Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #29
Our Ordained Chaplains Scripture Verse for today is Proverbs 21:13 which reads, “Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.”
Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from C.T. Studd. He said, “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”
In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “The Call to the MInistry: Borders of the Promised Land” (Part 1):
It was after I had made the decision to become a forester that I met Alice Batchelder. She was an Easterner, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and a graduate of Smith College, who came to Indiana University in 1902 as Secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association, I saw her for the first time at a convocation, where she was introduced to the student body and made a brief address. She was at that time twenty-two years of age. She was somewhat above average height, with wavy hair of a genuine golden color. What she said I do not remember, but she spoke in a clear, well-modulated voice, and I was impressed with her sincerity and earnestness. I fell in love with her then and there. It was a one-sided affair, a love that swept me off my feet. I received little encouragement, but I saw her from time to time as often as she would let me. In the spring I took her out driving several times, once to my favorite arbutus-carpeted hillside, another time to Cedar Bluff in search of shooting star and columbine. It was at Cedar Bluff that I told her of my love for her, asking at least for her friendship. She was very gentle in her answer, but it was not the one I longed for. She felt it best that our relationship should cease entirely.
At the close of the year we both left Bloomington, she to become State Secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association in Missouri, I to join a forestry party on the eastern shore of Maryland. There I spent the summer thinking of her as I counted rings on bald cypress and loblolly pine or helped to run strip surveys through Worcester County’s timberland. I found myself unable to give her up, and I had the deep feeling that my very existence was involved. I was having a hard fight to keep wayward erotic ideation under control. I promised myself that if I could keep the record clear for three months, then at the end of that time I would write to her. This I did, and I wrote telling her of my continued thought of her. But I received no answer. This was a severe blow and I did not know what to do. I recognized that she meant what she had said. Was it fair either to her or to myself to keep on hoping?
In our next podcast, we will continue with part 2 of “The Call to the MInistry: Borders of the Promised Land”
Now, if you have come across this podcast, and do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Until next time, my friend, please keep in mind these reasons to believe. God bless!
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.