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Seminar Synopsis

In 1957, a committee was appointed by the Federation of Protestant School Societies to investigate the possibility of setting up a Protestant Reformed Normal School, an institution where all Protestant Reformed teachers and prospective teachers would receive their formal training. This committee, consisting of T. Langerak, G. VanOverloop, T. Newhof, F. Hanko, and Rev. H. […]

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The Incarnation

“And the Word was made flesh.” John 1: 14a Incarnation! What a miracle, and what a mystery! It means: coming into or being clothed with flesh. We might, of course, also speak of the birth of Christ. However, that is not enough. The mere word “birth” does not express what really happened in that wonderful […]

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A History of the Jesuit Order (1)

Its Origin The Jesuits, or the Society of Jesus (S.J.) is the name of a notorious religious order in the Romish church. The name “Jesuit” was never used by the founder, being used derogatively to mean one who used the name of Jesus too freely, or unwisely. The founder was the Spanish fanatic Ignatius Loyola […]

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Revelation 14:1-8

LESSON XXXV (Revelation 14:1-5) With the Lamb on Mount Zion (On the whole the text of the Revised Version is better here than that of the King James Version; hence, it is followed in these notes.) 1. Vs. 1. The Lamb on Mount Zion and the 144,000. a) This vision stands in contrast to the […]

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Christmas in Our Schools

Dear Protestant Reformed Youth: I was asked to write a few lines for you this month in connection with the proper celebration of Christmas in our own Christian schools. Certain areas were suggested, such as “should we do this?” or “Ought we do that?” I feel that the idea behind the suggestions was to reflect […]

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A Christian Christmas?

Boys and girls, men and women, grandparents and grandchildren, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters all look forward to the celebration of Christmas. Many countries celebrate festivals during the Christmas season and many countries have added traditions to the celebration of Christmas. Christmas is a time when halls are […]

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The Minister Shortage

Among the problems which face our churches at the present, one of the greatest undoubtedly is the shortage of minister of the Word. And, the problem seems to be growing worse instead of becoming less serious. The need seems more acute, for the supply is declining in proportion to the increase of the demand. Many […]

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Mirth and Madness

At no other time of the year does the behavior of the American people as closely approach insanity as at Christmas. One glance at a red-colored date, five sixths of the way through the December calendar, and an entire nation lurches into incredible activity. Like the fabled hordes of the Ghengis Khan, its people descend […]

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