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
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AS I SIT DOWN AT MY COMPUTER, I AM REMEMBERING. You see, I watched President George W. Bush give his
Memorial Day speech today. He was standing before a crowd near the graves
of the Unknown Soldiers there at Arlington Cemetery. It was very moving. I
thought of our granddaughterís Marine SGT-husband there in Iraq. I prayed
for his safety. I thought of his loneliness away from her and his child. I
thought of her longings. I was glad she could stay with her parents and
not have to be alone. To be alone is an empty feeling. I know.
I REMEMBER THE YEAR MY NAVY CHAPLAIN-HUSBAND SPENT AWAY
FROM ME AND OUR CHILDREN.
He was serving with the Marines in Okinawa. That was almost fifty years
ago. Believe me, it was a long three-hundred-and-sixty-five days with only
letters to fill my lonely nights. The President told of one serviceman who
wrote, before his death, that he was a Marine by choice and an American by
the GRACE OF GOD! I was moved! Many emotions went through my mind. I
thought of the fallen sonís mother. I contemplated the grief that she must
bare. No matter how a mother tells herself that she has given her son
away--either in marriage, for Christian service, or to country, that son
is her little boy. I know--for I am a mother of four sons and one
son-in-law. The son may have long legs and a manís body, but in her heart
she remembers his birth, his growth, and his years away from her side.
BIBLE FOR TODAY
SORRY YOUR ORDER IS DELAYED
ONE OF THE REASONS YOUR ORDERS ARE LATE GETTING TO YOU
IS THAT WE HERE AT THE BIBLE FOR TODAY ARE VERY SHORT-HANDED.
I wish someone--you or a friend--would send us about
$1000 or more and ear mark it "FOR ADDITIONAL BFT HELP." Then I
would personally go out and find someone who could help. WE WOULD PREFER A
MAN--perhaps a young person or a retiree who doesnít need to support a
family. We need a reliable person, honest and not afraid of work. I used
to take over when the help was gone, but I really canít do it anymore. DAN
WAITE TRIES TO DO THE WHOLE JOB BY HIMSELF EXCEPT FOR THE HELP OF OUR
PART-TIME SECRETARY. Iím sure you have talked with Barbara on the phone.
It is very difficult for him to keep up because the computers are old and
always breaking down. Dan is capable of fixing them, but when he does
this, he cannot get to your orders. As I write you today, he is going on a
weekís vacation (he needs it), and I really donít know HOW we are going to
get along without him.
PRESERVATION BOOK ANSWERED BY DR WAITE
My husband is writing two books during this summer of
Ď05. One is titled FUNDAMENTALIST DECEPTION ON BIBLE PRESERVATION
(BFT #3234 @ $7.00 + $4.00 S&H). This book is an answer to the one edited
by the late J. B. WILLIAMS called GODíS WORD IN OUR HANDS--THE BIBLE
PRESERVED FOR US. Dr. Waiteís work is a needed answer to this book.
GODíS WORD claims, on the one hand, preservation of the Scriptures;
but, on the other hand, the writers deny the perfect preservation of its
Words. TWENTY-ONE AUTHORS REPRESENTING ELEVEN "FUNDAMENTAL" COLLEGES OR
UNIVERSITIES HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS WORK. MANY OF THE NAMES AND SCHOOLS
YOU WILL RECOGNIZE. DR. WAITE FEELS THE BOOK MUST BE ANSWERED! (The spoken
answer was given on his BIBLE FOR TODAY WEEKLY radio program also. Ask for
BFT/220-222 @ $9.00 + $4.00 S & H).
THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETYíS ANNUAL MEETING
IN TORONTO JULY 20-21, 2005
DR. WAITE WANTS TO FINISH HIS ANSWER TO THAT BOOK
BEFORE THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETYíS ANNUAL MEETING IN TORONTO, ONTARIO,
CANADA, JULY 20-21, 2005.
This meeting will be the twenty-seventh gathering of the Society. DR. GARY LAMORE IS THE HOST PASTOR. We
will be at the TORONTO BAPTIST CHURCH on 228 Emnerdale Road, Toronto.
PLEASE COME. If interested call 1-877-552-1611 or call my husband here at
1-856-854-4452. HOPE YOU CAN BE WITH US: JULY 20-21, 2005. SEE THE DEAN
BURGON SOCIETY WEB SITE: There is a cause!
