Monday, March 17, 2008

Today marks 74 years since John A. Davis went home

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the home going of Dr. John Adelbert Davis founder of PBTS. It is hard to believe that it another year has passed since the 73rd anniversary last March 17. Since then I finished the write-up of the 10 part series from the 1934 Theologue. Parts 8, 9, and 10 deal with the passing in deal if you would like to read about his passing and funeral. One of the quotes from the 8th part stands out which reads,
During the very last days of his illness, three members of the faculty went to the little cottage to see him. He was very weak and had little interest in the things about him. As the names of the instructors were mentioned, he gave sign that he recognized them. Lifting his hand in that characteristic gesture, he pointed ahead three times. The teachers caught the mute message and cherished it in their hearts, resolving truly to “carry on” and move forward for God.

God used Dr. Davis in a mighty way in starting a Bible School that stills continues to this day in training young men and women and older men and women for the ministry of the Word of God. The teachers that Dr. Davis told to "carry on" continued to carry on and the school continued on of the mission of the Apostle Paul who wrote in 2 Timothy 2.2, "And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." Faithful men and women have continued to teach others also and it will continue as long as the Lord tarries.

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