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1. Many babies are picked off the streets ready to die. A foundling home in Taegu is nursing these back to health. (NAE Photo) 2. Over 10,000 Korean boys and girls have limbs amputated as a result of frostbite or war injury. (NAE Photo)
Just one of 200,000 war orphans. Only one-third in orphanages. Where are the other 130,000 this winter? (World Vision Photo by Bob Pierce) 4. A typical case of malnu trition in Taegu. (NAE Photo) 5. Homeless boys sleep ing on the street at night in Pusan. • (NAE Photo)
and arms, or feet and legs. These children grope, or hop and hobble about Korea. “Can you, by the strongest sketch of your imagination put your own little boy or girl in the place of a Korean orphan?” How can you turn them down? Their destitution is greater than we can express. We must minister to their physical needs as well as to their spiritual longings. Send con tribu tion * fo r K o r ea n r e lie f to : The Oriental Missionary Society 900 North Hobart Blvd. Los Angeles, Calif.
alone? This is tragic in itself; but far more tragic than the dead litter- ering the fields are the living rem nants left behind after death has tak en its toll. ‘Tve seen these orphan children in the early dawn of sub-zero morn ing as they lined the streets alongside of buildings, underneath stairways, in gutters. They had frozen to death in their sleep. I have seen others later on the same day, under the warmer rays of a winter’s sun, as they tried to catch 'a bit of sleep for they had kept active all night to keep from freezing to death while they slept. “As estimated, 25,000 children have been caught in the cross fires of bat tle and have either lost eyes, hands
No, these are not war pictures. They are up-to-date photographs showing true conditions in Korea to- , day—months after the war has ended. Read this heart-breaking report right from Korea by OMS missionary, Ed Kilboume: “Did you know there have been more than five million casualties
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ARTICLES KINSEY AND THE CHRISTIAN— Clyde Narramore .......................... 8 DEACON DAN— Jeane Hoffman .............................................. -................ 13 "BUT GOD . . ."— Vance Havner ............................................................. 14 A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER (poem)— Kay L. Haliiwill ............................. 14 REDEEMING THE TIME ................................................................................. 15 FEATURES READER REACTION .................................. 6 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK ....................................................................... 1 WORLD NEWSGRAMS— James O. Henry .............|.................................. 16 WORDS FROM THE WORD— Charles L. Feinberg ............................... 17 CHURCH OF THE MONTH— Bellevue Baptist, Memphis, Tenn.......... 18 OUT OF THE LAB— Donald S. Robertson ................................................. 19 BOOK REVIEWS— Donald G. Davis ..... ..................................................... 20 FINEST OF THE WHEAT— Glenn F. O'Neal ......................................... 22 PHILOSOPHY IN LIFE— Paul M. Aijian ................................................... 23 DR. TALBOT'S QUESTION BOX .................................................................. 24 HYMNS YOU LOVE— Phil Kerr ................................... ............................ 25 JUNIOR KING'S BUSINESS— Martha S. Hooker .................................. 26 TALKING IT OVER— A psychologist answers— Clyde Narramore .... 28 THE SCOPE OF MISSIONS— Oran H. Smith ......................................... 29 BIOLA FAMILY CIRCLE ............................................................................... 32 IN CHRIST IS LIFE— What Kind of Heart Do You Have? ................ 33 UNDER THE PARSONAGE ROOF— Althea S. Miller ............................. 49 ADVERTISERS' INDEX .................................................................................... 50 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION LOOKING AHEAD IN CHRISTIAN ED— Margaret Jacobsen .............. 38 YOUNG PEOPLE'S TOPICS— Chester J. Padgett .................................. 39 SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS— Homer A. Kent, Allison Arrowood .... 42 OBJECT LESSONS— Elmer L. Wilder ....................................................... 48 COVER This month's cover is not only a reminder that a new year is here but that the time left for Christians to work is brief. The cover story "Redeeming the Tim e" is on page 15. — Design & art: Marvin Rubin.
