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“THE TRAGEDY OF TAMPER ING WITH TRUTH” FTEN i t h a s been pointed out that when the great founda- tion doctrine o f the inspiration o f the Bible is repudiated, the inevitable result is a growing disregard for the other great doc­ trines o f our historic faith. This, in turn, will begin to produce warped and distorted views o f one’s whole manner o f life and weaken his convictions. Such doctrinal defection, with its re­ sultant lowering o f moral standards, has been revealed with an alarming rapidity in one o f the prominent theological seminaries o f the Pacific Coast area. (See King’s Business editorial August, 1965). The President o f the San Francisco Presbyterian Theologi­ cal Seminary was inducted into office in spite o f the fact that he disclaimed belief in the virgin birth o f Jesus Christ. O f course, unbelief in this area carries with it unbelief in the plenary, verbal inspiration o f the Scriptures because in a number o f places the virgin birth o f Christ is clearly stated either in prophecy or as an historical fact. Once an individual’s opinion is pitted against the full inspiration o f the Scriptures, he then begins to place his reason above God’s revelation, his own logic above the Logos, his ideas above the inspiration o f holy men o f old who spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The inauguration o f the present president o f San Francisco Theological Seminary occurred just a few years ago. Already unspeakably vile practices are coun­ tenanced, if not encouraged, on the part o f administration, fa c ­ ulty and students connected with the seminary. The sin o f sodomy is condemned in the scriptures, especially the latter part o f the first chapter o f Romans, in the strongest possible language. Yet it is this very sin o f sodomy which is encouraged in the warmest possible terms by the seminary president himself. This word o f encouragement is in the lead article written by the president, which appears in the student-published magazine entitled, The Challenge. It reads: "While out scouting forbidden areas, why shouldn’t the Church reconnoiter what we still call perversions [homosexuality] and demand more careful definitive legal work there? The issue is involved in some censorship battles, and seems lately to complicate most police charges o f sexual criminality.

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But what is perverse? . . . Serious churchmen are way ahead o f the law on this, and maybe even outside the law. High time they took the lead in squaring the law with their own necessary action. . . .” In the concluding article o f the magazine, the state­ ment is made, " I t is presumed that the various Christian faiths are based on teachings o f a man called Jesus and referred to as the Christ. However, we find nowhere in His teachings a pro­ nouncement that homosexual acts are unnatural or wrong. . . . Would it not be better for society to encourage this [homosexual] relationship, if it is meaningful, rather than to condemn it? It would appear that our society would be less neurotic and more Christian, if this were the case.” One is at a complete loss to understand the thinking o f a so-called Christian educator who would dare to put his pusillani­ mous ponderings up against the "Thus saith the Lord” found clearly in the scriptures. We read in Romans 1:27-28, "Men . . . burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly. . . . And even as they did not like to retain God [or God’s truth] in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are loath­ some” (Amp . V e r .). T o think, that young men are being gradu­ ated from this theological seminary to go out into churches as pastors, Christian education directors and leaders to work with young people by the hundreds with this kind o f a philosophy o f life! I f Christian parents allow their young people to come under the influence o f seminary graduates where this unspeakably vile and vicious virus has been allowed to flourish, they have no one but themselves to blame if their young people become ensnared in this revolting practice. A t the close o f his indictment o f the pagan world for this particular sin, the H oly Spirit through the Apostle Paul stated: "Know ing the judgment o f God, that they which commit such things are worthy o f death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Rom . 1:32). This is God’s estimate o f homosexuality and our civilization is running headlong into the judgment o f God for this sin. When the president o f the seminary was inaugurated, a feeble but futile protest went up from a pitifully small number o f Presbyterian clergymen who tried to stop his advancement into that office. The protest failed, o f course, and soon it died out completely. I f history repeats itself, we may expect there will be another feeble protest against this nefarious business being condoned by the seminary. But, apparently, it too will ultimately die down completely as have all other protests against the down­ ward doctrinal and now moral trend o f the church. It is to be expected there will be those who say, "Oh , we do not believe this at all, and certainly the rank and file o f Pres­ byterian clergymen and laity alike will have no part o f this sort o f thing.” The simple facts are that every member o f the de­ nomination, whether clergy or laity, is having a part either direct­ ly or indirectly in this whole sordid business. Even as modernism, (continued on page 33)

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earth, but God returned on the banks of Jordan to thunder through the voice of John the Baptist. Then there was the day of all days when man wallowed in sin without a Saviour, groped in darkness without light, struggled in bondage 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! b ju i 'S o d . . . Since that glad day, no matter how the clouds have hung, no matter how dark the night, or dreary the age, just when everything has seemed hopeless, history has always turned a corner 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 Damascus road to make Saul of Tarsus the spearhead of world evangelization. There came a time when the Bible was chained, and supersti­ tion took the place of the gospel, but God called Wy- cliffe and Tyndale to loosen His Word in the language of the common people. There was a day when ecclesiasti- cism threatened to choke the church and when ignorance bound millions in the clutches of the law, but God touched a miserable 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 up another groping preacher, and John Wesley warmed his heart at Luther’s fire and went out on horseback 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-morning, 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 experience of individual believers. In the darkest THE KING 'S BUSINESS

