Dr. Robert Sumner passed away in December 2016. The Biblical Evangelist newspaper is no longer being published and the ministry of Biblical Evangelism has ceased operation.

The remaining inventory of his books and gospel tracts was transferred to The Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles and may be ordered here.


Off the Cuff (Part 1)
Dr. Robert L. Sumner

With vacations mostly history and the kids back in school, perhaps you will have more time to let the good Lord bless you through the information contained in this issue. Trust me, it is a good one!

Readers always appreciate messages we print by Bruce Dunn, the pastor and radio preacher who served long in Peoria (IL), refusing to tolerate liberalism longer in his denomination, and pulling his huge church out with only a handful of dissenting votes. In this message he deals with a problem millions face about which church will take one to Heaven. In spite of what Pope Benedict XVI had to say the other day about Romanism being the only true way, his Catholicism is only one of hundreds all claiming the same. Which one is right? Dunn has the answer!

Since Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, as we used to sing in public school when history was fashionable, arriving at a Bahamas island on October 12 of that year and naming it San Salvador (your editor has visited the spot where he allegedly waded ashore), we thought this would be a good time to print Paul G. Humber’s excellent mini-biography of this fine man who loved the Lord and based his voyages on His Word. Since today’s educators in the public schools put him down so badly, we are anxious that the truth be known.

We have always wanted our readers to be informed about the great preachers of the past,  so we try to publish, from time to time, messages from their ministries. Thomas Todhunter Sheilds was such a man. In addition to his long pastorate in Toronto, he was active in the Baptist Bible Union with J. Frank Norris and W. B. Riley, along with serving as president of the ill-fated attempt to save the University of Des Moines. Your editor had the privilege of hearing him preach at the First Baptist Church of Johnson City (NY) just prior to graduating from the old Baptist Bible Seminary in that city. He held me – along with hundreds of others – spellbound for 1½ or 2 hours. I couldn’t believe the time when he finished; it had seemed so short. We are confident you will appreciate this sample of his preaching and enjoying his topic on Heaven as an additional benefit.

You will also find, in our Bible Study Corner, the third installment of the powerful study, “Will Hell Be Vacated?” by Jesse Forrest Silver, a good brother long in Heaven. After dealing with the passages in the Old Testament on that theme in our last issue, he now examines the teaching in the New Testament. It is a powerful study.

Probably most of you aren’t even aware that October is a month set aside to honor your pastor. If you have a good one, do something special for him. Maybe you could take him out to lunch or have his family over for a Sunday dinner. As a tribute to the occasion, we are printing a message by John Lineberry about your duty, biblically, to honor him.

The editor is meddling again, offering a major book review of a Herbert W. Armstrong/Worldwide Church of God cult offspring, the so-called Philadelphia Church of God in Oklahoma. Evangelicals in mainstream Christianity announced that Armstrongism was a dead issue after his followers, in a “mass” conversion a few years back, repudiated some of his major doctrines and announced they were now “just like you and me.” On the contrary, there may be more groups and followers out there promoting his message than at the time of his death – or the time of that “mass conversion.” (As you know, we don’t believe in mass conversions, only individual ones!) At any rate, you will find the review informative. Some might even say “eye-opening.”

While I don’t usually comment on our guest editorials, the one in this issue is special. Our friend, Bob Porter, is the son of the illustrious Dr. Ford Porter, author of the fantastically successful gospel tract, God’s Simple Plan of Salvation. We assume it has circulated in at least 600,000,000 copies by now, having been translated into 116 languages, plus Braille. Bob is now in his 80s, retired and Chairman Emeritus of the board at Lifegate, Inc., publisher of the tract.

You could probably say that Dr. Bob Porter’s hobby is science and he has written a number of brief essays on various scientific themes. I urged him to put some of them in booklet form and he has. The editorial in this issue is from one of them, If You Could Stick Your Finger Into An Atom, which has four other essays.

One of the things of interest to me in Porter’s article was that the Best Lock Corporation helped many Christian kids by hiring them during summer vacation while they were in college. My son, Ron, worked there one summer while attending what is now Cedarville University. If I remember correctly, they allowed him to put in all the overtime he could handle and then brought him back over Christmas vacation when they had a backlog of work with which he was familiar. He did quite well that summer, considering wages at the time were slightly above slave labor.

 

MEMORIALS

 

One of the editor’s dear friends, Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, went to be with Christ on June 23. As mentioned on these pages recently, he was on my ordination council and I had the joy of working with him on many projects, including preaching an area-wide evangelistic crusade for all the Regular Baptist Churches of North Jersey, which he chaired.

