|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1867|
Liberty (Casey County)
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1966|
March 25, 1966:
Thomas died March 18, 1966 in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington, Services held at Merchant Funeral Home, March 22, 1966, 10:30 A.M. Reverend Dewey Johnson performing the services, Mrs. Dewey Johnson performing the music, songs by the Davis Trio. Graveside services held at the Moscow City Cemetery, March 22, 1966 at 2 P.M.
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, Ministry Records for Thomas W. Cooper
January 1, 1919:
Thomas Wit Cooper was a Church of God Minister by profession. He entered the ministry in 1903 and was ordained November 28, 1909. In 1906 and 1907, Thomas W. Cooper is listed as pastor in Colfax, Washington. In 1912 he is listed in Moscow, Idaho and is still there in 1919. He ministered at Moscow, Idaho in 1947 and Clarkston, Washington from 1948 to 1966.
June 15, 1911, from the Church of God Archives, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana 46012
THE GOSPEL TRUMPET THE DEBT WE OWE
by T. W. Cooper
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Every kind of business must be done systematically, otherwise it will result in failure. Helping to send the gospel to all nations should also be done in a systematic way. The responsibility of preaching the gospel to all nations is not laid upon the preachers only, but equally as much upon the whole church.
Under the Mosaic law God demanded one-tenth of the income of his people with which to keep the priest and Levites, besides the freewill offerings for the benefit of the poor and for other purposes. As long as this system was kept up the work of the Lord prospered and the people prospered in both spiritual and temporal things, but when they became careless and did not bring in the tithes they began to loose the blessings of God, both spiritually and temporally. They had actually been robbing God. Mal. 3:8, 9-12. Of course, we are not living under the old law, not the tithing system, but will God demand less of us who are living in, and enjoying this blessed Holy Ghost dispensation? Since we are lining under a better covenant our responsibility is correspondingly greater. We are commanded to carry the gospel to all people.
Jesus said, "Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath he can not be my disciple." Luke 14:33. We must surrender all before we become disciples and then present our bodies a living sacrifice, to be used of God in any way he chooses. God makes us stewards over his goods. That being the case, should we feel that God is demanding too much of us when he calls for a fractional part of the income of his own goods?
Some one may say, "I am so poor that I have nothing to give." Begin to bring in the portion of what you do have, and God will bless you with more. Mal 3:10. The reason so many people can not draw any money out of the bank is because they do not put any money in; begin to sow, and God will multiply the seed to you. If we sow sparingly, we shall reap also sparingly. He which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 2 Cor. 9 : 6. So the more we give to God, the more he gives us in return.
Brethren, we owe the gospel to this world. God has not called everyone to preach, but he has called every one to help in getting the truth to the lost world. There are many preachers who are consecrated to go and preach, who do not have sufficient to support themselves while preaching to the people; so in many cases the preachers stay at home for lack of means to care for himself and family, while those to whom we owe the gospel must perish. Oh, who will be responsible for those poor lost souls in the day of judgment? May God awaken every child of God to their duty along this line for the sake of poor, lost souls. Brethren, if we follow the plan laid down in 1 Cor. 16 : 2, there will always be some ready means when calls for meeting are made or when money is needed for other purposes, and we will be able to pay the debt we owe. May it be said of us as it was said of the woman: "She hath done what she could." Mark 14: 8
Thomas was married 3 times and out lived 2 of his wifes.
Martha Jane Edwards, M: 03 Dec 1885, Moscow, Latah County, Idaho
Daisy Gertrude Arnot, M: 21 Jun 1919, Moscow, Latah County, Idaho
Clara W. Evans Plank, M: 28 Jun 1951, Unknown
James Anderson Cooper (1840 - 1900)
Harriet Lillian Hatfield Cooper (1842 - 1930)
Martha Jane Edwards Cooper (1855 - 1919)
Daisy Gertrude Duthie Cooper (1872 - 1950)
Thomas Wit Cooper (1867 - 1966)
Amanda Florence Cooper Edwards (1869 - 1945)*
Melissa Mandanna Cooper Winings (1876 - 1914)*
William Erastus Cooper (1878 - 1937)*
Henry Jefferson Cooper (1881 - 1969)*
Created by: Reg & Gloria
Record added: Jan 14, 2003
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