogers                       Christ, in true sacrificial spirit have made their gifts jto this         helped liy the Love
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                                                        J. W. Cammack                         C. M. Thompson                     perhaps, no parallel to the correspondence which has come from            they ha^e been ^
                                                         Mrs. W. J. Cox                       W. H. Baylor                       all quarters .of the South and from men and women arid'chil-              regular
                                                         E. Y. Mailing                        A. J. Barton                       dren in, all walks of life, accompanied by contributions and wit
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                                                                                                                                                             J. B. ROUNUfi                      ,£» that could be saiq, but after all the debt is ours', and ready for taking care of this
                                                                                                                                                                                            \vo must pay it, ^understanding that no more debts will be in-           "It took 80 years to "get Mod
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                                                                                                                                                                                            curred without' tliej direct approval of the Convention j after Job God had marked out for him"
                                                                                                                                                                                            careful consideration. And then look what; we have. The                  "Paul was prepared;for his tasK
                                                              WHEN MAN'S POWER BECOMES WEAKNESS                          Laymen power wiU continue to waste itself in unusefulness till
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                                                                                                                                                                                            money is not lost, or has not been wasted. Our physical as- nations could do for him. The ^ebrews gave him
                                                                                                                         it is harnessed. You say Baptists object to being harnessed?       sets Amount to practically $800,000.00 and the debt less than cor.victions. The Greeks taught              philosophy arid tfte
                                                            Power Is a relative terin. If we could see from the stand? Do they? No they do hot The Christ of .Baptists said "Tak^                                                                                                         ;               :
                                                       point of God, it probably ; would be absolute. Power is Hie my yoke upon you." What did He say here? Harness yourself                $300,000.00. If-we will do; what we can do now, we will be in W%" v •-'":• ;. " . :'/ . •:' . : - . - ; : - , ' - A ;.;/•• .- ;;">'-.; .;-
                                                       use of certain forces at certin times and under certain condi-, for me. Baptists don't object to harness. , The? simply, want        fine condition for advancement.                    !                     "Suppose we were out.ofidebt and did not have
                                                       lions. For instance, the water* at Niagara aobve the falls pos- to put j the harness on themselves. The best pullers in the                               . ,           r—p-    •
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                                                       sesses a power that ten minutes later below the falls is pro- world are Bdptists. But as Dr. Gambrell said they can't be
                                                       bably lost to it forever. The great electric power companies driven with fclind bridles. It will be the task bftiJie Laymen'              The eyes of the Baptists of the "South arc upcn Oklahoma. Book Store; the Paper. /Would we
                                                       expend millions of dollars i-for the water above the falls that Convention tq show. the harness of the task and chen with the         TJns Debt Paying Movement launched ,at our las; Convention                                                      i   ;       .            .               .•               .   ,                 ,-....               _               .
                                                       they would not^give one penny for below. Why? Because that inspiration generated jto see these men put} on this harness               lias enlisted the interest of all the leaders eve-ywliere and                                        A repjort of the recent Soutb-wkW organized Class Con-
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                                                       water is placed in a position of influence that is tremendous and themselves., 3ee this power under die poweif of the Spirit of                                                                                                       fereuce held at Birmingham, Jan. 12-14, has been forwardec
                                                       accessable. But for centuries .that power was left unused ex- God pick up the mountain and cast it into the sea. It takes            itliey are hoping and praying that we will succeec and set the
                                                       cept to look upon in wonder and amazement Then men began faith to move a mountain. It also takes faith to attach Bap-                 pace for a clean slate throughput the South. Ou- success not                                    us by our good friend, Dr. John, D. Freeman of the Baptist and
                                                       to figure out ways to harness that power. It seems tragic to tist man power enough to move this mountain. '                           only means the cheering of our own people and the eliminating                                   Rellector.j It seems to have bepn a; well-attended, enthusiasUe,
                                                       destroy the beauty of Kiagara, but its power must be harnessed.        See thQ program and come to this meeting prepared to do        of pestiferous debt, but ii; means the encouraging of Baptists                                  inspiration fathering. Including those who registered locally I
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"^issfis                                                    Baptist man power in Oklahoma is a great Niagara. For your part ahd see the Bapttistipower united on a majestic task,                                                                                                            there was about ilj)0 or 1200 delegates and"wtillerMr.''.TST.- IBS
                                                       years and years it has gone unharnessed. When we see that putting it over.                                                            everywhere and the blesslpg of having been, under God, p?r*
                                                       company of men and our-attention is called to their wonderful                                                                         nritted to lead the way to better things. For every reascjn,                                    Phillips, new head of the Young People's! and Adult Depart-;
                                                       accumulated power, we envision a Niagara. But we see only                                                                             let us see that this movement 'shall succeed- But that means                                    merits, "has not taken the place- of Harry Strickland, he is'
                                                                                                                             THE LEFLORE—LATIMER FIFTH SUNDAY MEETING
                                                       Itsbeauty. We have not utilized its greatness. .The Laymen's                                                                          that you not only wish it well and pray for it, but that you PAY                                showing hts ability to nil his own place*"               ,       ^
                                                       organization is the effort of our state to harness tfiat power.                                                                                                                                                                            We notice among tlfe great preachers present takin-g part,
                                                       Every hour we wait there is that much power uselessly wasted.          There jqre few good Fifth Sunday Meetings any more. But        for it,                          -
                                                       I£ is not hitched to a task. You say, oh, but we can use it the Leflore-Latimer forms one of the exceptions. It was the                                                                                                               Dr. W. F. Powell, of th| First Church, Nashville, Dr. Wallace-
                                                       tomorrow. No! That is untrue! The power of yesterday is writer's privilege to attend this time. The hospitality of Hea-                    Mr. J. E. George, Chairman of the Laymen's Work for Ok-                                    Bassett, of Cliff TempleL Dallas; Dr. Root G. Lee, of Citadel;
                                                       below the Niagara of usealsleness. We have wasted it. It is vener was splendid. We were entertained in the home of the                 lahoma announces the Annual Convention for February] 15th                                       Square, Charleston, S. C. Dr. Lee "punctuated his bold at-;
                                                       gone forever. The power of today is less thoroughly useable pastor, Brother and Sister Westmoreland. They are certainly                                                                                                               tacks'against sin and modernism with bits of splendid witi
                                                       because we neglected the power of yesterday. Niagara's wa- moving thing! there. This is the greatest counry church As-                 and 16th, Oklahoma- City, in the Baptist Hail, 223 W. First.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              he presented pictures in words so glowing and living that he
                                                       ters that have passed have gone forever. The new power of sociation in t-he state. tThe preachers were there and stayed                The first session will open at 2:30 p. m., Feb. 15th, Mir.jL. A.
                                                       tomorrow cannot atone for the wasted power of yesterday. It through Sunday. They put themselves; heartily into the Debt |              Ellison, the Associate Secretary for the Laymen's Movement                                     made them appear befdfe thej^eyes of his hearers. He never
                                                       power of today cannot atone for the waste of. Baptist man Paying Movement and are intending Jo go back to their i                      for the South -will be present. Broth Ellison is well known in                                  once offered quarter to the skeptic and earnestly besought all
                                                                                                                         churches antjl do their best They have two missionaries and                                                                                                          to turn to Christ and to make Him all and In all in their lives.
                                                                                                                         one Sunday pchool and B. Y. P. U. Worker in this great field.        Oklahoma and we are prouc} ,of him. Arrangements have been
                                                                                                                         The power, pf the spirit was manifested thoroughly and the         i made to.have Pres. W. B. BJzzell of the Oklahoma University                                    His appeal for the Churches was powerful." But the list grows
                                                                                                                         people recoghized and bowed to this spirit Their religion is         speak on the closing night, Tjuesday, Feb. 16th. We hope that                                   to long for our space. It was evidently a feast of good things.
                                                                                                                         of a practical type. They do not think all religion is sentimen-
                                                                                                                         talism. -Thet- believe in working and praying. Several country        Laymen in all our Churchesjwill make note of these dates tat                                              i                           ...                                                 r
                                                                                                                         churches accepted the apportionment and put on the budget            once and allow no other engagement to interfere wjth their                A vjery Interesting question for jthe present time Is "What
                                                                                                                         and have ti^gun to pay regularly. The wife of one of the             attendance. This meeting is always important, but tkis one is      Constitutes a Baptist Church?" Pres. Geo. W. Taft of the
                                                                                                                         preachers wall^ed twelve myes to attend this meeting and said         unusually so. i                   '                               Northern Baptist Tlieological Seminary submitted that -,question
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                                                                                                                         shQ was riot sure she would have nay money when the Debt                                                                                to a representative of practically all of our Baptist Theological
                                                                                                                         Paying Campaign was put on and gave me $5.00 on that Cam-
                                                                                                                         paign while in this meeting. Then she was to walk back the                The Editor had the privilege of visiting Kelham Ave. Seminaries, to some colleges and several pastors. The rep'"
                                                                                                                         twelve miles to her home." Thank God for such sacrifices. The       Church, Oklahoma City last Sunday morning for the flifst time are very interesting indeed. Most of them conform, in the ins
                                                                                                                         fellowship Between the town and country churches is wonder-
                                                                                                                         ful. It was' good to be there.           I                          in several years. The hist time we worshipped with them, .to the brief ansvser by Dt. Curtis Lee Law£, as follows: ;"A.
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                                                                                                                                                                                             they were in a little dilapidated one room meeting house, but Baptist Church Is a bodylof Baptized believers,, organized for
                                                                                                                                                                                             under the itmrveiou? touch of their fine Pastor, Brother R. C. worship, work ani fellowship."                                                                         f "                      :
                                                                                                                                      EDITORIAL                                              Howard, they have Expanded in every way. It was a delight to         i But strange to say, some of the answers hardly harmonize
                                                            %fefe3gs                                                 The Baptist Editors' of the South will meet in New Orleans              speak to them/Sunday morning regarding the debt paying with that brief incomplete statement For/Instance,^ Dr. Milton
                                                                                                                                                                                             movement. We believe they will be heard from when the G. Evans, Pres. of Crozer Theological Seminary says, among
                                                                                                                as the guestq of Dr. L. J. Bristow and the new Baptist Hospital
                                             power of todaycannot atone for the waste of Baptist man on Feb. Ifith, ancTthe new Hospital will be formally opened on                                                                                               other things: ."I don't know.. I wish P did." Again, "I am: quite
                                                                                                                                                                                              count is made.
                                             power of yesterday. Its influence is gone forever. Looking                                                                                            At night we went to the Kentucky Ave. Church, our first convinced of this, that dn adequate definition of the;Baptist
                                             at the waste of the past, we can only abhor its awfulness, and the 17th ofF       February. This, we believe is a igood move. The
                                                                                                                                                                                              visit to this important field in Packlngtown. They have a very Church cannot be secured from hlstdry, nor ought ithe defini-
                                             jpress on to a fuller harnessing of it in the future. Powei- is Editors, having great responsibility and wonderful opportunity
                                             useless unless harnessed.- And'after it is harnessed it is use-, for service, have been trying to meet during the session of the                 neat Church building, about a hundred members and an aggros-. tion of a Church!, If I^t be :a developing lns|itutlon.
