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The Bible For Today Update

Yvonne Sanborn Waite, D. Hum.

January, February, March 2004


THESE ARE PERILOUS TIMES!
CHRISTIANS MUST BE VIGILANT

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner;
But be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.


2 TIMOTHY 1:8

DEAR FRIEND OF THE BFT,

Itís been so long since writing you, I hope I have not forgotten how! One reason I have not written is I was determined to clean up my office mess. Am I the only one with clutter? I clip items of interest from magazines and papers for my files. Since having my JUST FOR WOMEN radio program, Iíve developed an extensive file on current events, lifestyle changes, health, church & religious news, and many subjects Christian women should know about.I have one four-drawer file cabinet full of such information.

The Cry of Sodomy

For instance, I have oodles of information on homosexuality. It seems to be the up-and-coming subject in our country besides Presidential-primary-contending. What was I supposed to do with it all? Then, as I was teaching the women in the radio audience about SARAH--LAUGHING, LISTENING, & LEARNING (#JFW/45 @ $4.00) (sheís our example wife), I realized that it was my duty to talk about Sodomy and Godís condemnation of such sin, and called those programs THE CRY OF SODOMY (#JFW/46 @ $4.00). When I discussed the subject with another Christian woman, I was surprised to hear her say that the sin of Sodom was not homosexuality but it was PRIDE. She used EZEKIEL l6 to prove her point. That is the very passage that out-of-the-closet VIRGINIA MOLLENKOTT used to prove that a committed lesbian/homosexual relationship is just fine and God-blessed. If you remember, several years ago, when I interviewed Mrs. Mollenkott, in the course of the interview, I asked her if she were a lesbian. I had heard rumors and wanted to get it straight. She said that if she said she was or she wasnít, it would offend both--either the straight or the gay population. That interview was made in California shortly after she and Letha Scanzoni came out with their book IS THE HOMOSEXUAL, MY NEIGHBOR? She said I was rude. I was giving her an opportunity to clarify the truth of the matter. I did not know that was a rude question, as I would not consider it so if I were asked personally for a clarification of my sexual orientation. Since then--in fact just the other day--I heard on the television that to ask someone their sexual orientation was rude. (How was I to know? And why is that so?)

So, I asked Dr. Waite to come on my radio program for this present series to explain the "picture" language of SODOM and SAMARIA in that passage. As we are well aware, Sodom had been destroyed years and years before the prophet Ezekiel was ever born. There is also a passage in REVELATION 11:8 that speaks of our LORD JESUS CHRISTís crucifixion in a "spiritual" Sodom and Egypt. That, too, is picture language! We all know that He was crucified outside the walls of Jerusalem. The tape is called SODOM DEFINED AND CONDEMNED (#JFW 47 #$4.00). Please add $1.00 Postage when ordering. Oh, the first programs in the Sarah series is called HALLOWEEN & LESSONS FROM SARAH (#JFW 44 @ $4.00).

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Revelation 11:8

What Has Dr. Waite Been Doing Lately?

WHAT IS A LIE?

Canít recall if I told you about my husbandís latest sermon book, Colossians and Philemon--Preaching Verse by Verse. It is a 236-page book of Dr. Waiteís sermons which he has preached in our church here at 900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108. Order #BFT 2988BK for a gift of $12.00 + $4.00 S&H.

Let me quote from page 102 of the book. My husband is commenting on Colossians 3:9: "LIE NOT ONE TO ANOTHER, SEEING THAT YE HAVE PUT OFF THE OLD MAN WITH HIS DEEDS."

" When we try to tell something that is not true, that is lying. That is falsification. The Greek term for that is PSEUDOMAI. This Greek verb comes from the root noun, PSEUDOS. This word means a falsehood. It doesnít matter whether you meant it to be false or not. When we say Ďlieí in English, it usually implies a purposeful intent of deceiving someone. This is not so with the Greek word, PSEUDOS."

IíLL BE THERE SUNDAY

I am reminded of a parent who kept telling Pastor Waite, "Oh Yes, Iíll be at church Sunday!" And that parent seldom, if ever, showed up. Yet, week after week the parentís answer was, "Iíll be there!" One time the child answered the phone. "We missed you in church last week," my husband said, and then commented,"Your parent said you would be there." Without hesitation the child replied, "HE LIES!" Out of the mouths of babes often comes the truth!

Yearís ago, a young woman said to me, "Mrs. Waite, I want you to teach me to sing." I wasnít sure that I could, but I was willing. She said, "Iíll be over on Monday!" So, for several days, I thought about what I should do to teach this person to sing. I am not a voice teacher but I do sing. I did have a few voice lessons in the past, and my mother was a wonderful soloist. My Aunt took years of vocal lessons as a young woman. So I prepared mentally for such instruction. She never came. SHE LIED! Some say that theyíll be over to help us and never come. Some say they "love" us forever and they leave us forever. THEY LIE!

