All Articles For Vol 18 Issue 17 6/1/1942

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Just what is the goal and end we seek to attain in the matter of Christian instruction? What is the one dominating aim of the effort expended in the matter of Christian education? Such is the question in answer to which we shall first of all have something to say about the aim as such, and then secondly treat of the realization of this high ideal. The Aim Itself Aim is always an important matter. The gunner on the battle front understands this full well. He must know what the objective is before he can train his gun on that...

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The name angel of the Lord first occurs at Genesis 16:6-13 as an appellation of the messenger who appears to Hagar, when she fled from the face of her mistress Sarah It is the angel of the Lord who calls from heaven to Abraham that he shall not lay his hand upon the lad Isaac (Gen. 22:11); speaks to Jacob in a dream that he has seen all that Laban did to him (3:11); and calls to Moses in a flame of fire out of the midst of the bush (Ex. 3:12). It is again the angel of the Lord...

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Already the question is widely discussed, what is to be done to the world after the war. That dark and difficult days are ahead, no one seems to doubt. That there is great danger of moral and economical bankruptcy most thinking men admit. That some kind of a new world-order will emerge from the present universal chaos, all recognize. That this new world-order will be one inaugurated by the democratic nations (to which Russia, too, belongs) is often taken for granted. And that this world-order that is to come will be based upon righteousness and brotherhood among all nations, is...

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My attention was called to a curious reference to my name in the Sunday School Guide of April 12, 1942. In an article by the Rev. Bert Brouwer of Muskegon, Mich., discussing the value of “evangelism,” the author goes out of his way to condemn my views of the true preaching of the gospel in distinction from that “hawking” of Christ that is so prevalent in our country today, and is characteristic of much of the Arminian preaching both within and outside of the Church. He quotes a paragraph from my little pamphlet entitled “Jesus Savior and the Evil of...

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Simple Talks On The Tabernacle, by D. H. Dolman, M.A., D.D. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Price $1.50. This is a very readable book for the general public on a very interesting subject, written by a devout believer of Holy Writ. The contents of the book are quite what the title would make one expect. The different chapters present brief expositions, in simple form and with spiritual applications, of the tabernacle and its furniture. Of all the “talks” I like the one in Chapter XIII the best. The author leaves the impression that he believes in sovereign grace. Read...

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A so-called “Calvinistic Conference” is scheduled to be held in Grand Rapids in June. At this conference the Rev. H. J. Ockenga, pastor the Park St. Church in Boston, is to deliver the keynote address. Now, surely, if the keynote address is to serve its purpose, it ought to sound the basic note that should be heard throughout all the speeches and discussions of the conference. And if this is to be true in a Calvinistic Conference, that keynote address ought to be very sharply and definitely Calvinistic. If this does not characterize the keynote address, if it should sound...

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