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DR. ROBERT L. SUMNER - "THE BIBLICAL EVANGELIST"

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The Honor was all Mine

THE HONOR WAS ALL MINE

$12.00

The author has described this book as “Giants of the Faith Whose Paths Crossed Mine During My Pilgrimage from Conversion to the Celestial City.” He has herein 140 such mini-biographies, plus his conversion story. His point in the title is that it was no honor for them to meet him, but that the honor was entirely his. Some of the finest names in 20th century evangelicalism are honored here by the author.

Dr. Harold L. Willmington, founder & dean of Liberty University’s Willmington School of the Bible, wrote in the Foreword: “This book is surely one of the most unusual and truly unique life stories every put to print!”

Saved by Grace...For Service

SAVED BY GRACE…FOR SERVICE, Commentary on the Book of Ephesians

$13.00

SAVED BY GRACE…FOR SERVICE, A sermonic commentary on the Epistle of Ephesians, 333 pages, hardbound.
An Australian newspaper described this as “a wealth of thought-provoking material and helpful illustrations.”
The noted Jewish evangelist, Dr. Hyman Appelman called it “a superlative book” and told the author, “You made a great, lasting contribution for which the Lord reward you, as all of us thank you.”
The Baptist Bible Tribune said: “The pastor and Sunday school teacher will find this book filled with excellent illustrations and seed thoughts for sermons and lessons.”

Timeless Truth

TIMELESS TRUTH FOR 20TH CENTURY TIMES

$6.00

TIMELESS TRUTH FOR 20TH CENTURY TIMES (Barlow) 123 pages
Bible messages from the heart and mind of a dynamic evangelist.
Interesting, novel titles such as “Dead Men Tell Tales,” “Sin’s Slaughterhouse,” and “The Greatest, Gravest Questions You Will Ever Answer.” Dr. Bob Ketcham, a founder of the GARBC, called them “captivating” and said, “Every sentence carries weight.
There are no wasted words. …They hold the reader’s interest so intensely that it is difficult to lay the book down until the last word is read. ”The Bookstore Journal evaluated this book: “Sermons, many of which have been contest winners, all written with neither waste of time nor words and possessing a white-hot enthusiasm concerning matters of time and eternity.

Problems of the Afterlife

THE PROBLEMS OF THE AFTERLIFE

$9.00

AFTERLIFE, THE PROBLEMS OF THE (Fisk) 91 pgs Subtitled,
What Destiny Awaits Unbelievers, this scholarly study by a former
missionary to the Philippines and American college professor gives special
attention to the theories of universalism, annihilation, the biblical use and meaning of the word “hell,” texts thought to offer hope of a second chance

Bible Translations

BIBLE TRANSLATIONS

$2.50

BIBLE TRANSLATIONS (Sumner) 30 pgs
A strange theory arose in the past half-century, attributing divine inspiration to a translation, the King James Version. This is a sane, sensible study of this controversy and shows by many examples what the historic evangelical position has always been.

Biblical Essays

BIBLICAL ESSAYS BY A HISTORIC EVANGELICAL FUNDAMENTALIST

$18.00

All of Dr. Robert Sumner's booklets (including some out of print) are now available in one vol. 512 pp., 19 chapters, foreword by Dr. Jerry Vines. ESSAYS AIMED AT CHRISTIANS -- Chapter 1 Bible Translations -- Chapter 2 Fundamentalist Foibles -- Chapter 3 Balaam: The World’s First Ecumenical Evangelist -- Chapter 4 An Examination of TULIP: The ‘Five Points’ of Calvinism -- Chapter 5 The Biggest, Meanest Crook in the World -- Chapter 6 The Christian Who Refused to Go to Church -- Chapter 7 Separation from Sin & Worldliness -- ESSAYS IN DEFENSE OF THE WORD OF GOD -- Chapter 8 The “New” Bible: An Appraisal of the RSV -- Chapter 9 The Interpreter’s Bible: A Review & Exposé -- Chapter 10 Falsities of Seventh-day Adventism -- Chapter 11 Does the Bible Teach Water Baptism Is Necessary for Salvation? -- Chapter 12 Herbert W. Armstrong – A False Prophet -- Chapter 13 Is Armstrong’s Cult Now Orthodox? -- Chapter 14 Kennedy for President? -- Chapter 15 Mormonism: A Soul Damning Religion -- ESSAYS AIMED AT CONVERSION -- Chapter 16 The Wonder of the Word of God -- Chapter 17 Sin’s Surprises! -- Chapter 18 The Blight of Booze -- Chapter 19 Heaven Can Be Yours! --

