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 & Supporter,
"Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before,
beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked,
fall from your own stedfastness."
(2 Peter 3:17)
"In This Place Where Valor Sleeps"
TODAY, AS I WRITE THIS UPDATE TO YOU, IT IS MEMORIAL DAY, I WATCHED SOME
OF THE CEREMONY AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER THIS MORNING. I am
always touched by the memory of all those men and women who have given
their lives for my freedom--and yours, too. The general who spoke this
morning said that military men are not without fear. Yes, they can be
afraid. But they do not run. They stay and fight the war. Why? It's
true, they not only do not want to be cowards; but also, they have the
spirit and memory of the United States of America‘s brave military
forces behind them. They are part of the USA defense that does its job
and doesn't run. It reminded me of General MacArthur's speech on "DUTY,
HONOR, AND COUNTRY."
THEN PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH SPOKE. HE TOLD OF THE FALLEN MEN WHOSE
BODIES ARE BURIED BENEATH HIS FEET & BEFORE HIS EYES. I, too, reflected
on all those Arlington whitewashed tombstones. They silently send their
message to us. The President kept saying "in this place where valor
sleeps." I could not help but think of the valiant who have died for
such a cause as FREEDOM. I AM GRATEFUL!
Northern Ireland Messages For You REALLY, I WASN'T GOING TO WRITE ANOTHER BFT UPDATE UNTIL JULY, BUT SO
MUCH HAS HAPPENED. IN OUR LAST UPDATE, I TOLD ABOUT OUR DELIGHTFUL TRIP
TO NORTHERN IRELAND AS GUESTS OF PASTOR ALLEN FOX & HIS CHURCH PEOPLE.
That was in March & April. If you didn't read all that news, you can ask
me for a copy or GO TO OUR WEB SITE:
www.BibleForToday.org and click on
Our Latest News, then UPDATES and read all about NORTHERN IRELAND & THE
WAITES. In fact, you could catch-up on all our doings from BFT UPDATES
ad infinitum. ORDER
THE APOSTASY (BFT #3268TP @ $4.00+ $1.00 S&H). It is supposed to be made
up on a DVD video (BFT #3268DVD @ $15.00 + $5 S&H). "Fundamentalists
Battle Bible Preservation" (BFT #3269TP @ $4.00+ $1.00 S&H).
(BFT#3269DVD @ $15.00 + $5.00 S&H). WHY WE USE AND DEFEND THE KING JAMES
BIBLE #1 & #2 (BFT #3266TP/1-2 @ $7.00 + $1.00 S&H). SOME OF DR. WAITE'S
TALKS WERE BASED ON HIS TWO RECENT BOOKS, BOB JONES UNIVERSITY'S ERRORS
ON BIBLE PRESERVATION: A critique of Bible Preservation & the Providence
of God (BFT#3259 @ $8.00 + $4.00 S&H). and FUNDAMENTALIST DECEPTION ON
BIBLE PRESERVATION: A Critique of God's Word in our Hands. The Bible
Preserved for Us (BFT#3234 @ $8.00 + $4.00 S&H).
Fanny Crosby at Stony Brook
WE WERE BARELY HOME FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT IN LONDON, WHEN IT WAS TIME
FOR MY HUSBAND AND ME TO MOTOR UP TO NEW YORK STATE & LONG ISLAND. I had
been invited to do THE TRIBUTE TO FANNY CROSBY on Thursday, April 27,
for "college days" at THE INTERNATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE at STONY BROOK. I
had not done "Fanny" for awhile. But it came back to me. Many people
came to me afterward saying it was a blessing. I thank God that He is
still using this presentation for His Glory. It certainly is not for
mine. I would love to come to your church for some special occasion to
present Fanny Crosby's life & gospel songs. It is a shame that today
many people have never heard of her, not alone her words.
"BIBLE VERSIONS: WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?"