                                             less unless hitched to a task.                                                                                                                                spirit. Brother Noland is the faithful Pastor. They guidance of the Spirit be defined by its organization
                                                  Again I see a task. Laymen are attracted by big jobs. Southern Baptist Convention and while the fellowship has been                                      good hearing as we talked about! the Debt Paying                                        organization                                                     o

                                             Well we have one. The Debt Paying Campaign.in Oklahoma; splendid, the.opportunity for full discussion of matters in which                        Movement and we believe they will be heard from. This makes the time in which the'Church- is doing
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                                             is for $300,000.00. That is worth the energies of a real man of they are especially concerned has been all too limited for ade-                                                                                            •To th^ reader with fealf an eye or even slight acquaintance
                                             God,   The wheels of denominational progress must be set in quate consideration.                       .                                         4 Churches In Oklahoma City that we have visited In the in-
                                                                                                                                                                                              terest of this movement.       !        ,         i '          ,    with the position of Crozer^ It will be very dearly se^ that he
                                             motion to make this go. It takes tremendous power to move                                                                                                                                                 :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  makes provision for full fledged mpdeniism. The answer of
                                             such a mountain. But the power is here. Oklahoma Baptist
                                             Laymen have financial power enough to raise an indebtedness             We 'are prjiud of the record made by Oklahoma Baptists                        Rev.'A. N. Hall of the First Baptist Church, Muskogee and Djr. John JB. Anderson 1 of Coalgate/ while in different ^
                                             of $5,000,000.00. That is the power they possess. "We are not in their response to the Love Offering - for Foreign Missions.
                                                                                                                            - » f.             •• •      *-*      i        '                  Pres. of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, delivered; conveys practically thej same idea. Also that of Prfts. Emory
                                             undertaking to enlist all the power they possess, but enough They gave liberally and proved that they are ;doing the Will                                                                                                                !                                                                                                    ;
                                             of it to put over only a $300,000.00 objective. Will our man of Him who said: "Go ye into "all the world and pre&cli the                          a-great'address in the Baptist Tabernacle, Oklahoma City, W. Hunt o f Bucknell Urilversity: seems tp leare^a ^or'^nl
                                             power tie onto a task like that? I believe they will. I do not                                                                                    Sunday at 3 p. m. We caught the following flashes and pass                 In this same number of the Watchman; feaminer in which
                                             mean that Baptist Laymen are worth only five million dollars gospel to every "'creature.*" And our people will respond at                         them on:             '               >                             this symposium occurs Is an article t>y Ut. JEdwa *d B. Ppllard
                                             In this state. I mean of their tithe they could pay a debt of five all times if Srfc-can get before them the real appeal of the fun-                   "We are. in debt for the same season that every county in of Crozer Seminary on the same subjert'tod ;while Dr. Pollard
                                             million dollars and carry bn their denominational and church damental thin g which Christ means for us to do. We under-
                                             work beside.. With such tremendous power going to waste, we stand that: almost $40,000.00 in cash hasjbeen sent in to Dr.                         Oklahoma is in debt. Without debt we would have no toads, Is a graceful, atUractlve^writerv the mainilmpressicm m
                                                                                                                                                                                               no schools, no court-houses, particularly in this new country."     his article is that he ism^nlhcr;W-i'retensldn;:of the Park
                                             are negligent of our religious duty. These five million dollars Hounds' office, but that there are several subscriptions not yet
                                             are gone forever. They have fallen over their Niagara and are                                                                                          "We ought to pay this debt because we owe It and nobody Are. Church, New
                                             now below its power. What we get in the future will never paid. ?We trust that all the friends will realize that this; is                                                                                             Pastor.
                                             atone for what we have lost in the past It will only show what an emergency call for cash and send check' at once.                                etse will do it for us."                      -.     V , -.-"
                                             we have allowed to go to waste and how great has been our                                                                                           - "It costs too much to cfirry this debt. It discourages. It
                                             neglect                                                                 We are up'.ti the testing hour. Dr. Bruner and his host                   Is a monkey wrench In the program. (We oughlt to pay it
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                                                  We come to the Laymen's Convention to face the problem                                                                                       cause we need something to unify and blend us                      K-X:--~^#3l:&x&&^^^^
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                                             of religious engineers. What shall be our method of harnessing of general workers and pastors 'have been preparing :the way                      ;lng will do this like working
                                             this power. Niagara could be harnessed through the use of for the direct appeal to our people to arise in the power of-
                             felHX£--/.-:':: water, wheels, turbines or in other ways. Those who harness their might and pulverize the hindering obstacle of debt The                         j : "To make a great'pebp^
                                             the power decide, on the method. It may be the tiest or it campaign for cafeh started in Oklahoma City the first of ;this                          j "Some people^inake
                                             may hot; But some way must be decided oh. Any way-is'better                                                                                      \^^'^j/p^J^^.^. ^
                                             than no way., It must be harnessed to make it count iOur week and will reach every portion of the ^tate in short o.rder.
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 *| N                                           City made good on their promises for .entertainment ; Every-
                                          body seemed to be eager to serve the visitors. The severe
                                                                                                            on the fundamental thing that lies at the very foundation,upon
                                                                                                           which .our superstructure must be reared if it is to stand. Anil                                                                                                              BAPTIST                                           ENGER
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                                          weather cut down the attendance more than half doubtless as
                                         the majority of people expected to drive and the roads wjere'.hot
                                          suitable. However, the spirit and work of the Convention were
                                                                                                           we submit that the refusal of brethren who say. they are ortho-
                                                                                                           dox to declare it in unequivocal language that the world may
                                                                                                           understand is inexcusable at this hour. We do not mean that
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                                                                                                           are but'together }n order to be a sound Baptist, but we do be-             We understand that Brother L. 'W.              Rev. Geo. L. Hale, well known in Okla-              MorHs. Elmer Ridgeway, H. H. Burton and
                                          and Thursday morning, but things were moving in high. Dr.        lieve that the brother who shies at the truth those words con-           White has recently accepted the Pastor-       homa, now Pastor at the] great Church at               John* Robinson. :    \       *•'    ;;
                                          Clark of Sopth Carolina, had captured the people by his superb  Vey is not dealing quite frankly with the situation.                      ate of the Goodwell Church, coming from       Trenton, Mo., has been off the Messenger      Subscription, $2.00 Per Year in Advancse :;
                                          addresses, I^r. Lincoln McConnell who delivered his master                                                                                West Colubbia, Texta;                         list for some 'time, but says he cannot c
                                                                                                                 Why do1 we shy at that statement? It may*not be true,                                                            stand it any longer so he sends a check;       Enterea as Second Class Matter, June S,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1912, at the Post Office at Oklahoma dty,
                                         piece on "Who was Jesus?'* by special request, as usual cap-      but the natural inference is that we are not quite twilling to              Evangelist R. G. Baucom, of San Anto-      for. ?2.00 that the pappr may start coining!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Oklahoma, under the Act of March. 6. 187*.
                                         tured everbody. Mrs. Dawson was welcomed by a great host          say that 1 God made man directly1 and immediately or that we             nio, reports a good meeting at Butler,        again, lie is doing a line work at             Acceptance1 for mailing, at special rate of
                                         of admirers. The conference periods were well attended and                                                                                 Pa., in which he says two or three thou-      Trenton.        '*                         postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of
                                                                                                           have some friends who are unwilling to say that whom we must                                                                                                      October 3, 1917, authorize^ January 28, 1913.
                                         greatly enjoyed by all.                                                                                         !                          'sand people heard the Baptist message
                                                                                                          protect.          !                              n                        \vlio had never heard it before. ,              The stockbroker was very ill, and at       ' Subscriptions are understood-, as continu-
                                               We understand that the registration fees, together with           Ati the'risk'of the ridicule and scorn J ancl the psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing               to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  times delirious. In one of his Incid mo- are from year the year, unless written order*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   given to i      contrary.
                                         the special offering and the generosity of the citizens of Elk    thai is being prepared in many places to discredit such a posi-                          mpa
                                                                                                                                                                                       We extend sympathy to Dr. W. A. Jar-       ments tie asked the nurse', what the last      Orders to i discontinue should always b«
                                         City were ample to meet the expenses. Dr. Bruner made a                                                                                    rel, of Dallas, Texas, in the loss of his     readgin had shown his temperature to be. sent direct to the office by letter and must
                                                                                                           tion,! we shall g<j on humbly, boldly, in the fear of God, and ^or                                                                                                be accompanied with payment of :arrear-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "One hundred and one," 'replied the . ages. -.
                                         most, in forming, appealing address on the Debt Paying! Move-                                                                              companion, who fell on sleep after ,they                                                                 . . '   . ' . . •• .. -. •: • :r : -.."':•• : '-'^
                                                                                                          the glory of our Christ, contending for a .declaration ..that can-        had journeyed 55 years together.              nurse.                                         In changing an address it Is necessary t»
                                         ment, and Dr.,Rounds, as always, had the people with him as      not be stretched to cover a questionable theory. We wish our                                                               "Good," said the -patient "When it send'the former as weli as tho new addreHk:
                                         he delivered liis addres$ which was all too brief. The Editor                                                                                                                            gets to 101%, sell."—Epworth-Herald.       and always give your name exactly as It
                                                                                                          brethren could understand that we say this in the spirit of                  From the Baptist Visitor, Fairfax, we                                                 appears on your label.                                           \
                                         spoke-briefly reviewing the great book by Dr. Machen, on "What                                                                              learn that Brother J. MJ Burton is hold-1                                                   We do not make any charge for resolu-
                                                                                                          humility, 'but under the compulsion of a conviction that OJod                                                                                                       tions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We regret to learn that Mrs. T. B. Corr fifty words. obituaries containing wordsover  not.
                                         is Faith?" Of course It was a poor speech, but a great book      is leading arid we can not do otherwise. We niust follow.His               ing a meeting i\t Grayhorse, and that                                                                    For more than flfty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Kdinond died suddenly Sunday even- charge one cent a word. When you send                          fr»
                                         and several bought the book from Mr. Killingsworth and others                                                                              'there were 15 conversions up to Wednes-
                                                                                                          clear leading, whether it meets with favor op disfavor. Will               day night, January 27th.                     ing, Jan. 24th. She was a faithful work- In resolutions or obituaries be sure to count
                                         will.                                                                                                                                                                                    er in the Edmond church and had spent same. the words and send the money to pay for
                                                                                                          .'ill who love the truth supremely and are 'willing to stand un-                                                                                                                                             ,
                                             The enterprising Editor of the paper there published a llinchingly join in prayer that God may lead His glorious group                   Five hundred members of the Third            the afternoon visiting the sick and doing
                                                                                                                                                                                    Baptist Church, St. Louis, have respond-       other Church work. Brother J. T. Jobes,
                                        daily for the Convention called "The Baptist Convention Bul- of Southern Baptists to stand without fear or favor or modify-                                                                former Pastor at Edmond, was called
                                        letin," and his fine spirit was greatly appreciated.                                                                                        ed to the call of their Pastor/Dr. Henry                                                              God. His former life or his natural weak-
                                                                                                          ing clauses. There are great preachers anjong us who can melt             Alford Porter, to do personal evangelistic     from phillicothe, Texas, to assist in the              ness alid Mnfulness is overcome^ jmd fl.
