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Pilgrim’s Digress

“The man made answer saying, I am one whose name is Valiant-for-truth, I am a pilgrim, and am going to the Celestial City.” John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress   But there was nothing of the kind:  only the long straight road, very narrow, and on the left crags rising within a few paces of the […]

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Convention Time

The 20th Annual P.R.Y.P. Convention was started with afternoon and evening registration on August 16 at First Church.  Here, each delegate and visitor received his banquet and outing tickets, plus a bright yellow badge announcing the theme, Faithful TODAY!  This was followed by the inspirational Mass Meeting, featuring the speech by Rev. H. Hoeksema on […]

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Covenant Youth and Drama

This concludes Prof. Hoeksema’s lecture on drama. ed.   And that brings me to my second main proposition, namely:  all drama is, as a matter of principle, wrong. In order to see this, we must have a definition of drama, first of all. By drama I do not refer to the literary composition as such.  […]

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What’s the Difference

The “What’s the difference?” attitude is not a new phenomenon, but is one which is ages old.  It is so old that is has existed almost as long as the now existent world.  That old deluder, Satan, came to Adam and Eve in Paradise and asked the very same question. The “What’s the difference?” attitude […]

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The Dilemma of Delinquency

Headlines in both large and small newspapers, over the radio, in all sorts of magazines and in every medium which reaches the masses shout about “juvenile delinquency.”  These references are frequent, condemning, and accusing as they make the term “teenager” synonymous with such words as criminal, delinquent, evil-doer, destructive, and many more derogatory names given […]

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Laying Down His Life For the Sheep

“and I lay down my life for the sheep” John 10:15b   Of course He does!  For many glorious reasons. “I am the good shepherd,” so He speaks in the preceding verse, “and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”  He knows, recognizes and acknowledges them as His own; and they know, recognize and […]

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Dear W.S.: After reading a copy of the “Youth for Christ Magazine” I would like to discuss with you some problems and questions sent into the youth counselor editor for advice.  One problem was, “Many times in discussion with other Christians, the question of eternal security comes up.  Would you please explain it, and give […]

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