The Bible For Today Update
Yvonne Sanborn Waite, D. Hum.
Time twists and turns as
we walk, run, or stumble on its path.
Who would have thought we would live this long?
ĎTis true--some who were most beloved are gone!
know not what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your
It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time,
and then vanisheth away."
A Famous Stranger
There we were in the Cleveland airport checking our bags, when I
spied him.! He was small, slight, and shy with shoes that needed polishing.
"Do I know you?" I asked as we faced each other. "Yes," he said
softly. "But you donít know us!" I informed--something he already knew.
Immediately I reached my hand into my right pocket and pulled out a 2001 calendar
with our church name, phone numbers, and Scripture verses on the back. I said,
"This is who we are !" My husband said, "Are you with NBC?" He
answered, "No, ABC!"
On we went our separate ways--he, to get his shoes polished, and we,
to find our gate for Detroit. I thought to myself, "I will watch the people
and maybe Iíll see him again." Sure enough he came to our waiting area! We
watched him burying his head in his newspaper, making telephone calls, and drinking
from a long bottle of water. After a while I walked over to him and said, "You canít
get away from me," and handed him my recent booklet, WITHIN THE BORDERS OF OUR
LIVES, (BFT # 2998 @$2.00 + S&H, which is also on radio audio tapes,
BFT JFW/01-03 @ $9.00 +S&H). Hidden between its pages was our new church
brochure which not only tells about our unique house church (Philemon 1:2), but also
gives Bible verses about salvation. I knew that his father was a Greek Orthodox
priest--so maybe he would read a page or two.
To our surprise, the man was headed for Detroit, too, but he wasnít
on "first class." There he was seated two seats ahead of us. As we passed
him to make our way to our row, I noticed him on his cell phone. I heard him say
something about the FBI. I raised an eyebrow, he slightly smiled. We didnít see him
again for a few days. In fact, the next time I saw him, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS was on TV
commenting on the presidential debates.
PHILADELPHIA BY WAY OF DETROIT
Maybe you are wondering why we came home to Philadelphia via
Detroit; or,why we were in Cleveland in the first place. Let me answer those two
questions. We had two NORTHWEST AIRLINE senior citizen tickets that we had to use up
before they expired. (In fact, they had expired, but Dr. Waite extended them with the
company.) Northwest has "hubs," you know. In order to go to Cleveland, we had
to go to a "hub" and the nearest "hub" was Detroit. For your
information, I dislike the Detroit airport. But take heart, a young pilot I was talking
with at a Detroit lunch counter said a new airport was being built soon.
IN CLEVELAND FOR OUR 55TH REUNION
MY HUSBAND AND I GRADUATED FROM THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL IN 1945. Can
you remember that far back? In September, 2000, we had our fifty-fifth Berea High
School class reunion. Berea is a bedroom community to Cleveland. Each time we return
"home," we look forward to seeing our classmates (twenty-four have died). It
is the only time we go "home" as our families are not there, and no one we
know has invited us to minister in their churches. It is like the Lord Jesus talked
about in Matthew. He could do good works everywhere but in his own country. We are
getting used to it. The people donít realize what they are missing. In my
opinion, it is their loss! SAD!
Matthew 13:54. 57: And when he [Jesus] was come into
his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were
astonished, and said, Whence hath this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty
works? . . . And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A
prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
There were about thirty-three, plus spouses--fifty-five
altogether, who came back to Berea for the reunion. Some never come! Some come from as
far away as California, Texas, and Florida while others who live down the street never
pop in. Strange, if you ask me. The girl who was voted the most beautiful has never
returned. I wonder if she turned ugly and doesnít want us to see her. Some of us did,
you know--turn ugly that is, and if not ugly--fat. (Ha!)
A DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLE FOR ALL
It was a joy for us to give a DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLE to
each family of our fellow 1945 graduates. Pray with us that God will open the
hearts of those who donít know Jesus Christ. Some were saved while in school, some
were saved after leaving school; and some are in such need now for Jesus Christ
and donít know it--but maybe they do!