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fromthe editor’s desk J oshua 3:4 reads, “ Ye have not passed this way heretofore.” Wonder ful things were about to be accomplished in the lives of the children of Israel. They had finished their wilderness wanderings. The old order had passed away. Moses had died. A new captain was at the helm, and they were about to enter into the Promised Land. But before they were able to take possession of the land, there were a few things that the children of Israel had to remember. One of these things was the fact that they were embarking on a brand new adventure. The experiences through which they would pass were entirely different from those through which they had already passed. “ Ye have not passed this way heretofore.” As we contemplate the new year we, too, are reminded of the fact that we have not passed this way heretofore. In all of Christendom, next year will be referred to, officially, as the year of our Lord nineteen hun dred and fifty-four. But from a Christian’s point of view, we might well ask ourselves the question, “will it in truth be the year of our Lord; that is the year in which our Lord returns? As far as we can determine the stage is all set for His return. Prophetic events which must take place before He comes, according to the evident teaching of Scripture, have already taken place. The next great event is that meeting in the air when the Lord comes to claim His own. Our hearts cry out, “ even so, come, .Lord Jesus.” Of this we can be absolutely sure, that we are one year nearer His coming than we were a year ago at this very time. Already this is the longest of the dispensations which are recorded in Scripture. Over nine teen hundred years have elapsed in this present dispensation. He is evidently withholding His coming for only one reason, and that is He is awaiting the time when the last member of the body of Christ shall be brought into the church. When the body is complete, then He will come. The next question is this, will the end of 1954 see us enjoying the things of the Spirit more than we now enjoy them? The answer to that question is in large measure up to each one of us. We will either be growing in grace or we will be backing up in our Christian liffi. There is no such thing as remaining stationary or static so far as the Christian is concerned. We are either maturing or we are shriveling up in our spiritual lives. And if we are to grow in grace, it means that we will be having brand new experiences in our fellowship with the Lord. It means that we will be realizing new heights of spiritual joy which we have not heretofore experienced. In order to grow in grace, first of all, we must give ourselves more diligently to the reading of God’s Word; not so much from a homiletical or exegetical study but instead having to do more with the practical ap plication of God’s Word in our lives. Furthermore if we would grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, we must give ourselves to more earnest and intimate prayer. Perhaps prayer in the past has been adequate for past experiences. But the past is behind us now and today calls for new and. deeper experiences in our prayer lives. Then, too, if we would know the joy of the Lord in our lives during the new year, we must give ourselves more whole-heartedly to the work of Jesus Christ. W e ’ must be more faithful in presenting Him to others, we must show by our lives our love for Him. W e must show by our deeds our devotion to Him. W e must show by our words our loyalty to the One who gave His all for us. We have not passed this way hereto fore so far as these new experiences are concerned. Therefore we need to lean more heavily upon Him than ever before. END.
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Christians cannot ignore Kinsey’s booh on the
sexual behavior of females. By his conclusions
he has challenged Christian morality. Every
thinking Christian needs an answer for himself,
his family, his friends. To our knowledge
this is the most complete answer yet written
from the evangelical Christian viewpoint
by Dr. Clyde M. Narramore
D r. Alfred C. Kinsey’s book Sexual Behavior in the Human Female consists of 842 pages and is selling for approximately a penny a page. Some readers are hailing it as the greatest publication of our day, while others are saying that the entire book isn’t worth one cent! Probably no one would doubt that its popularity is due to its subject matter. Some of the chapters will be slight ed by readers, but five of the chapters which deal more directly with per sonal relations will no doubt be worn and dog-eared by those who crave that sort of literary diet.
