Bryan Vinson, Jr.
Four years have past since the first issue of TRUTH Magazine rolled off of the press. These years have been trying years. They provided the setting for a difficult struggle -- a struggle for the continuation of TRUTH. It has often looked as though the battle could not be won. Those of us closely associated with the actual production of the magazine have sacrificed both time and money to continue this effort. Throughout the entire period the most encouraging signs have been the letters we have received from readers telling us of the good being accomplished. As I recall those encouraging communications I take courage and look ahead to another year of publication-a year in which our medium may serve a useful purpose in spreading the "truth of God."
We are proud to add to the list of staff writers the names of Cecil Willis and Bill Fling. The writings of these men are not new to the pages of this journal. They have been a source of encouragement to our efforts in the past, and I welcome them to the staff of TRUTH Magazine.
You will probably note that some names have been omitted from the list of staff writers. This has been done by request. Bro. James R. Cope has asked us to remove his name only because of a busy schedule which does not allow him to write a sufficient number of articles. Bro. Ollie Duffield has also requested that his name be dropped from the list.
Several hundred of our readers have been receiving TRUTH Magazine the past year without charge. This has been the result of help extended to TRUTH from many friends throughout the country. These brethren will doubtless continue to help-but others will be given the opportunity to read TRUTH without charge. Those who have received it in such a way in the past will now be called upon to renew for themselves. You will be receiving an "automatic renewal notice," and we urge you to remit your money at once. The best way to say "thanks" to those who made it possible for you to read TRUTH is to renew your subscriptions. (And while you are doing so, why not send TRUTH Magazine to a friend?)
By the time you receive this issue of TRUTH Magazine, bound Volume IV of the magazine will probably be ready to mail. The price is the same-$4.00. Please send payment with orders. This book, completely indexed, is beautifully bound to match volumes 11 and 111. Place your orders today! (A few copies of bound Volume III remain. Better order soon!)
The tract by Foy W. Vinson, "Some Facts Concerning Current Issues," is being reprinted. This tract was originally distributed free, but will now sell at a reasonable price. Five dollars ($5.00) will buy 100. If you need a tract to help promote proper attitudes -- order this one. If you placed an order when the supply was exhausted, please order again. Order all tracts from the Beacon Bible House.
"There is no place like home!" Truer words were never spoken. And home, like so many other blessings, is never appreciated quite so much as when you have had to be away. Your editor covered more than 14,000 miles this summer -- preaching in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, and California. My travels have afforded me many pleasant experiences. But I'm glad I'm home. And I am looking forward to communicating with you each month through the pages of Truth magazine's fifth volume. This work, together with entering my sixth year with the church here, and my school teaching will keep me busy -- and that is when I'm happiest. I'm happy to be busy -- at home!
Truth Magazine V:1; pp. 2-3