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Bible Class materials derived from denominational sources

March 5 2004 at 6:43 AM
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Response to Re: Additional Clarification (John Worsham, March 3 2004, 1:32 AM)

The latest adult curriculum features James Wood on Ephesians and Predestination: while the creed of the publisher is not clear it is enough to convey the idea that God is in charge and has a plan all laid out for you.

http://www.piney.com/21st.Century.Christian.James.Wood.Predestination.html

Those God foreknew were the Jews whom God had known before: He purposed that a tiny remnant which had not bowed to Baal would be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ and gladly accept the Gentiles.

God prepurposed only that samll remnant and did not force any of them to "call back" when He invited them through the Gospel.

John 6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Until Evangelists fail, the purpose was to go into all the world and call the name of God over them by preaching the gospel. Once people had made their choice the preacher shakes the dust off in respect to people like the pharisees who rejected the PREcounsel of God by not being baptized.

John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore
that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father,
cometh unto me.

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.






-----Original Message-----
From: Darrell Hanson [hanson@our-town.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 9:10 PM
To: DonnieCruz@msn.com
Subject: Bible Class materials derived from denominational sources

Dear Bro. Cruz:

We think we need to respond to your statement on Concerned Members of March 1, 2004 regarding "I would not be surprised if study materials were derived from denominational sources". It is 100% correct. When Bro. Worsham (Mar. 3, 2004, Additional Clarification) stated "the material we use with the 3rd and 4th grades come from 21st Century Christian edited by Jim Bill McIntire", that gave verification to your statement.

The 21st Century Christian materials (formally 20th Century Christian) have been edited from Standard Publishing Co. (Christian Church) for many years. The 21st Century Christian curriculum "New Life through His Word" (toddler through adult) is edited from Standard Publishing Co. Standard Publishing Co. has used the International Uniform Lessons since 1874. The Uniform Lessons became a part of the Nat'l Council of Churches (NCC) in 1950. The NCC now puts out outlines for denominations and others to write their own lessons.

Another series "LifeLinks to God" begin to be edited by Bro. Jim Bill McIntire in the fall of 2000. This material is edited from David C. Cook Co. (now Cook Communication Ministries of Colorado Springs, Co.) Bible-In-Life curriculum which is Baptist. Sweet Publishing Co. ceased to edit this David C. Cook Co. material in Summer of 2000 and 21st Century Christian picked it up. (Christian Chronicle, July, 2000, p 2)

Editing rights were bought by these companies and only a certain amount can be edited out or changed and invariably the major part of the editing is done on the editorial pages to eliminate the denominational writers and insert "our" editors names. Many times the covers are the same (except for company name and titles); students books are mostly word for word and the teachers manuals may have a word or so changed. The way to prove this is to order corresponding materials (dates, quarters, etc.) from both companies and compare them. The "New Life Through His Word" edited from Standard Co. may now be difficult to match because it appeared in 1998, that there may have been a purchase of back issues instead of editing current issues.

The reason we are writing is that in the 1980's many Bible class teachers and others in our area began to see non-Biblical, Calvinistic, Humanistic changes in Bible class materials being published for the Lord's church. By 1988, a number of us began researching these class materials by ordering teachers manuals, students books and also VBS materials from 20th Century Christian, Sweet Publishing Co and Gospel Advocate Co. Corresponding or matching materials were purchased from the denominational companies of Standard, David C. Cook, Gospel Light, Scripture Press and Group Co. These were placed side by side to match. We do have documented proof that "our companies" were buying editing rights or purchasing older denominational material and republishing it under their name. Several of the companies have now admitted this. We found denominational Calvinist doctrines of original sin, faith only, direct operation of the Holy Spirit, separate and apart from the Word, left in this material. There were humanistic teachings of self-esteem, self-actualization, role playing, drama, group discovery learning, etc. The methods of Humanistic psychologists Simon, Howe and Kirchenbaum, from their book Value Clarification was used for formats in most of the teachers manuals.

Some of "our" other companies that have been involved in this "editing" are: Sweet Publishing Co. since 1963 and Gospel Advocate since 1992.