Dr. Stowell served as the National Representative of the General Association of Regular Baptists for many years and conducted a national radio broadcast in conjunction with that ministry. He was a strong Bible preacher who took a good position on the issues of the day, greatly respected and held in high esteem by all who knew him. Over the years he not only preached Christ in this country, but on every continent of the globe.

Born in Colon (MI), where his body was also interred, he served as pastor of congregations in Michigan, Indiana, New York and New Jersey. He was also on the boards of Baptist Mid-Missions, the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, and the Baptist Bible College and School of Theology in Clarks Summit (PA), serving 65 years on the latter – meaning he was on the board for all but 10 years of its existence! Some of his honors included being named Alumnus of the Year by Wheaton College; a Doctor of Divinity degree from the same institution; and Cedarville University, that honored him with a Doctor of Humanities.

Early in his ministry he saw the value of electronic communication and at Ithaca launched a Saturday morning radio broadcast of music and message on the Cornell University station – the only minister to whom it sold time. He followed with broadcasts at his Indiana and New Jersey pastorates, as well as with the GARBC.

Married to his beloved Corabelle for nearly seven decades, he was also the father of a son, Joseph M., Jr.; two daughters, Hannah Jensen and Margaret Wheeler; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be sent to “The Stowell Amazonas Project,” ABWE, P. O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

Another dear friend of long standing, Samuel Fisk, went to be with Christ this past summer. He had passed his 100th birthday, God graciously giving him a long and fruitful life as missionary (Philippine Islands, under ABWE; he pastored the First Baptist Church of Manila just prior to World War II); pastor (we both led the California Heights Baptist Church in Long Beach at separate times); teacher (see below); and author (see below). Ted Grant, administrator of the Bethesda Christian Retirement Center in Hayward (CA), where Sam spent the last years of his life, wrote me:

“It is with a sense of joy that I inform you that our dear Brother in the Lord, Sam Fisk, has had his graduation ceremony and is now with his Savior. He quietly left his physical tent on June 9, three months past his 100th birthday, and is now reunited with his wife, who went home several years ago.

“Thank you for your friendship and concern for Sam over the years. God was gracious in meeting all of his needs, and we had the privilege of sharing in his life and providing care as needed in his last years.”  

He left his vast, important library to former students and to friends at the Chinese church in San Francisco, Bible Baptist Church. It made me wish I hadn’t been so polite years ago when he took me to his basement and offered me anything I wanted. While I chose several volumes, today I am tempted to wish I had exhibited more greed. Teaching the cults in our church in Lynchburg, I was chagrined to discover I did not have even one copy of his booklet on Jehovah’s Witnesses. I wrote him for a copy, but he was already in Heaven.

As our readers know, Sam was a scholar of the first magnitude – having taught at John Brown University, the Los Angeles Baptist College, and Western Baptist Bible College, among other places. Our late cartoonist friend and missionary to Brazil, Stan Best, wanted him to help start an old-fashioned Bible institute in the Bay Area, but while both were willing, they were not able to stir sufficient interest among the pastors. ’Tis a pity.

Our brother wrote a number of books, several of them published by Biblical Evangelism Press, including Calvinistic Paths Retraced; Letters to Teresa (letters he originally wrote in warning to a relative thinking of joining the Roman Catholic church); Meeting Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Door; The Public Invitation: Is It Scriptural? Is It Wise? Is It Necessary?; and, while we did not publish it, one of his finest works, Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom, released originally by Loizeaux Brothers, Inc., and currently handled by Penfold Book & Bible House in England. He also wrote a column for years in this paper, “Salvation Stories,” and Kregel Publishers released two volumes of them, 40 stories in each volume. He also wrote Divine Healing Under the Searchlight, published by the Regular Baptist Press; and Speaking in Tongues in the Light of Scripture, released by a college press.

Although our contacts were brief the past few years – we could not understand each other on the phone because of his hearing problem and writing was very difficult for him – I will personally miss him very much. He was a great soul and a proven friend to this ministry, investing thousands of dollars in our work. He and his dear wife, Hilda, whom he married later in life (a first marriage for both), were “a match made in Heaven.” They had no children.

A man who made a tremendous impression on me when I was just starting out to preach was Harold Commons. He has just resigned the presidency there a few years before I enrolled at the Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City (NY) and I missed out on that connection, but in the first few months of the pastorate of my first church I received an official looking letter from the offices of the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism in Philadelphia.

