All Articles For Vol 34 Issue 04 11/15/1957

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Before proceeding with our exposition of this article, we want to call attention to the fact that this, accusation, that Reformed doctrine makes of man a stock and block, has come to be used as a sort of bogey-man and that too, rather successfully in some cases. For some reason, possibly because of a faulty understanding of this accusation and of the truth over against it, there are those who are rather easily frightened out of their Reformed position by this charge.

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In Germany, Innocent became the umpire of the imperial election. The electors were divided between two aspirants to, the throne, Philip of Swabia, the brother of Henry VI, who was Crowned at Mainz, and Otto, the son of Henry the Lion, who was crowned at Aachen by Adolf, archbishop of Cologne. Otto was the nephew of Richard Coeur de Lion and John of England, who supported his claims with their gold and diplomacy. Both parties made their appeal to Rome, and it is not a matter of surprise that Innocent’s sympathies were with the Guelf, Otto, rather than with the...

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In this section of the 14th Chapter of Corinthians Paul rebukes a few women in the congregation, who did not, evidently, understand their God-ordained place in relationship to the male members in the church. Fact is, that they were those who did not understand this place in the church because they did not know these first principles in the home, in the marital relationship of husband and wife! 

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Nor is it difficult to see that the same general truth is applicable to the influence of the last three horses. Also these have a two-fold effect according as they meet with different objects. What is evil to the world is by no means evil to the children of God. The same adversity causes the one to rise in rebellion and curse God, the other to humble himself and be patient. The same affliction hardens the one, and brings the other to repentance and sanctifies him. The same tribulation that brings despair to the one causes the other to glorify...

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