Religion: Sword of the Lord

Forty years ago three drummers knelt in prayer in a bedroom in the Central House in Boscobel, Wis. They were vowed to form an organization for the Lord's work. They could not think of a name for it, though, until Insurance Man Will D. Knights opened his Bible, read from Judges how the Lord had put a sword in the hand of his mighty warrior, Gideon. Paint Salesman Sam Hill and Shoe Salesman John H. Nicholson agreed that "The Gideons" would be their name.

Last week in the Central House gathered some 200 of the...

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