It was a letter from Dr. Commons, the president, congratulating me on my call to the church, wishing me well, and offering to do anything he could to help me. I was flabbergasted. Here was I, an insignificant unknown, receiving well wishes and encouragement from one of fundamental/evangelical’s world leaders! It made a tremendous impression and I never forgot it. This gracious gentleman went to Heaven on July 21 at the age of 101.

Raised in a pagan home, he never heard the gospel until his sophomore year in college when he visited an uncle during Easter vacation in 1923. A child of God, this godly uncle explained what the Word of God said about salvation; Harold was convicted and convinced, immediately putting his faith in the One who had died for him. Naturally, he was never the same.

After college he enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary and when the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy exploded, he left with Dr. J. Gresham Machen and the other Bible believers who started the Westminster Theological Seminary, finishing his final year there and becoming part of its first commencement class. After graduating he became a Baptist, was called to preach, ordained by the Spruce Street Baptist Church in Philadelphia, and then called to the First Baptist Church in Atlantic City (NJ). From there he moved to First Baptist in Johnson City, and then in 1935 was invited to become president of ABWE. He did a masterful job, moving it from a mission ministering only in the Philippines with less than 40 missionaries, to a giant mission with a worldwide outlook and influence, having over 300 missionaries in 11 countries by the time he retired in 1971. He led the mission for well over a third of a century! After conversion he had felt God wanted him to go to India, but God used him for missions in a far greater manner.

His wife, the former Corinth Tracy, preceded him to Glory and he is survived by a son who was with him when he entered the Celestial City, William T. Commons, another friend of your editor’s. The latter has spent most of his life with ABWE, first as a missionary and then as an administrative leader.

At his Home-going a host of God’s choice servants rose up to call him blessed. We add our humble tribute to a true servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. His vision for the world resulted in an abundant harvest that will last for eternity.

Then there was Max Weniger. Probably all the preachers reading this remember the Weniger brothers. The father of the clan was “an old-time circuit riding and riverboat preacher who went up and down the Mississippi River.” He and his wife sired seven children, six boys and a girl. They turned out pretty good by any standard. One boy went into business, but the other half-dozen served full time in the Lord’s work. 
Archie was a California pastor (40 years at Foothill Baptist in Castro Valley), but was perhaps best known as editor of the Blu-Print, a small paper dedicated to exposing and fighting liberalism and unbelief. Arno, Sr., was the pastor at Hamilton Square Baptist in San Francisco and, with Archie, founded the San Francisco Conservative Baptist Seminary in that city. Ortiz was a pastor in Yuba City (CA). Dwight was an evangelist who died fairly young. The daughter, Helen, married Jason Cedarholm, brother of Myron, and they served as missionaries in San Salvador. Max was the youngest son and he pastored several churches, including ministries in South St. Paul (MN), Lacrosse (WI) and Los Altos (CA).
Max had two sons, both pastors – Denny in Georgia and Brad in Virginia. He went to be with Christ, dying in his sleep on June 25, at age 94. He and his wife, Evelyn, who survives him, had been married nearly 67 years. Max remained active for his Redeemer even when he could no longer pastor, teaching Sunday school and leading the choir right up until he took off for Heaven. May kindred clans like the Wenigers increase!

Ruth McCue Bell Graham, wife of Evangelist Billy Graham for more than 64 years, went to be with Christ on June 14, after several years of serious illnesses. One thing we always admired and respected about the Grahams was their marriage and their fidelity to the vows they made at the altar in 1943. She is survived by Dr. Graham, five children, 19 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Graham was born in China on the mission field, the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. L. Nelson Bell, Presbyterian medical missionaries.

For her public service, a 2,000-seat auditorium at the Montreat Conference Center was filled and hundred of others were in other rooms watching on closed-TV. She was buried the following day in a private ceremony at the newly opened Billy Graham Library in Charlotte (NC) in a simple $200 pine coffin made by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola (LA) – we wish we knew how to buy one for our own burial, if Jesus tarries. 

The most widely-known child of the deceased, Franklin Graham, summed up her doctrine when he paid her tribute, noting, "Mama was a lot of fun, but she also believed the Bible, lived the Bible and taught the Bible. She believed Jesus Christ died for our sins, that He is in Heaven and will come back some day," adding, "The Mama we saw at home was the one the world saw – there weren't two Ruth Grahams. Mama, thank you for your example, your love, your wit, your humor, your craziness.”

The man considered the "father" of distance theological education (he was doing it before even secular institutions got the idea), Dr. Robert Gee Witty, went to be with Christ on June 20 from a hospice in Jacksonville (FL). He launched the Luther Rice Seminary in that city (it was moved to Lithonia, Georgia in 2006 and renamed Luther Rice University) 45 years ago, back in 1962.

