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Dr. Culbertson as narrator underlines Bible prophecies with firsthand experience, graphically recorded in full color. The mute stones of the Holy Land literally cry out with their unalterable stories that prove the truths of the Bible.
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ARTICLES REVIVAL IN BRAZIL — J. Edwin Orr ......................................................... 10 THE DIVINE FRIEND— H. C. G. Moule ................................................... 12 WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS — Arthur H. Townsend .......................... 14 ON A HILL — He wrote "T h e Old Rugged Cross"................................... 15 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE — Cults, Part 5 — Louis T. Talbot ............... 16 CAMPUS IN AN ORANGE GROVE — Photo story ................. 46 FEATURES FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK ............................................... ................................ 6 UNDER THE PARSONAGE ROOF — Althea S. Miller ........................... 7 READER REACTION ............................................................................... 8 PEOPLE — A monthly column of names in the news ............................. 9 WORLD NEWSGRAMS — James O. Henry ................................................. 20 OUT OF THE LAB — Donald S. Robertson ................................................. 21 WORDS FROM THE WORD — Charles L. Feinberg ................................ 22 THEOLOGICALLY THINKING — Gerald B. Stanton ................................ 23 DR. TALBOT'S QUESTION BOX .................................................... 24 TALKING IT OVER — A psychologist answers — Clyde Narramore.. 25 JUNIOR KING'S BUSINESS — Martha S. Hooker ....................................... 26 THE SCOPE OF MISSIONS — Oran H. Smith ............................................. 2 8 BOOK REVIEWS— Donald G. Davis ............................................................... 30 BIOLA FAMILY CIRCLE ........................................................................................ 34 IN CHRIST IS LIFE— Psychology of the Happy Life ............................ 41 ADVERTISERS' INDEX ............................................................................................. 50 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION LOOKING AHEAD IN CHRISTIAN ED — Margaret Jacobsen .......... 35 YOUNG PEOPLE'S TOPICS — Chester J. Padgett ................................... 36 SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS— Homer A . Kent, Allison Arrowood .. 38 OBJECT LESSONS— Elmer L.Wilder ............................................................... 44 COVER Th e big news in Christian educational circles these days is the an nouncement that the 47-year-old Bible Institute of Los Angeles is moving to a spanking new 50-acre campus. Th e new campus site is 25 m inutes south by freeway from downtown Los Angeles. For a photo story on this multi-m illion dollar move see pages 46 -49 . — Design & Art : Marvin Rubin
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A Heart-Rending Letter from Little Nick My dear respectable “Uncle” : Two unknown Greek boys send their love to you. I, Nicholas, who write this letter, am fourteen years old. My brother Abraham is eight. In 1947 the communists forced us to become refugees and we finally landed in Thessalonica. We are very poor because my father lost his right arm in an accident and now finds it difficult to earn a liv ing. I work all day in a grocery store for $5 a month, and in the evening I go to school. I want to be educated and become a good man. Dear Uncle, please forgive me for taking the liberty of writing you without knowing you. Our par ents finally consented to let us write, for they, too, cannot stand our suffering any more. We are ashamed, but what can we do? We understand that life in Amer ica is so different, and that people there like to help the suffering, es pecially children. We know that you love Greece just as we love America. A girl who lives nearby gave us your address as one who would help us. We know that you are sending clothes and shoes to the children of Greece. Oh, how we would like to have a suit of clothes and a pair of shoes to wear! Uncle, please go around and ask for some old clothes from children of the same age as we are. Tell them we are in rags and would like to wear warm clothes, too. And when they give them to you, thank them and kiss them with tears in your eyes on our behalf. If any child has a little sack to put our books in to protect them from the rain, please ask him to send that along, too. We shall pray to our dear Christ that the ' child who helps us will grow up to be a great man. Please, Uncle, do not forget us, but go around and, tell the little children about us in our great need. It will be the great est day of our lives when we are able to wear a suit of clothes. Our hearts are beating fast as we wait for your answer. We kiss you. N icholas and A braham T olios . Helping the children of Greece is a most important part of the work of the American Mission to Greeks, Inc. Will you join with us in pro viding for an orphan in our Or phanage ($15 a month), or educat ing a child in our Christian Day School ($10 monthly)? Our food stations for the little ones also need help ($5 will buy 40 lbs. of nour ishing food), and blankets are need ed (at $5 each). Write to Rev. Spiros Zodhiates, American Mission to Greeks, Inc., Dept. K, P.O. Box 423, New York 36, N.Y. (In Can ada: 90 DuplexAve.,Toronto 7,Ont.)