ROMANS VERSE-BY-VERSE BEING WRITTEN
THE OTHER BOOK MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN WRITING IS HIS
TEACHING ON THE BOOK OF ROMANS.
This has been a long, slow process because he has so much
to do otherwise. When completed, ROMANS--PREACHING VERSE BY VERSE (BFT
#3238 @ $25.00 + $5.00 S&H) will be hardback and over 600 pages long. As
you remember, he has five other verse- by-verse books for you--1 PETER
(gift of $10.00), GALATIANS (gift of $13.00), EPHESIANS
(gift of $12.00), PHILIPPIANS (gift of $10.00), and COLOSSIANS &
PHILEMON (gift of $12.00). Please add $4.00 extra per book for
shipping and handling.
BFT "STREAMING" IS ONE YEAR OLD
ONE OF OUR PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA WROTE AN E-MAIL THE OTHER DAY THANKING MY HUSBAND FOR ONE YEAR OF "STREAMING." All day long--24/7/365--"BFT STREAMING" is on; but on SUNDAYS at 10:00 A.M. and 1:30 P.M., as well as THURSDAY NIGHTS at 8 P.M., the "streaming" is LIVE. To tell you the truth, we are so busy, we did not realize it had been one year since DAN WAITE (our son and Dr. Waiteís assistant) hooked up this wonderful part of our ministry to our computers. Recently we got a better "sound card" so now THE BIBLE FOR TODAY BAPTIST CHURCH can be seen and heard around the world with little or no problems. Our friends, THE ALMEIDAS IN BRAZIL HEARD THE CHURCH SERVICE THE AFTERNOON WHEN MISSIONARY DAVID BENNETT SPOKE. Others, too, could see his power point presentation. We have friends watching from Florida, Illinois, Missouri, California, Wisconsin, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and more. One of our friends, whom we have met at the OLD COUNTRY BUFFET, told us he saw Dr. Bennett on his computer, too. He was impressed that the missionary Bible-based position is against homosexuality. Our grandson in Iraq saw us, too. At that time we didnít have the new sound card, so it was very fuzzy for him. Hope he tries again soon. BESIDES THE BFT CHURCH TEACHING ON "STREAMING," (BibleForToday.org, press the BROWN BAR) WE HAVE AN EDUCATIONAL "STREAMING" ON BibleForToday.org (press the TAN BAR) and THE DEAN BURGON SOCIETY TEACHINGS ON BibleForToday.org (press the GREEN BAR).
Tell us if you are listening. The other day I was in the basement, when some of those computers are, and I saw my husband teaching Greek ("A BRIEF LOOK AT GREEK," BFT #3021/VC1-2 or #3021/DVD1-2 @ $25 + $5 S&H) at Baptist Bible Institute at CHRIST INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH. I was so glad that Iíd videoed that teaching for my husband. ONE DAY I HEARD THE LATE DR. M. J. HOLLOWOOD GIVING THE LIFE STORY OF DR. DAVID OTIS FULLER. It was so interesting I didnít want to go upstairs. I wonder if that is in print!
DR. JACK MOORMAN IN HARDBACK
MANUSCRIPTS, FATHERS, & AUTHORIZED VERSION PROOF
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DR. J. A. MOORMANíS
EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH IS NOW IN HARDBACK.
EARLY CHURCH MANUSCRIPTS, CHURCH FATHERS, AND THE AUTHORIZED
VERSION--WITH MANUSCRIPT DIGEST AND SUMMARIES is finally in hard back.
Printing completion date is July 7th. ORDER THIS 456-PAGE BOOK IN
HARD-BACK TODAY (BFT #3230 @ $16 + $5 S&H)!! After months of
excruciating work with the minute details of this fabulous research, the
BIBLE FOR TODAY is able to bring you this book in beautiful hardback. You
who have seen Dr. J. A. Moormanís work in copy-machine/quickbind format
will know the value of such research. Thanks to Dr. & Mrs. H. D.
Williamsí, Mr. James Grumblattís, and Dr. Waiteís tireless, persistent
editing, you can get this book that proves that the AUTHORIZED VERSION
(the KJB) is based on the best Greek Text of all. This proof can be seen
by looking at the earliest and best manuscripts we have. Dr. Moorman does
this! Every person who wishes to defend the King James Bible should have
this gem of a book!
