King's Business - 1937-06

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Drawn by the love of the Saviour, taught within Biola’s dedicated halls by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, the fifty-eight graduates of the Class of ’37 press onward— to “ make his praise glorious.'9

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BIOLA SUMMER BIBLE SCHOOL For Pastors, Teachers, Laymen, Students In the Institute Buildings -- July 6 to 30, 1937

PAUL J. GOODWIN Guest Professor TEACHERS AND COURSES Paul J. Goodwin has high spiritual and academic qual­ ifications. At sixteen he was preaching in Los An­ geles street meetings held at “Hell’s Half Acre” on Los Angeles Street. While earning his Bachelor and Master o f A rts degrees from the University of Southern California, he was a frequent attendant of the Biola Fishermen’s Club. A f­ ter completing his theolog­ ical seminary work in the East, he spent a decade in ,, B I H preaching, high school and college teaching, and in travel. Under one of the leading universities of the East he is study­ ing for his Ph.D. degree. For the past four years, Professor Goodwin has been pastor of a large, independent church at Zion, 111. This church entirely supports eighteen missionaries m South Africa. Professor Goodwin will meet daily a class in Messianic Prophecy. This will be a survey of the whole relation of Old Testament prophecy to the new Testament, with particularly in mind a central problem: the Old Testament foregleams of Christ’s redemptive suffering, and His glori­ fied reign. Paul W. Rood, President of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, has been blessed greatly in his evangelistic and prophetic Bible conference work. Many believe him to be at his best in teaching when he opens The Book of Revela­ tion, the course planned for this summer’s term. Truly he causes one to behold the unveiling of the Lord in the glory of His final redemptive work. John A. Hubbard has been a member of the Institute faculty for seventeen years. He states that the object of the course in The Book of Acts is threefold: first, to get a thorough grasp °f.the contents of the book; second, to gather spiritual truths and application for one’s per­ sonal life and service, with emphasis laid upon the work of the Holy Spirit, and third, to deepen interest in world-wide evangelization. Kenneth M. Monroe, Secretary of the Biola Summer School and a regular member of the Institute faculty, will teach the course in The Doctrine of Man and Salvation. Emphasis will be given to the progressive Biblical revelation of God’s redemptive plan. Dr. Monroe has had a number of years of experience in Bible Insti­ tute, college, and seminary Bible teaching. John B. Trowbridge has been affiliated for more than twenty years with the Institute’s music department. Through the years on numerous occasions he has conducted the ma­ jor oratorios—Handel’s “ M essiah ” more than thirty times. His course in Applied Church Music will deal in a practical way with the fundamentals of conducting, the story and use of the hymn book, church music leadership prob­ lems, actual experience in baton and choral technique, and singing of hymns and standard church choir music.

Martha S. Hooker, a member of the Institute faculty and a specialist in children’s work, will consider, in her course in Child Evangelism, the great need of giving the children of today an opportunity to accept the Lord Jesus as Saviour. The course deals with three phases: the Child, the Material, and the Method. lone Lowman, instructor in the Summer School course m Non-Christian Religions, taught for eight years among the Navajo Indians of Arizona and has been on the faculty of Biola for five years. She will lead the students in her class into a study of the true origin and growth of different religions of the world, mak­ ing careful distinction between natural and re­ vealed religion. Music Instruction In addition to the course in Applied Church Music, the excellent music faculty of the In­ stitute will offer private instruction in Sight- Singmg, Hymnology, Voice, Piano, Pipe Organ, Violin, Evangelistic Piano A ccom pan im ent Trumpet, and Trombone. ’ Daily Schedule o f Glasses All classes will meet each morning from Mon- ^ , Jt^rough ,.Friday- Applied Church Music, Child Evangehsm, and Non-Christian Religions will be scheduled during the first two morning periods. H 2 ~ ™ ^ n nV >ff MAa,I and SaIyation..........D r. M onroe Period 2—The Book of Acts.....................................Dr. Hubbard Period 3 -M e S a n ic P'rophecy.V.V.V.V.V.V.^rf! Godwin Penod 4—Exposition of Revelation.............................. Dr. Rood Exp« lenses Class attendance will be limited to persons who register.