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V ision and Dream s i n Proverbs 29:18 we find these striking words, which have become fam iliar to many in our day: “ Where there is no vision, the people perish.” This is true in almost any realm o f life, but nowhere does it apply more aptly than in Christian service. Over 47 years ago, God gave a vision to the founders of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, and out of prayer and sacrifice, a school was born, founded on faith in the verbally-inspired Scriptures, and dedicated to the training of young men and women as ministers of the Gospel, missionaries of the Cross, and soul-winners everywhere. Those who carry on today in the place of those stalwarts who preceded them are pledged ever to guard jealously this holy aim. Friends who pray for the Bible Institute so faithfully, and who invest their earnings so sacrificially, may be assured that whatever outward changes take place in the school, whatever forward steps we may take, that we w ill always be first and foremost a Bible and Missionary Train ing School. A school with the major emphasis upon instruction in the W ord of God and methods of soul-winning, now with the added advan tages o f college and seminary training and a course in the School of Missionary Medicine, to meet the demands of these times. I call your attention to another remarkable Old Testament verse in Joel 2:28: “ Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” W h ile I am aware of the fact that the ancient prophet was speaking prophetically, I would like to apply this text to this subject. It is the prerogative of those who have lived over a long span o f life to look back and “ dream dreams” of past glories— to dwell more in the past than the present and the future. But the “ young men” (not neces sarily a matter of actual years) “ see visions” o f the unperformed tasks ahead. Theirs is the urge to scale heights as not yet attained, and to do as much, or more, for their generation as their predecessors did for theirs. The “ young men” should not chide the “ old men” for their dreams; neither should the “ old men” discourage the “ young men” in attempting to fulfill their visions. W e know the hearts of young and old are no different today from what they were a generation, or two, or three generations ago. W e know also that Christ alone can satisfy; that His blood alone can cleanse from sin; that on ly the Bible can answer the questions of life. But the world, with its heretical and neo-orthodox religious institutions is making a bid for today’s youth, and if we do not have open doors for them, these schools will. Even mission fields, where nationalism prevails today, have stated their educational requirements for missionary-teachers in no un certain terms, and mission boards accordingly are calling for college training along with knowledge of the Bible and related subjects. So we feel that it is in the will o f God for us to translate our vision into work able form for our age and generation. In other words, we have to put the vision into a more attractive setting calling fo r bricks and mortar and lumber and landscaping. Under God, we want to build, not for time, but for eternity and His glory. This is our vision— as old as the Bible itself. And this is the heart of the B io l a Campus Campaign. (For more informa tion see photo story on pages 46-49.)
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Chastening 1 1he older children accompanied Mother and Daddy to church conference. Motoring together was a pleasant experience as we fellowshipped in spiritual and family affairs. “Why is it that preachers’ chil dren and preachers themselves come in for so much criticism on the part of the church folk?” one son asked. “You’d think that of all people in the world to under stand that we can’t be perfect any more than they are, par ishioners would understand.” “ There are several reasons for that state of affairs, son,” Daddy answered as he steered our long car around a massive truck. “ Sa tan never sleeps. He designs to bring all the divisive elements possible into the church in order to hurt its testimony. If the preacher is true to the Word in his preaching ministry, that Word will work to bring convic tion in lives. Some folk try to throw off that conviction by per secuting those who teach them. “Then too, since preachers’ families are not perfect, it is often necessary that God disci pline us as well as the laymen. Persecution from w i t h i n the church can be God’s method of ‘spanking’ His under-shepherd.” Dorotheann understood some thing of discipline and soon was saying: “ I don’t understand par ents. When they spank you it hurts and you have to cry. Then they tell you to hush.” After the laughter died away Daddy spoke. “ I know it is hard to understand parents sometimes, Sweetie. Hebrews 12:10 says that parents ‘chasten their children after their own pleasure,’— or as it seems good to them, and we are bound to make mistakes. But God the Father chastens for our profit that ‘we might be partak ers of his holiness.’ I pray I’ll al ways profit by the disciplining whether I understand or not.” “ So do we,” came the chorus response.
