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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Dear friend of the BFT,
CAN YOU HELP US?
WEíRE HOME FROM KOREA. Yes, we are. What a delightful time of serving the
Lord! My husband spoke nineteen times in six days and I gave The Tribute To
Fanny Crosby on a Saturday afternoon. WE HAD AN ABSOLUTELY LOVELY TIME IN THOSE
BUSY DAYS (November 8-15, 2004) SERVING THE LORD WITH OUR KOREAN FRIENDS IN
INCHEON & SEOUL. I canít wait to tell you all about it. We were the guests of
PASTOR & MRS. YOUNG JIN EUM and the SEOUL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH in Seoul, South
Korea. It took fourteen plus hours to get there, flying on their beautiful
Korean Airlines. I saw the sun setting for hundreds of miles but no night in the
skies for us over the international date line. Then saw the bright morning
light, skipping a day, only to have it return on the flight home. We flew over
Northern Canada and Alaska. I always wanted to go there! Then the Southern route
down over a part of Russia, near Japan --avoiding North Korea. Am confused if we
flew over China or not. (After all, I am not a navigator.) Our good friend Dr.
Dongsoo Jung was my husbandís interpreter. Dr. Waiteís whole teaching on THE
DEFENSE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND ITS UNDERLYING TEXTS was videoed. Usually my
husband tapes everything on his own tape recorder. This teaching time while in
Korea, most of the time, he didnít have a 220 converter for his 110 recorder.
So, be patient for a future ordering opportunity. Iím disappointed, too.
MY HEARTíS BURDEN
Before I go wild at the computer about Korea, I want to share with you a
burden of my heart. I want to catch you up on some of our BFT ministry news.
Because I know that some folk, like you, enjoy giving to the Lordís work at the
end of the calendar year, I thought maybe I could encourage you to help out THE
BIBLE FOR TODAY financially. MAYBE YOUR CHURCH COULD PUT US ON ITS MISSIONARY
BUDGET. We have so many bills. (I know that you probably do, too.) Iím not
talking about us personally or our churchís financial obligations; BUT IíM
TALKING ABOUT OUR BIBLE FOR TODAYíS WRITING, PRINTING, RADIO, VIDEO, & AUDIO
DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE
(BFT #1594-P @ $12.00 + $4.00 S&H)
EACH PRINT RUN COSTS ABOUT $9,000!
Every time we reprint DEFENDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE (BFT #1594-P @ +
$4.00 S&H) by Dr. D. A. Waite, it costs about $9,000. We are in our ninth
printing right now. WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET A 350-PAGE BOOK FOR $12.00??? A
seminary professor from the Heartland wrote the other day wondering if
was still in print. He uses it as required reading for his classes and needed
it; but, someone had told him that it was no longer in print. How wrong that
was! My husband assured him that this book was still being published. WHY DONíT
YOU ORDER A FEW FOR GIFTS RIGHT NOW?? When you do, be sure to remind us that you
want your order delivered by a certain date!
The Defined King James Bible
51,00O IN PRINT TODAY
Someone asked me the other day how many Defined King James Bibles we have
printed. I couldnít remember. You know me and numbers! Iím like my husbandís
mother. I get them all mixed up! I asked my husband and he said, "FIFTY-ONE
THOUSAND ARE IN PRINT!!" Can you believe it? My what the LORD has done!
A POST-THANKSGIVING VISITOR
A woman dropped in to see me the day after Thanksgiving. She knew nothing
about our BFT ministry. Yes, she knew about our church, for that is how we met
her; but the ministry we have been in for forty years--she knew nothing about!!
Think of the hundreds of people who could be helped by our materials, if they
DKJ BIBLES ARE PRINTED IN KOREA?
How did the subject come up? For something to do and talk about, I showed her
several pictures of the printing business near Seoul, Korea, where our Defined
King Jams Bible is printed. "You print a Bible?" she wondered. I went
into the church room and took out the large, leather-bound Defined King James
Bible from under one of the Churchís chairs (BFT #3000 genuine leather @ $35
medium or $40 large + $6.00 S&H; hardbacks $15 & $20 + $4.00 S&H). I explained
the two sizes of Bibles we have. I told her that they come in either leather or
hardback. She was amazed!
