MODERN  HISTORY  OF  THE  CHURCH  OF  GOD,  7TH  DAY  OBSERVERS  #11


Tracts and Books


AS early as 1871, "The Bible Student's Assistant" was available to Advocate subscribers, as a compilation of Bible references on subjects as the Kingdom of God, the Millennium, the Resurrection, Sabbath, Ceremonial Sabbaths, Faith, Repentance, Baptism, State of the Dead, Destruction of the Wicked, Restoration of the Jews, name of the church, Daniel's image, etc. It was the predecessor of the Bible Home Instructor.


The tract, "The Bible Sabbath Defended," first printed around 1880, was still available in 1963. In the 1890's, tracts under the "Bible Truth Series" were printed, among them, "The Two Kingdoms, " which was about the "Kingdom of Grace" and the "Kingdom to Come." During this period, some 30-35 tracts were printed by the Church of God.


The tract, "Visions of Ellen G. White Not of God" by B. F. Snook and William H. Brinkerhoff, was advertised (price: 10$ in the Advent Christian paper, World's Crisis, from October 10, 1866 until the end of 1868. Other anti-White tracts, such as the one of Carver, have previously been noted.


"The Two-Horned Beast of Revelation 13," by A. C. Long, refuted the Seventh Day Adventist view that this beast represented the United States, instead identifying it with a religious and ecclesiastical government, probably the Catholic Church.


Tracts, Circa 1907


Tracts, with their authors, pages and price, as advertised in 1907 issues and the Bible Advocate are as follows:


Baptism -- J.T. Williamson 


20th Century Truisms  -- W.C. Long


Is it a Literal Fact?   (about  Lazarus and the Rich Man)  -- A. F. Dugger


Tithing System  --  B. F. Purdham


The Two Kingdoms  --  B. F. Purdham


An Old Habit  --  C.S. De Ford


 Meat in due season  --  J.W. Mrash


Introduction to Open Letter  No. 2  --   S.D. Heady 


Reasons for Embracing and Observing Jehovah's Sabbath  --  Almon Hall 


The Two Laws  --  A. C. Long


A Talk to the Children -- A.F. Dugger


The Thief on the Cross --  A. F. Dugger


Modern Prophets and Prophecies -- Harlan P. Peck


The Restitution -- A. F. Dugger


The Future Home of the Saints --  W.C. Long


The False and the True on the Law -- Eld. W. L. Crowe


The Holy City of God  --  sermon by W.C. Long


The King of the North, who, or what is it?  --  E.S. Sheffield


The Week -- A. J. Eychaner


Bible Lessons, No. 1 --  J.R. Goodenough


The Desolation of the Earth  --  A.F. Dugger

Examined and refuted  


The Two-Homed Beast of  Revelation 13, Showing its Application to the Papacy  --   A. C. Long


Second Coming of Chris--  Jacob Brinkerhoff


God's Sabbath Day from Eden Until Now  --  W.H. Ebert


The Two Covenants  --  W.C. Long


Mrs. White's Visions  -  Jacob Brinkerhoff


The Restoration of the Jews to their own Land  -  W.C. Long


Jews to their own Land  --  W. C. Lang


Thoughts on the Lord's Supper or The Christian Passover" --  W. C. Long  


Thoughts on the First Day of the Week -- A.F.Dugger

The  True Sabbath  --  W.C. Long


Crucifixion and Resurrection --  C.S. De Ford  


The Ten Commandments  --  W.C. Long


Change of the Sabbath  — Who Authorized It?  --  A.C. Long


Christian Materialism --  Jacob Brinkerhoff


Sunday verses Sabbath  --  Albert D. Rust


The Bible Student's Assistant


Points of Difference between  The Church of God and Seventh Day Adventists.

--  A. F. Dagger


Begotten Again, or Born Again     Which?  --  David Nield


Songs of Truth


The Gospel of the Sanctuary  --  E. P. Dexter


The Good Friday Problem --  David Nield


Conditional Immortality  --  E. E. Rogers


The Importance of Keeping the Sabbath  --   L. Niel


Additional Tracts, 1913-1916


Future Punishment --  S. P. Whitney


Thoughts on Mart. 24  --  S.S. Davison


Repentance  --  H.T. Whitehall


The Two Kingdoms  --  B. F. Purdham


The Word Made Flesh  --  Minnie Presler


A Sermon Submitted to Opposers of God's Law  --  E.G. Blackmon


Why I Observe the Sabbath, the 7th day of the week  --  Jacob Brinkerhoff


Meat for Thinking Minds  --  H.T. Whitehall 


Is the Soul Immortal?   And,  What is the soul?  --   S.P. Whitney


The Coming King; Watchman, Where are we? Second Coming of Christ  --  S.S. Davison


