Time twists and turns as
we walk, run, or stumble on its path.
AN ANSWER TO "THE MIND OF MAN"
A Book Pushed by BJU
Every month as I begin these BFT UPDATES, I wonder what I will say and what would interest you the most about what the BIBLE FOR TODAY has been doing lately.
I suppose a BIG HIGHLIGHT was Wednesday, February 23rd! That was the day the delivery of twenty-seven boxes of books came to our door steps! Yes, TWO THOUSAND copies of Dr. Waiteís latest book, FUNDAMENTALIST MIS-INFORMATION OF BIBLE VERSIONS arrived via a B-I-G semi-truck to our front door. Two of our BFT staff--sons Dan and Don--helped their Dad unload box after box of this maroon-covered book. Thatís the new book with a tiger tramping on the words Bible Versions in blazing yellow. Quickly, I moved the church coat rack half out of the hall into the parlor (our former dining room) to make room for the hand truck laden with boxes loaded with books. "Do not touch the antique marble-top table," I warned, "Itís a family heirloom!" It belonged to my husbandís Great Grandmother, ADELINE PEIRCE. Her grandfather, JOHN CLIFFORD settled Wellington, Ohio in 1818, with four other people. He was the first preacher and she was the first teacher in town--all in their home--just like their great, great grandson, D. A. WAITE.
Stealthily the books were skillfully squeezed between the banister and the table, and soon found themselves stacked at the foot of the basement stairs. Who would have thought that this big brick house that was perfect for our family of seven would be a depository for Bibles and gospel literature?
Fundamentalist MIS-INFORMATION on Bible Versions
A BOOK WRITTEN BY Dr. D. A. WAITE
Fundamentalist MIS-INFORMATION on Bible Versions (PB2974 @ $7.00 +$3 S&H) has been a long-time coming! At least, thatís how it seemed to me. It all started on July 4, 1999, with the release of FROM THE MIND OF GOD TO THE MIND OF MAN at a book launch at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina where Dr. Mark Minnick, a teacher in the Bible department at BJU, is the pastor. An audio tape was sent to my husband, as well as the book, by two separate individuals-- friends of this ministry. Dr. Waite had heard of the book when we were attending the annual July DEAN BURGON SOCIETY meeting in Indianapolis. He was told that THE MIND OF GOD TO THE MIND OF MAN had been sold by the hundreds at the July Ď99 World Congress of Fundamentalists that had been held on the campus of Bob Jones University. Also, it has been reported that Dr. Bob Jones III held up the book before that wide audience saying it was "the most significant book for fundamentalism in this decade--No, in this century!"
Soon after learning of the publication of THE MIND OF MAN book, which was hatched in the BJU presidentís office with the encouragement of retired missionary, Dr. J. B. Williams, my husband began answering the bookís mIS-INFORMATION on his half hour BIBLE FOR TODAY WEEKLY radio programs (BFT/157-160 @ $12+$3 S&H). Many of you have ordered these audio tape radio programs to hear for yourself the ONE HUNDRED & EIGHTEEN PLUS points of MIS-INFORMATION that are being fed to fundamentalists all over the world with the aid of Bob Jones Universityís influence.
No one need tell the world in these present, political days how influential Bob Jones University is today. Just having a presidential hopeful speak at the University has caused such an uproar in the United States that Iím not sure what damage the fall-out will have on the candidates or the voters--to say nothing of the harm it has caused that fundamental school and others who have joined with that South Carolina university in much of their thinking and positions. Even though Dr. Waite speaks about the textual fault taught at the famous (and now infamous) school, we do support many of its fundamentalist stands and teachings which HAVE, in my opinion, been misrepresented as far as some of its conservative views are concerned. Perhaps you know that our children were educated at BJU and they received an excellent education. It is with personal hurt that my husband and I have had to come out boldly against the Greek Text stance of the school. As you known Dr. Waite, the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY, and THE BIBLE FOR TODAY defend the TEXTUS RECEPTUS Greek Text that underlies the King James Bible, while the BJU Greek department teaches and defends the Nestle Aland/United Bible Society/Westcott-Hort-type Greek texts that underlie versions like the NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV, the JERUSALEM BIBLE, etc. In my opinion, using only the King James Bible on the platform is contradicted by the use of the wrong Greek text in the classroom. After Bob Jones Universityís change of mind on interracial dating, my husband hopes BJU will change its mind on its Greek textual determination.
CORRUPT TEXTS AT BOB JONES
Let me quote from page 13 of my husbandís new book, Fundamentalists MIS-INFORMATION on Bible Versions, when referring to the content of the PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE 1998 VIDEO on Bible versions:
THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS A MODEL T FORD
I HOPE THAT YOU GET MY HUSBANDíS NEW BOOK!!--all 144 pages of it! (Fundamentalist MIS-INFORMATION on Bible Versions, #PB2974 @ $7.00+$3.00 S&H). It is chock-full of facts and excitement to refute the MIS-INFORMATION that is being sent hither and yon to garrison the false Westcott & Hort persuasion.