THE BOILER ROOM--A HOLY PLACE
While we were on a tour of the high school--it has changed so that
we hardly recognize it at all--my husband asked the present janitor to let him see the
boiler room. The boiler room is a "holy" room to my husband. It was in those
hot, common quarters that Uncle Charlie, our custodian, introduced Dr. Waite to Jesus
Christ. From that moment on there was a change in lifeís direction for D. A. WAITE!
Everyone could see it!
A VISIT WITH MY COUSIN
But, I must confess, that one of the most rewarding parts of the
Ohio venture, besides being alone with my husband away from the phones, and all, was an
afternoon visit with my cousin and his friend. I had not seen Vernon Sanborn, Jr. since
my sister, Audrey, had died. That was forty-eight years ago--at least that is the last
time I remember. The visit was all that I had hoped it would be. I had brought some old
photograph books that were my mothers to show him. Those pictures brought memories back
to both of us. There was a picture or him with his father (my uncle), and our
Grandfather. To his delight there was a picture of Great Grandpa Van, whom I never
knew, but my cousin did. He remembered the house and the yard with a fence around it
where he and I used to play. I had absolutely no memory of that at all, but there I was
in a picture as a toddler with my cousin in the same wagon. He remembered with me! He
remembered me before I went to the hospital. What a rewarding visit!
THE KJB SEMINAR 2000
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OUR GRANDPARENTSí GRAVES
THE BARKERS IN CLEVELAND
Guess what else we did? Besides visiting my sister Audreyís
grave (Audrey June Sanborn [1932-1952]) and paying our respects to Rev. and Mrs. Cruverís
graves (Henry A. [1898-???? & Clara H. 1903-1982]), family friends, who are buried
next to my sister, we searched out where my motherís mother and father and brother
were buried. I vaguely remember hearing something about an Alger Road Cemetery when
I was younger. I called my Aunt Norma before leaving for Ohio--she is eighty-nine and
living with her son in North Carolina--to get some information where Grandma and
Grandpa Barkerís graves were. She knew nothing.
But my husband and I found them! I canít tell you what an odd
feeling came over me as I approached those headstones and saw their names. (Herbert C.
Barker [1881-1950] and Jennie E. Barker [1883-1974]) The man in charge of that cemetery
had directed us to the Barker plots by telling us to look for an overgrown bush; and he
would lead us to the spot by three American flags. He said, "Follow the
flags!" I know my Uncle is not there (Richard C. Barker [1906-1931]). My only
memories of him are post cards in a scrap book. I know my grandparents are not there. I
know that; but people whom I had loved, and still do, were laid to rest there. I had
comfort when I looked at those graves. My grandparents believed in the Lord Jesus
Christ as their personal Saviour. It is a wonderful assurance to my heart to know they
are "with the Lord" which is far better.
2 Corinthians 5:8: We are confident, [I say], and
willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:17: Then we which are alive [and]
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in
the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
THE WAITES & WAITS IN HINKLEY
With the success of finding Grandma and Grandpa Barkerís graves, I
persuaded my husband to drive to Hinkley, Ohio, to search out the Waites. After
all, the buzzards can find it. Why canít we? His sister, Dorothy, remembered Grandpa
Stanley Waite was buried in Hinkley, but she wasnít sure about Grandma. Hinkley was a
beautiful country area. No wonder the buzzards come there every year! I was sure that
if we found Grandpaís headstone, we would find Grandmaís. I could not imagine her
being anyplace else but next to Grandpa.
DID WE EVER FIND THE WAITES! The cemetery was full of them--with or
without the "E"! (Waite! or Wait!) There among the gravestones, with people
with our name, were my husbandís grandparents!--Stanley H [1873-1952] and Libbie S.
[1873-1952] It was a happy and sad moment for me!
THE PEIRCES IN WELLINGTON
By now my husband was getting in the cemetery-search mood. So
the next day we drove to Wellington, Ohio, in search of Grandma and Grandpa Peirceís
tomb stones. These grandparents were my husbandís motherís people. After eating in
a place called Harrietís Tea Room, we hurried out on Cemetery Road in search of Dr.
