God’s blessings have been so gracious and so abundant upon our little magazine, “Old Paths Advocate,” that we are constrained to publish abroad our thanksgivings, that it may redound yet more to His glory and encourage the hearts of those who have taken such a kindly interest in this effort to exalt His blessed, holy, and revered Name. He has upheld us in this feeble effort, by a kind and friendly Providence. His people have stood by us. We wish to thank all who have sent us letters of encouragement, or have subscribed, or sent in subscriptions, or sent donations. God bless you all. We even thank our enemies for their boosts they have given us by kicking against us and the truths for which we stand. We ask God not to lay this sin to their charge! God has always over-ruled all for His own glory. Thus it is that He makes even the wrath and wickedness in man praise Him.
We heartily appreciate unsolicited efforts many have made to spread the magazine among their friends. We shall be glad to furnish extra copies to those who wish to interest others, or who will send names to whom sample copies may be sent.
Some truths may appear from time to time which will be new to some of our readers, but we trust that their novelty will in no wise deter any one from testing them by the most exact and searching scrutiny of the Word and God. We desire for all of our readers the rank of the Berean nobility (Acts 17:11) who “searched (anakrinontes) the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Let us here insist that our confidence in His word is such that the smallest word, or even the slightest variation of a word, if it is His, infinitely outweighs all human reasoning even though it be called “the truth” and be so skillfully harmonized with "other truths," so well interwoven into a system of doctrine that it seems almost a sacrilege to call for its credentials. “To the law and to the testimony” is our watch word: May we ever abide by it!
Bro. Paul Hays, of Fresno, California, has been sick, and so he has not been able to write much of late. Bro. Leslie Hawley visited us a short time ago, however, and he says Bro. Hays is better. So we hope he can give us several articles soon. In fact, we have just received a very fine article from him. We thank God for His improvement in health.
I have received fifty-copies of my book, THE CUP OF THE LORD,” from the printers, and am well pleased with their work. The book has forty pages of closely printed matter. It cost me about ten cents per copy to produce this book. The postage on a copy is three cents. The book is free to you; but we insist that you send us the postage for as many copies as you can use. If possible, send a donation to help pay the printing bill. All donations will be acknowledged in the paper. We were a little late in bringing it from the press. We hope all who have sent in orders will be patient with us. 1,000 copies were printed. They will reach me soon.
I will have time for a few meetings in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas, after my work closes at Healdton, Oklahoma, the first of April. All who wish me to visit you for a few days, should address me at Healdton, Oklahoma, care, Tom E. Smith. Orders for the book, sent to the same address, will receive prompt notice.
J. D. Phillips
Notice “Loyal Guide” Readers
Since the publication of the first issue of the Loyal Guide, the editors of the Old Paths Advocate and I have been considering combining the two papers. Especially did this seem advisable since, as I understand it, our aims were identical. We have completed the combination now and all of you readers of the Loyal Guide will receive the Old Paths Advocate for the remainder of your unexpired terms. I am sure that you will all be greatly pleased. I feel that more good can be done by all working together and for one paper.
O. B. Perkins
We are more than delighted to make this announcement to the readers of the Old Paths Advocate, for we are confident that you will be well pleased to know that Brother O. B. Perkins and his list of subscribers are casting their lot with us, that all may work shoulder to shoulder for the cause we love. Thank God, the light is breaking!
Homer L. King
“The Cup of The Lord”
The above is the title of a tract, just off the press, written by Bro. J. D. Phillips, of Montebello, California.
I have just completed an examination of the work, and I am delighted with it. I unhesitatingly commend it to the readers of this paper, or to anyone else. As a reference work, I am certain that there is nothing in print on this question, that compares with it.
Bro. Phillips has spared neither time nor, money to make this a complete work. The array of scholars, historians, and grammatical authorities is unexcelled. Truly, he has “let others speak for him.”
The printers have done a neat job; the type is large and plain; the paper is high grade. Both young and old may read with ease.
The forty-page tract is free for the asking and the postage. Order one or as many as you can use, and be convinced. Do not be afraid to hand them out to your friends, as there is nothing to justly offend anyone. Enclose three or four cents per copy for postage, or better still include a donation to help bear the burden of publishing. Address all orders to J. D. Phillips, Montebello, California.
Homer L. King
Reynolds - Julian Discussion
This discussion was held in the High School auditorium at Samson, Alabama, January 21-27, Frank A. Julian, of Pennsylvania, representing “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” the Rutherford branch of the Russellites, and W. H. Reynolds, of Alabama, representing the church of Christ. H. E. Pierce of Pensacola, Florida, and H. C. Harper of Sneads, Florida, moderated for Brother Reynolds and D. H. Stanley of Opp, Alabama, moderated for Mr. Julian.
The discussion was well attended. Mr. Julian had talked very boastfully while selling and attempting to sell their literature in the neighboring communities. He signed up on four propositions, but when the debate came off, he had time for only two, and it seemed was sorry that he had signed any. Brother Reynolds gives no quarter to error in discussion. Mr. Julian claimed that “Jehovah’s Witnesses” are the “progressive element” of the Russellites. They seek to make a fortune out of books on new things as did Russell. He said Russell made some mistakes, and one was in selling “miracle wheat” at sixty dollars a bushel. He affirmed: The kingdom of Christ began to be established in A. D. 1914, and the Scriptures so teach. Bro. Reynolds affirmed: All responsible who die in disobedience will suffer eternal torment, and the Scriptures so teach.