                                             Secretary ^IcCaulIey is to be congratulated upon the splend- our hearts by their passionate appeals, but .always start this            work during the winter.                        funeral services.                                      great sinner makes as good a saint as
                                        id w,ork of the Convention and"1 of course Pastor Mitchell and side of'creation and thus lead us away from "this fundamental                                                                 Pastor L. E. Leeper and the Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          any.—Baptist Keeord.                   ^
                                        his noble group of co-labprers did what was expected of them point" The testing question today is with all the glorious ca-                    Kev. D. It,. Wade writes that he is
                                                                                                                                                                                    having a good meeting In Kincaid, Kas.        School forces of the First Baptist Church,                Brother L. E. Leeper, who recently took
                                        and more.                                                         pacities and powers that many demonstrate are you willing1                As announced last week Brother Wade Depew, are making enlargement plans,                              charge of'the work at Depew, was in the
                                                                                                          to take'your stand on the bare Word and its natural meaning                has moved to Oklahoma City and will do , the operation of which' began with a                        office last week. It was Jgood to hear
                                                   DR. BROUGHTON CHANGES HIS MIND.                        which is, "and not by evolution^                                          Evangelistic work. We hope Ije will be I Training School the week of Jan. 10-16.                      him tell of how the Lord has been open-
                                                                                                                                                                                     kept busy in, Oklahoma.                      Quotas of increase have been assigned                   ing .the way before .them; ont of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the different departments, new teachers                  seeming unsarmouritable difflciliities^
                                              It will be remembered that soon after the meeting of the                            LAYMEN'S CONVENTION                                   We notice from the report of the treas- secured ( and the Pastor is hopeful for a                 What a fine thing when a Pastor thor-
                                         Southern Baptist Convention that Dr. Broughton announced                                                                                    urer of the great First Baptist Church, substantial increase In the attendance.                      oughly believes and then experiences the
                                                                                                               To Be Held in the Baptist Building, 223J4 West First Street,          Shreveport, La., Dr. M. E. Dodd, Pastor,                                                             leadership of God" in his work, i
                                         liis purpose to offer at the Convention in Houston a statement                                                                              that they gave for missions through the         An appreciative subscriber : sends us
                                         "declaring that Southern Baptists did not accept any theory of              Oklahoma City, February 15th and 16th, 1926. \                  cooperative program during 1925, the sum     $5.00 for three years subscription and ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  companies same with the following: "I                      Brother A. K. Hill, Enlistment Evange-
                                         evolution that regarded man as having 'descended from any                                                                                   of $07,780.91.                                                                                       list of the Waco Baptist Association^
                                         lower form of animal life."                                                         MONDAY, FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH*                                                                          enjoy reading the Messenger and your                    Texas, wishes, to say a word of com-
                                                                                                                2:30 P.M. Conference of Associational Committeemen.                     We see that Dr. M. B. Adams of George- stand for sound teaching, I believe in                     mentation to the Brotherhood of Okla-
                                              He now says through the press, "I^have changed "my mind                    *           '               i                               town College, Kentucky, has been elected science and I am sure I believe; the Bi-                    homa regarding Dr. Karl H. Moore who
                                         —not about evolution, but the resolution/' He goes on to say           7:30 P. -VI. Song and Praise service 'led by Leonard Perkins,        to the Presidency of Oqachitu College, 'ble and when science contradict^ the Bi-
                                                                                                                             Oklahoma City.                       i                                                                                                                       has just accepted1 the pastorate of the
                                         that lie'has thought and prayed much over the matter and has           7:45 PlM. Remarks by the President, J- B. George, Enid.              Arkansas. We Irnye not learned his de- ble then science must ibecome error."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   i           , .                        church at Wilson, Oklahoma. "He is a
                                         reached the conclusion that we should not lose any more time                                                                                cision but we understand that Dr. Adams                                                              trueJ yoke fellow, a cqpsecrated minis-
                                                                                                                8:00 P.M. Inspir ational Address by Rev. B. M. Jackson,              is a staunch fundamentalist 'and a reat         In a Church Bulletin from Texas, we                  ter, and devoted pastor, loyal to every
                                         debating tlj^question. He is careful to say that he has not               ' { ' ' Majigurn.                                     ,           educator. -                                  see the names of 6 Churches which had                   cause of Christ and with it all he is
                                         been persuaded to this position by advice or suggestion from                                                                                                                           . an average S. S. attendance of more than                orthodox to the core."      .     >
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                                         any source, but that he 1ms received many letters commending                                                                                   I date "left-overs." God does, too— 1000 during November, 1925. Cliff Temple,
                                                                                                               10:00   A.M.    Devotional.                                           He says so. Don't try to feed him '"left- Dallas, 2521; First, Shreveporr, 1325;
                                         him for the announcement of his purpose to offer the resolution.                                                                                                                                                                                 OKLAHOMA                  CITY PASTORS'                       CON-
                                                                                                                10:15 A.M. Building Up the Local Church.                             overs." The little money you ihave "left First,, Abilene, 1100; First, .Waco, 1076;                                            FERENCE
                                         He expresses the belief that we need to stress our grat mis-                            1. Churches Without Pastors and Pasfors Without1    over," the little time you r have -"left Broadway, Fort Worth, 1069; First, Sari
                                         sionary program -and announce a great missionary rally Sunday                               i Churches— C. C. Hatchett, Durant              over," the little talent , you have 'left Antonio, 1042. There are doubtless many                         .Trinity: S. S. 486; T. S. 16S; 2 Addi-
                                         afternoon of the Convention with all the missionaries of the                            2. Financing the Local Church— Dr. W. S. Spears,    over/' after you have used what you want others in this same class.                                    tions ; 7 baptised; Dr, Brunw, morning;
                                         Home and Foreign fields that can be.secured on the platform j                                 Ardmore.                                      for yourself and the world.— Ex.
                                                                                                                                 3. The Church Members Duty to Their Pastor—                                                         Brother R. W. Laqkey, the vigorous                    Bro. Ridgeway, evening.                           ,
                                         and special addresses f<from Secretaries Gray and Love, etc.     j                            Dr. Abernathy, Altus.                            A telephone dall from Brother R. D.       Pastor of, the great Church at Drumrig^t,              •i Edmond: S. & 170; T. &.'95j M. G.
                                              Dr. Eouth of the Baptist Standard in commenting upon the I                         4. *Church Attendance—Dr. G. W. Austin, Chick-      Evans of Shidler, Oklahoma, reports a showed his smiling face in. the' Messen-                        Barlow.
                                                                                                                                                                                     splendid meeting in progress there with ger office last week. He says t they are                           Wilmpnt: S. S. 80; T. S. 48; Wm. T.
                                         resolution emphasizes the fact that where any question is raised T                            asha.                                                                                                                                                Cost. • ; . . ' . - • -.=•' •• .   : • ••'••'•' ' •:•":• - • • ; • - ,:-
                                        which contravenes the Scriptures, Southern Baptists should             11:00 A.3IL The Call of the Hour— Dr. J. W». Bruner.                  Evangelist E., A. Petrol!. As usual having a great -city wid,e meeting in                                  GuUirie: Sv S: 210; Good Attendance-;
                                                                                                                 2:00 P.'Mt'i Echoes from Organizations of the State.                Brother Petroffi Is preaching the pure >vhich Evangelist Hubert B. DeLay is                           Q. L. Gibson^                                   ;
                                         speak out. "There should never be occasion for doubt in the/                                                                                gospel 'and winning souls to Christ. preaching. There have been more than
                                         mind of any one concerning the belief of Southern Baptists with         2:45 P-M What Should be Accomplished by the Laymen of                                                            400 conversions, and the whole commun-                      . Kentucky: S. S, 125; T/S. 100; C. ?.
                                                                                                                         •;      Oklahoma—L. A. Ellison, Assistant Secretary.        There jwve been 38 additions to date.                                                               iStealey, evening; Bro. Bell, morning.
                                         reference to any an<isall of the fundamentals of the faith." DrJ                                                                                                                         ity is stirred - as• never before.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * ' • «
                                                                                                                 3:10' P.M. Making the Laymen's Movement, Move—J. G.                        1                                                                                            '-. Memorial:', S. S. 105; T. S. 55; D. D.
                                         Routh believes there are but few evolutionists among Southern                       , i Price, Enid.                                           We notice by the Baptist Record that,                                                               Barber.              -
                                                                                                                                                                                     Brother Cros^wy, who used to be-Pastor          News comes of the home going of Dr.
                                        Baptists. That we are practically a unit in rejecting the un-            3:30 P.M. Round Table Discussion of the Problems Before                                                                                                                 • CapitolHill: 9. S. 333;<T. S. 114; fedth
                                                                                                                                Us — led by Dr. Frizzel, Clinton.                     at Marlow, how located at Senatobia, W. W. Landrum who died Sunday, Jan.                              Great Messages; W. L. Rector; JJ; W.
                                         proven theory and suggests that Dr. Broughton*s article is on
                                                                                                                 6:30 P.^I. Banquet—BAptist Building, with Special Program            Missis getting along in a splendid-way. 24th at the age of 73. ; Dr. Landrum was                                                       ' "         ' '"                   "'
                                        the main line.         '                                    /                       • of music and short talks.                               The Churqh has secured a desirable lot ordained at the meeting of the Southern                            Exchange Ave.: S. S. 197; v T. S. 99; 2
                                              Of course we agree with Dr. Rputh in his position that!            7:30 P.M.'. Key Note Address— Pres. W. B. Bizzell, Norman.         •'near the'tenter of the. town and have Baptist Convention more, than 50 years                          Baptized; Hale V. Davis.                                    ^ ;
                                        Baptists in these .critical days of doubt, uncertainty and false                                                                              already $27,000.00 on 'the i new Church ago. He has been a conspicuous figure                             Kelham Ave.: S. S. 121; T. S. 67; R. C.
                                                                                                                    We hope to make this one of the greatest Laymen's Con-            building.                       .           in denominational life for many, many,
                                        teaching, should make our position so. plain that no one can           ventions ever "held in Oklahoma and should like to urge the                                                         years and he made a host of friends by                    Howard..' ' i.-.---- •:.-" ;' • ' -:' ; :".::'v. '-"••V.-.-:-:^
                                                                                                               attendance of men from every section of the State. Matters                                                                                                                       Olivet.: S. S. 601; T. S.; 131; Totter of
                                        misinterpret or misu'inderstand It, and we also agree thjit the                                                                                 Brother G. M. McNeiily, the new Pas- his genial spirit                       ,                       Enid, morning; Wilhoyt; of
                                        mam line of our work is missions and we should stress both             of vital importance will be considered and it is an opportunity       tor of the Church at Broken Bow, Okla-
                                                                                                               for the; Laymen to put the power of their influence and talent        homa, says the outlook for a r gracious        ~ It was once thought that only tjie heart               evening.              ;r
                                        foreign and home missions, not only in words, but with cash.           back of the Debt Paying Movement.                • T (                work there is very promising. "Splendid'      of oak couUl make good crossties for a                        Crestwood; S. S. 69;
                                        Mere words without; the spirit of consecration to Him behind                If you wish reservation at hotels in Oklahoma City, ad-          improvements are being made on the railroad track, but since the process of                             letter ;J;M; Page.