Waiteís grandparents. Dr. Waite really wanted to give up! He didnít want to call
his cousin in the town because we didnít have time for a long visit. "Letís
keep looking," I said, and we did. There before our eyes was the pinkish marble
marker, "PEIRCE"--"Albert H.,[1867-1944]" and "May A.,
[1871-1947]." The spelling of my husbandís motherís family name is most
unusual with the "e" before the "i." But that day we found many
PEIRCES! HARRIETíS TEA ROOM
That tea room had a very interesting history. We were told by a
charming waitress that Harriet, who lived in the days of the past, divorced her first
husband. This was a disgrace to her friends and family. She divorced so she could
marry an army officer who was a boarder in her house. Because she was divorced and
remarried, none of the fine women of wellington would have anything to do with
Harriet. Her new husband saw how lonely his wife was and decided to solve the
problem. He established the tea room for his wife so she could have some social
interaction with people. This happened years and years ago, sad to say, before
divorce became so commonplace and accepted. (I even remember, when I was a young
woman, meeting a teenage girl on a bus. When I inquired about her parents, ashamed,
she looked both ways and whispered to me "my parents are divorced!")
I remember my mother-in-law telling us often about some cousins
named Adaline and Sophronia. So, I squealed with delight to find their old
memorials in the Peirceís cemetery, too--even though I could barely read the fading
inscriptions. I wished we could have had more time in Wellington. Though we
drove down Magar Street, where Grandma & Grandpa Peirce lived so many years ago, we
didnít have time to go to the "Spirit of Ď76" Museum across from where we
parked our rented car, or find, for sure, where Grandpa Peirce had his "tin"
shop. We were rushed!
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THE VAN TASSELS IN COLLINS
Could we go to Collins, Ohio, and find my great grandparents? I
have found childhood memories of my family staying at my Great Grandmotherís house
for a vacation one summer. She was not there. It was near the end of her life. What
fun! Grandma Van had oil lamps, an old fashioned wooden stove for cooking as well as an
oil stove. I remember once when that oil stove blazed that my father pulled it out in
flames from the summer kitchen to the ground outside; otherwise the place would have
burned down. There were beautiful long, old fashioned dresses from the 1800's in that
house. I wonder whatever happened to them. You see, I have absolutely lovely memories
of that time. I had a doll by the name of Betty. That was a time before demand feeding,
and children were kept on a clock schedule--when to eat, to sleep, to play, etc. I took
my little sisterís old schedule and kept that doll baby of mine on a similar one--sun
baths and all. A few days before, my cousin had encouraged me to see Grandma Vanís
grave. With only a limited time to do it, we drove to East Townsend. One road to
the right was where Collins used to be, and one road to the left was East Townsend and
an old cemetery with no records before 1960. Well, we finally found the cemetery, and
that wasnít all that we found!
WE FOUND IT!
My husband kept wanting to leave. "Letís go home!"he
said. I didnít want to. It was a small cemetery, but I obeyed and got into the car.
Into the car we got, drove by a few graves, and I saw a family name,
"FAIRBANKS." "Stop? I asked, and we got out again. Dr. Waite took one
half of the small cemetery and I took another. WE FOUND IT! There before my eyes was my
GREAT GRANDMOTHER Jennie A. Van Tasselís [1853-1937] grave stone. I didnít remember
that her name was Jennie! I thought it was Jane. Next to her was buried my GREAT
GRANDFATHER Joseph M. Van Tassel [1850-1925]. I never knew him.
My Great Grandmotherís maiden name was Pelton. Just now, I called
my aunt Viola Sanborn, who is in her 100th year and has a mind as sharp as a tack, to
confirm the "Pelton" name. This great grandmother had three children--one was
my grandmother, Florence, a sister, Alcenia, and a brother, my great uncle stanton van
tassell. I have a cousin named after him. (I remember seeing this man once in my
life--a nice looking prosperous appearing person.) I wonder whatever happened to him?
In another cemetery where Collins used to be, we found a large gravestone marked "pelton."
I wonder if it is a relativeís!
AUNT MINNIE VAN
Then to top off the grave sightings, I found Aunt Minnie M. Van
Tassel, who led my Grandmother Barker to the Lord Jesus in a mission near her home when
she was a little Sunday School girl in the Cleveland area. Grandma Barker was the ONLY
born-again Christian in her family. J. Myron Van Tassel was there, too (1858-1923).
