Newsletter 42, June, 1997

Sharing Tapes Service Begins 

            Phil Keener of Texas, a retired radio announcer, has an excellent speaking voice, as well as skills in audio tape equipment. He and Anne Wibblesmann of Colorado have completed narrating our book, Early Writings of Herbert W. Armstrong. Phil wants to be a doer, rather than a sitter, in the work of God. For a list of our tapes, go to:

We ask for a donation of $1.50 per cassette tape to cover our costs.

            Few, if any, would consider me a gifted speaker, since I stutter mildly. However, when I get really involved in what I am saying, I tend to forget my speech impediment. Such was the case when I spoke at the Friends of the Sabbath seminar at San Antonio, Texas, in December of 1995. The topic I chose was spiritual gifts. It is a shame that some churches squelch their members from exercising divine talents. I Corinthians 12 shows that every member of the assembly has been given one or more gifts of the Spirit. Our task is to discover, and use, the Almighty’s gifts. If you would like to be challenged to use your spiritual gifts, plus hear a recent, updated, description of all the material we offer, request the free audio cassette, C001, entitled "Sabbatarian Cooperation." Please ignore my poor speaking voice, but use your spiritual gifts. Work with other Sabbath-keepers; don’t be a spiritual loner.


Which Electronic Bible Is Best?

            The Franklin Electronic Bible (also known as "Bookman") comes in three sizes. The pocket model is smallest, the desktop model has the biggest keyboard, and the large screen model allows up to eight lines of display. All models allow you to instantly look up scriptures, find all scriptures containing a particular word or words, change the viewing type size, add another translation or Bible game, set bookmarks of scriptures you want to instantly refer to, and many other features. The large screen size allows you to insert a second additional book, but has a smaller keyboard than the other two sizes. It provides a "speaking" feature which audibly pronounces names and places. I believe the desktop model is the best value ($70 suggested donation from Giving & Sharing).

            Check out the different sizes at your local Christian bookstore, and then order from Giving & Sharing at discount. Note: The New King James Version is not available. This illustrates why we recommend the King James Version as your main reference Bible. You cannot obtain many essential Bible Study tools, such as the Franklin Electronic Bible, in some of the newer versions, which are in many ways inferior to the King James Version. Order from: Giving & Sharing, PO Box 100, Neck City, MO 64849.

                                                Retail    Suggested                                                         Price    Donation

            Franklin Electronic Bible, KJV, Pocket, 4-5/8 x 3 inches.   $79.95 $56.00

·           Franklin Electronic Bible, KJV, Desktop, 5-1/2 x 4 inches. 99.95   70.00

            Franklin Electronic Bible, KJV, Large Screen 5-1/2 x 3-1/2.          149.95 105.00

Snap-in cards, fit in back of Electronic Bibles (large screen model allows two cards):

            New International Version.  49.95   36.00

            Santa Biblia Reina-Valera 1960 Spanish Version. 49.95   36.00

            Bible Challenge game of quick recall. 29.95   22.00

            4,000 Bible Questions and Answers. Good Bible Q’s.          24.95   19.00


Tom Justus Reprints Herbert Armstrong Articles

            Tom Justus, a minister of The Churches of God (loose association of former Church of God International Churches), is a professional printer. He has reprinted in tract form a number of basic articles written by Herbert W. Armstrong. In order not to turn people off, he has omitted Armstrong’s name. While I find no problem giving credit where credit is due, these tracts can be used by you or your group for effective evangelistic work. There is space on each booklet for your group’s address.

            Mr. Justus has found that ads mentioning these free booklets in a local "Thrifty Nickel" advertiser has brought scores of responses. You may order a free copy, or send Mr. Justus a donation for bulk quantities. Tracts available at this time are: Why Do You Observe Sunday?, Just What Do You Mean . . . Born Again?, Kingdom of God, Lazarus and the Rich Man, The Key to the Book of Revelation, Predestination, and The Resurrection Was Not on Sunday. Write: Tom Justus, 4779 Cedar Ridge Drive, Springdale, AR 72764, telephone is (479) 756-3345.


Fractured Bible Knowledge

            The following answers were given on a Bible knowledge test, originally printed in the Vancouver Sun, and then the Ann Landers column: (1) Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark. (2) Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt by day and ball of fire by night. (3) Moses went to the top of Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments. (4) The seventh commandment is "Thou shalt not admit adultery." (5) Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol. (6) Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption. (7) The people who followed Jesus were called the 12 Decibels. (8) The epistles were the wives of the apostles. (9) One of the opossums was St. Matthew. (10) Salome danced in seven veils in front of King Harrod’s. (11) Paul preached acrimony, which is another name for marriage. (12) David fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times. (13) A Christian should have only one wife. This is called monotony.

            If you believe the above is funny, or even pathetic, think again. Some material published in Sabbath-keeping circles is not much better. Although Bible knowlege is revealed by the Almighty’s Spirit, Bible Truth does not come without much perspiration along with inspiration. Get your nose in the Book!


Friends of the Sabbath Tapes

            The electrifying excitement of the various Friends of the Sabbath seminars has brought together Sabbath-keepers from many persuasions into a sharing, caring, and supportive environment. These 2-3 day sessions have encouraged many in the faith, built bridges of understanding between us, and provided a solid footing to reach out and present the postive aspects of Sabbath-keeping to the world.

            Although you may not be able to personally attend these unique sessions, you can catch the learning experience, by listening to audio cassette tapes of the Friends of the Sabbath seminars. More than 50 different tapes are available from: The Bible Sabbath Association, 3316 Alberta Drive, Gillette, WY 82718 ($3 each). Telephone: (307) 686-5191 or toll-free (888) 687-5191. From California, Texas, Washington, Michigan, Connecticut, Alabama, Australia, and other locations, these fact-filled seminars contain a multitude of information from a wide variety of Sabbath-keepers on numerous topics of interest to Sabbath-keepers.

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