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Rome's Sinister Hand in Irish Politics

The Church of Rome has been deeply involved in the recent political pact between the Government of England and the totally Roman Catholic government of the Irish Republic.

It has now been ascertained that the English Government has been in constant touch with Cardinal Conway and the Vatican about the tripartite talks and the Council of Ireland. The Pope and the Cardinal have given their blessing to the deal.

Many of those who profess to believe in democracy and liberty wish to tie Ulster up in an all Ireland Roman Catholic state. The very things which they profess to deplore in the field of personal liberty dominate the South yet they grow hysterical with insane joy at every step which takes Ulster nearer to the bondage of Rome.

The South of Ireland knows nothing of real democratic freedom. The Church rules supreme and the government is totally under papal and priestly control. The clause in the Constitution about the special position of the Church of Rome was only deleted after the Cardinal had given his consent. No referendum is permitted until Holy Mother Church approves. Not that the deletion made a button of difference.

Recently the Minister of Defence revealed that the Eire army is dedicated to the "Mother of God." It is also a well known fact that every plane in the Eire commercial air service is blessed by the Pope and dedicated to a papal saint.

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Ordination Reports

MR. DAVID MCILVEEN

On Wednesday the 17th of October, the Rev. David McIlveen was ordained to the Ministry of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. This solemn service took place in the Martyrs Memorial Church and was witnessed by a large company of people.

Dr. Paisley who as Mr. McIlveen's senior minister, presided at the service.

The service opened with the singing of the Psalm 121, then the Rev. Cecil Menary lead in the opening prayer, followed by the congregation singing the hymn "What though clouds are hovering o'er me, And I seem to walk alone."

After this Dr. Paisley took as his reading II Timothy, chapter 4, and with great liberty brought a very solemn charge to the newly ordained minister based on the first two verses of the chapter. He clearly outlined the minister's responsibility as he embarked upon the work to which God had called him, laying great emphasis on the truth that he must "Preach the Word," this being the Standard of the ministry. The Moderator of the Presbytery also stressed the Scope of the ministry "Be instant in season, out of season" and then went on to discourse upon the minister's Stand "He must reprove and rebuke" if his ministry is going to be blessed of the Lord, Dr. Paisley reiterated. His final point was the Salt of the ministry: "exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine."

This message proved a blessing and a challenge, not only to the newly ordained Minister but to everyone who had gathered for the service.

The ordination took place after Mr. McIlveen had answered the necessary questions put to him by the Rev. John Douglas (Clerk of Presbytery) and his subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith. The Rev. James Beggs, a colleague and friend of Mr. McIlveen, lead in the ordination prayer.

At the close of the service, Rev. S. B. Cooke brought greetings on behalf of the Presbytery, followed by a word of personal Testimony from the Ordinand Minister. In his testimony Mr. McIlveen expressed his thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Paisley for their help and kindness to him during his years as a student. He also expressed his appreciation of the Professors in the Theological Hall whose patience and interest was a source of great encouragement to him. In conclusion he thanked the members and friends of the Sandown Road congregation who stood by him and helped him in every possible way in the recent years. He was happy that he had received the call to be their minister.

Mr. McIlveen also expressed his thanks to the Martyrs Memorial Congregation for their prayers and support and was glad that he had been given the opportunity to [3] still serve the congregation in a small way.

Supper was provided by the members and friends of the Martyrs Church and was appreciated by all.

The following night the Rev. McIlveen was installed as minister of Sandown Road Free Presbyterian Church. Those who took part were Rev. Beggs, Rev. James McClelland and the Rev. Frank McClelland.

MR. AUSTIN ALLAN

On Saturday, 3rd November, 1973, at 8 p.m. Whiteabbey Free Presbyterian Church was packed to capacity. Friends from far and near began arriving long before the appointed hour, they were assembled for the historic occasion of the ordination and installation of the congregation's first minister, the minister elect being Austin Allan.

The service commenced punctually with the Rev. Cecil Menary presiding. The Rev. Fred Greenfield read the Scriptures and lead the congregation in prayer.

The first speaker was the Rev. David McIlveen who brought a challenging message from II Kings 2: 13.