It is no wonder we have lost or confused at least two generations of our young people.

In Him, Darrell & Ruth Hanson

P.S. We would appreciate a response. We have made a display of these materials and have taken it to numerous lectureships in Texas. We also printed a booklet of this information (that is due for a revision) and put them out to be picked up.

Our e-mail address is: hanson@our-town.com
Mailing Address: 1002 S. US Hwy 281, Stephenville, TX 76401



-----Original Message-----
From: Darrell Hanson [hanson@our-town.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 9:10 PM
To: DonnieCruz@msn.com
Subject: Bible Class materials derived from denominational sources

Dear Bro. Cruz:

We think we need to respond to your statement on Concerned Members of March 1, 2004 regarding "I would not be surprised if study materials were derived from denominational sources". It is 100% correct. When Bro. Worsham (Mar. 3, 2004, Additional Clarification) stated "the material we use with the 3rd and 4th grades come from 21st Century Christian edited by Jim Bill McIntire", that gave verification to your statement.

The 21st Century Christian materials (formally 20th Century Christian) have been edited from Standard Publishing Co. (Christian Church) for many years. The 21st Century Christian curriculum "New Life through His Word" (toddler through adult) is edited from Standard Publishing Co. Standard Publishing Co. has used the International Uniform Lessons since 1874. The Uniform Lessons became a part of the Nat'l Council of Churches (NCC) in 1950. The NCC now puts out outlines for denominations and others to write their own lessons.

Another series "LifeLinks to God" begin to be edited by Bro. Jim Bill McIntire in the fall of 2000. This material is edited from David C. Cook Co. (now Cook Communication Ministries of Colorado Springs, Co.) Bible-In-Life curriculum which is Baptist. Sweet Publishing Co. ceased to edit this David C. Cook Co. material in Summer of 2000 and 21st Century Christian picked it up. (Christian Chronicle, July, 2000, p 2)

Editing rights were bought by these companies and only a certain amount can be edited out or changed and invariably the major part of the editing is done on the editorial pages to eliminate the denominational writers and insert "our" editors names. Many times the covers are the same (except for company name and titles); students books are mostly word for word and the teachers manuals may have a word or so changed. The way to prove this is to order corresponding materials (dates, quarters, etc.) from both companies and compare them. The "New Life Through His Word" edited from Standard Co. may now be difficult to match because it appeared in 1998, that there may have been a purchase of back issues instead of editing current issues.

The reason we are writing is that in the 1980's many Bible class teachers and others in our area began to see non-Biblical, Calvinistic, Humanistic changes in Bible class materials being published for the Lord's church. By 1988, a number of us began researching these class materials by ordering teachers manuals, students books and also VBS materials from 20th Century Christian, Sweet Publishing Co and Gospel Advocate Co. Corresponding or matching materials were purchased from the denominational companies of Standard, David C. Cook, Gospel Light, Scripture Press and Group Co. These were placed side by side to match. We do have documented proof that "our companies" were buying editing rights or purchasing older denominational material and republishing it under their name. Several of the companies have now admitted this. We found denominational Calvinist doctrines of original sin, faith only, direct operation of the Holy Spirit, separate and apart from the Word, left in this material. There were humanistic teachings of self-esteem, self-actualization, role playing, drama, group discovery learning, etc. The methods of Humanistic psychologists Simon, Howe and Kirchenbaum, from their book Value Clarification was used for formats in most of the teachers manuals.

Some of "our" other companies that have been involved in this "editing" are: Sweet Publishing Co. since 1963 and Gospel Advocate since 1992.

It is no wonder we have lost or confused at least two generations of our young people.

In Him, Darrell & Ruth Hanson

P.S. We would appreciate a response. We have made a display of these materials and have taken it to numerous lectureships in Texas. We also printed a booklet of this information (that is due for a revision) and put them out to be picked up.

Our e-mail address is: hanson@our-town.com
Mailing Address: 1002 S. US Hwy 281, Stephenville, TX 76401


    
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