“Dr. Bogard, I appreciate your invitation to come over to the Missionary Baptist Institute and take a course with you, but I would suggest that you come over to Freed-Hardeman College and take a real course in simple English grammar. The Lord knows you need it…If my friend would first learn his mother tongue, he would then have less time to get lost while fooling with Greek words. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation and Dr. Bogard has failed to prove it otherwise.”
N. B. Hardeman, “The Hardeman-Bogard Debate,” April 1938, pp. 73-74.