· A Big Mistake! In the March 1989 paper, the editor failed to catch a mistake-- a big one! Somehow it slipped by. It was the "Special Offer.. For a contribution of $50 or more, we will send you fiive copies of The Simple English Bible--NT." It should have been three not five! Well, it has cost us and we are currently out of these Bibles. It was a "limited time offer" and that "time" and "offer" are both over! Sorry! We do expect to get more Bibles, however.
· "It sure is a good feeling to realize I am doing some good 'for a change.' It has been a 'dead end street' many times, but with the realization that I can now teach people to be Christians only rather than converting them to an institution, it is fantastic! Thanks for the book on baptism. Hope to see you in a month or so."--Washington
· Consider this sobering thought: "If you read history you will find that Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this."--C.S. Lewis "Where your heart is there your treasure will be also."
· True "It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."--Joseph Joubett, Readers Digest
· Thanks for your letters. Since my heart attack (December 5, '88) I have gotten so far behind with the mail I will never catch up. Many of you asked questions. Some responded to something in this paper to which I need to respond. Others asked for information. You would not believe the stack of mail confronting me! It is intimidating! I will do my best to respond as I can. Please be patient and understanding. I do read every one of them. Do not let the fact that I have not answered keep you from writing again. Bawl me out if you feel like it. I appreciate your letters, cards, and notes. They are very encouraging. We need them.--CAH
· Nashville, TN officials filed a suit against the state and 141 churches seeking to have parsonages taxed because they are not used for charitable or religious purposes. The exemptions are costing the city $250,000 a year in lost revenues, the officials contend. A 1984 law gives automatic tax exemptions to one parsonage per church without regard to its religious purpose. The city's clergy are split on the issue, with Catholics in the forefront of opposition to taxation, claiming priest's residence are also places of work.
· "He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave."--Sir Henry Drummond
· "I do not believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use."--Galileo
· For Fun Not too swift, that terrorist. He was ordered to blow up the ambassador's limousine. Couldn't hack it. Burned his mouth on the exhaust pipe.--L.M. Boyd
· "Missing Worship" What do preachers mean when they speak of people "missing worship?" "She has missed worship for over a month." Does that mean that the dear sister has failed to worship the Father for over a month? I hope not. But this shows the language of Ashdod necessary to describe a practice not taught in Scripture--going to the appointed place at the appointed time to engage in the prescribed "5 acts of worship" ritual held by the local Church of Christ church. I hope you are not missing the worship of the Father; that you live for Him and serve Him on a daily, on-going basis. Worship is not something that is "held" or confined to a time or place.
· No danger from some people John Dewey said: "Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy." Question for you: Have you caused any "jeopardy" in your "portion of the world?" THINK-and "examine everything carefully" in the light of God's Word. This kind of "jeopardy" is essential for truth to set free.