Biblical Evangelism

BIBLICAL EVANGELISM IN ACTION: Manual on Soul Winning

$11.00

BIBLICAL EVANGELISM IN ACTION; Manual on Soul Winning (Sumner) 344 pgs

Moody Monthly described this manual on soul winning as “convincing and conviction, compassionate and compelling.” Dr. Lee Roberson, pastor of the historic Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga for over 40 years and founder of Tennessee Temple University and Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary, who gave it his “full commendation,” enthused in the Introduction: “In a day of weak convictions, lukewarm compassion, and almost negative consecration, it is refreshing to read a book that says something!” This book will have its place in the pastor’s study, in the layman’s home, in the classroom.

Meanest Crook in the World

THE BIGGEST, MEANEST CROOK IN THE WORLD

$2.50

THE BIGGEST, MEANEST CROOK IN THE WORLD (Sumner)

This 22-page booklet consists of a Bible sermon based on Malachi 3:8-10, dealing with the principle of stewardship. It uses many Scriptures and carefully answers the non-tither’s objections.

A SBC pastor in Texas wrote the author about mailing it to all his church families during a stewardship drive: “The next Sunday our offerings almost doubled, and since that time have increased our over-all receipts by one-third. The book was well received by our members, and I myself consider it to be the best I have ever read on the subject of tithing. I highly recommend it to all pastors and churches in need of increasing the number of tithers among their membership.”

The Blight of Booze

THE BLIGHT OF BOOZE

$2.50

THE BLIGHT OF BOOZE (Sumner)
A 24-page factually study using many gripping illustrations, along with many Scriptures, to show how the curse of God is upon those who make, sell, serve, or drink alcohol. Very convincing.

Does the Bible Teach Water Baptism Necessary

DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT WATER BAPTISM IS NECESSARY...

$2.50

DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT WATER BAPTISM IS NECESSARY...(Sumner)

Do you know the biblical answer to this question? This 28-page booklet is in two parts. The first is a word-for-word text of a radio message preached by the author on a Texas radio station. The second part, because he was challenged to debate the matter by a minister holding to baptismal regeneration, contains a biblical analysis of every Scripture the latter used. Includes a diagram of Acts 2:38 his opponent could not answer.

Very helpful, very Biblical. The Baptist Bulletin said: "Christians would do well to master the contents of this booklet to be prepared in the event that they encounter baptismal regenerationists."

Evangelism and the Holy Spirit

EVANGELISM AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

$8.00

"I was amazed at the many aspects of evangelism he covers ... right out of the Scriptures themselves that I have not seen covered in any other book -- and I have read many, as I taught Evangelism in several Christian colleges and seminaries ... You won't be the same person when you finish this book. Its teaching and truths are transforming." -- Dr. C. Sumner Wemp, former Chairman of Evangelism, Pastoral Theology and Director of Practical Christian Work, Moody Bible Institute; President, Southeastern Bible College; Vice-President, Spiritual Affairs, Liberty University 3 Chapters, 60 Pages; $8, postage paid

Evangelism: The Church on Fire

EVANGELISM: THE CHURCH ON FIRE!

$9.00

EVANGELISM: THE CHURCH ON FIRE! (Sumner) 220 pgs Dr. Adrian Rogers, 3-time president of the Southern Baptist Convention, long pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in the Memphis area, international radio and television speaker, said: “In my estimation, it is one of the most valuable volumes for a minister with an evangelistic heart that I have every read. It has a wealth of good illustrations. It is practical and inspirational at the same time. I highly recommend it… .” Originally presented as “Lectures on Evangelism” at the Grand Rapids Baptist College and Seminary, these 10 chapters with its 220 power-packed pages will convince you, “Elijah’s God still lives today!” An Illinois minister, Rev. Thomas H. Olney, testified: “… outside of the Bible, this is the most challenging book I have ever read. I mean that with all my heart.”

The Falsities of Adventism

THE FALSITIES OF ADVENTISM

$2.50

THE FALSITIES OF ADVENTISM (Sumner) This 28-page booklet shows the Seventh-day Adventist cult to be based on a false foundation; offering a false explanation for that foundation; claiming a false inspiration for its #1 prophetess, Ellen G. White; painting a false picture of prophecy; and offering a false view of law.