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“ J jfe & jJ id & u d Yleat Q' j M ïïlay, O xw £ c U&!” • In the welter of a world gone mad, of nation rising against na­ tion, of the terror that stalks in the night, of the arrow that flieth by day, of pestilence, of destruction, of the elements in commotion, is there not a warning in the stark realism of these few sentences taken from a letter recently sent us: “ I was going to send the money this fall; but the Lord said, Send it now ; next fall may be too late. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if He came this Feast o f the Trumpets, the in­ gathering of the Harvest! God does all things in order.” • And here is something for the earnest child'of God to think about. What and if He should come at the time of the blowing of trum­ pets on the first day of the Month Tishri? What and if you were then suddenly caught up to be with Him? Do you not think it would please Him wonderfully that you should now have your part in a testimony that warns Israel of the wrath to come ? And do you know a better way to please Him than to snatch a few brands from the burn-, ing, a few Jewish souls that will be your trophies when at last you lay your burden down and meet Him face to face? • The time is short. That is why we keep reminding you of the privilege of sharing with Him in His yearning over the lost sheep of the House of Israel; and that is why so many of the Lord’s choicest saints are counting it a joy to fellowship with us in our God-given task of these last days. Perhaps if you will make it a mat­ ter of earnest prayer, He will lead you also to become a burden bearer with us; and from experience we Can assure you it will be a happy day for you. AMERICAN BOARD OF MISSIONS TO THE JEWS, INC. 131 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. \Dear Friends: Gladly do I enclose $ gift for Israel’s salvation, “before it is too iate.”

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Volume XXV III

June, 1937

Number 6


Around the King’s Table — Paul W . Rood

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Personalities versus Principles — James R. Graham, Jr. . .


Stories of Increasing Harvest— Mrs. Lyman Stewart . . ..

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This Befogged and Befuddled World — L ouis S. Bauman .

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The Messianic Psalms — William L. Pettingill . . . . . 210 Junior King’s Business —Martha S. Hooker . ......................................213 Girl’s Query Corner —Myrtle E. Scott . . • ...............................215 International Lesson Commentary . . • . . . . . . 216 Notes on Christian Endeavor —Mary G. Goodner . . . . 229 Daily Devotional R ead ings............................................................ . 232 Bible Institute Family Circle . . . . . . . . . 238 Evangelistic Notices . . . . . . . . . . . 239




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J UST one year ago — on June 15, 1936— a group of friends gathered in an upper room of the Bible Insti­ tute of Los Angeles for a day of prayer for the needs of the Institute. That day the Lord laid upon the hearts of His children, through one of their number, a plan for the formation of the Biola World-Wide Prayer Circle. It was conceived that, by this means, prayer might be offered for the Institute every hour of the day and night. The small number of friends who heard the suggestion eagerly accepted it, each person

to pray. On this page, there are pi< tures of more than a hundred of thes faithful friends, and they are only a few of the intercessors whom God used for His own glory and for Biola’s assistance. MAY THE LORD BLESS EVERY ONE OF THEM. In answer to unceasing prayer which has arisen from all parts of the world, it has pleased the Lord to keep open the doors of Biola for the training of approxim ately 1,055 day, evening and cor- A respondence students.


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hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive : for the Spirit was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified” (John 7:37-39). Thus there must be not only intense desire; there must be an utter abandonment as well, a whole-hearted sur­ render to Christ so that the passion of the life will be to glorify Christ. No one who has unscriptural views of the life and work of Christ can glorify Him. No one who is not wholly yielded to Christ can glorify Him as He ought to be glorified. This surrender of self and this recogni­ tion of the Lordship of Christ involves of necessity a break with everything that is displeasing and dishonoring to our Lord. The three steps already enumerated are, then: first, intense désiré; second, absolute surrender; and third, a breaking with all known evil. After these three steps have been taken, there remains one other step : namely, whole-hearted faith that the Lord does accept the surrendered life and does fill the yielded Christian with the Holy Spirit. When these God-ordained require­ ments have been met, there will be spiritual growth and fruitful service. reverent sense of miracle. A t this joyful season, students and those who have been over them “ in the Lord” have realized that God has led another group of young men and women through years of preparation into a new phase of Christ - honoring service. Fifty - eight members of the twenty-seventh graduating class— twenty-nine men and twenty-nine women— are preparing to receive from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles the diplomas granted in recognition of their achievement in the classroom and their loyalty to the “ faith which was once delivered.” A . T . O ’Rear, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Long Beach, Calif., has been invited to preach the baccalaureate sermon on the evening of Sunday, June 6. On Thursday evening, June 10, Ralph Walker, pastor of the Temple Baptist Church, Los Angeles, Calif., will deliver the commencement address to the graduates. The days of commencement week will be filled with events of interest to students and their friends, with the Alumni Fellowship Meeting scheduled for June 7. Biola’s new increased curriculum requiring at least three years of Bible Institute study for a diploma was put in operation in the fall of 1935, and the changed requirements affected students then enrolling in their first year at the Institute. Friends of the school may wonder why this present class is smaller than the classes of recent years. The reason is that the first group of students who entered the Institute under the new curriculum will not complete their course until the spring of 1938. Tw o degrees never previously granted at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles will be received this spring— the degree of Bachelor of Sacred Music, and the degree of Bachelor of Christian Educa­ tion, each representing the completion of four years of Commencement time at the Bible M i l f l 1x58 Angeles has been, through the years, a period or a Commencement