For instance in answering JOHN ASHBROOK, Dr. Waite writes on page 79:
IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE "DIVISIVE"?
In part of my husbandís answer to Dr. J. B. Williams (whose idea it was to have this book in the first place), we read ON PAGE 44, the following, in regards to the charge that those who want to attend a church that only uses the King James Bible are "DIVISIVE":
NO MENTION OF SCRIVENER OR BURGON
Notice on page 65 in the Mark Minnick section of Fundamentalist MIS-INFORMATION on Bible Versions how my husband began chapter 10. Remember Dr. Minnick is a Bible faculty member of Bob Jones University:
SCRIVENERíS ANNOTATED GREEK NEW TESTAMENT
Did you get your copy of SCRIVENERíS ANNOTATED GREEK NEW TESTAMENT (BFT #1670 In leather @ $45+S&H or HARDBACK BFT#1670 @ $35+S&H)? Even if you canít read Bible Greek, you should have this New Testament in the original language just to hold it in it your hand or show it to your friends. This SCRIVENERíS Greek New Testament is different from the other Textus Receptus New Testament that you may be familiar with, because Scrivener has in BOLD TYPE the changes that Westcott & Hort made--those used in the English Revised Version of 1881. My husband counted 5,604 places where this happened. These changes involve 9, 970 Greek words added, omitted, or changed.
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Did you happen to see the television program called "CRY FREETOWN"? It aired recently on CNN. A SIERRA LEONE photographer/reporter took the videos of the horrible ATROCITIES that happened in his country. He smuggled his coverage out of the land. He was disturbed that so much military help went to Kosovo when the murderous plight of his fellow West Africans was far worse than anything there in Europe. As we watched the TV, Dr. Waite and I saw children and adults shot and beaten. It was the same as what our Liberian friends told us theyíd experienced from the rebels in Liberia. All those children drugged and made to kill and hack off body parts!
We have two Liberian West Africans who faithfully attend The Bible For Today Baptist Church here in Collingswood. We knew them at the refugee camp in Sierra Leone. Sando is Pastor Joahís sister-in-law and her husband, Richard, Kota, was a deacon in the REFUGE BAPTIST CHURCH there in Monrovia. That church began in the refugee camp in Sierra Leone. We were there. In fact, THE BIBLE FOR TODAY supplied the funds for the zinc roof, cement floors, etc. for that church pavilion building, as well as other needs. Richard told me that he could not watch more than ten minutes of the video that we made for him. It made him ill! It brought back sickening memories! (If you would like to view this video, send $15+ $4 postage, and ask for it.) As I watched the program, I kept straining to see if I recognized anyone or anything. A few years ago, when we drove into the Waterloo Refugee Camp (prior to all the killings in Sierra Leone), we were stopped in the dead of the African night at a checkpoint by soldiers with long weapons pointing at us. (They were communist weapons--AK-something or other.) I thought we would be forced to spend the night at the checkpoint by their bonfire. To be truthful, I was more afraid of the mosquitoes than the soldiers. How naive!
FOR THE CHRISTIAN
A PREDICTION CAME TRUE
Maybe it was fifteen years ago--perhaps twelve, time goes so swiftly--that I heard a young missionary speak at the church we attended. He was a communicator, tall, nice looking, and burdened for his European mission field. More than that, there was a certain something about him that exuded "command." I said to my husband--but I donít think he was listening, "Some day that man will be the president of the Association of Baptist for World Evangelism (ABWE)." You see, I was especially interested in him, but for a different reason than his wealthy mission organization. (See "ABWEís Compromise . . ." BFT #2388 @ $16+$4 S&H)
Years ago I used to free-lance for Regular Baptist Pressís Sunday school pass-out papers, and I interested my mother to do the same. It was good therapy for her and I needed the money. In fact, I was able to buy horns for our older sons that way. My mother wrote of a stirring missionary conference at her Gulfport, Florida church. The article was published. Godís Spirit moved in an unusual way that year. She told of a man on the staff of her church who was called to the mission field during the conference. He had a burden for the lost people on the island of Martinique. Without hesitation he took his wife and children there. It was a loss for that local church but a gain to the people with whom they ministered. The family served together--individually and as a group. I remember my mother praying often for them. Her name was Gertrude Sanborn.
One of those little boys who went with his father those many years ago to tell people about Jesus grew up. He became a missionary himself. He is the man I predicted would be the next president. Yes, MICHAEL LOFTIS is now the "president-elect" of ABWE! He will be taking the full reins from WENDELL KEMPTON in September, 2000, according to the Calvary Contender. So you see when I heard rumors of a new president, I couldnít wait to know his name. MY PREDICTION CAME TRUE!
OUR CHURCH SERVICE IS ON SHORT WAVE
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT
FROM 8--9 P.M.
