All Articles For Vol 19 Issue 11 3/1/1943

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Dear Mr. Editor: I was very sorry to read the article “Gedachten Over De C. L. A.” by A. H. This article had reference to a group of Christian men and women who have banded together to give help, advice and support, not alone to its own members but also to those outside of its organization, who have conscientious objections to joining with the worldly unions,. The C. L. A. in its struggle does not seem to be understood, not even among the leaders in our own churches. I think it is the duty of our laboring men to investigate...

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For all who love the truth of God as revealed in Scripture, and who confess the sovereign grace of Almighty God, the importance of this subject must be self-evident. No apology for an article of this nature need be given. However, for the sake of clarification of our subject we will submit a few remarks of an introductory nature. Our chief interest in this essay is to make an inquiry into the relationship of the two concepts in the subject under consideration. Were we to define the terms “election” and “foreordination” what would we consider to be their proper “’differentiation”?...

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No doubt this subject reminds the reader of the subject of the drama and dramatization or of the novel. And although there is close relation, the subject “the dramatic element and the novel”, does not concern itself with the individual subjects of the drama or dramatization, nor with a complete treatment of the novel. Our subject is limited to the dramatic element and especially as it is prominent in the novel. In the interest of wholesome, edifying art and entertainment for Christian people these subjects, the novel and the drama, have often come to our attention. The drama has come...

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Looking back over some eight years of history as a Reformed Christian School Society, we exclaim with the saints of old: “The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad!” For eight years our children were the recipients of what we are convinced to be distinctive Reformed Christian Instruction. The wonderful truth which we as parents have somewhat learned to know and love, namely, that God is God and all that it implies, is also taught our children in the day school. God first and last and all the time. It certainly is a wonder of God’s...

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He appeared in the civics class, and He said: “My Kingdom is not of this world.” Some mocked with this, others skeptically shrugged their shoulders at that term “kingdom” for we have a democracy. If that kingdom moreover is not of this world we shall have to rethink our position on civics, it might mean a new civics book and a new philosophy of sociology and ethics. That is all so revolutionary it seems. And who will write such a new book and where will we get teachers to teach it if such a new book should be written. In...

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(The literary Contest of Christianity in the first three centuries) As I wrote in my previous article, already in the times of the apostles many Jews and pagans became Christians but in name only and smuggled their false religious notions and practices into the church, where they matured and eventually became known as Ebionism and Gnosticism. Ebionism is Judaizing Christianity; Gnosticism is paganizing Christianity. The Ebionites were thus the successors of the non-Christian Judaists: and the Gnostics were the successors of the non-Christian Neo-Platonists. The Ebionites and the Gnostics were the heretics in the Christian Church. They formed the Christian...

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Who then is that Mediator, who is in one person both very God, and a real righteous man? For this question we, perhaps, had been looking for some time. We probably grew impatient with the Catechism as it discussed the hopelessness of our condition, the impossibility of salvation on our part, and the question of a possible Mediator, the necessity of His being true and eternal God and real righteous man in one person. And all the while we were left groping in the darkness of our sin and misery. Yet, we saw how essential it is for the maintenance...

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Another question was sent in by IT. A. V. P. of Holland, Mich. The question is whether, if anyone is to be saved, the Word of God must always be preached to him by an ordained minister or missionary. The question is elucidated by different examples. If an American soldier tells a Japanese soldier about Christ on the battlefield, or if a Japanese soldier, who is not acquainted with the way of salvation, finds a Bible and reads it, can he not be saved through this means? Briefly: “Does Scripture teach that God can and will save only those to...

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