The Spirit- ' Filled Life"

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity. He is a person and not an influence. He is Deity and has the attri­

butes of Deity and personality. The Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost to baptize the disciples into the body of Christ and to dwell within that body and the individual members of the body. Every time a soul is saved, that soul is baptized into the body: “ For by one Spirit are we all baptized into onfe body” (1 Cor. 12:13). Every true be­ liever is indwelt by the Spirit: “ Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Rom. 8 :9 ). The Spirit of God gives us assurance of sonship: “ The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are chil­ dren of God” (Rom. 8:16, R. V .). While every Christian is indwelt by the Spirit, not every Christian is filled with the Spirit. Therefore Paul admonished the believers in Ephesus to “ be filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5 :1 8 ). He then described the effect of the infilling, showing the result 'in the home and in all the relationships of life. Every Christian needs to be filled with the Spirit. W e cannot live overcoming lives and render efficient service for the Lord unless we have this infilling. Many Christians are weak, immature, and un­ fruitful because they are living and working in the energy of the flesh instead of in the energy of the Spirit. Our adversary is too powerful and the desires of the flesh and the currents of this age are too strong for us to be able to live as we ought and to accomplish something for God in our own strength. Some Christians are having an up-and-down experience. They are not growing in grace and are not winning souls. Other Christians are vibrant, transparent, and joyous. Their very countenances reveal that there is peace that passeth understanding and joy unspeakable and full of glory in their hearts. They have a testimony and are wit­ nessing for Christ and are winning men and women and boys and girls for the Lord. The secret is that they are filled with the Spirit, and thus they pray, live, speak, and work in the power of the Holy Spirit. When we recognize the fact that this analysis is true to the Scriptures and to experience, we naturally ask the question: How can we experience the infilling of the Spirit? It is usually a crisis experience subsequent to con­ version. There is, of course, ho reason that a believer may not be filled with the Spirit at the time of or im­ mediately following conversion. Usually, however, we have to learn by bitter experience the frailty of human nature even after we have become partakers of the divine nature. W e come to the end of our own resources and recognize at last our utter dependence upon the Holy Spirit. There is then, as Keswick teachers put it, “ a crisis leading to a process.” W e are humbled by our impotence, and we commence to hunger for the fullness of God. W e discover the truth of the Beatitude, “ Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Matt. 5 :6 ). The desire becomes so in­ tense that it can best be characterized as a thirst. Our Lord described this overwhelming desire and the means of its satisfaction: “ I f any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture

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needed grace. W e look forward with dread to life’s in­ evitable experiences, but when we who know Christ are face to face with these experiences, we find the truth of His W o rd : “ As thy days, so shall thy strength be.” It was always so easy and natural for me to tell Mother everything, for she was ever understanding in her atti­ tude. W e talked together, laughed together, cried to­ gether, and prayed together. There were seven of us chil­ dren, and our farm home in the early days had only one room. Somehow we did not mind our poverty. W e loved each other and worked together, and every one tried to make some contribution. I remember the first quarter I earned by pitching hay all day for a neighbor. I felt in­ deed rich, and it gave me a thrill to bring the quarter home to Mother to augment our meager supply of coins. When I was converted at the age of fourteen and com­ menced to witness for my Lord, the friends in the church would urge upon me the claims of the ministry. M y mother would always say: “ Paul, don’t be a minister un­ less you are absolutely sure that you have a definite call from God. There are so many problems and heartaches in the pastorate that unless you can fall back on a definite assurance that you are called of God, you will become discouraged and give up.” Words of wisdom from a mother’s heart made wise by close fellowship with God! The day came when the Lord’s call to the ministry was made unmistakably clear to me, and then came the separa­ tion from home. Three years elapsed before I saw Mother again. Before leaving my church in Chicago to return home, I told my young people that I was going home to run my fingers through Mother’s hair and ask her to for­ give me for every grey hair I had brought to her. They promised they would do the same in going home to their own mothers. When I arrived at the station of the village in the state of Washington, Mother was there to meet me. Her hair was greyer and her furrows were deeper than as I had remembered them, but she was the same precious little mother that I had left _____________ three years before.