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South Am e r ica 's big, bustling B ra z il is experiencing an evange lica l rev iva l tha t has lasted more than two years . Here's a fir s t hand account of how God is v is iting th is country w ith both sp iritua l and phys ica l healing
By J. Edwin Orr
A t the New Year of 1952, Rev. William Atwood Dunlap of Wheaton and Princeton was at tending a conference at Forest Home in the San Bernardino Mountains of California. He had just completed two years as minister of youth in the Buena Memorial Presbyterian Church in Chicago, recognized as one of the largest and most evangelical in the Middle West, the Church where Os wald Smith and Louis Evans were ordained. Being a Los Angeles man, he had returned to look for a church in a more congenial climate. It was at the Forest Home conference that I met young Dunlap. I had just returned from a 10-day visit to Brazil and I told him about the signs I had seen there of an imminent revival. Dun lap’s greatest ambition was to witness or share in a true revival, so he and his wife and son packed everything and headed for Rio de Janeiro. He went against all the advice of his friends, including some with the Presbyterian missions in Brazil. I was back in Brazil when the Dunlaps arrived. The only opening for either of us seemed confined to lecturing in English to pastors and theologians only. But one Sunday night, in the city of Sao Paulo (larger than Los Angeles) Dunlap and a Presbyterian pastor found themselves dealing with 104 inquirers in a meet ing of 300. This proved a beginning of revival.
that an American minister had come to town, they called at the hotel to pay their respects. But Dunlap told the interpreter that he was too busy praying for social calls. The pastors adjourned for a little coffee, and re turned in an hour, fully expecting that the Norte Americano would have completed his devotions by then. Get ting no answer to their knock, they peeped in, and discovered the visitor lying on his face upon the floormat, interceding with God for revival in his own soul, in the churches of Bauru and in Brazil at large. They tiptoed away, and one im mediately said: “ I always thought that those Norte Americanos were a proud people and efficient, but there was that young man praying on his face!” The four pastors sought the quiet of a parsonage, and there poured out their hearts to God for Bauru. Two enemies were reconciled. Revival had begun. Within a few days, Dunlap was preaching to a thousand. Within a month, the Spir it of God had added more to the churches than in the previous 20 years. Within three months, there were more attending the prayer meet ing in the Presbyterian Church at six each morning than there had been believers of all denominations in the town. And the other churches shared equal blessing. Last word was that the four pastors had formed a team and were evangelizing the whole dis trict.
The meetings in Sao Paulo lasted three months, and scores of churches were packed out in turn. At the commencement of the reviving, Bill Dunlap felt deeply convicted that he was in no spirit to lead revival meet ings, so he left his comrades in the movement in Sao Paulo and took off for Bauru, a smaller city in the in terior where there were four Protes tant churches and a constituency of 800 believers. A score of young Pres byterians had invited the Norte Am ericano to lead them in an Easter Retreat, during which Dunlap hoped to find the mornings free for prayer. When the four Protestant pastors (of as many denominations) heard
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the baby was passed from mother to mother; happy men embraced the father; there was singing, testifying, praise, prayer, conviction, confession, decision and an informal meeting until midnight. Medical evidence? Well, Reverendo Raul said that he was satisfied, be cause among the 87 professedly con verted that night was the Roman Catholic family doctor who had de livered the blind child. Did the re vival last? Well, next year’s report showed that 178 had been added to the church in the revival, the church having had only 60 members when Dunlap first went there. It must not be deduced from this that either Dun lap or his other colleagues featured healing in their campaigns. Rather the healings were incidental in a campaign aimed at revival and sal vation, which I believe is better than conversions incidental in a campaign aimed at healings. When the comparatively unknown young Los Angeles pastor returned to the United States it was to find that the Foreign Missions Board of the Presbyterian Church (USA) had made a minute of record regarding his work in Brazil for General As sembly praising God for the outpour ing of His Spirit through His servants in Brazil. The revival movement is continuing. The aggressive congre gation in Sao Paulo where Dunlap and his colleague preached has now completed the building of their cathedral, seating more than 3,000. The 127 Baptist churches in Rio are engaged in an evangelistic crusade. Everywhere there are signs of bless ings, and the Brazilian believers like to think that Brazil (a country with the possibility of outstripping the USA in population )w ill be the first Latin country to become Protestant. END.
