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S o m e t i m e h a s p a s s e d since our courageous astronauts first stepped onto the surface of the moon. Almost everyone has an opinion concerning the value to the United States of this astonishing feat. There has been rather widespread criticism of the cost of the moon mission, especially in view of the fact that the conditions on our planet, and particularly in our own country, are far from satisfactory. The complaint has been expressed that the money could have been spent more wisely on urban develop ment and the general upgrading of living conditions in more be nighted areas of our land. Some people are asking the question: “In view of the fact that we can send men to the moon, why can’t we cure the ills in our beloved land?” It is strange, but the obvious answer seems to be seldom, if ever, heard or read. In developing the necessary equipment to place man on the moon, scientists are dealing with lifeless things. Ex periments reveal the fact that once these inanimate objects are put together in a certain way, they always respond in a certain way. That is why perfection of performance is possible. But this is not the case when one is dealing with human beings and human nature. People do not always react in the same way. They respond differently in different places to a similar set of conditions. Even the same person will not always react in the same way at different times to the same circumstances. It is infinitely easier to handle mechanical and electronic apparatus than it is to deal with living human beings. Another very obvious fact that seems to be totally ignored in discussing the matter of aiding men and women to improve them selves and their surroundings is the undeniable reality of sin in the human heart. These days no one wants to talk about this sub ject. While all intelligent people recognize that there is something basically wrong with society, the majority do not want to admit that the basic problem is sin. If it were not so desperately tragic, actually it would be humorous to read statements from sociologists, politicians, psychologists and moralists of various types as they endeavor to diagnose the ills of society. While they employ high- sounding terminology; and debate the problems in great detail, they meticulously avoid any reference to the simple, fundamental explanation of sin in the human heart. They do not dare admit the real cause of all the trouble because that would be to agree exactly with what the Word of God has to say about it. The liberal element in the Protestant denominations has brain washed the average layman so effectively that he would not rec ognize man’s true spiritual condition if it were explained to him. The “pink” and “red” visionaries would like to see all of society brought to a common level of wealth by acceding to the utterly stupid Marxist-Communist philosophy: “From each according to his ability to each according to his need.” He fails to comprehend THE K IN G 'S BUSINESS
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the simple economic fact that in such division of wealth, the clever schemers in a short time would have most of the money back in their possession. The masses would be right back where they have been for centuries. Communism has failed in the past; is failing today wherever it is being tried; and will fail in the future because of the greed of the human heart. God’s Word declares: “The heart . . . is desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9). If “having things common” did not succeed even in the early church, as recorded in Acts 2, when men’s hearts had been changed by the working of the Holy Spirit in their lives, it is not difficult to imagine the consummate breakdown of equal distribution of wealth among unregenerate men. Taken by and large, regenerated men and women are the most honest, upright and respectable citi zens of any community, against evil, and for the right. Yet there is no perfection, and even Christians often fail miserably to live exemplary lives before their fellow-Christians, families and the world. Sin is indeed a desperate thing. It is indescribably heinous and its vile character is evident in myriad forms in every strata of society. Every law on the statute books is there because of sin in the human heart. Every court of justice in the land exists be cause of sin in the human heart. Every police officer is required because of the fact of sin in the human heart. Every padlock on every door in every home in the land is mute testimony to the fact of sin in the human heart. Hospitals, sanitariums, convalescent homes, jails, and prisons are all proofs of sin in the human heart. Whenever one turns and wherever one looks, he sees the result of this thing called sin. So it is the height of folly to try to deal with the problems of human nature without taking into consideration this evil which has a stranglehold on human beings everywhere. To orate about “changing society” and creating a Utopia without reckoning with the real problem of sin is like covering a cancer with adhesive tape and expecting it to go away. We are constantly warned against mentioning this awful word and the dreadful condition it describes. This called negative thinking, and is regarded as too somber, morose, frightening. We must think positively; we must go on endeavoring to cure the ills of society with a bit of patchwork here and another there. For two generations and more, the “do-gooders” have been forcing this senseless philosophy on the human race and continuing their merry, Pollyanna tune while men and women, without God, without hope, without salvation, continue on the road to hell, and conditions everywhere worsen day by day. We are getting nowhere with this idealistic approach and one would think the promoters of it would surely despair and give up eventually. Actually this is exactly what the Word of God predicted about the last days before the Lord Jesus Christ returns. Paul wrote of those who “have a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof” and this is exactly what the “do-gooders” emphasize — their form of godliness. The power of the Gospel is still changing lives through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross. The world has rejected that procedure entirely and as a result there is only way for it to go and that is the way to hell. That is exactly what the Bible says is the destination of those who follow this line of thinking. Thank God there is another way: it’s a narrow way, but it leads to life everlasting, and few there be that find it. But it is the way of the cross and it leads to our Heavenly Home. The question the moon mission has raised can be answered in one word: “Christ is all we need.”
