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Man has a sense of values. His sense of values differs in kind from the sense of values, which is proper to the irrational creature, the animals. The natural man too has a sense of values which differs from both that of the animals and that of spiritual man. The natural man can only mind […]

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Imitation

Billy was a little tot of 4 years old. His mother was busily working in the kitchen as he contentedly sat in his favorite chair in the den. He sat very still for he knew mother would chase him out if she discovered his presence. As he sat there, his eyes lit upon the cigarette […]

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Unions (8)

The methods which the labor unions of America have used in order to accomplish their aims are in direct violation of the fifth commandment. This commandment speaks of obedience of children to father and mother. “Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God […]

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Fellowship in Contrary Doctrines (2)

(Continued) Last month we raised three questions in connection with our attempt to determine the truth and error of II John 10. You will recall that this passage reads as follows: “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed; for he […]

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The Solar System (1)

Forsaking his tent in the sky, Arrayed as a bridegroom, the sun Comes forth in his glorious strength Rejoicing his circuit to run.   He tells through the length of the heavens His Maker’s great wisdom and might, And nothing in all of the earth Is hid from his heat and his light.   The […]

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In writing about a subject like this, it seems proper and fitting that before we discuss the subject itself, we should first have in mind some of the fundamental teachings of Scripture, and our Confessions that may apply here. First, let us remember that which we believe concerning the holy catholic church of Christ, namely […]

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Origin of Easter and Its Customs

The word, Easter, is only mentioned once in the King James Version of our Bible, (in Acts 12:4) and this is an incorrect translation of the original Greek. In the Revised Version and also in the new Revised Standard Version the word, “Passover,” is used instead of Easter, which is the correct rendering of the […]

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Thomas a Kempis

Thomas a Kempis was born in Kempen (40 miles northwest of Cologne) in 1380 and died near Zwolle (52 miles east northeast of Amsterdam in 1471). His paternal name was Hemerken or Hammerlein, “little hammer” (name given to him as a church father who rules and instructs others under paternal rule). Thomas was sent to […]

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Imitation

Billy was a little tot of 4 years old. His mother was busily working in the kitchen as he contentedly sat in his favorite chair in the den. He sat very still for he knew mother would chase him out if she discovered his presence. As he sat there, his eyes lit upon the cigarette […]

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Fellowship in Contrary Doctrines (2)

(Continued) Last month we raised three questions in connection with our attempt to determine the truth and error of II John 10. You will recall that this passage reads as follows: “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed; for he […]

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