DR. DENNIS SPACKMAN
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica,
in that they received the word with all readiness of mind,
and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Hold fast the form of sound words,which thou hast heard of me,
in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:13
Celebrating the life of Dr Dennis Bernard Spackman. MB. ChB. G.Th 10 April 1930-9 February 2007
Our condolences go out to His dear wife Rowan and the Spackman family.
There is much I could say about my dear friend Dennis. The last time we met was at the golden wedding of Evelyn and I. He opened in prayer at our celebration. The last words he said to me were, “We have been friends for a long time.”
Those who knew Dennis acknowledge he had a brilliant mind. This showed up in the hundreds of lectures he gave us Bible students. The first time we met was in the mid fifties. Evelyn and I were on the Welsh Society committee. Dennis then, a young medical doctor was invited to an evening where he entertained us with his ‘magic’. He took a red handkerchief and made it disappear, then asked Evelyn to come and take it out of his pocket. The joke from then was, ‘Evelyn has been going into my pockets ever since.’ He wrote fifty objects on a large board with a number beside each one. Then went behind the board and asked us to name one of the objects, he gave its number each time, later he asked for a number, likewise he named the object alongside it. This he did several times without one mistake. His humour was contagious. We were not long in conversion before we were laughing.
In 1991 I was contemplating printing a bi-monthly magazine. Contacting Dennis I asked him what he thought of the various titles I had in mind. He would say, ‘that is too long” or advise and guide me. Eventually we agreed on the title. “The Stand.’
In the first two years of its print I asked brother Dennis if I could insert his writings “Probing The Problems And Finding The Answers” in the magazine. I began inserting them in the second edition April/May 1991. Vol. 1 No. 2. Readers began writing in to say they were thrilled with the knowledge and insight he had. So-called errors in the King James 1611 Bible were quickly eradicated
Many have been blessed and continue to be, through his scholarly, yet simple presentation in “Probing The Problems And Fin ding The Answers, God willing, these will be again inserted into The STAND, beginning June/July edition of this year.
Out of the two men, who have had a great influence on my life, since my ordination into the ministry in 1981, Doctor Dennis Spaceman is certainly one. Brother Dennis, will be greatly missed, not just by his family, but by his family in the Lord Jesus Christ. Two verses come to mind as I type this, which can be applicable to that great warrior for the Word of God, who has gone to his reward.
2 Timothy 4: 7
I have fought a good fight, 1 have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Matthew 25 : 23a
His Lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;
Ed. Dr. Dennis Lloyd
Servant of God, well done;
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the vict’ry won,
Enter thy Master’ s joy.
The voice at midnight came;
He started up to hear,
A mortal arrow pierced his frame;
He fell but felt no fear.
The pains of death are past;
Labour and sorrow cease,
And life’s long warfare closed at last;
His soul is found in peace.
Soldier of Christ, well done;
Praise be thy new employ,
And, while eternal ages run,
Rest in thy Saviour’s joy
Taken from The STAND
The Ministry of the Late Dr. Dennis Spackman