                                        them are as sounding brass and tinkling cymbals. But that              dress hotel desired, or Baptist Conventlo nHeadquarters, 223%         Chfcrch building and parsonage, and there creosoting has been dfiscovered n sap pine                        Subject for next: Monday:—'
                                                                                                               West First Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma                            were 5 additions at1 the services "Ston- is found to last about as well as any.: So;                    of preacher and klnd£of
                                        does not in any wise'excuse or release us from giving testimony                                                                                                                            it is with sinners saved by . the grace, -of *                     by; Rev;" Hale
                                                                                                                                 j -                ' X E. GEORGE, President             y, Jdn. 24th.                                                       t     -   - ." '•
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                                                                      TEN                                               BAPTIST MESSENGER                                                                   • F;                                                                                            MESSENGER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vera Mitchell as Sponsors; This makes                                  and cities. A total of 14,251 coun-
                                                                                                                                                                        AUXILIARY ACHIEVEMENTS.                     two Grace McBride Y. W.-A/s for!Okla-                          try churches ,have only one-room houses,                      says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    homa. We are proud of these, and know                          while 2,285 congregations have houses                         is growing along aU lines.            of
                                                                                                                                                                     Elizabeth T. Watkins, Ydung People's          that Muskogee McBride welcome a sister                          that areiinadequate otlierwise.                               $5.60 per member for;
                                                                                                  Headquarters 223}^ W. First St                                        Leader, 223% West FWst Street,             •organization in Miami. ;•                                                                                                    terests: outside of loc
                                                                                                                                                                              Oklahoma City, Ojkla;  i                                                                                            SAPULPA, OKLA,                                 raised and an offering for the Debt Pay-
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                                                                           Mrs. Bert a K. Spooner                                 Corresponding Secretary, j
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ORPHANS CONTRIBUTE TO LOVE                                                                                                 ing Movement wUl be given in addition;'
                                                                                                                                                                        I HAPPY OKEENE Y. W. A.                                                                                                                                                  The total budget is about $2000.00 great-;
                                                                      WITHOUT LEAVEN—WITHOUT SALT                                                                     Although there are only nine members,                               OFFBRING<                         |        One of the 0. B. U. boys, IKenneth
      A.- ^i-''v;i?:?-:
                                                                                                                      was to include salt: "Every oblation of                                                          »•.     -      .    —.   — .                ..   (       • • . Marshall has just closed a splendid meet-                  er than any former year, but Brother/
                                                                                                                     -thy meal-offering shalt thou season with      they cheerfully agreed to pay their appor-                                                                                                                                   Billington says - "We feel that ^ev are "-
                                                                          Leaven to the ;aneieat Hebrew mind          salt;neither shalt thou suffer the salt of tionment of $30.00 for the O. B. U. Dor-             The G. A. girls of our Orphans Home                         j ing with one of our missions, from which                     only beginning to see and do our duty.":
                                                                        as well -as in Jesus' time signified "Hy-      the covenant of thy God to be [lacking mitory. The secretary, Miss Lubbers,                 •contributed frpm ^heir small allowances                       j the church received about twenty mem-                        He says they are foe the: things : for •
                                                                       pocrisy, malice anfl wickedness." Always       from thy meal-offering; with all thine writes: "Our counselor is a very enthus-               to the Love Offering, $8,20 and in aix ex-                    [ bers. Young Marshall has some fine                           which the Messenger stands.      •;;;*•:-                                                                        : ^^ H^^><
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    change we read that the children of the                         preacher gifts. He has a remarkable                                                                                                                                      :
                                                                        their "bread offerings" were unleaven-        oblations thou shalt offer I salt"—(L»v. iastic churcli worker and takes much in-             Virginia Baptist Orphans9 • Home gave                           personality, a musical voice, a i logical
                                                                        ed. Study of the Scriptures shows that       •2:13). Oh, the sustaining strength of the terest in girls. We are going to educate            §99.00. Surely the Lord would be pleased                        mind, a gentle disposition and a^ deeply'                                                                             „•' ' ' - • . : ". '•''•'.' l -''••• ."'"-"-C'--
                                                                        this custom Tvas partly to keep them in        expression: "the salt of the covenant o£ a little girl in Ctiina." .                         with .these gifts.          -                                   consecrated life. He is just twenty years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     '•'•"" '          • -- ' .-.:•'. ' ' •'- '•-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Men and Women •wanted to sell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    '                                                        '"     ""   *"•----**••«.
                                                                       remembrance of their deliverance from           thy God."       I              ;        .                                                                                                                    old. He is pastor at Mannford. He needs                                  T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             l   M A D A! M E                           ELIZABETH'S
                   ;•*>.                                                Pharoati. You will recall how hurried             In all nations and ages salt has been DO YOU LOVE O. BJ U. THIS MUCH?                                                                                     the preparation for his life work offered                    FACE 6R£AM and other Toilet Article*
                                                                        was their departure, for the story runs:                                                      A most commendable letter has come            ESTES AND ALLEN AT STILLWATER                                                                                                Satisfaction guaranteed. ,: Write for • Frea
                                                                        Pharoah "called for Moses and Aaron by         the great symbol of friendship,] for just                                                                          ^   :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1—i. • . . . • '        .           by our school at Shawnee.                                    Samples and parftlculars. Address LI N K'3
                                                                                                                       hs salt preserves food from decay so         from Mrs. Sprangler of FOBS, She*en*                                                                                The denomination should be proud of                      LABORATORIES, 2646 Elm I Street, Dallas,
                                                                        night and said: Rise up, get you forth        friendship must be free from j corruption, closed a check for; $5.00", saying that al-          We began the meeting with Bro. A.                                                                                          Texas. : . ' . . . . - ; . s . - . " " . ' - - - : - : .•-:••*;.•-•'. :v'- v ^'•>"^:.J
                                                                        among my people, both ye and the chil-                                                                                                      Wasson and. his good church here                                O. JB. U., for'the great service she is ren-
                                                                        dren of Israel—And the .Egyptians were         must be sincere in its every Delation. The though the Sunbeams are not meeting               Stilhvater, hjst Sunday. The Lord                               dering our young preachers and should
                                                                       urgent upon the people to send them out         Hebrew offering taught another lesson: it just now, she waited to send their ap-             wonderfully blessing our efforts. Many                          willingly furnish money to pay off our
                                                                        of the land in haste.—And the people           mattered not how great or sirial' was the v portionment for the year. She expects            have been saved and more than 30 have                           d,ebts tind make needed improvements.
                                                                       took their dough before it was leavened,        offering—whatever else they j jrnight in- that soon they will reorganize. She is so          been added to the church to date. More                                       . ! P. J. CONKWRIGHT,                                 DEAGAN TOWER CHIMES
                                                                                                                      clude or lack—each offering | must be interested in O. B. U. that she is not                  than 200 men attended a men's meeting                                          '       Pastor First Church.
                                                                       their .kneading troughs being bound up in       "with salt." Is the lesson not jpasily ap- willing to wait, but is determined that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PLAYED BY ORGANIST FROM ELECTRIC KEYBOARD

                                                                       their clothes upon their shoulders."—(Ex-      plied as W. M. TJ. members rnijje ready the Foss Sunbeams apportionment for the               at the church this afternoon and two                                                                                                         THE MEMORIAL SUBLIME
                                                                       12:31, 33, 34). Even until this day de-                                                                                                      were gloriously saved. The meeting goes                                             Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 25, 1926.
                                                                                                                      their home mission offering ;of &*e March three years shall, be paid. May other              ;ou,through another week.- Remember us                            Dear Dr. jStealey: I am in a meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LlTERATUR£,INCLUaiMG TESTED PLAN FOR
                                                                       vout Jews observe the Passover Feast            Week of Prayer? Each offering, if ac- leaders take this stand!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SECURING CHIMES SENT UPON REQUEST
                                                                       with unleavened bread. Would that all                                                                                                        in your prayers.           .                                   with the Gienwood Church at Tuisa and                                       STAMDARD SE7S-56-000 AMD UP
                                                                                                                       ceptable, must be in the nauje of and for
                                                                       of them realized that the Passover of-the*    .the sake of the Christ who like'the salt         FROM THE PANSY GRAY G. A. OF                -!"/:• '                       n. L.DSTES.                      in spite of rain, ice and snow- God is                                         «         J.C.DEAOAN.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 _*2Q7 'DEKQAN BUILDIHC. CHICAGO

                                                                       Old Testament foreshadowed the Cross of                                                              t ,     SHAWNEE                        ; Shawnee, Okla.f Jan. 24, 1920.                                greatly blessing us. We had twenty-three
                                                                                                                      of the ancient sacrifice is "the{ Covenant                                                   r'• "       _ . ' _ .' . '    t                                 conversions Sunday. We are simply reap-
                                                                       the Kew Covenant and that, "with hearts        of thy God>         -           i ?
                                                                                                                                                                      "We girls were so pepped up and en*
                                                                       free from the leaven of Jewish prejudice                                                                                                                                                                    ing the harvest from the seed sown by
                                                                       against Him, they would enter into His             Materially speaking may it not also be thusiastic when our Counselor presented           I 37,960 SAILORS VISITED BAPTIST IN-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the beloved pastor, Brother J, A. Wheat-
                                                                      atonement        , ;              /             an encouragement to those who; can give the project of the building of the Girls'
                                                                                                                      only a very small offering to realize that Dormitory at Oklahoma Baptist Univer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 STITUTE 1925.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ley. , When he took charge of the work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   six £ears ago the Church had a member-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (SmnpmionWare o
                                                                          Commentators say that the use of un-        the tiniest of gifts should jnotj! be with- sity/ writes the secretary, "that we paid           'A total of 37,960 sailors and seamen                              •••••—-"• — a~ ~   ~^                     I                                                                     •^, U U M I N U H OP
                                                                       leavened bread was also to signify that                                                                                                      visited the Baptist Seaman's Institute at                      ship of nine and was meeting in a schoql                           BestM°*'f rials
                                                                                                                      held, remembering that the minute grains our first $5.00 figtit then and there. We                                                                           housje.^They now have their own ten                                  FINEST    j(&
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                                                                      the Christ would be "pure and free from         of salt were commanded by Godjj were ac- are glad to tell jfou that we have our               Jacksonville, Fla., during the past year                       thousand; dollar building and hpve one                             WORKMANSHIP V
                                                                      every fault and that those '"who looked         ceptable to Him, because as! $weet in- second $5.00 started and expect to have                and availed themselves of the facilities                       hundred !and forty members and t wo hun-                           lowest Prices, Send forjllustratedCatalog
                                                                      for His appeearing" should likewise be          cense in His nostrils? What ah encour- it paid by March. We have one girl who                 of that institution according to the an-                       dred and] thirty in the Sunday. School.                          INDIVIDUAL COMMUNION SERVICE Ctt
                                                                      pure in their faith and worship of -God.        agement to Sunbeam leaders: "Every lit- gave $1.00 of the first five. Our auxil-              nual report of Rev. Karl J. Frost, super-                                    !j       Fraternally yours,                      Dept. |347, 1107 McGee Stf Kansas City, Mo.
                                                                      As tlie W.oman's Missionary Union plans         tle bit helps!" Converesly, is it not im- iary is growing. We had a lovely party              intendent. Relief wajs extended by the                                       I .        HOilEp STUART,
                                                                      for its Home Mission Week of T ayer,            portant for any who can make a large at our church last week at which our                     institution to 1,376 meii, while free ropms                                  i          Pastor, Broken Arrow.
