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 “And unto them that look for Him shall He ap­pear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28b “Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” That Word of God comes to us with greater emphasis today than ever before. The end of all things is at hand. It is the last hour. All the signs point to the fact that it has already grown very late in this last hour. The voice of Jesus declares louder than ever, “Behold, I come quickly.” He is hastening to come. “He that hath ears...

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But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. II Corinthians 3:18  We all….  In the old dispensation there was an occasion when Israel saw the glory of the Lord, but only as it shone on the face of Moses. Moses was with God on the mount and asked to see God’s face. He was eager to see the one who was speaking to him. But he was assured that this was impossible, for God...

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A reader asks: It is being proposed in the church to which I belong to give all our Bibles away. The argument is: Peopleshould bring their own Bibles to church, then they can underline and make notes in their own Bible in the service. Do any of the churches in the Prot. Ref. denomination have this custom of bringing their own Bibles, with no Bible in the church pews? Is this desirable? First of all, my apologies for not having answered this question sooner. For various reasons, one that I was away from home for four months, second that I do...

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Ques. 94. What doth God enjoin in the first commandment?  Ans. That I, as sincerely as I desire the salvation of my own soul, avoid and flee from all idolatry, sorcery, soothsaying, superstition, invocation of saints, or any other creatures; and learn rightly to know the only true God, trust in him alone, with humility and patience submit to him; expect all good things from him only; love, fear, and glorify him with my whole heart; so that I renounce and forsake all creatures rather than commit even the least thing contrary to his will.  Ques. 95. What is idolatry? ...

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The Two Philips Some time ago I was pleasantly surprised by a question from one of our high school students. Maybe this will open the way for more. The question reads, “In our dictionaries, they distinguish Philip the Apostle from Philip the Evangelist, or Philip the Deacon. Now I always thought that they were the same man. I was wondering what you think about this from a Biblical point of view.”

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6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 1971. The moon was setting in the west just as the sun was rising in the east. This was the day for the return of the astronauts from the moon with the proud boast of what man had once more accomplished. This was also the day for a complete moon eclipse visible in this entire area. But something quite different became the headlines in the news and occasion for concern for many. 

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Do you read your Bible? Likely you wonder whether I am addressing this question to you. Maybe you even wonder why this question should be put to any reader of the Standard Bearer. Is it not a presupposition that any one who reads this paper also reads his Bible? Yet now that you are confronted personally with this question do not brush it aside; still more, do not be too ready to answer in the affirmative.

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Ques. 62. But why cannot our good works be the whole, or part of our righteousness before God?  Ans. Because, that the righteousness, which can be approved of before the tribunal of God, must be absolutely perfect, and in all respects conformable to the divine law; and also, that our best works in this life are all imperfect and defiled with sin.  Ques. 63. What! do not our good works merit, which yet God will reward in this and in a future life? 

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