Aunt Vi tells me he went by his first name "James." He was my Great
Grandfatherís brother. I did not know him for I was born in 1927; but I knew his son,
my fatherís cousin, Myron, and his wife, Helen, and their son David. By the way,
Great Aunt Minnie was the original "minnie van"! (HA!)
UNCLE GEORGE FAIRBANKS
But that is not all! We nearly forgot to go back to that Fairbankís
grave. I am so glad we did because there lay Aunt Ally and Uncle George. (Alcenia Jane
[1874-1942] and George Lorenzo [1874-1957]) Alcenia was my Grandma Sanbornís sister
(Florence Vern Van Tassel) and my own Grandfather Lorenzo Orley Sanbornís uncle. So
my Grandpa Sanbornís uncle was also his brother-in-law. It gets confusing! Uncle
George lost all of his money in the depression. After I came home from Collins with
barely enough time to get to our class reunion dinner, I wondered if other relatives
were lying out there in Collins. We didnít have time to hunt any further.
BEECH STREET, BAKER STREET, LAGRANGE, & VERMILION
Because we donít go "home" that often, my husband and I
can see the changes that have taken place in our old home town. The center of the town
is not the same! Yes, the triangle where we used to have street meetings when Mr. Nika
was our pastor is there, but the feel of the community hustle & bustle is gone!
Where there used to be stores, new town houses (which we in this area call
"row" houses) have sprung up. Shopping malls have replaced the family stores.
New houses have multiplied on streets that were never there. The adjoining town of
Strongsville used to be a cross road. Now it is a bustling area with wide highways and
shopping malls. The same for North Olmsted! Berea used to be the big town in bold
lettering on the map; now it is in light print and difficult to spot for tired eyes.
We always look for "our" houses. My husbandís house on
433 Beech looks the same; but the one where I grew up on Baker Street looks like a
distant relative of the home I remember. We saw where our friends used to live and my
husbandís sisterís "first house" on Fournier Street. Coming home from
Collins and Wellington, we passed right through Lagrange, the small town where I lived
when I received Jesus Christ as my Saviour. The small grass covered circle with a
statue in the middle looked more like a busy traffic circle, a "round-about,"
than a the center for town gatherings on a Saturday night for band concerts. You see,
Lagrange was right on the route--so we stopped and got gas. How it had changed! My
husband drove quickly by the house that used to be my house and the church where I was
baptized. Different--but the same! I saw houses that flashed names into my mind, Bobby
Jane Miller, Ruth Worick, Lottie Forbush, and Eleanor Varney. Their faces are ingrained
in the picture book of my mind. I wonder where those grown-up girls are today. I
probably wouldnít recognize them--nor they me. I wonder if any have died!
Our last night in Ohio, my husband and I drove to Vermilion to see
the Lagoons where my husbandís family had spent so many summer days. He saw where he
had his sail boat, where he played as a youth, and where we would go sailing before we
were married. It was strange to me then for my father spent his week-ends digging in
the yard, painting the house, and going to church --and stranger more to me now because
of the changes. Huge sail boats were docked near Dadís docking place, more lagoons
had been dug, many more houses built and condos were in the background. The house
(which had been called a "cottage") which my in-laws owned for a few years
was very different. We could barely recognize it--two houses had been combined into
SALT LAKE CITY LAST JULY 22-26
ANCHOR BAPTIST CHURCH
How good to be back in Salt Lake City, Utah again! It had been
five years! PASTOR THOMAS CORKISH and his assistants WAYNE MUSSON, JR. and GEORGE
SHAFER are gracious hosts. My husband was one of the main speakers for the conference
at the ANCHOR BAPTIST CHURCH on 1880 East 5600 South Street. Well, I think he was a
"main speaker." My reason for thinking so was he spoke three times (Ha!)
while some of the other men spoke only once or twice, and we had a book table! Most of
the other speakers I had never met or heard of before. We have had correspondence with
Pastor SEIDEL from Thermopolis, Wyoming in the past when he was a church planter. It
was good to meet him in person. The other men were Dr. MUSSON, SR. of Montana, Pastor
ROUSE from Alabama, Pastors RILEY & HATFIELD both from Colorado, and Pastor HARRIS
DR. WAITE DEFENDED THE KING JAMES BIBLE
Dr. Waite gave his answer to a book, The Mind of God to the Mind
of Man, that is stirring up Bible believers to become neutral in their
version conviction. Iím not talking about men like D. A. Carson or James White
who have books out against the King James Bible and the Textus Receptus Greek which
underlies it, but I am talking about men who have been educated at Bob Jones University
and other fundamentalist schools.
