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I shall now proceed to examine into the truth of the innuendoes of the Rev. Kuiper against our missionary. Let me first of all ask the editor of The Banner to make a sincere attempt to appreciate our Protestant Reformed view of the work of our missionary. He complains that the Rev. Kok creates dissatisfaction and disturbance in the Christian Reformed Churches. I frankly reply that such is his calling. And no fair-minded Protestant Reformed man will deny this. In fact, such is the calling of any missionary, whether at home or abroad. A missionary that does not cause disturbance...

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Friday, May the ninth. 10 P.M. About three hours ago undersigned arrived home again from a visit to all our churches in the West. My speedometer indicates that I traveled seven thousand two hundred and nineteen miles. About the trip and the work done I hope to write in the near future. Let it be sufficient at this time to state that we had a very pleasant and, I believe, a very blessed journey. Just called up the printer of the Standard Bearer to find out how much copy was still wanted for the issue of May 15. Seventeen typewritten...

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A fine morning it was, that of April 7, when we left Grand Rapids to begin our lecture tour through all our churches in the West, not only in Iowa and Minnesota, but also in Montana and California. The air was crisp and invigorating, the sky was clear and holding the promise of a beautiful day. And before we had been on the way long, the sun appeared above the horizon to flood the earth with its golden.glory. Our hearts were filled with the joyous hope of a pleasant trip. When I say “we” I am not using the more...

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Before I continue my narrative, I want to tell you something. On the eve of my departure from Manhattan, after my last lecture, a group of young folks, with smiling faces, and bubbling over with young life, took me to task for what I had written last year in our paper about the weather in Manhattan and the Montana climate, and they dared me to write anything derogatory on that delicate subject this time. It is my experience that in many States people talk about their weather and climate as if they made it themselves. Well, the above mentioned young...

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At the time when our synod was held and when, therefore, as many of the editors of the Standard Bearer were in Grand Rapids as could ever be expected, the president of the staff, the Rev. G. M. Ophoff, called a meeting of the editorial staff for the purpose of discussing the desirability of changing the setup of our paper and introducing possible improvements. The meeting was held on May 26, in the consistory room of the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids. Present were the editors, the Revs. G. M. Ophoff, G. Vos and the undersigned; the associate...

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As we wrote in our last article, we left Manhattan on Thursday, April 24. The distance from Manhattan to Bellflower by auto is about 1200 miles. And as we left about seven thirty in the morning, and planned to be in Bellflower by Friday evening, we had no time to spare. Once more our way led through the beautiful Gallatin Canyon to West Yellowstone, thence westward for a short stretch over the Continental Divide, and after that our main direction was south, so that it became warmer as we made progress. At West Yellowstone, which we reached a little after...

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In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Eph. 1:13, 14 Ye also. . . . This in distinction from “we. . . . who first trusted in Christ.” The glorious mystery of the will of God, according to the good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, and which He made known unto us,...

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In his latest radio address President Roosevelt informed the American public that he had “issued orders to the navy that all necessary steps be taken to insure the safety of communications in the approaches between Iceland and the United States, as well as on other seas between the United States and all other strategic outposts.” Mr. Roosevelt, moreover, in the same speech, was quite insistent on the delivery of American-made war materials to Great Britain and their passage through the American defense zones at all costs. And he warned that all axis warships will be fired upon at sight if...

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At the last synod of the Christian Reformed Churches a rather miserable case was considered in connection with their mission work among the Indians, more particularly with the work at Rehoboth. On the surface it appeared to be the question whether “white patients” should be admitted to the hospital there, but it was repeatedly stated that there was a “deeper problem at the bottom of the whole matter.” It is not our purpose to review the whole case as it was considered by the Christian Reformed Synod. There is chiefly one point of interest to which we would like to...

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The “America First Committee,” in a brief pamphlet recently distributed by them, reminds the President of the United States, and the American people, of some “solemn and sacred pledges” Mr. Roosevelt made during his 1940 election campaign. He said: “We are arming ourselves not for any purpose of conflict or intervention in foreign disputes. I repeat again that I stand on the platform of our party; we will not participate in foreign wars and will not send our Army, Naval or Air Forces to fight in foreign lands outside of the Americas except in case of attack. “It is for...

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