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Features TALKING PLATTERS — Joy Ridderhof .................................................. TO STARS AND SORROWS — Arthur B. Whiting ................................... 14 A FAITHFUL SERVANT FINISHES HER COURSE — Betty Bruechert 16 WHEN IS THANKS-giving — Don Hillis ............................................... 17 PROPHECY — Charles Moyes ..................................................................... 18 TROPHIES OF GOD'S GRACE — Doris Gould ...................................... 38 THE NARCOTICS TRAFFIC — Roger Arnebergh ................................. 39 AHOY SHIPMATES— Paul Myers ........................................................... 46 Articles UNDER THE PARSONAGE ROOF — Althea S. Miller ....................... 6 HYMNS YOU LOVE — Phil Kerr ........................................................... 7 EDITORIALS — S. H. Sutherland .............................................................. 8 DR. TALBOT'S QUESTION BOX ........... .................................................... 23 THE CHRISTIAN HOME — Paul Boyles ............................................... 24 PERSONAL EVANGELISM — Benjamin Weiss ...................................... 29 JR. KING'S BUSINESS — Martha S. Hooker ........................................ 32 SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE — Bolton Davldheiser .............................. 35 BOOK REVIEWS — Arnold Ehlert ........................................................... 36 TALKING IT OVER — Clyde Narramore ............................................... 40 WORLD NEWSGRAMS — J. O. Henry .................................................... 42 ACCENT ON YOUTH — Ken Poure' ....................................................... 50 Columns READERS REACTION .................................................................................... 5 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS ............................................................................... 9 TOWN AND CAMPUS ................................................................................... 25 ALUMNI ....................................................................................................... 38 RECORDS ........................................................................................................... 43 NUGGETS OF GOLD ....................................................................................... 44 Cover "Thanksgiving Back on the Farm" might well be the title of the cover picture for this November. In these days of rush and turmoil, one quickly forgets to enjoy the beauty of God's beautiful out-of-doors and abundant harvest.
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It would appear that there is a growing tend ency in certain circles of Bible-believing Christians to shy away from the term “fundamentalist.” It does not seem that the reasons for declining to be classified as a fundamentalist, however, are alto gether valid. A fundamentalist is one who thor oughly believes in the great fundamentals of our Christian faith. Some of the greatest heroes of the faith have been identified with the proclamation of these fundamentals. There is no reason what ever for being ashamed to be identified with men of the caliber of Moody, Torrey, Scofield, Riley, Machen, Gaebelein, Pettingill, Gray, and a host of other valiant warriors of the Christian faith who lived during the latter part of the last century and the first part of our present century. It is to be regretted that there have been and that there are at the present time certain individuals who classify themselves as fundamental ists and by their actions and attitudes bring the name into disrepute. But this has been true in every movement and every Christian group from the earliest beginnings of church history. Just because some people go to extremes in espousing a certain cause is no reason whatever for repudiating the cause itself. Bible-believing Christians today should be proud to identify them selves with the leaders of the past generations. To try to classify oneself as a Bible-believing Christian and at the same time disassociate himself from these great warriors of the Christian faith can only lead to doubts in the minds of others concerning his own avowed position. Furthermore, repudiation of the word “fundamentalist” would appear as a repudiation of the men and the cause which they espoused in the early years of the great fundamentalist-modem controversy. There is no evidence to in dicate that there is any leader or group of leaders in conservative Chris tian circles today who is qualified to lead the great host of Bible-believing Christians away from the well-known fundamentalist position into any other similar position to be known by another name. We of this generation have been given a glorious heritage by the men who have preceded us. We can do no better today than to proclaim to our own generation the magnificent scriptural truths which have already been proclaimed to previous generations. Certainly the system of un belief-modernism—which the fundamentalists have so vigorously opposed is still in existence today. There is no reason whatever therefore for repudiating the word or that for which it stands. I AM A FUNDA MENTALIST. * * * * * * In a constant effort to bring readers of the 48-year-old K in g ’ s B u s i ness the very finest of articles, features and columns, we are happy to present this November issue, “dedicated to the spiritual development of the Christian home..” We have appreciated the assistance of Mr. Lloyd Hamill and his staff, and wish them God’s very best in their new areas of service for Christ. Suggestions, comments and ideas from readers will be gratefully received. Earnest prayers will mean much during these days when we strengthen the m inistry of the printed page for the spiritual benefit of the many people who, in coming months, will be receiving copies of T h e K in g ’ s B u sin e s s . Dr. S. H. Sutherland President, Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Inc.
