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The accountant pores over his figures, burning the midnight oil in order to find his mistake, so that receipts and expenses will check. He proceeds from the very necessary assumption that figures cannot lie. Mathematics is intolerant. Two is intolerant. Two and two are always four and can never be made to add up to five. If the figures are correct and correctly arranged and correctly added the total must be correct. The only possibility of an error lies with the human factor who deals with the figures. And that human factor as a rational, moral creature is perfectly confident...

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Mr. Chairman, Board members, delegates, visitors, and friends: It is a privilege to address you on this occasion for more reasons than one. The chief reason is that you as a Covenant youth represent the emerging Church of tomorrow. You are the timber from which future elders and deacons and ministers of the Gospel are formed; but no less the material for future Covenant parents and teachers, valiant soldiers of the cross and faithful witnesses of the Name of God in these last days. And I admire your undaunted zeal. You might be compared with a rosebud unfolding its petals...

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To the Editor of the Standard Bearer, Dear Mr. Editor: Your challenge in the recent issues of the Standard Bearer can hardly pass unheeded. The very thought that the Standard Bearer might lose its influence through becoming a church paper makes one’s heart melt within him. While, on the other hand, a change which would mean a more systematic arrangement and a greater variety of material, without changing its present status, appeals to me very much. In fact, I believe that the time has come that a frank and open discussion on how our Standard Bearer might be improved can...

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This heading suggests what may very actually be called a new problem in our circles. It is new in the sense that until now we virtually took for granted that a Christian would not engage in Sunday labor. Even those who never see the inside of a church building considered six days of labor sufficient for any man and appreciated one day in seven as a day of relaxation to be spent in joyriding, visiting or frequenting various places of amusement. But today a radical change is evident, brought about especially by the war in Europe and the resultant defense...

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The instruction of the Covenant seed in the Catechism deserves a renewed and special emphasis in our day. In many circles, particularly in the American Churches, the Catechism is either completely ignored, or is relegated to an insignificant place among the Church activities. Slowly it is being supplanted by youth’s activities and the Sunday School which receives all the emphasis and are regarded as of primary importance for the spiritual welfare as well as a gauge for the spiritual stability of the congregation. The office bearers are often in no small measure responsible for this alarming condition. While they favor...

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The astounding truth so little cherished by the Church, so often obscured by the philosophies of man, yet so richly attested by the Word of God is, that all things are now already even as they ever shall be. That is, that the Church possesses now in principle all things which she ever shall possess in the fullest realization in heaven. This fact, that God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ causes the apostle Paul in Eph. 1:3 to exclaim: Blessed be God! And again in the verses 9 and 10 he speaks of...

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We received the following question: “Is a regenerated person still depraved? Your question reminds me of two errors that often arise within the church: on the one hand, the error of perfectionism, and on the other hand, the error of antinomism. The perfectionist argues that we are new creatures in Christ; old things are passed away, and, along with these old things, also our depravity. He appeals to such passages of Scripture as I John 3:9: “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of...

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Dear Mr. Editor, May I express my appreciation to Mr. J. Gritter and the Rev. A. Petter for responding to my article which appeared in the S.B. some time ago, especially since a discussion of this kind can prove beneficial to those interested in a separate labor organization. But to avoid misunderstanding, I would also appreciate the privilege of answering some of the criticism that is offered. Mr. Gritter expresses surprise that the C. L. A. should be accused of not being as distinctive as a Christian labor organization should be, especially because they have always been told that their organization...

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In times like these the question presents itself quite readily whether the times are conducive toward continuing our mission endeavors or whether it might not be advisable to discontinue them, at least for the present. The more so because of the peculiar nature of our mission work. It is true that the war has practically closed every foreign mission field, and that therefore every available means could well be applied at home, but the fact is that as yet all our effort have been restricted to a home field. We have not yet reached a stage where we were able...

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Radio broadcasting is the latest, most up to-to-date form of mission work. It has this great advantage that it knocks at the door of hundreds, or even thousands of homes at the same time, and gains admittance whereever there is interest in religious programs, thereby reaching many that could hardly be reached in any other way. There is a wide variety of such programs on the air particularly on Sunday, so that a simple turn of the dial frequently carries the listener from a Jewish to a catholic, from a denominational to an undenominational broadcast of various faiths. One cannot...

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