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Vol 15 Issue 01

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Yankee Dutch (1)

You all know what, in the literal sense of the word, is meant by the term Yankee Dutch. It is a mixture of the Holland and American languages, sometimes resulting almost in a new language, a language all by itself. There used to be people that, having immigrated from the Netherlands into this country, after a comparatively short period had forgotten or pretended to have forgotten their mother tongue and seemed to speak it with great difficulty. They always spoke the American language even when they conversed with those that would much rather speak Holland. But the fact was that...

Correction

In the recent article of Rev. L. Vermeer entitled “News from our Western Churches,” in the paragraph inquiring “as to the welfare of our church in Sioux Center” (cf. Standard Bearer of Sept. 1), there are statements that are apt to leave unfavorable impressions of my pastorate in Sioux Center. My reply to these statements should not be construed as an attack or counter-attack on the author of the article in question. I accept his assurance that he in no way intended to reflect on the labors of the undersigned in his former field. I appreciate, too, the readiness of...

World Friendship—God Enmity

Man is always standing in the Crisis. He is evermore in the critical moment in which, as a moral-rational creature, he has been placed by the Holy One! And man, the image-bearer of the thrice holy God, can never escape this divine crisis. He always, in all his thoughts, words and deeds must respond to God. He always assumes a certain definite, spiritual, conscious attitude toward God. Man is never neutral! He is never neither nor, but always he is either or. He is either for God, or against Him. More still. Man is also never both for and against...

Seeking Fruit and Finding None

Wrote the apostle John to his fellow Christians, “Little children it is the last hour. . . .” He here had reference to a period that set in with the advent of Christ and that will end with Christ’s second coming. Another designation of this period is the term “New Dispensation”. We are living in this last hour, and, judging from certain signs, to which I purpose to call your attention in this writing, in the last half or quarter of this hour. There is the fig tree, the church, presented by Christ in one of His parables as barren....

10/1/1938