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It must be understood and readily admitted that it is impossible to set forth all the “anti-Christian implications of Russian Communism. I say, this is impossible because Russian Communism is a “world and life view.” Therefore, it must of necessity express itself regarding all spheres. In other words, in every relationship of life experienced by man, Russian Communism has something to say. 

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The Christmas season is with us once again. What a wonderful time it is for the church of Jesus Christ! And what an amazing thing it is that we are privileged to commemorate these days—the miracle of Bethlehem! There is your salvation, centrally realized in the eternal Word become flesh. There the wonder of all wonders, the Incarnation, is accomplished via the sign of all signs, the Virgin Birth. There infinite justice and equally infinite grace unite to give life out of death, light out of darkness, blessed hope for utter despair, beauty for ashes, heaven for hell.

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One of the more impressive of the beasts of the field known to, and most often mentioned by the authors of the Old Testament Scriptures, is the proverbial King of Beasts, the lion. Though inhabiting the wilder regions of Biblical lands, it was frequently driven from its lair by either flood or its ravenous hunger to roam the more domesticated regions in search of prey. Besides its usual prey of deer, antelope, and the like, it was also known to attack the shepherds’ flocks upon mountainside and in the valleys, the beast of burden at pasture and upon the highways,...

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In the twenty-seventh chapter of the Book of Acts we read the narrative of the voyage, which, in the providence of God, Paul took as occasioned by his appeal to Caesar when he was indicted before Festus (Acts 25:10f.). But before Paul had made his defense before that governor he had received by promise the Divine assurance that he would be safely brought to Rome (Acts 23:11).

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Perhaps the most fitting passage of scripture to be read in this connection would be the twentieth-eighth chapter of Job where we have a contrast between earth’s most precious metals, and the greatest prize of heaven, wisdom. The chapter touches upon the process of mining, and the miner’s life, mentioning four of the six metals which are named in scripture. These metals are silver, gold, iron and copper (“brass,” A.V.). The other two metals mentioned elsewhere in the Bible are lead and tin.

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