All Articles For Vol 15 Issue 09 2/1/1939

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Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and the latter rain. Be ye also pa­tient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James 5:7, 8 James, the writer of these words sends a word of warning to the rich. Even as it is today, so it was at the time when this Epistle was written. The rich, the haughty, godless men persecuted the defenseless! flock of Jesus Christ. The hire of...

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As has already been made plain, Job’s critics main­tain that without exception every wicked and thus reprobated personage receives in this life his full mea­sure of punishment—a punishment that consists in just the kind of calamity and pain that has overtaken Job. Such is their view. Thus their solution of Job’s suffering is that Job has been walking in the atrocious sins of the godless and that he therefore now perishes by the blast of the Almighty as do all the wicked. The question was put what Satan’s purpose is in coming to Job with this false solution of my...

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We took the position that the magistrate is in duty bound to maintain the laws written on the first table as well as the laws written on the second table. But would not the magistrate’s doing so bring into being a state church and result in religious perse­cution? Not necessarily. The requirement should not be that the magistracy elevate to the position of the established religion in the realm, a certain type of Christianity—Lutheran, Reformed, or Baptist or any of the others—and refuse to tolerate all the other types. Maintaining the first table of the law should consist in the...

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