All Articles For Vol 19 Issue 10 2/15/1943

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This enumeration does indeed represent an interest in numbers. But it is plain that its purpose was not to learn, through determination of numbers, the numerical strength of the nation as a fighting force. Nor does the command, “Take the sum of all the congregation. . . from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go to war in Israel,” lend support to this view. It can be shown from the context that the meaning of this instruction is: “Enumerate all of twenty years old andabove, those in this class disqualified for combat service by sickness and...

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This is the aftermath to the judicial punishment (to which the Israelites were doomed on account of their whoredoms and idolatry with Moab and Midian. It will be recalled that Midian and Moab had acted upon the advice of Balaam to call the children of Israel to the sacrifice of their gods in the consideration that, if the call were heeded, Jehovah in His anger would destroy Israel. The call was heeded, and we know with what results,. The camp was ravaged by a terrible plague in which 24,000 died. If the tempted Israelites deserved to be punished, much more...

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(The Literary Contest of Christianity in the First Three Centuries) The Christians in the Graeco-Roman world were a people who, by the mercy of God, had identified themselves with the truth in Christ Jesus. For the truth they witnessed. Christ’s name they confessed before men. And the result was, as we have seen, that the nameless pollutions of Rome were roused to a frenzy of rage. For Rome’s works were evil and the religion of Christ, the truth, was pure. So an attempt was made by the wicked, unbelieving Jews and Gentiles, to silence the Christians. One of the weapons...

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Esteemed Editor: The undersigned was interested to note that in your Jan. 1 issue of The Standard Bearer he has received his classification card from Mr. Veldkamp. He is classed as an extremist which is extremely interesting. It appears from B.V’s. article that there are three classes or schools of thought in regard to labor organizations. There are, on the one hand, the radical materially-minded C.LO.’s and the A.F.L.’s; on the other hand the extremists such as Rev. Hanko, Mr. Ten Elshof and others and between the two we find B.V. and his social justice plans which he expects to...

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Well friends, here I am again with a bit of news for our Standard Bearer. All too soon the year of 1942 has slipped away; and in the year gone by there was much sorrow and grief, but also pleasure and joy. In the world at large there are signs of much confusion, disharmony; war and destruction; but not a turning unto the God of the nations. And the Church in the midst of the world is inclined to lament: who shall show us any good? To be sure a sinful lamentation. It is well that the world asks this...

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One of the most beautiful gifts in Christ Jesus is ^prayer; there is no gift greater, none more sacred, more intimate and holy. Upon the divine injunction: “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God”, the Christian in prayer withdraws himself from the world about him and stands face to face with God to Whom he pours out the thoughts of his heart, and in it finds the fullest expression for his soul both in sorrow and in joy. In discussing the subject “Prayer for peace” we are,...

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It was New Year’s Eve. Two young men of the same neighborhood were proceeding down the street together. As they came abreast a large building where an all-night dancing party was in progress, one of them turned in, the other proceeded down the street until he came to the church which he regularly attended and where divine services were being held that evening. The one chose the pleasures of sin, the other passed it by for the service of his God. That’s Christian isolationism. The dictionary defines the verb “to isolate” as meaning, “to set apart.” The word “Christian’ ’in...

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Generally speaking we may say that there are especially two wrong conceptions of the Biblical idea of Mystery which are very prevalent in the Church today. The first is, that the scriptural idea of mystery is something which is hidden, something which is concealed from us. It is especially those who are addicted to this view, who are always ready to admonish those, who would seek to penetrate into the mysteries of God, and of His Word, with the words of Moses as recorded in Deuteronomy 29:29: “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which...

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The fullness of time, the time when “God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made tinder the law,” is noted for its many visions and revelations. Shortly before the birth of the Savior, the angel Gabriel was the bearer of amazing and glad tidings. He had been sent to the aged Zacharias as the latter was ministering in the temple, to announce to him that his wife Elizabeth should bear him a son, at whose birth many would rejoice, and who would be great in the sight of the Lord. Six months later the same Gabriel, “that stands...

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We cannot possibly call attention to every detail in Van Til’s work for I am afraid that I would weary the attention of our readers too much by doing so. As an illustration of Van Til’s meaning when he speaks of the “paradox,” and his application to the matter of “common grace,” therefore, I will make just one other quotation. The writer is discussing Point I, 1924, and particularly Dr. Schilder’s appraisal of its meaning over against Zwier. He writes: “The point of logic raised by Schilder is of a similar nature. Zwier replies that something more should have been...

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