Dr. Kinsey will be 60 years of age his next birthday, and as a professor at Indiana University he has inter ested himself for years in animal life. Kinsey's Effect on Morale One indication of Kinsey’s effect on morale is seen in a report given by John Morley, nationally known news- analyst, reporter and lecturer. In a recent issue of the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Morley who just returned from Korea said “Dr. Kinsey’s report on Sexual Behavior in the Human Fe male did more to demoralize our troops in Korea than the Red propa-
Kinsey and the Christian continued ganda has been able to do in three ganizations, evangelical churches, re years.
must still be a few around. There seemed to be a time whfen we were not surprised to see an infidel or an agnostic attempt to put together the odd pieces of an evolution puzzle, but since no real evidence has ever been produced, we are surprised today to hear any reputable researcher make any claims for the evolution of man from animal life. Not long ago I was interested to hear a world-re nowned scholar lecture at Columbia University in New York City. The setting was an auditorium class of approximately 800 men and women who had assembled from various parts of the world to complete educa tional requirements for advanced de grees. On the platform was seated the lecturer along with several other outstanding educators. During the question and answer period, a man in the audience stood and addressed the following question to the speak er: “ Sir, if I understand you cor rectly, you give no credence to the theory that through the centuries man has evolved from lower animal life.” At that point the eminent edu cator replied: “ I am not a religionist, but neither am I an evolutionist. I have diligently searched for truth, but as yet, there is no evidence that man ever came from anything but another man just like himself.” One might question where Kinsey received his special information. This we can be sure of: Kinsey says that man evolved from lower animal life. God says that he didn’t. The Scrip tures state: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen. 1:27). One questions the wisdom of a man who refuses God’s great account of creation. Such a person is almost certain to come up with conclusions and recommendations that also leave God out. Who Are the Women Kinsey Reported On? The Kinsey women comprise a group that is not representative of the average American woman. Of the 5,940 interviewed, 75 per cent have attended college, and of these, nearly 20 per cent have done graduate work. In. comparison, only 7.5 per cent of the average women in America have gone to college. Unmarried women comprise 58 per cent of the Kinsey females. Among the general popula tion of American women, only, about 19 per cent are single women. Most of the Kinsey women lived in ten particular states, and 90 per cent lived in cities or smaller towns. Approximately one out of every sev en Kinsey women have been divorced, separated or widowed. Furthermore, women who are Well adjusted and who are living fine moral lives are
vival campaigns, Christian literature, radio broadcasts and television pro grams such as are found throughout America. Our American population, generally, feel that Kinsey has mis-
‘"More than 200,000 of our troops in Korea are. married men” Morley said, “ and the Kinsey report told them that one out of every four American wives has been unfaithful. This naturally upset many of the boys.” Morley said that thousands and thousands of indignant letters from men in the armed services were sent to government officials. When Kinsey’s books are read, many will be influenced by the re port that most people are engaged in immorality, and they will question the wisdom of restraint and chastity. Such writings cause men and women to lose faith in mankind. In these, books they will find broad license to sin. The damage will be difficult to measure, but we can be sure that they will have no beneficial effect on the morale of our nation. Kinsey and Our American Reputation People are universally interested in other people. We like to know how other people look, what they wear, where they live, how they act and what they do. The Kinsey reports furnish other nations with informa tion which is readily received and disseminated. Newspapers and maga zines in foreign countries are eager to print such material, especially about America, since it is one of the leading nations of the world. No doubt Kinsey’s books will be referred to for years in college class rooms of foreign countries. Students of sociology, psychology, government and education will gain their