"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.IV No.II Pg.13a
September 1941

A Letter To The Editor

C. A. Taylor

The notices of the Lappin meeting in the Courier Journal and Times indicate, to some extent, the unhappy situation in Louisville which has come because of the "Boll theories" and their off-spring, the Witty-Murch fiasco.

Following, the early introduction, in Louisville, in 1940, of the Boll teaching, my good and faithful friend, Bro. M. C. Kurfees, often predicted that as a result of that teaching many churches would be wrecked and much sorrow and confusion would result. Because of this conviction, born of a keen understanding of men, he, along with others of us, not so well informed, sought earnestly and long to prevent such occurrences as are now taking place in Louisville, but entreaties to Boll, that he cease pressing his theories and an effort to prevent the spread of this hurtful doctrine, were met by a cool rejection by Boll and the assurance of Jorgenson, Janes, Chambers and a few others here, that no harm could possibly come from their teaching. But the church in Louisville, as it has elsewhere, now is reaping a fearful harvest, just as Bro. Kurfees predicted we would and exactly opposite to the assertions of that wicked group, responsible for the present division, turmoil, strife and sorrow throughout the land.

One of the saddest things in the picture is that all or most all of this misfortune could have been avoided had not the church been honeycombed with these "softie" preachers who refused to join in the effort, made by M. C. Kurfees, F. W. Smith, F. B. Srygley, J. C. McQuiddy and others, to prevent the sad situation which now exists.

However, we have also a bright spot now in the picture in that you were willing to pay the price involved in taking up the fight when the "Old Guard" had passed. You, with the mighty Banner, have also encountered "softie" preachers but buttressed by the result of the fight made by the "Old Guard" and with a fighting spirit all men admire, even if they do criticize, you have now largely won the battle and I feel assured no retreat will ever be sounded either by you or those associated with you in the splendid work done by the Banner.

Do not be discouraged by the wicked, unjust attacks made upon you personally but know that all who know you well love and trust you sincerely and in our associations with others seek always to protect you from those wicked men who love the applause of men more than they value truth and righteousness.

Sincerely, C. A. Taylor, Louisville, Ky.