OUR OLDEST SON DID THE FOOTNOTES?
I told her that our oldest son D. A. Waite, Jr. did all the footnotes.
"Why?" she asked. I explained that some people say they do not understand
some of the difficult words in the King James Bible. So we have answered their
I was amazed she didnít know that we do more here at 900 Park Avenue than
have church meetings.
It cost about $50,000 TO PRINT OUR BIBLES
Do you know how much it cost to print The Defined King James Bible? Depending
on the size of the Bible and the number printed, it costs us $30,000 to $50,000.
Did you know that? Guess where those publishing funds come from. YOU!! God
burdens your heart and the hearts of your friends to get the Defined King James
Bible or to contribute towards its printing. Some people buy them by the case.
(Call us for the gift case prices ) Do you want a case of 12?
DID YOU KNOW THAT WE OFFER OVER 3,200 ITEMS?
Yes, we print books, booklets, tracts, reports, etc. In fact, we have over
3,200 + items that you can order from us on our 800# or by mail. Just now, I
asked my husband--so I could tell you--how many tapes and videos and written
reports do we have; and he said, "I donít know, Von." So you can see, he
is very low key on it all.
THREE PEOPLE DO ALL THE BFT WORK?
A young man who used to be our shipper left us for Florida. For a few months
down there, he worked for another Christian organization that shipped out things
like we do; and he told us that particular Christian, southern organization had
thirty people working for them at the time. Yet, he said that the BFT shipped
out as much, or more, than the Florida group. At that time, we had two part-time
and one full-time paid workers. Now we have only one full-time and one
part-time. So, if your orders are delayed and you become upset, just realize we
are truly a "family" ministry and we are doing our best! PRAY FOR US!
We only have one full-time family man working for us now, our son, Dan Waite,
who moved here about ten or eleven years ago to help his father. Youíve probably
spoken to him on the phone. I donít know what we would do without him. Our
oldest son worked for the BFT for a few years but we couldnít pay him anymore.
He did the DKJB footnotes, as well as the excellent THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT
(BFT #3138 @ $25.00 + $5.00 S&H). That is an English version of
SCRIVENERS ANNOTATED GREEK NEW TESTAMENT. Many cannot read the Greek
language but they can read THE DOCTORED NEW TESTAMENT and see where Westcott &
Hort made changes in their Greek New Testament.
Another son worked part time for us from his home, helping his father with
his book writing, but we couldnít pay him anymore either. We have a part-time
secretary, Barbara, in the office doing valuable work with receipts,
correspondence, and tape dubbing. She has been with us seven or eight years--I
forget--and is a valuable part of our ministry.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COSTS TO RUN THE BFT?
Did you know that the BFT works out of our home? So when I ask you to think
about helping us financially, I am not asking for the light & heating bills, or
the yard man, or my cleaning helper, or even to put clothes on my back. Iím
asking for ACTUAL expenses for machines, printing, etc. & salaries for our
workers. My husband and I do not take one cent from the offerings or financial
gifts. Even when we are on the road, like in Korea or your church, and are given
gifts, we turn it into the BIBLE FOR TODAY MINISTRY.
A BALL-PARK FIGURE
I just called downstairs to DAN and asked, "Give me a ball-park figure of
what the Bible For Today owes currently for phone bills, reams of paper, the
copy machine contract, UPS charges, postage expenses, etc., etc., etc." He
"About $5,000 or $6,000!"
One day I was telling a business man, that a certain book will cost about
$12,000 to publish. "Twelve thousand dollars," he said in unbelief! Maybe
you are like this friend. Maybe you have no idea the expense involved in
publication. How I wish that businessman had pulled his checkbook out of his
pocket and given us an offering for that book! Even $100 would have been an
I HOPE YOUíLL BE A HELPER?
So, when I ask you if you could be a part of our ministry, I am sincerely
asking you to join hand in hand with Dr. Waite financially. Of course, I have
not forgotten your PRAYER SUPPORT. What would we do without it. It is most
HUMBLING to read your letters, notes, & E-mails to learn that you pray for us.
GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO SUPPLY OUR NEEDS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU. We have
been undergirded because of your prayers. During our heavy schedule in Korea
last month, I thought about you and your prayers. I thanked God for His strength
because people were praying. I really did.
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY BECOME A MONTHLY FINANCIAL SUPPORTER, PLEASE THINK
ABOUT IT. Some give a certain amount every month. How appreciative we are for
such faithfulness. If everyone who receives this letter would give us $5.00 a
month, think what we could do for the Lord next year! All gifts are tax
Who would have thought about forty years ago, when my husband began his first
radio program which he called THE BIBLE FOR TODAY, that God would lead us into
such green pastures? Who would have thought that you would be our friend and be
a part of this wonderful defense of the WORDS of God.
People from all over the world contact my husband. He patiently teaches them
on the telephone, sometimes by letter, and always by books, tapes, videos, CDís,
and radio. Now we have this exciting STREAMING ministry. It is on every day, as
they say--"24/7"--so you can be taught chapter by chapter, verse by verse from
the Bible. Hereís what to do: (1) Go to web site
www.biblefortoday.org; (2) go down about 6
inches, (3) click on the ORANGE BAR called "LISTEN TO BIBLE STUDY MESSAGES"; (4)
Then click on LIVE FEED for our video services 24/7.
DO YOU APPRECIATE US?
If we were pleading for a missionary in another land doing the same jobs as
what we do here, your heart would probably be touched. We are doing much of what
some missionaries do in foreign lands. Do we have to move to another country for
your heart to be burdened? ALL that you give us goes into the ministry.
Perhaps you donít know it, but many men who are on the Bible-preaching
circuit keep all the book money & offerings they collect. I am not condemning
them, I just want you to know that Dr. Waite does not do that. God has provided
for us individually. Dr. Waite and I have always given more to our ministry than
he has ever taken. That is why we appreciate your financial gifts so very much
because we know the sacrifice that is made when one gives and does not take.
A CALL FROM A RADIO LISTENER
Why a lady called from Canada yesterday. She heard my Just For Women radio
program on THE POLITICAL BACKGROUND OF THE KINGS JAMES VERSION
(JFW-57 @ $4.00+S1.00 S&H). She heard the broadcast on SHORT WAVE. I was excited
to get her call. It is always encouraging to hear from a radio listener. Our
radio programs cost so much that sometimes we wonder if they are worth the
price. (The local station here in our area has raised its rates for Just For
Woman to $70.00 for fifteen minutes. Iíd already cut my programs to one
fifteen-minute broadcast a week because of the expense.) Getting back to the
phone call--she wanted a copy of that broadcast in written form (BFT # 3194 @
$3.00 + $1.00 S&H). She mentioned her dismay that the tiny Brethren assembly,
where she worships in ONTARIO, uses any version at all. She thought FOR SURE
that the Brethren would definitely use the King James Bible! I could hear the
disappointment in her voice. I then explained about the scholar, Mr. Samuel P.
Tregelles, who was a born-again Christian, and a Plymouth Brethren, was an
advocate of the false Greek Text of Westcott and Hort. (As you remember that
text is the basis for the present United Bible Society and Nestle Aland Greek
Texts that is used for most of the modern "bibles" in our day. Get that booklet
on Tregelles by Dr. JACK MOORMAN (BFT #3195 @ $2.00 + $1.00 S&H)! Then this same
radio listener said, "IS IT YOUR HUSBAND WHO PUBLISHES The Defined King James
She was happy to hear that it was. She had received the DKJB from another
Christian ministry, never having contacted the BFTs20 before. I but wonder how
many thousands of people out there have been blessed by our ministry, but who
have never contacted us at all. The Lord knows. TWO SERMONS FROM KOREAN TRIP
I had really intended to go on and on about our Korean trip but the Lord has
laid our financial needs on my heart. Hope you are not too offended. WE DO HAVE
TWO SERMONS READY THAT MY HUSBAND PREACHED IN SEOUL IN NOVEMBER. One was
preached at the Blessed Hope Baptist Church, pastored by PASTOR LEE. The title
of the sermon is "Study to be Approved By God" (2 Timothy 2:15) BFT#3215
@ $4.00 + $1.00 S&H) . The other is from Romans 12:1-2 called "Present Your
Body to the Lord"
(BFT#3216 @ $4.00 + $1.00 S&H) which was preached by Dr. Waite at Seoul First
Baptist Church. I canít wait to tell you all about this. Just got an E-Mail from
Dr. Jung and he said he hoped to have the CDís of the Korean Conference ready by
the end of December. This is good news indeed. I know that youíll want to hear
them and that those who speak Korean will be doubly blessed to hear the whole
conference in their heart language.