Favorite Editorials

FAVORITE EDITORIALS

$12.00

The author has been an editor for more than 60 years, over a half-century as editor of the paper he started in 1964, The Biblical Evangelist. Dr. Sumner has selected 215 of his editorials for this volume, mostly from his paper, but a couple he wrote for Dr. Jerry Falwell’s Fundamentalist Journal and Dr. John R. Rice’s The Sword of the Lord. Altogether there are 302 pages.

In his Foreword for the book, Dr. O. S. Hawkins, president and CEO of GuideStone Financial Resources and former pastor of two mega churches, wrote: “Robert L. Sumner … has done us all … a great and God honoring service in compiling these scores of editorials into this single volume.” There are 304 pages, including 13 pages for the reader to start his own personal honor roll, recording how those individuals have influenced his or her life for Christ, giving details of how they have helped.

Fights I Didn't Start Rd 1

FIGHTS I DIDN'T START ... AND SOME I DID (ROUND 1)

$12.00

15 Chapters, 360 Pages

Dr. John R. Rawlings, one of the founding patriarchs of the Baptist Bible Fellowship, International: "Through more than half a century, [Sumner] has stood for truth, honesty, and integrity, even when it was not the popular thing ... He is admired and trusted by people throughout the nation for his fairness in dealing with religious controversies ... Dr. Sumner and I started out in two different religious movements; nevertheless, I admire him for his leadership and for setting a scriptural standard for all of us who are Baptists. His books and editorials help us to see that there is a correct way, a biblical way to do God's work."

Fights I Didn't Start Rd 2

FIGHTS I DIDN'T START ... AND SOME I DID (ROUND 2)

$12.00

It is with unspeakable joy that I write the Foreword for Dr. Robert L. Sumner’s book. This is Round Two of a very profound literary work and while most people do not get a knockout in Round Two, Dr. Sumner does. He puts the hit right on the chin of Satan and knocks him to the floor. As we all know, Satan is not out but he is wonderfully wounded by the pen of this gifted servant of Christ. I have known Dr. Sumner all my adult life and have been blessed by his prolific writing of over 40 books. Time and again in publications like The Sword of the Lord and The Biblical Evangelist Dr. Sumner has enriched my life with his ability to express what is on his heart. What I admire most about Dr. Sumner is his inability to compromise. In this day of accommodation, cowardice and lack of courage in the ministry, Dr. Sumner stands strong on biblical truth. He believes as I do that moderate heat can never boil water. He is strong without being rude; straightforward without being strident; and prophetic yet still Christlike. - Dr. Bailey Smith (from the Foreword)

Fundamentalist Foibles!

FUNDAMENTALIST FOIBLES!

$2.50

FUNDAMENTALIST FOIBLES! (Sumner) In this 26-page study, the author argues that the rules about separation as held by Fundamentalists were changed in the middle of the game. He offers a look back at the movement’s “roots,” showing that many of the founders would not be accepted today in some Fundamentalist churches, offering such giants as W. E. Biederwolf, W. B. Riley, J. Frank Norris, J. Gresham Machen, G. Campbell Morgan and Bob Jones, Sr., as proof. He concludes by showing that separation was not an issue in the early days, and that the secondary separation held by some today would have been totally rejected.

Gateways to Glory

GATEWAYS TO GLORY

$12.00

Dr. Sumner’s book, based on the 10 gates listed in Nehemiah 3. A volume of 12 chapters, 191 pages, it starts with the gate of salvation and goes through the gate of judgment and into eternity. Would make an excellent text for a new convert or a new membership class, S.S. or Youth meetings.

Introduction by Dr. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the Left Behind series. Others highly commending it include Dr. Paul Dixon, Chancellor of Cedarville University; Dr. O. S. Hawkins, President and CEO of Guidestone Financial Resources; and Dr. F. Kenneth Beshore, President of the World Bible Society. Paperbound, our price is 12.00, postpaid.