impres sions of America from the two vol umes Kinsey has published. Undoubt edly much damage will be done to American missionary efforts in for eign countries. Satan has effectively closed many doors already. Now, those in foreign countries who op pose the gospel can, in referring to the Kinsey reports, assert that the American nation whose moral life is marked by degeneracy is not in a position to help other nations. What respect can a nation maintain if its reputation is represented by the shameful findings of Kinsey? Few Christians would say that the spiritual and moral life of our coun try is what it should be, but they can with dignity point to the fact that our nation was established by God-fearing Christians, and that down through the years revival and spiritual blessing have been in our midst. Surely no nation of the world has the great number of thriving organizations and movements such as children’s work, young people’s or-
Published findings reveal sharp differ ence between churchgoers and non-church goers. Kinsey reported 44% married men unfaithful as against only 4% in similar study made on Missouri Synod Lutherans. represented the average American man and woman to the world. This, they resent. What Is Kinsey's Philosophy? Some readers are surprised to learn that Kinsey embraces the theory of evolution. On page 91 of his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Fe m a l e he states: “Since the human animal, in the course of its evolution, has acquired both its basic anatomy and its physiologic capacities from its mammalian ancestors, studies of sexual behavior in the lower mam mals may contribute materially to our understanding of human sexual behavior.” Throughout the publication he re fers to j human beings as human ani mals. Speaking of pre-adolescent girls, on page 505 Kinsey says: “A few of the females . . . had had some sort of sexual relations with other ani mals in pre-adolescence.” Kinsey attended college years ago when theories of evolution abounded on almost all college campuses. It has been a number of years since-1 have heard an eminent educator or scientist declare that he was an evo lutionist, but I am sure that there
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not so likely to volunteer for personal interviews of this type. What Kinsey evidently doesn’t know, is that most Christian believers would not confide in a sex poll-taker who did not know Christ as his per sonal Saviour. Although most of the Kinsey subjects were college women, it is interesting to note that Kinsey didn’t do any poll-taking around our fundamental, evangelical Christian colleges and universities. How Did Kinsey Get His Information? Theoretically at least, Kinsey ob served some of the basic techniques of scientific research. Four well- trained staff members interviewed in dividual women for about one to two hours each. Approximately 300 ques tions were asked. In most cases the individuals were members of organ izations or sororities that had agreed to be interviewed. However, a friend of mine related his experience at one of the western universities when Kinsey came to town. Most of the student body turned out to hear Kinsey at the student body assembly. After a few risque' jokes, he told the students about his former study of males, then he invited any of the girls who want ed to tell him about themselves to come around and see him that after noon. On pages 89 and 90 Kinsey says: “ In securing case histories, we have spent many hours and sometimes days and weeks in various types of city communities . . . We have watched many individuals make socio-sexual approaches in taverns, on street comers, at dances, on college campuses, at swimming pools, on ocean beaches and elsewhere. We have spent time in the homes of many of our subjects, visited with their friends, gone out with them to taverns, night clubs, the theatre, and concerts and become acquainted with the other places in which they were finding their recreation and in which many of them were finding their sex ual partners.” Needless to say, most normal men and women would not consent to go around watching and taking notes on humans who were having sexual re lations. Certainly we should not place confidence in persons who enjoy doing such “ research.” It should also be added that Chris tian young people and adults who have been washed by the precious blood of Christ would not be found in the places, and making the ad vances just described above. Among the Kinsey women who vol unteered to talk about their sex-life, he found that nearly 50 per cent were fornicators, and that approx imately 26 per cent were adulteresses.