CHRISTIAN LAKE BIBLE CONFERENCE
AUGUST 1-5, 2005
For many years my husband has taught the campers and
camping families at CHRISTIAN LAKE BIBLE CONFERENCE up in STRATFORD, NEW
willing, this year is no different. He has been asked to teach on the
seven churches of Revelation 2-3. If you remember, he did a whole series
of the book of Revelation last year. It is on video (BFT #3169VC1-11 or
#3169DV1-11 @ $115 + $15 S&H) or audio tape (BFT #3169/1-22 @ $67.00 + $8
S&H). But this series will only be on the seven churches that the Apostle
John talked about. I WISH YOUíD MAKE AN EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE.
It is a humble, low- key camping spot with a man-made-lake, trees, and a
space for quiet meditation. It is located two miles north of Oak Mountain
range, 4 miles north of Route 29A between Salisbury Center and Stratford,
New York. Make early reservations for a cabin. (CALL: 315-429-3659) or
bring your own tent or trailer. It is very inexpensive to camp there. YOU
DO YOUR OWN COOKING. It is a very beautiful area.
SURGERY SOON FOR THE BFT DIRECTOR
BESIDES ALL OF THE ABOVE, DR. WAITE HAS LEFT HIP REPLACEMENT-SURGERY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 16, 2005. The need for such surgery has been a long-time coming. So now it is upon us. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM DURING THIS DIFFICULT & CHALLENGING TIME. I admire him greatly for his perseverance. He has continued his working, meetings, church preaching, radio broadcast, and contacting you daily by phone or E-mail in spite of the pain. Sleeping has been difficult but God has given grace. WE ARE COUNTING ON YOUR PRAYERS, UNDERSTANDING, AND FINANCIAL HELP DURING THIS UNUSUAL TIME. This is not a time to get mad at us but to grab hold of the plow and yoke up with the cause. But, I will admit that Christians seem to get upset and make a scene when another Christian is going through a trial. If you think I am wrong, look at Job in the Bible. His friends were no different.
DR. WAITE HAD MEETINGS IN EUCLID, OHIO
IT IS MY INTENT TO TELL YOU OF OUR OHIO TRIP IN EARLY
APRIL (April 9-13). What a joy to be in the State of our birth again; and
not only that, but Dr. Waite and I graduated from Berea High School in
Berea, Ohio sixty years ago. Berea is on the West side of Cleveland near
Hopkinís International Airport, you know. We were married fifty-seven
years ago (in August 1948) right there on Grayton Road. Planes used to fly
overhead so low that we thought they would land on top of us. Now that
very spot of terra firma is part of the airport. My, how things
change--but not the Lord Jesus Christ!. He is "the same yesterday, and
today, and for ever" (Hebrews 13:8). "I change not" (Malachi
3:6), said God. Yes, He is faithful to His Words. What
faithfulness! No wonder Jeremiah called it "great" faithfulness!
DR. WAITE WAS INVITED TO SPEAK ON "WHY WE USE ONLY
THE KING JAMES BIBLE" BIBLE CONFERENCE AT THE BIBLE BAPTIST TEMPLE
THERE IN EUCLID, OHIO.
(BFT #3236/1-2 @ $7+ $3 S&H). Maybe you have been there. If so, you know
that the church building is located on 1565 Chardon Road in Euclid, Ohio
44117. To refresh your memory where Euclid is, maybe youíve heard of
Euclid in regards to the old EUCLID BEACH. When I was a child we would
travel there, very rarely, from the West side of Cleveland and enjoy the
amusement park and its beach. Now there is nothing left of the place but
the old gate towers one would have to pass to drive into the park. Now,
instead of an amusement park, there are tall apartment buildings. Times do
YOU SHOULD HAVE DR. WAITE AT YOUR CHURCH FOR THIS
INTENSIVE PRESENTATION OF THE DEFENSE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND ITS
UNDERLYING GREEK AND HEBREW TEXTS. So many people believe the King
James Bible (or the Authorized Version) is the correct Bible but they
donít have the faintest idea how to defend their belief. The other day
I met some blind women who were raving about their new NIV BRAILLE BIBLES.
"I love the NIV!!" said the one woman as she looked at me with
unseeing eyes. As I left, I said one thing to her, "Betty, I want you
to remember one thing: THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION IS BASED ON THE WRONG
GREEK TEXT." Thatís all I said and I donít think they liked it very
much. In fact, I know they didnít.
