another quote game

Who said this:

What you do as a pastor, what you do as a college president, what you do as a missionary agency executive, does indeed matter to the whole fundamentalist cause. Who you invite to speak on your platform says volumes about the seriousness of your dedication to Biblical separation. We must be fundamentalists who realize our responsibility to the whole cause of Scriptural separation from apostasy and compromising evangelicals. It’s a matter of Biblical integrity. Let’s be obedient fundamentalists.

Remember, no googling!

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Comments

  1. Ernest Pickering?

    • No, not Pickering. Close in one way, but distant in another.

      Maranatha!
      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  2. Don:

    I’ve read this and I think it is Doug McLachlan.

    Lou

  3. d4v34x says:

    Has to be Bauder or Doran or there’d be no “gotcha”.

  4. d4v34x says:

    In case a prize is involved, I’m picking Doran.

    • nope, nope, and nope

      Kent is closer than all the other guesses so far.

      Maranatha!
      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  5. d4v34x says:

    Dr. Clearwaters?

    Seriously, a prize for this, right? :)

    • Nope, not Dr. Clearwaters

      I can throw in a free copy of my Thru the Bible DVD to any winner. That way you can get close to 300 sermons by yours truly and one by Fred Moritz.

      Maranatha!
      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  6. Christian Markle says:

    I cheated….never heard of him

    • Well, thanks for not giving it away. He was a significant figure in a segment of erstwhile fundamentalism.

      Maranatha!
      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  7. Christian:

    I cheated after my guess, never heard of him either, but understand why the quote is significant.

    Lou

  8. Brian Ernsberger says:

    I would not have thought of him, (sorry, I googled) but then I do not come from that stream of fundamentalism, though I know of him and his shifting of things within his stream of fundamentalism. Haven’t seen much of his quotes to have put two and two together. Maybe some well structured clues will help.

    • Well, thanks for trying it out. I realize the speaker is probably kind of obscure in the current context. The speaker was Paul Tassell, the National Representative of the GARBC for a significant period of time beginning in 1979. The quote came from his message that year at a GARBC conference in Dayton, Ohio, according to this site. I don’t particularly endorse the views of this particular site, but I think that quotes like this are accurate, at least.

      If you read down below the quote, it appears that one thing that differentiates Tassell from some current leadership is that he candidly admitted he changed his point of view as he led the GARBC out of its strong separatist heritage to a more tolerant stance, something that some would call a new evangelical approach.

      The GARBC appears to have tightened up some of its stance in recent years, although I am not entirely familiar with those circles. There is an association in Canada that was once affiliated in some ways with the GARBC. They are known as the Fellowship Baptists (longer formal name), were originally the group led by T. T. Shields, but have since gone much further towards the new evangelical point of view.

      In any case, in recent days, I think we are wrestling with the same thing that happened with Tassell and the GARBC – we have basically a move towards a Tassell-like change. It is significant that some outspoken leaders of these changes in our circles have strong GARBC roots.

      Maranatha!
      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  9. If you read down below the quote, it appears that one thing that differentiates Tassell from some current leadership is that he candidly admitted he changed his point of view as he led the GARBC out of its strong separatist heritage to a more tolerant stance, something that some would call a new evangelical approach…In any case, in recent days, I think we are wrestling with the same thing that happened with Tassell and the GARBC – we have basically a move towards a Tassell-like change. It is significant that some outspoken leaders of these changes in our circles have strong GARBC roots.

    That is right on target Don. The same thing I thought of when I read down the article with the quote you cited. I suggest you reprint that portion on Tassell’s legacy. That way many will see the “significant” parallel that you speak of. Tassel was completely transparent about his change and new direction.

    Lou