after the service, in the vestry. The importunate woman protested that Reverendo William Dunlapi had said that it was when the 120 were to gether in one accord and one place that things happened. (Dunlap had passed on that thought from Armin Gesswein!) There happened to be 120 Brazilians in the packed opt chapel. So Reverendo Raul took the baby in his arms, and prayed a very ‘iffy’ prayer: “ Lord, if it be Thy will, heal this little blind child; if not, give the mother strength to bear the burden.” He confessed later that he felt sure the answer was in the nega tive. So he handed the baby back to its mother. The mother screamed. The peli- cula (to use the Brazilian word) or film covering both eyes of the infant had split and curled backwards. The mother could see that her child was healed. Then followed what the Rev erendo Raul described as “the most un-Presbyterian meeting” of his ex perience. People stood on the pews; FACTS : BRAZIL. The active membership of the evangelical churches of Brazil is increasing 12 times as fast as the population, and the Protestant con stituency now numbers more than two million. In Brazil today there are more evangelical Christians than in France, Italy, Spain, Portu gal, Belgium and all the rest of Latin America added together. Bra zil is enjoying a revival of religion which has been marked by the crowding of churches for prayer at six in the morning, by the winning of thousands for Christ, bv the building of new churches in many cities and by reconciliation of brethren. In land-size, Brazil is more than 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 square miles larger than the U.S.
Dunlap continued in revival min istry, preaching in great united cam paigns throughout central Brazil. It was a far cry from ministry in Los Angeles. One Saturday, Dunlap returned to headquarters feeling rather depressed. He reported that he had been preach ing in a small town named Nepomu- ceno, in a Presbyterian church too small to have a pastor. The people were largely illiterate, and the re sponse was poor. To his friends he protested: “ Sure, I preached the Word. Half of what I gave them was my own, and the rest borrowed from Billy Graham and Edwin Orr. But it was all the Word.” He had sowed the Word deeper than he thought possible. After Dun lap’s departure from Brazil, a Pres byterian minister in metropolitan Rio received an urgent telegram from Lavras, where there is a flourishing church, to come and hold meetings in Nepomuceno— to him, a very odd request, seeing that the mission church there depended upon month ly visits from the nearest two pastors. But Reverendo Raul agreed to go. During the second evening, at the commencement of his sermon, Rever endo Raul was interrupted by a peas ant woman coming forward with a baby in her arms, loudly demanding that he pray for the healing of her totally blind child. The pastor- evangelist tactfully suggested that they had better talk together in the vestry after the service. After all, he was a Presbyterian! But the distressed woman quoted Reverendo William Dunlapi (as he was called) “ Greater things than these shall ye do!” which Dunlap had applied to the need of revival, whereas the poor woman ap plied them to her closest need. The evangelist promised that he would pray for the blind child—
T he divine friendship of Christ Jesus is a thing revealed to the He keeps. He who would know Him as friend, in all the depth and reality of the blessed character, must be him who has put his neck beneath the master’s yoke, and committed himself into the possessor’s custody; that blissful captivity in which the soul recognizes that it is ever the prisoner of the Lord, and rejoices to know not only that He has clasped its hand in love with a clasp that is returned, but that the two hands are chained together with the strong bond of a real, a lawful, an absolute, an acknowledged conquest and cus tody. Happy we, if we are learning what it is to move about day by day in thought, word, and act, alone, or in the circle, or in the throng, conscious that we are thus attached to thé never-sleeping keeper of the soul; really bound and not wishing to be free. But now, not for a moment leaving these facts behind, taking them with us, weaving them into all that is to follow, we pass on to the view of the divine friend. Remember, then, first, the assur ances in the Word of God of the fact that such the Lord is. “ I say unto you my friends” ; “ I call you not slaves, I call you friends.” And, in less direct but profoundly significant phrases, “ I will come unto him, and make my abode with him” ; “ I will manifest myself to him” ; “ Our fel lowship,” our share of thought, and view and sympathy, “ is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.” Remember again what these and the like Scriptures imply in the idea of the friendship of the Lord. It is an idea, not merely of patronage and benevolence on His part, as when a Christian philanthropist is said to be the friend, the best friend, of the outcast, the falling or the fallen. It is that of intimacy, or reciprocity, of holy interchange of thought and feel ing. “ I will sup with him,” as well as “ he with me” ; “We have fellow ship one with another” ; “The slave knoweth not what his lord doeth; but all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.” And how closely the Lord connects this with the obedience of the faith ful soul. “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” “He that hath my commandments, and
keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” And this reminds us, if we need it, of the special character of this won derful mutual intimacy. It is the friendship of truly sympathetic per sons; capable, marvelously capable, of mutual intuitions and responses of thought and will. But then it is a case where always, and in deepest realization, one is subject, the other King; one is slave, the other Master. For we said above, that when the Lord says: “ I call you not slaves,” the absolute words have a relative bearing. In the very same conversa tion He says: “ Ye call me Lord, and ye do well, for so I am.” He prompts His loved ones to glory in the life-long title: slave of Jesus Christ. He claims the entire disposal of their lives: “What is that to thee? follow thou me.” Nevertheless, I call you not slaves, in the hard sense of mere slavery. You are slave-friends, friend-slaves. Your position is unal tered and unalterable, but your atti tude in it is divinely and blissfully modified thus, that in the depths of your recognition that you are my property, bought with a price and branded with my stigma, you are en titled, welcomed, to look into your worshiped Master’s face with eyes of true intuition into His heart, into His will, into Himself; and to welcome back, undazzled, His deep fraternal gaze into your inmost being. In the very act of claiming and taking your all in self-surrender, and of telling you all day long what to do as His conscious implements, He assures you that He knows your souls, never for a moment forgets your innermost emotions, understands you with a boundless sympathy, loves you with an indescribable affection, is not ashamed to call you brethren, tells the confessed and proclaimed slave that he is not such, but a friend. Y o u r Praye r Requests Each morning a t eight the editor ial sta ff of King 's Business m agazine gathers for prayer. Over the years God has answered the heartcry of thousands. Should you have a re quest we would count it a privilege to take it to the throne of grace. Y o u r request w ill be held in the strictest confidence. Address: Th e Editors, King's Business, 5 5 8 So. Hope St., Los Angeles 17, C a lif.
soul "which He owns, the soul which
a compelling devotional article
by H. C. G. MOULE
THE KING'S BUSINESS
Such is the self-surrendered believ er’s attitude towards the Lord, such the Lord’s towards him. Profoundest reverence will look full into the eyes of unalterable sovereignty. But the gaze will be the gaze of friendship, of common understanding, of heart embracing fellow-feeling, none the less. They have fellowship one with another. But now what will be the spiritual effect of such a friendship on the inferior, when the superior is my Lord Jesus Christ, “m y ' King who saved me?” Add to the precious views of my intense connection with Him, as His property, His implement, His vassal, the fact that I am His friend and He mine; that He admits me to His mind and heart, and is pleased to enter the recesses of my own, not only as the autocrat, which He is, but as the infinitely perfect friend. He claims to own me and to use me as despotically as if I were in animate; and let me remember this always, let me remember it now. But He comes down into my soul with the large and loving assurance that He sees in me all the while His con scious friend, and gives Himself to me for mine. He invites me to the ut most confidence I care to place in Him, requests, yes, He requests ad mission into the deepest of my own, I enter His presence-chamber ere I go out to my work in His field, or when I return from it; or I look up in the midst of it, and see standing by me the Lord; and He invites me not only to clasp His feet, but to grasp His hand; nay, in the hour of need, whensoever I will, to lean upon my Master, to lay my head upon His shoulder, to tell Him all. He lets me know that He knows my sorrows. He reminds me that be fore I was, He is; that in my remot est memories, unutterably precious and tender, He was present, and still knows them all; that in my present toil, while in His blessed despotism He allots the task, He also perfectly understands every experience of the worker in it, and can meet them all with His sufficient grace. And in the hour of temptation it is to Him that I can confide literally everything— the least thing, the greatest, the worst. The insight of any other eye into my soul’s recesses soon reaches its limit; the insight of His eye goes through the center of my being, and He reserves it to Himself to deal with that. Am I conscious of failure, then? I come to Him without a mo ment’s delay. I show Him my weak
est point at its weakest moment with out a veil. Wonderful to say, He can make me strongest just there. This is to put Jesus Christ’s friend ship to the proof; this is to find Him closer than a brother. And if He is this to me, I shall care often to be alone with Him; and when alone, to speak with Him. It has been well said: “ If you walk with God, you must talk with God, or you will soon cease to walk with God.” But let not the intercourse be one-sided. Listen as well as pray. “ He that hath an ear, let him hear.” For He on His part will let me look into His heart and His work. He will tell me of His thoughts of me long ago, even before the universe began. He will explain to me the plan and way by which He made me actually His own, His property, His instrument. He will talk freely to me about the yoke, and the cross, and the thorn, as well as bid me bear them; explaining, opening up, with a friend’s generous confidence, what their bearing is upon my eternal fu ture life with Him and for Him. He will lead me out far beyond myself in His gracious expositions of His thoughts. He will talk to me about His Father, and His Father’s cove nant, and His Father’s kingdom; about His Father’s love for the world, and His Father’s love for the Son, and for the Bride of His Son. I work on the while. I submit my self with deepening simplicity to my Master, I am more than ever content to do all day long what I am told. For the bonds of absolute obligation become, in this wonderful reality of a daily intercourse, conductors of the living power of an eternal friend ship. I would not for a moment be free, an independent agent, choosing work and bargaining for pay. I have no rights; I make no conditions. I am a chattel that lives. But, ah! with it and in it, and through it, I am my Master’s friend; the more con sciously and delightfully such, the more I own myself, first and always, His property and His slave. Heavenly master, I am Thine, and Thou art mine. Show me evermore Thy heart of love, the secret of the Lord. Let nothing ever overcast this sacred friendship, to which Thou hast called me. Everywhere, always, keep me abiding in Thy love; according to the working whereby Thou art able to subject all things to Thyself. Amen. (Included in “Christ and Sanctifi cation,” Pickering & Inglis, Ltd., London.) END.