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The Light Bearers Assoc, of Arizona is conducting a ministry with Sunday afternoon church services in 44 nursing homes throughout the state. The minis try is directed to elderly people who are isolated from society. In message and song special emphasis is directed toward evangelism. The association offers free information how properly to organize a similar ministry in other cities through out the country. Inquiries should be di rected to FLOYD S. SELBY, Executive Director, 1744 E. Orange Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Evangelist LUIS PALAU and the Over seas Crusades team in Mexico will con duct a United Metropolitan Crusade in Mexico City during October 5-19. The Crusade will be sponsored by 47 Pres byterian churches and congregations in Mexico City and surrounding areas. REV. GEORGE SWEETING, senior pas tor at Moody Memorial Church, and the voice of the radio broadcast “Songs in the Night,” has been named to the board of Moody Bible Institute of Chi cago. Mr. Sweeting is a 1945 graduate of the organization’s pastors' course. Moody Press and Latin America Mis sion Publications are co-operating in a house to house literature distribution drive in Colombia, South America dur ing the first three months of 1970. They will work through bookstores in the Colombian Christian Booksellers Asso ciation. The first Latin-American congress on Evangelism to take place is scheduled for Nov. 21-30. The theme is "Action in Christ for a Continent in Crisis." The congress, expected to bring together nearly 1,000 delegates from all over Latin America, will be held in Bogota, Colombia. Woman-Power, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is distributing petitions which will be sent to PRESIDENT RICH ARD M. NIXON, asking him to take ac tion against certain laws that would li cense pornography and degrade the moral principles of youth in this country. The petitions ask the President to take immediate action to reverse the Su preme Court decisions concerning li censed pornography, law enforcement obstructions, Communist t e a c h e r s , prayer and Bible reading ruled out of the educational institutions, and Com munists employed in defense plants. The petitions are available from Woman- Power, P.O. Box 507, Asheville, North Carolina 28802.
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T h e S c r i p t u r e s o f t e n s e t forth truth in a double-barreled fashion, first negatively, then positively. “Be not drunk with wine wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” ; “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” ; “Not I but Christ.” Thus it runs throughout the Word. Sometimes we find it in the reverse order: “Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Let us consider three instances of this nega tive-positive approach, three passages which form a three-fold cord of blessed truth. First, let us hear from Peter: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation re ceived by tradition from your fathers: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (I Peter 1:18, 19). WE ARE BOUGHT W ITH AN INF IN ITE PRICE The Bible is full of the Three R’s: Ruin, Re demption and Regeneration. The message of Cal vary is that when we were slaves of sin and sold under sin and under sentence of death, the Son of God gave His life a ransom for many. With His own precious blood He bought us in the mar ket, bought us out of the market and bought us to set us free. Salvation is free but not cheap. It costs us nothing for it is the gift of God, but it cost God His Son and it cost the Son His life.
