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Discipline The Presbyterian Guardian of Nov. 15, 1952 has an editorial in which, in connection with the last national election, the calling of the Church in respect to sounding forth a clear testimony “on the subject of righteousness in personal conduct” is discussed. Writes the editor:
We interrupt our series of articles on I Peter 1:1ff. to call attention to the meaning of I John 2:15-17. In the first place we do so because we feel that a little diversion of subject matter might be welcome to the reader; we might be mistaken in this matter of desired diversion with every reader; however, on general principles I believe that we are right.
In this concluding article we will make a few remarks about the actual realization of this goal of having our own textbooks in our own school. Is it possible? How large a task is it? Whose work is it? How must we go about this work? Where must we begin? All these questions we face, and a multitude of others. But again, we undoubtedly are a long way toward a solution if we but first understand the problem and its ramifications well. Let us see. The Size of the Task
Why We Treat This Subject Now It is logical to treat this subject now.
The Animal Sacrifice of the Old Dispensation Having set forth what we believe to be the right conception, let us now attend to a view of the animal sacrifice that, to our mind, must be set aside as incorrect. We have reference to the view of Patrick Fairbairn. It may be known from the following excerpts from his pen (The Typology of the Scriptures page 54, Vol.
Lord’s Day 34 Q. 92. What is the law of God? A. God spake all these words, Exodus 20, Deut. 5, saying: I am the Lord thy God, which hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
There is still more in the Baptism Form concerning the promise to children of believers. We refer to the texts that are quoted in this part in proof of infant baptism, the one from the Old and the other from the New Testament, besides the concluding reference to the fact that Christ embraced the little children, laid His hands upon them, and blessed them.
“There be many that say: Who will show us any good? Lord, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us. Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. I will both lay me down in peace and sleep: for Thou, Lord, only maketh me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:6-8