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with electronic equipment With the installation of modern electronic equipment, Moody Bible Institute has taken another giant forward step, in the teaching of lan guages. New technique being used is finding wide acceptance in secular schools, colleges and the armed forces.
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W ha t n ew lab m eans to MBI studen ts , , . 1. Affords opportunity of personal lan guage study with the help of electronic tutor. By means of a double tape re corder, student can listen to native speak the foreign language and listen to himself repeating the same words. He can compare and evaluate as many times as he wishes. Or if he prefers, he can listen again to the “master,” mak ing a new recording of his own version by automatically erasing his previous attempts.
etition as he needs, with nothing to stop him but his own ambitions and talents. 3. Currently, the MBI language library consists of more than 250 tapes in Span ish and French. 4. Daily classwork includes listening assignments of classic literature, Bible passages and basic conversation. 5. Speed of learning is greatly in creased and research studies indicate, from a qualitative point of view, that students who have been exposed to lab methods do far better than those who have had no contact with the lab.
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student speaks or preaches before a TV camera, the teacher and part of class retire to a small viewing room where they watch student on TV set. This permits discussion and evaluation of performance while speech is in progress, without interruption. As in the language lab, these new facili ties enrich the class experience of student and increase teaching efficiency of instruc tor. Student has the opportunity of observ ing and evaluating many speeches during a semester, benefiting from his own perform ances as well as those of fellow students.
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In a recent issue of "This Week" m a g a z i n e , there ap peared an article entitled, "Science Takes a New Look at S ex in America." It w a s written by Howard Whitman, "one of America's best-known writers on scientific and sociological subjects." In certain ways it was an en couraging article, chiefly because almost for the first time in many, many years there seemed to be a facing up to facts in connection with the moral degeneracy which is characteristic of the present times. It is our conviction that this moral degeneracy is due, in large measure, to the completely erroneous attitude toward sex which has been advocated by l e a d i n g sociologists,
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psychologists, psychiatrists and other authorities who deal with the great sociological problems which exist in our modern-day life. It was an encouraging surprise to note in the article a quotation from a prominent psychologist who said, "There is very tangible and very present hell on this earth. It is this — the hell of neurosis and psychosis — to which sin and unexpiated guilt lead us." For years it has been very unpopular and all but taboo in certain sociological circles to apply the term "sin" to the utterly immoral acts and talk that are so prevalent even in so-called decent society today. If a young unmarried girl is found to be pregnant, it has been considered completely wrong and unwise to say or even think that she and the young man in volved have committed sin. These sociologists declare that they are merely victims of an unhealthy economic and sociological condition; they should be encouraged to do better, but certainly they are not to be condemned for what they have done. It has come to the point where reformers, in an effort to elevate society, have taken the position that those who engage in such conduct not only should not be con demned but, by their attitude, these sociologists even refuse to condemn the sinful act itself. Thus immoral be haviour has become glamorized and made rather fashionable, instead of being portrayed as the wicked deed which the Word of God plainly describes it to be. Much of the blame for this terrifying situation must be placed on the shoulders of behavioural sociologists and psychiatrists who have endeavored to minimize the sinful ness of sin and specifically the sinfulness of immorality. They have been endeavoring to gloss it over as though it were something that would be well to avoid but, if not, there
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is nothing much to be alarmed at if couples indulge in such conduct. It made one rather disheartened to read in the above- mentioned article that the purpose of present-day "re searchers in human behaviour" is "to bring understanding out of confusion." The article continues, "The purpose is not to restore the old Victorian standards based on ignor ance and fear, but to establish new ones based on knowledge and the freedom to select the good, reject the bad." One wonders just how naive these "researchers in human behav iour" can become — in thinking that proper knowledge of sex and sex relations can and will lead young people to "select the good, rej ect the bad." Such an approach ignores completely the universal fact of the sinfulness of man and the fact that the "heart of man is desperately wicked" - that man, by nature, will select the bad even though he may know the good very well indeed ! furthermore, we might well ask the question, What was so wrong with the "old Victorian standards" anyway? It is readily granted that even in those days evidently a great deal of immorality existed "under cover." But that was not because of "the Victorian stand ards." Those standards were based, in large measure, upon the standards which are laid down by God in His Holy Word. It was not the Victorian standards that were wrong — it was those who violated those standards who were wrong. In view of the fact that it is quite readily admitted by social workers, today, that moral standards have degener ated to an appreciably lower level than were those of the Victorian era, one must conclude that all of the knowledge about and emphasis upon sex which we have seen in these re cent years has certainly not produced the desired results of keeping young people from falling into sin. The call, today, is for the church of Jesus Christ to pro claim once again the sinfulness of sin and the tragedy that surely results in following one's sinful desires. The call, today, is for the church to proclaim, once again, a doctrine of self-discipline and self-restraint and self-control, rather than self-indulgence and self-gratification. And the call, today, is for the church of Jesus Christ to let the world know how intensely it despises, even as God Himself hates, sin in any form while at the same time loving the sinner and caring for his soul. The ten commandments, as given to Moses by God Himself, so many centuries ago, still constitute the moral code by which the Lord expects Chris tians to conduct themselves and which Christians and non- Christians alike should set up as their standard for the welfare of the individual and for society as a whole. When we are born again, He writes the moral law in our hearts. In addition to speaking out against sin and encouraging people everywhere to "abhor that which is evil," it is the added responsibility and glorious privilege of the church to proclaim the fact that even though a man is a sinner in thought and word and deed - there is still hope. That hope lies in the personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as one's own Saviour from sin. He, alone, can save and deliver from the guttermost to the uttermost. It is the glorious privilege of the church to beseech men everywhere to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and to trust Him completely for salvation and everlasting life as well as for victory over sins of the flesh.
