All Articles For Vol 56 Issue 07 1/1/1980

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HET SCHARLAKEN KOORD, by Cornelius Lambragtse. Uitgeverij T. Wever, R.V.; Franeker, Nederland.  This is the second religious novel from the hand of Cornelius Lambregtse, which was published in 1975 and enjoyed a reprint in 1976. Religious novels in America usually prove disappointing, but that is not the case with the two written by Lambregtse; Both carry a sound religious note. 

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When Jacob appeared at the home of his uncle Laban, he was received in what appeared to be a warm welcome. From a natural point of view this would be natural, that is, the expected thing. Here was a relative whom they had never seen before, and who came from a far country. And indeed, with the means of transportation of that day, it was a far country.

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The last time: how are we living? Are we living in these last times by partaking of the king’s meat? Do we like the king’s meat? Do we find that it is desirable and that it tastes delicious? If our answer to those questions is yes, then we, you and I, are simply not living in these last times as we should. To put it bluntly, if our answer to those questions is yes, then we, you and I, are in deep spiritual trouble. We are in deep spiritual trouble. We are in deep spiritual trouble exactly because the Word...

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In our last article we discussed the subject of beginning our homes in the fear of the Lord. We emphasized how important it is to establish our homes in the fear of the Lord. It is in a sense, of course, easy to vow when we begin our homes that we will fear the Lord. We are inclined to be as Israel in the latter days of Joshua when Joshua charged Israel to choose to serve the Lord God.

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The people of God in our day live at a time of growing apostasy and immorality. It is a day of relative ease, on the other hand, in that the church undergoes no strong persecution. It is, therefore, a day of great temptation. There is a very real temptation to go to sleep—to turn our eyes away from our weaknesses and sins, in order to continue the so-called peace that we enjoy. The attitude of the world that everything is okay as long as it does not personally hurt another, is an attitude that the church is tempted to follow.

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“Burns Plays God”  I guess the element of shock has disappeared. One can expect anything and everything within Reformed circles. There are few, it seems, who blush anymore (Jer. 6:15). Yet one can not help but be disappointed and disgusted at the extent of departure from the truths of Scripture and of the confessions of the Reformed churches. 

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