The Divine Friend
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Where Your Treasure Is A s to r y about value judgments
B y A rthu r H . Townsend T his is a day when many are finding it difficult to make clear-cut value judgments. Science has made material things so real— so easy to obtain— that all else seems but a blurry dream. Our goal has become things and even for the Christian this material trend is difficult to escape. As a minister I think the most pitiful person is the Christian wrapped up in his own selfish desires. Here’s a letter I received that graphically illustrates this. "I am sorry that I am giving such a small donation to the Lord’s work. At this time o f year it is hard to save money. We recently paid out $3,000 for a new portable sawmill, then another $1,500 for a saw mill engine, and $500 for a house trailer. Too, there are men to pay $10 daily. We have bedding to buy; also tools, horse feed, and a thousand other things to purchase. "I recently travelled to visit my two daughters. The youngest girl’s husband is a taxi driver. Taxi drivers don’t make much so we helped them out and will continue to do so as much as possible. "My eldest daughter has bought an $8,000 home, and paid cash for it. They have also purchased a new Ford car, and other things, too. They have not saved much, either. "My daughter had an addition to the family in October— a lovely baby boy. Her friends had a baby shower for her before baby came. They gave her lovely things. She was so thrilled. My daughters are both well, and we are enjoying good health, too; but the expenses are heavy. So please excuse our small offering to the Lord’s work. I am sure you will understand.” His offering was 25 cents. Three thousand dollars for a portable sawmill. Fifteen hundred dollars for an engine. Five hundred dollars for a house trailer. A son- in-law supported partially because he doesn’t make enough money. Another daughter who has bought an $8,000 home . . . cash. A new car. All this— not including the trip— all for self, for the immediate family desires, and only 25 cents for the Lord. Little wonder Jesus said: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6 :19-21).
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Rev. George Bennard, author of the world's best-loved hymn.
I n a broadcasting studio in Los Angeles recently a white-haired man drifted into a sweet moment of reminiscence that caused tears to spill down his face. The man: Rev. George Bennard. The memories were of the year 1913 and a gospel hymn that after 42 years has become the world’s best-loved religious song. It was that year— 1913—that Rev. Ben nard wrote “The Old Rugged Cross.” For the venerable song writer (he stoutly maintains his age is a mili tary secret) the years have been busy. He has written some 300 songs ( “ Speak, My Lord,” “ Jesus Is Dearer Than A ll” ) but none has reached the popularity of the one that starts On
There’s even a motion picture telling the story behind this famous song. The film is being produced by Ken Anderson and will be released soon. The Bennards spend their winters in California but each summer finds them back in their home near Reed City, Iowa. Reed City is justly proud of the Bennards and passing motorists are made aware of this pride. Huge bill boards announce that Reed City is the home of the author of “ The Old Rugged Cross” and this fall the city dedicated a large cross in honor of the hymn. The cross—on a hill— is just above the Bennards’ home on U.S. Highway 131, 5j/^ miles north of Reed City. END.
a hill far away stood an old rugged cross. Survey after survey still places Rev. Bennard’s masterpiece at the top. Rev. Bennard was born in Youngs town, Ohio and grew up in the small mining town of Lucas, Iowa where his father ran a saloon. His ministry started 51 years ago with the Salva tion Army in Illinois and today that ministry continues. He still writes songs, still makes public appearances. Last year he and Mrs. Bennard (his second wife; his first one is not liv ing) were honored in the famed Pas adena Tournament of Roses parade where they rode on a float commemo rating “ The Old Rugged Cross.”
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