The questions were put to the ordinand by the Moderator, Mr. Allan answered these questions and the Westminster Confession of Faith, he was then ordained by the Presbytery and was extended the right hand of fellowship. The ordination prayer being offered by Dr. Paisley.

Mr. Menary brought the charge to the minister from Titus 3: 3-8, in which he outlined, "The message" Mr. Allan must preach. This instructive message was received in the spirit in which it had been delivered.

The Moderator brought the charge to the congregation and gave "A defence of Presbyterianism." Dr. Paisley delivered his discourse enthusiastically and proved beyond all doubt that the New Testament Church, with its elders and deacons was Presbyterian in government.

Mr. Allan thanked the Whiteabbey congregation for calling him as their minister. He said that he felt his position was unique in that he had been a member of the church, their student minister and now the ordained minister of his own congregation. Mr. Allan went on to thank the people for attending the special occasion. He paid tribute to his wife who had assisted him in every way possible during the years of study and training. He also thanked his senior minister the Rev. Cecil Menary and the faculty of the Theological Hall.

The Whiteabbey Congregation wished to mark the occasion in a particular way and this they did by presenting Mr. Allan with a cheque and Mrs. Allan with a beautiful clock. [4]

The evening concluded with a sumptuous supper served by the ladies of the congregation.

MR. KEN ELLIOTT

Corcrain Orange Hall, Portadown, was the venue for a special service on Wednesday, 7th November, 1973. It was there that the ordination and installation of Mr. Kenneth Elliott as the minister of Portadown Free Presbyterian Church took place. A large congregation attended the service which was relayed to an overflow crowd in another part of the building. The Rev. Frank McClelland, minister of Tandragee Free Presbyterian Church, who had been interim Moderator at the Portadown vacancy chaired the meeting.

The Rev. Austin Allan, the recently ordained and installed minister of Whiteabbey Free Church preached the ordination sermon. Mr. Allan took for his theme "Characteristics of a church enjoying the Lord's blessing" and showed from the Book of Acts that these are "Prayerfulness, Preaching, Power, Persecution and Progress."

Following the Rev. Allan's message, Dr. Paisley the Moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church put the prescribed questions to Mr. Elliott, who then subscribed to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Articles of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Dr. Paisley led in the ordination prayer and then delivered the charge to the newly ordained minister.

Preaching a powerful and challenging message from I Peter 5: 1-4; Dr. Paisley showed the Credentials, Commission and Crown of the Christian ministry.

The Rev. Fred. Greenfield minister of Mount Merrion Free Church preached the charge to the congregation. Basing his message on Hebrews ch. 13, Mr. Greenfield showed their responsibility to God's servant which should be carried out in their Supplication, Submission, Separation, Steadfastness and Support.

Mr. Elliott then addressed the congregation and said how honoured he was of God to be in the ministry of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster and expressed happiness at being installed as minister of the Portadown Congregation. He asked the congregation for their prayerful support as he took up his duties among them.

After the service had ended the ladies of the church provided supper for all who had gathered.

The minister and congregation of Portadown Free Presbyterian Church greatly value the prayers of God's people as they seek soon to erect a permanent church building, and to stand against the Ecumenical Apostasy of the World Council of Churches and the Church of Rome. [5]

MR. FRED BUICK

Thursday the 8th of November, was a memorable occasion for the Banbridge congregation of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. On that evening the Rev. Fred Buick was ordained and installed as their minister. A large crowd gathered at Tandragee Free Presbyterian Church to witness that solemn occasion. The minister of Tandragee the Rev. Frank McClelland presided at the meeting which included friends from as far afield as Leicester, Ballymoney and Kilkeel.

After the meeting was opened in prayer by Mr. Alex Chambers, student minister of Newtownards Free Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Ken Elliott, who had been ordained in Portadown the previous evening, brought the first message from the Lord! Taking his reading from the third epistle of John Mr. Elliott preached with great anointing upon the three characters, Gaius, Diotrephes and Demetrius.