"REVELATION--PREACHING VERSE BY
AUDIO TAPES: #3169/1-22 @ $66.00+ $6.00 S&H; VIDEO or DVD CASSETTES: BFT
#3169VCR or DVD/1-11 @ $110.00 + $10 S&H) While Iím telling you about my
husbandís sermons, I must mention that he has finished his long series on the
book of Revelation. PLEASE ORDER THEM NOW. You can get them in VCR video format,
DVDís, or audio cassettes. I have been a Christian for a long time--about
sixty-seven years--and have heard many sermons taken from Revelation. Many of
them have been good; but I have never heard a "verse by verse" presentation such
as Dr. Waite has given these last many months. He is not a startling
"Revelation" teacher. He doesnít predict who the anti-Christ is or what the
grasshoppers are. He is not a date-setter or an alarmist. HE DOESNíT MAKE UP
THINGS THAT ARE NOT THERE. He just opens up the Word and teaches or brings in
illustrations to help us understand. For instance, his research on frogs made my
imagination envision how those evil spirits worked. His explanation of the sun
was good, etc--the seals, vials, & trumpets, the angels & the serpent, & the
woes. If you want fanciful ideas and speculations, donít order the series;
but if you want what the Bible says, then order them. It isnít every
preacher that will start such a series and finish it. I know you will be
VISIT OUR WEBSITE, HEAR OUR
"STREAMING VIDEOS," JOIN US "LIVE" AT CHURCH TIMES.
By the way, if you are anywhere within driving distance to Collingswood, New
Jersey, come sit in our church! Pastor Waite is beginning a new series of
verse-by-verse Bible teaching in the epistle of Romans at ten oíclock in the
morning. Why not be a part of our fellowship. Also stay for our afternoon
Bible discussion at 1:30 PM. We are in the Gospel of Luke. The last two
Sundays, we had some excellent "give and take" with questions and answers. I
know youíll be blessed--that is if you like the class discussion method of
learning. In fact, some who go to other churches, come at 1:30 P.M. for the
discussion and Bible learning. Our pianist is DICK CARROLL. Have you heard any
of his piano tapes? The latest is tape #3, BFT#3171@ $4.00 + $1.00 S&H. CALL
856-854-4747 FOR DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS TO OUR CHURCH. The Bible For Today Baptist
Church meets in our home (900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, NJ, at the corner of
Park & Dill Avenues, across from the Lutheran church and one block from the High
Speed Line Collingswood stop.) We also have a Thursday night Bible & Prayer Time
in our chapel. We gather from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. We are in the book of Jeremiah.
Last time we learned how Jeremiah was discouraged in the Lordís work. If you let
it, it is easy to be that way, you know. People can get you down! The Lord
remains faithful. The prophet appeared to have a "burn-out"until
he had a "burn-in" (Jeremiah 20:9). Jeremiah had been so hurt--physically
and emotionally--by Pashur and others that he declared he would never mention
the LORD anymore BUT--Godís Word was in Jeremiahís heart as a burning fire
shut up in his bones, and he was weary with forbearing, and he could not
stay!!!! Isnít that the way in Christian work? We become so weary, so hurt,
so discouraged, we donít want to "play" anymore; BUT Godís WORDS burn within us
and we cannot stop doing His work in spite of ourselves!
In Godís wise care (I Peter 5:6-11)
Yvonne Sanborn Waite