The Bible For Today Update
Yvonne Sanborn Waite
THESE ARE PERILOUS TIMES!
CHRISTIANS MUST BE VIGILANT
Satan is out to destroy Christians and their families!
Let us not be too proud to HUMBLE OURSELVES
Under the Mighty Hand of God!
I Peter 5:6-11
"The Beginning Is Half Of All"
Here I sit, staring at the computer screen, wondering what I'm going to
say to you this month--not that things haven't been happening here at
the ranch and elsewhere--but WHERE to begin? Well, as they say (whoever
"they" be): "THE BEGINNING IS HALF OF ALL." Come to think of it--it's
my husband who says it; only he says it in Greek: ("archE hemisu
Just now I asked Dr. Waite to jot down a few of the BIBLE FOR TODAY'S
aspired "beginnings" for the new year of 2001. So he did! Let me tell
you about them! As you know, we can often "begin" something and often
actually do it; but we cannot foreknow the ending of a project or of a
life. There have been many unfinished paintings, unsung songs, and
letters half written. I think of those, whom I knew, who began the
year 2000 full of vision and vigor only to be lowered low in a grave
before the year's end to wait for the Resurrection. Our times are not
our own--even though we think we own them. They are in God's hand as
the Scripture tells us.
January Is A Time For Beginnings
ANOTHER YEAR OF DAILY BIBLE READING
FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION. Did you complete your Bible reading last year? Do you need to order
our YEARLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE IN ACTION? (BFT #179; 50/$5.00 or
100/$10.00 + S&H) Maybe it is because I'm getting older, but I become
a wee bit impatient with folk that say they are born again Christians
and who love the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God, but have NEVER
read the Bible through in their lives. (I'm not talking about reading
it once a year; I'm talking about reading it at all.) Some "a-men"
with the loudest voice in church and talk a big game, but cannot give
ten or fifteen minutes of their time daily to the reading of the Book of
Books. A Bible reading determination (and that is what it is) is not a
Bible study program. That is where people get all mixed up about it.
Just read, and read, and read. If you don't understand it, in time, you
will--not this year but another year. And if you have a pastor who is a
"pastor/teacher," as he should be, he will eventually get to that
portion of the Bible that you don't understand and he'll teach you about
it. And if he doesn't--SHAME ON HIM! Of course, if you have a pastor
who rants and raves over a verse or one word every week, he'll never get
to that problem in Leviticus or II Chronicles. Or if you have a pastor
who only talks about slacks and long hair, you'll never discover the
answer to your questions in Obadiah or Revelation. If you do, then get
a book, a friend, a Bible study group, or better yet--DIG INTO THE
SCRIPTURE YOURSELF, and get a good dictionary and a Strong's
MAKING MARRIAGE MELODIOUS
(BFT #3004--not completed as of this date).
Several years ago Dr. Waite was asked to give a series of messages on
marriage to a camp in Ohio. This he did. They are on audio tape (BFT
#1454/1-4 @ $12+S&H) but were never put in print. This past year a
young couple, looking forward to marriage, asked my husband to marry
them and to give them a series of counseling sessions on marriage.
Scratching his head to determine the direction he should go for this
necessary instruction, he remembered the Ohio series. Dusting off his
old notes, he began to make a little booklet especially for this couple
for their present and future reference. In the meantime, the couple
decided they wanted someone else to marry them and to counsel them.
That was fine, but there was all that work and no place to use it! I
felt bad for him--all that time he could have used in another
direction. So, I looked at the revived notes and listened to the
tapes. They were good! I encouraged my husband to put this work in
print. Now Dr. Waite is pruning the words. Lord willing, we will have
a finished booklet for you soon. To be truthful, your interest would
encourage him to finish the job sooner! I can assure you that you will
be blessed by this singular, original work to help in your own
marriage, as well as helping newly married folk to establish Bible-based
attitudes in their new marriages.
Ten Reasons Why
THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETY DESERVES ITS NAME
(BFT #PB1847 67 large pages @ $7+$4 S&H)
Several years ago--in 1990--my husband gave this address at the
twelfth annual meeting of THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETY held in Warren,
Maine. It was given because of some flak that the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY
should not be named after John William Burgon, Dr. Waite feels that
this work should be brought back to the attention of the Society as well
as the general public. He is considering speaking on the subject at
the 23rd DBS annual meeting this year at the INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH
in Ramsey, MN, Lord willing, on July 18-19, 2001. PASTOR CHARLES
NICHOLS, the host pastor, takes a strong, bold stand for the Textus
Receptus in that part of the country! Call him for information about
the meetings (612-533-4356). Don't miss them!