PROBABLY YOUíVE CALLED PASTOR ANDREW RUSNACKO FOR
DIRECTIONS (216-531-1273) TO HIS CHURCH.
He takes a strong King James Bible stand, as well as
having good standards with Biblical convictions. The church music is good,
too. Pastor RUSNACKO is musical and his wife is an excellent pianist. They
hold to the good old hymns and gospel songs that many of the "40-days
of purpose" people have forsaken.
AND HE HATH PUT A NEW SONG IN MY MOUTH:
MANY SHALL SEE IT, AND FEAR, AND SHALL TRUST IN THE
A BAPTIST CHURCH ON CHARDON RD. SINCE 1820
THE BEST I CAN FIGURE OUT, THERE HAS BEEN A BAPTIST
CHURCH ON CHARDON ROAD FOR ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS.
In fact, the Euclid Baptist Church (its original name) was the first and
oldest Baptist church in the whole Cleveland area in the year 1820, the
year it was founded. (Did you know that was the year that the hymnist,
Fanny Crosby, was born?) But today in 2005, the BIBLE BAPTIST TEMPLE is
the name of the present church congregation. And this called-out assembly
is not that old. In fact, it just celebrated its twenty-sixth anniversary
a few weeks after we left them. Pastor RUSNACKO began the present church
from "scratch" by knocking on doors and winning souls to Christ. He has
had a burden for souls ever since God saved him as a service man years ago
down in Florida. I think it was Key West. Previously, his newly saved
Christian church members met in rooms and halls about town. When the
present modern building on Chardon Road, which was erected in 1962, went
up for sale, Bible Baptist Temple bought it. By that time there had been a
merger of two churches and the departing sellerís new church name was the
Euclid-Immanuel Baptist Church.
OF INTEREST TO ME IS THAT THERE HAD BEEN THREE FORMER
EDIFICES FOR THE CHURCH CONGREGATION PRIOR TO THE PRESENT BUILDING. ALL
THREE OF THE FORMER ONES HAD BEEN BUILT ON THAT VERY SAME SITE WHERE THE
PRESENT CHURCH STANDS.
So you see, there was one church, but several building projects. I guess
the original church body, not only had numerical growth, but also
financial prosperity. I have seen pictures of the beautiful stone
structure built in 1895. Personally, I wish they had not torn the stone
church down. Sometimes progress erases history. How can our children say,
"What meaneth these stones?" (Joshua 4:6) if the stones are thrown
away? The building that Dr. Waite and I were in last April in Euclid,
Ohio, was the fourth building on that same church corner. The beautiful
newer building with its formal ceiling and stained glass wall, along with
the older educational wing, is what Pastor Rusnacko and his people
purchased. Iím sorry to say that the departing owners had become more
liberal--American Baptist modernists. What a day of gladness for the
Bible-believing, fundamental church that had found a home! Once again, the
Gospel was preached within those church walls. There must have been
rejoicing in Heaven!
LET ME QUOTE FROM THE ORIGINAL CHURCH HISTORY
WRITTEN BACK IN 1945
"Euclid Baptist has an unbroken history of
witnessing for Christ in this community, back to the dim distant
days of 1820 when there was not another institution in this entire
region that we would recognize today--long before there were any
public schools or paved streets; when Euclid Creek crossed the
Avenue through a deep hollow about five hundred feet east of where
it crosses now; when howling wolves and deadly rattlesnakes
abounded; when the Indians still roamed over large sections of
Ohio, and when practically all our modern conveniences were
unknown, such as the telephone, the bathroom, the electric light,
the automobile, and the airplane. Even matches, for striking a
light, had not then been invented. . . .
". . .This whole region, including Madison,
Painesville, Euclid, Cleveland, and Lorain, was sometimes referred
to as Ďnew Connecticut.í It was the Western Reserve of the
State of Connecticut, and its first settlers, including the eleven
charter members of this church, so far as known, all came from the
AS AN ASIDE: I think I remember that my husbandís Waite
relatives originally came to Ohio from Connecticut. I should look it up.
