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But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thess. 2:13, 14 But! Amazing contrast! Similar to that which is found in the second chapter of First Peter, where the apostle writes about those that are appointed to stumble over the Stone and then addresses the Church: “But ye are a chosen generation”...

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But Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. . . . etc. John 20:24-29 Marvelous resurrection of the Lord! Historically real, yet far transcending the things than eye can see and ear...

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It must be evident to all that there must be a principal difference between a Christian Labor Alliance and a “neutral” or worldly Union, if there is any reason for the existence of the former. A difference in degree can never be a sufficient reason for a separate organization. If there is only a gradual difference, between the C.L.A. on the one hand, and the A.F. of L. and C.I.O. on the other, the inevitable result will be that the former will more and more approach the latter, cooperate with them, and be merged into them in the industrial struggle....

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Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof. Rom. 13:13, 14 Even now, let us walk as in the day! Even now, while the day is not yet, while the night, though far spent, still lingers, and the day, though at hand, still tarries. Let us walk as in the day, that day, the day of Christ! For, of that day the apostle had been...

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And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light. Rom. 13:11, 12 Dawn is calling! The night is far spent! The day is at hand! Awake out of sleep! Put off your night-garments and dress for the day! Always there is the call to the saints in the world to walk worthy of the Lord...

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Recently we wrote an article on “Banner Ethics.” It was in connection with The Banner’s refusal of the reply of our home missionary, the Rev. Kok, to insinuations which the editor of that paper published against our missionary. I now wish to call attention to Banner manners. Manners and ethics are more closely related than many people would be willing to admit. Bad manners are often rooted in bad ethics. Take, for example, the treatment accorded Dr. Schilder by The Banner. We all remember what was done before this distinguished theologian had left the old country to visit our shores....

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In my report, in the last two numbers of our paper, of the conference that was recently held of some Christian Reformed and Protestant Reformed brethren, I promised that I would write a few words about the objections which were urged by the Rev. Mr. Hendriksen against my essay, read at the conference. The reader will remember that I stated how that the brother in the noon-hour had hastily written down some objections, read them in the afternoon session, and when asked by undersigned to motivate them, refused on the ground that he had to leave the meeting. Since then...

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Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Rom. 13:8 Apparently paradoxical debt of love! You owe it, you pay it, you still owe it! A debt which accumulates as you pay, which never decreases though you pay! An obligation which, though you always faithfully fulfill it, is never fulfilled! Owe no man anything, render unto every man his dues, above all do not fail to render to every man the dues of love, yet acknowledge that you still owe the debt of loving one another. In your various and...

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The above title will probably lead to expect a lengthy and profound treatise, for such could, indeed, be written on that subject. But be at ease, reader, for at present I have no such purpose. I merely intend briefly to answer a question I received from Mr. K. H. of R. Calif. The brother read my article on “The Vaunting Axe” and became somewhat confused by the following sentence: “It teaches that God did not forsake the works of His hands, as is the doctrine of the Deist; that He did not surrender them to the whims of fortune or...

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The Banner, official organ of the Christian Reformed Churches, published in its editorial columns the following paragraph: “Third, we feel that the unbrotherly propaganda which the so-called missionary of the Protestant Reformed Church is making especially in some of our Western churches must cease before there can be any consideration of ecclesiastical union or ecclesiastical fellowship with those brethren. We are wondering whether all the members of the Protestant Reformed Church are aware of the deplorable tactics employed by its “missionary.” This minister moves into one of our communities and seeks to create dissatisfaction among the members of the Christian...

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