Referring to Gaius as the man who prospered in soul the preacher emphasised that this was the great need of God's people today - they need above all else to have spiritual prosperity. Observing Diotrephes as a man of the flesh he warned the congregation to guard carefully against pride and presumption which were unbecoming for the child of God, and which God was sure to punish. Concluding his message he spoke of Demetrius as a man with a God-honouring testimony. He was one of whom much good could be said, and was a grand example of a real man of God. This first message opened the way for another spiritual feast when Dr. Paisley brought the closing address.

Basing his remarks upon the second chapter of Revelation the Moderator of the Presbytery of Ulster stated that "Christ holds the stars and beholds the candlesticks." With great power and unction he spoke warmly of the comfort that the star (referring to the minister) would always be in the hand of the Lord Jesus Christ. This blessed truth would be experienced in times of sorrow, hardship and joy.

Dr. Paisley went on to say that Christ commands the good but condemns the evil. He reproves the Church and removes the candlesticks. A solemn warning was given to the newly ordained minister and the Banbridge congregation to obey the commands of the Word of God to walk in separation unto the Lord, and to avoid like a plague all shades of ecumenism and compromise. By rendering total obedience to His Word the Lord would certainly bless the work in Banbridge in days to come.

At the close of the service Mr. Buick thanked all who had come, and expressed special thanks to the people of Tandragee for the use of their Church that night. Owing to the condition of Banbridge Orange Hall it would have been impossible to accommodate such a large gathering.

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Watergate:
A SERMON FROM THE HEART TO HEART BIBLE CHURCH

The name "Watergate," comes from the name of the hotel where the Democratic Convention was held. There are accusations and cross-accusations concerning corruption, and what happened at that Convention in relation to "bugging" or the use of electronic recording equipment to find out what the Democrats were doing. The only thing I can say about the whole thing is that it is an absolute corrupt time. I would like to remind us, first of all, that the facts are not all in. One of the saddest occurrences in American public life is this; we have to draw our conclusions from the press. We are in trouble when we have to depend upon the press to give us our information. I'm not speaking for Republicans against Democrats, or Democrats against Republicans. I'm just a gospel preacher who is concerned about his nation. People say, "Pastor, I don't think we ought to deal with anything political." You cannot segregate the political and the spiritual; the Bible doesn't.

After several observations, we shall go to the Scriptures. We will see that what is happening in the Watergate case, is nothing more or less than what is happening in the Church of Jesus Christ. What I'm going to say is difficult, but I want it to be a blessing, and when we get through I want us (1) to be better Americans, and (2) to be better Christians.

THE ATTACKS OF THE PRESS

I made the statement about the press because we make our decisions on the basis of what we read. I've never, in considering the problems of America, spent more time reading facts and correlating material before coming to conclusions. I'll tell you why; this is going to be one of the greatest blights on American history that we have ever known. It's interesting that when we live through something we don't think it's so bad. When we go back in history, we read of things like the Boston Tea Party, and the Teapot Dome scandal, and we can remember it as history, but when we live through it it's not quite as bad. I am being a prophet when I say to you that when this thing is all through, there's nothing that will hurt our relations with the world as much as this Watergate case.

THE MEDIA'S "CREDIBILITY GAP"

The editor of 'TV Guide,' in the article "Can We Trust our News Media," has pointed out how American television has been responsible for the terribly twisted image that Europeans get of the United States, through many programmes presented over their television stations. He writes, "television, news and current affairs programmes in much of Europe,

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The Preacher and Bible Teacher - THE GENESIS OF MAN

Pertinent questions have agitated the minds of thinkers in all generations concerning man's origin and destiny. Whence came we? And whither are we going? are questions continually asked.

In chapters one and two of the Bible we have divine revelation and not doubtful speculation about the genesis of man. There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible, but only two of these chapters, the first two, deal with the question, Whence we come? but 1,187 are devoted to the tremendous task of warning and preparing us concerning that place whither we are going. In this study of "origins" we come to Adam.

"The life of Adam is but a brief page. But each line supplies a volume larger than the books of human mind. We find in it the key of all, which amazes us in that marvel - Man. The countless now on earth - the countless in unutterable bliss - the countless in eternal woe all hang on him as the parent tree of being. All, who shall yet be born to shine in heaven or to glare in hell, must flow as streams from this fountain head." - Law on Genesis.

