RIGHT TO WORK “Right to work” laws have had a long history in this country. And this history is of great concern to the people of God who are conscience bound not to join existing labor unions, and who are often forced to quit their jobs and take positions which offer lower pay because of these convictions.
Many and varied are the activities of the worshippers when they gather together in the house of God. Perhaps many of us are not even aware of all that transpires in the short span of ninety minutes spent in church. Much of what we do is done so routinely that we fail to be impressed with the significance of each step in the order of worship. Our mind and will is not always in that spiritual frame that is requisite for us to enter consciously into that exercise of “worshipping in spirit and in truth;” and, consequently, the elements of...
In our preceding article, discussing the Lutheran view of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, we were criticizing this conception of consubstantiation. The Lutherans believe that the body of Christ is present at the Lord’s Supper exactly because it is everywhere present. We now continue with our criticism of this conception.
Many of us said it, and well-nigh all of us felt it. It took the assassination of a president to get some decent music on the radio! For three or four days the only music aired was that of a high caliber. Even the callous, sin-hardened world felt that there was something wrong with the clashing, discordant, wild, jungle noise that passes in these days for music, and that it was out of place.
And the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you . . . ? Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen: let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. Judges 10:11, 13, 14
The First Helvetic Confession, Art. 21, also describes the sacraments. In this article the emphasis evidently falls on the fact that the sacraments, considered as a whole, do not merely consist in the signs and seals, but also include the things signified. The article reads as follows: “The signs, which, in the church of Christ, are called sacraments, are two, baptism and the Eucharist (the Lord’s Supper). These symbols of hidden things do not consist of mere signs, but the signs and the things themselves.