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
"BE STILL MY SOUL:
THE LORD IS ON THY SIDE" Katharina von Schelegel
LARGEST KJB SEMINAR EVER HELD IN INDIANA
APRIL 29--MAY 2
HOW DO I SUM UP TEN DAYS OF MEETINGS IN CHESTERTON, INDIANA, IN A
COUPLE OF PARAGRAPHS?
Can't be done! But I will try! We left the
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania airport to board an ATA airliner on Tuesday,
April 23rd. We are not used to flying wth ATA and were pleasantly
surprised at the service and the beautiful new plane--a Boeing #737-#800
My husband had been invited to give a four-day KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR
at FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST COLLEGE. Dr. Roger Voegtlin is the pastor. It
was an intensive time of teaching for him--seven hours a day, four days
a week--and a challenging time of learning for his forty-four pupils,
several of whom were college teachers. I sat in on a few early
afternoon classes. I was impressed! Those sessions were the first ones
that Dr. Waite ever used the "power point" method of projecting his
research. Up until the Fairhaven classes, he had always used over-head
transparencies which method, as you know, is very effective, but not as
"up-to-date." With the powerpoint projector, all my husband had to do
was sit at a table and push a button or two and the words appeared
before the class. This presentation was put into such format by the
competent college/church staff of Fairhaven. My husband is very
grateful for the hours of behind-the-scenes labor that went into that
project. Besides all of the mechanics in preparing such a
presentation, the college rented video equipment to be able to "mix" a
video of the teacher, his transparencies, and the students' questions &
reactions. Neither my husband nor I have seen the finished video yet,
but want to soon. I am sure you'll want to sit in on our 2002 KING
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with him on meetings--one that is not too heavy or cumbersome? This way
he would not have to lug heavy boxes of transparencies wherever he
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Dr. WAITE AT FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH'S CONFERENCE
THE FUNDAMENTALISTS' CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
Prior to the KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR #7, both my husand and I attended
the annual PREACHING CONFERENCE at FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH. The
church's address is 86 East Oak Hill Road at Hwy 49, Chesterton, Indiana
46304. (Phone: 219-926-6636) They have a huge church building which
holds two thousand plus. Now I didn't count them--but one speaker said
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TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE COLLEGE! That evening was the night
that Dr. Waite spoke at the seven o'clock hour. That's when he used the
church's power-point video projector. Because he had never used one
before, he wondered how it would go! He said that he felt like David
when Saul put his big armour on the lad--untested! But after a few
minutes of practice prior to the actual service, he caught on.
That night my husband spoke on the DEFENSE of the King James Bible, as
he's often asked to do; but with a new emphasis. His title was "THE
FUNDAMENTALISTS' CONTINENTAL DIVIDE--Verbal Preservaton of the Hebrew
and Greek Words." I thought he did very well. I wish you could hear
that message. He talked about the continental divide--the Rocky
Mountains--that divides the United States of America between the East
and the West. Then he compared the great division that has erupted in
fundamentalism dividing itself between those who do not feel that the
"Words" of God have been preserved (or even promised to be) and those
who only say we have the "Word" of God which, to them, means only the
"concepts" and "message" but not the "Words." THIS IS THE POINT OF
ATTACK! Dr. Waite quoted from men such as Bauder, Pettegrew, Glenny,
McLachlan, Shaylor, Schnaiter, Wallace, Kutilek, Ankerburg, as well as
Bob Jones III. of Bob Jones University and the Fundamental Baptist
Fellowship's recent resolution. All of this was flashed before our
eyes. REALLY it is they who are causing the "division" of which they
write and speak. They should ask like Peter of old, "Lord is it I?" It
was a very thought-provoking speech and should be publicized widely and
not hidden under a bushel. The average pastor may not be aware of this
conflict; but he should become so. I am one for challenging the
layperson, too, to be aware of this Giant Doubt that has crept into
fundamentalism. I hope that you order this audio tape from us and see
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MY HUSBAND QUOTED MARTIN LUTHER:
"If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every
point of the Truth of God except precisely that point which the world and
the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ,
however boldly I may be professing Christ.
"Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved,
and to be steady on all the battlefield beside, is mere flight and
disgrace if he flinches at that point."