                                                                      February 2S-March 6, it is particularly         offering "to have a mind" to increase that color scheine was carried out. (There were1        were furnished 5,998 men who had come
                                                                      gratifying to realize that the first $3,000
                                                                      of the week's offering -will be for further-
                                                                       ance of the. Home Board's work among
                                                                                                                      offering by practicing small econpiniesj so thirty-six girls present, all o£ whom en-
                                                                                                                      that such "savings" may be added to the joyed the party very inuch."[ V
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to grief through shipwreck and otherwise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A total of 5#90 visits were made to men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    who were sick or in trouble, and employ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ANITA, A Tale of the Philippines, by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    P. H. J. Lerrigo; published by the Judson                                    WORKERS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to' Bell Bibles, Testaments, good
                  HrJ^r'jx'vi'; \                                                                                     offering? Therefore, without the leaven                                                                                                                       Press, at $1.50. This story which is
                                                                      Jews in the south. How wonderful it             of self-seeking but with the salt iOf a                  ATTENTION ALL         '              ment was secured for 639 men.                                                                                                      books and handsome Ydvet Scrip-
                                                                      would be if thereby many of our Jewish                                                                                                           A total'ot 1,862 ships entered the port                      woven uround a little blind girl in the                            ture mottoes. Good commiMio*.
                                                                                                                      self-ednying sacrifice "may the offerings       What G. A.,; it. A., or Sunbeam officer                                                                       Philippine Islands gives the readers a
                                                                      neighbors would Relieve Jesus when He           be made for the not-distant March Week will be the iirst to write this news to the            of Jacksonville during the year, bringing                                                                                          lead for free catalogue and prioK
                                                                       says unto them: "'I am the Bread of                                                         State Leader: ;"Every member of my aux-           somewhere between 80,000 and 100fOQO                           very interesting and fascinating picture                           lint. "- --./- ..-:•'-.. 'V. -.- / .-,: t >';-.: : ;.
                                                                                                                      of Prayer.—Kathleen Mallory.                                                                                                                                  of the life of the missionaries in the Phil-
                                                                      Life; he that cometh unto Me shall not                                                       iliary is a subscriber to World Com-             seamen to that city.            j                               ippines, their difficulties, their daily life '                      GEORGE W. NOBLE, Publisher,
                                                                      hunger." Rev. Jacob Gartenhaus, who             RUSSIAN CHURCH AT FOfmWpRTH                  rades." We are waiting jto see who will                                                                          and their joys. Boys and girls as well                              Dept. 8H, Monon Bldg. Chicago, IIL
                                                                      is the only Home Board missionary to                  SETS GOOD PACE FOfc YEAR               head the list. The "Auxiliary Actions"            Survey of Sunday School Situation In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    as grown up people will enjoy reading it.
                                                                      the half million Jews in the south, tells                   • j .. - •      ...     | j      lathe Messenger is eager for.this infor-                   South Reveals Many Interesting                                 •
                                                                      us -that there are 250,000 Jewish Chris-                                                     mation. It is absolutely necessary for                                Results.
                                                                      tians in the world. Another remarkable              In ushering in 192G the Russian Baptist each member of a Gi A,< R. A., and Sun-                                                                                  MAKES      PUMPING UfP TIRES
                                                                       statement from him is that Hebrew peo-         Church at Fort Worth, continueil Jits pol- beam Band to have World Comrades                      Although Southern Baptist churches                                            UNNECESSARY
                                                                       ple are being won to Christ five times         icy of beginning the new year .wijtli a bap- coine to his own home in his own name             have 2,536,953 pupils enrolled in ;tl}eir
                                                                       as rapidly as are the heathen. Mingled
                                                                       as. are one's feelings in learning slch a
                                                                                                                      tismal sen*ice, followed by a reception. in order for the auxiliary to do the most
                                                                                                                      Five persons, representing three natio lal- efficient work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday schools, ^only 72.4 per cent of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Southern Baptist churches have any S»n-                           Chibigo. .HI.—F. E. Hughes, Suite 161-A,;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IN SONG BOOKS?
                                                                      fact, nevertheless it is encouraging to         ities—Russians, Poles and Greeks—Were                                                          day schools at all.1 Of the -churches that                     2512 ifonroe St., of .this city, has perfected                      Write us for returriable sample *
                                                                       earnest soul-seekers in the south to real-     baptized this year. The church is                        ALERT Y. W, A.?                       report no Sunday school 87 are located                         a new air-tight valve cap I that enables auto                       copies of song books especially
                                                                       ize that this "fivefold" opportunity is        pastored by a- young man who was bap-                                                          In towns and 5,860 in the rural districts.                     owners (to pump up theli- tines once and                            suited for use in Churph, Sunday
                                                                       at their very door, especially when Mr.                                                        Are              the     delightful
                                                                                                                      tized into the membership S.yearsi ago. grams you having You most not unless pro-                Probably the greatest contributing fac-                      never- touch them again tintH punctured or
                                                                       Gartenhaus further reminds us that             Although the church has only 29 ;mfem-               possible?       are            the        tor to the lacl£ of Sunday schools Jn                          worn out. Leading tire manufacturers, after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        School; Choir, Song]Services,                                                                        -/.^':''^;'X-;!jH;:vS^
                                                                       there are three times as many Jews in          bers, no one of whom has learie niejms,      program chairman always has. in her               rural districts'ls the absence of houses of                                                                                        Revivals, etc. We have the book                                                                       ' • " "•;-:''-.^^V^M^",
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    thorough tests, have approved Mr. Hughes'
                                                                       St I/ouis as in Jerusalem, seven times                                                             "Royal Service," "Home and
                                                                                                                      it gave to all purposes last yea? the sum handsFields," "World Comrades," For-
                                                                                                                                                                   eign                                   and        wof-ship, there b.eing 5,181 houseless                         invention and banished the old theory that:                         that exactly meets your needs.
                                                                       as many in the southland as in Pales-          of $1,441.89. Mrs. R. M. Barret devotes "Baptist Messenger." You starve your-                  churches in the rural districts and 252 in                     air escapes through rubber. ;One lnflation
                                                                       tine.             ;                            herself to work among the Russians and self when you try to get along with less.                                                                                                                                                      i      WHITE TODAY ANJ> TKIJL                                           :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lasts the Hjfe of a tire, arid tire mileage is                        •";'      US WHAT THEY ABB :                                              : :
                                                                          However, the March Week of Prayer           other foreigners of Fort Worthl            j Order, too, the leaflets suggested in                                                                            doubled, lihese1 caps retail for $1.25 for set
                                                                       will not be confined merely to the Jewish
                                                                       work, only $3,000 being for it while ail             MID-YEAR CONFERENCES
                                                                                                                                                                   "Royal Service."                                                              LAND                               of live. Th'e Inventor wants agents and will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    send proof and samples Free. Write him :UH
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                                                                       the rest will be given toward clearing the                                                                                                                                                                          Adv. "' - ' " • .' '. . - • / ' . - . - . . . ' ' •                    29 H.LaSollo Street.                       LCAfcO
                                                                                                                                                                                    IF YOU                                   Christian Cmlse, sailing June 14th. to
                                                                       debt on the Home Mission Board in its           Mid- Year Conferences of the Woman's                                                                  September 8thV visiting Greece; Tur-
                                                                       manifold phases of: evangelism and en-                                                        Have an interesting program .or do                      key. -Roumanid, Syria, Palestine, and
                                                                       listment,mountain schools, Indians, for-      Missionary Union of the South convened        something 'unusual, please have your sec-                 Egypt New York to Ntw York, 85
                                                                       eigners, negroes,homeless churches, deaf      in Birmingham the evening of January          retary write an article, reporting the oc-                gloriousdays. From $675.00 up.
                                                                                                                     26th. Mrs. Berta K. Spooner,1 our Cor-
                                                                       mutes, seamen and soldiers, Cuba and the
                                                                       Canal Zone, the hospitals at El Paso and      responding Secretary, and Mrs. R. T.
                                                                                                                     Mansfield, our President, are (In attend-
                                                                                                                                                                   casion, and mail it to the State Young-
                                                                                                                                                                   Peoples* Leader for ' publication in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             European extension. visiUnc Italy, ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Switzerland. 'France, Belgium/ ana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             England, ?355 additional.
                                                                                                                                                                   Young People's Column, Do not Just
                                                                      New Orleans. Therefore, let all W. M. U.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            r p na ns
                                                                                                                     ance.                                                                                                   Other SprijnK and Summer Palestine;
                                                                       members prepare for it by much ^tudy                                                        "'write about it" or send mere notes( but                 and European tours. ;           *^ S
                                                                      and prayer, interceding that "without the                                                    have tlie secretary, to write it as she
                                                                      leaven" of selfishness a real self-denial          OUR MEMORIAL DORMITORY                    thinks it shquld be printed— complete
                                                                                                                                                                   article. \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Write For Itineraries.                                             i*'. : . "- ;v -.-.-'.'^-- 'v-v .;
                                                                      offering may be brought by each grate-                                                                                                                                                                                      We Need Sheets and Pillow Cases,
                                                                      ful heart      .                        •        Have you completed your: "every mem-                                                                        THE WICKER TOURS
                                                                      , In studying about the Hebrew offerings .     ber canvass to find just wliat part your        MIAMI GRACE McBRIDE Y. W. A.                            RICHMOND         : ; : :        VIRGINIA
                                                                      it Is Very instructive to learn taht while     women will have in the building of this         The Grace McBride Young Woman's                                                                                                            E.
                                                                      every' bread-offering was to be without*       memorial to Oklahoma W.;'iL: TLj for the Auxiliary was organized December 9,                                         EU ROPE
                                                                      leaven, nevertheless every such offering       benefit of our daughters?    i jj - ' " . . . 1925, with Mrs. J. A, Robinson and Miss
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                             TWELVE                                             BAPTIST MESSSNGBR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BAPTIST li«ESSENGra
                                                                                                                             A shipment of these posters are at hand
                                                                                                                             ready for distribution;in ±hb state to the               FAIR AND UNFAIR.

