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Introduction I have been asked to speak to you this afternoon on the subject, “Our Attitude Toward Politics.” Allow me to say that I found this a rather difficult subject due mainly to two things. In the first place it is a subject about which I have concerned myself but very little. Hence, I am not acquainted with the subject either in theory or in practice. I am a minister and not a politician. In the second place, this is a subject that is rather far removed from the sphere of our interest, generally speaking, both as individual Chris­tians and...

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The Man. Sometime during the period, known in history as the Renaissance, a forgotten woman gave birth to an illegitimate son, who was destined to make a name for himself in the sphere of learning in his day. This nameless thing, the son of a Catholic priest, in later years assumed the name, Erasmus Roterodamus and is consequently referred to in books of history as, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Erasmus Desiderus, or simply Erasmus. The date of his birth is uncertain but it is usually assumed that he was born about 1466 or 1467. He himself is to blame for this...

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* Address to the Deacons’ Confers nee. Published upon request of the Deacon’s Conference. From the information that I have been able to gather, I understand that you do not care for a long address and an exhaustive treatment of the subject at hand but rather a short speech that may serve as an introduction to the discussion. I shall bear that in mind and endeavor to comply. And then I would ask you, in turn, to bear in mind two things. The first is that I have had no practical experience in the things of which I shall speak....

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(I am sorry that the following article, which reached me in time for the July issue, escaped my attention, due to my being out of town for a while. Another small article on “Current Events,” intended for the present issue will appear in the next, D.V.). —The Editor Our Times It will be conceded by almost everyone that the times in which we live are very significant. There are many things with a view to which one would rather speak of his “feeling” than of his logical and reasonable knowledge. One cannot always lay his finger on the exact spot...

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I suppose it is almost expected of anyone who writes on current events that he write about the war or matters relating to it. At the same time it must be apparent that it is extremely difficult to write about something that is subject to sudden change as is this present conflict. That is especially difficult when one must write weeks in advance. There is, however, one thing that we might comment on and that is the much-talked-about necessity of a second front. It seems as though the Russian army is in a worse condition than the general public has...

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There are two things about Scripture which the reader who is acquainted with the Word of God cannot help but notice. The first thing is its external diversity. In the first place, the Bible is divided into two main parts, the Old and the New Testament, of which the first part is by far the larger. Moreover each part is composed of many individual books which, although they may be divided into various categories, such as e.g., historical, prophetical, etc., are nevertheless in many respects unlike each other. These books are in turn written by many different authors in respect...

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It was New Year’s Eve. Two young men of the same neighborhood were proceeding down the street together. As they came abreast a large building where an all-night dancing party was in progress, one of them turned in, the other proceeded down the street until he came to the church which he regularly attended and where divine services were being held that evening. The one chose the pleasures of sin, the other passed it by for the service of his God. That’s Christian isolationism. The dictionary defines the verb “to isolate” as meaning, “to set apart.” The word “Christian’ ’in...

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Although our topic presents a double subject, the reader will understand that it cannot be our purpose to write first about Modern War and then about Common Grace. The purpose is, rather, to view the one in the light of the other, that is, to view the theory of Common Grace in the light of Modern War. More specifically, we have been set to the task of showing the untenable position of those who hold to the theory of common grace, when we regard that theory in the light of the great conflict which is raging in the world today....

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Introduction The eleventh chapter of the Epistle to the Romans may be divided into three main sections. The first section, containing the vss. 1 to 16, is concerned about the question with which the apostle introduces it in the first verse of the chapter, namely, “Hath God cast away his people?” The second main part, comprising the verses 17 to 24, presents to us the figure of the olive tree with its natural branches, some cut off and re-engrafted, and also the engrafted branches of the wild olive tree. The final section, verse 25 and following, speaks about the final...

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In discussing the above mentioned subject, we shall call your attention first to each of the two parts and shall then attempt to throw some light upon the relation between these two. It will readily be admitted that our main difficulty will be encountered in the attempt to harmonize the two parts of our subject. We do not promise a solution to the problem, nor do we assume for a moment that we shall be able to answer every question which may be raised. However, we are of the opinion that an honest attempt should be made to understand, in...

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