All Articles For Vol 18 Issue 04 11/15/1941

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Religious Freedom in Russia Recently the President has evoked a storm of criticism from religious leaders in the country by his statement about religious freedom in Russia. He cited the Russian constitution, article 124, which pledges freedom of religious worship and of anti-religious propaganda. Article 124 of the Russian constitution reads as follows: “In the object of ensuring to the citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the State and the school from the church. Freedom of service of religious cults and freedom of anti-religious propaganda is acknowledged for all citizens.’’ This, said the President,...

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A word of introduction regarding the title of this article may not be out of place. The reader will notice that it is not entirely correct, and perhaps somewhat confusing, to speak of “The Evil of the Modern Movie.” The expression may leave the impression that not all movies, but merely the modern movies are evil, and as such to be avoided. In the first place, the movie itself is a comparatively modern invention and institution. And while we are perfectly aware of the fact that the movie-camera itself is not an evil thing, it is also very evident that...

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What is the proper place of the Sunday School? That is the question which we shall seek to answer in this paper. We might understand our subject to assume that the Sunday School does indeed have a place and consider it only to be our task to discover what this place is. We may also take the subject a bit more broadly, and then it demands an answer also to the question, Does the Sunday School really have a place among the covenant youth? In the more general sense we have looked upon the subject. Among the children of the...

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Social evils refer to the principle of evil as it manifests itself in the relations of man to man, in the life of men among men. For “social” or society means a body of persons joined or living together. More particularly social evils refer to evils as they crop up in the community. In one community this evil, in some other community another evil is on the foreground. And the idea of this article will not be to catalogue a series of such evils, but rather to try to show what attitude the professed Christian has to take toward the...

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As was pointed out, the second thing demanded of the Nazarite was that he see to it that no razor come upon his head all the days of his consecration. As was said, this element in the Nazarite institution has been variously explained. According to one view, the long hair was the symbol of the power of God under which the Nazarite stood, and thus a sign of his subjugation to the authority of God. It was shown that there is seemingly some ground for this explanation at I Cor. 11:10. Here the apostle says of the woman that her...

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To bring this subject to a successful issue, answers must be given to the following questions: What is to be understood by the prophetic office and by prophecy? What is a prophet? The prophetic office implied the right and the capacity to receive and impart a divine communication. As to the prophet, he was a friend of God authorized and qualified by His grace to know and to communicate to men God’s counsel and through this engagement to build and set in order God’s house. The first person in the Holy Scriptures bearing the name of prophet is Abraham. He was...

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And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power (that working of the strength of his might, R.V.), which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead. . . .Eph. 1:19, 20a That ye may know! That the Church of Jesus Christ may have knowledge, spiritual knowledge of spiritual things, is the fervent desire of the inspired apostle. With a view to that he prays for them: he ceases not to give thanks for them, always, continually making mention of them in his prayers to...

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The Drama of Redemption, by Dr. Samuel Jackson Cartledge. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Mich. (142 pages, price $1.00) This is a very readable book. The subject is the redemption from the guilt and power of sin through the work of Christ as applied by the Holy Spirit. The book is divided into four parts, the first part treating of God’s work of redemption, the second of man’s response to God’s work, and under this the author speaks of conversion, of sonship, of the separate life and of the value of a life; the third parts treats of God’s hand...

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