Bouquets and Brickbats

MISSOURI: Please add my name to your mailing list. I would like also to get all information on Promise Keepers past and future.

FLORIDA: I’m writing this to thank you so much for your paper, and we thank you and the church for sending it to me. I really enjoyed being in your services during one of your conferences while I was pastor of the Crowley’s Ridge Baptist Church in Forrest City, AR.

We receive your paper and would like to request that you send the Grace Proclamator and Promulgator to ____________ who is a retired Baptist Pastor who preaches the Doctrines of Grace and the church . . . . I loaned him my copies of your paper with the articles about the Promise Keepers and he asked me to write to you and ask that, if possible, you could send to him all the copies about the Promise Keepers . . . Thank you again for your paper and your stand for the truth and against error.

MISSISSIPPI: Greeting in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I am _______ A member of _____________ Baptist Church in _______ MS that Bro. __________ pastors. Bro __________ told me that you were contemplating coming down to our church to speak. I for one would love to hear you, I have spent a lot of time on your page reading various articles and have very much enjoyed it . . . thank you for keeping up such a good page and I feel confident that it is being used as it is one of my favorite bookmarks.

VIRGINIA: Could you please add me to your subscriber list. I recently read the article on Promise Keepers and agree wholeheartedly.

ALASKA: Went to your home page the other day—in fact, went a couple of times. It really looks nice. You have some GREAT articles. You've done a great job putting it together. I would like to do one but haven't had the time just yet, nor do I have the tools. If you have suggestions, I would appreciate them.

God bless you, brother. Keep preaching the word. We're going home soon!

TEXAS: Enjoyed your web site. Someone has done a wonderful work. So much to see, I've not seen it all yet. I wanted to ask you how I might obtain the capabilities to hear the music play you mentioned on the web page. I have a 200mmx compaq computer with windows 95,if that info helps any. Was glad to see I can read the last issues of paper on this site. We don't always have them available at our church.

Thanks again for your time and help

ILLINOIS: Does not God also hate division? Even though we should run from evil, don't we have a responsibility to those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior (Grace)? It seems to me that the only people who are worthy of God, according to you, are those who are Southern Baptist.

I disagree. We have one great commission in life and that is to go out and tell others about Jesus as Jesus told Paul to do. Did not Jesus reach out to the lost regardless of their background and current religious belief? I think that you are turning people away from God. Jesus wants you and others like you to reach out to people and show them the way. Granted, we need to stay on guard at all times by wearing His armor, but we also need to love others no matter how they may treat us. Rather than bashing Promise Keepers, why don't you confront them, brother to brother about their ways (according to you). That would be the Christian thing to do. Why not speak to James Dobson, Bill McCartney, Robert Hicks, and others to explain where you are coming from rather than hiding behind these pages. There is no doubt in my mind that God would want you to challenge them.

I truly Love you brother and hope that there could be some kind resolve in this matter. I also admire you for speaking out on how you feel and how you believe God is speaking, but I cannot agree with you.


Faith Missionary Baptist Church

407 South Main Street

St. Joseph, IL 61873-0212

10:00 AM April 26, 1997

Eld. Jud Paul Travis, Pastor

Phones: (217) 469-2787 & 469-7344

Bro. Jud writes, As we did last year, we intend to collect a special offering to help support Brother Wayne Camp’s ministry through The Grace Proclamator and Promulgator.

March 10, 1997 (Fundamental Baptist News Service, 1219 N. Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277) The following is from The Gospel Standard, June 1984.


I would fain add here a word of warning against one of the saddest delusions of our time, for a multitude of souls are being led away by it, and in some cases it is deceiving the very elect. I mean THE POPULAR BLIND TERROR OF CONTROVERSY SO RIFE IN THE PRESENT DAY. Let us beware that we suffer not indolence and cowardice to shelter themselves under the insulted name of charity. We are bidden to strive together for the truth of the Gospel and earnestly to contend for the faith (in both places the Greek word means to wrestle); words which presuppose an antagonist and a controversy. Satan hates controversy. We are often told that controversy is contrary to the Gospel precepts of love to our enemies. What says the Apostle to whom to live was Christ—on whom came daily the care of all the churches—who tells us concerning faith, hope and charity that "the greatest of these is charity"? He says, "Though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel...let him be accursed!" Of false brethren he said, "To whom we gave place by subjection; no, not for an hour; that the truth of the Gospel might continue with you." Ten minutes of friendly contact with the world will do more to injure spirituality than ten years of controversy conducted in a Christian spirit--not fighting for victory but for truth, not for ourselves

but for Christ. We believe controversy may take the place of spirituality in some men, but it never can injure it; and, further, in the present conditions, everyone should "contend earnestly for the faith."


January: A busy time for me. Most of the family decided to read me through this year. They kept me busy for the first two weeks. I'm now forgotten.

February: My owner used me for a few minutes last week. He had an argument and was checking references.

March: Grandpa visited us. He kept me on his lap for an hour, reading 1 Cor 13

April: I had a busy day. My owner was appointed a leader of something and used me. I got to go to church the first time this year...Easter Sunday

May: I have a few grass stains on my pages. Had some early spring flowers pressed in me.

June: I look like a scrap book. They have stuffed me full of clippings. One of the girls got married.

July: They put me in a suitcase today. I guess we're off on a vacation. I wish I could stay at home, as I will have to stay in this thing for a month.

August: Still in the suitcase.

September: Back home again, and in my old place. I have lots of company. Two "True Stories "and four "Funny Books" are on top of me. I wish I could be read as much as they are.

October: They used me a little today. One of them is sick. Right now I'm all shined up and in the center of the table...I think the preacher is coming.

November: Back in my old place.

December: They are getting ready for Christmas. I'll be covered under wrapping papers and packages.

Luther Writes To His Wife

"Dear Kate — We arrived here, at Halle, about 8 o'clock, but have not ventured to go Eisleben, for we have been stopped by a great Anabaptist (I mean a flood) which has covered the road here, and has not threatened us with mere 'sprinkling,' but with 'immersion,' against our will, however. You may comfort yourself by being assured that we are not drinking water, but have plenty of good beer and Rhenish wine, with which we cheer ourselves in spite of the overflowing river." Halle, January 25, 1546 (Quoted by John T. Christian, History of the Baptists, Vol. 1: 109). Copied from The Baptist Challenge, January, 1997.

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