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Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.VI No.IV Pg.7b
November 1943

Put Porter On The Air

It is generally known that it has become necessary for Brother W. Curtis Porter to curtail his preaching work on account of physical impairment. He has not had to leave off preaching, or debating--the amount that he is able to do, he can do as well as ever--he has had to limit it in order to extend his usefulness in the cause. Brother Porter can preach at proper intervals, in meetings and on appointments, and do it well. He can continue to hold debates at reasonable intervals, and in that work he excels.

With a complete and sympathetic understanding of his situation, brethren in Arkansas have had Brother Porter on the air in regular preaching work. This is a type of work that he can do with regularity without jeopardizing his general condition. It has now been proposed that arrangements be made with the radio station in Blytheville, for a daily sermon by Brother Porter from Monette, where he lives, through the facilities of remote control. Many have become interested in seeing this done. On this point I have the following expression from Brother Porter in a letter to me.

I am preaching on the radio every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:00 in the afternoon. We have the remote control to Monette. The station is KLCN, Blytheville, Arkansas. It is a good station and covers some seven or eight states. Many want me on for a daily broadcast, for five days in the week, Monday through Friday, and an effort is being made to put it over. I would be glad to conduct a fifteen minute daily broadcast as it would help me to reach many people. I believe it could become self-supporting, and without a begging campaign.

It appears to me that it would be a most fitting thing. Not only should the brethren in Arkansas act at once upon this suggestion, but the brethren in adjacent states should do so. West Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas are all within reach of the preaching that Brother Porter could do in this way. This arrangement would not be a "Tom, Dick and Harry" program--it would be putting W. Curtis Porter in the pulpit at Monette to preach the gospel through the air.

And in making provisions for the work, the arrangements should be ample to provide for Brother Porter's financial support, for he could not be expected to expend his diminishing energies preaching on the air and living on nothing. Here is a job for the brethren to do in the right way and for the right purpose, and I hope they will do it. Write W. Curtis Porter, Monette, Arkansas, and tell him what you can and will do, and do it now--that is what I am doing.

The Porter-Dugger Debate

The best discussion of Seventh Day Adventism that I have ever read is the Porter-Dugger Debate. It is a complete answer, put in the Curtis Porter way, to the best arguments that can be made in favor of Adventist doctrine. Mr. Dugger was as able a representative of the Adventist positions as can be found. Brother Porter's answers to his arguments are direct and brief, but complete. It brings to the reader the ready material needed to meet the turns and twists made by Adventists in their efforts to bind Sabbath-keeping on Christians.

In addition to the Sabbath question, Brother Porter affirms what the New Testament teaches with reference to the first day of the week, and the Christian's duty with reference to its observance. There is a wealth of information in Brother Porter's treatment of this proposition, and his arguments were untouchable, and therefore, unanswered by his opponent.

There are two worthy things that can be accomplished by ordering this discussion. First: Every student of the Bible needs it for the information it contains. Second: Brother Porter's work has been limited because of necessary caution with reference to his physical condition, hence, his income has been materially reduced. In ordering this debate you will be aiding him while obtaining far more in return for yourself. My suggestion is that you order not one, but a dozen of these books and hand them out to your Adventist neighbors. It is the answer to all the questions they can ask.

The price of the book is $1.00 and it is worth one hundred times that to anybody who has Adventism to meet. Order it from W. Curtis Porter, Monette. Arkansas.