A NEW SERIES OF SERMONS
www.biblefortoday.org via SermonAudio.com
A new series of sermons will be downloaded on sermonaudio.com such as
"Safeguards of Separation #1 & #2 (sermons preached at the 1999
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE FAITH Bible Conference in Elkton, MD.), The Person &
Work of Christ," "Called to be Saints," "Set for the Defense of the
Gospel," "To Die or Gain," "A Fresh Look at the Resurrection," and
"Music at Midnight." Mostly these are sermons that Pastor Waite has
preached in our church here in Collingswood, NJ. You can order them
from us also. I personally am so happy to sit under the ministry of
someone who actually teaches me the Bible. In years past, I never would
know if I'd hear some ditty on a word or two, or if the preacher was on
a hobby, or telling of an incident from his life the week before or a
humorous event from someone else's life. Why is it that so many
preachers go nowhere in the Word? I can't figure it out. I used to
think that even I could get up there without studying and "preach" like
that, or better, without studying!! (Of course I wouldn't because I
am a woman.) It was most discouraging to go to church and get
absolutely nothing new and fresh for my soul. I had so many needs, and
all that I got was pablum (baby food) or worse yet, garbage. I would
look around at the people in the pews and wonder, "Is this easy stuff
what they want?" "Is this sermon on the Christmas wreath necessary?"
"Is this ranting and raving on one or two words or phrases what the
average churchgoer wants?" Oh, don't get me wrong. I understand a need
for some such topical preaching for a certain occasion or a change of
pace. I'm not completely hard hearted.
I have sat under Bible teachers, in the pre-psychological preaching
days, like HARRY IRONSIDE at Chicago's Moody Memorial Church (a huge
church, packed with people) where my soul was thrilled to the toes with
his simple, expository preaching. Ignorance of the Word of God was
impossible for the listening Christian! And other men have been an
example to my husband and me in the early days for such delivery as that
of LEWIS SPERRY CHAFER, his teacher, as well as J. VERNON McGEE at
Dallas Theological Seminary--the old Dallas before the current, pro-razzle/dazzle delivery was popularized. Weekly, while at the
University of Michigan, Dr. Waite, as a new-born Christian, sat at the
feet of DR. M. R. DeHANN (he was a medical doctor), at the Friday night
Detroit Bible Class teaching the book of Hebrews. Then another was
Evangelist OLIVER B. GREEN who could preach, topically & textually, as
well as presenting excellent expository messages. My father enjoyed his
expository messages so much that he purchased all of Green's books.
I will always remember what our oldest son said about many of the
preachers that preached from his fundamentalist college/university's
pulpit. He said that the speaker always talked about "preach the Word,"
and they yelled and hollered about "preaching the Word;" but seldom did
it. How sad--but true! It's like a mother who would advocate cooking
healthy meals but would never make any. Same thing!
Preaching in 1 Corinthians and Beyond!
I HOPE THAT YOU ARE AVAILING YOURSELF OF THESE MESSAGES! WE PUT THEM
ON VIDEO OR AUDIO TAPES. One day when I was asking my husband, "What
exactly do you do with your day?" I guess it was an impertinent
question. You see, I know that we are living past the "four score &
ten" and that every year, every day, every moment is bonus time for my
husband and me. I have so many things I want to do (we'll see what the
Lord has in mind in time), and I know my husband has a mental "wish
list," too--books to write, articles to compose, radio broadcasts to
record, sermons to preach, and people to train. I keep wondering, "When
are you going to get your book on so-and-so done?" (We hired someone to
help but the progress is very slow. Maybe he has gone into early
retirement. Ha! ) So one day, when I was "complaining," my husband
looked at me and said, "Vonnie, I don't think you realize how much time
it takes for me to look up all those Greek words and Bible verses every
week for my Sunday morning message." You know, he was right.
My husband is a quiet man. He doesn't make a big splash about himself
or the hours he labors for other people--including me. He does his
work and goes on. So it is really disturbing to me, his wife, when
someone who doesn't know the first thing about research or the
sacrifices that a man (and his family) makes to study the Word of God,
for the edification of the souls of people, to make a comment such as ,
"I really don't like expository preaching! I like topical preaching
better!" I ask myself, "Where is that person's spiritual thirst?"
