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Dr. Ernest Lundy
424 Hillandale Dr.
Liberty, SC 29657
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Pastor Steven E. Mays
Assistant Editor
1607 Greenwood Road
Laurens, SC 29360
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Rev. Raleigh Lindsey
Bible Trumpet Tours
1626 New Cut Road
Sparatanburg, SC 29303
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47th Anniversary
The Baptist Bible Trumpet

Monday, February 1st
Faith Baptist Church, Laurens, SC


The February SC. Baptist Fellowship - Trumpet Banquet will be held at the Home of the Baptist Bible Trumpet, Faith Baptist Church in Laurens, SC.. Pastor Mays invites everyone out for a great day of Preaching and Praising. The afternoon service will begin at 2:00pm. If you are late for the afternoon service you are going to be really disappointed. The Preachers for this meeting will make any distance you are driving worth while. Evangelist Jimmie Clark from Lexington, NC., is preaching in the afternoon. Bro Clark is in a Revival that night and will be one of the first preachers to preach giving him time to get to the meeting. Evangelist Phil Kidd will also be preaching in the afternoon serviceas he is in an evening service elsewhere. Dr. Dennis Carter, Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in Spartanburg and Evangelist Ernest Lundy of Liberty will also be preaching in the afternoon. Bro Carter will lead our prayer room in the afternoon, so come early and pray with us before the meeting starts.

The Rochesters will be singing in both the afternoon and evening service. At the conclusion of the afternoon service Faith Baptist Church will be hosting a meal. The evening service will air live on WTBI, 91.7fm. Dr. Waters and the late Bro. Verdie Edwards will be remembered for their years of ministry during the evening services. We will also be dedicating “The Trumpet Room” in honor of Dr. Waters. Dr Mike Allison, Pastor of the Madison Baptist Church in Madison, Al., and Dr. Lee Roberson will both be preaching in our evening service. Come early and pray and fellowship. Many of these men will have tables set up with preaching tapes, books, and outlines available. In addition to these materials, “The Suit Man” of Greenwood, SC., will have a room full of suits set up. These items will not be available during the services. Come early and stay late! Bring your folks.

If you would like to host the Fellowship, please give Pastor Steve Mays, Acting Secretary to the South Carolina Baptist Fellowship, a call at (864) 984-4277. The only months booked for the Fellowship in 1999 is March at Bible Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC and October at Alpine Baptist Church, Columbia, SC.


You can help honor Dr. John R. Waters and the Baptist Bible Trumpet. Pastor Steve Mays of the Faith Baptist Church and the Home of the Baptist Bible Trumpet starting its 47th year with this issue, is preparing a Memorabilia Room at the Faith Baptist Church.

It will contain photos of Dr. Waters and the Bible Trumpets and the old press that was used in the past. It will also contain some of Dr. Waters Bibles that he used and this will be a Special Place for all to see the History of the South Carolina Independent Baptist Fellowship.

For a donation of $100.00 or more, your pastor and your church’s name will be placed on a Special Plaque in the Memorabilia Room. Make checks payable to:

    Faith Baptist Church
    1607 Greenwood Rd.
    Laurens, SC 29360

All monies will be used to prepare this room. Mail checks today. We would like to have the Memorabilia Room completed by the February Fellowship Meeting to be held on February 1, 1999.

Thanks in advance for what you do!!

Editorial Up-Date
From Evangelist Ernest Lundy

Christmas is past, the New Year has begun, and we are still here. Tragedy has struck our nation, scandal in the White House, plus the lack of concern by the nation shows a moral decline of tremendous magnitude in our country. No one wants to make a judgement for fear of investigation into their own lives. Where will it all end? The questions mount as time goes by. Where will we go from here? A downward spiral into destruction is inevitable for our country unless God’s people wake up and take a strong stand. Some could answer with a simple, “Jesus will come and we’re out of here,’ and I must admit that it seems to be the definitive answer. However, what if it is not His time yet? Should we just sit idly without taking a stand? Will our legacy to the next generation be that we drifted on the assumption that there was nothing to do but wait and not accomplish anything while waiting? We saw a few saved last year in our evangelistic endeavors, but I believe the reason few were saved is that we no longer go after the lost. If indeed time is short and the coming of Christ is imminent as we preach, should we not be more busy in our outreach?

Our thought for this new year is found in a poem many years old:

“Only one life, t’will soon be past.
Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

As Dr. Jack Hudson used to say, “Make much of Jesus, and He’ll make much of you.”