In the creation story three Hebrew verbs are used in relation to God's creative activity. The first BARA occurs in verse one and is translated in our Bible by the word "create" and signifies production out of nothing, the calling into being without the aid of existing material. It is used of the creation of the heavens and the earth verse 1, of the living creatures verse 21, and of man verse 27. "So God CREATED man."

The second verb ASAH occurs in verse 7, and is translated "made." It also occurs in verses 16, 25, 26 and 31. This word means to make, fashion or prepare out of existing material. Notice how this word is used concerning the creation of man. "Let us MAKE man." The dust that went to the making of man's body was already in existence, and the breath of life was in the bosom of God long before it was breathed into man's nostrils.

The third verb [8] YATSAR occurs in chapter 2, verse 7, and is translated "formed." It signifies to shape or to form as a potter moulds the clay. It occurs also in verse 19 of this chapter, concerning the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air. All these verbs are used concerning the genesis of man. In Isaiah 43: 7 they are all used together. "Even every one that is called by my name, for I have CREATED him for my glory, I have FORMED him; yea I have MADE him."

Physically God formed him, constitutionally God made him, personally God created him, and there he stands - Man the Master Piece.

In one terse sentence the whole is summed up: "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul" (chapter 2: 7). The Master Potter stooped down and fashioned from earth's small dust a clay tabernacle to be the body of man, and then imparting his flaming breath kindled the whole into a living soul.

N.B. - The breath of "life" is in the plural and should read the breath of "lives."

G. H. Pember in "Earth's Earliest Ages" comments: "Man was thus made up of only two independent elements the corporeal and the spiritual; but when God placed the spirit within the casing of earth, the combination of these produced a third part, and man became a living soul. (Hence possibly the meaning of the plural in the expression 'breath of lives.' The inbreathing of God became the spirit and at the same time by its action upon the body produced the soul. It was thus the cause both of the spiritual and sensual life). Tertulluian does not seem to have erred when he affirmed that the flesh is the body of the soul, and the soul that of the spirit."

N.B. - The Word of God alone can divide between soul and spirit (Heb. 4: 12).

THE GENIUS OF MAN

Primitive man was no cave-dweller as the ignorant intellectuals of today inform us. Man was the crown and coronation of the whole creative activity of the Godhead. God crowned man the genius king in the day of his creation. Compare Gen. 1: 28 and Psalm 8.

The high intelligence of Adam is displayed in verses 19 and 20 of chapter 2.

"And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them, and whatsoever Adam called every living creature that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field."

Again the intelligence of man is displayed in his God-given occupation.

"And the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it" (Gen. 2: 15).

All through the Bible we have [9] fore-gleams of better things to come and the symbols and works of God on earth are but patterns of the heavenly things themselves. It is remarkable to notice the pattern here of which the others are but explanations and elucidations.

Notice the outer court Eden, the holy place the garden.

"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden."

Eden was not in the garden, but the garden was in Eden.

The holiest of all was of course "the tree of life in the midst of the garden." See verse 9.

This pattern of heavenly things runs all through the Bible as we shall see as

THE GENEALOGY OF WOMAN

Having described the Genesis of Man, the story of the genealogy of woman is then unfolded. The simplicity of the narrative demonstrates its divinity.

The revelation is both historic and symbolic. Adam's bride was indeed a real historic person, but she was symbolically and prophetically a type of the bride of the last Adam, the Lord from heaven.

The very word used for the formation of woman is wondrously typical of the calling for a bride to be the Lamb's wife.

The word translated "made" is literally builded. "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept, and he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof, and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, BUILDED he a woman, and brought her unto the man" (Genesis 2: 21, 22).

The first marriage strikes a blow for all time at the evils of divorce and polygamy. God made only one woman for one man, and what God hath joined together let no man put asunder. See Matt. 19: 4-6.

The deep sleep was a type of the death of the cross, and as out of that sleep came woman, so out of Christ's death comes the Bride - the Church.

Note - Woman was not taken from man's feet for hardship, nor from his head for dictatorship, but from his side for partnership, and from near his heart for fellowship.


