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Communication

A brother sen[t] the following questions for me to answer. Rev. G. M. Ophoff, Dear Brother: I read with considerable interest your article, in the February 15 issue of the Standard Bearer, entitled, “The Author of the Book of Ecclesiastes.” In general, I agree with your conclusions, especially in regard…

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Communication

As the readers will recall, a brother sent me some questions on the book of Ecclesiastes. Two of these questions I have answered in the immediately foregoing issue of this magazine. The questions left unanswered for lack of space are the following: “Finally, how are the questionable actions of Solomon…

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The Manna

Having delivered the people of Israel from their Egyptian bondage, the Lord led them into a region of deserts, waterless tablelands, barren mountain chains and valleys where streams ran dry—the Sinai Peninsula. By bringing them into this trackless wilderness, the Lord took from them every natural resource and in particular…

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The Gainsayers

(The Literary Contest of Christianity in the First Three Centuries) The Christians in the Graeco-Roman world were a people who, by the mercy of God, had identified themselves with the truth in Christ Jesus. For the truth they witnessed. Christ’s name they confessed before men. And the result was, as…

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The Gainsayers

(The literary Contest of Christianity in the first three centuries) As I wrote in my previous article, already in the times of the apostles many Jews and pagans became Christians but in name only and smuggled their false religious notions and practices into the church, where they matured and eventually…

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The Gainsayers

(The literary Contest of Christianity in the first three centuries) Having noticed how the enemies of Zion strove to silence the truth through their slanders and heresies, having exposed these heresies as to their primary principles, let us now, in the second place, have regard to the significance of this…

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