AN INSIDE FAMILY JOKE

So I have an inside, family joke with my husband when people say they are going to do something and donít, I whisper to him, "SHE LIES!" Or "HE LIES!" I have come to discount what certain people say because they have told me so many untruths in the past. They are called "LITTLE WHITE LIES"? Preachers & evangelists tell stories about other ministers--fabulous tales; only at the end of the story we listeners discover the whole tale was only a joke. IS THAT A LIE? I think so, for sometimes I go away from those meetings thinking that this jesting fabrication was the truth. But the thing that is astounding to me is that these people do not realize they are lying. One person told my husband that this person would contribute regularly to the radio ministry. In fact, it was that "promise" that moved Pastor Waite to sign a radio contract. Do you know something? That person never gave one penny towards the radio fund. THAT PERSON LIED! A tall man with a "tall tale" needed money. He promised to pay it back in one week. He never did. HE LIED! A businessman says he would call me on an investment matter. He doesnít call. He doesnít call, and he doesnít call!! HE LIES! These are so-called "born-again" Christian people. What must our LORD think? A couple in love stands before a preacher and promises love, devotion, and faithfulness to each other on their wedding day. Before the ink is dry on the license, many newly-weds turn on each other. Soon they divorce. THEY HAVE LIED! They have lied to each other and to God. On a lesser level, people pledge friendship and loyalty to each other, only to turn in caring, to break that friendship over the silliest of matters. MORE LIES! Lately on the news, we have been told that our President has lied to us concerning weapons of mass destruction. Yet, we are told that it was the Presidentís informants who lied to him. THEY LIED!

DOES EVERYONE LIE?

It behooves us to tell the TRUTH. We who have surrendered our lives to the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who is the TRUTH, should pledge to be truthful. It is better not to say something than to lie about it. Yet, sometimes to remain silent is lying. It is better to have a clean heart than to avoid the truth. I have strived in my Christian life to be truthful . In doing so, Iím afraid I have hurt peopleís feelings. Some think I have a lack of tack. I have not developed the ability to tell the truth and lie at the same time. To some, my truthfulness is blunt. I donít mean it to be. Just because everyone else is a prevaricator doesnít mean that we should be. What do you think?

A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness will utter lies.

Proverbs 14:5

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie:

To be laid in the balance,

They are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalm 62:9

Some Other Books By Dr. Waite

ORDER TODAY

BFT #2945 @ $11.00 + $4.00 S&H: FIRST PETER--PREACHING VERSE BY VERSE

BFT #2955 @ $13.00 + $4.00 S&H: GALATIANS--PREACHING VERSE BY VERSE

BFT #2973 @ $12.00 + $4.00 S&H: EPHESIANS--PREACHING VERSE BY VERSE

BFT #2977 @ $10.00 + $4.00 S&H: PHILIPPIANS--PREACHING VERSE BY VERSE

BFT #3006 @ $7.00 + $3.00 S&H: MAKING MARRIAGE MELODIOUS

BFT #2768 @ $7.00 + $3.00 S&H: A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE NIV INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE

BFT #1594-P @ $12.00 + $4.00 S&H: DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE

BFT #2928P @ $7.00 + $3.00 S&H: FUNDAMENTALIST DISTORTIONS ON BIBLE VERSIONS

BFT #2974 @ $7.00 + $3.00 S&H: FUNDAMENTALIST MIS-INFORMATION ON BIBLE VERSIONS

BFT #595 @ $7.00 + $3.00 S&H: THE THEOLOGICAL HERESIES OF WESTCOTT & HORT

BFT #804 @ $7.00 + $4.00 S&H: BURGONíS WARNINGS ON REVISION OF THE TR & THE KJB

BFT #2777 @ $9.00 + $4.00 S&H: FOES OF THE KING JAMS BIBLE REFUTED

BFT #2185 @ $5.00 + $3.00 S&H: JOHN MacARTHURíS HERESY ON THE BLOOD OF CHRIST

BFT #2966 @ $4.00 + $3.00 S&H: HOLES IN THE HOLMAN CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE

(A Predictive Analysis Of The Gospel Of John 1-4)

A Quote From Foes Of The King Jams Bible Refuted

"Dean Burgon is very clear against the concept of a ĎRECENSIONí of the TRADITIONAL TEXT. Let me [Dr. Waite is speaking] quote from his [Burgonís] book The Revision Revised (BFT #611 @ $25.00 + $5.00 S&H) On page 272-273, Burgon quoted from Westcott and Hortís own INTRODUCTION OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT. . . .(#BFT 1303 @ $25.00 + $5.00 S&H)

ĎThe Syrian Text [which is our Textus Receptus] must be in fact the result of a ĎRecension,í. . .performed deliberately by Editors, and not merely by Scribes.--(Ibid.)í

"That is the false theory that Dan Wallace is trying to perpetrate here when he says that the Textus Receptus or Traditional Text is a "general edited text." (FOES, page 105)

Then my husband, D. A. Waite, goes on to quote Burgon on page 105 of FOES OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE REFUTED (BFT #2777). I wish that you and others would order that FOEís book. It has answers to almost ALL the questions that the opposition to the Textus Receptus puts forth!!