The Bible or Roman Catholic Catechism, Which? --  E.G. Blackmon 


Bible Teaching of Future, Life in Kingdom of God, and a History of the Temple in Jerusalem  --  Alpheus Davison


The Bible Student's Assistant, Doctrines of the Church of God


Rome in Prophecy  --  I.N. Kramer


The Bible Sabbath Defended   (3rd edition)  A. F. Dugger


Truths, Past, Present, Future  --  E.S. Sheffield


Law and Order, Disorder and  Gospel  --  J. F. Flory


Comparison of Early Wrtings of Ellen G. White with Later Publications  --  A. G. Long


Power for Witnessing  --  Albion F. Ballenger


The Reformation  --  Alonzo T. Jones


The Turkish Tangle  --  Alonzo T. Jones


An Appeal to Skeptics   (Is the Bible true?)  --  A. D. Rust


Are We Duty Bound to Keep  the Sabbath in this Age?  --  L. O. Van Nostrand


The Twelve Tribes Scattered Abroad  --  Loretta Reynolds 


Parable of Ten Virgins  --  G.S. De Ford


The Plan of Redemption  --  J.R. Goodenough


Liberty of Thought in School,  or What is History  --  Lloyd Shanklin

 

Babylon, The Great Systematical City of Confusion  --  W.S.Ward


The Worship of the Beast  and his Image  --  Elder Willis Logan


The Passover and the Lord's  Supper  --  H.T. Whitehall


Destiny of the Wicked  --  J.R. Goodenough


The Bible a Much Misunderstood Book  — Why?  --  Alpheus Davison


The Spirits in Prison  --  J. Nuesch


New Tracts, 1920


The Battle of Armageddon  --  A. N. Dugger


The New Testament  --  J. R. Goodenough


Justification by Faith  --  J. R. Goodenough


The Divine Paternity of Jesus  --  E. G. Blackmon


The Intermediate State and  Judgment Age  --   I.N. Kramer 


The Resurrection of Christ  -  Which Day Did it Occur?  --   A.N. Dugger


The Name Church of God  --  A. N. Dugger 


Present Truth  --  J. Neusch


A Glimpse of The Closing Work of God in the World and Its Relation to the Sabbath and Seventh-Day Adventists  --  G.E. Fifield


1924 Tracts


Counterfeit and Genuine Sabbath,  my experience with Both  --  G. W. Sarber


Conditional Immortality  --  E.E. Rogers


Future Punishment  --  S.P. Whitenew


How to Tithe and Why  --  a lay man


In Memory of Our Beloved Dead  --  H.C. Killgore


Plan of Salvation  --  Mary E. Eastman    


Proclamation of Liberty         


The Four World Empires  --  A.N. Dugger


The Death Penalty  --  A. N. Dugger


The Sign of Jonah  --  John Kolvoord


The Sanctuary  --  M. Yvonne Hastings


The Seal of God and the Mark of the Beast  --  A. N. Dugger


Priest Enright's $1,000 offer; an offer by a Catholic priest for Bible evidence of Sunday sacredness


Destiny of the Wicked


The Name Church of God


Does the Bible Teach Church Organization?


Vision of the late Mrs. Ellen G. White


The Two Laws


The Future Home of the Saints


Ten Commandments


Sunday and Sabbath


The "Gems of Truth" Series


To accompany the sale of Bible Home Instructors, a series of tracts were printed in the 1920's to outline more fully Church of God doctrines.


The purpose of the tracts was to build up churches and add members.


Colporteurs would call on homes, leaving tract #1, come back a week

later, and if the response was favorable, leave tract #2, and so on.


They sold (probably to the colporteurs, who gave them, free) for 2 cent 3 each, or $1.00 per 100 and $5.00 for 1,000. 


Tracts listed in the series in 1925 Included the following:


The Return of the Jews

The Signs of Our Times

The Battle of Armageddon

The Bible Name for the Bible Church

The Two Laws

Has Time Been Lost?

Bible Baptism

The Resurrection of Christ, Which Day?

The New Testament Sabbath, $10,000 offered for opposing

scriptures.

The Third Angel's Message

The Mark of the Beast

The Number of the Beast is 666

Where Are the Dead?

The Spirit, Eccl. 13:7, Explained

Bible Facts About Hell

Justified by Faith

In His Image


Laying On of Hands


A 1925 Advocate by Mrs. Rosa Frazier stated that laying on of hands after baptism is "plainly taught in Scriptures," and is part of the gospel, as believers who are baptized should have this done for the receipt of the Holy Spirit.

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