"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.VIII No.I Pg.12c
June 1945

L. L. Freeman And The Salem Church

It has been my pleasure to assist Brother L. L. Freeman and the congregation with which he labors in Salem, Oregon, in two gospel meetings. I can sincerely say that during my personal experiences covering a period of thirty years of preaching, I have never found a more earnest, faithful, self-sacrificing group of Christians than these. I have never known a group so small to do so much. In these two meetings, I was associated constantly with Brother Freeman and his family. I found them completely devoted to the cause of Christ, loyal to the truth to the very core of their being, and willing to do everything within their human power to promote the principles of the New Testament Church. I verily believe that Brother Freeman would give everything he has or could honorably get to the church, and he has imparted that spirit to his whole family. I have observed him doing just such a thing. It is true that Brother Freeman has been opposed in Salem by some brethren there, and a few elsewhere; but I am convinced that the opposition to him has been due to his uncompromising stand against error and worldliness in the church. The opposition to him appears to have stemmed from a weak and compromising attitude toward the truth and Christian living in general, on the part of those who have apparently sought and are now seeking his personal destruction. Brother Freeman is a faithful gospel preacher, a man of Christian character, and I believe him to be worthy of the confidence, fellowship, and support of the faithful brethren and loyal churches everywhere. I have assisted him and the faithful group with which he labors in two meetings, as stated above, and it is my purpose to help them again. I know that they are striving to uphold the truth of the gospel and it is a pleasure to me to make this statement on their behalf. Foy E. Wallace, Jr.