The First Corinthian Tapes in Progress
There will be 16 audio cassettes (BFT #2997/1-16 @ $48 + S&H) and 8
videos (BFT#2997VC1-8 @ $15 each, or $85 + S&H.) It will take
thirty-two weeks to teach Paul's epistle to the Church at Corinth.
Eleven Chapters are ready NOW. I hope that you order these teaching
tapes. My husband teaches every verse. His verbiage is easily
understood. He doesn't use big words to wow you with his knowledge.
Maybe you have a longing to understand the Word of God better. Why
not avail yourself of this wonderful opportunity to learn the Bible?
You can play the audio tapes in your car as you are driving from place
to place, and/ or watch the videos in the quietness of your home alone,
or with your family. Some order these videos every month to be a part
of our "satellite" listeners. Many people are hungry to learn what the
Bible says in every verse, and to hear it preached from the King James
Bible. They are weary of the modern versions! My husband teaches in a
very easy manner. HE DOESN'T SKIP OVER DIFFICULT, CONTROVERSIAL
PASSAGES LIKE TOPICAL PREACHERS OFTEN DO.
A New Series On The Weekly & Daily Radio Programs
"BIBLE FOR TODAY DAILY" & "BIBLE FOR TODAY WEEKLY"
Maybe you don't even realize the scope of THE BIBLE FOR TODAY, INC.
ministry. Most people don't. Beside the printing and publishing work
that we do--like for THE DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLE (BFT #3000L (large 12
point print @ $40 + $6 S&H genuine leather; BFT #3000M medium 10 point
print @ $35 + $4 S&H--genuine leather), DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE (BFT $1594-P @$12.00+$4 S&H), the other books by Dr. Waite, as well as
orchestrating the reprinting of the BURGON books for the DBS, we have
church in our house & the responsibilities that go with pastoring, the
church radio program, & the new program for women that I do called Just
For Women. Dr. Waite speaks every day on the radio over many stations
on the defense of the King James Bible and its underlying texts. This
program is co-sponsored by THE BIBLE FOR TODAY and THE DEAN BURGON
As the NEW RADIO YEAR opens, Dr. Waite is going to talk about TEN
REASONS WHY THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETY DESERVES ITS NAME. Maybe you don't
know it, but you can order these half-hour radio tapes to hear for
yourself at your leisure. They are BFT Daily Radio @ $4 for 20, 5'
broadcasts; or BFT Weekly Radio @ $4 for 4, 30' broadcasts.. Besides
wanting the program in progress; you might like some of Dr. Waite's
other recent broadcasts such as:
1. "Dr. Theodore Letis Exposed on Many Issues + Compromise"
(BFT/171-173 @ $9 + $3 S&H)
2. "Reply to Dr. Bob Jones III's Defense of Mind of Man Book"
(BFT/166-167 @ $7 + $3 S&H)
3. "Dean John William Burgon's Warnings on Revision of TR & KJB"
(BFT/161-165 $15 + $3 S&H)
My husband tells me that on the BFT DAILY, he is continuing the summary
of the review of his book FUNDAMENTALIST MISINFORMATION ON THE KING
JAMES BIBLE (BFT #PB2974 @ $7.00 + $3 S&H). I PERSONALLY DON'T RECOMMEND
YOUR GETTING THE FIVE-MINUTE BROADCASTS (BUT YOU CAN) because the
content of the program comes in small blasts of information, while the ½
hour program is fuller; but, I must say, the five minutes is excellent
for the short listening span of many radio listeners who have to hit and
run with their radio interest . Why not sponsor the five minute on a
local radio station near you?
A QUOTE FROM DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE
WHAT IS "TRANSLATION"?
