All Articles For Vol 17 Issue 15 5/1/1941

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So reads the caption of an editorial appearing in The Banner for April 11. Writes the author of this article (the Rev. H. J. Kuiper): “A number of reasons can be advanced why Christians do well to practice tithing. We invite our readers to give special consideration to the following arguments in favor of this time-honored method of contribution to the needs of the kingdom of God.” Let us pause here. I am a faithful reader of The Banner. So the invitation comes also to me. And I accept. I have given special consideration to the reverend’s arguments in favor...

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Sounds rather unreal and impossible. We live in a world without hope in spite of all the promises by leaders and leading men. Hope? The whole structure of civilization shakes and the soul of man is filled with horror, when he reads his newspaper or listens to the radio. There is seemingly no end to the destruction caused by this second war now fought in every part of the world and in every sphere of life. Let us forget the years of peace, for they were nothing less but the preparation of another war, and prepare ourselves for the final...

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It must be evident to all that there must be a principal difference between a Christian Labor Alliance and a “neutral” or worldly Union, if there is any reason for the existence of the former. A difference in degree can never be a sufficient reason for a separate organization. If there is only a gradual difference, between the C.L.A. on the one hand, and the A.F. of L. and C.I.O. on the other, the inevitable result will be that the former will more and more approach the latter, cooperate with them, and be merged into them in the industrial struggle....

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We read, “And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” The name of the woman is not revealed. Who might she have been? Calvin was addicted to the view that she was none other than Zipporah—a view which he founded upon the following consideration. “She had been brought back by her father, Jethro, only a little while before the delivery of the law, so that at that time she was still alive. Nothing is said of her death, so that it must be assumed that...

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The superscription of this psalm and song tells us that it was occasioned by the dedication of the house. There we must put the period. What follows tells us who the author of the psalm and song is, namely, David. Many expositors tell us that this song was composed by David unto the dedication of the temple. As such it was prophetical, that is, it reached forward to the time when Solomon would really and actually do what David here does in prospect. As Spurgeon puts it: “Glory to Thee for all the grace, I have not tasted yet!” We...

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* Lecture delivered on Reformation Day, 1940. Tonight we celebrate the beginning of the Reformation of the church. We may, indeed, and often do speak simply of the Reformation, and every Christian that has any knowledge of the history of the Church knows that the Reformation of the sixteenth century is meant. Not, indeed, as if it were the only reformation of the Church in history. There have been others. In a sense we may even say that the Church is always, is continually reforming. But the Reformation of the sixteenth century concerns the entire Church in every land and...

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