The Saints' Herald, vol. 99, 1952 (PDF)** edited by The First Presidency Contains 1,250 pages. Articles include, Autobiography of J. A. Gunsolley: A Career in Church Education, The Changeless God and the Changing World, Unforgettable Experiences in Book of Mormon Lands by Roy Weldon, Question Time, Stewardship by Apostle D. 0. Chesworth, Justification, Faith, and Works by F. Edward Butterworth, A Democratic Church by Israel A. Smith, Repentance by Elbert A. Smith, Significance of the Priesthood by Apostle D. T. Williams, Thoughts About the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by Callie B. Stebbins and many other articles. **This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
Baptism - The Door To The Kingdom [Hear Ye Him #11 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3) by Evan A. Fry 15 minute sermon by Evan A. Fry on Baptism. "About no other ordinance or doctrine of the Christian church is there so much disagreement, so much argument, or so much scoffing indifference, as there is about the ordinance of baptism...All Christians are agreed on one thing; that man is powerless to save himself, and that salvation is to be had only in and through the atonement of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Man cannot save himself. He is helpless, completely dependent on Christ for his salvation. Therefore he is in no position to dictate the terms on which he will be saved. Christ, the only person who can save him, dictates the terms. To try to change them to suit the individual fancy, or simply to ignore them scornfully and still expect a full salvation, is rebellion. It is an expression of the very attitude which sinful man must repent of and discard if he expects the atonement of Christ to be effective for him."
Bearers Of Christ's Authority [Hear Ye Him #25 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3) by Evan A. Fry 16 minute audio sermon. Discusses who has authority to represent God. "I have not been able to discover a single case in the New Testament where the minister for Christ simply felt his personal call and went to work." And, "Jesus sought the will of his Father, and delegated that authority only as God revealed his will to him after a night of prayer. Notice again that it was not the men who decided on the basis of an inner call that they were to be the twelve. Jesus said, 'Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you' (John 15:16)."
Our Belief In Christ [Hear Ye Him Radio Sermon #3], 1953 (mp3) by Evan A. Fry PDF (original script) Hear Ye Him Radio Series Radio sermon in the Hear Ye Him radio series of the RLDS Church. Given on Sunday, January 18, 1953 at 8:30 a.m. on KMBC and KFRM radio at Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brother Fry states, "We believe in a Christ who came to reveal God to men, to show God's love and all the other attributes of his nature in such a way that man could comprehend; to show that God was a God at hand, and not a God afar off; to show that he was actively, personally, lovingly, interested in and concerned about the destiny of man." 14 minutes sermon.
Our Belief In God [Hear Ye Him Radio Sermon #2], 1953 (mp3) by Evan A. Fry PDF (original script) Hear Ye Him radio series Radio sermon in the Hear Ye Him radio series of the RLDS Church. Given on Sunday, January 11, 1953 at 8:30 a.m. on KMBC and KFRM radio at Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brother Fry states, "We have said that God is love, that he is a God of mercy. He is also a God of justice. He could not maintain his laws unless obedience to those laws always brought certain desirable consequences, and disobedience always brought undesirable consequences or punishments. We can rely on his love and mercy only if we obey his laws." 14 minutes sermon.
Our Belief In The Holy Ghost [Hear Ye Him Radio Sermon #4], 1953 (mp3) by Evan A. Fry PDF (original script) Hear Ye Him radio series Radio sermon in the Hear Ye Him radio series of the RLDS Church. Given on Sunday, January 25, 1953 at 8:30 a.m. on KMBC and KFRM radio at Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brother Fry states, "Perhaps the most important function of the Holy Spirit is to bear witness to the divinity and the resurrected and continuing life of Jesus Christ. Paul says that no man speaking by the Spirit of God can call Jesus accursed. John says that the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy. Jesus said that when the Comforter came it would testify of him." 15 minutes sermon.
The Saints' Herald, vol. 100, 1953 (PDF)** edited by The First Presidency Contains 1,248 pages. Articles include, A Missionary of the Church: Hubert Case (Biography) by Alice Montague Case, The Kingdom of God by Apostle R. E. Davey, Our Heritage of Spiritual Power by Lois Moore, I Will Testify of Him by Dick Howard, Spiritual Gifts by Evangelist E. Y. Hunker, Who Will Bring Forth the Kingdom? by Apostle Reed Holmes, A Most Regrettable Incident by Israel A. Smith, Blue Pencil Notes by Elbert A. Smith, More About David Whitmer by Israel A. Smith, and many other articles. **This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
The Second Birth [Hear He Him #12 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3) by Evan A. Fry 16 minute sermon by Evan A. Fry on Baptism. Brother Fry states, "Ye must be born again! It takes a new man, a new creature in Christ Jesus, to live a new life. If we are ever to have that brave new world about which prophets and seers and statesmen have dreamed, we can have it, not by changing the world but by changing ourselves. Men who are unregenerate, who live by their carnal, sinful nature, simply take all the wealth, the science, the invention, and the education which we have devised in this enlightened age and turn it to hellish and destructive purposes, or use it as a means of exploiting each other… Things in themselves are neither good or bad. They become good or bad only as they are used for good or evil purposes by good or evil men. A race of reborn men, who had repented of their sin, covenanted in baptism to serve Christ, and then received of his life, his Spirit, could take the same materials, the same inventions, the same scientific achievements which are making our world a hell today, and make the world a heaven almost overnight. The responsibility for today's world lies not in the things which surround us, but in ourselves, in the character of men everywhere who need to be born again from above."
1954 Conference Daily Edition (PDF)** 120 pages. Conference Daily Edition of The Saints' Herald for the 1954 General Conference held at The Auditorium, Independence, Missouri, USA from April 4 to April 11, 1954. **This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
1956 Conference Daily Edition (PDF)** Conference Daily for the 1956 RLDS General Conference. 124 pages. **This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
Evan A. Fry Personal Testimony "Why Am I A Latter Day Saint" at the Colorado Reunion [Audio Recording], 1958 (mp3) 51 minute audio recording of the personal testimony of Evan A. Fry given at the Colorado, USA reunion in 1958. Brother Fry shares, "Some of the things I know, that I have seen and heard and felt." He tells about his heritage in the RLDS Church. Evan accepted the RLDS Church and became a member on faith, but also studied other religions. But he only found the fullness of the gospel in the RLDS Church. He states, "Now that's the way I feel about some of these other churches that are all about us, there is much of truth and of intelligence and of light in all of these churches. If there was not some truth and some light and some intelligence nobody would be attracted by them. But my belief and the thing that has been proved to me I believe over and over again in my experience and in my thought and in my study is that it's not all there. They don't have the fullness of the gospel."
Revival Through Evangelism [Audio Sermon], 1958 (mp3) by Arthur Oakman 53 minutes sermon by Apostle Arthur Oakman, given at the 1958 RLDS General Conference. He states, "He is our light, indwelt by the glory of the divine love. For all of us share a common humanity, just as every continent is secretly joined beneath the depths of the sea, joined to every island of the sea, is related to and joined to every other part of the earth; so every man in the depths of his personality is joined to every other man."