"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of truth." — (Psalm 60:4)
"Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them." — (Isaiah 13:2)
Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.IX No.VIII Pg.1
October 1947

The Pulse Of The Preachers

Dear Brother Wallace: In recent issue Bible Banner, Brother John Wolfe makes an invaluable contribution of his observations at George Pepperdine College, Los Angeles; this article should pave the way for a clarification; and, the college should be the most interested and active. Capable men, who are unbiased, should be invited to participate in an expose— through discussion both oral and written. We are grateful for contributions of schools of criticism as to integrity, genuineness and credibility; but deplore the partisan spirit of destructive critics which has been refuted and confuted from time to time. Was Christ the Son of God? Did he approve of the ancient scriptures? Were the trained and inspired apostles deluded when they spoke of the "scriptures inspired of God" and holy men moved by the Spirit?"

Such courses are unfair to the students; and impose extra duties upon many of us—reforming the deformed! Sincerely, J. E. Wainwright, San Diego 1 California

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I wish to state that I do appreciate the good that is being done in holding forth the trust of the Lord. It is good to know that we have able men who still insist in having things done as they should be--"According to Scripture." Some seem to feel that if "an Eldership," decides to do a thing, their decision makes it right. If that were true we could bring in the brass-band, sprinkle babies, and do most anything we desire.

So "We want the Scripture for Orphan Homes, Meeting houses, preacher's salaries" I have heard these Brethren cry loud and long: Jesus went down into the water, as evidenced by His coming up out of it. Of course, that is right. The command to Worship, Preach the Word to ever creature etc. evidences the need of ways and means. I have never considered myself a writer; but if some of these arguments get much weaker I think I shall, during an afternoon "nap," answer a half dozen of them.

Did I hear somebody say that somebody said that the Lufkin preachers were the only ones who had failed to cooperate? I don't need to tell you that "That Ain't So," But it Ain't!

As far as the outcome of the issue is concerned, it matters little where I stand; but as far as matters of fact and truth are concerned, I want all to know that I, and the Brethren here, are fully behind you and shall continue to fight for the truth.—Chas. L. Heron, Arlington, Texas.

I have just read the last issue of the BANNER with much interest. I am persuaded you have been and now are doing much good through this medium. By all means every preacher and elder should read the BANNER.—T. H. Tarbet, Jr., Richmond, Va.