All Articles For Vol 16 Issue 17 6/1/1940

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And to wait for His Son from Heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. I Thess. 1:10 A living hope and a sanctified walk! Always these two accompany each other. Inseparably they are knit together, intertwined; essentially they are one. Without the one the other cannot be. Reciprocally they motivate each other. Each is the other’s stimulant. Where the one fades the other pines. Where the one flourishes the other is strong. Be the friend of God in Christ, keep your garments clean, fight the good fight of faith in...

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It is difficult to obtain a proper conception of the war that is now raging in Europe. Certain it appears, that in the two decades since the last “world war” modern culture has made tremendous strides in the progress of the “art” to destroy one another! Haw the “common grace” theorists would explain the present conflagration of hatred and destruction one could be curious to know. Difficult it is, too, at the present time to discover and pass a correct judgment on what may be the immediate historic cause of the present war, and to which of the two conflicting...

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Up among the hills of Galilee, in a basin surrounded by swelling eminence, which shut it in on every side, lies the little village of Nazareth. Its name does not occur in Old Testament history. Josephus never mentions it, though he speaks of places lying all around it. Its inhabitants were not worse than their neighbors, nor exposed on account of their character to any particular contempt, yet Nathaniel, himself a Galilean, could say, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? so small and insignificant was the place. It was here, as in a fit retreat, that the...

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If true freedom consists in abiding in one’s element, then, would He be free, must likewise abide in an element fitted for His mode of being. What, then, may this element be? And the answer is ready: His own glorious self. In self He must live, move and rest would He be free. For He is eternal God, a being of infinite perfection, inclusive of all that is superbly true, lovely and good, uncaused yet the cause of all things and constituting in relation to these things the one single point of divergence and convergence. God, then, is free and...

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What, for a long time we feared, what, according to the reports in the last papers we received from the old country, the Dutch more and more feared, especially since the “protective” possession by the Germans of Denmark and Norway, has now become history: old Holland was invaded and overcome by the German war-machine! And we, no doubt, were all shocked and filled with indignation because of this brutal and wholly unjustified attack upon the lowlands. Without provocation on the part of the Dutch, though the German government concocted several reasons and excuses for this wanton disregard of international relations...

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