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Kentucky defenders race after Carolina's junior backup game for a few minutes before having the breath knocked out
quarterback Clyde Christensen as he begins his 27-yard run of him by a hard-hitting Wildcat,
up the field against Kentucky Saturday. He was only in the
"WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?
Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25
"AND THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY, AND THE LUST
THEREOF: BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD
ABIDETH FOREVER." 1st John 2:17.
Hear the Word of The Lord found In Luke 1 3:23: "Then said
one unto Him (Jesus), Lord, are there few that be saved? And
He said unto them, "STRIVE TO ENTER IN AT THE STRAIT
GATE: FOR MANY, I SAY UNTO YOU, WILL SEEK TO
ENTER IN, AND SHALL NOT BE ABLE. WHEN ONCE THE
MASTER OF THE HOUSE IS RISEN UP, AND HATH SHUT
TO THE DOOR, AND YE BEGIN TO STAND WITHOUT,
AND TO KNOCK AT THE DOOR, SAYING, LORD, LORD,
OPEN UNTO US: AND HE SHALL ANSWER AND SAY
UNTO YOU, I KNOW YE NOT WHENCE YE ARE: THEN YE
SHALL BEGIN TO SAY, WE HAVE EATEN AND DRUNK IN
THY PRESENCE, AND THOU HAST TAUGHT IN OUR
STREETS. BUT HE SHALL SAY, I TELL YOU, I KNOW YE
NOT WHENCE YE ARE: DEPART FROM ME, ALL YE
WORKERS OF INIQUITY. THERE SHALL BE WEEPING
AND GNASHING OF TEETH, WHEN YE SHALL SEE
ABRAHAM AND ISAAC, AND JACOB, AND ALL THE
PROPHETS, IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND YOU
YOURSELVES THRUST OUT. AND THEY SHALL COME
FROM THE EAST, AND FROMTHE WEST, AND FROM THE
SOUTH, AND FROM THE NORTH, AND SHALL SIT DOWN
IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. AND, BEHOLD, THERE ARE
LAST WHICH SHALL BE FIRST, AND THERE ARE FIRST
WHICH SHALL BE LAST." (I hope to come In from the west:
"When the saints go marching In, Lord, I want to be In that
A few years back it was often that such passages of Scrip
ture as fust quoted were the subject of preachers' and
evangelists' sermons. It appears now that most of them
"don't do that any more." What Is more important In this life
than making your "calling and election sure" for eternity?
The Apostle Peter said as long as he was living he thought It
important to stir up his brethren to this end 2nd Peter 1:10,
etc. In recent years have often heard preachers and
evangelists who seemed to be greatly concerned about get
ting church folk to feel and believe they were saved. Maybe
they are not in view of the passage quoted above from Luke,
and In view of the lives and conduct of many. This passage
from Luke does not contradict Romans 6:35: "Who shall
separate us from Christ, etc." Rather, It throws light on the
true Christian who cannot be separated. Nor does this pas
sage contradict Epheslans 2:8,9: "For by Grace are ya saved
through faith; and that not of yourselves: It Is the gift of God;
not of works, lest any man should boast." Rather, It magnifies
the Grace of God In producing a fruitful falthl
Here is the testimony of a man who says he shifted the res
ponsibility for his salvation on the shoulders of the Almighty
Himself. He says he believed God's Word, that at the end of
this life It was either Heaven or Hell for him: at one end of the
road there was Heaven offering eternal good and blessing;
but at the other end there was Hell offering the horrors of the
eternal curse of God as described In The Bible. However, he
never seemed able to definitely make the choice, turn about
and face towards heaven, and spend his life in time seeking
to do the Will of God! As he thought, struggled, and faced the
fact of hell at the end of a life spent In self-seeking, he came
across the following passage In Luke 14:23: "AND THE
LORD SAID UNTO THE SERVANT: GO OUT INTO THE
HIGHWAYS AND HEDGES, AND 'COMPEL' THEM TO
COME IN, THAT MY HOUSE MAY BE FILLED." He said he
found himself plenty willing to ask The Lord to "COMPEL
HIM" to turn away from hell and eternal destruction, even If
He had to use sickness, pain, and suffering Heaven Is
cheap at any costl Later this man testified that The Lord had
to use none of these terrible things to "compel him," but
rather gently led him to "turn about and face towards
Heaven," and find his greatest pleasure in "striving to enter In
at the strait gate."
