All Articles For Vol 41 Issue 21 9/15/1965

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On September 2, 1965, Christ, the King of His Church, translated His faithful warrior-servant, Rev. H. Hoeksema, from the Church Militant to the Church Triumphant. Even to outsiders Rev. Hoeksema was famous as a voluminous writer, a strident lecturer and an eloquent pulpiteer; but to our denomination, and especially to his congregation he will always be remembered as a kind and loving pastor, a prodigious worker, an able teacher, and a faithful minister of the Word of God—a “Man of God.” Though his life was stormy, God graciously gave him a peaceful and serene end: he died in his sleep.

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Right To Work  The perennial problem of right to work laws is once again before our Congress. In the last pre-election campaign, President Johnson made his promise to labor to work for the repeal of section 14b of the Taft-Hartley Labor Law which guarantees legal standing to right to work laws enacted by the various states. 19 states have these laws on their books. The repeal of the right to work clause has already passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin and is now up for consideration in the Senate. 

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There is but one place in the Bible where the English translation employs the term “reasonable.” In our present day language the term means: having the faculty of reason, rational, sound judgment. However, in Biblical language the term has a meaning which must be determined not by merely consulting the dictionary, but must be determined by its meaning in the Greek; its meaning particularly as used in the sacred text. 

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Volume 41 Completed  This issue of our Standard Bearer completes another volume; and although this is not a “special” anniversary, we nevertheless wish to take note of this fact with thanksgiving to our God, Who has brought us hitherto.  In connection with the completion of this volume, your attention is called to the following: 

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There are times in life when there is danger in too much speed.  There are also times when there is certainly danger in delay.  When one’s house is afire, it is surely dangerous to delay calling the fire department, for example.  The same is true ecclesiastically speaking. When one’s ecclesiastical house is in danger of destruction, it is certainly dangerous to delay taking the proper measures to preserve it. If such measures are too long delayed, that house will certainly topple. 

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