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The Bible For Today Update
Yvonne Sanborn Waite

May - June 2002


Satan is out to destroy Christians and their families!  
Let us not be too proud to HUMBLE OURSELVES  Under the Mighty Hand of God!

 I Peter 5:6-11

"BE STILL MY SOUL:  THE LORD IS ON THY SIDE" Katharina von Schelegel



Can't be done!  But I will try!  We left the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania airport to board an ATA airliner on Tuesday, April 23rd.  We are not used to flying wth ATA and were pleasantly surprised at the service and the beautiful new plane--a Boeing #737-#800 class.  

My husband had been invited to give a four-day KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR at FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST COLLEGE.   Dr. Roger Voegtlin is the pastor.  It was an intensive time of teaching for him--seven hours a day, four days a week--and a challenging time of learning for his forty-four pupils, several of whom were college teachers.  I sat in on a few early afternoon classes.  I was impressed!  Those sessions were the first ones that Dr. Waite ever used the "power point" method of projecting his research.  Up until the Fairhaven classes, he had always used over-head transparencies which method, as you know, is very effective, but not as "up-to-date."   With the powerpoint projector, all my husband had to do was sit at a table and push a button or two and the words appeared before the class.  This presentation was put into such format by the competent college/church staff of Fairhaven.  My husband is very grateful for the hours of behind-the-scenes labor that went into that project.   Besides all of the mechanics in preparing such a presentation, the college rented video equipment to be able to "mix" a video of the teacher, his transparencies, and the students' questions & reactions.  Neither my husband nor I have seen the finished video yet, but want to soon.  I am sure you'll want to sit in on our 2002 KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR #7, too.   JUST ORDER KJB SEMINAR #7: Video is BFT #3069VC1-4 @ $45.00+$5.00 S&H!  If you prefer audio tapes, audio is BFT #3069/1-13 @ $35.00 + $5.00 S&H.  24 hours of teaching!

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MAYBE YOU COULD HELP US GET A VIDEO PROJECTOR SO Dr. Waite CAN CONTINUE USING THIS MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION IN FUTURE MEETINGS?  Wouldn't it be nice if he could have a PORTABLE VIDEO PROJECTOR that he could carry with him on meetings--one that is not too heavy or cumbersome?  This way he would not have to lug heavy boxes of transparencies wherever he goes.  You should see the luggage we must carry for his KJB presentations.  This projector will cost several thousands of dollars--about $3000 or $4000, depending on the features of the projector.  If you want to contribute to this project, just mark your contributions:  VIDEO PROJECTOR FUND.  T-H-A-N-K-S!!!



Prior to the KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR #7, both my husand and I attended the annual PREACHING CONFERENCE at FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH.  The church's address is 86 East Oak Hill Road at Hwy 49, Chesterton, Indiana 46304.  (Phone: 219-926-6636)  They have a huge church building which holds two thousand plus.  Now I didn't count them--but one speaker said there must have been about two thousand there that  BFT UPDATE/July, 1998, From Yvonne S. Waite     900 Park Ave.    Collingswood, NJ 08108  Phone: 609-854-4452       FAX: 609-854-2464       Orders: 1-800-JOHN 10:9       E-Mail: YSWaite @BibleForToday.orgevening.  THIS YEAR WAS THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE COLLEGE!  That evening was the night that Dr. Waite spoke at the seven o'clock hour.  That's when he used the church's power-point video projector.  Because he had never used one before, he wondered how it would go!  He said that he felt like David when Saul put his big armour on the lad--untested!  But after a few minutes of practice prior to the actual service, he caught on.  