Turn your face towards Heaven. Don't look back. Use the
means of Grace: Search the Scriptures, they testify of The
Lord Jesus Christ. Pray, and faint not. Honor God on His Day
consider Isaiah 58:13, 14, on how to keep the Sabbath, and
not the ideas and notions that savor not of God, but of men.
Honor God's House, the dedicated place of worship. Man
looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart
- 1st Samuel 16:7. "STRIVE TO ENTER IN AT THE STRAIT
GATE," continue faithful in welldoing, and In due season you
will meet The Lord Himself in the Way, and come to rejoice in
His Salvation and Presence:
"IN THY PRESENCE IS FULNESS OF JOY, AND AT THY
RIGHT HAND THERE ARE PLEASURES FOREVERMOREI"
"THE WORLD PASSETH AWAY, AND THE LUST
THEREOF: BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD
ABIDETH FOREVER." 1st John 2:17.
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LEXINGTON. Ky. It was a miracle
that Clyde Christensen got to play in the
Carolina-Kentucky football game Saturday.
That's not an insult, but what Christensen
himself said about the seven plays he
quarterbacked for Carolina against the
Wildcats. Christensen has very deep
religious beliefs which pervade his
conversations; beliefs which he genuinely
relies upon to help him make it. and to which
he gives credit for getting a chance to play.
Christensen. a junior, is a third-string
quarterback, one of those guys who rarely
sees action especially against a good team
like Kentucky unless the players ahead of
him on the depth chart get hurt.
But Saturday, neither starter Matt Kupec
nor P. J. Gay could get the Carolina offense
rolling, so the call went to the bench for
"1 wasn't loose. I hadn't warmed up or
taken a practice snap from the center or
thrown a couple of passes. I had to tie my
shoes," Christensen said as he relaxed after
the game. "They said "Get in there Clyde.' "
Christensen went into the game at a
critical time. It was the beginning of the
fourth quarter and Carolina trailed 3-0. The
team needed to score.
On his very first play at quarterback for
Carolina, Christensen tucked the ball in and
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"It was supposed to be a control-type
pass." he said. "But all the receivers were
covered, and I cut behind the back, and there
was some good running room.
"Two things entered my mind when I went
into the game. First, I'd been praying to get a
chance to play. I'd worked hard in
preseason. I trusted the Lord would give me
a chance to play."
"The second tning I thought was how
unprepared I was. I hadn't taken a snap from
center or thrown the ball. I was mentally
pretty ready but not physically. I said to the
Lord. 'You're giving me a chance, all l can do
is hustle.' "
The players in the Carolina huddle looked
like they were behind 14-0 rather than 3-0,
Christensen said, and they looked tired.
"I told them I thought we could get
something going, and I think wedid,"hesaid
with a little laugh.
He didn't last long in the game a
Kentucky defender plowed into him just
after he'd thrown a pass and knocked the
wind out of him. But five plays after
Christensen was helped off the field.
"I wish l could take credit for it,"
Christensen said, "but I can't."
Christensen had much success as a junior
college All-America quarterback at Fresno
City Junior College. But last year he packed
his bags, left his home in Covina, Calif., and
came to Carolina as a transfer.
"I thought the time was ripe," he said as he
talked about the quarterback situation at
Carolina. He said Kupec was coming off a
knee injury. Gay was recovering from
surgery and Billy PaschaTs eligibility was up.
There was a void in the Carolina
quarterback spot, and he thought he would
be able to fill it.
"I liked Carolina. It was where the Lord
was leading me." he said.
By the time Christensen sat out last year
because he transferred. Kupec and Gay had
recovered and were ready to play, pushing
Christensen toward backstage.
"Sometimes it's hard not to get
discouraged," he said. "Sometimes I'm
impatient. But I've been pullingforMattand
P. J. all the way. I want to play more than
anything in the world, though. It was a
miracle that I got to play today."
"I wasn't nervous at all. That's the neat
thing about being a Christian. Being a
Christian is a growing thing. I'm still
learning. I learned a lot today, I'll tell you
that. I'm just an ordinary guy withabigGod
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