All Articles For Vol 18 Issue 07 1/1/1942

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The issue expressed in the superscription of this essay is very actual and concrete in the life of God’s children in our day. Many of the readers of the Standard Bearer come face to face with this problem in the maintenance of their homes and in the earning of their livelihood. Due to the modern industrial world, the individual and his liberties are constantly being swallowed up by the interests of the class in which he providentially finds himself. The liberties of private property, and business and small industries are being curtailed on every hand. The class-struggle and unionism is...

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Knocking! Knocking! At the doors of thousands of American homes, a few years ago. Also at the homes of reformed people. It was the RADIO. Might he come in? Might he entertain the family? Might he connect your house with the wide, wide world? The worldly homes hailed him in at once. Into some homes he came secretly, he forced himself into other homes. But many of our reformed homes took a careful look at the stranger. Was it the right thing to do to let him in? It opened the doors to the wide world, it reminded of “garlic...

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The instruction of the Covenant seed in the Catechism deserves a renewed and special emphasis in our day. In many circles, particularly in the American Churches, the Catechism is either completely ignored, or is relegated to an insignificant place among the Church activities. Slowly it is being supplanted by youth’s activities and the Sunday School which receives all the emphasis and are regarded as of primary importance for the spiritual welfare as well as a gauge for the spiritual stability of the congregation. The office bearers are often in no small measure responsible for this alarming condition. While they favor...

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Jeremiah was “the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anahoth, in the land of Benjamin.” Anahoth was a city that belonged to the priests. It was situated approximately three miles north-east from Jerusalem. It is not probable, as some have thought, that Jeremiah’s father was the same as Hilkiah the high priest in the time of Josiah—the king that found the lost book of the law. Had this been the case, the fact would undoubtedly have been mentioned. Jeremiah prophesied under Josiah and his four descendants,—the last kings of Judah. He was contemporary with Daniel and Ezekiel,...

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Chapter 1: After The Image of God However, man was originally created so that he actually possessed the image of God. He was not only formally adapted to bear the image of God, but he was also materially endowed with the spiritual ethical virtues of that image. These virtues are usually distinguished as true knowledge of God, righteousness and holiness. The Catechism in its answer to question 6 directly mentions only “true righteousness and holiness”; yet, the element of true knowledge of God is clearly implied in what follows: “that he might rightly know God his creator.” Fact is, that...

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Even though we did not agree with the policy that led to the involvement of our own Country in the world conflict, now the Government has declared war, and has received declarations of war, the Christian citizen can have only one duty: obey for God’s sake and for conscience sake. When the Government calls upon our sons to go to battle, we will send them and they will go. And whatever burden the Government may think necessary to place upon us, we will bear without murmuring. This does not mean that we have changed our personal opinion about this war...

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Now our own country is involved in World War II, it may be of interest to pass in review the main events of this tremendous conflict. The first year of the war was on the whole characterized by the “Blitzkrieg” of Hitler’s forces in which the German mechanized forces scored brilliant victories, partly because of their overwhelming power and thorough preparedness over against the unpreparedness of Great Britain and France, partly because of repeated surprise movements of the German army in connection with a ruthless trampling under foot of the rights of smaller nations. The war was started when Hitler...

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