"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.III No.XII Pg.13c
July 1941

A Commendation

To Whom It May Concern: I have known Bro. Ralph E. Bivins of Afton, Okla., for the last five years. I know him as a young man of splendid ability and the courage of his convictions. It was Ralph as a Christian Church minister in 1935 that was in a large measure responsible for the two debates at Bentonville, Ark., with the Christian Church, with the editor of the Banner championing the cause of truth. Since that time Bro. Bivins has studied closely the question of instrumental music in Christian worship and the other innovations peculiar to the Christian Church. He has now renounced the use of mechanical instruments in the worship of God, severed all connections with the Christian Church and is standing with the church of Christ in all things. It gives me pleasure to commend him to the brotherhood of Christ and give my personal recommendation and hearty welcome to the rank of the preachers of the one body.

May God's blessings rest upon him, and much good be done by him in the Lord's Vineyard.

Geo. B. Curtis.