                                B. Y, P. U. DEPARTM                                                                          B.Y.P.U.'s desiring same. The poster is
                                                                                                                             worked up in two: colors and has a very
                                                                                                                             attractive i setting, outlining the goal for
                                                                                                                                                                                  At a recent State Convention one of
                                                                                                                                                                             the presiding officers at the woman's mls-
                                                       BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION                                                                                            slonury meeting was ajrrayed in-a king-
                                                                                                                             each of the southern states co-operating
                                                         T. H. Farmer, State Secretary                                       with the Southern Baptist Convention.           fislier-blue satin frock trimmed \v\t\\ white
                                                  223J4 Weit First Street, Oklahoma City, Okia.                              Mr. Jerry Larubdin, associae editor of the      medallions and wore ]a lovely metallic
                                                                                                                             B.Y;P.U. department, Nashville, Tenn.           lustre hut Her costujme'was most ap-
                                                                                                                             asks that each B.Y.P.U. in the state hold       propriate for a bridgq party or a club
                                                                                              " -        '     .i
                                                                             the Baptist position here, invite them to
                                                                                                                             a study course at some time during the
                                                                                                                             year, 'The South wide date being March
                                                                                                                                                                              reception. She is a fine executive nian-
                                                                                                                                                                             «ager, has a charming personality and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Bookless Lif
                              Sunday, February 14, 1926.—The Initial
                                                                             attend this Union,for two Suodays that          7-14.                                            wonderful llow of 'words. As is the cus-                                                                 is the limited
                                                                             they might hear what the.texJD says and                                                          toin now—in ; the . richest standardized
                                   , Christian Ordinance—Baptism.            what the Union thinks abou£ it Ask              WHEN      THIS MONEY SHOULD                      churches—the chairwoman occupies most
                                    Prepared by Itev. J. B. Rounds,                                                                                                   BE
                                                                             the pastor to. attend also ifj possible and                 COLLECTED IN.                        of the time. iWhen she began her talk
                                            Oklahoma City.                   lend his words of explanation;if thought           The money pledged must be collected           the women assunied an attentive attitude;
                                 Texr-BooK—The People Called Baptist?,       proper. To make clear th^jjreal Scrip-          in before March 15. The general offi-            some to fcdniire, others to criticise. One
ES^-.^T*'*''                  6y Dr. Geo. W. McDanieL                        tural position will be a-great Blessing to      cers of the B.Y.P.U. will sack this money       •whispered: "Qu^en Tut" There were
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                                 Topic 1—Jesus was immersed by John          your church and community. jiGroup No.          in little bags. .We haveradopted a color         two insignificant quietly dressed foreign                                                             TWO VOUMESi ON JESUS
                              the Baptist—pp. 59-61.                         4 should provide the Cartoonist for next        scheme and >vili stack the;ba'gs on the        • missionaries on'tlie platform. ; They were                                                                 B     .
                                 Topic 2—The Eunuch was Immersed.—           week if you have no regular'^Cartoonist         platform at the State B.Y.P.U. Gonven-           allowed ten mlnites each,to tell of their                                                The Resurrection of Jesus
                              p. GL            :                             Compare the cartoons furnished by the           tiori at the close of Dr. Geo. W. Truett's       strenuous work ipjrour Lord and Master.                                                    By Wl T. Connor .' ±            .          . $1.00
                                 Topic S—The Three Thousand were             other three.groups and get rfeady for a         address. ''The Story telling hour" leader        They believe, as t did the Apostles of old
                              Immereed.—pp. Gl-02.                           contest between the groups for the best         will make a little bag using pink cloth;          that Christ meant! what he said, "Go ye                                                 The New Testament •warrants the statebent that the
                                 Topic 4—The thilippian Jailor was'Im-       cartoon of the quarter.       If S your car-    "The : Junior B.Y.P.U. Leader" will use           therefore, ajud t^ach I all nations." Of                                                doctrine o.f the Resurrection is the fundamental Chris-
                             mersed.—p. 62.                                  toons are really high graded [send them         green j cloth for making the bag j, "The          course they nave been among heathen for                                                 tian doctrjne. Deliberately avoiding fh^ controversial ;
                                 Topic 5—Certain Fundamental Princi-         to Mr. T. IL Farmer for the good of             Intermediate B.Y.P.U." officers will use          several years, are now in the United                                         iwi|       field, Dr. Conner gives us a spiritual} mfessage on this
                             ples in Law.—pp. 62-63.                         others.      !                                  red cloth ,for making their oags. "The            Spates oil furlough, with the probability                                               great subject. The fact and the nature [of the Resur-
                                Topic 6—Obedience the Test of Love,                                                          Senior Officers will use white cloth for          cjf not being sent back on account of lack                                              rection are made plain and- its significance for our
                             —pp. G3-G4.                                       ORGANIZE YOUR FORD'SPECIAL                    making their bags; "The B.A.P.U. offi-            <jf money in the treasury of the Foreign                                                view >f God, for the person of Jesus, for our salva-
                                Prepare and discuss, from the topics                     TRAIN.  jl                          cers"' will use blue cloth for making             Mission Society. One of these mission-                                                  tion, "or the future life, and for the coming of the
                             given below, in. this issue of the Messen-         Have you put the matter of organizing        the bags,                                       aries has been wording most efijectiveiy                                                  Kingc ,om of God is set forth in triumphant language.
                       *!    ger, the following:                             a Ford Special Train, to "t{ie p.Y.P.U.'s                                                         for years in China,' is heart aiid soul                                                 A caieful reading of this book helps the reader to
                                Topic 7—The "DO" Service,                    oi| your Church? ; If nothing jhas been         EACH     CHURCH'S NAME          WILL    BE        wrapped up in the work. Nobody] in ttiat                                                <:ome anew into fellowship with the living Christ and
                                Topic S—Scripturians and Sword Drill.        done will you not start your* organization                    CALLED.                             iudience or liny other envied Iher or                                                    ;o know afresh something of his Resurrection powerf.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       !                               •   ;    '   if   I*!•   '
                                Topic 9—Cartoonist,                          work at once. Say B.Y.f .Timers let's put         A large canvas with the name of each          -wanted''her ;job. In the few miojutes al-                                                :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                '           * • - - -;' ;
                                Topic 10—Objective and Slogan.               Baptist folks in Suawnee mtfil [the hous-      Baptist Church of the State will be swung          Iptted her to speak she tried toj tell of                                               The Self-Interpretation of Jesus
                                Topic 11—Preview of Next Week.               ing committee has to holler "Quit"             from the eaves of the building in open             tjhe great need in China, ended [by beg-
                                THE "DO" SERVICE.—To relate train-                                                                                                             ging to be sent back to work, sat down                                                     By.W/O. Camr . I. . . . .                . $L50
                             ing-co the study of the subject of bap-         ENTERTAINMENT ON THE HARVARD
                                                                                                                            view of the seated congregation. Dr. J.
                                                                                                                            W. Bruner will call the name of the                with a heavy heart and tears in her eyes,                                               Jesus' own conception of ^iis life and ministry. The
                             tism, means to see baptism practiced as                    PLAN.   j|
                                                                                                                            church at which time: a .representative            fearing she cannot go back to dirty, un-                                                author lets Jesus be his! own interpreter, showing
                             the resultvof this study.      If there are        The committee, wliich injvitpd the con-     will come forward with' the money and              sanitary places and sacrifices the rest of                                              through his utterances th^ gradual realization which
                             young people halting on the verge of            vention to Skiawnee, promised entertain-       place it on the platforija.             .          her life. At the end of her earthly pil-                                                comes to| him of the mighty part he is to play i£
                             obedience, this study should by all means       ment on-the'Harvand Plaij. Believe me                                                             grimage our Saviour will say, "Well done,                                               the destines of the world. We see him as a yout^
                             induce them to act The practice of Bible        when I-tell you they are Certainly mak-              OUR GOAL FOR THIS HOUR.                      good and faithful servant, enter thou into                                              listening to the call of God, as a teacher trying tp -
                             doctrines is the greatest gift to the world.    ing. things come to pass in [that direction,     It is hoped by the program committee             the joy of| thy Lord." But it seems a                                                   bring men into the Kli)igdomt and finally 'we see the
                             For this Union to induce its members to         Miss Tongee is charged         the task of     that each of the ten districts of Okla-            shame-for kis.to be slackers and not help                                               supreme struggle of his soul when he is forced to
                             live Bible truth Is a fulfillment of Paul's     getting a convention homd for you and          homa will bring in to the State B.Y.P.U.            her while she is living on this earth! -One                                            realize that the way to salvation must be the way
                             Scripture statement regarding the Corin-        the other visitors who will attend the         Convention at least one thousand dollars            of the uslibrs went.up the isle carrying                                               of sacrifice and death.                                                         MMM
                             tljians: II Cor. &:l-3. Let us cause our        Fourteenth Annual Session1 bf our State        to be paid on this debt. This would give            a large lonely bunch of chrysanthemums,
                             Union to live the truth of-'Christ              B.Y.P.U. .Convention.                                                                              for the gracious presiding officer; not for
                                SCRIPTURIAXS AND SWORD DRILL.
                                                                                                                            the B.Y.P.U.'s of the State ten thousand
                                                                                                                            dollars as their part in the great debt             the missionary*—E. B. Q.—Watcliman-                                                                 MESSENGER| B O O K H O U S E                             * .; ;
                             —The Scriptures in this lesson are most-                                                                                                       . ISxaininer.                                                                                           223 West First St^ Oklahoma City, Okhu
                                                                                                                            raising campaign. We can do this if
                             ly printed in the text book and you are                                                        every B. Y. P, U. member in the State
                             not required to turn to them in the                                                            will pay §1.00 toward this campaign.              •-live have a letter from Brother W.-'H.
                             Bible. It would be well, however, to even                                                                                                       Kuykendall, now living at Shawnee, giv-
                             read these from the Bible itself- if you                                                       YOUNG PEOPLE DISTRIBUTE TWEN-                    ing some intresting facts regarding the
                             have the Bibles ;bandy. A Sword Drill                                                           TY-FIVE THOUSAND HAND BILLS                     establishment of the Baptist , Orphans
                             in calling for the Scriptures .that teach                                                         The young people, under the direction         Home. He and Brother J.A. Scott talked
                             Baptism and then rapidly finding and                                                            of Mr. P. L. Harrup, who is a member of
                             reading them will be fine. Two^minnte                                                                                                           about the Importance of such a home and
                                                                                                                             the First Baptist Church, Oklahoma City,        after some delay prepared a resolution
                             drill among the groups will lend interest                                                       distributed 25,000 circulars, setting out       which was offered when the Conven-
                             iS the subject                                                                                 the Debt Paying Movement Campaign, j
                                CARTOONIST.—Draw a picture of a                                                                                                              tion which met at Norman in 1903. when
                                                                                                                             Oklahoma City B.Y.P.U. Federation to            a committee of five trustees we're ap- 000.00 for all purposes imd they have We join the First Church if Bartlesvflie
                             baptism in the center of the pa'per.                                                                Have Charge of Debt Paying Cam-
                             Around this baptismal scene from left to                                                                                                        pointed to start the home. Brother Scott begun work on an educational building, in welcoming her to; the work of-Okla-
                                                                                                                                           paign Tag Day.                    on. She was sent; to Brother Scott and We also appreciate the following person- homa.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *                    *        '
                             right have three pictures—the cross,                                                              Five hundred young people have been
                             death; the tomb, burial; and Christ alive                                                                                                       was cared for in the home.      j       ; i al word: "I want to express my grati-
                                                                                                                            called for by Drr J. W. Bruner, director         Secretary. They had barely gotten the tlide for the* Christ like stand you have        A recent issue of (fhnrchLife,^publish-
                             again, the resnrection. Baptism.pictures                                                       of the Debt Paying Campaign, for Satur-
                             the death, burial^ and resurrection. Un-                                                                                                        plan started when a brother came urg- taken on some vital questions and my ap- ed by the Baptist ; Churches^ of /Tulsa,
                             der it put the words—What Baptism                                                              day, February sixth. The B.Y.P.tL City           ing them to take three helpless children. preciation of all you have done as the gives a picture of the splendid new build-
                                                                             Dr. John L. Hill Coming to tyie Conven         Federation will furnish the young people         Brother Kuykendall took up th£firstcol- Editor of the Baptist Messenger. God ing •' of the Immaniiel; Baptist CShurch
                                 OBJECTIVE AND SLOGAN.—The ob-                                tion.  > !l                   to work the "l^ag Day." It is hoped that         lection at Pauls! Valley for . the home needs a host of men like yourself today wliich will be ready ^or" occupancy about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A-«X.V>V*'->   »«.   «   ——          —       -          _

                                                                                                                            five thousand dollars, will be raised by         which amounted to; about $20.00. He and the burden of my prayer is that he Easter. It will seafl; about 1200 in rthe
                            . ject of this lesson is to induce people to                                                    this group of workersl This special Tag
                              act on their beliet If they believe in "A PRE CONVENTION PROGRAM OFF                                                                           spent the night with a man who drove a will raise up a multitude of them or work auditorium and- has-sipafe
                                                                                                                            Dayj Lis an Oklahoma-!toity effort to bring
                                                                                                                                   -     ••              - -                 delivery wagon imd the next morning over some that we already have on hand." in Sunday School, ws cbngratulate
                              immersion, then practice what they be-                     PRESS.",    :f
                                                                                                                            up the grand total of our drive to cover
                              lieve. Here is a fine .piece of tactful and   The printed convention program is off                                                            they found a litt!le baby girl in the wag-                                           members of this! phprcfr; arift their
                             religious- work. The slogan—Be Worthy press. The B.Y.P.U. office isT mailing it                the amount equal to jthe- Orphans Home           on. Siie wassent-toBrother Scott • and was    From i Pastor Geo. W, -Sheafor/ First tor;O; M. Stallings?on th'
                                                                                                                            indebtedness.                                    cared f o r i n t h e home.     -'•-".«     Baptist Chuifch, Bartlesville, comes^the         the work, there.