Little wonder they wanted to talk to someone. Psychologists frequently find that people with guilt feelings, frustrations, and maladjustments find a degree of relief through talking about their experiences, The women who talked with the Kinsey inter viewers knew that they would find sympathetic ears. It must have been a real satisfaction to these women
did my mother conceive me.” It is crystal clear in the Scriptures that marriage and lawful sexual relations have nothing to do with sin. What is sinful is our nature. l,n Adam the entire human race fell, so that his sin was handed down generation by generation. This is known as origin al sin, whereby from birth we are inclined to evil. Psychologists who have observed even small children know this is true. The phrase “and in sin did my mother conceive me,” refers not to the sin of his mother, but of himself. He states that he had the germ of sin from his birth and even from his very conception. In our natural state we are sinful and apart from God. Kinsey’s report sub stantiates this fact. We are also sin ners by choice. Because of our sin we cannot stand in the presence of a sinless, holy and righteous God. Therefore God sent his beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our stead, that through faith in Him, we might appear sinless and pure before God. God’s teaching is unmistakable. In Romans 5:12 we read “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” In Romans 5:8 and Romans 6:23 we find: “But God com- mendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us . . . For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” It is evident that Kinsey knows nothing about salvation and the pow er of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life. 'Those of us who have surren dered our lives to Christ and who are indwelt by His Holy Spirit have often tested this portion of Scripture: “ I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.” Yet, Kin sey says “What an individual does sexually will depend on the nature of the stimulus with -which he or she comes into contact, on the physi cal and physiological capacities of the individual to respond to that stimulus, and on the nature and ex tent of the individual’s previous ex perience with similar stimuli.” Lit tle does Kinsey know that as be lievers, we can call on God and he will not “permit us to be tempted above that we are able.” How Do Christian Believers Compare With Groups Studied by Kinsey? Very few studies have been made on the sexual behavior of Christian men and women. It is understood that most Christians would not ex pend such time, effort, and finances on such a project, ’mM A -mm k when they could ^
Figure 2 For single men Kinsey reports up to 90% as having pre-marital relations. Study among churchgoers (Missouri Synod Luth erans) reveals only 16% of young bache lors had the same pre-marital experience. to know they would not be criticized for their sin. Does Kinsey Quote Scripture? What Is His Spiritual Perception? Yes, after a fashion, Kinsey does quote Scripture, but he evidently does not understand what he quotes. At several points he wrongly uses the phrase conceived in wickedness and sin to indicate that religious groups believe sexual relations of husband and wife are wrong and sinful. Throughout the Bible God encourages marriage and the rearing of children. In the first chapter of Genesis we read that God blessed the first man and the first woman and “God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” In the New Testament we find: “ I will therefore, that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” In Hebrews 13:4 we’ read: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whore mongers and adulterers God will judge.” No doubt the verse which Kinsey misquoted was Psalm 51:5: “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin
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Kinsey and the Christian continued be doing things more worth-while. When a man’s condition is critical and he is near death, it is no time to set up projects for counting spots on butterfly wings. It is time to rush assistance to the dying man. So it is with believers. We live in a world where many are facing a Christless eternity. Our main efforts should be directed toward telling oth ers about One who has died for' them that they might live eternally.
fact, the consecrated believer charac teristically has better mental health and better physical health than the non-believer. Because our trust is in Christ, we have peace of mind. Due to* patterns of Christian living, we do not have many of the habits which are detrimental to our bodies. Hence, other things being equal, Christians are much more likely to be more powerful and responsive physically. When a person yields his life to Christ, he is given a new nature. This is described in Second Corinthians 5:- 17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Just a short time ago I was coun seling with a young man who was in his early twenties. He was serious ly considering his need of salvation. During the conversation he said he was afraid that he couldn’t change his ways enough to live the life that he knew he should live. Little did this fellow realize that if he gave his heart to Christ, he would receive a new nature, and that this new na ture would cause him to want new and different things. Men and wom en who are in love with Christ are not in love with illicit sex relations. Their new natures crave things of the Holy Spirit. When a person puts his trust in the Saviour, God calls him to a higher and more satisfying plane of living. We read in Romans 12:1: “ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mer cies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, accept able unto