THE TRIBUTE TO FANNY CROSBY ON THE ROAD AGAIN
IN OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, & NEW JERSEY
WE ENJOYED THE FELLOWSHIP WITH ALL THE PEOPLE THERE IN EUCLID, OHIO. I especially appreciated the families and friends who came to my portrayal of THE TRIBUTE TO FANNY CROSBY on Saturday afternoon. Was delighted that ANN and DAVID LAZAR came all the way from Parma to see us. I know it was an effort for the LAZARS to attend. I appreciated seeing them. They are our oldest sonís ( D. A. Waite, Jr.) parents-in-law. Order These Three Books
REMEMBER D. A. WAITE, JR. IS THE FOOTNOTE AUTHOR OF OUR Defined King James Bible (BFT #3000L @ $40 + $7 S&H or #3000M @ $35 + $6 S&H). D. A. WAITE, JR. also did all that work on THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT (BFT #3081 @ $25+ $5 S&H) as well as THE READABILITY OF THE KJB (BFT #2671 @ $7+ $3 S&H).
LET ME EXPLAIN THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT. REMEMBER
SCRIVENERíS GREEK NEW TESTAMENT (BFT #1670 @ $35 (hardback) or $45 (leather) + $5 S&H)? WELL
THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT (BFT#3081 @ $25 + $5 S&H) IS THE SAME AS THE GREEK ONE, BUT IN ENGLISH. Many pastors and laymen have enriched their teaching and preaching by using this tool. Do you have one?
FANNY CROSBY IN EUCLID, OHIO
CAROL RUSNACKO MADE A LOVELY STAGE SET FOR "FANNYíS"
ROCKING CHAIR. I
wish you could have been there. There was a fireplace with a mantel and
old-fashioned pictures, flowers, and a tea set on the lace table cloth.
How good to be in my "Fanny Crosby" dress and wig again. Iíve been doing
this presentation since 1978. Can you believe it? WHY NOT INVITE FANNY
CROSBY TO YOUR CHURCH! Remember, she wrote the words to songs like Blessed Assurance, To God Be the Glory,
and Pass Me Not O Gentle
Saviour. We must re-learn the old hymns of the faith that have been
replaced by the new charismatic praise-choruses.
FANNY IN PENNDEL, PA
Speaking of Fanny Crosby: I may as well give you the
full scoop. We had THE TRIBUTE at GRACE INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH
on 911 Durham Road in Penndel, Pa 19047. The date was May 7, 2005. It was
a womenís luncheon around Motherís Day. Our daughter, Dianne, was visiting
me--a real treat--and she came with us. MRS. MARIE SCHULTZ INVITED US. I
MET HER A FEW YEARS AGO, SOON AFTER HER MISSIONARY DAUGHTER WAS SUDDENLY
KILLED WHILE RIDING ON A MOTOR SCOOTER IN CAMBODIA. What a shock to her
husband and three children, as well as to Marie and her husband. The
pastor of the church was Pastor VAN HOOSE. Found out that he and his wife
were graduates of FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST COLLEGE in Chesterton, Indiana. My
husband goes there upon occasion to present his KING JAMES SEMINAR. Found
out that the pastorís wife has a sister whose husband is on the staff of
ANCHOR BAPTIST CHURCH in SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. We had just talked with the
pastor of that church the night before. Talk about a small world!!
FANNY MEETS CARL McINTIREíS DAUGHTER
IN NEW JERSEY
THEN JUST LAST SATURDAY, WHEN AUSTRALIAN MISSIONARY
DAVID BENNETT AND HIS WIFE, PAM, WERE HERE IN COLLINGSWOOD AT The Bible For Today
Baptist Church, WE HAD THE TRIBUTE TO FANNY CROSBY AT A NEAR-BY
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH INVITED US. It was good to see many
of those women again after almost forty years.
Was interested in meeting Dr. Carl McIntireís daughter
and grand daughter. Was very impressed how his daughter, MARY ANN CLARK,
reflected her fatherís beliefs and stands on various issues.
It is good when family continues in a manís footsteps.
I donít know if you recall, but my husband came to
Collingswood to be the associate to Carl McIntire in his radio ministry.
That was forty years ago.
There were major differences, which I donít have time to go into here.
That was when the AMERICAN COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES broke from the
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES. After that, we stayed in
Collingswood and eventually Dr. Waite jump-started THE BIBLE FOR TODAY,
INC. back into action. BFT had been incorporated in Newton, Massachusetts,
as a radio program and a tax-exempt organization before coming here to New
Jersey. My husband got his teacherís certificates and taught for nineteen
years in the jungles of the Philadelphia school systems. It wasnít easy.