the judge slipped out and paid the fine himself. It is a faint illustration of our redemption. We stood condemned before a broken law with nothing in our hands to pay but “Jesus paid it all.” There is therefore no charge against us on the books of heaven. Yet there are many who act as though we were redeemed by silver and gold, by our own righteousness, by joining a church, by being bap tized, by doing the best we can, by various ar rangements of our own. God help us to get the full force of the negative in this glorious double- barreled pronouncement! We are not redeemed and we never can be redeemed by anything we are or have or do. We cannot make one single down pay ment on our salvation. One thing and one thing only can we do: “Just as I am, without one plea, BUT THAT THY BLOOD WAS SHED FOR ME, And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee, 0 Lamb of God, I come!” We are bought with an infinite price and well may we sing: But just here some believers take a mistaken attitude. Christ’s work is indeed a finished work and we are secure, but while the penalty of sin has been taken care of, we still face the power of sin in this present world. While we think of the Infinite Cost, let us not forget that when we are saved we enter upon an Invisible Conflict. We are not to sit under the blood with hands folded. We have a battle on our hands and we had better get our armor on. Let us read another “negative-posi tive,” this time from Paul: “For we wrestle not THE K IN G 'S BUSINESS **. Redeemed—How I love to proclaim Itt Redeemed— hy the Hood ot the I-amh — Redeemed— through His infinite m ercy — His child and forever I am ”
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But I hasten to a blessed “negative-positive” that provides help in our dilemma. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zech. 4:6). Notice that He is Lord OF HOSTS: if there are hosts against us, there are hosts on our side. When the King of Syria sent an army to seize Elisha, the prophet observed another host. “Behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” No wonder he assured his servant, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” If we are beset by an Unseen Foe, we have also an Unseen Friend. Great is our Adversary but greater is our Ally. The battle is the Lord’s and He will not save us by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, nor by horsemen, but by His Spirit. If we are beset by invisible powers, thank God If there are evil angels, there are also good angels. The Bible is full of them. They ministered to our Lord at His temptation and in Gethsemane. He could have summoned legions of them to His aid (Matt. 26:53). Sometime ago I saw a sign over an automobile service center which was operated by a man named Angel. It read simply “Angel Service.” I laughed and said to myself, “I’ve been enjoying angel service all these years for ‘Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to min ister to them who shall be heirs of salvation’?” Yes, we are blessed with an invincible pres ence. It is a spiritual conflict and we win not by might nor by power but by His Spirit. Our weap ons are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (II Cor. 10:4). Before the battle of Jericho, Joshua met a man with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua asked him, “Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?” and he said, “Nay, but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come.” Joshua was under the blood and beset by foes both seen and unseen. How fitting that before his first major battle he should have a meeting with the Invincible Presence! Do not dare to fight your Jericho without the Man with the Drawn Sword. The conquest of the hosts that are against you depends upon the Captain of the hosts that are for you. My mother’s last message to me was, “Keep up the good fight for God is with you . . . and if God be for us, who can be against us?” In that assur ance, I would fight the good fight of faith, Bought With An Infinite Price, Beset By Invisible Powers but Blessed With An Invincible Presence. E WE ARE BLESSED W ITH A \ INVINCIBLE PRESENCE “If God be for us, who can be against us?” The Son has promised to be with us all the days, even unto the consummation of the age. The blessed Holy Spirit is now our Paraclete, called alongside to help.
