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Billy Graham, now the evangelist of the liberal ecumenical movement, is, as might be expected, as thick as thieves with the modernists. Some would say he has, as a great star, declined a long way. Back in 1949, when he was editor of The Pilot, magazine of Northwestern Schools, an ad appeared in the publication, offering for sale a book by the unitarianized Harry Emerson Fosdick.

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In 1974 Hope Protestant Reformed Church of Walker, Michigan called the Rev. Robert C. Harbach to serve our Churches as a Home Missionary. For several years Rev. Harbach served in Houston, Texas where a Protestant Reformed Congregation was organized as a fruit of his labors. For some time now Rev. Harbach has been preaching and teaching the Gospel in Victoria, British Columbia. Of this labor he writes in the succeeding article. We are sure that the reader will appreciate Rev. Harbach’s trenchant analysis of the ecclesiastical and religious situation in Victoria.

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1. In the trends he promotes. Witchcraft, spiritism, fortune-telling, astrology—things of the ancient Dark Ages past—right? Thirty years ago, right! but today? Wrong! far from it! For the masses of people deny the doctrine of divine revelation and providence, turning, instead, to these occult “sciences,” so that a revival of them appears under the guise and euphemism of para-psychology. The latter claims to be a new science, but it deals in the old field of the psychic, the metaphysical in the sense of supernatural phenomena.

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Previously three articles appeared dealing generally, and for the most part, with the mode of baptism. The first, Various Baptisms, appeared in TSB, Vol. 47, No. 1l;Mar. 1, 1971, p. 261; the second followed in Various Baptisms Exemplifying One Baptism, Vol. 47, No. 20, Sept. 1, 1971, p. 477; and the third was The Mode of the One Baptism, Vol. 48, No. 8, Jan. 15, 1972, p. 181. The first proved there were many baptisms in the Old Testament, and all, every one of them, were by sprinkling and pouring. None were by immersion.

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He restoreth my soul. The soul needs restoring, refreshing, renewing. The constant pressure of labor in one’s calling must at some regular intervals be interrupted by a pause that refreshes. Our Lord Himself, in His infinite wisdom, so counseled: Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place and rest awhile. This He deemed necessary because of the incessant stress of coming and going with no leisure so much as to eat. Hence, there are times when in our busy round of toil and care we must take care to come apart and rest awhile or we may come apart.

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Of those eleven cases of New Testament baptism, three are baptisms of single individuals with no children,—Jesus, the Ethiopian Eunuch and Paul. Three other cases were the disciples of John, the three thousand at Pentecost and the Samaritan converts. The remaining five were family baptisms. Since at Pentecost the promise was to the families of Israeland their children (Acts 2:39), then over half of all these cases were family baptisms. That in itself is quite significant.

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MEMORIES AND MUSINGS OF JAMAICA  You travel in a somewhat southeasterly direction in Jamaica along the famous tourist sight known as Bamboo Avenue as you approach a place called Lacovia. Through the bamboo arches you view the expansive fields of cane on the background of the near range of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the farther range of the Figuerro Mountains. The terrain at Lacovia is somewhat swampy. When it rains, you wonder whether the road is in the swamp or the swamp in the road!

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