ROME'S SINISTER HAND (Continued)

The talks at Sunningdale had to be postponed on "the feast of the Immaculate Conception" but Sunday after mass was treated as an ordinary working day. The Cardinal welcomed the fact that the Protestant leaders were locked out of the talks and then has the cheek to tell us that anyone who opposes their findings is not a democrat. Typical popish authoritarianism.

Ulster Protestants are sold by Faulkner and his republican unionists. The battle of the Reformation has got to be refought. This conspiracy of Rome must be defeated. Every Protestant must be alerted to the peril. Protestant Ulster must stand true and by so doing she can save both herself and the whole United Kingdom. Let us dedicate ourselves to the Cause of God and Truth.

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WATERGATE
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picture the United States of America as a horrifying country. It is seen as imperialistic and war like, and they describe it as a place where blacks live in near slavery. It is alleged to be plagued with poverty; it is pictured as forcing millions of young people who are concerned about Viet Nam, crime and pollution, to turn to hard drugs. How does European TV create such a horrible picture? ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, the public broadcasting service." Now there is a man who writes as the editor of 'TV Guide.' This is his business, and he says, "news is perverted." I read another article entitled "Say Goodbye," that referred to the case of NBC. They took a picture of some hunters killing a polar bear from an airplane. They put it on television all over the world and said, "look what happens in America! " You know what it turned out to be? Some game wardens tranquillising a polar bear so that they could take him some place else where he would be in better shape. People swallowed it hook, line and sinker. Huntly and Brinkley confessed that they could change the image of the nation by reporting what they wanted to report, whether truth or lies.

The final outcome of Watergate may be that our President will have to resign. Some may try to impeach him. I hope the facts will reveal that he was not involved personally in this affair. So, we do not have the facts tonight, mainly because when you see it on television, and read it in your newspaper, it does not necessarily mean it's so.

THE ATTACKS OF COMMUNISM

Number two - America is under the attack of the subversive enemy Communism, to destroy what is called Democracy. What better means to that end than to put in jeopardy the highest office in all the land - the Presidency of the United States. It could well be that behind this whole thing there is a subversive attack against our country.

Third - It is possible to be at the head of a country, and be the last to know what's going on. Some say, "I don't see how a man could be so ignorant." I do. I'm not the President of the United States but I'm the Pastor of the Heart to Heart Bible Church, and let me say this - the number one quality of a leader, is to trust the people that he works with, and that work next to him. I heard of a preacher one time that had an assistant and he even checked his waste paper basket. Tremendous relations! I trust men that I work with, and the men that work here at this church, or they wouldn't be here. I don't go around checking on them.

I'm saying that it is possible to be the head of something, and so trust the people around you that when they say there is nothing wrong, you believe them, and trust them. I'm not saying that's the case with Mr. Nixon, but it's possible.

Number four - Let me ask you a question. Where in the world could you have Watergate but in the United States [11] of America? Suppose this thing happened in Russia. I have no doubt that all Mr. Brezhnev would do is call up a few little hatchet men and say, "he knows too much send him to Siberia," right? Where could Watergate happen but in the United States of America? I'm not saying that it's right, but I'd still rather live under the Democracy of the United States of America than I would over in Communist Russia or China! Fifty or sixty years ago you wouldn't have known for a month, till the news got around. Now you can put a TV camera on one object, and the world knows about it instantly.

These are some of the things I want you to consider. We are in a mess. We have seen money involved - thousands of dollars. One of the biggest problems of the Watergate Case, is not the bugging of the Democratic headquarters, but rather the millions of dollars that have been spent to campaign for WHAT? Did our President buy the office? We do not know. In the days ahead I still trust that our judicial powers will be able to find and expose the error.

JESUIT CASUISTRY

The biggest concern that I have is over one of the statements that Mr. Nixon gave in a recent speech. "It is essential in reacting to the excesses of others, that we do not fall into excesses ourselves." This is the statement I want you to get. The lesson is clear; America, in its political campaigns, must never again fall into the trap of letting the end, however great that end is, justify the means. Our President put his finger on something that permeates politics, and public life and all Christendom. It is this old business that it doesn't matter how we get the job done, as long as we get it done, and the final results are good. That's what the New-Evangelical is saying!

