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A TUBERCULAR EVANGELIST After the war the incidence of tu berculosis among the children of Greece was 85%. Today thousands of persons are suffering from that disease, but there are only 6,000 sanitarium beds. There is hardly a hospital in that ancient land that has not been helped by the American Mission to Greeks, whose work it is a privilege to present to the readers of this magazine. Among these sufferers is Christo pher Harkiolakis on the island of Crete, whom we visited at the sani tarium. There were innumerable patches on his trousers, and his toes were sticking out of his shoes. He did not speak to us, however, of his physical misery and want, but of the way the Lord is using him among his fellow patients. An aged patient, overhearing our conversation, took a New Testament out of his shirt pock et and showed it to us, indicating that he was almost at the end. It was the first time he had had the oppor tunity of reading the New Testament in Modern Greek and he was simply thrilled. Brother Christopher then af firmed that, that was the experience of many of the patients to whom he had given the Word of God and tes tified for Christ. His family lives in a tiny village, the poverty of which is indescribable. His wife and two children, a boy and a girl, are as thin as rails. Their mother does not want to part with them and send them to our Orphan age, and who can blame her? What mother wants to part with her chil dren? But wouldn’t it be wonderful if our readers could take on their support? There are so many in sim ilar plight in Greece. We shall be glad to assign one to you. Home care costs only $15 a month. And for only $10 you can supply Brother Chris topher with 40 New Testaments for distribution in the sanitarium. What will your share be in helping the physically and spirtually needy in Greece? Send your gifts to the Amer ican Mission to Greeks, Inc., Rev. i Spiros Zodhiates, General Secretary, Dept. K, P.O. Box 423, New York 36, N.Y. (In Canada: 90 Duplex Ave., Toronto 7, Ont.)
A publication of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Inc. Louis T. Talbot, Chancellor
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MARCH In the year of our Saviour
Vol. 49, No. 3
Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-Eight
Dedicated to the spiritual development of the Christian home
W IN N OW IN G OUT THE TENDERFOOTS— Ed Oglesby .... MAN-EATERS OF BALIEM VALLEY — Elsie V. Gleason ...... M ISSION TO OMOPETE — Marie Chapman .....................
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A SMALL GADFLY DOES A BIG JOB ________ QUESTIONS ON DOCTRINE — M. R. DcHaan 19 POEM — God's Best — Mildred Allen Jeffery .................... ........ 21 JUNIOR K ING 'S BUSINESS ROUND-UP — Something For Joseph — W. Davis Frome ......... ........ 26 — Africa — Poem — Kay Oliver ......................... ..... 26 FEATURES H YM N S YOU LOVE — Phil Kerr ......................... .................... 5 READER REACTION ..... .......... 6 PEOPLE — A monthly column of names in the news .................... 8 UNDER THE PARSONAGE ROOF — Althea S. Miller 9 THEOLOGICALLY TH IN K IN G — Gerald B. Stanton ..... 28 SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE — Bolton Davidheiser ___ 29 WORDS FROM THE WORD — Charles L. Feinberg 30 WORLD NEW SGRAMS — James O. Henry ........................ 31 SEARCH ING THE SCRIPTURES: 1 & 2 COR INTH IAN S — Chester J. Padgett ......................................... .... 32 BOOK REVIEWS — Arnold D. Ehlert 34 DR. TALBOT'S QUESTION BOX .... .......... 40 TALK ING IT OVER — A psychologist answers — Clyde Narramore .. 41 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OBJECT LESSONS — Elmer L. Wilder ............. 38 COVER The man on this month's cover is a native of the fiercely wild interior of Dutch New Guinea. For a story on these man-eaters and missionary work among them see pages 16-17.
