Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
November 14, 1957

"The River Of No Return"

Pryde E. Hinton, Dora, Alabama

I read how that countries like England, Australia, and others, that have voted socialism, "welfare state," out, have not rid themselves of it, and never will. That's like "Institutionalism" among us. I predict that it will never stop.

Too many brethren love big things. 1 Samuel 8 is about the best comment on much of the church today. We are gone — down the river of no return. "The Ladies of the Church of Christ" is also another move, or "pattern," that has already become, in some places, "The Ladies' Aid Society." "The Sunday School Superintendent," "The Ladies' Bible Class," and such like, acting as an organization within a church is fast becoming a fact.

And anybody who doesn't see that the more powerful colleges among us are running the churches to a great extent, doesn't want to see it, or is not informed.

"Brethren, We Are Drifting!"