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There is a general sentiment amongst the readers of the Standard Bearer, that they would like to hear something from the Home Missionary concerning his labors during the past four months in the field. At least if I have correctly interpreted a cross-section of such opinion expressed to me during the past few days here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gladly do I relate a few of my experiences as a novice in the field of Missionary endeavors. 

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Of this one who is great in the annals of the history of Israel we must say just a word more. It is demanded by the text in question, for it says of this Moses that he so very clearly saw the underlying issue in his decision to refuse to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. It was the “pleasures of sin for a season” or it was “suffer the reproach of Christ.” 

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The passage which we will this time consider contains instructions from Paul to Timothy in regard to what must be constantly held before the attention of the church in order that she may truly walk in godliness, steadfast in the truth in Christ Jesus. The church must be built and established in Christ and walk in all good works of faith and gratitude. The saints in Christ must walk in the good works which have been before prepared for her that she should walk in them.

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Let us now call attention to two passages from the New Testament Scriptures which clearly indicate that the “last times” refer to the New Dispensation from the vantage-point of the Old Dispensation. To come to this conclusion we discussed, in our former article, four passages from the Old Testament. Thus we saw the meaning of the “last times” in the prophetic utterances of a dying Jacob to his sons, the visions of a stubborn Balaam in the plains of Moab; the great and comforting words of Moses, the law-giver, ere he dies, and of the Messianic prophecies of the great...

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The undersigned is very happy with the “Apology” of Rev. M. Schipper in the February 1 issue of The Standard Bearer for the use of the term “playing church,” and he accepts it also, and wishes to assure his colleague that the frank apology warmed the cockles of his heart . This does not mean, however, that I am wholly in agreement with all that the Rev. Schipper writes after he made the apology.

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We now come to our final article on this beautiful and instructive passage from the Word of God.  Before we enter upon a more positive exposition of this passage, we wish to call attention to the fact, that, in our former article, we noticed the fact, that, in our text, we have a quotation from Jeremiah 6:16 where the prophet speaks of the “old paths” in which Israel is to walk, and which they are to seek, and thus they shall find rest for their souls. 

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We ended our last article with a promise that we would trace out the masterful skill with which Paul goes to battle with the sword of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, when he would combat the evil of schism and party strife in the church of the living God.  The attentive reader will, no doubt, be looking forward to this tracing out of Paul’s great apology and polemic against this cancerous evil in Christ’s body.  This we now proceed to do. 

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The undersigned was going to write concerning his labors in Loveland, Colorado in this issue, but this will have to wait till the next issue of our periodical. At this time the writer of these lines is enjoying a few days of relaxation at home in as far as that is possible at a time when the entire family is busy with the activities of the Young People’s Convention held in Hudsonville, and also in the celebration of our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Our many thanks to all who have sent us their well-wishes and prayed God’s blessing upon our family...

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