All Articles For Vol 39 Issue 02 10/15/1962

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Youth is the time of strength. But youth is also the time of increasing independence. When a young man or woman reaches the period of full physical and mental development, he or she arrives at the moment of physical independence from father and mother. Such a youth is ready and able to support himself financially. He can get a job and often bring down a bigger pay check than his father is at the moment receiving. With broader education and specialization in a particular field he may become completely independent of financial help of his father. In fact his parents...

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Paul is giving Timothy some directives for the proper attitude toward the elders in the church who rule well; they are to be accounted worthy of double honor. The universal rule is here applied as expressed in the law of Moses: “Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.” However, the apostle also has directives for the proper motive and procedure in registering and receiving an “accusation” against an elder in God’s church. The passage here reads as follows:“Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. Them that sin rebuke before all,...

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And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel . . .  He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me: Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse...

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In Rev. 11:17, 18 we hear the church, by the mouth of the twenty-four elders, praising God in the following words: “We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”...

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Following the passage we discussed last time in Barth’s “Dogmatik” there is a long discussion ofRomans 9-11, which we will pass, because it really has nothing to do with our main purpose which is to show that Barth does not believe in reprobation, and also because, in as far as it probably has something to do with it, our discussion of his exegesis of this passage of Scripture would mean mere repetition. Besides, the same explanation of this important passage of the Word of God is virtually also found in his commentary on the Romans. But on page 336 and...

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“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”  Matthew 5:8 What does it mean when we speak of purity in heart? In order to know that, we will have to know first of all what is meant by the Word of God when it speaks of the heart of man. In Proverbs 4:23 we read the admonition: “Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life.” And Psalm 64:6 speaks of the heart as very deep. It shows us that the heart of man is the ethical spiritual center of his existence. Because in the...

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