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The Church with a Mystic Tendency
The readers of The Standard Bearer will recall that in the November 1, 1956 issue we called attention to a little pamphlet produced by C. Breed of the Strict Baptist Church. This article was read by another Baptist minister in Hamilton, Ohio, who directed a letter to the editor-in-chief of The Standard Bearerasking for information relative to the pamphlet. His letter, which also contained the Articles of Faith of his particular church, was directed to me for an answer.
The editor of The Contender is opposed to the teaching of the separation of church and state because, as he claims, it implies a denial of the fundamental truths of the Sovereignty of God and that of Absolute Predestination. The validity of this argument we hope to consider presently.
The title of this article refers, of course, to the parable of the sower. This parable, which is the first recorded parable of our Lord, is related by Matthew, Mark and Luke.
Lau (we concluded our last article by quoting from a few men who state their opinion of Gregory the Great, and we wish to quote from a few more—H.V.) says (in his excellent monograph: “The spiritual qualities of Gregory’s character are strikingly apparent in his actions. With a clear, practical understanding, he combined a kind and mild heart; but he was never weak.
The budget has now been established. When we began this series on “Giving In His Fear” these budgets were in the process of being drawn up or else were nothing more than proposals to be presented to the congregations for adoption.
The section of Matthew 11:25-27 to which we call attention in this essay is verse 27, which reads as follows: “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father, neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”
There are still other scriptures to which an appeal can be made in support of the view that the covenant with Noah was a covenant of special grace and not a covenant of common grace. I Peter 3:19-21, “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometimes were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by the water.
Unbiblical Divorce and Remarriage We were still going to call your attention to the texts concerning divorce and remarriage in Matt. 19:9 and Luke 16:18. Notice, first of all, that in these verses taken together, there is mention of three different parties that commit adultery.
“Behold, Thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before Thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in Thee.” Psalm 39:5, 7