What the President said was this; It is wrong to let the final results be the judge. "Why, didn't you know that souls were saved at that rally?" I'm so sick and tired of it. We are told over and over again, as Evangelical Bible-believing Christians, that it does not matter how you get the job done as long as souls are saved. That is not Biblical! If it is not according to the Word of God, it is wrong!

I go back to an old illustration of our dear friend, Dr. Woodbridge, that he gave in his book "New Evangelicalism," page 31. A man, Ignatius Loyola, founded the Society of Jesus, commonly called Jesuits. These people have been extremely active in promoting the Roman Catholic cause. One of the reasons for their effectiveness is known as Jesuit Casuistry. Jesuit Casuistry is the teaching that the end justifies the means utilised in the attaining of the end. If the goal is worthy, one may adopt questionable means in realising the goal. When applied to the Watergate people, those involved evidently said in their minds, "as long as we put this good man in office, and since we would rather have him than a bad man, we'll use illegal means to elect him." [12]

PAUL'S PUZZLES

There is a Biblical principle here. Paul, in Romans 3: 8, says, "And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just." In that verse Paul was accused of advocating the idea of doing "evil, that good may come." What was the background of this? It is Chapter 3, verse 1. Three questions were asked. "What advantage then hath the Jew or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly because that unto them were committed the oracles of God." One question; what advantage does the Jew have? Answer; through them came the Word of God. The writers of the Bible were Jews.

Now comes along the question in verse 5; Is God going to punish the sin of a man who was used in a way which glorified God? With that kind of reasoning we could say, "Isn't the Devil a wonderful fellow? He opposes the Lord, and the Lord gets the victory, and all the glory! So, thank God for the Devil!" You say, "But you can't reason that way!" But people do. Verse 5 - "But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous Who taketh vengeance?" Now what is he saying? Is the God who gets the glory in spite of the sin, going to punish the sin, even if He got the glory? YES! God uses man's extremity. He used Pharaoh. Why did God harden Pharaoh's heart? Because Pharaoh's heart was hard!

Question number 3 is in verse 7. "For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?" In other words the question here is, does God's truth enhance the glory of God through falsity? Will God count this falsity as a sin against him? Answer: YES. I think that the Scripture records, "Be sure you sin will find you out." Will God punish the sin that's been used to glorify Him? Answer: YES! Why? Because God is going to be the final judge of sin, and if He didn't judge sin that glorified Him, how could He judge all sin? God's integrity would be put in jeopardy. My God is on the throne; everything is fine with my God. So, Paul says, "Do not do evil that good may come," or, "The end does NOT justify the means."

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Look at II Timothy 3: 1 - "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." I want you to look particularly at verse 13. "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." Verse 4 - ". . . Traitors. . ." I have no doubt that we've had some traitors in high places. Whether Mr. Nixon is right or wrong, some of the methods that his officials used are wrong methods.

Back up in verse 3 - "Without natural affection . . ." It's appalling what we have found in our government in terms of homosexuality and everything else! The corruption seems to be coming out. [13] It's like the ocean. I stood down by the Mediterranean Sea, and saw all the debris that had washed up. Every once in a while the tide has to come in and get rid of the garbage.

Verse 13 - "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." You ask me one of the reasons why we turn out men like these? I'll tell you why. They haven't had the Word of God in their schools, and in their homes, and in their place of business. The reason that America is great, is because it started on a foundation of the Word of God! That's exactly what this chapter is saying. What do we need to do? Continue in the Word of God, and be founded and grounded in the Holy Scriptures. That's the foundation of Americanism.

Turn to Isaiah 59: 12. "For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us . . ." These were the practices of Israel, who had gone away from God. ". . .for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the Lor, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw that there was no man . . ." The TV cameras, and the news media, are having a great time. The jokes have started. I want you to know something - this whole mess is no joke! My nation and the image of my nation is in jeopardy. In the streets of America young people are beginning to say, "Well, if they can do it up there, why not down here? "Truth is fallen in the streets. I appeal to you young people; remember that you can go on so long, but some day the all-seeing eye of God will find you out. You don't become corrupt in a few minutes. In time you become corrupt on the basis of your philosophy of life. You are becoming what you are by the habits that you are developing, the way of life that you are living.