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12). WE ARE BESET BY INV ISIBLE POWERS We are not up against mere flesh and blood. The devil is the prince of the power of the air. While there is but one devil, there are many de mons and he is assisted by legions of wicked spirits and evil angels. Never mind these wiseacres who talk of “outmoded ideas from ancient angelology and demonology.” Nor should we turn this matter over to the psychiatrists. Any Christian who gets down to business in spiritual warfare soon learns that he is up against an unseen world of dark and sinister powers. Our papers are filled with accounts of crime by men and women and, alas, young peo ple that can be explained only by demon-posses sion. Hospitals and insane asylums try to patch up the wreckage wrought by invisible powers of dark ness. Missionaries can write volumes on the subject from actual experience. Our Lord contended with that world all the days of His flesh and delivered men and women from it. Satan and his legions are out to disable the body, deceive the mind and discourage the spirit. Sometimes he overthrows like a roaring lion. Oth ers he leads astray as an angel of light. Still others, who successfully resist both lion and angel, are beset by the Accuser. Do you remember Christian’s plight in Bunyan’s immortal story? He was con founded and did not know his own voice. One of the wicked ones got behind him and whispered many grievous blasphemies to him, which he verily thought had proceeded from his own mind. After a while, he heard the voice of a man going before him, saying, “Though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me.” We read that he was then glad, “First, because he gathered that some who feared God were in this Valley as well as himself. Secondly, he per ceived that God was with them, though in that dark and dismal state. And why not, thought he, with me; though, by reason of the impediment that attends this place, I cannot perceive it.” Some of the greatest of God’s saints have known such times and trodden such paths. Some have lost every sense of God’s presence and gone out as though in the dark. Indeed some have been driven to depart this life under weird and awful circumstances which we cannot possibly explain. But it will help to remember that we are beset by invisible powers and we had better not underesti mate the nature and number of our adversaries. Truly our souls need to be on their guard for “ten thousand foes arise and the hosts of sin are press ing hard to draw us from the skies.”
mission center and school on a two-acre site at 4 Cassia Park Road in the outskirts of the capi tal city, Kingston. There are now two dormitory buildings, a chap el, a dining hall, cottages for the missionary coupl es, workshops, storage space, and a school build ing in desperate need of expan sion. The Center acts as a general welfare organization for all the deaf of Jamaica, and functions wholly on faith. No financial sup port is derived from any govern ment or foundation. Contribu tions and free-will offerings from i n t e r e s t ed individuals, groups, and churches are the Center’s only source of support. Barrels and boxes of used clothing re ceived from contributors in the United States are distributed to the needy. Some students are sup ported by monthly donations of $15. Illiterate deaf adults are given basic instruction in reading, writ ing, the sign language, and trade skills. Adults at t end Sunday school and worship s erv i ce s . Many have accepted Christ and followed Him in baptism. The Center is engaged primari ly in working with children. Pres ent facilities, personnel, and fi nances can accommodate only about 50, who range from kinder garten through the sixth grade. They are accepted, whether or not parents can contribute toward their expenses. In traversing the island, the missionaries and other Christian workers find neglected bits of humanity who have no concept of self-identification; no name; no means of communica tion. Staff members win their con fidence by showing Christian love, providing for their basic needs, and establishing communication with hand signs. The meaning of hands folded in prayer, or the right hand extended upward with fingers pointing upward and for ward is quickly grasped. Here, lip reading and writing must wait. These children must sense that the blessings provided at the mission are from the Heavenly
How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? A m o n g t h e l a w s given to the Israelites around 3560 years i ago, as enumerated in Leviti cus 19, there was a precept : “Thou shalt not curse the deaf.” This seems to imply that the deaf have been rejected and harassed from the beginning of time.