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DR. JOHN LINTON
Scotch Evangelist and Bible Teacher
Rev. Milton C. Gould, Pastor
Third and Dolan
DR. PHILIP HOWARD, JR. Editor, The Sunday School Times DR. W ILLIAM A. MIEROP Former President of Philadelphia College of the Bible DR. WALTER L. WILSON Pastor, Central Bible Church Kansas City, Missouri DR. W ILLIAM WARD AYER
FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH
Dr. Charles W. Mayes, Pastor
1925 East Fifth Street
Long Beach, California
NORTH LONG BEACH BRETHREN CHURCH
Dr. George 0 . Peek, Pastor
6095 Orange Avenue
Long Beach, California
VEN ICE BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Omer G. Norris, Pastor
2241 Walgrove Ave.
Former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, New York City, N. Y.
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
DR. MERV ROSELL
Rev. Ellis Shaw
Evangelist, Montrose, California
1845 30th Street
San Diego, California
DR. ALLAN MACRAE
THE CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR Dr. J. Vernon McGee, Pastor
President, Faith Seminary, Philadelphia, Penn.
Sixth and Hope
Los Angeles, California
DR. H. H. SAVAGE
LINCOLN AVE. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
First Baptist Church, Pontiac, Michigan
Dr. Oscar Lowry, Pastor
445 West Montana Street
DR. GERALD STOVER Evangelist, Bible Teacher Sauderton, Pennsylvania MAJOR IAN THOMAS
SAN GABRIEL UNION CHURCH Rev. Joseph Hemphill, Pastor
Pine at Las Tunas
San Gabriel, California
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CLAREMONT BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Milton Jones, Pastor
DR. CHARLES L. FEINBERG
San Diego, California
Director, Talbot Theological Seminary
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DR. LOUIS T. TALBOT Chancellor, The Bible Institute of Los Angeles DR. ARTHUR B. WH ITING
Rev. Walter Scott, Pastor
224 W. California
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Mr. Larry E. Ward has been appoint ed vice-president in charge of Infor mational Services for World Vision. A graduate of Wheaton College, Ward formerly was managing editor of “ Christian Life” and “ Christianity Today.” Mr. Henry Kraak has been named as director of Administrative Services for World Vision. Mr. Henry G. Perry, executive secre tary of the American Tract Society, participated in his group’s 90th con secutive year of presenting Bibles to the incoming class of West Point cadets. Cadet Phil Brown accepted the first Bible on behalf of the 502 in coming cadets. Dr. Harry McCormick Lintz, director- evangelist of the Victory Crusade Evangelistic Association, has complet ed meetings throughout the “ deep” south area of the country and reports unusual results in church sponsored meetings. He distributed more than 1,000 complimentary copies of The Amplified New Testament during this period. Miss Rose Christiansen, teenager of Spokane, Washington, has been an nounced as winner of the Youth for Christ International’s Evolution Essay Contest. Several hundred teenagers participated in the contest with the award being presented through Rev. Fred J. Meldau, editor of the “ Chris tian Victory Magazine.” Miss Ethel Wallis and Miss Mary Ben nett, will see the second printing of their recent work concerning Wy- cliffe Bible Translators, “ Two Thou sand Tongues to Go.” The book is published by Harper and Brothers. The well-known firm is also publish ing a collection of “ Evangelical Ser mons of our Day.” Dr. Andrew W. Blackwood is editing the work. Dr. Oswald J. Smith, former pastor, Peoples Church, Toronto, Canada, has completed missionary speaking as signments for the Centennial Cele bration of Missions in the land of Japan.