                              of Our Christ Honoring Ancestry—will out to the folk over the state. Many who
                             lead people to overcome obstacles to be have seen the.program say-"It is Easily                                                                                                              announcement, of the securing of -Miss
                                                                                                                     Miss Dorothy Wittebmyer,
                             baptized- For this ordinance our fore- the greatest B.Y.P.U. Convention pro- rector First Baptist Church,B.Y.P.U. di     Oklahoma
                                                                                                                                                                            - • • - . W e have a good letter from Brother Stella nilbutn as MucationaVnplrectorj
                             fathers died* «.               -             gram ever arranged for the jState." If City, says: i "We will                                         James C. Vancliver liow located] at Gil--     that Chijrchr "l^ttyeiy^^o^^lias
                                 PREVIEW OF NEXT 'WEEK.—For the you haven't secured a copy-let us know Special-and                          organize our Ford                 mer, Texas. Brother Vandlvet} did n
                             nert two Sundays we will study The at once. We will be happy to supply workers outwill the and bring fifty of our
                                                                                                                                of       First Church. Look
                                                                                                                                                                             .great work at Emmanuel - Churih, Ard- for thii                                                   B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               V^»?CJi!*t^fc;r^n^:£^^                                             -. -v* ^^r'^-^g^sg*!
                             Lord's Supper.' Baptists are misunder- you with a copy, free gratis.         , j                                                                 more. First, in'unlfsjlng the forces,.-their iMilBurnl                                               aiSanOT
                             stood on this ordinance. Dr. McDaniel                                                out Shawnec we are coming strong.                         : la leading the Ohutch to heroic, self-: \prayers                                                 i^wra^
                             presents in the simplest form possible STATE WIDE B Y P U STUDY COURSE
                                                                                         ....                                                                                 sacrifice ia completing the great house ;\frott3txB{ijtt)ic
                             the Baptist position-- and thie endorse-
                                                                                                                     Miss Yera Epperson, Slick, Oklahoma:                     and building up the p r g a n l z a i o i a e ; a r x?p^firom
                                                                                   WEEK ANNOUNCED.                "I have just taught the Intermediate B.Y.
                             ment of this position by Pedo-Baptists.        The Baptist Sunday School Board has P.U. Manual. We also organized a Sen-                         sorry to lose sucli men                             "!fa
                                            friends who misunderstand just sent-a beautiful poster to our office. ior B.Y:P.U."';" ; ':VV:.A-:V.' '•--,•'.-•; --;•-. ; ^-     force, I ut      reJolcfexJa^th^ic^
                                                                                                                                                                              fork a t : G n m e r U                          $wm
                                                                                                                                                                              he has
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                                                                               FOURTEEN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BAPTIST i MESSENGER
                                                                                                                                                                                   BAPTIST MESSENGER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • " ::,i ' • • • • - ' ' i : '-:V^:-- '••^-. ; : : A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ORPHANS' HOME REPORT.                                                         i CHRIST THE ALL                                       IN ALL           j            From WJ FL" Mofcrfs; Gospel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The music of the Convention played a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to- 'report j"ahveiT:g^^KJ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   great part also in the great success of                                                                                                                                                                                                            Following* is a list of the Sunday;                                  i          i                   T* <S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JL\. iy.'                                                                    •ineetijttg-^wj^
                                                                                            The Sunday School Department,                                                                                                                          the sessions. Mr. E. L. Carnett of Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Worth filled the place of L E, Reynolds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Schools making regular monthly offerings-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to the Baptist Orphans' Home for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         | Jesus Christ is the heart of,the Bible,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      'fle Is the Shiloh in Genesis; ttye I Am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Curb ^of ;Shattuck..;;tChirll^^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       blessed !in the ^larger number v.of-
                                                                                       o€ the Baptist General Convention of the State of Oklahoma, Fred A.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in Exoous; the Star and Scepter in Num-                                                         sions and addlttbns.        > •-;/ ;,:",'^v ^f:^'ff^-^SI&^&\
                                                                                          McCauliey, Secretary, 223J4 W.i First, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.                                                                                          and led the congregation In enthusiastic                                                                                                                                                                                                       week, Jan. 23rd to Jan. 29th, inclusive.                                                                                                                               Am npw ;assisting "in "a -irieeting^yrtttt^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   singing throughout the entire time. We                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ha« your school been listed this month?                             bers; the Rock in Deuteronomy; the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   were also fortunate in having Mrs. L E.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Captain of the Lord's Host in, Joshua;                                                          Bro. TV. A:. Strickland at Balkp. :Ck)^lfl^^;;;^:;^;;f|||Ji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bethel Hawlfey, $5.82;-Binger, $1.65;                            and the Redeemer in Job. H£ is David's                                                          doing'a great work among these; per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Reynolds at the piano, who is-an artist                                                                                                                                                                                                                   S3 83-; Cleveland, $0.88; Chanute,                        Lord and Shepherd; in the Song of Songs                                                         here, mmy conversions already. '
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                                                                                 REPORT OF BAPTIST SUNDAY                   i pus, by Miss Baker, of Talileouah; (4) of the highest class. Besides the con-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ' ?4 30; Copan, $8.40; Corinth,                           He is. the Beloved,;'in Isaialf he Is the
                                                                                                  SCHOOL CONVENTION! During the Summer Vacation, by David gregational singinggiven by Brotherspec-                                                 ial numbers were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             many excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ^ .„ , jovington, §5.00; Duncan, 5146.00;                           Wonderful, the Counsellor, ^he Mighty
                                                                                                                                Houck, Stillwater; and (5) In My Secret lins of Frederick, Mr. George Reynolds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     D-iTe'si.45; Dewar, $4.25; Enid First,                              God,        everlasting Father, and the
                                                                                at Elk City, Oklahoma, January 25-28, Closet, by-Miss Gladys Baker, Alva.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          .W47: f " Eldorado, $3.83; Fame, $4.32;                             Prince oJ Peace. In Jeremiah he is the                                                                             CHRISTIAN B
                                                                                                     1926.                               On Tuesday evening, Dr. Lincoln Mc- of Okmulgee, C.L. N. Perkins of Little,                               Itock, Ark., Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          L. Randall,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of Okla-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gnindfleld, $3.00; Gotebo, $7.70; Lambert,                          Lord our Righteousness; in Daniel he is                                                                            WORKERS I
                                                                                                                                 Connell, Oklahoma City, stirred our homa City, and others, j ; '                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -85 93; Lexington, $1.59; Lnwton First,                              the Messiah; In Zechariah he is the                                                                to s£ll Bibles,; Testaments, good
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                         :                                                       (By Mabel Morris, .Recording-Secretary.); hearts- with his masterful address on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ^000; -Macomb, $3.22; Manitou, $G.95;                              Branch; in Haggai he is the Desire of                                                              books and handsome yeiyet Scrip-
                :>'~il\ ; . ;"^'.:J                                                The Fourth Animal Convention, of the; "Who -Was Jesus." The . latge High                                                                                             Among the speakers \tfere also man;I-of                                                                                                                                                                                                     Martha, $5.00; Mnysville, $4.70; Noble,                            all-Nations; in Malachi he is the Messen-                                                          ture I. mottoes. Good commission*
                                                                                Baptist Sundafy Schools of Oklahoma, metj School auditorium was packed to the gal- our own Oklahoma meii and women of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               V>74- Kewkirk, $2.$:?; Oklahoma City 1st,                           ger of tjhe Covenant and ^he Sun of                                                               Send! for ;free catalogue and price-
                                                                                in Elk City at 7:30 P. M., January -25,! leries and the audience* was held spell- talent such as Dr. C. P. Ste: ley, Dr. J B.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       H*00: Pauls Valley, 5.SO; Prague, $5.50;                           Righteousness; and in the Book of Reve-                                                            list.    ' ' -" -"- ' ' *-'\ •.'••..•'• ^;;;—VH-V
                                                                                1926, with a large attendance at the ^re- bound as he proved, as only Dr. McCon- Rounds, Dr. J. W. Bruner; Mrs.                                                                                                                                                             A.                                                                                                                                      Sharon, i $2.22; Sandy' Hook (Elkhart,                             lation he is the Alpha and the Omega                                                               GECMGE W. NOBLE, Publisher,
                                                                                Convention session, at which time Dr. nell can, that Jesus IS the Son of God,                                                                                      Fite,'W. S. Wiley, and many others ivho                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kansas); S3.23; Spring Creek, (Sentinel),                          land also the Morning, Star.—Word and
                                                                                Harry Clark, one of the foremost Educa- and that man is helpless without this brought inspiring messages.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $30$; Shady. Valley, $6.57; Sparks, $1.02;                                                                                                                            Dept 8H, Monon Bidg.f Chicago, III.
                                                                                tional directors of Tennessee, who is now Saviour who came, not to teach us how                                                                                         The special recognition contest resulted                                                                                                                                                                                                    Savre, $0.00; Snsnkwa, $1.73; Saliua,
                                                                                instructor, in Furman University, Green- to live, but to GIVE us LIFE.,                                                                                            as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $2 84; Tnmahn, $4.20;! Tyrone, $7.54; WIs-
                                                                                ville, S. C., gave a wonderful address on                 Wednesday morning, at the 11 o'clock                                                                          Organized Class represent ition, \yon by                                                                                                                                                                                                    ter, $4.11; Wellston, $4.28.