God, which is your reason able service.” God wants our bodies. When he has our bodies, he has all of us be cause every attribute we have is housed in our bodies. It is interesting to note in this regard that when we are saved, we are saved all over. Our salvation affects our hearts, our souls, our minds, and our entire physical body. Our new natures are not fac tory rebuilt, nor are they recondi tioned. Our new natures are born of God and they are completely new. When God calls us to higher and more satisfying planes of living, he enables us to meet the demands. In Ezekiel 11:19 God says “ . . . I will put a new spirit within you . . .” In Philippians 4:13 the believer is assured of the new power which comes with salvation: “ I can do all things through Christ which streng- theneth me.” God never asks us to do anything which he does not empower us to do. That is the great difference between the saved and the unsaved. Many people want to do better, but only Christian believers are furnished continued on page 33 THE KING'S BUSINESS
came to see the one whose life had been changed. It’s still that way to day! People may not be so interested in God or Christ, but they are inter ested in other people. Evidently that is the way God has planned it. We attract each other and when the un saved notices another person whose life has been miraculously changed by salvation, the believer is then in
No doubt Christians constitute the best sexually-adjusted groups in the world. Their testimonies and their stable home-lives prove that. No one but husbands and wives who are joined in Christ can know the joys of all other unions in marriage. The August 17, 1953 issue of the Time magazine did report the find ings of one study made by Missouri Synod Lutherans. The study covers a total of 3,405 lay people, 946 men and women, plus 376 pastors, most of them married. Although the full report is not expected until 1954, the following findings show the great dif ference between men who are mem bers of Christian groups, as contrast ed with Kinsey’s non-churchgoers in the same age-bracket. The Missouri Synod Lutherans found that only 4 per cent of their married men had had extra-marital relations, while Kinsey found that 44 per cent of his married men of grade school education had had extra-mari tal relations (see figure 1). Whereas Kinsey found 90 per cent of grade school level males, 80 per cent at hiarh school level, and 45 per cent at college level had experienced pre-marital relations, only 16 per cent of young Lutheran bachelors had had the same experiences (see figure 2 ). It should be pointed out that there are two factors which warrant men tioning here. First, some of the men who belonged to Christian groups may not have been Christians. We all know of people who attend church, but who are not saved, and in whose lives Christ does not reign. Secondly, if there were any Christian men who had had illicit sex experiences, they mav have had them before giving their lives to Christ. The Christian Believer and His Personal Life No doubt, the greatest attraction to salvation is its product — the changed life. It is recorded in the Scriptures that after Christ had per formed a miracle in the life of a person, the throngs came-to see; but they didn’t come to see Christ. They 12
TH E AUTHOR Dr. Clyde M. Narramore, educator and psychologist, holds the doctor of education degree from Columbia University, New York. He serves as Consultant in Research and Guidance Office of the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Narramore is a talented speaker and writer and is in constant demand as a discussion leader and lecturer for various organizations. His popular page of ques tions and answers entitled, "Talking It Over" appears each month in The King's Business magazine. He has met with unusual success in his unique service as consultant to evan gelical churches in organizing splendid programs of parent discussion groups, sex education, and family relations. During summers Dr. Narramore usually joins the faculty of a college, or appears at Bible conferences. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization with which he is associated. a position to witness to that friend about the gospel. Unless the world can see a changed life, they aren’t so apt to be interested in salvation. The Scriptures do not indicate that Christians are totally exempt from trials, testings and temptations. After one is saved he still has his dynamic body functions. These are God-given and should be God-controlled. In
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By Jeane Hoffman D eacon Dan, one of professional football’s all-time greats, occupies a unique position in pro football. His is the only delivery that can fol low the traditional pep talk and not be anticlimatical; he calls the only huddle that is not concerned with winning. Since 1950, Dan Towler has led the Los Angeles Ram players in pray er before the start of every game. In the beginning, it was Divinity Stu dent Towler’s idea. Now the Ram players ask for it. “But if anyone has the idea I’m praying for a victory, they’re mis taken,” said sincere Dan, who is working for his master’s in theology at SC. “ I don’t feel we deserve any special privileges. “ Instead, I pray that the Rams be given courage and strength to do their best. I think prayer helps to get our players in the right frame of mind, that our team spirit is better because of it. You might say I pray like everything depends on God— then go out and play like everything depends on me.” Dan, who hopes to be ordained a
Los Angeles Tjrnfes Photo For past two years big Dan Towler has been number one and two in ball carrying in professional football for the nation. Before each game Towler leads team in prayer.
