Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
July 18, 1957

Succinct Sentences

Pryde E. Hinton, Dora, Alabama

"A man never knows what he can do until he tries to undo what he has done." Frances Rodman, Readers Digest, January, 1956. Could that apply to ambitious brotherhood programs?

David Lipscomb reported, over fifty years ago, two lists of donations made to Nashville Bible School and Fanning Orphan Home. He did not send back the donations from churches. That settles it! It's scriptural for churches to send donations to human institutions!

However, "it is worthy of note" that Paul never made such a report.

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (God, through Isaiah 55:9). The cluster of stars, Hercules, is 36,000 "light years" higher than the earth. A "light year" is 5,840,000,000,000 miles. Multiply this large number by the smaller, and that's only a short journey on the way to the most distant part of the heavens! How could God have neglected, or failed, to give us either precept, example, or necssary inference to guide us clearly in brotherhood programs? I think I will stick to that which I KNOW are God's ways and thoughts.

"Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way; and he that hateth reproof shall die." (Proverbs 15:1).

The Latter Day Saints teach baptism as it is taught in Acts 2:38 — do you, my brother, "line up with the wrong crowd," when you teach the same thing?