Welcome to our New Readers. Hundreds of new reader's have been added to our mailing list. We hope that you will honestly examine what we have to offer in these pages, studying it in the light of God's word (Acts 17:11). Don't reject - or accept - until you have read enough to be sure you understand. Give us a fair hearing. If you do not want the paper to continue, you need do nothing since it will automatically stop after the third issue if you do not return the request card. Whatever your decision, we love you as the children of God and our brothers and sisters in Christ; and pray that our Father will bless you in every good way.
Back Issues of The Examiner. We get many requests for back issues. We do have some, but nearly all are returned copies that are somewhat damaged, but are intact. For awhile we filled such requests, but have had 1o stop because it is too expensive. We cannot afford this unless adequate postage is sent. Many requested back copies (which were sent) saying thai they would send postage, but almost no one did so.
Help Us. As stated elsewhere in this paper, we must have additional financial help if the circulation growth of this paper is to continue. We want to continue to send it to everyone who requests it or for whom it is requested. So far that has been done. So please continue to send names and complete addresses of those who may be interested in receiving this paper on a "trial basis" - three issues. At least, let's give them the chance to decide for themselves if they want it to continue. One easy way to do this is to send a marked copy of the church directory. One person recently sent 262 names! Number 6 was sent to each one and they will receive two more issues. Some will want it to continue. Some won't care. Some will likely intend to request it, but won't. Others will not want it. The Examiner isn't for everyone; at least, so they think.
We do need your financial help, however small. Perhaps you would like to send $10- $12 to cover the cost of your own paper. It isn't required, but it would help. This issue will cost $5000, which is no small amount. Due to increased circulation we are facing a financial crisis. But we press on and will take it as it comes.
"Please send The Examiner to the address enclosed. We think it is an excellent publication and also would like any of the first issues that have been published. We are enclosing $20 to cover this cost and any amount over that cost please take as a donation for The Examiner." - Texas
Think About This: "To sit by in silence when they should protest is what makes cowards out of men," so Abraham Lincoln put it. He was right about it. He saw it happen many times
Does the word "coward" describe you my brother or sister? This is the question each of us should consider seriously and objectively. Do you remain silent when you should speak up and stand up and be counted? Are you fearful to protest and oppose? Rev. 21:8 plainly says that "the cowardly" ("fearful") will have their part in the lake of fire.
Courage is a needed quality in our day and in short supply among God's people. Many don't believe in protesting anything, standing up for or against anything. We don't openly oppose anything except maybe those who do oppose something. There is no "spirit" or "fight" left in us, except perhaps against each other. How sad.
Have you checked your courage lately? "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."
Logic and The Gospel of Christ. This is the title of' a new book by Olan Hicks. It has eleven chapters dealing with an important subject. Some of' the chapters are: "Logic and the Necessity of Human Authority," "The Concept of Exclusivism," The Concept of a Closed Mind," "Reasoning or Rationalizing," "The Concept of Faultfinding," "What We Must Do About Error." and others, it is definitely a book that needs to be studied by the serious Christian who wants a good look at this subject. The book will be sent to anyone who will send a contribution of $5 or more to: Gospel Enterprises, P.O. Box 1253, Searcy, AR 72143. Send for your copy today.
Notice. Several hundred of' you will be dropped from the mailing list before the March issue goes out, ii' you do not return the request card to continue it. The choice is yours.
"Please add me to your mailing list of subscribers. Am excited, at least over the two issues I have read, to see a magazine come out without fear of censure from the 'Brethren.' Hope you will be able to keep above all the terrible darts and spears of the 'defenders of Truth' and tell it like it is with a loving spirit. They are all our brothers, they just don't want to be." - Arkansas
"We have gotten the last two issues of The Examiner and appreciate the articles so much. They are timely. Keep up the good work. I am enclosing some more names and a small gift to help." Texas