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Previous article in this series: March 1, 2013, p. 260. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast...

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Let me then remind you of the fact that in the literal sense the river Euphrates, flowing through Mesopotamia and Chaldea for hundreds of miles, wide and deep, and emptying itself in the Persian Gulf—that this river in the old dispensation formed the boundary line between the na­tion of Israel and the heathen nations, the boundary line, therefore, between the people of God in the outward sense of the word and the nations of heathendom.

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Revelation 16:10-21 The fall of Babylon, the coming of the King on the white horse for battle, the loosening of Satan with a view to the nations—all these things will be reviewed before our vision once more before we get the vision of the New Jerusalem that is to come down out of heaven from God. But here we have nevertheless the picture of the end. For in the seven vials which the seven angels pour out the wrath of God is finished.

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Enoch already spoke of it against the wicked world of his day. And the souls under the altar cry for it day and night. All the history of the world looks forward to this day. Is it conceivable, then, that only a small part of the people of God are standing here at the sea of glass, now God is about to reveal His righteousness and power over the Antichristian enemy, to sing this song of victory? No, we do not believe this.

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Recently, I (and I assume all the clergymen of our area) received a special mailing from G.R.A.C.E. (the ecumenical council of clergymen and rabbis in Grand Rapids) encouraging participation in a “hunger week” beginning last April 13. This was designed to make people aware of the hunger problem in the world as well as to raise monies to help relieve the problem. Enclosed: in this appeal was a suggested Bulletin insert for the Sunday of April 13, entitled, “The Shakertown Pledge.” I do not know how many churches actually printed that in their bulletins. Probably many did.

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As many readers will recall, chapter III of the Westminster Confession treats the subject of God’s eternal decrees. Whereas the Confession simply proceeds to a treatment of creation, the relationship between God’s decrees and creation is given in the Westminster catechisms. Question 14 of the Westminster Larger Catechism asks, “How doth God execute His decrees?” That question is answered briefly in the Shorter Catechism, “God executeth His decrees in the works of creation and providence. Rev.

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