All Articles For Vol 19 Issue 04 11/15/1942

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Normal for man, who is made a rational, moral creature, is that he love God with all his heart and mind and soul and strength. Such is the living will of God for him. It is the great commandment. All other commandments are implied in this. Even the love of the neighbor is “like unto it.” For you may love the neighbor only for God’s sake, even as you may love yourself only as existing and living unto Him. Hence, love of the neighbor is impossible if you do not love God. The love of God is and remains the...

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Classis East met Wednesday, April 1, at Fuller Ave. After the singing of No. 112 from the Psalter, Rev. P. De Boer read I Cor. 13 and led in prayer. The credential letters were received and read. Classis then is declared con­stituted, and Rev. J. De Jong is called upon to preside. The president speaks a word of wel­come and asks the delegates who are present for the first time to sign the articles of subscription. The minutes of the preceding meeting of Classis were read and approved. A report of a committee in regard to the traveling expenses of...

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Singing is a prominent part of our divine worship. It also finds a place in the daily life of the Christian. Many a song is sung by God’s children in their homes, and many a soul loves to utter itself in this manner. In our Divine worship it certainly is an integral part. The redeemed child of God immediately feels that his serving God would be incomplete without it. How our older members love those Holland psalms! And I’m sure that the Psalter finds as much favor with many of us. This truth certainly is not a phenomenon. God has...

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Such is the difficult though timely subject assigned to us for this article. We say, difficult, because it is a subject which, with all its related questions, has occasioned much contention in the past and concerning which there is much difference of opinion even today. And we add that it is timely, because our task as we see it is not merely to bring out the difference between games of skill and games of chance, but also to ascertain as to whether or not these games should have a place in our lives, and if so, to point out how...

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When one writes an essay on the subject “Doctrinal Instruction and the Christian School” one will undoubtedly be guided by his conception of the main and fundamental purpose of the Christian School. You must have definite convictions on questions such as these: “Is the Christian School an extension of the home or is it an extension of the Church? Does the School find its origin in nature or in grace? Is the School earthly or is it heavenly? Does it deal directly and principally with matters spiritual or temporal? Is it a God appointed institution or is it an institution...

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In the category of Christian doctrines that of Christian Stewardship is not the most difficult to apprehend mentally. In no way does it require mental exertion to understand its fundamental principles. Neither does it require a genius to comprehend its practical significance and exercise. However, simple though this doctrine may be, I cannot think of another doctrine which is wider in scope and involves a greater portion of our Christian life. Christian stewardship is so wide in scope that it completely covers our entire relation with respect to God, to man, to the world, to time and to eternity and...

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The people of Israel, after their victory on the east of the Jordan, fell back to the plains of Moab, opposite Jericho. And here the journeyings of the Israelites may be said to have terminated. From this point, in the following spring, they crossed the Jordan and entered the promised land. The near approach of the people of Israel to Moab and Midian greatly alarmed the kings of these peoples, and, not daring to engage them in battle, they sent messengers to Balaam, a celebrated Chaldean diviner, begging that he would come and curse Israel for them. Balaam took counsel...

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Radio Address of Oct. 25, over W. L. A. V. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Salvation has often popularity, yet not inaptly, been defined as that work of God, whereby we are delivered from the greatest evil, and made partakers of the highest good. The greatest evil is our sin and death, our guilt and pollution, our damnableness before God and our incapability of doing anything that is pleasing to Him, our being children of wrath and our separation from God, And the highest good is usually called “eternal life” in the Scriptures. And “eternal life” is not merely unending existence after...

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And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went, and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread, and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. I Kings...

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