minister in the Congregational faith eventually, is now assistant, pastor at the Congregational Church of Chris tian Fellowship on West Adams. His brief “pigskin pulpit” worship on the field is delivered before members of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish faiths, with Head Coach Hamp Pool kneeling beside him. That big Dan is capable of utter ing devout words one minute and than banging into a rival player the next — with enough force to decapi tate the gent 4 - has never ceased to astound some gentry, especially his prone opposition. “ I feel that all things are equal,” solemn, 215-pound Dan explains it. “We meet on equal ground. I would n’t. for instance,' hit an adversary with a hammer or attack an oppo nent who wasn’t wearing shoulder pads and equipment like myself. Our
only difference is in ability — and in that respect, ‘the Lord helps him who helps himself.’ A person who beats me in a game teaches me some thing. He saves me from being a bad player in my next game.” Dan, who hails from Donora, Pa., and has attended Washington and Jefferson, Howard University and SC, has been interested in Christianity all his life and “ praised the Lord'and7 passed the football” on whatever team he happened to be connected with. His first prayer meeting with the Rams was purely spontaneous. “When the Rams played Chicago for the National League champion ship in 1950, the players were mighty keyed up. So I asked Joe Styda- har, then coach, if I might say a few words before the game. ‘I always pray throughout a game,’ I told Joe. ‘Prayin’s a mutual benefit we should share.’ Joe agreed and called the boys together. Now the fellows feel it’s traditional, like the pep talk. We kneel together, take off our headgear, and I say whatever comes into my mind. It’s never the same.” Dan was “ kinda hoping” that Donn Moomaw, UCLA’s great center who is studying for the ministry, would decide to play pro football and share the pigskin prayer. But it looks like the Deacon will have to continue calling celestial signals alone. END. 13
Y o u r P ra y e r R eque s t A ll of us have needs. And there is no need, no situation, no prob lem that God cannot deal with. He is able and He is willing. This we know on the absolute authority of His Word. Each morn ing the editorial staff of the King’s Business magazine gathers for prayer. Over the years God has answered the heart-cry of thou sands. Should you have: a request we would count it a privilege to take it to the throne of grace. Your request will be held in the strictest confidence. Address: The Editors, King’s Business maga zine, 558 So. Hope St., Los Angeles 17, Calif. Used by courtesy of The Los Angeles Times . J A N U A R Y 1 9 5 4
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mascus road to make Saul of Tarsus the spearhead of world evangeliza tion. There came a time when the Bible was chained, and superstition took the place of the gospel, but God' called Wycliffe and Tyndale to loosen His Word in the language of the common people. There was a day when ecclesiasticism threatened to choke the church and when ignor ance bound millions in the clutches of the law, but God touched a miser able monk, worn out with trying to earn his own salvation, and Martin Luther rose in the strength of the Lord to declare, The just shall live by faith!” Again, there came a time when the notes of free grace were lost in an age of worldliness and the church had lost the spirit of power in the lap of Delilah, but God woke ups another groping preacher, and John Wesley warmed his heart at Luther’s fire and went out on horse back to carry the gospel to a needy world. There never has been an age so hopeless but that just when it looked as though the devil had had the last word and hell had turned the tables on heaven, the historian has always been able to turn a new page and write at the top, But God . . . And although we live in the midst of world apostasy, the world’s Saturday night will turn into God’s good-morn ing, for in that blackest hour just before daylight everything may seem to be lost, but God is coming in the Person of His Son to receive from the world His own. What is true in general has been true in particular in the experi ence of individual believers. In the darkest hour, those who trust in the Lord have been able to turn from distress to Deity and say, But God . . . The Psalmist laments of enemies who speak evil of him who wonder when he 'will die and his name perish, who say an evil disease cleaves to him. But from such a sad plight he turns to cry, But thou, O Lord . . . Psa. 41:10). Again he groans in affliction: his days are consumed, his bones burned, he is like a pelican of the wilder ness, an owl of the desert, a sparrow alone upon the housetop. Thus he moans over his sad state, but he turns presently to cry, But thou, O Lord, shalt endure forever (Psa. 102:1-12). Jeremiah pines in eighteen verses of pure misery (Lam. 5:1-19) but he turns to rejoice, cry ing, Thou, O Lord, remainest for ever. Micah paints a picture of times so dismal that he reminds us of Eli jah under the juniper: The good man