"Leave to thy God to order and provide"
CHICAGO & AMBIENCE
Fairhaven Baptist Church and College is in the sleepy town of
Chesterton, a couple hours or more from Indianapolis, I think, and about
forty-five minutes to an hour from Chicago, if traffic is good. We also
saw road signs while there beckoning us to PURDUE UNIVERSITY, one of my
husband's schools. It's in Layfayette, Indiana, you know. (We lived in
Lafayette for a couple of years when D. A. W. was a graduate teaching
assistant. We had three little boys then.) One evening, after the
conference was over, one of the pastors and his wife took us to an
exclusive restaurant in that windy city. It was Lawry's--made famous,
not only for it's ambience and good food but it is situated in the
beautiful, old town-house that once was owned by Cyrus McCormick
(1809-1884), the famous inventor of the mechanical reaper and some kind
of special gun that shot more than one shot at a time, I believe. (I
can't seem to find the paper I picked up at the place about this.) I do
remember reading that, while his reaping machine may have started the
Civil War, his rifle ended it. Is that true?
I just read in the WORLD BOOK the following:
"At the age of 36, with $60 in his pocket, McCormick went to Chicago.
There, he set up his own factory to manufacture reapers. Through years
of court action and purchasing others' patent rights, he established the
superiority of his machines, and made his company the leader. In 1902,
the McCormick holdings were merged into the present International
AN MBI DRIVE-BY!
I, personally, was interested in Chicago because fifty-four years ago,
I lived on North LaSalle Street when I was a student at the Moody Bible
Institute. Our host that evening, drove me over to the school so I
could see the buldings. I had only been back there one time soon after
our marriage. I thought it had changed then; but this time, the place
looked SOOOOO different. I understand that the school itself is SOOOO
different. I wondered how my classmates and I ever managed to graduate
without a magnificent gymnasium or swimming pool? Two of my pastors in
my youth graduated from MBI. Both were wonderful pastors, knew the
Word, and won souls to Jesus Christ; yet neither one of them had the
benefit of such edifices. Poor D. L. Moody was so deprived also! I
saw a group of students standing in the drive that our car turned into,
and our host said, "You wondered how the MBI students dress in 2002?"
Then I saw a group of young men in street clothes like any group of men
would be wearing on a street corner--perhaps cleaner, neater, and more
coordinated but nothing like the suit and ties I remembered when I was a
student. Yes, time changes all things. Of course, Jesus said that He
never changes. He is the same--yesterday, today, and forever. And God
told us "I CHANGE NOT!" I wonder if His standards change? We all know
the answer to that, don't we?
"My Redeemer is mine." He is the only piece of property which is
really ours. We borrow all else, the house, the chldren; nay, our very
body we must return to the Great Lender. But Jesus, we can ne'er leave,
for even when we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord,
and I know that even death cannot separate us from him, so that body and
soul are with Jesus truly even in the dark hours of death, in the long
night of the sepulchre and in the separate state of spiritual existence.
. . ." (Spurgeon, page 171)
SOLDIERS' FIELD--A PLACE OF PRAYER & CONTROVERSY
On the way home, we drove by Soldiers' Field. I heard about it on the
news while there. There is a big controversy about building a modern
stadium worthy of their ball team. Sorry I don't remember if it were
football or baseball--that's how much I know! One group wants to tear
it down and another group wants to build a stadium within the historic
walls or something like that. How well I remember when I was in
Chicago going to a CHARLES E. FULLER meeting in Soldiers' Field. It was
packed! Maybe I was an usher or something because I was a student at MBI and we often were chosen to do special things. Anyhow, it began to
rain little raindrops. I still can see it in my mind's eye--Mr. Fuller
standing up before the echoing microphone asking God in prayer to hold
off the rain until the rally was over. THE RAIN STOPPED! It was
JOHN BISHOP ON SUFFERING AND PATIENCE
Before I finish talking about our time at FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH, I
must tell you about PASTOR JOHN BISHOP from Arkansas. Though they joked
about his being from Arkansas, no one DARE joke about John Bishop
himself. He talked about the patience of JOB from James 5: 11. I can't
tell you when I have been so moved by a speaker. He didn't yell or rant
and rave up on the platform. He just stood in one place and talked to
us like a friend to a friend. I don't think there was a dry eye in the
congregation--and that is a lot of eyes! Pastor Bishop was afflicted
with a deathly meningitis a few years ago. I don't remember how many.
Because of the disease, along with improper medication, he almost died.
Upon recovery, he didn't know who he was, where he was, who his wife was
or even what a wife was. He couldn't talk, walk, or make sense. As
time went on, he learned to do all the little things in life that we
take for granted. He accepted his wife as his wife and his sons as his
own. When he speaks, he skips words like a young child. When he reads,
he reads only the necessary words because he doesn't see the other
ones. He spoke to us about suffering, about patience, about accepting
our lives. After I heard him speak, I wanted to go to my room and cry.
It was almost too much to bear. My husband said, "It has been a long
time since a message has brought tears to my eyes."
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Behold, we count them happy which endure.
YE HAVE HEARD OF THE PATIENCE OF JOB, AND HAVE SEEN THE END OF THE
That the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. "In every change
He faithful will remain."
