"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of truth." — (Psalm 60:4)
"Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them." — (Isaiah 13:2)
Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.X No.VI Pg.2
June 1948

Norhill Church Writes Brother Wallace

We give you below a copy of a letter written recently by the Norhill Church in Houston to Brother Foy E. Wallace, Jr. This excellent letter reflects the attitude of one of the best churches to be found anywhere toward the "college in the church budget" controversy as well as toward Brother Wallace.

I had the honor and privilege of laboring with these brethren at Norhill for two years before moving to Lufkin in addition to holding several meetings for them back through the years. I have every confidence in them and their loyalty to the truth on every issue. I would have known their attitude on the "college question" without them expressing it. They have stood forthrightly for the truth on every issue without compromise, hesitancy, or wavering through all of these years. They will be at the same old place doing business for the Lord when it is all over, I believe. Brethren like these are the kind of whom Paul said, "Every time I think of you, I thank God for you".

Their loyalty to those who preach the truth has been demonstrated over and over. In the midst of the vilest kind of opposition they stood by, defended, and liberally supported Brother Wallace in two great Music Hall meetings in Houston. They have so supported every faithful gospel preacher who has labored with them. I am glad that they have sent and are supporting Brother Wallace in Flagstaff, Arizona. This work will make is possible for him to gain some much needed relaxation from former work and do some work on some books that are in his mind and heart and needed by all the brethren everywhere.

R. E. C.

Mr. Foy E. Wallace, Jr.,

7102 Foster Place,

Houston, Texas.

Dear Brother Wallace:

As persons active in the leadership of the Norhill congregation, we take pleasure in tendering to you this letter in confirmation of our personal and private approbation, as well as that of the congregation, of the good work you have always rendered the cause of Christ and in particular for the masterful spiritual victory just concluded on the college question.

Every spiritual victory in the history of the church has been purchased with heartache and personal discredit as the lot of those who have stood at the forefront of the engagement and maintained the Banner of Christ. We have reason to believe that the victory on the college question is not an exception to this rule.

Your heroic willingness and personal sacrifices to maintain a position of fearless opposition to issues of error, past and present, is an inspiration to many of us who, while in no position to contribute anything of merit to the more public phases of the discussions are none the less prayerfully and fervently committed to the same cause as your own good self.

Your humility and unwillingness to inject yourself into the affairs of the congregation here and elsewhere has but confirmed our previous judgment as to how much they slander your good name who report anything to the contrary. The knowledge one gains from personal observation of your life is a complete repudiation of the personal slanders that have arisen from the inability of the opposition to meet the doctrinal issues.

In the hope that these words may convey to your mind something of the warm love we entertain for you and your great work, we, the undersigned, subscribe ourselves

In Christian affection,

W. L. Wharton, Jr.,

Samuel W. Loc

G. W. Howard,

Steve Holmes,

A. L. Green,

B. W. C. Tippitt,

Jno. T. McKinney,

Z. S. Echols.

A. R. Morris,

B. Lester L. Cockrell,

C. M. Painter.

D. O. C. Batson,

O. H. Owen.

(Elders, Deacons, and Minister of Norhill Church, Houston, Texas.)