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Thread #20634   Message #3871149
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
12-Aug-17 - 06:49 AM
Thread Name: Who/what is the Great Speckled Bird?
Subject: RE: Who/what is the Great Speckled Bird?
John Ferguson's real name was Welby Toomey (1897 ? 1989) from central Kentucky.

Jeremiah 12:8-10 (verse 12 is on keeping faith when others around you have lost theirs / are attacking yours.)

"Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore I have hated it.

Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.

Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Heritage = the Bride of Christ, the old school fundamentalist American Presbyterian Church.

Many pastors = theological liberalism.

Guy Smith (aka - Uncle George of the Goodwill Family, KWTO-AM, Sprinfield, MO) was a fundamentalist. His side lost the 1920s 'big debate.'