It is most fitting that this issue of The Ministry be dedicated to H. M. S. Richards, dean of Seventh-day Adventist ministers, and for forty years a pioneer and peer among religious radio broadcasters. Dr. Richard's life has been totally committed to evangelism--the preaching of the good news of the gospel. His preaching ancestry reaches back through several generations. . .
PERHAPS the greatest tribute as a soldier of the cross that could be paid to H. M. S. Richards is today's multi-faceted complexion of the organization he founded forty years ago. Few men, young or old, possess the flexibility of mind that would allow the scope and diversity of operations embodied in the Voice of Prophecy of 1970. . .
I'D PREACH the Bible; preach it plain, simply, without frills, and let its mes sage cut deep, right to the heart of people. Nothing else will convict, convert, and con serve like the Word. It is the living Word of the living God, and therefore it is all-powerful wherever He directs it!"
FOCUS ON REAPING, a Voice of Prophecy total evangelism reaping thrust, is designed to provide an opportunity for local pastor-evangelists, and conference and union evangelists to capitalize on the name and image of the Voice of Prophecy that has been built up during forty years of broad cast and Bible school evangelism.
FACED with the complex, sophisticated problems of reaching the American teenager in today's chaotic society through a mass medium that changes almost weekly with radically new, different, and exciting advances both in machinery and programming concepts, the Voice of Prophecy began several years ago the painstaking process of designing a totally new radio evangelism thrust. . .
THE biennial meeting of the American Association of Theological Schools held in St. Louis, June 10-12, 1968, authorized the appointment of a special committee to study the question as to whether there should be a change in the nomenclature of the Bachelor of Divinity degree. . .
Over the years, as the broadcast has built up a witness in hundreds of cities and tens of thousands of homes across America, we have always tried to do more than just teach the facts of the gospel to our listeners. Through our field service department we have, for years, referred the names of interested people who have completed enough phases of doctrinal study through the correspondence courses to local pastors. . .
I WANT to talk to you about the charismatic movement or neo-Pentecostalism, as it is also called. A movement that is bringing the so-called baptism of the Holy Spirit with all its concomitants, speaking in tongues and healings into the main line Protestant churches and Catholicism. "Charismatic," of course, stems from the Greek charisma., and refers to gifts of extraordinary power given a Christian by the Holy Spirit and for the good of the church. There are four reasons why I believe the charismatic movement deserves our attention: