Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
June 20, 1968

Gospel Guardian Gram

Wm. E. Wallace

Real Theological Liberalism or Modernism = This is the major preoccupation among the liberal brethren now. It is in their college Bible departments. It is in many of their periodicals. It appears in much of their Bible class literature. It lies dormant in many of their pulpits, flourishes in others. Ira Y. Rice, Jr. says,

"One of the hardest things I ever did was to come back to the Far East this time. Not at all because I did not want to come back. I did. But because of the sinking feeling I had that the cause of truth no longer meant what it once did to my brethren in America — and that those of us back there who do care do not care enough to risk what it would take to put the infiltrators of error among us to rout." (Far East Newsletter, March 25, 1968). Rice speaks of the theological liberals and modernists.

So the institutional and sponsoring church brethren are reaping what they have sown. They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. In defending institutionalism and centralization they emphasized no-pattern-ism, pseudo-expediency, and exalted the "opinion" bit. In so doing a new generation is coming on which knows not the principles of "thus saith the Lord".

GROUNDWORK FOR A SOUND, DEPENDABLE LITERATURE SERIES: The publishers of four major periodicals among conservative brethren — TRUTH MAGAZINE, THE PRECEPTOR, SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES, and THE GOSPEL GUARDIAN — are meeting in August with a number of other dependable men to inaugurate plans for a new Bible class series which conservative congregations can appreciate. This will be a long range project and will constitute a most significant development in the field of Bible class literature. It will not be just another commercial venture. Nor will the literature be a second-rate production. Plans call for the publishing and marketing of an outstanding series.

THE ARLINGTON, TEXAS "UNITY" MEETING continues to be the hottest topic going. The bulletins are full of it. Talk of it continues to sweep the country. Everyone is waiting for the book. Should be a best-seller! One of the participants observed that the sooner the book is out the better it will be — the better it will be for the removal of confusion and misapprehension. We agree.

OUR SPECIAL ON THE HOLY SPIRIT is coming out soon. It is full of excellent material. Order extra copies.

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