Heaven can be Yours

HEAVEN CAN BE YOURS - English Version (1,000)

$125.00

HEAVEN CAN BE YOURS (Sumner) English (1000) This 24-page Gospel tract is subtitled, The Way to Heaven Made Plain From the Word of God! Using approximately 100 Scriptures, it shows SIN, the Bar to Heaven; CHRIST, the Way to Heaven; and FAITH, the Key to Heaven. Many have come to Christ through reading it. Over 2,000,000 copies have been printed in English and it has been translated into well over a dozen other languages. Because it is so help and so widely used as a soul wining tool,

HEAVEN CAN BE YOURS - English Version (100)... $15.00

HEAVEN CAN BE YOURS - English Version (single)... $0.60

Hebrews: Streams of Living Water

HEBREWS: STREAMS OF LIVING WATER

$18.00

Are you interested in obtaining a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Hebrews and can’t decide whether to purchase an expository volume or an evangelistic one? Why not get both in the same book? Here in 37 evangelistic/expository sections, outlined in easy-to-follow sermonic form, is the entire Book of Hebrews. Nothing is left out. Are you tired of going to a commentary for help only to discover the writer “skipped” the tough parts? We absolutely guarantee such won’t happen to you in this book! In short, here is your answer, a Bible commentary with an evangelistic flavor that doesn’t duck any of the major issues, with solid documentation (footnotes on the same page).37 Big Chapters and 546 Informative Pages! Originally, $25. Price reduced to $18, postpaid.

Hell is no Joke!

HELL IS NO JOKE!

$12.00

This title has just been reprinted with another message added. Regarding one of its messages, “Slipping Into Hell,” an Iowa businessman testified: “…should be listed among the masterpieces of evangelical literature.” The late Dr. John R. Rice, founder and editor of The Sword of the Lord, wrote: “We cannot recommend too strongly that every home possible should own this book. These sermons will inspire and start fires burning and give suggestions and illustrations and outlines for preachers…They read easily and leave a lasting impact.” And the Baptist Bible Tribune said: “As in any of Sumner’s works, the material is clearly marked by those attributes which equip him for his multifarious duties. As winner of the first place prize in a national contest of sermons, the author displays an adequate knowledge in the science of homiletics and proves his ability to arrange and present material…The messages are Bibliocentric and worthy of a place in your library.”

Is Armstrong's Cult Now Orthodox?

IS ARMSTRONG’S CULT NOW ORTHODOX?

$2.50

IS ARMSTRONG’S CULT NOW ORTHODOX? (Sumner)
22 pages A few years back the current leaders of the Worldwide Church of God (the Armstrong group) announced what it called doctrinal changes and claimed to now be orthodox. This 22-page booklet examines those claims and the author offers sound reasons was they are false. In addition to this booklet offered at this price, a copy is sent free with every order of the big, hardbound book, Armstrongism, listed above.

Jesus Christ is God

JESUS CHRIST IS GOD

$12.00

JESUS CHRIST IS GOD (Sumner)This is a major study dealing with the Deity of Jesus Christ and the orthodox teaching of the Trinity. Originally written as an exposé of Victor Paul Wierwille’s cult, “The Way International,” this 329-page is scholarly, thoroughly documented and with a Scriptural index making it a handy reference work. While The Way began to drop in popularity shortly after this book was released, it remains an excellent tool for use regarding Jehovah’s Witnesses and all other groups denying the Trinity and/or the full Deity of Jesus Christ. Dr. Bruce M. Metzger, Princeton Theological Seminary, noted textual authority, wrote: “I have read the book with much appreciation and satisfaction. I hope that because of this book the insidious influence of Victor Paul Wierwille has been curtailed. Your unmasking of his chicanery is thorough and effective.”

Jewels From James

JEWELS FROM JAMES

$12.00

15 Chapters, 332 Pages
Dr. Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, former President Southern Baptist Convention: "Sumner views the Epistle not only as the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God but as an Epistle, the cogency of which is perfectly suited for the post modern era ... rich with understanding, replete with insight, and ripe with learning. It is a veritable thesaurus of illustrations on salient truths ... he has clearly done his homework here and has penned a commentary that will be profitable even to the scholar in his tower ... This commentary will encourage your soul, challenge your mind, lighten your heart, and increase your commitment to Christ."

Dr. Woodrow Kroll, President, Back to the Bible International: "Some Bible commentaries are heavy on scholarship. Others ... are light on everything but application. What makes Jewels From James so refreshing is balance ... Sumner brings his wealth of experience and understanding to bear on one of the most neglected epistles in the New Testament ... a book filled with biblical insight balanced with practical guidance in how to put feet to your faith."

Letters to Teresa

LETTERS TO TERESA, Studies in Roman Catholicism

$5.00

LETTERS TO TERESA, Studies in Roman Catholicism (Fisk) 91 pgs Unlike other books on Catholicism, which often merely quote each other, this is a fresh, original study. It consists of letters the author penned to a loved one who was considering converting to Roman Catholicism, urging her to reconsider. Dr. Lehman Strauss, a noted Bible teacher, wrote in the Introduction: “Mr. Fisk has written an interesting and informative work. His careful research in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and his interpretation of the Scriptures supported by clear exegesis meetings a great need in this present hour. …Today we have a new breed known as ‘evangelical catholic.’ But this title is a forgery. There is no such person. Mr. Fisk shows clearly that Rome has not changed, nor will she ever.”

