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The Modernistic Interpretation of Scripture (6)

E. MODERNISM ON THE CONFESSIONS 1. Modernism Evading and Enervating the Confessions The opening tactic of Modernism with respect to the Reformed and Presbyterian (Calvinistic) creeds has been to either remove the creeds altogether, or to exile them to dusty showcases of the ecclesiastical museum. Steps in this direction have been to make minor revisions […]

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Church-Controlled Schools

One of the first themes that the freshman student at Calvin College was required to write in English 103 some years ago was: “Should Calvin College Be a Church-Controlled School?” This question was asked because it was one which was debated at considerable length by clergy, faculty, members of the board of trustees, and even […]

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Revelation 13:1-18

LESSON XXXI (Revelation 13: 1-3a) The Beast 1. Vs. 1. a) “And I stood upon the sand of the sea.” The R.V. is more correct: he stood upon the sand of the sea. 1) The reference is to the dragon. 2) He went to arise, in order that he may give his power to make […]

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Hymns

While this article deals with hymns, it is not the intention of the writer to enter at this time into the present controversy concerning the use of hymns in our church services. There seems to be little question concerning the use of hymns in our schools and homes, at “hymnsings,” for special programs, and on […]

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The Third Cross

The Third Cross Avin Harry Johnston – Zondervan Publishing Co. – 346 pp. – $3.50 The Third Cross, written by A. H. Johnston, is a sincere attempt to write a Christian novel. The depth of thought, the type of romance, and the perpetuance of action make this novel especially appealing to those of Junior High […]

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Coming to the Father

“no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” – John 14:6b Few chapters in all the Word of God are more touching, more tender and loving, than this 14th chapter of John. Spoken as it was in the very shadow of the cross, this is not surprising, The hearts of the disciples are troubled […]

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The Settled Question

There is a question that has often arisen in Protestant Reformed groups. Attempts to settle the question by discussion have met with little success. The statement that the question ought to be a settled one has proved even less successful as a solution to the problem. The question has not been asked openly for quite […]

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Boycotted?

The editor of Beacon Lights requested me to write an account of the troublous situation which has arisen because of and against our labors here in the Tripp-Menno area. The term “boycott” means: to combine against by refusing to deal with or associate with. It is the refusal of all dealings with a person or […]

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