What is "translation"? The word comes from two Latin terms: trans and
latus. Trans means "across." Latus is the past participle root
is short for tal or tla ("latus") and means "to lift or carry." The
literal meaning of "translation" therefore is "to lift or carry
across." When speaking of translating of languages, the resultant
meaning is to transfer or "carry over" (and I would take it BODILY) from
one language to another." That is Bible translation consists of picking
up the words from the Hebrew and Greek, carrying these words over into
English or any other language you might be translating into, and then
dropping those words into that language without losing any parts,
gaining any parts, or changing any parts. That is what the KING JAMES
BIBLE has done in the English language. It has taken up the words
bodily from the Hebrew or Greek and taken them over into English and set
them down very gently, very accurately, and very specifically so we can
understand them. (Defending The KJ B, pg 103,BFT#1594-P@$12+$4 S&H)
Marriage Defrauding & Other Matters
Just For Women" Radio Tapes (BFT #JFW/07A&B @ $4 + $1 S&H--two
programs) One of the reasons I wanted to have a radio program for women was to
discuss marriage, as well as other problems peculiar to women, with my
listener/friends by means of radio. The Lord burdened my heart for the
subject several years ago. That's when I began teaching a course called
"Husband Loving Lessons." After every class, I would write down what we
had learned together and soon I had the manual by the same name (BFT
#463 @ $16 + $4 S&H). I was learning, too. About two years ago--still
learning, I finished a small forty-one page booklet (that can fit into a
business envelope) called Marriage Defrauding & Other Matters Especially
for Women (BFT #2868 @ $2.00 +S&H) You can ask for quantity prices, if
you like. I would very much like you to have this work to help you and
your friends in their marriages. You who are married know that
"marriage" is a life-long lesson. Let me pick out something at random.:
Some wives become entangled with the mundane "Martha" jobs around the
house. They forget the "better part" which is being kind, caring, and
sexually loving to their mates. This compassion and concern towards
one's husband must also include the burning passion of sexual love. If
this needed sexual attention is neglected, the marriage will crash! I
am reminded of Paul's injunction concerning married love in I
Corinthians 7:2-5. . .
KJB Footnote Editor's Daughter In Car Crash
CONTINUE TO PRAY
MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR OUR SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER
WHO WAS IN A SERIOUS AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ON DECEMBER 10th LAST YEAR
(2000). Without warning, dear Elizabeth , who is the oldest daughter of
D. A. Waite, Jr., the footnote author and editor of THE DEFINED KING
JAMES BIBLE, was critically wounded. She has endured many surgeries
including the removal of her spleen, 24+ units of blood, and a
near-fatal lung (ARDS) syndrome, as well as brain swelling
complications. At this first-of-the-year writing, we are praising God
that the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) has passed, leaving
her left lung in a delicate condition but functioning. The tracheal
tube has been removed. She is breathing on her own. She can talk in a
whisper and write notes. Her mental conditions is alert. She can
carefully walk to the rest room, has begun eating, only weights 95
pounds, and has no memory of her life from Thanksgiving to this
writing. She knows people and remembers all of the phone numbers of her
family and friends. Her nurses say she is a miracle.
Since writing the above, Elizabeth has returned home, and will take
physical, occupational, neurological, and speech therapy as an
outpatient from a local hospital. Thank you for caring and praying.
You have no idea what a comfort you have been to my husband and me
personally, as well as to Elizabeth's parents.
Perhaps you do not know, but others were in the car with
Elizabeth--others were bruised and confused by the crash. One was
Elizabeth's sister, Rebecca (15). It is difficult to imagine her fear
as the jaws of life cut away the crashed car from her body, releasing
her to the paramedics' care. Praise God--our Rebecca was released from
the hospital before that evening was over. God was good to spare her.
He has His ways! May all this suffering and anguish bear the peaceable
fruits of righteousness in Elizabeth's life and soul is our prayer. Our
Heavenly Fathers continually teaches His lessons. Some of us are very
OUR NEW GOSPEL OF JOHN BIBLE STUDY
ON SUNDAYS AT 1:30 P.M. IS A JOY!
WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A NEW SERVICE IN OUR CHURCH. As you may
remember, our morning church service is from 10:00 A. M, until 11:30 AM
(900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, NJ). During this time, we not only have
an expository message from the Word of God by our pastor, but we sing
favorite hymns and gospel songs led by Mr. Dick Carroll accompanying us
on our baby grand Baldwin piano. I wish that you could join us by video
or come personally to contribute to the discussion. It is a blessing.
I try very hard to video all of us as we participate, and focus often on
Pastor Waite as he directs our thoughts into this Gospel that tells us
of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Feel free to order these
discussions. (BFT #3016VC1-2 @ $25 + $4 S&H--John 1:1--3:16) or better
still, DROP IN! It will wet your appetite to look into God's Word for
Always in God's care (1 Peter 5:6-11)
Yvonne Sanborn Waite