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Into My Heart
Words and Music by Harry D. Clarke
During a revival campaign in Sha- mokin, Pa., Clarke had been endeav oring to lead a friend to Christ. Fi nally the young man yielded, kneel ing at the altar with Clarke by his side. “He looked up at me and said, ‘Mr. Clarke, I don’t know how to pray.’ I advised him just to open his heart and let the Holy Spirit take control. Almost instantly he cried out, ‘Oh, Jesus, come into my heart today, and come in to stay!’ The words of this simple heart-prayer struck a responsive chord in my soul. No soon er had it left his lips than the melody came to my mind.” A few minutes later Clarke taught his new chorus to the audience, resulting in the com ing of additional penitents to the al tar. He reports that the meeting last ed till past midnight, with more than 100 accepting Christ. Harry Clarke, bom in Cardill, Wales, was left an orphan at an early age. After terrifying experiences as a homeless newsboy and in various orphanages, he was “bound out” at the age of 12 to the master of a fish ing schooner. Floggings, fights, storms, man-killing work—these fell to his lot aboard the schooner. Eventually, through the assistance of an older brother of whose existence Harry had not previously known, he was brought to London. Later the two brothers moved to Canada. The next move was to the United States where Harry was converted. He took theological and musical training, then embarked upon an active career of evangelism. After serving as songleader for Billy Sun day during the last years of the re vivalist’s career, Clarke established the Billy Sunday Memorial Tabernacle in Sioux City, Iowa. Besides “ Into My Heart,” other Clarke choruses include “He Careth For You” and “ Fishers Of Men.”
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A man & his birthday
I guess New Year’s is the traditional time when we’re supposed to take a mental inventory . . . and perhaps tick off a few resolutions for the com ing months. For me, however, I turn to such things more readily on my birthday. I don’t know why un less a birthday is a little more personal than a national holiday. I suppose it doesn’t matter whether we’re nine or 3 5 or 83 — no matter what the age, our birthday is a time of reckoning. W e ’ve used up another year of whatever our alloted days are. And to some of us this can be a pretty fright ening thing. It can well cause a mild panic deep inside. The last year has gone by with the speed akin to an earth-circling satellite. Maybe we’ve made some big strides ahead. Maybe business has been booming. Or maybe the progress of the past year has been dismally little. In any event we know the year is gone. And we’re one year older. W e have exactly one year less to accom plish our life’s mission. This thought has made many a man conclude the old rat race just isn’t worth it. Why tie yourself down to a job day-in and day-out that you don’t like? Why audit books and plow fields and design missiles when life is short and you really want to do something else? Why not chuck it all and like the famous French artist Paul Gauguin sail off to the South Pacific and paint naked native girls? Why not indeed? Frankly I’ve entertained such ideas myself. Not paint native girls because I couldn’t do them justice. But I might just wander off to Arizona to photograph giant saguaros against flaming sun sets and to fish for fat trout in Oak Creek Can yon and to write whole days without a single interruption from a noisy office telephone. Well,
that’s my dream. I don’t know about yours but you’ve got one. And it’s good to always have a dream for the future. But what about the hard fact of the present? I’ve been thinking about it. Today’s my birthday. And while I’ve been thinking I’ve rediscov ered an absolute fact as far as my life is concerned. It is this: every single thing about my life hinges on my relationship to God. A t first glance it may be a little hard to pic ture how all-engulfing this is. Actually it’s rather staggering. For the man who commits his life to God through vital faith in Jesus Christ there is a whole new dimension to living. W e ’re no longer battling life on our transient human strength. W e never find ourself at the end of our rope because God has made certain promises that as sure us — with absolute certainty — o f His help in our times of need. This is important. When our daily routine has become almost unbearably boring then we need something more than a dream. W e need help — concrete, unbending help. The alternative of coming to God is somehow rather dreary at best. To overcome our sense of boredom and frustration at the routine and the passing years we redouble our efforts to put mean ing into life. W e work harder, we play harder. And God has something to say about our all-out effort: "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?*’ That’s a good question. It’s a question we can’t very well shove aside. Read it again. Maybe the thing you’re giving in exchange for your soul really isn’t worth it after all.