See you at the Trumpet Banquet in Laurens. Pray for Dr John Waters. He looks forward to seeing you there.


This is the Annual Trumpet Renewal Month This issue starts our 47th year of publishing this great paper for the Glory of God. At this time we would like to say “THANK YOU” to all the subscribers and churches that free us up not to be filled with anxious care each month. It is a joy and privilege to be able to publish the Trumpet and know that our readers support us. Amen!!! The rates are new subscriptions $7.00 renewals $5.00 per year. May the Lord bless each of you for what you do to keep the Trumpet going to press each month.

Dr. Ernest Lundy | Pastor Steve Mays | Rev. Raleigh Lindsay

“Oil Press”

Gethsemane, the garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in E. Jerusalem, is the place of Christ’s Agony and subsequent capture. Matthew 26:36; Mark 14:32; John 18:1. The garden may have belonged to a disciple, because the place was well known to Judas Iscariot the traitor, “for Jesus oftimes resorted thither with his disciples” John 18:2. The place revered in Jerusalem today as the Garden of Gethsemane accords with the references in the Gospels and also with tradition. The disciples are said to have been asleep in a cave some 62 ft. long, 33 ft. wide and up to 11 ft. high, when Jesus, in despair of dying, was asking His Father to remove the cup from Him. Luke 22:41. During the night of Thursday to Friday preceding the Passover feast, no pilgrim was allowed to leave either Jerusalem or the districts which belonged to the city of Jerusalem, and for this reason Jesus wanted to spend the night with his disciples in the cave of Gethsemane, instead of going to Bethany as He otherwise did. Gethsemane is on the way to Bethany. Tradition has it that it was in this cave Judas betrayed Jesus and Jesus was arrested. This cave is called “Betrayal Grotto”. The floor of this cave was decorated with mosaics in the early Byzantine period, and tombs were later built here. The cave has been in the possession of the Franciscans since 1392.

Some of the ancient olive trees in the present garden of Gethsemane are said to date from the 1c AD and remind the visitor of the garden’s Aramaic name of “oil press”. A church with splendid mosaics stood here in the 4c. Aetheria, also known as Egeria or Silvia, who was probably a nun from S. France or NW Spain, visited and described the holy sites in c 400. In her description of the journey she refers to the church as “ecclessia elegans”. This church was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 614, and in the 12c the Crusaders built a “Church of the Redeemer” in its stead, but this fell into complete disrepair by the 14c. Today’s “Church of the Nations (1919-24) was built with donations from twelve nations. Construction work was supervised by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi. The three rocky elevations in the apses are the church’s piece de resistance. This is said to be the place where Jesus prayed three times before being taken prisoner. Matthew 26:39


The Spring tour will leave on the 22nd of March, 1999 from Charlotte, NC. Then from Charlotte, NC to Amsterdam, Holland, where we will have a day of touring with lunch in Amsterdam, after which we return to the airport for our last leg of the flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Our first and last nights will be spent on the Mediterranean Sea, 2 nights in Tiberias, 4 nights in Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Kidron Valley and the Eastern Gate of the Walled City. The price is only $1995.00 plus tax and tips.

The Fall Tour will leave on the 2nd of November 1999 from Charlotte, NC.; From Charlotte, NC, to Amsterdam, Holland, where we will have a day of touring with lunch in Amsterdam; Return to the airport for our flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Our first and last nights will be spent on the Mediterranean Sea, 2 nights in Tiberias, I night in Petra, Jordan, 3 nights in Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives. Cost of this tour is $2095.00 plus tax and tips.

Our bonds of fellowship and friendship will be deepened on either or both of these trips, we are sure, and we look forward to sharing this exciting opportunity with you.

Call or write to Bro. Raleigh Lindsay at address below for more information and color brochure. We also have a fifteen-minute slide presentation of the trip available. Hoping to see you there!!!!!


March 22-31, 1999 Round trip from Charlotte, NC, Amsterdam, Holland and then to Israel - $1995.00.
November 2-11, 1999 Round trip from Charlotte, NC, Amsterdam, Holland and then to Israel and Petra, Jordan - $2095.00.
Both tours include, air fare, double rooms, three meals daily, guides and A/C buses. For more information please call or write to the address below.
Bible Trumpet Tours
1626 New Cut Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 597-0967
E-mail: BibleTrumpetTours@juno.com

A trip to the Holy Land will make the BIBLE COME ALIVE!!

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