That night my husband spoke on the DEFENSE of the King James Bible, as he's often asked to do; but with a new emphasis.  His title was "THE FUNDAMENTALISTS' CONTINENTAL DIVIDE--Verbal Preservaton of the Hebrew and Greek Words."   I thought he did very well.  I wish you could hear that message.  He talked about the continental divide--the Rocky Mountains--that divides the United States of America between the East and the West.  Then he compared the great division that has erupted in fundamentalism dividing itself between those who do not feel that the "Words" of God have been preserved (or even promised to be) and those who only say we have the "Word" of God which, to them, means only the "concepts" and "message" but not the "Words."  THIS IS THE POINT OF ATTACK!  Dr. Waite quoted from men such as Bauder, Pettegrew, Glenny, McLachlan, Shaylor, Schnaiter, Wallace, Kutilek, Ankerburg,  as well as Bob Jones III. of Bob Jones University and the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship's recent resolution.  All of this was flashed before our eyes.  REALLY it is they who are causing the "division" of which they write and speak.  They should ask like Peter of old, "Lord is it I?"  It was a very thought-provoking speech and should be publicized widely and not hidden under a bushel.  The average pastor may not be aware of this conflict;  but he should become so.  I am one for challenging the layperson, too, to be aware of this Giant Doubt that has crept into fundamentalism. I hope that you order this audio tape from us and see for yourself this startling "divide"!   BFT #3068 @ $4.00+ $2.00 S&H. It is filled with documentation and quotations!  


"If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every point of the Truth of God except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ.  

"Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield beside, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."  

"Leave to thy God to order and provide"  


Fairhaven Baptist Church and College is in the sleepy town of Chesterton, a couple hours or more from Indianapolis, I think, and about forty-five minutes to an hour from Chicago, if traffic is good.  We also saw road signs while there beckoning us to PURDUE UNIVERSITY, one of my husband's schools.  It's in Layfayette, Indiana, you know.  (We lived in Lafayette for a couple of years when D. A. W. was a graduate teaching assistant.  We had three little boys then.)  One evening, after the conference was over, one of the pastors and his wife took us to an exclusive restaurant in that windy city.  It was Lawry's--made famous, not only for it's ambience and good food but it is situated in the beautiful, old town-house that once was owned by Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884), the famous inventor of the mechanical reaper and some kind of special gun that shot more than one shot at a time, I believe.  (I can't seem to find the paper I picked up at the place about this.)  I do remember reading that, while his reaping machine may have started the Civil War, his rifle ended it.  Is that true?  I just read in the WORLD BOOK the following:   "At the age of 36, with $60 in his pocket, McCormick went to Chicago. There, he set up his own factory to manufacture reapers.  Through years of court action and purchasing others' patent rights, he established the superiority of his machines, and made his company the leader.  In 1902, the McCormick holdings were merged into the present International Harvester Company"  


I, personally, was interested in Chicago because fifty-four years ago, I lived on North LaSalle Street when I was a student at the Moody Bible Institute.  Our host that evening, drove me over to the school so I could see the buldings.  I had only been back there one time soon after our marriage.  I thought it had changed then; but this time, the place looked SOOOOO different.  I understand that the school itself is SOOOO different.  I wondered how my classmates and I ever managed to graduate without a magnificent gymnasium or swimming pool?   Two of my pastors in my youth graduated from MBI.  Both were wonderful pastors, knew the Word, and won souls to Jesus Christ; yet neither one of them had the benefit of such edifices.  Poor D. L. Moody was so deprived also!   I saw a group of students standing in the drive that our car turned into, and our host said, "You wondered how the MBI students dress in 2002?" Then I saw a group of young men in street clothes like any group of men would be wearing on a street corner--perhaps cleaner, neater, and more coordinated but nothing like the suit and ties I remembered when I was a student.  Yes, time changes all things.  Of course, Jesus said that He never changes.  He is the same--yesterday, today, and forever. And God told us "I CHANGE NOT!"  I wonder if His standards change?  We all know the answer to that, don't we?  

"My Redeemer is mine."  He is the only piece of property which is really ours.  We borrow all else, the house, the chldren; nay, our very body we must return to the Great Lender.  But Jesus, we can ne'er leave, for even when we are absent from the body we are present with the Lord, and I know that even death cannot separate us from him, so that body and soul are with Jesus truly even in the dark hours of death, in the long night of the sepulchre and in the separate state of spiritual existence. . . ."  (Spurgeon, page 171)  


On the way home, we drove by Soldiers' Field.  I heard about it on the news while there.  There is a big controversy about building a modern stadium worthy of their ball team.  Sorry I don't remember if it were football or baseball--that's how much I know!  One group wants to tear it down and another group wants to build a stadium within the historic walls or something like that.  How well I remember when I was in Chicago going to a CHARLES E. FULLER meeting in Soldiers' Field.  It was packed!  Maybe I was an usher or something because I was a student at MBI and we often were chosen to do special things.  Anyhow, it began to rain little raindrops.  I still can see it in my mind's eye--Mr. Fuller standing up before the echoing microphone asking God in prayer to hold off the rain until the rally was over.  THE RAIN STOPPED!  It was remarkable!  