Rev. J. Hubert Cook has been elected president of the Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association at its 42nd annual convention in Racine, Wisconsin. Other officers include: Mr. Elrow LaRowe, Rev. C. G o r d o n Beacham vice-presidents; Rev. F. Eldon Durant, secretary; and Rev. A. H. Ter- Meer, treasurer. Dr. Cyrus Gordon, world-famous ar chaeologist and educator gave the key note address for the academic sym posia held at Wheaton College recent ly. The meeting was a part of the college’s centennial observance. Dr. Joseph Free, director of Bible archae ology at Wheaton was also featured. Dr. Jerry Beaven, director of the Afri can campaign of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Team, has anounced meetings for Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria in West Africa to begin January 12th. Others associated with Dr. Graham will be Leighton Ford, Howard Jones, Grady Wilson a n d Roy Gustafson. Dr. Kenneth Strachan, director of the Latin America Mission, has set New Year’s Eve as the date for launching “ Evangelism in Depth,” a new con cept of missionary witness in Nica ragua. The program, which entails many phases of Gospel proclamation, will last six months. LAM also an nounces a new 15 minute motion pic ture, “ Partnership,” available in color for church showings. Dr. Roy B. McKeown, director of Los Angeles Youth for Christ, and head of the YFC Washington, D. C. Capitol Teen Convention, has announced spe cial speakers for the December 28-30 conclave. Men to be heard include: Drs. Billy Graham, Bob Pierce, and Ted Engstrom. Also on the YFC scene, Mr. Warren Wiersbe has been named man aging editor of Youth for Christ magazine, succeeding Vernon McLellan. Dr. Harold W. Boon, president of Nyack Missionary College, has been elected president of the Accrediting Association for Bible Colleges.
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■ b r a n d n e w b u n d d e marked “ A New Year” has been * placed before us, which contains an assortment of days. For some of us, there will be more than others, but we can only extract one at a time. We cannot count them all at once, for as the Word of God reminds us: “ What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” . A brand new year! W e face it, each with our own - thoughts. We think of tomorrow in the light and shadows of yesterday, sincerely desiring even to the point of earnestly promising ourselves, that this year shall tell a t better story. For many this will revolve about the business of RESOLUTIONS—-those solemn promises compiled in a long list of do’s and don’ts. A prominent psychology professor has expressed concern r
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over this, because it has become a joke with most people. After careful study, he has come up with a 7-step program for success in the endeavor, as follows:— 1. Do not try to put the resolutions into effect all at once on the very first day. It would be better to arrange a l “ preparation period.” 2. It would be better to start by drawing up a list of the things you like to do; the enterprise will become easier in that manner. 3. Do not draw up a long list of some 10-30 resolutions; you will be defeated before you begin. Pick up only 1 or 2 resolutions at the commencement. 4. Do not seek to locate the most troublesome problem— not at the beginning. It will be better to pick out the relatively minor sore-spots. 5. Make your intended resolutions as specific as possible. Do not be too vague, too general; do not try to cover too much territory. 6. When you have decided upon the resolutions, prepare to put them into definite effect. Tell your husband, your wife, what you plan. Think often of those resolu tions. Get them deeply planted in your mind; in that way you will steel yourself for the job of actually keep ing them. 7. The job, itself, will officially begin on “R-day,” the actual date when you feel ready to start. Then work real hard at it! And if “ 7” be the number of perfection, then it is all
but bitter irony, for most people sense a “ catch” in the program. It reads well, it means well, but where will the actual power come from to gain victory? Are you not conscious of a deep division between the desire and the actual doing? You will get small comfort from the Bible, for it is silent on this matter of resolutions. But it cries aloud for the desperate need of a genuine spiritual REVOLUTION in the heart: “ Ye MUST be born again,” “ We MUST be saved.” There is no power in yourself as you are—for the Bible declares that you are “dead in trespasses and sins,” “ without strength.” What, therefore, will give the power, grant the enabling for real living on a higher level? Not a 7-step program of human outreach, but a simple, single step of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a long proven reality: “ If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.” He who said, “Behold, I make all things n ew ” will thus possess the life in such a gracious and glorious way that you will be able to say, “For to me to live is Chrisf’; and “ the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” When you are His, this may well be your “ resolution” for the days ahead: “ This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Avoilable in the tract form from the American Tract Societv 513 West 166th Street, New York 32, N.Y.