PASTOR WAITE IS
TEACHING THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS
BFT PURCHASED A NEW MIXER
For JUNE KJB Seminar #5 & DBS July Meeting
Yes, we have a new "mixer." It has nothing to do with cooking. It is a small, little black box-like instrument that has buttons and levers, etc. which "mix" video pictures from one camera to the other. I realize these are not professional terms, but, perhaps, youíll understand what Iím talking about anyhow. Now our videos will look like "big time"--that is, when we know what we are doing. Iíve been going from one camera to the other--we have four set up for our Sunday morning 10 A.M. services and for our Thursday 8 P.M. Bible prayer, questions, & Bible study. Though it is nice for our church video viewers (are you one of them?), it will be especially great for the KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR #5 that is coming up JUNE 27-30, 2000. It is held here at BFT headquarters (900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, NJ, PHONE: 856-854-4452). I am looking forward to a less "jumpy" look with this new "mixer" for THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETYíS annual meeting in Elkton, Maryland on July 19-20, 2000 at the MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH on 3141 Old Elk Neck Road (Phone: 410-398-3764).
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Just a few minutes ago, I took an order for the complete Bible For Today Baptist Church
AUDIO Teaching Tapes on ROMANS preached by my husband (BFT #2906/1-6 $48+S&H). ON VIDEO IT IS $85.
AUDIO TEACHING TAPES on 1 PETER VERSE by VERSE (BFT #2945/1-5 @ $15+S&H) ON VIDEO $35.
AUDIO TEACHING TAPES ON GALATIANS VERSE by VERSE (BFT #2955/1-6 @$18+S&H). ON VIDEO $35.
AUDIO TEACHING TAPES ON EPHESIANS VERSE by VERSE (BFT # 2973/1-6 @ $18+S&H ) . ON VIDEO $35.
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I do much of the work myself
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TALKING ABOUT ENGLAND AGAIN
If you remember back in September of Ď98, my husband and I visited Northern Ireland and England, and met new friends there, including old friends like DR. JACK MOORMAN, author of FOREVER SETTLED (BFT #1428 HARDBACK @ $20.00 + $4 S&H). These men were TEXTUS RECEPTUS men who now have a sweeter fellowship around the common textual cause than ever before. Some did not know the others had such convictions.
Sunday evening, after being with PASTOR MOORMAN and his church in Wimbleton, we took about a three-hour train trip to Coventry station where MISSIONARY/PASTOR & Mrs. RUSS IVISON met us. It was good to get away from the rush of London and actually see the green country-side and the English village of BEDWORTH where Calvary Baptist Church met in a small rented facility. It was fun to meet their daughter, Hannah, and others who loaded into their van as we journeyed to the meeting. Right there on the same street was a "spiritualist" church that regularly met and called up the dead at their weekly meetings. My husband reminded me that Bishop Westcott was one of the founders of the Ghostly Guild that looked into such supernatural matters.
As my husband was being introduced, Missionary Ivison said Dr. Waite was dogmatically doctrinally sound, but Christian about it, saying his message was "right with a Biblical attitude." Dr. Waite spoke that early September evening on textual matters. We have videos of that service, as well as the others from our United Kingdom adventures. There are two other messages on the same video ($15.00 + $4 S&H) & audio ($4.00+$3 S&H) as well as our Northern Ireland and England adventures on a second video, too.
I GOT VERY EXCITED WHEN SOMEONE MENTIONED ASTLEY VILLAGE for a village by that name is where FRANCES HAVERGAL lived as a child and was buried. Remember, I portray the hymn writer (BFT #1417 @ $4 +S&H audio and $15+S&H video) like I do Fanny Crosby (BFT #608 @ $4+S&H audio or $15+S&H video). By the time the pastor dropped people off at their homes and we could get to the cemetery behind the beautiful church structure, the sun had set. We stumbled around the church yard looking for her grave and that of her parents. We had no flashlight! I took pictures in the darkness; but found nothing pertaining to the Havergal family. Later Pastor Ivison and his daughter searched in the daylight with no more success than we had in the darkness. It was then that he learned there were six other "Astley" villages in the country.
After the church service and the cemetery, Dr. Waite and I were treated royally to a delicious meal at a quaint English inn which was the original home of Mary Ann (Marian)Evans, known as the famous author, GEORGE ELIOT, the writer of Silas Marner. I like old-fashioned places and things, so really enjoyed the atmosphere. Iím sorry to say that Iíve forgotten the name of the house. The Americana spoke of a place on Foleshill Road in Coventry or another--a cheerful house in Griff. For dessert, Pastor Ivison surprised us with a delicious cake in honor or our fiftieth anniversary as well as one for his wifeís surprise birthday that day! Saying goodbye at the train station was like saying goodbye to old friends. (To be continued)
Always in Godís Care,
Yvonne Sanborn Waite
P.S. We had good meetings in Greenville, South Carolina, March 19-22. We have both video tapes of his four sermons ($15+$3.50 S&H) and also audio tapes ($7+$3.00 S&H) as Dr. Waite spoke at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Greenville, SC on the subject of Fundamentalist . This is an answer to the Mind of Man book which has been written and distributed by graduates, friends, and teachers at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. YSW
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The Bible For Today
For whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved.
From the Authorized King James Bible