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In the cool morning air at Los An geles International Airport a fortnight ago, Dr. Frank C. Phillips, 46, climbed up the ramp of a United Air Lines plane bound for Oregon. He was scheduled to deliver a series of addresses for the two organizations in which he had played a major role—Youth for Christ International and World Vision, Inc. P h illip s never got there. He slumped down on the stairs of the plane with a heart attack, was rushed to Daniel Freeman Memorial Hos pital in Inglewood and there died at dusk. Singer-pastor Wilbur E. Nelson has moved from Huntington Park, Calif, to Wheaton, 111. to pastor the “Church by the Side of the Road” (Evangelical Free Church). His daily “Morning Chapel Hour” programs will continue to be heard over 20 broadcasting sta tions from coast to coast, in Hawaii, Ecuador and Panama. Hosted by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship’s Fifth International Stu dent Missionary Convention, more than 3,200 collegiates gathered recent ly at Urbana, 111. to ponder the great missionary theme: “One Lord — One Church—One World,” as developed by Drs. Donald Grey Barnhouse, Harold Oc- kenga, Billy Graham and others. Over 1,500 students indicated that they would follow God’s will for their lives wherever it might take them at any cost. From the Caribbean Isles come headlines of more Graham success. In Kingston, Jamaica a crowd of 30,000 (20,000 turned away) smashed all at tendance records for mass meetings in the Island’s history. The second night brought 25,000 with 1,600 decisions for Christ. By popular demand the services were broadcast to the entire Island. Graham’s vanguard was Asso ciate Evangelist Leighton Ford and team who attracted 6,000-7,000 nightly for two weeks, resulting in more than 1,000 decisions for Christ. In response to appeals from over seas missionaries for films for teen agers in foreign lands, Ken Anderson, producer of Gospel Films, Inc. and Grand Rapids businessman James Ka- minga are combing Asia, the Middle East and Europe, surveying the pos sibilities of producing teen-age films specifically geared toward reaching youth overseas with the gospel.
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D orotheann’s voice was full of long ing. “ I wish I could get you on ‘Queen for a Day,’ Mother.” “Why, sweetie? I’m sure I’m not queen material according to their standards.” “You are, too. I just saw that pro gram on TV. The chosen lady gets beautiful clothes. I’d love to see you get a new wardrobe. You could surely use one.” As she vainly tried to smooth out the skirt of a well-worn dress, Mother continued a little wistfully, “You are an observant girl. Teaching every day has surely put my clothes through the mill. But we’ll have to be satisfied with what I have. I’m afraid no ‘Queen for a Day’ program will ever come to my rescue.” “What excuse would she give any way to get you on that program?” Ten-year-old Kent suddenly put his two cents worth into the conversation. “You don’t give excuses, stupid! All you need is a good reason. Mama has had nine children. That gives her nine reasons—good ones, too. And three- fourths of us are pills, you especially.” “What ‘excuse’ would I give?” Mother asked herself as she stood over the ironing board. She smiled in spite of herself. “Nine children can hardly be called ‘excuses,’ but they certainly supply reasons for a mother’s ward robe looking rather weary. But I don’t want to waste time wishing for clothes to cover this body when it is far more important that I wear the ‘robe of righteousness’ to grace this spirit of mine which Christ has so graciously saved. Doesn’t the Word enjoin the believer to ‘be clothed with humility’ (1 Pet. 5:5)? Father God, let me be clothed in garments which are beautiful to Thee. “Of one thing I am sure, excuses are not to be part of the dress of God’s children. If anything, excuses are thinly veiled fruits of the flesh. In failing to obey our Lord complete ly, too many of us Christians employ them, deluding ourselves into the be lief that God will see reason behind our default. “ ‘Knowing . . . that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand . . .’ (Rom. 13:11,12). Lord help me to repudiate every ex cuse for Thy testimony’s sake.”
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Student Trainee Judy Painter grimly whacks off chicken’s head with machete as part of assignment.