The "students" did not want to learn--just act up; but my husband was paid
well for such treatment in order to support me, his wife, and our five
children, as well as financing The Bible For Today from his own
pocket--often paying the secretary and workers and expenses himself.
GETTING BACK TO EUCLID & THE RUSNACKOíS
ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT HAVING MEETINGS IN VARIOUS
CHURCHES IS MEETING THE PASTOR AND HIS WIFE AS WELL AS HIS PEOPLE.
So it was at BIBLE BAPTIST TEMPLE in Euclid, Ohio.
Iím sorry I did not write down all the names of our new friends there, but
I do remember MR. & MRS. KLEINís names. They took us out to BOB EVANS for
an evening snack after our last night at the church. It was a Sunday. She
spoke of her early Christian life in Pennsylvania, and the good, Biblical
teaching she received from the pastor who led her to the Lord. I
appreciate such loyalty. Most Pastors and their wives give themselves to
their people. They yearn and pray for them. Of course, they are not
perfect but they care. It saddens my heart to observe people who turn
against the pastor and/or his wife who brought them along spiritually.
Recently I read something Spurgeon wrote many years ago. It is very
"May none of us ever belong to that evil class of
who are always in opposition, always fault-finding,
never willing to work with anybody.
This is not the mind of Christ, nor the fruit of the
which is ever peaceable."
FRIENDS OF THE BIBLE FOR TODAY ATTENDED
SOME PEOPLE, WHO ARE ON THE BFT MAILING LIST, CAME FROM
A DISTANCE TO HEAR MY HUSBAND. One couple drove over an hour from
Strongsville, Ohio to be a part of the Biblical defense meetings. They
were MARIANNE and JEFF DETWILER who had sat under the teaching of a MR.
DEAN LAMPMAN years ago. It was such an exciting discovery because Mr.
Lampman, before his untimely death, was collating the Hebrew Scriptures
for my husband to use concerning something about the Masoretic text. His
death was a great loss. He was not an old man at his death. Sad! Godís
ways are not our ways.
ALSO, ANOTHER BFT FRIEND, LINDA PLANTE FROM
CHESTERLAND, OHIO, CAME EVERY NIGHT.
She is keenly interested in the textual question. She was a lovely woman
with MS. It was in remission. In fact, one night she and the pastorís wife
sang a duet. I accompanied them on the churchís beautiful concert grand
piano. What a lovely instrument.
One night she brought an avoir du pois friend.
This woman also had serious feet and knee problems. I donít know how it
happened, but after the service in the pitch black of night, this poor
soul slipped as she was trying to get into the front seat of Lindaís car.
She didnít make it! It was a crisis! "911" was called. She was taken to
the local hospital, embarrassed and frightened. Relatives came to the
hospital and rescued her from her plight. It was sad. One of the
reasons Iím telling you this true story is for a warning for you and for
me, too. Previously, before the church service, I had an in-depth
conversation with this woman. Among other things that she said, she told me that she lived to eat.
Her whole life was wrapped up in good cooking and eating.
I felt bad, for I eat to live
and would be happy to take a food-pill, if there were such a thing, and
only eat once in a while, as long as I were well. Just think how much we
could get done if we didnít have to stop, prepare food, and eat it. After
her emergency experience, I felt doubly bad for her. I wonder how she is
A VISIT WITH AN OLD FRIEND
WHILE IN OHIO, I CALLED AN OLD FRIEND, PASTOR LYNN
husband and I have known him since our teenage years. In fact, he was one
of my husbandís groomsmen at our wedding. I remembered that he lived on
the East Side of Cleveland. Thought he could come see us if he wanted to.
Thought heíd feel bad if I did not call him. Thought it would be nice to
see him. Iím so glad I called. What a good visit my husband and I had in
our motel room catching up on old times. Our families had been very close.
Now we are senior citizens and serving the Lord--he in Ohio and we in New
Jersey. Praise God for His daily strength. The Bible says AS THY DAYS, SO
SHALL THEY STRENGTH BE (Deuteronomy 33:25). What grace is this?
TUESDAY MORNING WAS THE PREACHERíS MEETING
AT FIRST I THOUGHT I WASNíT SUPPOSE TO ATTEND THE
PASTORíS "BUCKEYE" FELLOWSHIP THAT TUESDAY MORNING. I had brought work to
do in our motel room , BUT SOON LEARNED THAT WOMEN WERE WELCOME. In fact,
the Pastor wanted me there.