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me, if you do not have this information, you are unequipped to answer some of the arguments on the other
TIRED AFTER ANNUAL DBS MEETINGS IN ELKTON, MD
& KING JAMES SEMINAR/2000 IN COLLINGSWOOD
I was extremely tired when I got to Salt Lake City in July! Itís
the site of the 2002 winter Olympic, you know. We had such a busy month! We had just
come off our yearly KING JAMES SEMINAR here in our house church. (Be sure to order the
tapes! (BFT/video #2995VC1-4 @$45 + $5 S&H OR BFT/AUDIO #2995/1-13@$39+$5
S&H). We had the biggest one ever with sixteen students! All graduated! I think
that was the end of June or the beginning of July. (Iím a little mixed up at this
point!) Then in mid-July, the week before Utah, we had our annual DEAN BURGON MEETING
in Elkton, Maryland. I told you all about that in our last BFT UPDATE.
MOUNTAINS & THE GREAT SALT LAKE
While in Utah, THE PLACE OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE, WE STAYED AT THE
Vonderharrís. We had learned to love these people from five years ago. They have
a beautiful home with rooms galore and interesting, industrious children. We enjoyed it
there--who wouldnít? Itís like having your own private apartment! I especially
appreciated this privacy the day I was sick and stayed home from the night meeting.
From the living room window of the Vonderharrís home, we could see the beauty of the
Wasatch Mountains and Mount Olympus smiling down at us. Come to think of it, maybe it
wasnít smiling. A Forest fire was in the making. When driving in a car with anyone,
no matter who that "anyone" was, All eyes look in the mountainsí direction
to see if the smoke was subsiding. It did! Once I saw an airplane dumping a red stream
on the smoke. Iíd only seen that on TV before. How about you?
THE TABERNACLE, TEMPLE & FLOWERS
Mrs. VONDERHARR took my husband and me to the Mormon Tabernacle and
I saw where that big choir, we often hear on TV, sings. There is another new
Tabernacle almost completed, but we couldnít get in. There is also a beautiful old
church/type building that was the original tabernacle, if I understand it correctly.
The grounds of the Mormon "holy" place are absolutely beautiful! They must
spend a fortune on flowers and shrubbery. I wish one of their yard men would come by
and help me!
I took several pictures of the Mormon Temple itself, and wondered
how intelligent people could be so deceived. It is a tall, white building of grandeur
with the angel, Moroni, standing on top at the pinnacle! Only those who pay their
tithes or offerings to that religious outfit can get in. There are a few other
requirements for entry into the temple which Iíve forgotten--after all this was in
July and now it is October! The people "in the know" go over everyoneís
finances to check up on who is giving and who isnít, and how much. (It kind of
reminds me of the fictitious "Santa Claus" who checks his list to see who was
naughty and nice.) How would you like it, if I went over all your private financial
affairs to be sure you were giving to THE BIBLE FOR TODAY???? Otherwise, you
couldnít call us on the phone or come to our church. I wouldnít like it either!
AN OFFERING BOX
In our BIBLE FOR TODAY BAPTIST CHURCH here in our house, we
donít take an offering. There is a box at the door for those who wish to contribute
to do so. It is a wonderful "gift"to a church, in my opinion, not to be
harassed for money all the time.
THE MORMON MUSEUM & PAINTINGS
We went into a museum. We didnít have much time. (The story of our
lives.) A HUGE statue of "Jesus"--all in white stone, probably marble--talked
to us in English and Spanish. He was versed in other languages, too; but we didnít
stay for that. We saw several large, life-size paintings of Biblical scenes. They
really were magnificent pictures. But, as far as we could see in that particular
exhibit, there was not one picture of Mormon history. It seemed to us that the Mormon
church is trying as hard at it can to portray themselves as "Christian."
