All Articles For Vol 56 Issue 09 2/1/1980

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February 1, 1980 Dear Timothy,  We were talking about the power with which we are endowed by God to know ourselves. You will recall that we ended our last letter with a discussion of the apparent conflict between the Scriptural injunction on the one hand to live lives of self forgetfulness, and on the other to be constantly busy with knowing ourselves in some sense — as in self-examination. 

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The attack of Satan upon the Christian home and family is nothing new, only now it has become more bold. Always have the home and family been of prime concern for Satan, because they are two of the foundation stones of society — that is, society defined loosely as the sphere in which the church functions or the circle in which God’s people live and move in connection with all other men and things. Society as we know it depends on the home and family. All of our life and activity stem out of the home and family. 

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It is rather commonly thought among us that believers really have no essential calling as far as mission work is concerned. Other than supporting the mission program of the churches by means of prayer and offerings, believers have no mission calling. At least they are not directly involved in mission work. That task belongs to the missionaries and preachers and to the consistories and Synods and Mission Committees. This notion is all wrong and we ought to rid ourselves completely of it. The believer has not only a significant calling in mission work but an essential one.

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February 1, 1980 Dear Timothy,  We were talking about the power with which we are endowed by God to know ourselves. You will recall that we ended our last letter with a discussion of the apparent conflict between the Scriptural injunction on the one hand to live lives of self forgetfulness, and on the other to be constantly busy with knowing ourselves in some sense — as in self-examination. 

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Price Increase. The pressures of inflation have forced the Board of the R.F.P.A. to increase the subscription price of our Standard Bearer to $9.00 per year. Substantial increases in publishing costs at every level make this necessary. We trust that our readers will understand and will realize that at less than 50¢ per issue the Standard Bearer is still a good magazine bargain. Let me take this opportunity also to suggest and urge that our churches inflate their collections for the Standard Bearer.

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