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admired your typography and for mat. One gets the impression that the editors not only are intent in presenting a well-rounded Christian message but that they also are de sirous of presenting it in an artistic fashion. Neither the material nor the art work is "thrown together." The KING'S BUSINESS is a credit to the cause of evangelical litera ture. May God continue to bless you and may KING'S BUSINESS always be with us.
ing the KING'S BUSINESS and fol lowed its policy and program with great satisfaction. During t h e s e years I have seen many other erst whilefundamental magazines fall by the wayside or giving way to compromise and soft-peddling some of the basic doctrines of our faith. Accept my sincerest congratula tions and assurance of our continued prayers. JANUARY, 1960
altertness to the spiritual issues of the day, and your contribution to the proclamation of Biblical truth has set apart the KING'S BUSINESS as a most unusual and effective publication. May the Lord bless you and may the good work be continued as you begin the second half of the century. (More Jubilee Comments on page 60)
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by Betty Bruechert,
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former T hese are excerpts from T H E KING’S BUSINESS from 1910 to 1960 relating to the Bible Institute, the times, various individual Chris tians, and the church of Christ at large. Unless otherwise indicated, the quotations are editorial comment. JANUARY i , 1910 “ The supreme business of the be liever in this world is that which a loving Lord has committed to His servants—the giving of the glorious gospel to a perishing people. This work was not left to the church in a general sort of way, so that no one is specially responsible for it, but in a definite way, so that there is an in dividual responsibility for it. “ It is a personal business. Every servant had some pounds. ‘To every man his work.’ ‘The Spirit divideth to every man severally as He will.’ ‘Every man shall give an account of himself.’ There are no exceptions.” APRIL, 1911 “ How solemnly the book of God warns against new and false doc trines. . . . The essential marks of the Gospel are: the authority of the Bible, the deity of Christ, the efficacy of the blood of Christ for the justification of believers, the necessity of the new birth, and salvation through faith by free grace of God, apart from works. All false religions deny these. Our safety lies alone in the Old Book. ‘Thy Word is truth.’ (John 17:7).” News Item: “ The future is big with promise. In the choicest portion of the most favor ed. country in the world, in a city destined to be unique in its greatness and upon which the eyes of the world are now centered—a city into which are pouring multitudes of people, and to which thousands more will come when the Canal is opened (Panama Canal), God has placed us for the accomplishment of a great task . . . We believe we have come into the kingdom for such a time and service as this.” MAY, 1912
the first class of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles') was a unique figure, and beloved by everyone who knew him.” JUNE, 1915 Comments on World War I before the United States entered the conflict: “ The demoralizing effect of war is al most incredible to one who has had no experience in war . . . all of the atrocities are not committed by Ger man soldiers . . . The awful guilt before God and man of those persons responsible for the present European war, awaits the verdict of history. All our hearts have been wrung with agony at what the Belgians have suf fered, and now we are beginning to hear of even more awful things in Russian Poland. . . . How are mad men to think they can ever gain any thing in the final outcome of War.” FEBRUARY, 1916 Further comment on World War I: “Many present-day prophets a r e confident of the certainties of their predictions (that the Lord was com ing immediately and that the Ger man Kaiser was Antichrist) . . . The experience of those who have tried to predict minutely times and events in the past ought to make these present- day prophets more cautious . . . they bring reproach upon the Word of God.” JUNE, 1917 News Item: “ At last America has been sucked into the awful maelstrom of war (the USA declared war on Germany April 6, 1917). Even though we must fight, let us fight as Christians. Let us pray not only in order that our country may be spared, but also in the inter ests of our enemies, that war may soon be brought to an end.” JANUARY, 1918 “ A few months ago most of us were confident that with the entrance of America into the war, the end of the war was in sight . . . Most thoughtful people are not so sure today . . . Per sonally, we believe the Allies will win.” . . . Suppose though they are defeated. Then there will be very
Significant Event: “ ‘UNTO HIM THAT LOVED US, AND WASHED US FROM OUR SINS IN HIS OWN BLOOD’ (Rev. 1:5). So reads the inscription upon the cornerstone of our new building, (Sixth and Hope) which was laid with simple and appropriate cere monies on Saturday afternoon, May 31, 1913. . . . The copper box placed in the stone contains the fol lowing items: the city newspapers of May 31st, copies of The King’s Busi ness, the Statement of Doctrine, a
1926 cover at passing of R. A. Toney catalog and circulars of the Institute, a list of the officers, faculty, workers and students, names of the architects, superintendent of the building and assistant, a copy of the address given by the president, a copy of ‘What the Bible Teaches’ by Dr. R. A. Torrey, and a Scofield Bible.” MARCH, 1914 News Item: “ ‘Sad news fom Africa. Cablegram says Tom Hannay is dead from ty phoid fever. W ill you notify his friends? It will be some weeks before we can get the particulars from the field. May God comfort those who re main behind and gird us anew to press on in the battle.’ “ The above telegram reached us Feb. 9th and filled us with a strange sorrow. Tom Hannay, ( graduate of
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