Many good men who couldn't leave their churches to continue theological study were able to do it through correspondence at Luther Rice and an estimated 5,000 earned degrees there. While he was a Southern Baptist, many independent Baptists, independent Bible, and other pastors in evangelical groups earned degrees there.

Former SBC president Tom Elliff said of him, "Witty was the consummate soul-winner whose pockets brimmed with Gospel tracts. His stated goal in life was to leave each person with whom he came in contact 'with eternity in view'."

Witty would have been 101 on October 6.

Just as we were ready to go to press I learned of the departure of an old friend, William Bowler. I held meetings for him years ago when he pastored at Jennings (MO), a suburb of St. Louis. I chidingly referred to him as “Wild Bill” because he was so energetic and impulsive. My meeting with him was back in the days when evangelists were expected to stay in homes and I was guest of Bill and his lovely wife, Agnes, who preceded him to Heaven after 56 years of marriage.

Regarding his impulsiveness, I came out to breakfast one morning to a table set for two. Agnes and I sat down and when I inquired about him, he responded that he was going to fast and pray. When I came out of my room a little while later he was at the table enjoying a feast. He explained that he had gotten hungry!

He was a good man who hated and fought liberalism, perhaps because he went to Baylor University and saw what it did to students there. To that could be added that after he graduated from the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, he worked with the militant David Otis Fuller and was ordained by the Wealthy Street Baptist Church. Bill not only battled liberalism, but he had a heart for evangelism as well, serving for a time as a staff evangelist at the High Street Baptist Church in Springfield (MO). The last years of his ministry were devoted to laboring in Arizona, where he started several churches.

Speaking of Heaven, I ran across a note I had made to myself years ago and put in my “Heaven” file folder, telling me to check Roget’s International Thesaurus, item #1016 about Heaven. On finding this, I immediately checked it out and, surprisingly, discovered some very good names for Heaven. Here is what the thesaurus gave me: from the Bible, “my Father’s house”; by Emily Dickinson, “God’s residence”; Isaac Watts, “mansions in the sky”; Newman, not otherwise identified but probably the Cardinal, “the bosom of our rest”; Shakespeare, “the treasury of everlasting joy”; F. D. Hemens, unknown to me, “that radiant shore”; and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “the great world of light, that lies behind all human destinies.”

Are you ready? Will Heaven be your home?

 

MILESTONES

 

Eighty years ago this month, on September 27, 1927, Bob Jones College opened its doors to 88 students in Panama City, Florida. A half-dozen years later, in the Spring of 1933, it moved and on September 6 it began its ministry of education in Cleveland, Tennessee. One more move was made and in 1947, a decade after its launching in Florida, it began again on October 1 in Greenville, South Carolina under the new name of Bob Jones University. At that time, 2,500 students were welcomed on the new campus. Over the past fourscore years there have been four presidents, all descendents of the founder. In addition of Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., BJU has been led by Dr. Bob Jones, Jr., Dr. Bob Jones III, and currently by great-grandson, Stephen Jones.

Some of the finest names in evangelical fundamentalism were trained at Bob Jones and it continues to have many different facets in its Christ-exalting ministry. We salute the school and are proud to have been an honorary alumnus for the past 43 years, having been granted a Doctor of Divinity in 1964 when Dr. Bob, Sr., and Dr. Bob, Jr. were at the helm (Chancellor and President, respectively). My honorary classmates at that convocation were Dr. Richard V. Clearwaters, president of Central Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis; Dr. Roland Rasmussen of Conago Partk, California; Dr. Arnold Hickok of Phoenix, Arizona; and Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama.

Bob Jones University is world renown for academic excellence, evangelistic passion, courageous convictions and unyielding loyalty to the Word of God. May its best years be ahead, for His glory.

The pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in Concord (NH), Charles “Chuck” Phelps, has become the fourth president of Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin. Dr. Phelps follows Dr. B. Myron Cedarholm, Dr. Arno “Bud” Weniger, and Dr. Dave Jaspers in that office. Dr. Larry Oats, from the college faculty, had been serving as Interim President.

After graduating from Bob Jones University, Phelps earned a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Minneapolis, then finished a Doctor of Ministry at Bob Jones. He is married to Linda and they have five children, two girls and three boys.

While at Trinity, where he served 18 years, the church experienced solid growth and launched a number of satellite works. Ministries prior to Concord were in youth at South St. Paul and Owatonna, Minnesota, as well as a ministry in Colorado.