I N t h e s e c o n d c h a p t e r 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 an­ other 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 conversation [manner 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 formidable array of words, a more terrible stacking o f expressions to declare the state of mortal man apart from redeeming 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 anteroom to hell. But verse four opens with two words that spell the difference between life and death, between sin and sal­ vation, between heaven 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 almighty! Man was lost, but God came in, and God found him! Man was under wrath, but God came in, and God is love. bud S od . . . 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 imagina­ tion of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continu­ ally,” 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 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 invisible. There was a day when the backsliding people hung their harps on willows in foreign exile, but God raised up Ezekiel and Daniel. There was a day when it seemed that heaven had ceased speaking to


great things for God and expect great things from God. Moses argued with the Almighty in such terms as these: “Yes, but I am not eloquent; yes, but they will not listen to me.” God answered, “ Say . . . I AM hath sent me unto you.” In other words, it is as if the Lord said, “ It is not a matter of who you are but who I AM.” So in your unworthiness, let us, like Amos of old, say, “ I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was a herdsman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit: And the Lord took me.” Nothing in myself . . . but God! bid Sod . . . To the sinner, let this picture reveal your lost con­ dition. Read these terrific verses in Ephesians 2:1-3 again. You may seem to be very much alive, but God says you are “ dead in trespasses and sins.” You may be moral and idealistic, but God says you walk “ accord­ ing to the course of this world.” You may recognize the fact of God and His Christ, but God says you walk “according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” You may seem decent and respectable and claim to be a character of integrity, but if you are without Christ, God says your manner of life is in the lusts of the flesh and of the mind. You may talk of the fatherhood of God and deny the fact of hell and judgment, but God says you are a child of wrath even as others. But, thank God, the Scripture does not end there. Wretched may be your state and hopeless your condi­ tion, but God has done something about it. Black indeed was the night of sin, but God sent His Son to be the Light of the world. Grievous indeed was our bondage to sin, but God sent His Son to be our substitute. Sin has abounded, but God has seen to it that grace did much more abound. And if in simple faith we turn from sin to this Saviour and receive Him, then the rest of this precious passage becomes our own: “ But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:4-7). bid Sod . . . No human merit could earn this blessing; no works of the flesh could purchase this treasure, “ For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (v. 8). How blessed to be able to say, “ Once I was blind, but God touched me. Once I was lost, but God found me. Once I was under wrath, but God loved me. Once I was under guilt, but God forgave me. Once I was dead, but God gave me life. Once I walked according to the course of this world, but God turned me and now I walk as He walked. Once I walked according to the prince of the power of the air, but God stopped me, and now I follow the Prince of peace. Once I had my manner of life in the lusts of the flesh and mind, but God gave me a new life, and Christ liveth in me. Once I was by nature the child of wrath, but God has begotten me into the family of love.” And all of this is the free gift of grace if one will by faith in God’s Son come to that second birthday, the beginning of a new life that opens with those two precious words: But God. . . .

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, 0 God . . .” (Psa. 41:10). Again he groans in affliction: his days are con­ sumed, his bones burned, he is like a pelican of the wil­ derness, 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, 0 Lord, shalt endure for­ ever” (Psa. 102:1-12). Jeremiah pines in eighteen verses of pure misery (Lam. 5:1-19) but he turns to rejoice, crying, “ Thou, 0 Lord, remainest for ever.” Micah paints a picture of times so dismal that he reminds us of Elijah under the juniper: The good man is perished; the rulers are in sinful collusion, not even friends, not even wives, may be trusted. Then he turns upward with, “ There­ fore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” All else fails . . . but God! bid Sod . . . As you look back over your life, I am sure that you have occasion to thank God for the unnumbered times when everything else had failed, but God came to the rescue. Health had broken — but God! Your friends had deceived you — but God! Business had failed — but God! Loved ones had passed away — but God! And right there is the shame of our lives today, that when God has proved Himself again and again a very present help in time of trouble, we should leave Him out of our calculations and measure our undertakings without reckoning on that unseen factor — But God. Too often He is a last resort, and prayer is a final expedient, as with the elderly woman who in her illness was told, “ You must trust God,” and who replied, “Has it come to that?” We “ reason” among ourselves “ because we have no bread,” and forget Him who spreads a table in the wilderness. We measure the situations by the size of the enemy and forget to say, as did King Asa, “ Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power.” We decide just about how much we can or cannot do and be, and we limit it all with the old alibis, “ Yes, but my family . . . ” ; “ Yes, but my nerves . . .” ; “ Yes, but my circum­ stances. . . .” Why not put it the other way, “ Yes, but God! If God be for us, who can be against us?” What if everybody has failed us so that we must say with Paul, “No man stood with me, but all men forsook me” ? Let us move on with him and say, “Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me” ! What if men do conspire against us? Let us say to them as did Joseph to his brethren: “ Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it for good” ! So may our experiences begin like the Negro spiritual, “ Nobody knows de trouble I see,” but end as it ends with, “ Glory, glory, hallelujah.” bid Sod . . . Adoniram Judson caught a vision of evangelizing Burma. “ Impossible,” you say. Certainly, if you leave out God. Moody, starting to England on his first evan­ gelistic mission, said, “ I go to win ten thousand souls to Jesus Christ.” “ Impossible,” do you say? Yes, . . . but God! Why do we today not follow in the train of these giants of old? We are afraid — afraid to attempt



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