handle ——then He is there. I n the second chapter of Ephesians the inspired writer sets before us a marvelous contrast. In the first three verses he describes our wretched state apart'from the grace of God. He piles one phrase upon another to picture our lost and undone condition. We were “ dead in trespasses and sins” ; we walked “ according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” ; we “had our conversa tion [maimer of life] in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind” ; we “were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” Can you imagine a more formid able array of words, a more terrible stacking of expressions to declare the state of mortal man apart from re deeming grace? Now if the writer had stopped there, if no more could be said, if we were left shut up in those dismal phrases, then life would be but another name for death and earth but the ante room to hell. But verse four opens with two words that spell the difference between life and death, between sin and salvation, between heav- - en and hell: But God . . .! Sin was black but God came in and God is light; Satan was powerful but God came in, and God is al mighty! Man was lost, but God came in and God found him! Man was under wrath, but God came in and God is love. The course of history revolves around the precious words. There was a day when the earth was without form and void, but God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. There was a day when “ the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and . . . every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually,” but God chose Noah and gave the race a new start. There was a day when again men forgot God and walked by sight, but 14
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God called Abraham to set out not knowing whither he went, looking for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. There was a day when the chosen people languished under Egyptian bondage, but God called Moses to endure as seeing Him who is invis ible. There was a day when the back sliding people hung their harps on willows in foreign exile, but God raised up Ezekiel and Daniel. There was a day when it seemed that heav en had ceased speaking to earth, but God returned on the banks of Jor dan to thunder through the voice of John the Baptist. And then there was the day of all days when man wallowed in sin without a Saviour, groped in dark ness without light, struggled in bond age without redemption, but God sent forth His Son to live and die and live again, the Just for the unjust, the Sinless for sinners, God for man! * * A N EW YEAR ’ S PRAYER B y K a y I.. BLallUvill The time — so brief from here to there, A smile, a sigh, a song, a prayer. Through all I do, Lord, help me see Life in the light of eternity. * * + Since that glad day, no matter how the clouds have hung, no matter how dark the night, nor dreary the age, just when everything has seemed hopeless, history has always tinned a comer with those blessed words, But God . . . There came a day when the early church seemed to face an impenetrable Gentile world, but God struck down a rebel on the Da
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T ime has a way of scudding by like fast-moving clouds on a windy day. Minutes string into hours, hours into days, days into weeks, weeks into months, months into years. The transition is amazingly swift. Another day, another week, another month, another year. And on it goes at a breath-taking pace. A San Francisco advertising agency has for a motto, A ll that we have to sell is time and ideas. That’s good. Time and ideas are precious commod ities. St. Paul had something to say about time. In his letter to the Ephesians he says, “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:14-16). Redeeming the time. Redeeming fast-mov ing time. Of all people Christians have the greatest reason for redeeming time. God has given to Christians the great commission to Go y e into all the world, and
preach the gospel to every creature. For you who read this, today is the only unit of tune in which you can obey His command. Yesterday is gone forever. Tomorrow is forever tomorrow. Only today is yours. It is this day, this hour, this minute that is yours. Remember that you have the same amount of time as anyone. An Einstein or a Billy Graham is con fined to a 24-hour day just as you. It is not how much time but how well you use it that counts. Re deeming the time. He died to save men. But men will not know about the good news of salvation in Christ unless someone tells them. You can speak a word, write a letter, give out a tract. You and only you can do the work God has for you. There is much to do. Many before us have failed and many of us have failed in our lifetime. Now we can only work in whatever time that is left to us. Let us not make resolutions about doing. Let us do. It was Dr. John Mott who said, “ The work that cen turies might have done must crowd the hours of set ting sun.” e n d .
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