There was one lecture which the undersigned gave in 1960 which was not mentioned in the former issue ofThe Standard Bearer under “Missionary Notes.” I refer to the lecture which was held by the undersigned in the American Legion Hall at Tripp, S.D. This lecture was held December 14, 1960. Permit me to tell you something about this lecture and the experience we had at this city of South Dakota.
FEDERAL AID TO SCHOOLS For a considerable time the question of government aid to schools has appeared on the front pages of newspapers and in various articles in church periodicals. On the one hand, when Russia launched its first sputnik and the people of America were given a glimpse of the scientific progress of their enemy, the immediate reaction was to blame the American educational process for falling behind in the education of its children and young citizens.
Is it proper for the church to administer the sacrament of baptism to children that have been adopted? Quite naturally this question should be preceded by another. Is it proper to adopt and to give out children for adoption?
In connection with this bit of history we must explain, in the second place, the anti-Anabaptist position which this confession so emphatically and openly assumes. We shall not enter in detail into the history of the Anabaptist excesses of this period. Those who are interested may study this history for themselves. But to explain why our confession is so emphatically opposed to the position of the Anabaptists and refers to their errors more than once we must remember, in the first place, that at the time of the Reformation in the Lowlands the Anabaptist movement also made its appearance.
In our preceding article, appraising that form of Rationalism which is known as Deistical Rationalism, we observed, in the first place, that it is surely contrary to the teachings of the Word of God. And, in the second place, we also pointed out that this presentation is contrary to all that which is taught us by history. However, this is not all.
Quoted in its entirety the slogan is, “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” All of our readers, no doubt, know that this slogan is used to strive to bring about more sanity in our driving habits and to keep down the mounting toll of lives that are lost daily on our highways. The slogan makes a direct appeal to the motorist to consider that he endangers his own life as well as that of others when he drives carelessly.
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and Christ Jesus our hope; unto Timothy my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel; And Aaron spake all the words which the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. And the people believed: and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.
1. And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2. For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.