Truthfully, not many women were in attendance. I donít know why that is,
because the messages were good. I think wives should be with their
husbands, if possible, at such gatherings. Maybe they work. Maybe they
have small children at home
DR. WAITE SUMMARIZED HIS DEFENSE OF THE KJB
DR. WAITE WAS THE
FEATURED SPEAKER. There were close to fifty in attendance--a good crowd.
HE WAS THE LAST ONE TO SPEAK. HE GAVE A SUMMARY OF HIS BIBLICAL DEFENSE
(BFT #3237 @ $4 + $1 S&H). I thought he did an excellent job. I was sorry
that there wasnít more time for Q&A, as much is learned during them. My
husband encouraged the preachers and laymen to purchase his book DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE
(BFT #1594 @ $12 + $4 S&H). As you
know, it is one of the best, if not the best, book on the subject.
PASTORS MARK JACOBS & ROY THOMPSON SPOKE FIRST
Before my husband spoke , PASTOR MARK JACOBS, the
pastor of ANCHOR BAPTIST CHURCH in Massillon, Ohio, spoke about the lions
in our lives. I remember him as the pastor who followed DR. BRUCE CUMMONS
after he retired. Was his church called Massillon Baptist Temple?
Something happened there and there was a big departure of people who
followed Pastor Jacobs to start another Baptist church. I didnít realize
until now that his new church was in Massillon also.
The second speaker was DR. ROY THOMPSON, the founder of
CLEVELAND BAPTIST CHURCH in Brooklyn, Ohio. Brooklyn is a part of
Cleveland. I think I passed through it once on the way to my
father-in-lawís office. He was the director of research at a chemical
company somewhere around there. I didnít know it until later that Pastor
Thompson had been very ill--I think close to death. He resigned his church
which is a big soul-winning church and an example-ministry to many who are
starting out as pastors. My only disappointment with the whole day was
that all those preachers rushed off immediately after eating without
mingling and talking together.
EATING WITH FRIENDS AT SUNDAY NOON
PASTOR & MRS. RUSNACKO TREATED US ROYALLY. They took us
to a restaurant called FANNYíS. They wanted me to enjoy this eating place
with the same name as the hymn writer that I portrayed. Their "Fanny" was
the original cook and owner, the mother, of that eating establishment. She
had long-since died but her family has kept up the tradition. I wish I
could remember the name of that potato-wrapped-in-dough dish that I tried.
Iíd never had such before. Besides other times, we ate there on Sunday
afternoon. It is the Pastorís habit to invite others to eat with them
there. So it was good to get to know the Detwilers better as well as
MILTON FRENCH who has a serious, life-threatening illness. I was touched
by his condition. He looked large and healthy to me, but as you know,
looks can be deceiving.
BACK TO THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD
I WAS VERY INTERESTED IN THE SLAVIC NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE
PASTOR RUSNACKO LIVED AS A BOY. I remembered as a young person
fellowshipping with older young people at CLEVELANDíS YOUTH FOR CHRIST who
had powerful testimonies for the Lord who were of Slavic descent. We ate
at the RED BARN in that area. My--were our plates piled high with food.
Restaurant prices seemed cheaper in Ohio than here in New Jersey. After
eating, the Pastor drove us around the neighborhood where he lived as a
teenage boy. I wanted to see it. He pointed out this house and that one
where friends used to live, as well as the bungalow where he lived as a
youth. I took a picture. Then there was the construction of a new and
better high school building being built on the very site where he went to
school. From the news that we heard while in the Cleveland area, I
detected that there is much unrest in the schools there--much disobedience
and disrespect of elders. Personally, I believe this is the fruit of Dr.
Spockís early teaching. We also rode down LIBERTY BLVD. On each side was a
park with monuments dedicated to different countries like Romania, etc.
WE DROVE BY EUCLID/NOTTINGHAM BAPTIST CHURCH--OR AT
LEAST BY THE BUILDING WHERE IT USED TO BE. Memories flooded into my mind,
for it was in that church that my dearest friend and matron of honor, ROSE
WEISS DURHAM, received the Lord Jesus as her Saviour. She and her sister,
BETTY, attended a sewing class there that two Christian women gave for the
neighborhood girls. It was their desire to talk about Jesus, and that they
did to my friend. She was saved, along with her sister. Rose dedicated her
life to the Lord for full-time service. We went to Moody Bible Institute
together--the old Moody. She married and became a missionary with her
husband. The Lord took her Home to Himself when she was in her early
forties. As I said previously in this letter. Godís ways are not our ways.