study in the departments concerned. As in 1936, the de­ gree of Bachelor of Theology will be granted to a num­ ber of young men. Biola invites the many praying friends of the school to join with the students and faculty in thanksgiving to God for His grace as manifest in the completion of another year of the testimony and service of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. Union Pacific Railroad Company, as “ The American Mother of 1937.” The Foundation is to be congratulated on its wise choice. The selection reveals that Puritanic standards and ideals are, in spite of the declension of these days, still recognized in our land. Not many months ago, M r. and Mrs. Gray celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The love and esteem of the people of Omaha and of many other friends through­ out the nation was expressed in a great civic celebration of this event in their home community. M r. Gray was a railroad telegrapher receiving a salary of $60.00 a month when he led his young bride to the altar. Step by step, he has risen to the place of eminence that he now occupies as head of one of the great railroads of the nation. Throughout the years, Mrs. Gray has assisted, encouraged, and inspired her illustrious husband, and to her belongs a considerable proportion of the credit for his successful career. Mrs. Gray is the mother of three sons who, because of the influence and training of a godly mother and father, also are rendering distinguished serv­ ice to their country. “ The American Mother of 1937” is a true Christian, a born-again woman who loves the Lord devotedly and believes the Bible to be God’s infallible W ord and who has taught it in her home and Sunday-school for over The American Mother o f 1937 The Golden Rule Foundation has chosen Mrs. Gray, the wife of Carl Raymond Gray, President of the

fifty years. She has been a radio Bible teacher for years and is frequently heard in Bible conferences. She is look­ ing for the visible and per­ sonal return of her Lord, and this blessed hope has played a vital part in her life and ministry. Let us thank God for “ The American Mother has been | heaven for almost four years. When I was a child, I used to pray to God to take me to heaven first because I could not b e a r the thought of Mother’s going first. She overheard my p r a y e r and called my attention to the selfishness of my attitude by reminding me that it would be just as difficult for Mother to lose her boy as it would be for the son to lose his mother. M y childishness expressed i t - . self in another simple prayer: “ Let both of us die at the same time.” However, when the day came that Mother was called away, God gave the of 1937” ! „ , , , My Mother M o t h e r

One day when we were alone, I ran my fingers through her hair and said: “ Mother, forgive me for every grey hair I have brought to your head, and forgive me for every furrow I have brought to your brow.” ■ What do you suppose she answered? “ M y boy, you haven’t brought a n y grey hairs to my head nor any fur­ rows to my brow.” Isn’t that just like Mother? She forgives and she forgets. The last Sunday night at home, I could not sleep. Mother came to me in the night. “ Paul,” , she said, “ I wanted to talk to you alone before you go. Remember that when you are preaching in Chicago, I ’ll be on my knees here at home praying for you. Paul, be true to the Lord and His W ord. Today men are preaching everything but the gospel. I want my boy to tell out the story of Jesus and His love.” I then [Continued on page 231]

FUEL OF THE FLAME OF G O D By Vance Havner • His pen tempered in the fire of the Word, Vance Havner has written an article that will burn into one’ s soul. This penetrating message will appear in an early issue of THE KING’S BUSI­ NESS. W H A T IS IT TO BE A CHR IST IAN? By W . Graham Scroggie • When the term ‘ 'Christian” has come to be applied carelessly to almost any form of good­ ness, there is need that fresh, clear defining lines shall be drawn. And who is better able for the task than the beloved expositor, Dr. Scroggie, who is at once a scholar and a teacher and a humble follower of Christ? Because of its beau­ tiful simplicity, the article, which will be printed in THE KING’S BUSINESS soon, will clarify the thinking of many a reader. M A M M Y HELPS TO STOP A TRAIN A Story By Evelyn McFarlane McClusky • A crowded street car . . . High-school students chatting airily . . . A Voice . . . And an exciting present-day drama has begun. When the story is published in THE KING’S BUSINESS, you will read it eagerly and pass it on to others.



June, 1937

Personalities versus Principles

By JAMES R. G RAH AM , Jr. Richmond, Virginia

W E LIVE in a flabby and su­ perficial age. The visible church which should be the vehicle of God’s' testimony on earth has committed two evils. It has turned aside from Him who is 'the fountain of living waters and has hewed itself out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water. It has departed from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and it has changed the truth of God into a lie and worships and serves the creature more than the Creator.