Every summer a group of student missionary trainees from Ameri can schools scrambles down the ramp of a Q-line DC-3 in Havana and travels to a 33-acre farm in the heart of Cuba to tackle mission work in the raw. They play horns and preach in sleepy pueblos, kill and dress chickens, bake yeast bread and can some fruit or jam. They observe the work of native pastors and other missionaries. In classes three hours a day four days a week for two months the young people study Spanish, survival techniques for the tropics, cook ing, building and elementary medicine under the watchful eye of supervisors employed by Practical Missionary Training, an inter denominational, cooperative missionary agency with headquarters in Fullerton, Calif. They live in homes occupied the rest of the year by PMT ’s on-the-field staff which maintains the station. Practical train ing is available also in Mexico and Haiti. Total cost for Cuba and Mexico is $350 and for Haiti, $400. This real-life experience is winnowing out the tenderfoots and saving mission boards dishonorable dischargees because of broken health, spiritual defeat, incompatibility, inability to grasp a new language or adjust to a new culture and various other reasons. For a few the summer sojourn waves them away from persuing foreign mission work. But for others it increases their eagerness and equips them well to don the armor of the Lord and go abroad to give out the gospel that alone can deliver lands from error’s chain. Photo Story by Ed Oglesby
en hampered by rain. Here oxen rescue a PM T Jeep from its ruts Getting into remote villages is o
Mud-spattered and sweaty from a long trip, Ed Oglesby (with trumpet) and Bob Harrison conduct a service in a Cuban home. Mrs. Ken Bemis is playing the accordion. A ll three are students at Biola.
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The Completed Masterpiece
by J. Sidlow Baxter
T I he New Testament is the an swer to the Old. Without it the Old is like a river which loses itself in the sands. It is revelation without destination; something pre-visual ized but never post-realized; prom ise without fulfillment; preparation without consummation. If the New Testament is not the answer to the Old, then the Old has never had an answer, and never can have an an swer. But the New Testament is the answer. It is the true, clear, glorious fulfillment. Let us see how this is so. The Unfinished Symphony T ry to imagine yourself reading or studying the Old Testament for the first time. Let us suppose that you have a Jewish friend who says to you, “ Our Hebrew Scriptures are wonderful. You should read them.” So you read the Old Testament. The first section you traverse is the Torah or Law—the “ Pentateuch.” The thing which probably strikes you most is the prevalence of ani mal sacrifice. It begins away back in Genesis 4. It occurs again in chapters 9, 12 and 22. It presents itself more clearly in Exodus. In Leviticus there is an entire organi zation of sacrifices, offerings, rites, ceremonies. Everywhere the impres sion clings that these sacrifices and ceremonies somehow point to real ities outside of themselves, yet this is nowhere clearly explained. You read on through the remain ing books, hoping to find an expla nation. You travel through the his torical books (Joshua to Esther) and the philosophical books (Job to Song of Solomon) and the prophetical books (Isaiah to Malachi). But al though the sacrifices and ceremonies of the Law are referred to again and again, you come to the end of the The King's Business/Morch 1958
swept into exile. 1 and 2 Chronicles review the tragic story. In Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, a remnant re turns to Judaea. But it is only a remnant. The walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt, but the Davidic throne is no more. In Judaea the Jews are a minor dependency. Outside they are scattered to the four winds. You read on through the philosophical books, but there is nothing further about them there; nor is there in the prophets, except in the last little trio, Haggai, Zechariah and Mala chi where things are far from well with the returned remnant. Thus you finish your second reading of the Old Testament with a sad sigh that it is a book of unachieved pur poses. One thing, however, now stands out with captivating power. It is this: in its spiritual aspects the Old Testament is surely unmatched, and you can well understand the pride of the Jews in it. You must read it yet again for here, surely, the true God is revealed, as also the way to find Him. You start at Genesis again. Sure ly this is the most credible and sublime account of origins ever penned. You re-peruse Exodus, Le viticus, Numbers, D eu te ron om y . Surely this is the most wonderful Law ever given. But your special interest is now focused on those philosophical books in the fivefold poetic group (Job to Solomon’s Song) for it is those which deal with the aching problems of the in dividual human heart. In them you will surely find a solution. But do you? Nay, for although there are illuminating, penetrating, practical, reassuring counsels and lessons and prom ises, somehow there are no clear or final solutions to the dire problems of sin and pain 13
Old Testament without the light that you need. And you have a dis appointing sense that the Old Testa ment is a book of unexplained cere monies. Still, you have decided that the Old Testament is just about the most wonderful book you ever read and that the Jews are a remarkable race. Is it really so, that the Jews are God’s “ chosen people,” with high purpose and destiny? You read it all again, starting at Genesis. You see the obliteration of the antediluvian civilization, also God’s covenant with Noah that the race should never be flood-destroyed again. Next you encounter the far- reaching covenant with Abraham in Genesis 12, 15, 17 and 22, renewed later to Isaac and Jacob. After that you see the 12 tribes freed from Egyptian bondage by Jehovah’s out stretched arm, welded into a nation at Sinai, given a Law and ordi nances and constituted a theocracy. You watch the covenant people invade and occupy Canaan. The fu ture is florid with possibilities. But alas, the Book of Judges follows with its sordid declensions and servitudes. The first Book of Samuel recounts the change-over from theocracy to monarchy. 1 Kings brings disrup tion of the one kingdom into two. 2 Kings ends with both kingdoms A bout the A uthor Of. Baxter was born in Australia but while he was quite young his family moved to Scot land. While still in his teens he became a minister of note and later was the pastor of the famous Charlotte Baptist Chapel in Edin burgh. He now is devoting full time to evan gelism and writing. His six-volume series, "Know the Book," is a classic in Bible study.
