"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.VI No.XIII Pg.1
July/August 1944

Extra Special Edition Presenting Facts Concerning The Norris Wallace Debate

This issue of the Bible Banner presents a full and complete account of hitherto unpublished facts concerning the great Fort Worth Debate.

Read the documentary evidence of Norris' duplicity and libelous perversions, together with the court orders restraining him from the fraudulent use of the manuscripts. Also up to the week developments resulting from his present challenges.

"In 1934 there was held in Fort Worth a great debate between Brother Foy E. Wallace, Jr. and J. Frank Norris of the Baptist Church. It was a complete and overwhelming victory for the truth, and the thousands who heard it were unrestrained in their praise for the way Brother Wallace handled the situation.

Due to the ineptitude of some of the Fort Worth brethren who handled the arrangements for the debate, and due to the trickery and deceit of Mr. Norris, Brother Wallace's speeches were never published. Recently Mr. Norris has issued challenges demanding another debate with Brother Wallace. His challenges were accepted by the Fort Worth brethren, and Brother Wallace agreed to meet him again. However Mr. Norris, seeing his challenges accepted, had a sudden desire to withdraw from the matter, and has decided he'd like to call the whole thing off.

The Texas churches think now they are in a position to do a very effective and long needed work in giving to the public a full presentation of the facts concerning the former debate as well as the present challenges. They feel now that they can put a stop to the harm Mr. Norris, has been doing to the cause in Texas. In cooperation with them Brother Wallace is bringing out a special issue of the Bible Banner dealing exclusively with this matter. The Dallas and Fort Worth churches are distributing many thousands of copies in that area. And doubtless many everywhere will be keenly interested in following developments."--Yater Tant, in Tenth and Francis News, Oklahoma City.