King's Business - 1936-06


June, 1936

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herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows o f heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Mai. 3 :10). May God awaken, revive, stir, and empower every reader! “ O Lord, revive thy work in the midst o f the years” (Hab. 3 :2 ). “ Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psa. 85 :6 ). Give us a genuine, apostolic, Holy Ghost revival that will melt, move, and unify Thy people and put them on the firing line for G od ! Lord, begin now and begin in me. God give us America or we d ie ! Five outstanding centers o f Fundamental- ism in North America are Los Angeles, Convention Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Toronto. The World’s Christian Fundamen­ tals Association has held two annual meetings in each of these cities, and all o f the gatherings have been successful. The Association’s nineteenth annual convention which has just closed was held in Toronto, where we who attend­ ed the sessions received a gracious reception. The city placed Massey Hall at our disposal for the two Sunday evenings. Day sessions were held in the People’s Church, and evening sessions on the week nights were conducted in St. John’s Evangelical Church and High Park Baptist Church as well as in the People’s Church. This arrange­ ment gave us an opportunity to make an impact upon the east and west ends of the city as well as in the downtown area. The newspapers sent reporters to the convention every day, and they interviewed the speakers ahd gave a great deal o f space to these interviews and to the lectures that were given. In some cases, the reports were printed on the front page. The Toronto Globe is a prominent daily paper. Every Wednesday, one o f the leading editorials is a distinctly Christian message. This weekly editorial is written by an outstanding Christian leader. During the Convention week, the editorial dealt with mothers, as the following Sunday was Mother’s Day. It was a Scriptural treatment of the subject—an exposition of what the Bible has to say about mothers. On the Saturday before the Convention opened, the following editorial on “ Contenders” appeared on the church page o f the Globe. It is so significant that we take pleasure in printing it in full. OUTLOOK OF THE CHURCH “ It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. . . . I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out o f the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed n o f’ du d e 3, S). “ Contenders” The opening of the nineteenth annual convention of the World’s Christian Fundamentals Association in To­ ronto on Monday, will bring to this city a large group of men and women from far and near, who are known for their militant contention for “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Representing many denomina­ tions, the Fundamentalist delegates will seek to find God’s Toronto The

If This is the title of a remarkable letter pre­ inflation pared and sent out by a man of the world and a Comes! renowned statistician, Roger W . Babson. His message is one o f warning. He forsees a finan­ cial debacle and definitely states that ‘‘only a spiritual awakening o f the nation can prevent such a catastrophe.” On another page, we print the letter in full and urge every reader not only to read it but also to bring it to the attention of relatives, neighbors, and friends. Read it in church and over the radio. The only remedy, according to Babson, is a revival. What a challenge to the people of G od ! If we want to save our nation, let us give ourselves to prayer. In the private prayer closet, at the family altar, in the church prayer meeting, let us pray for revival. Let the warning message be sounded from the pulpit with the preaching of repent­ ance and judgment. “ Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls” (Jer. 6 :16 ). W e must have an old-fashioned re­ vival or our nation is doomed. It is revival or revolution. W e can take our choice. If there ever was a period in the history of our country when we needed days and nights of prayer, it is now. Will the believing remnant pay the price and pray through for revival ? Are we by our lethargy, coldness, carnality, and unspirituality going to allow the na­ tion to go down as other nations have been destroyed in days gone by? Let us pray with Isaiah: “ Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, as when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence” (Isa. 6 4 :1 ,2 ). God answered prayer in 1857 when our country was in the midst o f a financial depression, and He sent one of the greatest revivals in the history of the world. God has an­ swered prayer during this century and has sent■'revivals to Wales, Korea, and Norway. If God can find a people that will go deep enough in humility, confession, self-sacri­ fice, and consecration, the revival will come. “ If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2'Chron . 7:13, 14). Not only is our national well-being involved, but the eternal destiny o f relatives and friends, o f children and young people is at stake as well. Unless a revival comes that makes people God-conscious and brings conviction o f sin so that they will turn to the Christ of Calvary and o f the empty tomb, many of them will be eternally lost. For the sake o f never-dying souls, we plead for prayer for a revival. Let us meet the conditions of revival in our hearts, homes, churches, and communities. Get a prayer group together in your home. Let neighborhood prayer meetings be held everywhere. “ Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now

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