Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
June 11, 1970
NUMBER 6, PAGE 10-12

Gospel Guardian Tell-Al- Gram

William E. Wallace — News Editor

Bulletin Article Of The Month Student Unrest, Confusion, Revolt, Death

By Lewis Willis The nation was aghast at the recent reports of death that followed in the wake of student demonstrations in protest of American military involvement in Cambodia. For sometime now, students have organized demonstrations against the war in Vietnam and the military in general. Unable to get lawful sanction for their protests, they have defied the law of the land and paraded from one end of the country to the other. All who would be numbered with the "in crowd" have marched along with the radicals who have no appreciation for the integrity of this great nation. Led by the militant law-breakers, many fine young people have rioted in every section of the country.

The mod-dressed, long-haired turned-on, bearded crowd has led the way. The large numbers of otherwise fine kids have been swept up in the spirit of "social-intellectual freedom," which is the rallying cry of the leaders. So, off go the youth, trampling underfoot the Law and law-enforcement agencies. With bricks, bottles, and other projectiles, they have mounted police barricades. Ordered to dismiss and go back to classes and work, they have, instead, started throwing their rocks into store windows, automobiles, and into the large crowds of policemen necessary to keep a measure of peace and protect the public interest. Remarkably, the police have contained themselves and meted out only a small punishment to the law-breakers.

But, then the demonstrations took on a new approach. Armed with fire-bombs, the students started throwing them into public buildings and burning them to the ground, cheering as costly structures fell in ashes. It was only a matter of time until these efforts would end in disaster for some.

At Kent St., Ohio, someone hit the wrong man. He was either hit so that he accidentally fired his gun, a sniper set off a barrage of fire from the National Guard, or he got mad. Whatever, the demonstration was of such size that local police could not handle it and the Guard was sent in. In the rock and bottle exchange with the Guard, someone fired and 4 young people lay dead!! Then, the cries started sounding with more volume than before. "Police Brutality!!!" It must have been a great satisfaction to the organizers of these movements that they had led in getting young people to defy the law, revolt against lawful orders, and get killed! They must have had a great party that night in Ohio. All they had done was help 4 kids get killed!! They had surely proven a lot. They were party to death — and that is what they were protesting against!! It surely accomplished a lot, didn't it?

What We Sow

Permit this Bible-believing author to cite some scriptures, please. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Gal. 6:7). If we sow the seed of rebellion and confusion, we can expect to reap the same when it is time to gather in the fruits of our labor. There is not one demonstrator who has a right to cry "brutality." They should say instead, "We got what we were working for." You don't plant corn and get strawberries!!

Law Is Ordained Of God

"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: And they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. . . . For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil" (Rom. 13:1-4). God has told us what will happen when we defy the Law He has ordained. We might well expect His will to prevail.

, Such Wise Counsel

Strangely, some who originally led in organizing America's youth in such protest movements, have been the Preachers of the land. Along with our Educators (?), they have encouraged young people to rebel against the law. In fact many of them have been at the front of the marches that have been held. Pity the poor Preachers and Educators! They must one day answer for leading in rebellion against God and Country. It might seem quaint, but one would think that such men would know and do better. I am made to wonder just how much Bible these fellows believe, teach and practice. However, that is awfully unkind of me to even introduce such a thought. Sounds almost vicious of me, doesn't it? But, I cannot but wonder what the parents of 4 dead college students now think of such wise (?) counsel. Still, though ironically, I heard one of these parents criticizing the Guard for such strong measures against "innocent" bystanders. I am confident there were some innocent students there. But Law abiding, respectful citizens would not have been in that place! They would have been home studying.

I regret that these are dead in the flower of youth. I am made to sorrow with those who have lost loved ones!! However, having 3 children that will one day go to college, I am thankful that someone is beginning to take steps to stop some of the confusion and rebellion in our land. I am of the conviction that this is the hope for a sick land. Let the innocent stay out of the way so that law enforcement agencies can pursue the work that we have them hired to do. Then only the guilty will get hurt. Let the ordinance of God in civil government function. No God-fearing person should identify himself with the insurrectionists that would lead this nation to its knees in destruction. And if one persists in defying law, let him reap what he sows. Let him cry if he is still able, but I have no sympathy for him. He has broken the law and is being punished by the same.

In the midst of this confusion, it is encouraging to know that most of our college students are getting disgusted with this nonsensical mess. They stay away from the burning and rock throwing. They have no problem with burning eyes caused by tear gas. And I thank God for them! They will be a credit to their generation. They will take the staff of civil leadership in the next generation. As responsible and useful citizens, they will hopefully have a nation left to lead. Our treasure in America is not military power, money, or property. It is the treasure of youth. Youth that have a respect for the founding principles upon which America stands. Youth who have been blessed with parents who love their nation, and who have planted these principles in the minds of their children. My prayer is, may their tribe increase!! God help us to salvage something of that which He has so graciously given to us through the strength and wisdom of our forefathers. The seeds of atheism that have matured in this confusion can only be killed by the seed of God's word (Lk. 8:11). And, planting that seed is your job and mine, parents! Are we doing our jobs?? — Valley Tidings

H. Osby Weaver: New Address: 8011 Quartz Avenue, Canoga Park, California 91306.

BRAWLEY, CALIFORNIA — June 15-19, Stanley J. Lovett will preach in a meeting. Services at 7:30. Vacation Bible School in the mornings beginning at 9:00.