Before I finish talking about our time at FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH, I must tell you about PASTOR JOHN BISHOP from Arkansas.  Though they joked about his being from Arkansas, no one DARE joke about John Bishop himself.  He talked about the patience of JOB from James 5: 11.  I can't tell you when I have been so moved by a speaker.  He didn't yell or rant and rave up on the platform.  He just stood in one place and talked to us like a friend to a friend.  I don't think there was a dry eye in the congregation--and that is a lot of eyes!  Pastor Bishop was afflicted with a deathly meningitis a few years ago.  I don't remember how many. Because of the disease, along with improper medication, he almost died. Upon recovery, he didn't know who he was, where he was, who his wife was or even what a wife was.  He couldn't talk, walk, or make sense.  As time went on, he learned to do all the little things in life that we take for granted.   He accepted his wife as his wife and his sons as his own.  When he speaks, he skips words like a young child.  When he reads, he reads only the necessary words because he doesn't see the other ones.  He spoke to us about suffering, about patience, about accepting our lives.  After I heard him speak, I wanted to go to my room and cry. It was almost too much to bear.   My husband said, "It has been a long time since a message has brought tears to my eyes."  

PLEASE GET THIS TAPE!   (BFT #3070 @ $4.00+$2.00 S&H)  Behold, we count them happy which endure.  

YE HAVE HEARD OF THE PATIENCE OF JOB, AND HAVE SEEN THE END OF THE LORD;  That the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.  "In every change He faithful will remain."


While at Fairhaven Baptist Church and College, my husband and I had the privilege of becoming acquainted with John Kenderdine and his three chidren, Debbie, Josh, and Caleb.  Missionary Kenderdine had been assigned to us Waites by the pastor, to care for us.  He was "on-call" for our every need.  It as an interesting experience for us and probably for him, too.  We called him our "baby sitter."  We, who usually do for others, suddenly had a person, like a guardian angel, at our beck and call.  It was fabulous!  Wherever I was, there was John ready to help me with a strong arm as I embarked from the vans or with an umbrella to shelter from the rain.  As I started to wait in the lunch-room line, up he would pop up to escort me to the lunch line and a table. When we wanted to go to a store for a tape recorder (my husband's failed the first time he used it!), our "keeper" drove us to store after store on the quest.  If I needed simply things like paper or a waste basket, he'd come to my aid.  

So it was with sadness, that my husband and I learned of the death of John's wife, Barbara.  Her death two months ago  was so sudden!  But isn't all death?   So unexpected!  Are we ever ready?  So unnecessary--at least that is how  we humans look at it!  Do we ever think death is necessary?  You see, John and Barbara  Kenderdine were missionaries to the country of Cambodia!  If I understand it, they were only there about two years, just finished language school, excited, and ready to plant churches for Christ.  Then, the unthinkable happened. Down the road behind them, on the crowded road filled with unorthodox drivers, came a vehicle determined to make a left-hand turn.  It didn't seem to matter to that reckless driver that John was piloting his motor scooter or that his wife was perched behind him.  A good day turned into a dreadful day!  The Kenderdines  were on an errand--an errand that never ended.  That careening car hit the back of the scooter.  From that moment, life will never be the same for the Kenderdines!  