and death and eternity. You are still left groaning with Job, “ Oh that I knew where I might find him.” In the ensuing writings of the prophets you find lofty ethics and most startling predictions, but they do not solve your spiritual quest. You end your third reading of the Old Testament equally aware that it is a book of unappeased longings. Yet even now you cannot finally forsake its pages, for in reading it you have yourself become an earn est seeker after reality. And besides, you have found in it a certain as tonishing phenomenon such as is found in no other religion or phi losophy under the sun. This unique feature has impressed you more each time you have gone through the book. It is the marvel of Old T e stam en t prophecy, especially prpphecy in the sense of prediction. There can be no surviving doubt as to genuineness. Boldly drawn, time-spanning, markedly detailed foretellings on Egypt, Assyria, Bab ylon and other mighty powers were hazarded and then fulfilled with such accuracy that any candid in vestigator must consent, “ This is the seal of the living God upon these Scriptures.” Moreover, the fulfilling of those prophecies guarantees the similar consummation of the many others which reach on into a more distant future. The main body of the Old Testament prophecy speaks as no other known literature about the future and garnishes it with the most compensating ultimate restitu tion. It all focuses in the idea that someone is coming who will be God’s answer to the cry of the ages. Away back in Genesis 3:15 the “ seed of the woman” is said to “ bruise the head” of the serpent. The promise of this “ seed” is re newed to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in chapters 12, 22, 26 and 49. There are traces of it in all the succeeding Old Testament scrolls until, in Isa iah and his compeers, the stream of Messianic prophecy reaches flood- fulness. Yet when you reach Mal- achi again, although empires have perished and centuries have filed into antiquity and the seers lie in their graves, the promised One has not come. “ Behold, He shall come!” exclaims Malachi as he, too, the last
of the prophets, recedes behind the misty curtain of the past. But he must leave off there. And you close the Old Testament realizing that it is a book of unfulfilled prophecies. Yes, the Old Testament in its four successive compartments, i.e. the organizational, the historical, the philosophical, the prophetical is a hook of 1) unexplained ceremonies, 2) unachieved purposes, 3) unap peased longings and 4) unfulfilled prophecies. The Completed Masterpiece But now let us suppose that, hav ing thus read the Old Testament, you meet a Christian friend who persuades you to read the New Tes tament. What do you find? You read it once, twice, thrice and all the time you are discovering a book of c o r r e s p o n d in g fulfillments. The very first chapter of Matthew sings out the soon-familiar refrain, “ That it might be fulfilled . . . .” The Jesus who is to “ save His people from their sins” is lineally certificated right back to Boyal David and Pa triarch Abraham, through whom God’s two great “ covenants of prom ise” were made with Israel. His birth of the virgin immediately un locks the secret of Isaiah 7:14: “ Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord through the prophet, Be hold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Thereafter you read about the Jesus of the New Testament whose birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension are historically recorded in the Gospels, spiritually inter preted in the Acts and Epistles, and prospectively consummated in the Apocalypse. In His vicarious death and aton ing self-sacrifice, His resurrection and ascension, His present high- priestly ministry in heaven and His promised return, you see the un explained ceremonies of the Law suddenly flame into new meaning. They all point to Him — as for in stance the five different kinds of offerings in Leviticus, the tabernacle ordinances, the annual entering of the high priest into the Holy of Holies with covenant blood-sprin-
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