His inauguration is set for the 7th of this month. We predict he will do well.

 

GATEWAYS TO GLORY!

 

We announced this new title – the editor’s 38th – in our last issue, but perhaps an additional word is in order here. Subtitled Gates in Christian Experience, it is based on the 10 gates of Jerusalem as given in Nehemiah 3. Years ago we published that series on this theme in The Biblical Evangelist and it was well received. We have updated and revised it, adding new material. This volume has 12 chapters, one an introductory chapter based on Nehemiah 1 and, after the ten gates, a final chapter on Eternity. Since this relates to Christians, the latter is about Heaven. The cover is beautiful, designed by our artist son, Ron.

One reason we are so excited about this work is that we think it will be ideal for many church classes – especially new covert classes – because it covers an outline of Christian experience. It will also be good for new membership classes, Sunday school classes, and youth groups – to indoctrinate them about the fundamentals of Christian experience.

Get a copy and check it out. Then let us know what you think. You may order from us on our web, or 5717 Pine Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, or via e-mail at kjsher@msn.com. The price is only $10.00, which includes postage and shipping. [Note: it was erroneously listed as $12 in our last issue.] Obviously, for those wanting the book in quantities for special classes, we will offer a special price.

 

GOD’S LAUNDRY LISTS!

 

It has been popular, especially with New Evangelicals, to relegate ‘standards’ to legalism, calling them “a laundry list,” and quoting the old saw, “I don’t smoke, I don’t chew; And I don’t go with boys that do.” Everyone laughs and the preacher goes on to his next point.

However, maybe having “a laundry list” isn’t such a bad idea. The Lord presents quite a few in His Word, a host of them in the Old Testament and not a few in the New. We’ll not zero in on any Old Testament lists just now – critics would discount them as “legalism” anyway – but let’s mention a sampling from the New Testament.

Galatians 5:19-21, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Colossians 3:5-9, “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds.”

First Corinthians 10:6-12, “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

Romans 1:28-32, “… do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Ephesians 5:3-7, “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.”

But I weary you and you are anxious, no doubt, to do your laundry!

 

THIS IS TOO EXPENSIVE!

 

While the recent ‘big battle’ on this subject is over, no one thinks the issue is dead. Rebecca Hagelin is a sharp columnist. Recently, discussing immigration, she wrote:

"Nobody ever said being a parent is easy. But do politicians have to make it harder? Here I've been all these years, teaching my three children that you can't get something for nothing. If you want something, you have to work for it. Now along comes the Senate to debate an immigration bill that would undermine that very principle. It's a simple question of mathematics.

"The Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector – probably the most widely quoted expert in the country on immigration – has crunched the numbers and figured out the average illegal immigrant family receives about $30,000 annually in government benefits. But that same family pays only $9,000 in taxes. You don't need a calculator to see that leaves a shortfall of $21,000.

"As Rector puts it, that's like having the taxpayers buy every illegal immigrant family a brand-new Mustang convertible every year! And by taxpayers, of course, I mean you and me. And your neighbors. And your friends. I'm talking about everybody who clings to the notion of fair play and hard work – who thinks the American Dream is something you strive to earn, not something you passively accept, as if it were a government handout." 

On the same subject, a longtime friend and former associate with this ministry, Russ Farrell, sent me this from the Hays Daily News in Norton, Kansas, written by R. W. Yeager in that city. It is, he noted, worthy of passing on and we do so below:

”We need to show more sympathy for these people. They travel miles in the heat, they risk their lives crossing a border, they don’t get paid enough wages, they do jobs that others won’t do or are afraid to do, they live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language, they rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day every day.

“I’m not talking about illegal Mexicans; I’m talking about our troops.

“Doesn’t it seem strange that the Democrats are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don’t support our troops and are now threatening to defund them?

We were glad to see the monstrous immigration bill initially defeated. The border security part can be taken care of by laws already on the books (if implemented; so far, they haven’t been) and the rest was boondoggle that would reward illegal, unlawful activity.

And did you see that picture of the students cheering around the flagpole at their high school in Montebello (CA)? Probably not, because the media didn’t run it. The kids had the Mexican flag on the top (the dominant position) and the United States flag underneath, upside down. George Bush, John McCain, Harry Reid, Nancy Peloski and the others trying to legalize these multi-millions of illegals are making a bad, bad mistake in our humble judgment. Giving criminals benefits refused others wanting to come to America legally is as wrong as sin in the Vatican – or anywhere else. In fact, it is sin!

James Wilson correctly noted: "Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness." Let’s keep America a land of law.