OUR ONLY HOPE

Are we, as the Bible-believing Christians of America, going to let truth fall in the streets because some leaders trample it? I say unto you truth is still truth, and the right way is still right, and honesty and decency is still the best way! Let's not allow truth to fall in the streets, but let's lift the banner of the Lord Jesus high, and make known the message, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the father but by me."

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Dr. Bob Jones III on Christian Education

"No man is well educated, regardless of how many degrees are behind his name, who does not have a reverential fear of the Lord and confidence in His Word," Dr. Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University, told students at the opening exercises of the 47th academic year of the school.

Dr. Jones said that these are the times that try men's souls, but Christians who walk through the world are not overcome by the world - its problems, its miseries.

"We have a Lord Who has saved us out of the world and given us a command to reach the world with the Gospel," he said. "The mission of the Lord's earthly ministry was not to change the world's system or to deal with its problems of slavery, famine, tyranny, social injustice, war, poverty, or any of the other multitudinous problems which beset the world in his day and continue to trouble men today."

Dr. Jones pointed out to the students several things that their training at Bob Jones University will not entail. "Your education here will not consist of the world's silly, grandiose, and impractical schemes for making a better earth. Such efforts are doomed to failure; and if people would just take the trouble to read the Bible, they would realise that man is not going to set his world in order that only the Lord Jesus Christ, Who changes men's heart by the soul's salvation He makes possible through His shed blood on Calvary, is the answer for the world's needs."

Continuing, the young administrator said that the students would not receive a worldly education, "and we commend you for being more sensible than to waste your money and time pursuing such fantasies. Your education will not consist of the dreams and schemes and things that characterise secular education and seem so logical to the unregenerated heart but by reality, as God's Word tells us what reality is."

The audience was assured that Bob Jones University is "one of the few institutions where you will be told the truth. The truth is not always pleasant; the truth is sometimes abrasive; the truth is seldom embraced by the majority. The Bible says that many men choose to believe a lie rather than truth. It is more comfortable to believe a lie when the truth is not favourable to one's concepts, philosophies, and purposes of life."

In conclusion, Dr. Jones told the largest student body in the history of the school that "much of what you receive here will cut across the grain of everything you have been taught; but you have one of two choices: to believe the world's lie or the Bible's truth. One the god of [15] this world, who is Satan, would have you to believe; the other is given to you because the God of Heaven, the Son of Righteousness, loves you and has chosen you from among the young people of this country to have a Bible-based education. 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.' "

Dr. Jones addressed the more than 5,000 students, faculty, staff, and visiting friends at the formal school opening. The Rodeheaver Auditorium was filled, and overflow audiences watched by closed circuit television and listened by public address systems in several other buildings.

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New Church For Armagh

On the 1st December the foundation stones were laid at the site for the new Free Presbyterian Church in Armagh. The sod was cut on the.17th March, this year, and a building fund appeal was launched with an initial target of £lO,000. The overall cost is estimated around £6O,OOO and under the capable ministry of the Rev. Bert Cooke this necessary task is being accomplished.

The church has been designed in the split level technique, to accommodate 450 people with additional space for extra seating. The ground level will be used as a church Hall to be used for the Sunday School and the Prayer Meetings.

The Guest Preacher at the Stone Laying ceremony was the Moderator Dr. Ian Paisley, and he laid the stone bearing the text "Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." The Rev. Cooke laid the stone, the text on which was "Christ died for the ungodly" and Mr. George Quinn, a founder member of the Armagh church laid the third stone - bearing the text "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."

Rev. Cooke spoke on the three texts. The first text was the reason for the Free Church - its faithful stand. The second text was the Central Doctrine - our victorious stand. The third text emphasised the endurance of the Church.

The offering at the service came to over £2,700 and a pulpit for the church was donated. Almost £2O,OOO has been so far contributed to the Building Fund.