The “Old Paths Advocate” is a necessity. We have many papers. They all do some good, and many do much harm. Here are some good 'features of some of them: “The Apostolic Review” is doing a good work in its fight against institutionalism. The “Bible Colleges” and “Orphan Homes,” and other institutions that rob God of the glory that should be given Him through the Church (Ephesians 3:21), are set forth in their true light in the “Review.” “The Firm Foundation” has done a great deal of good by its stand against the reception of people (into our fellowship) who have believed and obeyed a sectarian system instead of the gospel. “The Word and Work” is strong in its stand against sin in the Church. It makes a strong appeal for personal consecration. We are glad of these good features about these papers, and rejoice to see the good they are doing by their stand on these things.
But the “Old Paths Advocate” is destined to do more good than any of the other papers, because we hope to combine the good features of the other papers with the good features of the “Advocate,” and thus make it the best of all! While the other papers have many good, features, they are all, we think, too loose when it comes to keeping the worship unspotted by the traditions of Babylon. By their silence on so many innovations, the brethren who are influenced by them finally embrace them.
“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As, to be hated, needs but to be seen;
But seen too often face to face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”
So let us have your subscriptions and donations. Many sample copies of this first issue will be sent out. Let each one who receives one, send a dollar right now to, “Old Paths Advocate,” Lebanon, Missouri.
J. D. Phillips
A Book, Free!
Our book, which we announced in the January issue of the “Old Paths Advocate,” is now ready for the printer. We think it will be ready for delivery by the time this reaches our readers. It is on “The Cup Question,” and the Chapters are as follows:
1. New Testament Meaning of “Cup”.
2. A Literal Cup.
4. Paul’s “Cup of Devils”.
5. The Cup is a Sign of the Covenant.
6. Early Meetings.
7. One Cup.
8. Two or More Cups.
9. Individual Cups.
This Book Is Free! As a means of doing mission work among the brethren, we are putting this book out free! It is not likely that those who need it most will order it; so, we have decided to put it out free. You can help me to get this before the public by sending me the names of those who will be interested in reading it. Please send postage.
You Can Help! It will cost about $50.00 to print and mail the book. I do not want payment for my work. The Lord will pay me “in that day.” I am a slave for Christ. I devote my time to His blessed service. His transcendent grace “is sufficient for me.”
Those who are able and will can do a good service to the cause of our Lord by sending me a donation to help cover the cost of printing and mailing. Several have promised to help bear the financial burden of the work, but no donations have been received, as of yet. So, send in yours now, as the book will go to press soon.
There is much in this book, but I have said but little. I have let the scholars, - such as Thayer, Lightfoot, Pickering, Robinson, Pfeiffer, et al, speak for me. Their statements regarding language are authoritative, mine are not. So, I have let them do most of the talking on the various phases of the subject.
J. D. Phillips
“A Written Discussion on The Sunday School Class Question Between J. P. Watson and O. H. Tallman,” both of Cookeville, Tenn., reached me yesterday, and I have read it through once and will begin reading it again soon. I have read everything that has ever been published by our brethren on this live and vital issue, and I unhesitatingly recommend this discussion as the very best that I have ever seen. Bro. Watson, in his usual humble and childlike spirit, met and refuted Pro. Tallman on every point - so much so that Bro. Tallman refused to help bear his half of the expenses of publishing the book! So, Bro. Watson had to bear this heavy expense alone. The book is well printed on good, white paper, and is very neat in appearance. The price is only 35 cents per copy. Send now for your copy. It would be a good idea to order a few extra copies to give to your Sunday School friends. Address all orders to Bro. J. P. Watson, R. 9, Cookeville, Tennessee.
J. D. Phillips