                                                                                 "The Greatest Seller—the Bible." He hour, Miss Virginia Lee, formerly of Ok- First Baptist Church of Guthrie;                                                                                                                                                              ,                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A CERTAIN INCOME FOR LIFE             .   v
                                                                                told us'that the Bible has been translated lahoma, now the head of the Intermed-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THE SELF-INTERPRETATION OF
                                                                                into 770 languages. He spoke of how all iate Department of the Sunday School tion, won by1 the-First Church of Enid;                                                    Intermediate Department -Represents
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                                                                                the works of the great orators/novelists, Board, Nashville, Tenn., spoke on .the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            !   AND GIVE IN PERPETUITY'
                                                                                and poets have been based on the Bible, "Challenge of Youth." Her plea for a                                                                                            Church representation, won by the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BY PURCHASING OUR         "  '
                                                                                and if the * Scriptures were taken out of consecrated leadership for these boys and                                                                                First Church of Enid;                                                       *                          '                                                                                                                                                 By E. P. Alldredge, D.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        College Student and Faculty Represeq-                                                                                                                                                                                                         Have you seen this new book by Dr.
                                                                                tlieir books ail the beauty and meaning girls, who are at the most dangerous as
                                                                                would be gone.                                   well as the most spiritual period of their                                                                        tation, won by Oklahoma Baptist Univer-                                                                                                                                                                                                         W. 0. -Carver of the Southern Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Theological Seminary? If not, a genuine
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                                                                                   Mrs. Aurora Shumate, whose message lives, brought the tears to the eyes of sity, Shawn ee;                                                                                                                                                                       -!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   surprise awaits you. To find that special-                                             Absolute Safety                                                        Liberal Interest Rates
                                                                                Monday evening, on the Cradle Roll and more than one of the vast audience.                                                                                              Beckham Association Church Reprpsen-
                                                                                its importance, stirred the hearts of all                 Another high point in the Convention tation, won by the First Baptist^ Cliurcli
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                                                                                present, was also: one of* the outstanding was- the address by Rev. L. L. Cooper, of Erick, Okla.                                                                                                                           ' , '                                                                                                                                                                                  has produced a masterly and moving ex-
                                                                                speakers who added greatly to the suq- of Fort Worth, Texas, who is £he Finan-                                                                                          •Thd officers elected to serve for the                                                                                                                                                                                                     position of the profoundest and most in-                                                                THE RELIEF AND ANNUITY BOARD
                                                                                cess of the Convention- She is associates cial Evangelist of the State of [Tfexas. He                                                                              year 1920 are as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       timate self-revelations of our divine Lord                                                                                            (Southern Baptist Convention)
                                                                                with Miss Lillian S. Forbes in the Ele- 1 presented a challenge to Sunday School                                                                                        President, Ji G. Price, Enid, Qkla.                                                                                                                                                                                                        is,only a part of the surprise.                                                                    1226 Athletic Club Building, Dallas, Texas
                                                                                mentary Department of the Sunday workers to exercise more faltjh in 1m-                                                                                                 Vice-president, G.jC. Cornett, Elk City,                                                                                                                                                                                                      The deity of our Lord, that question                                                Wm. LUNSFORD, Cor. Sec'y-          THOS. J. WATTS, Associate Sec'y
                                                                                School Board.                    *           | i inanity and enlist more person^ in God's Oklahoma. I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              which underlies most all the theological
                                                                                   Every session was filled to the brim j: kingdom i task by properly financing our                                                                                     Recording Secretary," Mabel Morris,                                                                                                                                                                                                        questions of the day, is illumined with the
                                                                                .with inspiration and instruction for Sun- churches through the Sundnly School, Enid, Okla. i                                                                                                                                        '                    .                                                                                                                                                        lijrht of our Lord's own mind and thought.
                                                                                day School workers. The president's ad- thus freeing the people for widning souls                                                                                       Corresponding Secretary - Treasurer,                                                                                                                                                                                                       I laid down the little book, moreover,
                                                                                dress on Tuesday morning given by Rev. to Christ
                                                                                O. 21 Gibson of Guthrie, was a challenge i The* climax of the Convention came on
                                                                                                                                                                                                             , 11                                  Fred McCauliey, Oklahoma City.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The next Convention jwill be held at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with a clearer view'of the'achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of .the Christ and His incomparably pro-                                                                                             NURSERY STOCK
                                                                                to all to know the Heavenly Father bet- Thursday with two addresses by Mrs. J.                                                                                     First Baptist - Church of McAlester, and                                                                                                                                                                                                        gram of wWld-conquest.             i |                                                 SPECIAI^-For $3.00 I will ship by Express |nreU packed, the following True
                                                                                ter and become stronger in faith, zeal, M. Dawson of Waco, Texas, the best wo- from the many expressions iof blessings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 There are single chapters which are                                                to Name, Free from Disease, Well Rooted Fruit Trees, 3 to 5 feet: ; f v>.;
                                                                                and optimism in our work.                        man speaker in America. Her message received in this, we predict that there                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        worth the price of the book—as for ex-                                                              Apple—      i                  !        Peach—
                                                                                   Brother T. H. Farmer, B.Y.P.U. secre- on "Doing the Best You CdnjWith What will be 1500 delegates' preseritj next year.                                                                                                                         -•
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ample, the one op the Temptation, the                                                 •> Yellow Transparent Eariy.             2 Elberta Mid-season.
                                                                                tary, told of the marvelous growth in You Have," was given to a crowded                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             one on t'hte Church, -'or the one on Jesus                                            2 Maiden Blush August                    2 J. H, HaleiAugust
                                                                                B.Y.P.U. work, stating that last year on house of .delegates, resident^, and the                                                                                          A KOREAN VIEW OF AMERICA                                                                                                                                                                                                                  projecting! His world-program after He                                                2 Delicious! Winter.                     2 Mayflower pune.     ^
                                                                                the average a neW member was added to High Schdol students of Elk City. 1 She                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       should pnrss up to the Father.                                                        o Grimes Golden           i              2 Heath Cling, Latest Canner.
                                                                                the B.Y.P.U. everyf 89 minutes, and a new used as*a'basis the story of,Moses rod,                                                                                      Alice Kim, a Korean Christian woman,                                                                                                                                                                                                            Some parts of the book are done betj-                                                   You may-change ito all Apple, or all Peach as you desire* This Stock
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                                                            "^>                 union was formed every 48 hours. This bringing out that our gifts if thrown who recently visited the United States,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tcr than cithers, but it bears; a great rae^-                                         is all grown in my own Nurseries and [Guaranteed up! to standard in every
                                                                                Farmer is a ^reat raiser of "taters," as away become venomous snakes, but if gives her impressions of America as fol-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sape and is crowded with wonderful in-                                                way Order early as I can usually begin, shipping South by middle ^of
                                                                                every successful farmer should be. He dedicated to! God there is no gift too small lows : :                                                                                                               -                                                                                                                                                                                                         terpretntidns of Scripture. It fairly scin-                                           February until April 15th. Write for prices on larger lots in all grades
                                                                                raises "Sweet-taters," in the Story Tell- or sinsignificant to be'used-to! do mighty                                                                                  1. The pl^ntifulness. Everyone look-                                                                                                                                                                                                          tilates, ni »rbvert with striking, eplfjrara-                                         and varieties, as I have a complete assortment to'select from. I employ:
                                                                                ing Hours for the little ones, "Spec-tu- things for Him. Her address- that even- ed well dressed and well fed. It seemed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             niatic sen ences and teems with a wealth                                             no Agents, but deal direct with the Fruit Grower. ,
                                                                                tors," in the Junior B.Y.P.U., "Irni-ta- ing on, "Shojw Us The Father," was also to me that every second place I saw was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of sermoi ic suggestions, if yoti would                                                               THOMAS BEAN, STATION A., LEAVEN WORTH, KANSAS.
                                                                                tors," in the Intermediate, "Agi-tators," filled with soul-stirring appeal to those a place to edt or a place to buy food.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          know the Christ better and love( Him
                                                                                in the Senior, and "Ma and Pa Dic-ta- who love Christ to show forth! the Father                                                                                       2. The wastefulness. Riding by auto-                                                                                                                                                                                                          more get the book!
                                                                                tors," in thq Adult unions.                      in every day life, in the home, and in the mobile tlirough forests, I saw wood lying
                                                                                   The afternoon; Conference Sessions Church. At the close of tjhis wonderful on the ground. I thought of my own Ko-
                                                                                were exceptionally well attended' and it message Mr. E. L. Carnett 6f Fort Worth rean people cold and even freezing in
                                                                                was here the workers got many new ideas sang with much feeling, j'As'-I Travel winter for lack of fuel. The food left on
                                                                                and methods of •! accomplishing better Along, Does Jesus Think I Amf Doing My the plates in America would feed many
                                                                                things in the Master's work. Mr. Bryan Best?""                                            .-.                         •" . i. l                '                  thousands of hungry people in Korea.
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                                                                                Robinson, educational director of the                    From beginning to end the Convention . 3. The friendliness. The people are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We thought enough of it to order 50,000 copies.
                                                                                Broadway Baptist Church, of Fort Worth, was filled |with spiritual bread for- the kind, especially to foreign students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ^
                                                                                Texas, admirably ifilled the place of Mr. hungering Sunday School teachers and in-                                                                                    4. The Christian spirit in America                                                                                                                                                                                                               I
                                                                                Arthur Flake of Nashville, who .was un- spiration to; Christian workers to carry struck me very forcibly. Two years in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I
                                                                                 able to attend on account of sicknes& home to their churches. It was -indeed* America deepened my experience and my
                                                                                Mr. Robinson presented many practical a feast, and the Baptist churches of Okla- love if or Korea and her womanhood. I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I                                                                                                                                                                        R O U N D                        A N D
                                                                                ideas in Sunday -School work and an- homa owe much to the efficient manage- got a new vision of -woman's work in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   £                                                   Edited by R O B T . H                                                           COLEMAN                             'S H A P E,D                 N OT ES
                                                                               .swered many of the problems brought up ment Of our beloved secretary, Mr. Fred world. It is because1 of Christ's love that
                                                                                by the workers in a dear, logical, and McCauliey. From the many testimonials womanhood holds Its high place In Chris-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I                                                                                                                                                                       Beautifully Bounds^ ~ i - -
                                                                                practical manner. We believe no better on the floor of the Convention, it was tian lands.—The Korea Mission Field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    £                                                          The One Book                                                                                                     v
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                                                                                substitute for-Mr. Flake could have been shown how well the program was appre-
                                                                                obtained than Mr.; Bryan Robinson. Both ciated by all present.                                                                j                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       |                                                    Clotb, $65.00; Limp, S45.00 hnnd«d,,dam^?«t»r                                                                                                      postpaid*

                                                                                his conference on the Adult Department -";" NothingjCould have been finer than the
                                                                                and on The Weekly Teacher's-Meeting way the people of Elk City; ^elcomed tlie
                                                                                were splendid, and this alone would have delegates and' treated tljem .throughout/                                                                                    Many times folk-say to us: "Yes, if,it's                                                                                                                                                                                                         1
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                                                                                   On Tuesday afternoon, the College opening their homes in cordial hospitality;. ligion; It is not worth very much. You
                                                                                Students responded In. a splendid way Not only the Baptist Church, but all the need to attend Sunday! School just as
                                                                                to the subject, "AM For Christ" CO On churches and the entire city vsjere so hos- much on a stormy day ;as any other .day.
                                                                               /the Gridiron, by Mr. Clifford Zoiy Shaw-. pitable in their treatment of the Sunday Don't be satisfied with jfte "summer flay";
                                                                               mee; ".(2)-":.At'-Hie--Sodail,--'by. Miss Inna School workers that Elk City became                                                                                variety of religion.—Bajtlst Booster, |De-
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