If there is one class poorer and more in need of the Gospel than another in Greece, it is the gypsies. One of their own number confessed to our native worker: “Unfortu nately we use any means whatever, whether legal or illegal, from steal ing to witchcraft, to earn our liv ing. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to change our way of life and become honest people and good Christians. But today is the first time we have heard of Christ and the Gospel.” Here is what our Gospel worker says about one poor family: “Naf- sika Sankouri is the sick mother of 5 children. I found her washing outside her hut which is made of sundried bricks. I asked her about her children and herself, and then I spoke to her of the love of Jesus. At this her eyes filled with tears. ‘I am tired of this miserable life, she said between sobs. ‘Poverty, hunger and sickness are our con stant companions. I have 5 chil dren who never get enough bread to satisfy their hunger. Recently I underwent a serious operation and was told by the doctors that I must have wholesome food, but how can I get it when my children are deprived of even their daily bread? I need injections, too, but they are very expensive. I don’t care for myself as much as for my children, and the idea that I may die and leave them all alone is torture to me. What is going to be come of them? May God help me to learn how to obey and trust in Him as you advise me to do. At least then my soul will be saved so that I will not go to hell and be lost forever.’ ” We cannot conceive such bitter poverty and need in this country. As the holiday season approaches, when we rejoice in the good things the Lord has provided for our en joyment, let us heed the words of Philippians 2:4: “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” Help to spread a table for the needy in the land of Greece through the American Mission to Greeks, Inc., Rev. Spiros Zodhiates, General Secretary, Dept. K, P.0. Box 423, New York 36, N.Y. (In Canada: 90 Duplex Ave., Toronto 7, Ont.). (Advertisement)
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DR. BOB PIERCE, President of World Vision, Inc., has been invited to conduct a major evangelistic crusade in Ghana (Africa) next February. This will be a part of the country's observance of its second year of independence. MR. JACK SONNEVELDT, former president of the Sonneveldt Paper Company of Grand Rapids, has been appointed president of Gospel Films, Inc. One of the film leader's new responsibilities will be the photographing of a new production aimed at reaching teenagers around the world. Shooting will begin February 1 in Singapore. DR. H. WILBERT NORTON, president of Trinity Seminary and Bible College in Chicago (educational institute of the Evangelical Free Church of America) has returned from a seven-week missionary survey trip of Central and South American countries. DR. THEODORE W . ANDERSON, president of the Evangelical Mission Covenant Churches, will be one of the special speakers at the 90th anniversary celebration of that organization in Chicago on December 26, 27, and 28. Dr. Anderson's father was the first secretary of the church back in the days before the Chicago fire. Meetings will be held in the church pastored by DR. HAROLD L. LINDQUIST, with a special emphasis made toward reaching the Jewish people of the area. REV. RANSOM D. MARVIN, former Spokane, Washington pastor, has accepted a position with the National Sunday School Association in Chicago as executive assistant. DR. CLATE A. RISLEY is executive secretary. Mr. Marvin, who received his training at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, was a former illustrator for the "KING'S BUSI NESS/' MR. ARTHUR REIMER, former director of music for the Church of the Open Door, passed away in September. Mr. Reimer was a member of the faculty of the Inglewood City Schools and noted for his outstanding work with the Laudisti Choir. MANKAMU and MINTAKA, the two Auca women who left their tribe for civilization have declared that they are now planning to return to the jungles shortly. Both of them accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Saviour during their time with the missionaries. Their avowed purpose: "to take the gospel back to our people." MR. RUSSELL HITT, editor of "Eternity" magazine has spent several months in Ecuador gathering material for a new book concerning the life of one of the five martyred men, NATE SAINT. REV. W. DOUGLAS ROE, executive secretary of the Montrose Bible Conference led an extensive program of activities for the organization during its 50th anniversary celebration. Started on August 21, 1908 the work was originated by DR. RUEBEN ARCHER TORREY. (BIOLA's founding was just six months previous to this and Dr. Torrey was one of the first deans of the Bible Institute.) MR. A. P. FRYE, chief engineer of WMBI, radio voice of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, one of the original staff members of the broadcast facility, was on hand when the Chicagoland station recently marked its 100,000th hour of broadcasting the Gospel message. MR. ROBERT PARSONS, program director of the station stated that the pioneer voice of Christian