We met a Mormon elder and his wife. I Tried to find some of our
family genealogies, but failed. We were rushed. (We are always rushed on these trips
because the purpose of the trips are not to sight-see but to preach.) So, I am grateful
for the crumbs that fall from the table. (Did better in the Ohio cemeteries.) We asked
about their Bible--the Mormons use the King James, you know, along with their BOOK
OF MORMON . We wanted A BOOK OF MORMON; but they wouldnít give it to us on the
spot. We had to give them our name and someone would call on us. Well, we didnít want
that--thatís for sure! Anyhow, we have one at home in pristine condition. I wonder
why? (Not used like manuscripts Aleph and B!)
HOT AS AFRICA
We came home to the Vonderharrís. It was hot! Canít remember but
it seemed like it was 110 degrees! It was in that neighborhood. All I know is that I
hadnít been as hot since being in West Africa!
THE PORTRAIT OF FRANCES HAVERGAL AVAILABLE
OH, NEARLY FORGOT! We did THE PORTRAIT OF FRANCES HAVERGAL in
Utah. The congregation there was an excellent audience. They said I was a
blessing to them; for sure, they were a blessing to me! If you want to order a
video (BFT #1417VCR @ $15+$4 S&H) or audio cassette (BFT #1417 @ $4+$1 S&H), do
so. I think youíll be moved by the hymn writerí s life. She wrote many songs you
BFT BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS
The First Corinthian Tapes in Progress
At this writing, Pastor Waite is teaching and preaching from the
book of 1 Corinthians. He will finish the last half of Chapter 6 this coming
Sunday. 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 Paulís epistle to the Church at Corinth. 6
Chapters are ready NOW. I hope that you avail yourselves of these teaching tapes.
My husband teaches every verse. His verbiage is in easily understandable language.
Maybe you have a longing to understand the Word of God better. Do you? 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. My husband teaches in a very easy manner. He doesnít use big
words or try to "wow" you with his knowledge. HE ALSO DOESNíT SKIP OVER
DIFFICULT, CONTROVERSIAL PASSAGES.
GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS, COLOSSIANS, & PHILEMON TAPES
So far, Dr. Waite has finished teaching the book of Philemon
(BFT #2996VCR @ $15+$4 S&H VIDEO or BFT #2996TP @ $4 + $1 S&H AUDIO) as well as
the books of Romans (BFT VIDEO #2906VC1-8 @ $85+ $7 S&H or BFT AUDIO
#2906/1-16 @ $48+$6 S&H), I Peter (BFT VIDEO #2945VC1-3 @ $35 + $5 S&H
or BFT AUDIO #2045/1-5 @ $15+$4 S&H) Galatians (BFT VIDEO #2955VC1-3 @
$35+$5 S&H or (BFT AUDIO #2955/1-6 @ $18 + $5 S&H), Ephesians (BFT VIDEO
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(BFT VIDEO #2988VC1-2 @ $25+$5 S&H or BFT AUDIO #2988/1-4 @ $12+$4 S&H).
DAN WAITE ALSO HAS FINISHED THE BOOK OF 2 PETER; IT IS AVAILABLE
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Dr. Waite TAKES A HALF A CHAPTER A WEEK and teaches us the
old-fashioned way--verse by verse without the clutter of outlines. Itís not
that my husband doesnít knowhow to make up outlines. Oh, yes, he does. I have heard
some beautiful alliterative outlines from his hand; but he feels for these Bible book
studies that outlines get in the way of the Word. Sometimes a preacher seems to stand
on his head to contort the Bible verse to fit his outline. Have you noticed this?
SOME BFT FRIENDS RECEIVE THE BIBLE VIDEOS MONTHLY
Presently we have eleven people who receive these sermons monthly.
It is sad to say but they canít find a Bible- preaching church that uses the King
James Bible; or if they do, there is a mixture of Bibles in the congregation. Some
people are not comfortable with this babel, so they have been staying home from church.
Often time the preacher may use the KJB, but he doesnít say anything! I believe in
fellowshipping with the Saints myself; but I am not sure I could sit Sunday after
Sunday in a church where the wrong Bible is used from the platform. There is a dearth
in the land!