immediately upon the fact that “ many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many” (vs. 11, 12). A b a n d o n m e n t of D iv in e P r inc iple s In the last half century, Protestantism has changed al­ most completely in its view of the person and work of Christ, and the change has not been for the better, but has been brought about by a horde of false prophets who have “ privily” brought in “ damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them.” Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, and Judas betrayed his Lord with a kiss. Satan has entered into the leaders of Protestantism and has caused them to introduce wolves into the fold of Christ, all the while proclaiming aloud their loyalty to Him and to His W ord. Personalities used to be tested by principles, but now principles are tested by personalities. The writings and utterances of individuals claiming to be ambassadors of Christ were judged in former days by their adherence to the revealed oracles of God aside from, and exclusive of, all other considerations. A word here or a phrase there that was off-color would be detected immediately. That was before the jazz age and was in a day when even the laity had a sufficient knowledge of the Scriptures to be competent judges. Educational paganism, begun in the colleges and continued in the theological seminaries, has so undermined the bases of authority that the clergy have descended from proclaiming supernatural and eternal veri­ ties to tampering with materialistic and temporal toys. The result has been large-scale world-conformity, spiritual coldness and death in the pew. Any discerning or discrim­ inating knowledge of the Scriptures on the part of the laity seems in danger of perishing from the earth. Men who have been lauded as the modern interpreters of Christianity by clergy and laity of all denominations run all over the face of the earth citing “Jesus” (never the Lord Jesus Christ) as the originator of all sorts of social schemes, world reform, class warfare, and even Marxian Communism. Sometimes, to be sure, these false teachers turn aside to make statements about Christ which are (for them) surprisingly orthodox in phraseology, yet which are entirely meaningless because they cut squarely athwart the main premise of their argument (if the tradi­ tional meaning is assigned to the w o rd s ); and everything good that is said is completely vitiated by numerous state­ ments to the direct contrary. Some or all of these teachers, the ecclesiastical leaders of practically all the denominations of Protestantism have accredited and indorsed, even heaping upon them the most extravagant praise. But in the writings of 'these teachers it can not be ascertained that they believe on the Only Begotten Son of G od ; the indications are indeed to the contrary. Instead of Christ’s being the Creator, by whom and for whom all things were made and in whom all things consist, they teach that He is “ the summit of evolution,” a creature of a materialistic and mechanistic process. One of these men declared himself obsessed with the idea of the “ kingdom of God on earth.” W e note 'however, that he is obsessed with the idea that the King’s [Continued on page 212]

Mr. Graham

A certain king of old heard the reading of the W ord of God and rent his clothes. This act was the precursor of revival and blessing. The son of the very same king heard the W ord of God and with his penknife he carved it up and threw it in the fire. This act was the immediate precursor of divine judgment (cf. 2 Ki. 23 and Jer. .36). Ignorance of God’s W ord is not necessarily an irremedi­ able condition, provided that leaders of God’s people will metaphorically rend their garments when they hear that W ord. But let them show their contempt of it by spurn­ ing all parts of it that cannot be perverted to purposes of humanistic ear-scratching, and judgment lurks in the immediate offing, and will begin at the house of God. A re G od ’ s P eople R e stra in ing E v il ? The people of God are the salt of the earth. The season­ ing power of a sprinkling of salt in a large caldron of food is prodigiously great— far out of proportion to the place that it occupies in bulk. So it has been throughout the ages, that believers indwelt by the Holy Spirit (always an infinitesimal minority) have been a potent deterrent to the forces of evil, even in a world whose course is di­ rected by the prince of the power of the air. If, however, the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? Apostates are those who have had at least mental appre­ hension of the truth, but have given it up and have turned aside unto fables. Nineveh in this respect was different from other ancient powers. The city having repented at the preaching of Jonah, a later generation had turned away from this knowledge, and unconditional judgment was pronounced against them (see the Book of Nahum). The measure and extent of evil in the world is always in inverse ratio to the high or low spiritual condition of the people who have been constituted as God’s testimony. In substantiation of this, let it be noted that when the Saviour was listing the signs of His coming in Matthew 24, His statement that “ inquity shall abound” follows [ Mr. Graham is a missionary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States

June, 1937



B IO LA BIBLE W O M E N • Pictured here with Paul W. Rood, President of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, and with Mrs. Lyman Stewart (at right of Dr. Rood in picture], are the Institute's Bible Women, a devoted band of Christian women who are engaged in Bible teaching and personal work among high-school girls, business young women, and older women, and in hospital and county farm visitation. Twelve of these are full-time workers, receiving a very modest salary. All the rest, and about a dozen more who do not appear in the picture, are volun­ teers, teaching only one or two classes each a week. Figures are cold things, and therefore the one who brings this story of the Bible Women has emphasized human interest incidents concerning results in individual lives. However, readers will be interested also in a few figures recorded for the month of March. It was a short month, due to the fact that the workers had a week's holiday at the Easter season, and yet 458 classes and meet­ ings were held, with a total attendance of 9,945— an average attendance of almost 22. There were one hundred conversions. Nineteen backsliders returned to the fold, and thirty-eight lives were surrendered to the Lord. The Bible Women bear witness that all the praise belongs to Him.

