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All Articles For Vol 19 Issue 12 3/15/1943

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We have been hearing a great deal the last years of the sect known as Jehovah’s witnesses. In many parts of the country they have been jailed, or attacked by mobs and stoned out of town. They have been denounced as fifth columnists, fascists, saboteurs, and the like. Undoubtedly, most us, at one time or another, have met them. For it is quite a common experience to have them to come to your door, and to find them handing you a tract or a book with the slogan, “Millions now living will never die.” Sometimes they will park a sound-truck...

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The United Nations are today engaged in an all our struggle of life and death with the Axis Powers to destroy German Nazism from the earth. All of us sincerely hope that ere long the bloody warfare may be brought to an end and the dominion of National Socialism in its present farm banished as well as vanquished. But will peace mean freedom from fear and want for all men in all lands? That is one of the peace aims pointedly agreed upon by the two heads of the governments of the United States and Great Britain. The sixth point...

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It may be considered a strange, yet wholly natural phenomenon that the desire to christianize education in the public schools is generally found among those who are lax in their support of Christian instruction. Parents, who are remiss in the fulfillment of their covenant pledge, “to instruct and help instruct this child in the doctrine of this Christian church”, are usually enthusiastic when confronted with the question whether the Bible should be introduced into the schools of our land. On the other hand, the true and ardent supporters of our Christian schools are apt to look askance at this movement...

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A strike has been defined as “the act of a body of workmen employed by the same master, in stopping work together at  a prearranged time, and refusing to continue until higher wages, or shorter time, or some other concession is granted them by the employer.” (Black’s Law Dictionary) This definition, which agrees in essence with various other definitions on the subject, can serve our purpose to establish what is to be understood by the strike as it is commonly known among us, in the sphere of labor and industry. It is necessary to make a distinction at the outset...

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Anyone who might think that the subject Prohibition and Temperance is not up to date, is wholly mistaken. The writer of this article also thought that the above subject was really out of date. However a little investigation was sufficient to make him change his mind. It is true of course that the prohibition era is a matter of the past. However, that does not mean that all citizens of our country are satisfied with the present situation, Fact is that there are still millions of prohibitionists who would like nothing better than to once more force the prohibition yoke...

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(The literary Contest of Christianity in the first three centuries) Having noticed how the enemies of Zion strove to silence the truth through their slanders and heresies, having exposed these heresies as to their primary principles, let us now, in the second place, have regard to the significance of this vile doing of unbelief for the church and the truth. If we are to succeed in the attempt to grasp this, significance, we certainly must take our stand on the foundation of the truth and the fact that also this rioting of unbelief was God’s work, that in slandering the...

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“Whence knowest thou this?” Whence knowest thou that our Lord Jesus Christ is “that Mediator, who is in one person both very God, and a real righteous man?” And whence knowest thou that this Mediator is “of God made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption?” To this question the Catechism gives one of the finest answers in the whole book of instruction: “From the holy gospel, which God Himself first revealed in Paradise; and afterwards published by the patriarchs and prophets, and represented by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law; and lastly has fulfilled it...

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Attention must be called to Van Til’s idea and application of the “limiting concept,” which is closely related to his notion and use of the “paradox.” Let us quote him: “If we hold to a theology of the apparently paradoxical we must also hold by consequence to the Christian notion of a limiting concept. The non-Christian notion of the limiting concept has been developed on the basis of the non-Christian conception of mystery. By contrast we may think of the Christian notion of the limiting concept as based upon the Christian notion of mystery. The non-Christian notion of the limiting...

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And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow per- verting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. Luke 23:1-3 The King before the Beast! For, indeed, Jesus is the King! King He is, not in His own name, nor by the power of the sword, nor by the will of the people, but by...

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