A Needed Work Recently Completed

THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT

If you have not seen THE "DOCTORED" NEW TESTAMENT, youíve really missed an excellent work researched and written by our oldest son, D. A. Waite, Jr., who authored the DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLEís footnotes. Youíve heard of Scrivenerís Annotated Greek Text (BFT #1670 @ $35 hardback; $45 genuine leather) with the footnotes from the actual WESTCOTT/HORT Greek text. D. A. Waite, Jr., has put the King James English Bible where the Greek was and he has transcribed the footnotes showing us how and when and where the critical texts changes the Greek. I like to take this New Testament to church with me and see how the Doctors Westcott and Hort changed things. I like to do my daily devotions with this new work to help me understand what a good Bible is our Authorized Version. ASK FOR BFT #3138 @ $25.00 + $5.00 S & H.

"But this New Testament was Ďdoctoredí in another, more significant way. Previous revisions of the traditional English New Testament primarily focused on improving the English text and not on changing its Greek basis. But with the 1881 English Revised Version, a new wind began to blow. Doctors Westcott and Hort (together with the majority of the Revisions Committee) made thousands of New Testament changes based on their new Greek Testament. This new Greek Testament had been significantly Ďdoctoredí with thousands of Ďvarious readingsí from their two favorite Greek manuscripts --Codex Vaticanus (B) and Codex Sinaiticus (A)." (page iii of the Preface)

An Interesting Footnote

It is interesting to notice that the footnote at the bottom of page iii of the Preface to THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT reads: "These change were made over the repeated objections of Dr. Scrivener."

Scrivenerís Annotated Greek New Testament

Then maybe you have studied N.T. Greek and would want the Greek New Testament for yourself. Then order BFT #1670

@ $35.00 (hardback) + $5.00 S & H. IT COMES IN LEATHER, TOO $45.00 + $5.00 S&H.

Modern Bibles--The Dark Secret

DR. JACK MOORMAN IN PRINT AGAIN

NOW the BFT has republished this informative book by scholar JACK MOORMAN, missionary in London, England. Ask for MODERN BIBLES--The Dark Secret, BFT #2623 @ $5.00 + $2.00 S & H. Let me quote a paragraph for you.

"Would it make a difference if you knew that the New Testament of your Modern Bible did not have First and Second Peter? Yet, if the total number of missing words were added up, this is how much shorter the modern translations are than the King James Version. It is a cause for concern if the names of Christ are missing 175 times, or if the word "hell" is not found in the Old Testament, or if key doctrinal passages have been diminished? And, the biggest shock of all! Is it possible that the most basic and blatant of all early heresies concerning the Person of Christ have been given a "new lease on life" through the Modern Versions? That these things are so, with the reasons why, are set forth in the following pages." (INTRODUCTORY REMARKS, page 1)

Now We Have DVDís For You

THE BOOK OF REVELATION IN PROGRESS

I really donít know much about DVDís; but, this method of reproducing videos is the "in" thing, we are told. So DAN WAITE, who is very much a part of our BIBLE FOR TODAY MINISTRY, told his father that this method of communication is a "must." So, with the added persuasion of his oldest brother, who is into all these modern methods, too, PASTOR DAN and DR. WAITE have begun a DIGITAL VIDEO DATA (DVD) opportunity for you to see and hear our BIBLE FOR TODAY BAPTIST CHURCH sermons and Bible studies in an easier, less bulky and more efficient way.

Be A Part Of The Revelation Study

This series of Bible teaching in the book of Revelation by D. A. Waite will cover a period of forty-four weeks. It has been a blessing so far. As of this writing, we are in CHAPTER FOUR. Each DVD covers four sermons and we ask you for a gift of $15.00 + $3.00 S&H. Call our office (1-800-JOHN-10:9) or 1-856-854-4452 and ask how you can get the whole REVELATION series.

As time permits, DAN is putting Pastor Waiteís former messages on DVD also. The recent studies in Jude and 1, 2, 3 John were a real blessing. The book of JUDE and the books of 2 & 3 John are now ready in DVD. Call and order them if you wish. I know your hearts would be nourished in the Word. We also have all the messages on audio tape. Each side of the audio cassette has one sermon. We ask a gift of $4.00 +$1.00 for shipping and handling. CALL OUR OFFICE FOR DETAILS! Or, order from our Internet site at http:www.biblefortoday.org/audio_sermons.htm if you wish to order on line.

A Letter From A Pastor

"While on the phone, I asked you about the tape that your wonderful piano player had recorded (BFT #3171 @ $4.00 + $1.00 S&H). I am so blessed by his playing. ". . . I am a pastor of a small church. . .YOU ARE TRULY A PASTOR TO ME, DR. WAITE. Each week I eagerly wait for your Sunday Sermon to be posted on SermonAudio.Com. I download it onto my computer and am blessed and fed as I listen to it. . . . I love the singing. I enjoy watching your people visiting before and after the service. Itís a way for me to attend church and be nourished that I donít otherwise experience when I am Ďup frontí leading."

So Good To Visit With You Again, We Appreciate Your Friendship.

In Godís Care,

Yvonne S. Waite

P.S. During January, 2004, we had 797 messages on the SermonAudio.Com website. There were 3717 downloads. This means 1 every 12 minutes; 5/hour; 120/day; and 839/week.

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