radio continues to originate more than 150 programs each week. Some of these broadcasts are released on 50 stations in this country and around the world. REV. THOMAS "ED" STEELE has been appointed director of extension for the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Inc. He was formerly pastor of the First Baptist Churches of Anderson and Hemet, Calif. Mr. Steele's work will be in radio, meetings, alumni, and publicity. REV. C. ALLEN TAFF, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richland, Washing ton, has been appointed western representative of the General Association of Regular Baptists. DR. R. T. KETCHAM is the national representative. REV. PAUL B., SMITH , associate pastor of the People's Church, Toronto, Canada, continues a special series of evangelistic meetings in the Far East during November. Meetings are being held in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. A t the conclusion of the crusades, the team will go to Moscow for five days. DR. JOHN R. RICE, editor of the Sword of the Lord, has announced the fifth annual Evangelistic Sermon Contest, with awards totalling $1,600. Entries are to be submitted before December 1, 1958. Rules are available upon request. MR. HAROLD VAN BROEKHOVEN, d¡rector of Radio Europe, has left for the continent to continue survey work preliminary to the establishment of an evangelical radio station in that important area of the world. The project is sponsored by WRMF, Inc. (The Voice of the Andes.)
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illnesses. A doctor friend said to me, “Joy, you will never be able to re turn to your mission field,” and this proved to be true. Those two years and more of illness and weakness were a period of severe testing. I de sired above all else to return to my field of labor and continue to travel on my little mule over the mountains of Honduras, giving the life-saving message to those who needed it. As it became apparent that this was not to be, p r om i s e s f r om Scripture
As had been promised, there was much opposition to the Gospel in this place, but always the Lord was faith ful to His pledge and I was delivered out of every scheme or plot to harm me. On the other hand, it proved to be an open door for there were many whose lives were completely trans formed by the power of the Gospel. When I returned to the United States for furlough nearly six years after going out, it was in a weary body, the worse for many tropical
JOY RIDDERHOF (right) and ANN SHER WOOD. "The attic bedroom where I stayed at the old home place on Witmer Street was all too small, for it had to serve as an office and storage place for records as well." A verse of Scripture which has had an influence in my own life and in the life of Gospel Recordings is found in Revelation 3:8. It says, “Behold, I have set before thee an open door, which no man can shut.”' As a young missionary in Honduras in 1931,1 was to go up into the moun tains and work in an area where there was no resident missionary. I was f o r e w a r n e d , however, that there would be many dangers and attempts would be made to take my life. I could have been intimidated by these threats but for the promises, such as I have just quoted, which assured me of the companionship of One who would protect me.
"While looking around I noticed an old shack bordering the back alley. It had been a small stable many years before, then a garage; but now it was in disuse except for one end used for storage."
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strengthened me and filled me with real hope for the future. “Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.” These same words of assurance made me know that whether I was sick or well, at home or abroad, God’s power was the same. He knew my desire to see the Gospel spread and His coming has tened. He had not forgotten the prayer of years, “How can these peo ple who have no one to go to them and who cannot even read, hear the Gospel?” Little by little the answer clarified itself. “Why don’t you send records which preach the Gospel, and sing, and explain the way of salvation?” I thought of the many phonographs scattered throughout the country — little spring-wound ones. If only we could make records in the Spanish language they could go anywhere. Many months after the time this idea first presented itself, the hour was at last ripe. True, I did not have very much money. My entire capital for the undertaking was just $15.00. This had come to me in several gifts over a period of about eight months. Now I was brought in touch with a Christian technician, who not only had the “know how” for making rec ords, but the equipment for it, and was glad to help me on a non-profit basis. The money I had was sufficient for the first record, which was made in the early part of the year 1939. When I listened back to the song of redemption it contained, to the verses of Scripture, and to the invitation to receive Christ, I knew that my prayer had been answered and that there was before me an “open door” indeed. In fact, I believed that multitudes might eventually be brought in touch wih the light of the Gospel through this medium.
