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Taxes…With a Purpose!

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, […]

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Editorial

This age, in which man attempts to commercialize and corrupt all that is holy and godly, is nonetheless the age in which you, the youth of our churches, are called to be saints of God, vessels chosen unto His honor and endless glory.  Pointedly, this is of keen interest to you as youth of His […]

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If Thou Shalt Confess

Book by J.K. Van Baalen—Eerdmans—65 pp This booklet of 65 pages is intended for those confessing their faith in the bosom of the Christian Reformed Churches.  The author touches upon no less than eighteen topics, facets of the Christian life and experience.  These topics are not in any way arranged logically to the subject which […]

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Philip Melanchthon (3)

The final aspect of Melanchthon’s life with which we will deal has to do with his position as the chief spokesman for the Reformation in its colloquies and consultations with the Romish Church.  In this connection, his detractors hurl the accusation of “compromiser” against him.  Usually, modern critics of Philip muffle criticism as regards Philip’s […]

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Recapitulation and Resolution

The year 1962 is almost history, and we see in retrospect many events and happenings, both pleasant and unpleasant, that have affected us.  The passing year had different meanings for various people.  For some it meant graduation, a new job, or attending college; for others it meant taking up residency in a different part of […]

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The Unnoticed – Noticed

Last October I had a most interesting and enlightening Christian experience. While approaching the doors of First in Grand Rapids I halted and looked up.  There above the three sets of twin doors were three engravings projecting from the lintels.  These provoked me to take a longer and closer look – which I did with […]

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To Pay or Not to Pay

Coming as immigrants into the American colonies along with other aliens in the 17th century were groups of German-speaking people known as Mennonites.  In general, these Mennonites were a sect organized in Zurich, Switzerland in 1525.  They had split from the Roman Catholic Church and they were a branch of the Anabaptists.  It is the […]

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A Word About Unitarianism

The first distinctively liberal movement in America was the Unitarian movement.1 Aside from any movement, unitarianism was and is to be found in Arianism, Deism, Humanism, Judaism, Modal Monarchianism, Mohammedanism and Socinianism.  We might say that today the Christadelphians, Christian Scientists and the Russellites are really unitarian.  Still we do not wish to concede the […]

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