Stories of Increasing Harvest By MRS. LYMAN STEWART* Los Angeles, California

S ICK in both body and soul, tired of sin, and having no hope, a teen-age girl determined to “ end it all” by committing suicide. She obtained a bottle of poison, but before she had a chance to take it, she idly picked up an old copy of T h e K in g ’ s B usiness , and her eye fell on the “ Girls’ Query Corner.” There a girl’s question had been prayerfully answered out of the rich Christian experi­ ence of a Biola Bible Woman who continually contacts hundreds of girls and young women in her weekly Bible classes. Reading the answer that had met another girl’s need, the despairing one wondered whether there could be any satisfactory solution to her own problem. The maga­ zine was one that had been lying about the house for several years* She did not know whether or not the address given would still reach the Director of the “ Corner,” but she decided to make an attempt. She wrote a letter saying that if she did not receive an answer by a certain date, she would take the poison, for that faint hope of spiritual help seemed all that was left her. A reply soon came, and be­ fore many weeks the angels in heaven were rejoicing over another soul that had turned from darkness to light. Such a transformation was wrought in this girl’s life that her acquaintances marveled. From the very first, the Holy Spirit taught her the deeper things of God. Hungrily, she studied her Bible and took correspondence Bible courses from the Bible Institute and elsewhere. Christian friends were raised up and health returned to her. Tw o years have passed. Her letters are filled with the joy of the Lord and of service for Him. She has become a zealous soul-winner, and people of all walks of life are finding the Lord through her radiant testimony and faithful inter­ cession. The life that once seemed so empty and useless has become so filled with blessing that the overflow is bringing refreshing to thirsty lives all about. Joyfully *Director of Bible Women, Bible Institute of Los Angeles.

this redeemed one is able to say with conviction that God is able to meet the deepest need and set the sinner free. • It was prayer meeting night. A certain high-school girl, the president of her Euodia Club, had much home work on her studies facing her. Should she go to prayer meet­ ing? As a Christian she must not do poor work in school; yet she knew the danger of becoming “ too busy” to take time for fellowship with the Lord. After prayer for guidance, she decided to go to the meeting. The next day was the time for the regular Euodia meeting. In many localities, high-school and junior-high- school girls are able to invite their chums and acquaintances to go with them for a Euodia Club meeting after school in a private home near the school grounds. Perhaps they are a bit tired after a day in the classroom, but the Lord many times rewards with sweet surprises both the girls and the Bible Women who are their teachers. As this club president entered the meeting place, she received word that the teacher was ill and had requested that she, as president, take charge and conduct a praise and prayer meeting. She immediately followed the sug­ gestion. Then, having freshly in her mind the message given by her pastor the evening before, she passed it on to the Euodia Club girls, and had the joy of seeing two of the girls accept Christ as their Saviour. How wonderfully God rewarded her for putting Him first! This girl is hoping to take special training for further Christian service. • Just to satisfy her friends, a high-school girl visited the Euodia Club. Trusting Christ as her Saviour as a result of the club meetings, she longed to give her life in work for Him, but the fact that she was partially deaf closed [Continued on page 215]



June, 1937

This Befogged and Befuddled World

By LOUIS S. BAUM AN * Long Beach, California


P RESENT -DAY nations are like drunkards who know well that drink will bring swift damnation; yet they persist in sucking their demijohns. European states­ men freely prophesy that another 1914-1918 holocaust will mean the annihilation of civilization; yet they speed the manufacture of the necessary weapons for the suicide. Mankind seems to realize that it has lost its way. It fails to understand that it has lost its way because it has lost the Way. C onditions in J a p a n — C h in a — I ndia The world’s sunrise begins, they say, ,in Japan. But the Sunrise Kingdom staggers about in fog and gloom. One moment Japan is terrified by the apparition of a monstrous world-devouring Bear, and the next moment she is terror­ ized by the specter of a still more monstrous Dragon. W ith a shudder, she arms and arms and arms, and totters on beneath the crushing weight of her armor into the dim and unknown tomorrow. She is spending a bewildering 70 per cent of her entire income for the accouterments of Mars. Her war lords have just informed the nation to prepare to grant a 26 per cent increase in taxes for new defenses. Her business men gasp: “Whither are these fear-crazed mad­ caps who ride our saddles leading us?” No answer comes! The orb of day next rolls on over China—vast China— in whose domain lies cradled one out of every four babies born to the human race. Perceiving what man power like that might mean, the great Napoleon once pointed his finger toward China, and cried: “ There lies a lion asleep! Let him sleep!” But that lion now awakes. Having retained national identity for ages because of her very passivity, China suddenly becomes conscious that she, too, must arm or perish. Her foremost philosopher, Hu Shih, exclaims: “ Even I, who have been twenty-five years a pacifist, now think that if China is forced to war with Japan, I will support it. Japan is forcing China to fight. I can see no other way.” Thus China, this millenniums- old pacifist colossus, peers into the immediate future, sees only fog, but hears therein the clatter of the hoofs of the steeds of four horsemen: War, Famine,•„ Pestilence, and Death! At this very moment, the Celestials (spare the name!) are pouring nearly all their material resources down the gullet of the god of war, while it is estimated that eighteen millions of China’s people are in the throes of starvation. China gropes in Stygian night. Beyond China lies India with her 350,000,000 souls. India’s Moslem hordes are disquieted. They stand ready, at a given signal, to swim through seas of blood that the Crescent may float over those teeming multitudes. Only the might of the Briton, leaning against the gates, holds back this Islamic flood. What is to happen should the Briton’s arm grow weak, none but God can tell! The outlook is misty, murky, black! Japan, China, India, embodying one-half the population of our globe, seething with hate, sinking in despair, floun­ der on— in inky fog! But we need not be surprised at the ferment among “ the kings of the east” (Rev. 16:12).

