All Articles For Vol 15 Issue 20 8/1/1939

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Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof. Rom. 13:13, 14 Even now, let us walk as in the day! Even now, while the day is not yet, while the night, though far spent, still lingers, and the day, though at hand, still tarries. Let us walk as in the day, that day, the day of Christ! For, of that day the apostle had been...

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*Delivered at the meeting of the League of Men’s Societies in Holland, Michigan. The Board of the League of Men’s Societies in asking me to speak on this subject realized that already at first glance the answer to this question would be an unqualified ‘Yes.’ Without hesitation we are proud to classify ourselves as Calvinists. As such my subject is very simple, for on that point there can be no dispute. Nevertheless your committee also felt that there is more to be said on the matter. The fact is, that Calvinism has become a very general and vague term in...

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There is perhaps no imagery quite so vivid in its speech as the language of water. It is a figure that is often employed by the Holy Ghost in the Holy Scriptures. Both in the Old and the New Testament we note its speech. One of the very first Psalms that we learn in our earliest infancy is the beautiful 42nd psalm with its central theme of the thirst for streams of living water. But also in other portions of the Old Testament do we find its language. Think, for instance, of Isa. 44:3: “For I will pour water upon...

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Let us labor to enter the rest that remaineth to the people of God. Because of their unbelief the children of Israel perished in the wilderness. With the tragic end of these Israelites before their eye, the faithful are to fear, lest a promise being left them of entering into His (Christ’s) rest, any of them shall seem to come short of it. That a rest remaineth to the people of God is the inevitable conclusion to which the reasoning of the sacred writer leads. The word of the Lord, “Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your...

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A certain theologian is reported to have said on his death bed, “Life is a riddle and death is a still greater one.” In this statement there lies a challenge. Indirectly we wish to meet the challenge in this essay. Certainly if “life is a riddle” the most “prudent” must attempt to solve it. Is life a riddle? Is it one great night-mare, in which one feels ever more perplexed, lost at sea, groping in the dark? If so the “pessimistic” world- and life-view is the correct interpretation of the universe. With these things in mind we deem it profitable...

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I once saw a robin sticking its sharp beak into the lawn in pursuit of a worm. Its first attack was too ferocious, the robin pulled too hard, and the result was that it captured only a small piece of the coveted worm. It attacked again and pulled out another piece. . . . In the end I could not tell whether the bird succeeded to extract the entire night crawler. I was reminded of this incident, when in The Banner of June 22 I read the following announcement: CORRECTION “I exaggerated the statement in The Banner of March 23,...

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