With godly determination "the four" plan to return to Cambodia without wife or mother.  In the meantime, they are living on the campus of Fairhaven Baptist College; the children are in the Christian day-school there; and, John is assisting the pastor wherever he is needed.  One of John's assignments had been Dr. and Mrs. Waite.  Now that we are gone, he will have better things to do; but he did ask my husband after our last meal with him, "Who will I eat lunch with after you are gone?"  It was sad, because we will miss each other.  "Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend"  


Years ago, my husband taught men Hebrew and Greek right here in our home.  That was before and during the years Dr. Waite had Hodgkin's disease and before we had a video camera; otherwise, we'd have those classes on video tape as well as audio tape (BFT-1st Year GREEK CLASS: BFT#1260 @ $150.00+$5.00 S&H)  (BFT-1st Year HEBREW: BFT #1162/1-40 @ $175.00+$5.00 S&H).  A few days before my husband was due to speak at Fairhaven, one of his former students called.  He lives in the Chicago, Illinois area.  Pastor Manuel Malone wanted to meet with his old teacher for a time of fellowship.  Thus he did one afternoon while we were there.  A pastor-friend of his was the driver-of-choice for the day, and we four chose a near-by Chinese restaurant for our time together.  The conversation was good, the Chinese food was ample, and the Chinese tea hit the spot.  

Pastor Kerry James Allen of Oswego, Illinois, was the driver and friend.  He gave my husband a blue book.  "Tell me what you think of it, Dr. Waite," he said.  Pastor Allen had compiled for his church twenty-five selected sermons on the Book of Job from the works of Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  I began reading that book to myself and out loud to my husband when we were in the prophet's chamber in the boy's dorm there on the campus.  It was such a blessing to us!  That's one good thing about being away from home and all the work, mail, and lists of things to do far from our sight--there's time. Let me share some of the blessings:  

". . .Some of my friends talk as if they had holiness enough for a dozen people, but I am afraid if they were tried as some of us are they would find they had not half enough for one.  This is the benefit of trial--it lets us see what is gold and what is tinsel, what is fact and what is fiction.  Alas, how much religious fiction is abroad at this time!  (Page 132)

"But here is another man who has a bank full of gold, his meadows are covered with flocks and herds .  . . .Now, sirs, is it easy for that man to trust God?  Do you say "Yes"?  I say "No!" I say that he has a very hard task indeed to live by faith, and the probabilities are that when he says, "I trust God," he is trusting his barn or his bank.  All things considered, it occurs to me that it is easier to trust God in adversity than in prosperity, because whatever trust there is in adversity is real trust, but a good deal of the faith we have in prosperity is a kind of trust which is a matter of serious question.  Sirs, where is the room for faith when you can see already all that you want? . . ."  (Page 133)  

"Thro' thorny ways leads to a joyful end."  


Yesterday afternoon, I saw one of those crawling news-strips under a news program I was watching.  It caught my eye!  It told of the rebels in Liberia, West Africa.  They were on the edge of the city.  My ears pricked up because our dear pastor/friend St. Solomon Joah lives there. Today he called.  He said the rebels were five miles from his Solitiamon Christian School.  The children in his school (he has about 800 students), were frightened and ran around looking for their parents. Pastor Joah said that the president who had been a former rebel himself said he would resist today's rebels.  Time will tell.  It must be a frightening way to live--always wondering when war will hit your front door.  PRAY FOR THE JOAHS and THE REFUGE BAPTIST CHURCH in Monrovia.  


PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT!  This year will be our twenty-fourth annual meeting of the DEAN BURGON SOCIETY.  Dr. Waite is one of the founders and has been the president all these years.  This society has really made an impact in the defense of the Textus Receptus and Masoretic Texts--thus the defense of the KING JAMES BIBLE.  There will be many speakers--most of them members of the Society.  The host church is at 511 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC  28704.  Call Pastor Danny Hardin (828-654-0800 or 828-675-9544) there at the GRACE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH for directions or click on to the DBS WEB  


We are expecting TIANGAY JOAH from Liberia, if she can get out of the country.  She'll talk about the Version Issue & the African Woman.  I am also looking forward to hearing MRS. ROBERT DOOM as well as our host pastor's wife.  If there is time, I'll say a word or two also.  It is a good time of fellowship.  Come! WE NEED YOUR FRIENDSHIP!  