MY HUSBAND SPOKE TO THE STUDENTS AT THEIR CHAPEL SERVICE FRIDAY MORNING,
April 28. His topic was "BIBLE VERSIONS: WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?" [BFT
#3272 @ $4.00 + $1.00 S&H] There were about forty students there. I
think I was told that there are 80 students altogether--that includes
day and night students, as well as students at the Brooklyn campus. The
college is about four or five years old. We had met DR. BRUCE MILLER,
the president of INTERNATIONAL, previously. I was just as impressed with
his vision & leadership ability at Stony Brook as I was when we did
"Fanny Crosby" and Dr. Waite lectured on the defense of the KJB for Dr.
Miller at another Bible College in Pennsylvania. I like the whole look
and feeling of that INTERNATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE located at 1266 N.
Country Road, Stony Brook, New York 11796 Phone: 631-689-6770. But then,
my son says that is what I say about all the schools.
NEW & OLD FRIENDS
WHILE THERE, WE MET STUDENT JEREMY HARRELL FROM NORTH CAROLINA. He
helped us with the book table and was absolutely dumbfounded when he
realized that Dr. Waite published the DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLE [BFT
#3000 @ Large print Leather $40+$7 S&H; $35+$6 S&H Medium print Leather.
This comes in Large ($20) and Medium ($15) Hardback as well.] He told us
that many people in his church carried one. BY THE WAY, WE ARE EXPECTING
A TRUCK LOAD OF Defined King James Bibles TO BE DELIVERED THE FIRST PART
OF THIS MONTH. ALSO, WE MET BETH HIBBARD, a daughter of some people we
know. THEN WE SAW SUSANNE PETERMAN, TOO. She gave me a vase of beautiful
flowers. For years, my husband used to have her and her brothers in his
classes at BAPTIST BIBLE INSTITUTE out of CHRIST INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
CHURCH in the Philadelphia's inner city.
A TWO-PART MINISTRY
THE COLLEGE IS PART OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH
LOCATED IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. The Pastor, Dr. JOHN J. MORGAN has a
burden for New York state and the many international people he and his
church people meet every day. When the buildings that used to house
STONY BROOK SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, were up for sale, Pastor Morgan and his
people bought up the opportunity. The buildings are being refurbished
and brought back to their original beauty. The gymnasium floor has been
resurfaced. It is there that the daily chapel meets and the weekly
Sunday & mid-week services are held. Presently there are about two
hundred people who attend the church in Stony Brook. I don't remember if
I was told how many attend the "mother" church in Brooklyn. It must be a
large congregation. Pastor Morgan drives back and forth from the two
campuses to preach & pastor his people. Of course, he has help from
assistants; but, he is the main pastor. The first time I shook hands
with Pastor Morgan, I felt his energy. This reminded me of one of our
former pastors, CARL ELGENA, with his enthusiasm and vision. Such men
are few and far between.
THE RENO/FREEMAN WEDDING
LAST WEEKEND DR. WAITE & I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING "HONORARY"
GRANDPARENTS TO MARK RENO AT HIS WEDDING. I'm not sure why we were
chosen but I have a sneaking suspicion. I don't think it was only
because both sets of his grandparents had died, or because we see him at
the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY. I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE MY HUSBAND INTRODUCED
MARK TO RACHEL TWO YEARS AGO. It was then that Dr. Waite told Mark about
Rachel. The rest was up to Mark. I would say that Mark did a good job of
introducing himself. They were married on Saturday, May 27, and we--with
a couple hundred others--were there to witness their vows. I wish I had
room in the UPDATE to tell you what a unique wedding it was. Both
fathers (of the bride & of the groom) are ministers. Both had an
opportunity to publicly explain marriage to the couple. The father,
PASTOR PAUL RENO spoke to them on the main floor in front of the church
in front of the platform. Then PASTOR GARY FREEMAN had his turn with the
bride and groom on the platform. Most unusual was the instruction to the
couple concerning divorce. It was not to happen. Marriage is a picture
of the Lord Jesus Christ and the believer. Once a person receives Jesus
Christ as Saviour, the relationship cannot be broken. So it is with
marriage. BUT if the couple even THINKS of divorcing, they must go to
all of us who witnessed their wedding and give explanation why they want
such an unscriptural division in their lives. ‘TIS ALL THE ROOM I HAVE.
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I'm under God's care, are you?
Yvonne Sanborn Waite