Nearly two thousand years ago, the Seer of Patmos beheld, and l o ! “ The great river, the river Euphrates . . . was dried up, that the way might be made ready for the kings that come [to Armageddon] from the sunrising” (Rev. 16:12, R. V .) These kings prepare to march! “ T h e N avel of t h e E a r t h ” The sun now arises over “ the navel of the earth” (Ezek. 38:12, R. V . margin) . "T h e navel of the earth"l What a significant expression! Abraham’s land a vital artery unit­ ing three mighty continents—Asia, Africa, and Europe! Millenniums ago, God chose Jerusalem as the spot whereon to erect the capital of His kingdom when it shall appear upon the earth. Omniscience never errs. Here, at “ the navel of the earth,” the Light of the W orld once lay cradled. That Light was “ despised and rejected of men.” Thereupon Peace, weeping, poised herself for a moment on old Olivet’s brow, lifted her wings, and returned into the heavens. And now the sons of Jacob and the sons of Esau are again at each other’s throats. They know little of the day of sorrow that is just ahead for them both. They keep the black flag hoisted and reel on, hating and fearing to meet— in the fog ! Across the Red Sea lies Egypt. Once again in that historic land, there is “ even darkness which may be felt” (Ex. 10:21)— Egyptian night! In that darkness, two bitterly antagonistic spirits prowl— the Roman and the Briton. And when they ultimately clash, the first awful crash of Armageddon’s thunders will reverberate across the face of a terror-stricken earth (cf. Dan. 11:36-45). And those thunderclaps will increase in intensity until outside the walls of Jerusalem, “ in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem,” the Gentile Goliaths gathered there “ shall be cut in pieces” (Zech. 12:2,3) when the battalions roll down from the heavens (Rev. 19:11-14) under the command of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev. 5 :5 ; Joel 3 :16 ). The sun now moves along the southern shores of the Mediterranean. Here also, vast Moslem hordes are in ferment. They are badly afflicted with an ancient Moslem disease— a swelling of the chest. Mussolini’s recent pres­ ence among them has not served to lessen their blood pressure any. W ith their hot warrior blood throbbing through ever-quickening pulses, they mount to ride— they know not where! A ll is dark! F og -B o u n d E urope Across the “ Great Sea” lies Europe! Poor old Europe, still bleeding from ten thousand wounds! Was not the great prophetic eye centered upon Europe— the Europe of today—when the pen of inspiration wrote: " Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people” (Isa. 6 0 :2 )? Several years ago, one of the world’s foremost newspaper correspondents, H . N. Brailsford, having just completed a tour of all Europe, wrote from London to the Baltimore Sun, as follows:

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* Pastor, First Brethren Church.