" It had an uneven dirt floor, the walls were all askew. Perhaps this could be made into a studio — the roof seemed to be pretty good." (Note door in corner — the first contribution toward the studio.)
looking around I noticed an old shack bordering the back alley. It had been
Now that the work was launched in this small way, there were other barriers and closed doors which pre sented themselves from time to time. The original capital was gone so that there was need of money as well as helpers and equipment. But we could always tell our needs to our Heav enly Father and through our trust in Christ every one was supplied. After the war started we found ourselves without a studio, without equipment, and without expert tech nical assistance. We were at an im passe. The attic bedroom where I stayed at the old home place on Wit- mer Street was all too small. It had to serve as an office and storage place for records as well. We had already exhausted all the extra space around my father’s p r o p e r t y , or so we thought. One day, however, while
" It was not long before this old shack had been transformed into a neat little sound proofed studio."
Later, a second technical room was added and the sides were shingled.
ish and the work which had been Spanish Gospel Recordings now was Gospel Recordings, Incorporated. We saw our pile of acetate record blanks diminishing and we could not get any more; every door was tightly barred. We were on our knees for we only had one record blank left, not enough even for a day’s work. We were in earnest prayer about it when there was a knock at our little studio. We disregarded the interruption and con tinued to pray. Soon we heard a knock at the other door. Upon opening it, there stood a delivery truck in the alley and before us one of those lady delivery men they had during the war, coldly announcing that she had brought us an order from the whole sale supply house. It proved to be a large stack of record acetates, just exactly what we needed, three hun dred dollars’ worth, and we had the money to pay for them! We then knelt to thank God for this wonderful answer to our prayers. Another door had swung open. As the work grew end there were more demands, my strength also in creased, and with it a desire which reiterated in our hearts until we felt it was a call. It was to step out to Mexico to make recordings of lan guages of tribes where Wycliffe Bible Translators were working, but where the people did not have a written Bible or Gospel they could read. Hitherto most of the languages we had recorded were for nations or tribes where they had little or nothing at all. Thereupon Ann Sherwood and I made plans to go and make record ings in cooperation with the Trans lators. This was an impossible undertak ing for war time. We would need
The station wagon which came supplied with gasoline ration coupons — donated for for the Mexico trip. This made it possible for them to get recordings in 33 languages.
a small stable many years before. But now it was in disuse, except for one section which was storage space. It had an uneven dirt floor, the walls were all askew and the broken doors hung on their hinges. Perhaps this could be made into a studio. The roof seemed to be pretty good. But of course we had no money, no mater ials, no carpenter, nor did we have the recording equipment necessary for this project. We didn’t even have The first piece of recording equipment was donated. This disc recorder was taken on the first field trip — to Mexico. (Joy Rid- derhof, left, and Ann Sherwood.)
the furniture to put into it. But soon after this a friend invited me to visit their home outside of Los Angeles. While there she said, “We want to make a contribution towards your studio.” They took me over to the wrecking yard and said, “We have de cided that we would like to buy you a door.” So I was given a used door. Frankly I could not see how it would lit in, but received it thankfully. As I rattled home in my old Ford over the 25 miles with this wooden door banging up and down on the roof, I thought, “After all, we have the door, and it is an open one.” Needless to say with that begin ning it was not long before this old shack had been transformed into a neat little sound-proofed studio and by the time it was finished, door in place, we had a desk (for this was to be office and headquarters as well), excellent recording equipment, all donated, a technician who came from time to time to oversee the work and a neat piano with excellent tone! There were many good reasons why our work just could not “carry on” during the war. Everything was tied up. It took high military priorities to be able to get some of the supplies needed, but we always had the open door of communication with the Chief of Staff who is really at the top, and it was to Him that we went at all times, and on Him we depended for every need. I remember once when it looked as though we would have to stop unless a miracle were performed quickly. By this time we were work ing in other languages besides Span
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