A NEW CHALLENGE FOR MISSIONARY JOHN KENDERDINE
While at Fairhaven Baptist Church and College, my husband and I had the
privilege of becoming acquainted with John Kenderdine and his three
chidren, Debbie, Josh, and Caleb. Missionary Kenderdine had been
assigned to us Waites by the pastor, to care for us. He was "on-call"
for our every need. It as an interesting experience for us and probably
for him, too. We called him our "baby sitter." We, who usually do for
others, suddenly had a person, like a guardian angel, at our beck and
call. It was fabulous! Wherever I was, there was John ready to help me
with a strong arm as I embarked from the vans or with an umbrella to
shelter from the rain. As I started to wait in the lunch-room line, up
he would pop up to escort me to the lunch line and a table. When we
wanted to go to a store for a tape recorder (my husband's failed the
first time he used it!), our "keeper" drove us to store after store on
the quest. If I needed simply things like paper or a waste basket, he'd
come to my aid.
So it was with sadness, that my husband and I learned of the death of
John's wife, Barbara. Her death two months ago was so sudden! But
isn't all death? So unexpected! Are we ever ready? So
unnecessary--at least that is how we humans look at it! Do we ever
think death is necessary? You see, John and Barbara Kenderdine were
missionaries to the country of Cambodia! If I understand it, they were
only there about two years, just finished language school, excited, and
ready to plant churches for Christ. Then, the unthinkable happened.
Down the road behind them, on the crowded road filled with unorthodox
drivers, came a vehicle determined to make a left-hand turn. It didn't
seem to matter to that reckless driver that John was piloting his motor
scooter or that his wife was perched behind him. A good day turned into
a dreadful day! The Kenderdines were on an errand--an errand that
never ended. That careening car hit the back of the scooter. From that
moment, life will never be the same for the Kenderdines!
With godly determination "the four" plan to return to Cambodia without
wife or mother. In the meantime, they are living on the campus of
Fairhaven Baptist College; the children are in the Christian day-school
there; and, John is assisting the pastor wherever he is needed. One of
John's assignments had been Dr. and Mrs. Waite. Now that we are gone,
he will have better things to do; but he did ask my husband after our
last meal with him, "Who will I eat lunch with after you are gone?" It
was sad, because we will miss each other.
"Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend"
A BOOK BY C. H. SPURGEON
Years ago, my husband taught men Hebrew and Greek right here in our
home. That was before and during the years Dr. Waite had Hodgkin's
disease and before we had a video camera; otherwise, we'd have those
classes on video tape as well as audio tape (BFT-1st Year GREEK CLASS: BFT#1260 @ $150.00+$5.00 S&H) (BFT-1st Year HEBREW: BFT
#1162/1-40 @ $175.00+$5.00 S&H). A few days before my husband was
due to speak at Fairhaven, one of his former students called. He
lives in the Chicago, Illinois area. Pastor Manuel Malone wanted to
meet with his old teacher for a time of fellowship. Thus he did one
afternoon while we were there. A pastor-friend of his was the
driver-of-choice for the day, and we four chose a near-by Chinese
restaurant for our time together. The conversation was good, the
Chinese food was ample, and the Chinese tea hit the spot.
Pastor Kerry James Allen of Oswego, Illinois, was the driver and
friend. He gave my husband a blue book. "Tell me what you
think of it, Dr. Waite," he said. Pastor Allen had compiled for his
church twenty-five selected sermons on the Book of Job from the works of
Charles Haddon Spurgeon. I began reading that book to myself and
out loud to my husband when we were in the prophet's chamber in the boy's
dorm there on the campus. It was such a blessing to us!
That's one good thing about being away from home and all the work, mail,
and lists of things to do far from our sight--there's time. Let me share
some of the blessings:
". . .Some of my friends talk as if they had holiness enough for a
dozen people, but I am afraid if they were tried as some of us are they
would find they had not half enough for one. This is the benefit of
trial--it lets us see what is gold and what is tinsel, what is fact and
what is fiction. Alas, how much religious fiction is abroad at this
time! (Page 132)
"But here is another man who has a bank full of gold, his meadows are
covered with flocks and herds . . . .Now, sirs, is it easy for that
man to trust God? Do you say "Yes"? I say "No!" I say that he
has a very hard task indeed to live by faith, and the probabilities are
that when he says, "I trust God," he is trusting his barn or his bank.
All things considered, it occurs to me that it is easier to trust God in
adversity than in prosperity, because whatever trust there is in
adversity is real trust, but a good deal of the faith we have in
prosperity is a kind of trust which is a matter of serious question.
Sirs, where is the room for faith when you can see already all that you
want? . . ." (Page 133)
"Thro' thorny ways leads to a joyful end."
