John R. Rice Family on YouTube

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  1. John of Japan

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    My brother, ex-Maoist and currently a rich philanthropist and movie producer, but the erstwhile black sheep of the family :smilewinkgrin: , has put a couple of films on YouTube of some of the Rice family music. Here is my mother and five aunts, the six daughters of John R. Rice, singing his most blessed song, "So Little Time". My mom is third from the left.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzUBhAcZ9MY

    This looks like it was at a National Conference on Soul-Winning and Revival in the mid 1970's, maybe at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

    You can also see a clip of my brother, two sisters and me when we were little singing "This Little Light of Mine" in the 1955 John R. Rice evangelistic film, "Bringing In the Sheaves." I'm the littlest guy, and had a couple of other scenes. Yep, John of Japan was a child star. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Thanks John, and thanks for shining the light in the Land of the Rising Sun all these yers later.
     
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    If Video clips didn't make my computer freeze up, I would love to see this.


    And yes, I second the above poster. Thank you for the work you are doing in Japan. I will be praying for you.
     
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    God bless you yourself for your work as a missionary in Ireland. One drawback about being a missionary is that unless furloughs coincide, we rarely get to see each other! We'll just have to fellowship that much more in Heaven.
     
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    Thanks for the prayers!
     
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    That's wonderful, John of Japan! Thanks for sharing with us, and God bless you in your work in Japan. :wavey:
     
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    That song must have stuck... you are letting your little light shine!
     
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    Thanks, Sister Gwen! :wavey:
     
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    Well, the wattage is a little low, but....:laugh:
     
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    That's wonderful to see!
    Thank you for posting the link.
     
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    That brought back some pleasant memories of old Sword Conferences.

    btw, John, I was looking thru an old book and came across a booklet "Christian Cooperation and Separation" by Dr. Rice. It was taken from a 1959 Chapel service at BJU. He would not be considered a Fundamentalist by some in the Sword now. He also talked about not separating from believers who love Jesus, live like Christians and preach God's Word. He mentioned specifically those who speak in tongues, post-millenialists, arminians and sprinkling and even the SBC.
     
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    You are entirely welcome. :wavey:
     
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    I'm pretty sure I have that one somewhere. I'll have to go back and re-read it. Dr. Rice used to have cooperative evangelistic meetings that included everyone in town who took a stand and wanted to see souls saved, including other denominations. I remember he would tell the tongues speakers, "I won't push baptism and you don't talk about tongues. Let's just get people saved."

    Edited in: I do have to say, though, that pamphlet was written before the Charismatic movement and all its excesses. Dr. Rice was talking about the old line Pentecostal churches, many of which were solidly fundamental and evangelistic. He later wrote a book opposing the Charismatic movement, and of course before that he had a book out on tongues. :type:
     
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    I agree completely that the charismatics are much different than the old line pentecostals who used to be very separated.

    I wish we still had some guys who would do revivals like your grandfather did. But I bet even the stand he took about not talking about baptism would be a real issue with alot of men. But these are different times with different issues. I just always appreciated his balance.

    When I was just a young preacher, I went to a SOTL conference (I think it was in Atlanta). I was trying to just shake his hand. The music leader that night said that the opera guy was available to sing( I forget his name but he could sing). But that the schedule was full. Dr. Rice turned to me and said, "Wouldn't you like to hear him?" Of course, I said yes. He sang that night.

    I used to take teenagers to the Bill Rice Ranch. The friday afternoon while everyone was at the "rodeo", I would spend an hour at his grave. Of course, I didn't talk to him or anything spooky, but his life was an example.
     
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    What is the location of the video?
     
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    Enjoyed that movie. Also saw the b&w one with the kids singing "This Little Light of Mine" recorded in 1955.
     
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    :applause: :applause: :applause:

    Thanks for sharing JoJ, it really brought back memories of my siblings and myself growing up in the ways of righteousness. You touched my heart in more ways than you'll ever know.

    God Bless you Brother...
     
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    You're bringing back a lot of memories. He would do just like you said. He has asked me for advice and give me the feeling inside, "Huh? I'm absolutely not qualified for this." But he had a way of making you know he really cared about what you thought about God's work.

    The "opera guy" would probably have been Ray Hart. What a voice!
    Did you ever get to check out the museum at the BRR, which used to be Dr. Rice's house? I spent many happy hours there. For a year or so I lived in his workshed which was just outside the house, and had devotions, ate meals, played "42" dominoes with Granddad and Grandma.
     
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    Glad you enjoyed it! :wavey:
     

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