All Articles For Vol 65 Issue 04 11/15/1988

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A national Day of Thanksgiving notwithstanding, giving thanks is not everybody’s business. Not even giving thanks for food, freedom, and family is everybody’s business. For this intensely spiritual (and rare!) activity, sound doctrine is necessary. The ground from which thanksgiving grows is not a fertile field of wheat, but a heart plowed, cultivated, and watered by the Holy Spirit with the Word of God. Many a farmer in the United States whose acreage and livestock produced abundantly this past season will miserably fail to give thanks to God next week (as many a Canadian counterpart failed to do last month),...

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•We like to have the young people read our magazine; and we like to have college and university students take into account in their education what The Standard Bearer has to say. Besides, we know from experience the proverbial poverty of the college student. Therefore, we are offering to send The SB, with our compliments, to those college and university students who are living away from home (we trust that those living at home are reading their parents’ copy). Students, send us your address in care of the Business Manager, P.O.

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  I Thessalonians 5:18 There are three great truths concerning thanksgiving taught in this little verse. Thanksgiving is not to be limited to special occasions or to a special day. We are to be giving thanks in everything. Just as we are to rejoice evermore and to pray without ceasing, so we are to be giving thanks always. Thanksgiving in everything also means thanksgiving for everything. Nothing lies outside the scope of...

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