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hear human speech, no matter how strongly it is amplified, ac cording to a report by the Deaf ness Research Foundation. The list of causes is long: RH blood incompatibility between mother and unborn infant, German mea sles during early months of preg nancy, brain injury during birth, inner ear or brain tumors, mea sles, mumps, meningitis, high fever, upper respiratory infec tions, head injuries, obstruction of the auditory canal, and pro longed or sudden exposure to loud noises. The high incidence in Jamaica is attributed to lack of education in health and hygiene, scarcity of doctors, poverty, heredity, inter marriage of close relatives, bac terial infection, and tropical and viral diseases. News of the situation in Jamai ca reached the international, in ter -denomina t i ona l Christian Deaf Fellowship, wh i ch was founded in 1946 by a group of evangelical ministers w i th the sole purpose of winning the deaf to Christ. CDF trains ministerial students in the sign language, aids churches in securing special ized ministry, sponsors camps for the deaf, and evangelizes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. In 1957, CDF established a
This certainly has been the trend among the illiterate and superstitious people living on the island of Jamaica in the Carib bean. Not knowing how to com municate with children who were born deaf, many adults abandon them or treat them like brutes. A few years ago a census re vealed there were close to 7000 totally deaf persons on the island. Many had been deaf since birth or early childhood. They were re garded as unteachable, so illiter acy and unemployment were al most 100%. And no one had told them of Christ. “Why are so many young chil dren deaf?” you may ask. The wonder is that the majority of us hear normally! Our hearing mechanism contains three of the smallest and most delicate bones in the human body and almost 25,000 nerve hairs which relay sound vibrations to the hearing center of the brain. How won- drously are we made! In our own country, more than a quarter million people can’t
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training in lip-reading, and saw that he finished high school. In desperation, Ray sought a purpose for his e x i s t e n c e by studying cults, magic, spiritual ism, hypnosis, and yogi. If there was truly a God who governed the universe, who loved him, where was He? Then a friend gave him a book which explained God’s wonderful plan of salvation. Confessing his sins and begging forgiveness, Ray Roush found peace for the first time since tragedy struck. With ardor, he resumed his childhood custom of attending church only to be overpowered by a sense of loneliness. For he couldn’t hear the sermons, the prayers, the inspiring music. If only God would send someone to interpret the services to him with hand signs! But no one came. I sai ah 29:18 kept go ing through his mind: “And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the Book.” What day? How? Was God calling him? Could God use him as a messenger to hun dreds of deaf who had never heard the words? Yes! God was calling him! No wonder Rev. Ray Roush has a compulsive passion and em pathy for the lost deaf! His self- pity turned to gratitude that he had not been crippled by his boy hood illness and thus unable to heed the call. God had been merci ful to him. This was the purpose for his life. The students at the Jamaica Center are trained spirtually, so cially, mentally, and vocationally. The school day begins at 8 o’clock with Bible study and devotions, followed by regular school sub jects. Three hours of vocational training f o l l ow a nourishing lunch. There is prayer before each meal and at bedtime. Silent prayer God can hear! How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? When they are taught to hear with their eyes by dedicated mis sionaries with a vision who have gladly responded: “Here am I. Send me!" B3
Father above. And they quickly respond. The contrast between their former existence and this Christ-centered environment pro duces a spiritual impact on them all. One of the first resident stu dents had never seen a white man, a bathtub, a car, or a knife and fork before his father en rolled him in the mission school. He was one of a family of six children, all born deaf. In a few years he was preaching in the chapel, teaching other students, and managing the craft shop. Now a graduate in his twenties, he is employed as a printer! He has traveled across the United States, p r omo t i ng the Center forcefully with manual speech. Another boy was found living in the mountains with a herd of goats. He had no name, no home, no recollection of fami l y . He quickly learned to communicate with the sign language; to read, write, and use carpenter tools. He is happy in the love of Christ. Upon graduation, he prayed for a job in prayer meeting. The very next day he was employed. Homeless girls, roaming streets and highways, have been trans formed into neat, cheerful, edu cated young ladies with a ready testimony of what Jesus has done for them. Most of the staff at the Jamai ca Center are deaf. Some dedi cated exceptions are Florence Jor dan, a “retired” teacher from Pacific Union College in Seattle, and Mr. and Mrs. Galen Lehman on two years of volunteer service. The Rev. Ray Roush, Director of the Center for the last six years, lost his hearing during a siege of spinal meningitis at the age of 13. He became bitter and defiant when his prayers that his hearing be restored were unheed ed. What was the use of living, isolated from a world of sound, music, laughter, and communica tion by a wall of silence? His devoted parents took him to specialists, tried every treat ment prescribed, sympathetically tolerated his self-pity, gave him
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