June, 1937

The Messianic Psalms*

By W ILL IAM L. PETTINGILL Wilmington, Delaware Illustration by Ransom D. Marvin

N e w T estament quotations reveal the Messianic character of Psalm 16, the third in our series of Messianic Psalms. Verses 8 to 11 are quoted in Acts 2:25-31 and Acts 13:35-37; and in both in­ stances the language quoted is applied to Messiah, that is, to Christ. The Speaker throughout the Psalm is Christ. Written a thousand year before­ hand, the Psalm yet describes the medita­ tions of the Holy One as He trod the path toward the cross of Calvary. The Revised Version is much to be pre­ ferred here. Let us follow it as we look at the Psalm in detail. In the opening verses we hear the Son of God saying: “ Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I take refuge. O my soul, thou hast said unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee” (vs. 1, 2). He found full satisfaction in the Father. The language of Psalm 73:25 might well have originated in His heart: “Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.” Then His thoughts turn toward His re­ deemed ones: “As for the saints that are in the earth, They are the excellent in whom is all my delight” (v. 3). We cannot ap­ preciate His love for us. “ Yea, he loveth the people; All his saints are in thy hand” (Deut. 33:3). “When Israel was a child, then I loved him” (Hosea 11:1). And we who were sometime Gentiles have been brought within the circle of His love. He is the One “in whom also we were made a heritage” (Eph. 1:11); and He longs for us to realize what is “the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” (Eph. 1:18). Let us therefore join in praise “ unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood” (Rev. 1:5). The Son’s devotion to His Father is abso­ lute. His dedication is complete. He says: “Their sorrows shall be multiplied that give gifts for another [god]: Their drink- offerings of blood will I not offer, Nor take their names upon my lips. Jehovah is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot” (Psa. 16:4, 5). He was on His way to Gethsemane and Calvary, and He well knew the agonies awaiting Him there; yet He rested Himself upon His Father, and could therefore say: “My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the strength [or, the rock] of my heart and my portion for ever” (Psa. 73:26); “Jehovah is my portion, . . . therefore will I hope in him” (Lam. 3:24). His enemies * A ll rights reserved. [ Unless otherwise indicated, the Scrip­ ture references quoted in this article are from the Standard American Edition of the Revised Version of the Bible .— E ditor ]

and knoweth all things.” God graciously used this scripture to rescue His child from the Slough of Despond into which he had fallen. Of course, it is far better to have our hearts agreeing with God, who, though He often chastises His children, will never condemn them, for “ if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God, And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him” (1 John 3:21, 22, A .V .). In the Psalm under discussion, listen fur­ ther to the meditations of our Lord as He goes on, His face set as a ‘flint toward Jeru­ salem and Golgotha: “ I have set Jehovah always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” (Psa. 16:8). It was a scripture somewhat similar to this tUat Satan used in seeking to induce Christ to tempt the Lord His G od.' “ If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down [that is, from the pinnacle of the temple]: for it is written, He shall jgive his angels charge concerning thee: and on their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone” (Matt. 4:6). The quotation was from Scripture, but it was a misuse of Scripture, for it omitted the very important condition preceding the promise. The Psalm says: “Because thou hast made the Lord) which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee . . .” (Psa. 91:9-12, A. V .). So here in Psalm 16, it is because the Son could say He had set Jehovah al­ ways before Him, and because Jehovah was at His right hand, that He should not be moved. The lesson for us is plain; let us carefully heed it. “ Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth” (Psa. 16:9). In the quo­ tation of this verse in Acts 2:26, we find the word “tongue instead of “glory.” His tongue was His glory, for His words were always God’s words. “My teaching,” said He, “ is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself” (John 7:16, 17). “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak . . . : what­ soever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak” (John 12:49, 50, A. V .). His tongue, therefore, was His glory, and His tongue could rejoice always. How different it is with us I “My flesh also shall dwell in safety. For thou wilt not leave my soul to Sheol; Neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption” (Psa. 16:9,10). “ Sheol” is right, rather than “ hell,” and in the quotation in Acts 2:27, the Revisers are right in render­ ing it “Hades” instead of “ hell.” Our Lord [i Continued on page 212]

pressed on every hand, and He was per­ fectly aware of it, but He could say: “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies,” and, “My cup runneth over” (Psa. 23:5). Now hear Him: “ The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; Yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psa. 16:6). Was He now thinking of us as His heritage? We saw a moment ago that we are His heritage and that His delight is in us. How wonderful it is that He could say, while treading in the way of sorrows: “ The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places” ! His pleasure and delight were in doing His Father’s will. He said: “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work” (John 4:34); “ I delight to do thy will, O my God, Yea, thy law is within my heart” (Psa. 40:8). The sweetest, yea the the most enjoyable thing in the world, is to know and do the “good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:1, 2). Hear Him further: “ I will bless Jehovah, who hath given me counsel; Yea, my heart instructeth me in the night seasons” (Psa. 16:7). Happy is he whose heart’s instruc­ tion agrees with the counsel of God. All too often the eyes of our hearts are unen­ lightened (Eph.l:18, R.V.), and therefore our hearts may lie to us and contradict the counsel of God. I once listened to a pre­ cious Christian friend telling me that he believed he was deserted by the Holy Spirit, hopelessly lost and on the way to hell. I knew that this dear brother’s heart was condemning him contrary to the Word of God, and I called his attention to the teach­ ing of 1 John 3:20 that “ if our heart con­ demn us, God is greater than our heart,

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