It does not require keen powers of observation to detect that we live in the midst of a hedonistic culture. Perhaps that word “hedonistic” is, by reason of its very foreignness, a euphemism, i.e., a nice sounding word for a very evil and ugly reality. Simply put, a hedonistic culture is a culture in which men are lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. And please note: I do not say, “more than lovers of God.” That would make it a matter of degree. But I say, “rather than lovers of God.” That makes it a:matter of antithesis, a...
Some months ago we reported to you about a new attempt in the State of Michigan to bring about parochiaid, that is, state funding of non-public schools. The proposal, promoted chiefly by the same forces (including Christian School men) which formerly tried to legalize parochiaid, was a kind of two-edged sword. On the one hand, it proposed the elimination of property taxes as the chief source of school revenue; and it would require the state government to provide some other means of tax support (at state level) to fund the schools.
“Ques. 12. Since, then, by the righteous judgment of God, we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, is there no way by which we may escape that punishment, and be again received into favor? “A. God will have his justice satisfied: and therefore we must make full satisfaction, either by ourselves, or by another. “Ques. 12. Can we ourselves then make this satisfaction? “A. By no means; but on the contrary we daily increase our debt.