Amos 8:11: Behold, the days come, saith the Lord
GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst
for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
SECOND ANNIVERSARY DAYS FOR BFT BAPTIST CHURCH
FELLOWSHIP & FANNY CROSBY
On the evening of October 6, 2000, those of our church fellowship,
who were able, gathered at a near-by restaurant
called THE CARRIAGE HOUSE for a time of being together in
thanksgiving and for our church and all it means to us. The room was beautifully
decorated in old fashioned array making it a delight to just sit there. After the meal,
my husband and I, along with several singers from our group, presented THE TRIBUTE TO
FANNY CROSBY. I wish you could have been there!
EDITOR DON JASMIN A GUEST SPEAKER
The following Sunday, October 8th, we had a special speaker in honor
of our second year together. Dr. Don Jasmin, the editor of THE FUNDAMENTALIST DIGEST
spoke on a text from John 17:16: "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the
He told us that it was the first of three sermons on fundamentalist
issues. If you would like to hear this message ask for BFT #3007VCR @ $15 + $4 S&H.
After eating together as a church, those who wanted to come back to the church room
gathered together for a QUESTION & ANSWER session with Dr. Jasmin. The questions
came quickly. We had visitors from Eastern Shore, Virginia, and from the Valley Forge,
YOU MAY ORDER THE ANNIVERSARY VIDEO
Now if you would like to order a tape of these anniversary
sessions--the two Sunday meetings and the presentation of FANNY CROSBY at the Carriage
House ask for THE SECOND CHURCH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO (BFT #3008VCR @ $15 + $4 S&H).
We can put all three on one video tape.
BEAUTIFUL PIANO MUSIC & GOOD SERMONS
We WELCOME VISITORS to our church and have beautiful piano music as
well as good preaching. MR. DICK CARROLL IS OUR PIANIST AND THERE IS NONE BETTER
ANYWHERE. Have you got his tape yet? (BFT #2968/01 @$4.00 +$2.00 S&H)
All our church services and messages are on both video and audio so
you, too, can enjoy them in the quietness of your home or car. Some of our friends are
ordering them. The two sermon audio tapes are $4.00 +$2.00 S&H, and the
four sermons on one video tape are $15.00 +$4.00 S&H. All the sermons but
Romans have been aired on WTMR-800 AM, a local radio station, and many on WOEL-FM
89.9mhz out of Elkton, Md, on WTBI out of Greenville, SC area, as well as WGTG
SHORT WAVE @ 6.890 (upper side band) and the INTERNET @
www.tabernacleministries.org every Sunday night 6-7p.m. eastern. Itís thrilling
to watch God work!
Tune in sermonaudio.com/biblefortoday and hear pastor waite anytime of the day.
This is an exciting addition to our bft ministry. In just the first twenty-four hours
of this internet ministry, six hundred and thirty-three people downloaded the sermon on
1 Corinthians 1-5. Also, we have put on preacher dan waiteís messages when he is with
us, as well as david cloudís & don jasminsí Sunday with us. Iím so glad that
you can keep in touch with us in this new way.
Just For Women"RADIO PROGRAM
A HARRY POTTER REVIEW
As soon as we got home from Cleveland, I began writing about the
HARRY POTTER BOOKS and their author J. K. ROWLING. I wrote and wrote for days. I
had collected so many clippings on the subject besides reading the first book, Harry
Potter and the Sorcererís Stone, and some of the second one, and a chapter of the
fourth book. I had to stop because it was time to make my radio programs on HALLOWEEN
& HARRY POTTER (BFT # JFW/04 @ $4.00 + $2.00 S&H)! "Just For
Women" is on three stations twice a week now. Maybe youíd like to sponsor this
women-oriented broadcast in your area. Let me know!
I have many things to share with you on the HARRY POTTER subject. My
report isnít quite finished. It will be long--about thirty pages plus. I expect
to finish it soon for the November broadcasts. If you send me a gift of $5.00,
I"ll be glad to send you a copy. Because it is a work in progress, and your order
could get mixed up in the office (you know how that is), so write to me personally.
Always in Godís care (1 Peter 5:6-11)
Yvonne S. Waite