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In a country where illiteracy is rare and education is not only within the grasp of almost every child but even literally forced upon them, it might seem superfluous to suggest, as my subject does, that there not only might be but actually are some, yea many, who do not know how to read. One need not be necessarily illiterate to know not how to read. In fact, the majority of people who read have never mastered the art. Most everyone is able to pick up a book or newspaper and assimilate its contents, but not everyone knows how to...

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When our institutions are attacked, we will defend them. When they are threatened, we may assume the offensive. Such are the attitudes expressed in our day with regard to the war situation. Though we were caught off-guard, and Pearl Harbor was attacked, it did not take long before military machineries were being rushed to their strategic positions of defense. And now because of the declared threat of the Nipponese to invade even our continent, the cry has gone up to take the offensive. For it is the experience of modern warfare that mere defense is fatal and the aggressor proves...

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Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. Average Homemaker! I am the Daily Newspaper, and have come to show something of personal interest to you. If you will allow me to step in, I will show you that, for a nominal cost, I will bring to your door each day all the information on the latest murders and thefts, broken homes and lives, accidents and catastrophes that will make your hair stand up straight with fright. In addition, I will promise to keep you informed on all the gossip and slander, vice and debauchery the people around you are committing. I will...

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The expression “Conscientious Objector” hardly needs a definition. Most everyone is well aware of what it implies. Especially is this true in these days of war in which many are placed before the questions: What is right? and, What is wrong? What must I do? and, How shall I do it? Though the term could be applied in a general way to all who object to certain things or acts for conscience sake, it is more particularly used in times of warfare such as the nation and the world is now conducting. One reads and hears often now-a-days of the...

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Some people call it sentimentalism, while others call it patriotism, and still others something else; but whatever you may want to call it, we got quite a thrill out of seeing the famous Liberty Bell preserved in the historic Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The old bell once hung in the belfry of the Old State House, and was rung when the Continental Congress declared the independence of the United States in 1776. On it are inscribed the words. “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land to, all the inhabitants thereof.” We were also deeply impressed concerning the large crack the old...

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On the evening of August 17th, 1943, another con­gregation was added to our Protestant Reformed Denomination. In the neat little Congregational Church building of Randolph, Wisconsin where our Mission Committee had sponsored services for over a year, eight families were organized into a congregation. Small indeed is the beginning of this little group, but we believe there is promise that this new addition to our Churches will grow and ripen into a stalwart in our ranks. Each Sabbath, for over a year, the Word of God had been proclaimed by ministers and students to those whom the Lord brought to...

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There are some people concerning whom you just cannot become angry. No matter how they may oppose you, there is something about them that makes you want to like them. Perhaps this is due to the logical way they present their opposition; then too, their personal character or sincerity often tempts one to handle them, as they say, “with gloves on”. Some opponents there are who are so offensive in their approach that you immediately decide to vanquish them and put them in their proper place. While, on the other hand, there are others, who perhaps are just as vicious...

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Some time ago a request was sent to our people to help financially three ministers and their families who came to us from another denomination, and who are now located in Grand Rapids attending our seminary. This article must serve as a report on the progress of this drive for funds. Our hearts are overjoyed by the liberal response our people have given which, it appears to us, is an evidence of the Lord’s blessing on the entire venture. We have not really begun to hear as yet from our Western Churches which we believe could not be as enthusiastic...

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The undersigned was asked to write up a report of the results of the election of committee members who are to assist the three ministers and their families who recently came to us from the Reformed Episcopal Church and who are now attending our Seminary. Some time ago printed ballots were sent out to each one who contributed to their support. The ballots presented a nomination of eight. From these four were to be chosen to serve as a permanent committee. The following constitute the new committee: Sidney De Young, James Kok, Gerrit Pipe, and Donald Ondersma. At a recent...

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