RAINBOW BABIES AND CHILDRENíS HOSPITAL
THE COTTAGE IS GONE
PASTOR RUSNACKO ASKED ME IF THERE WERE ANY PLACE I WOULD LIKE TO GO WHILE IN THE CLEVELAND AREA. I am sure that he was surprised when my answer was,
"Yes, RAINBOW BABIES AND CHILDRENíS HOSPITAL." I cannot tell you how moving it was for me to see that hospital. When I was a child of three, I had an illness called TB of the bone. It affected my left hip. This disease came to me from drinking unpasteurized milk from infected cows. Pasteurization was not known then. There were no medicines like we have today. My father had no money for the care of his sick little girl., but even if he had been rich, there was nothing more that could be done for me. It was during the depression years. So I became a patient at RAINBOW HOSPITAL FOR CRIPPLED AND CONVALESCENT CHILDREN. Rainbow Cottage, as it was called, was located on Green Road in South Euclid, Ohio. I lived in that hospital for three years, tied to a frame or imprisoned in a full body cast for three years, until an innovative surgeon, DR. HARBIN, performed an operation on me. If I understand it correctly, it had never been done before on another human being. Praise the Lord--it worked.
I WISH THAT I HAD MORE SPACE TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS TO YOU IN THIS LETTER. It will have to wait for another time. Rainbow Cottage was torn down--probably in 1971. After that, Rainbow Hospital combined with the Babies & Childrenís Hospital there on the campus of WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY; it is an outstanding hospital for sick children. I was so glad to see it and to talk to people--even though I had limited time. I do praise the Lord that I can walk. The Lord used the physicians and nurses in my life to make it possible for me to be a normal walking person. Godís way is the best way!
When my husband was a student at the UNIVERSITY OF
MICHIGAN, he was privileged to be able to attend DR. M. R. DeHAANíS
Detroit Bible class every Friday evening. Mr.
McRoberts, the cook at the University of Michigan, took a car full of
students with him weekly to the class. My husband remembered it took over
an hour to get there. It was a good thing that man did for my husband who
was a new Christian at the time. Dr. DeHaan was teaching the book of
Hebrews. The lessons learned by my husband, a young college student, as
well as a new Christian were immeasurable. I tell you all of this so you
can understand why Dr. Waite is so very interested in Dr. DeHaanís stand
on the King James Bible. We have in our
BFT arsenal of material, a book in copy machine form written by Dr. DeHaan
called Bible Versions & Perversions. (BFT #1545 @ $3.00 + $2 S&H). Recently on THE BIBLE FOR TODAY WEEKLY radio
program, my husband read that book with his personal comments. It is
extremely interesting that Dr. DeHaan was not for any other version
of the Bible than THE KING JAMES VERSION. I hope you get the radio tapes,
as well as the booklet. The Radio tape is BFT/231 @ $4.00 + $1.00 S&H.
MY LATEST Just For
Women RADIO PROGRAMS were JFW/64: "EUTHANASIA & SUICIDE" (gift of $4.00 +
$1 S&H)) and JFW/65: "SORROWíS BLESSINGS" ( gift of $4.00 + $1 S&H).
Also my husband got a long paper from an E-mail friend and written by
JAMES M. VENTILATO. We donít know him but he has written a long, detailed
answer to PRETERISM. Itís called Applying the Touchstone and Lodestar of Scripture to the Morassy
Foundation and Principles of Preterism (BFT
#3239 @ $5.00 + $4 S&H).
A VERY EXCITING,
EMOTIONAL, DEVOTIONAL PUBLICATION IS AT THE PRINTERS RIGHT NOW. It is
called With Tears in My Heart
by GERTRUDE G. SANBORN, my mother. (BFT #3196 @ $25 + $5 S&H).
Thousands have been blessed by motherís poetry. They come from the depths
of her lifeís experience. Sheís been with Jesus in Heaven for seventeen
years and I miss her. This book of over 400 personal poems are
published for you at great expense. I know you will be blessed.
IíM UNDER GODíS CARE, ARE YOU?
Yvonne S. Waite (for D.A.W., too)