The Menace of Narcotics

THE MENACE OF NARCOTICS (100)

$195.00

THE MENACE OF NARCOTICS (Sumner) This book contains 6 chapters and 72 pages (100) jam-packed with information about the evils of the illegal drug use currently plaguing our society. Those ordering in quantities may have it 10 copies for $26, or 100 copies for $195. These prices include shipping and handling. Grace and Life said of it: “An excellent book … discusses the drug problem frankly and intelligently …” Christian Victory said of it: “… a very practical book … certainly needed today … well-written, well-illustrated, and true to the Bible …. Should have a very wide circulation.”

THE MENACE OF NARCOTICS (10)... $26.00
THE MENACE OF NARCOTICS (single)... $5.00

A Message for Modern Man

A MESSAGE FOR MODERN MAN

$2.50

A MESSAGE FOR MODERN MAN (Burnett)
Written by a concerned layman, this 48-page book highlights some of the problems he sees in today’s religious circles.

Mormonism: A Soul-Damning Cult

MORMONISM: A DESTRUCTIVE, SOUL-DAMNING CULT (dozen)

$10.00

MORMONISM: A DESTRUCTIVE, SOUL-DAMNING CULT (Sumner) 47 pgs (dozen) Mormonism is the fastest growing of the four major cults in America and is a counterfeit religion based on a gigantic fraud. This is not a major work on the sect, but probably it has more documented facts per square inch than is available anywhere else. Dr. Homer Duncan, cult authority, observed: “… by far the best small booklet on this subject.”

MORMONISM: A DESTRUCTIVE, SOUL-DAMNING CULT (single)... $2.50

Powerhouse!: 95 Precious Promises

POWERHOUSE! 95 “PRECIOUS PROMISES”

$8.00

POWERHOUSE! 95 “PRECIOUS PROMISES” (Sumner) 204 pgs
A sweet devotional book based on 95 of the Bible’s “precious promises,” telling in a nutshell what each promise means, giving an exciting illustration from real life of how it works, then closing with an appropriate poem to drive the truth home to the heart. Dr. Hyman Appelman called it “tremendous.”

The Public Invitation

THE PUBLIC INVITATION

$2.50

THE PUBLIC INVITATION (Fisk) 26 pgs. Is It Scriptural? Is It Wise? Is It Necessary? Written by a former missionary to the Philippines and long a college professor, this is a scholarly answer to hyper-Calvinism’s objection to the custom of evangelicals in giving public invitations for the lost to trust Christ. The latest printing of this valuable study has a Foreword by Dr. Daniel E. Gelatt, long a successful pastor and representative of a major missionary organization.

The Wonder of the Word of God

THE WONDER OF THE WORD OF GOD (dozen)

$10.00

THE WONDER OF THE WORD OF GOD (Sumner) 35 pgs (dozen) The late Dr. Donald Tyler, who pastored the Bethesda Baptist Church in an Indianapolis suburb, distributed thousands of copies to visitors over the years. He noted, “This booklet, without question, clearly declares the Bible to be what it is – God’s inspired Word.” The Regular Baptist Messenger (CA) called it “…a virtual GOLD-MINE of material concerning the Book of Books. Dr. Sumner has researched widely, stated wisely and written wonderfully…It is good for saved and unsaved.”

THE WONDER OF THE WORD OF GOD (single) $2.50

After Revival

AFTER THE REVIVAL - WHAT?

$7.00

AFTER THE REVIVAL - WHAT? (Sumner) 114 pgs
These are sermons for Christians on such themes as
"Simple Requirements for Spiritual Success," "Scars for the Savior," and "Are Our Standards Too High Today?"

Armstrongism Examined

ARMSTRONGISM:THE "WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD" EXAMINED

$15.00

A huge 424-page, hardbound book on this major cult. The late Dr. John R. Rice, founder and editor of The Sword of the Lord, said: "We recommend this scholarly and import big book. It is true to the Scriptures, and it will be a tremendous revelation to honest readers." Dr. G. Archer Weniger called it "...the largest, the most informative and the most comprehensive book on the American-based cult."