REBELS ON THE EDGE OF MONROVIA TODAY
Yesterday afternoon, I saw one of those crawling news-strips under a
news program I was watching. It caught my eye! It told of the rebels
in Liberia, West Africa. They were on the edge of the city. My ears
pricked up because our dear pastor/friend St. Solomon Joah lives there.
Today he called. He said the rebels were five miles from his Solitiamon
Christian School. The children in his school (he has about 800
students), were frightened and ran around looking for their parents.
Pastor Joah said that the president who had been a former rebel himself
said he would resist today's rebels. Time will tell. It must be a
frightening way to live--always wondering when war will hit your front
door. PRAY FOR THE JOAHS and THE REFUGE BAPTIST CHURCH in Monrovia.
THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETY
ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA
JULY 24-25, 2002
PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT! This year will be our twenty-fourth annual
meeting of the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY. Dr. Waite is one of the founders
and has been the president all these years. This society has really
made an impact in the defense of the Textus Receptus and Masoretic
Texts--thus the defense of the KING JAMES BIBLE. There will be many
speakers--most of them members of the Society. The host church is at
511 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704. Call Pastor Danny Hardin
(828-654-0800 or 828-675-9544) there at the GRACE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST
CHURCH for directions or click on to the DBS WEB
A WORD ABOUT THE DBS WOMEN:
We are expecting TIANGAY JOAH from
Liberia, if she can get out of the country. She'll talk about the
Version Issue & the African Woman. I am also looking forward to hearing
MRS. ROBERT DOOM as well as our host pastor's wife. If there is time,
I'll say a word or two also. It is a good time of fellowship. Come!
WE NEED YOUR FRIENDSHIP!
DR. WAITE IN WINNIPEG, CANADA JUNE 18-21
Why not plan an early summer vacation in Canada? The first thing on
your agenda could be four-or-five days at the KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR
#8 at the PEMBINA VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, Box 415, 120 Manitoba Road,
Winkler, Manitoba R6W 4A6, Canada. Call Pastor Michael Sullivant at
204-325-5670 (or 204-822-3040). This will be my husband's first
complete KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR in Canada. I will give The Tribute To
Fanny Crosby, too, LORD WILLING.
GET GALATIANS--PREACHING VERSE BY VERSE--NOW READY
Who would have thought when my husband started THE BIBLE FOR TODAY
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During the month of May, Just For Women broadcasted programs on
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husbands can't make it financially or the standard of living and "wants"
of the couple are a too high a priority above the child. I'm sure
parents would not agree but their actions speak louder than their
disagreement. On this tape, I spoke of the Queen Mother. Though she
may not have been a born-again Christian (I don't know), she appeared to
be the professional mother-type. Everyone loved her. She was the
grandmother of the United Kingdom and was surprisingly mourned at her
funeral by the nation in a way the country did not expect. It seemed to
be the death of "motherhood" as they knew it. Everyone rose up and
called her "blessed."
Did you order the tape on mental illness (#JFW/23 @ $4.00 + $2.00
S&H)? Remember, I spoke about the Andrea Yates' case--such a horrible
deed, a PSYCHOTIC mother murdering her five children. Since taping
those broadcasts, I have heard from a few people who have experienced
relatives who have mental illnesses. One woman said she broke down in
tears realizing someone understood what she was going through. Unless a
person has walked in the shoes of one involved in this type of illness,
one does not understand. It is those ignorant people who look down
their noses, so to speak, at those who take medicine for such psychotic
problems. No one would look askance at someone taking insulin for
diabetes or synthroid for hypo-thyroidism. Yet, many condemn taking
medication for mental illness. Are you one of them?
THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE
Want to say a word to you who cared about me by phone calls, letters,
and E-mails. It has been precious! You were relieved that you were not
the only one who had problems. You had physical, emotional, and
financial needs. It pleased me that you were helped at my honesty--that
I was not one of those "perfect" Christians where nothing ever went
wrong and always "in the heavenlies." You were glad that I didn't put
on pretenses. Perhaps I am guilty of that to a fault. I suppose I've
met too many Christian women who pretend all is well when their lives
are falling apart. My husband was having extreme pain in his arm
because of problems in his neck. He has changed chiropractors, goes
three times a week, and the pain has disappeared. At the same time, I
had to have two biopsies a month apart in the same location. Even
though there was a wee, small problem, all is well. I must confess, it
was stressful. Worse than that, at the same time, our son decompensated
and was homeless in Virginia. Now he is in New Jersey. Hopefully
things will be better in that department, too. For a minute there, I
thought Job had a replacement! THANK YOU FOR ACTUALLY READING THE
"UPDATE" and caring.
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