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(The following is Marvin Fieldhouse's

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

BRAGGING — VIRTUE OR VICE?

I have always enjoyed the

Time and again I have

Every Christian has been saved

The Hollywood evangelist makes a

Let such a convert first

Nowadays we seem to think

Therefore, if this man leaves

DETERMINATION, WITH A STOP, LOOK

At the age of eight

Nearly every class of person

When I beheld a laughing,

This was one terrific lesson

But as a goal tender

So, after trying different sports

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* I am now, as

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While I went from one

Once I even studied the

I also had many thoughts

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* Twenty years after becoming

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PURSUED AND YET FORSAKEN

After I was saved at

1. Deep Water.

The whole family, five children

2. Biting The Dust.

Some months later, two of

Suddenly, however, my horse wheeled

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* This event took place

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3. Biting The Cold.

A similar experience was mine

While Mr. and Mrs. High

But back to that race

All I remember is hearing

4. A Near Death Dive.

Perhaps a year and a

I was first there, and

To this day, in the

5. More Screaming Wheels!

One evening in 1945, I

But as we approached an

I let go of the

And I remember the strange

As these close shaves with

DEAD END AND A RAY

In the fall and winter

As a last resort I

(Previous to this I had

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* I seemed always to

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During this winter of 1946

How well I recall the

Without Crutches.

My right foot and ankle

Such a mixture of pain

Then I blurted out these

Now let me tell you

In one flash of red

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* I was raised in

Repeatedly I got into hot

Oh, they talked of a

You see, I was reared

The saddest thing I witnessed

I happen to know now

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But to return again to

I limped on to school

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*Never in my 50 odd

To date this has been

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THE HOUR OF DECISION

During the days before and

Shortly after this my father

Well, in many ways the

Now, for the first time

Dad now talked very warmly—and

Sometimes he spoke casually to

Dad… The “First” Christian!

During these days my father

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* I am happy to

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Among other portions of the

When he gave what he

On the way home, walking

That “If” Clause!

Several days went by with

Thus I mused, but always

And the more I thought

Big Truth? — Or A

I was definitely going to

Yet I honestly felt that

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* Looking back on these

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Special Youth For Christ meetings

I believe it was on

The next night I waited

Saved Without Signs.

Now the rest of this

Now, thought I to myself,

DAWN OF A NEW DAY

This was Friday night, as

Up until this point I

I had become an avid

In her late teens my

Bogart And Cagney.

As the ball bounced, I

I smile now as I

But I had no explanation

Then it hit me; a

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* I thank God that

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New Thoughts… New Signs.

However, for the next few

My closest companion, a rough-and-tumble

So I testified to the

In the fall of this

After graduating in 1950, I

THE SHOCK TREATMENT… from blessing

No one appreciated an institution

Worst of all—without doubt—were the

Wounded, With Understanding.

While I was on furlough,

In 1950 he was strong

It was painfully plain to

No man can define the

Well Hurt… But Not Maimed!

On every side, now, at

They of the Institute had

To me, however, it was

Let me state this clearly:

A WORD TO THE WISE

I had no easy time

The initial step of my

To God's glory I want

From the very beginning as

There has been a continual,

My prayer for you, the

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