Why not plan an early summer vacation in Canada?  The first thing on your agenda could be four-or-five days at the KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR #8 at the PEMBINA VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, Box 415, 120 Manitoba Road, Winkler, Manitoba R6W  4A6, Canada.   Call Pastor Michael Sullivant at 204-325-5670 (or 204-822-3040).  This will be my husband's first complete KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR in Canada.  I will give The Tribute To Fanny Crosby, too, LORD WILLING.  


Who would have thought when my husband started THE BIBLE FOR TODAY BAPTIST CHURCH in 1998, that published sermon-books would result?  So far, the Lord has provided funds to publish two books.  I'm sure you've ordered I Peter--Preaching Verse By Verse.  It's BFT # 2945 for a gift of $10.00 + $4.00 S&H.  Galatians--Preaching Verse by Verse is another hardback book full of teaching by Dr. Waite.  You must get it, too.  BFT #2955 for a gift of $12.00 + $4.00 S&H.  Each verse is touched with Biblical teaching.  In fact, you could use it for a daily devotional plan.  


During the month of May, Just For Women broadcasted programs on "MOTHERHOOD AS A NOBLE CAREER" or profession.  (JFW/24 @  $4.00 + $2.00 S&H)  It is very disturbing to me as an older woman to see how many children are not the main theme in many mother's eyes.  They spend all the energy on a job outside the home.  Part of this problem is the husbands can't make it financially or the standard of living and "wants" of the couple are a too high a priority above the child.  I'm sure parents would not agree but their actions speak louder than their disagreement.  On this tape, I spoke of the Queen Mother.  Though she may not have been a born-again Christian (I don't know), she appeared to be the professional mother-type.  Everyone loved her.  She was the grandmother of the United Kingdom and was surprisingly mourned at her funeral by the nation in a way the country did not expect.  It seemed to be the death of "motherhood" as they knew it.  Everyone rose up and called her "blessed."  

Did you order the tape on mental illness (#JFW/23 @ $4.00 + $2.00 S&H)?  Remember, I spoke about the Andrea Yates' case--such a horrible deed, a PSYCHOTIC mother murdering her five children.   Since taping those broadcasts, I have heard from a few people who have experienced relatives who have mental illnesses.  One woman said she broke down in tears realizing someone understood what she was going through.  Unless a person has walked in the shoes of one involved in this type of illness, one does not understand.  It is those ignorant people who look down their noses, so to speak, at those who take medicine for such psychotic problems.  No one would look askance at someone taking insulin for diabetes or synthroid for hypo-thyroidism.  Yet, many condemn taking medication for mental illness.  Are you one of them?  


Want to say a word to you who cared about me by phone calls, letters, and E-mails.  It has been precious!  You were relieved that you were not the only one who had problems.  You had physical, emotional, and financial needs.  It pleased me that you were helped at my honesty--that I was not one of those "perfect" Christians where nothing ever went wrong and always "in the heavenlies."  You were glad that I didn't put on pretenses.  Perhaps I am guilty of that to a fault.  I suppose I've met too many Christian women who pretend all is well when their lives are falling apart.  My husband was having extreme pain in his arm because of problems in his neck.  He has changed chiropractors, goes three times a week,  and the pain has disappeared.  At the same time, I had to have two biopsies a month apart in the same location.  Even though there was a wee, small problem, all is well.  I must confess, it was stressful.  Worse than that, at the same time, our son decompensated and was homeless in Virginia.  Now he is in New Jersey.  Hopefully things will be better in that department, too.  For a minute there, I thought Job had a replacement!  THANK YOU FOR ACTUALLY READING THE "UPDATE" and caring.     



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Some have told me that they don't need any other Bible, because their own Bible has some definitions in the margin.  But, can you trust these definitions?  They might be from the wrong Hebrew or Greek text.  They might be misleading for other reasons.  The Defined King James Bible on the other hand, has been researched with hundreds of hours of study by D. A. Waite, Jr. (B.A., M.A., M.L.A.).  He has made use of sound English dictionaries, and, in some instances, has consulted the Hebrew or Greek words if necessary.  Accuracy is extremely necessary when it comes to dealing with the very Words of the Living God!  

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