CHARGES RECEIVED BY THE CONSERVATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP AGAINST EXISTING CONSERVATIVE BAPTIST MISSION SOCIETIES

1. Interference in the affairs of local churches by the staff and missionaries of the mission societies (Cole and Fricke at Medicine Lake, pastor for Marquette Manor)

2. Refusal of the officials of the societies to support the insertion of a Pre-millennial Confession in the Doctrine of Faith Statement (Brushwyler's "Perennial Amendment")

3. Official favor toward the retaining of a conservative testimony within the American Baptist Convention (viz. Elmer Palmer, Van Gelderen told not to bring his church into CBA of A)

4. Excessive administrative costs caused by employment of wasteful promotional methods, such as a large staff of area men, expensive films, and multiplicity of printed matter

5. False promotion to the public as illustrated in the donation to CBHMS of Mr. Page funds

6. Influencing of missionaries by the official staff against separatist ideology (names of missionaries known, but withheld because of courtesy)

7. Resistance by officials to the strong Baptist position on the local church (often missionaries more loyal to the general director than to their own pastors)

8. Emphasis on institutionalism, such as the establishment and promotion of hospitals and orphanages without an accompanying strong local church evangelism

9. Apparent favoritism toward the Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary of Denver as against the other Educational Institutions in the Movement

10. Opposition to educational institutions, such as San Francisco Seminary, Central Seminary, and Pillsbury C. B. Bible College

11. Existence of society leadership that promotes the philosophy of the New Evangelicalism and ecumenical evangelism

12. Appointment of missionaries who are not convicted Baptists (names withheld through courtesy)

13. Appointment of missionaries who are not members of C. B. churches

14. Seeming extravagance and lack of wisdom as representative in the location and construction of the office building at Wheaton and poor business judgment exhibited in the home for missionaries' children in Wheaton

15. Strong interdenominational tendencies of the societies and their committal to the position of the NAE

16. Autocracy of Vincent Brushwyler and resistance by the Board of the CBFMS to criticism and constructive suggestions made by the constituency

17. Development of the concept of mission societies as THE DENOMINATION: THE ALL SUFFICIENT AGENCY, with the churches, and no other, and the prevailing antagonistic spirit against the CBA of America (advice not to bother to join, just support CBFMS)

18. Criticism of and interference with the Association of Churches (National and State) by the mission societies personnel (Lester Thompson in Colorado)

19. Attempts by the mission societies, through the printed page, to influence the ideology of the Movement, usurping the place of the churches in this area rather than limiting themselves to matters of missionary interests

20. Multiple and sundry practices and policies at variance with the positive enunciation of the Baptist doctrine and policy, such as cooperation on various fields with objectionable missionary programs

21. Objection to announced purpose of CBHMS to establish a loan fund for the building of new churches

22. The general director, Vincent Brushwyler, is persona non grata in many C. B. churches

23. Benevolent neutralism toward the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.