An Interesting Letter:

"I write you to let you know how much I enjoy the Gospel Guardian. I would also like to let you know that I became a Christian about a year ago. I attend the Venice Church of Christ in California. Jim Hester is the preacher here and has helped me to see the truth. I would like to say I enjoyed your book review of Jehovah's Witnesses. Especially because I was a Jehovah Witness for four years before becoming a Christian. I would like to let you know about a book that they themselves put out. It is called Jehovah's Witnesses in The Divine Purpose. This is a book that explains their beginning with Russell until now. They use this book to teach their own, after you have been with them awhile. By then you accept whatever they tell you as coming from God. You can buy one of these books from them for about 75 cents. I think it would help a preacher, let him know what they teach. This book tells you that God leads them in all things. But then goes on to show how that they have had to change things. I now can see that if God is leading them he does so in error, because they have to change things. Now that I know the real truth, I have been set free. No man tells me anything unless it is by the word of God. I think you are doing a fine job. Keep up the good work. As long as we go by God's word we are safe." — Bill L. Rees, 1605 Oakwood, Apt. B, Venice, California.

Preacher Needed:

"Will you please advertise in Gospel Guardian that a preacher is needed at Church of Christ, Laceys Spring, Alabama 35754? Any inquiries can be addressed to the brethren at the above address. We do not have elders." Clarence F. Scott, Jr. Rt. 2 Box 194, Laceys Spring, Alabama 35754.

Kansas City, Kansas:

"Due to the fact that there is not a conservative congregation in Kansas City, Kansas (Johnson County) and two families are presently driving a considerable distance from Roeland Park, Kansas and Merriam, Kansas to the Vivion Road congregation in the North part of Kansas City, Missouri, plans are to begin a new work in Johnson County. An evangelist has been contacted and has agreed to move in the fall to begin work with this group of brethren. Support is now being raised and much more is needed. Anyone having friends or relatives in the vicinity of Overland Park, Roeland Park, Shawnee Mission, Merriam or Olathe, Kansas, contact Ken Walters, 5410 W. 50th Terrace, Shawnee Mission, Kansas or James O. Bush, 9534 W. 56th St., Merriam, Kansas. The potential in this metropolitan area is great and we trust that others will share our interest in this area and work. Any congregation or individual interested in assisting in the support of a faithful gospel preacher in this area contact either of the above mentioned brethren. The Vivion Road congregation is doing all that it can in the support and encouragement of this work. Information regarding this work is also available by contacting the elders or evangelist of the Vivion Road congregation." — Ardie P. Brown, Jr.

THE STORY OF THE FORT WORTH NORRIS-WALLACE DEBATE — Foy Wallace, Foy E. Wallace, Jr. Publications. 346 pages. Cloth — $6.00.

"Here, at long last, is a book that should have been published twenty years ago. It is a complete and accurate history of what transpired before, during, and after the greatest debate of the 20th century — the Norris-Wallace debate. Most of us are acquainted with the fact that only one side of the debate was published, and that under very strange conditions. Much effort was made to cover up a resounding defeat, and until now these efforts have not been systematically and thoroughly exposed.

"Foy E. Wallace, Jr., participant, presents in this volume a complete history of what transpired, fortifying his own account with scores of photostatic copies of communications, hand written notes, and quotations. He is as powerful in the expose as he was in the debate.

"The denomination headed by Norris never recovered from the devastating whipping it received at Wallace's hands. This history will brad down and make forever a part of permanent history that victory. A hundred years from now it will be on record. We are glad of that. Every library, and every preacher who has to deal with Baptist doctrine can hardly afford to be without this book. There is nothing else even close akin to it in the world." FIRM FOUNDATION HELPS TO STUDY OF ROMANS by Edward Fudge is a new publication, just off the press. Bound in attractive two-color paper. $1.50 per copy. $1.25 in lots of 12 or more.

THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH TODAY by Lloyd Moyer is finding its way into the study programs of churches and individuals. It is a comprehensive 92 page outline book, attractive in appearance, true to the Book in content. The following chapters are in the publication:

The Establishment or Beginning of the Church

The Spiritual Nature of the Church

Authority in the Church

The Organization of the Church

The Eldership

Qualifications and Work of Elders

Deacons, Their Qualifications and Work

How Congregations Function Before Elders Are Ordained

Church Discipline


Worship of the Church

The Work of the Church

The All-Sufficiency of the Church


The Evangelist And His Work

There Is Only One True Church

Why Be A Member of the Church

How To Become A Member of the Church

Why the Church Does Not Use Mechanical Instruments of Music in Her Worship



The Lord's Supper

Woman's Work in the Church

A Brief Historical Review

Harold V. Moore

"Bro. Homer Hailey, of Florida College, will be in a meeting, at the Dudley Avenue Church of Christ July 5 thru 12, this year. (Dudley & Kirby Streets), in Texarkana, Ark. Services at 7:30 each evening."