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Standing in 1966

You’re not alone, no matter how your friends take leave of you, in tribulation sore; Nor when you take a stand that alienates the mass, to leave you standing with aught else but firm conviction, and that as based upon God’s Word. Majorities can make you look a sorry sight…and, even though you’re right, it’s […]

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“The Tremendous Trifle”

“This,” my wife said, “is a typical illustration of what is known as a tremendous trifle.” It was Christmas Eve and up to now had been one of my most joyful.  We had always been a poor family and seldom had too much to spend on presents for one another.  Not that presents and gifts […]

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Get Understanding!

 “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” Young people, how much do you earn? And why are you earning this? It is good to face the question.  We live in a very materialistic age—an age in which man seeks the comforts and […]

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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election (10)

Its Supralapsarian Character (continued) Election takes us back to the beginning of things, to the beginning of God’s counsel.  We have been dealing with the divine order of that counsel as that order is revealed in Scripture.  This, of course means that we have been setting forth supralapsarianism, for that is the predestinarian view of […]

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The sole purpose of this series of articles has been to show that the truth maintained by our Churches today is the historic faith of the Church—particularly since the time of the Reformation.  It is a truth which has been passed down from the fathers of the Reformation to our own forebears in the Netherlands; […]

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Who Kills Christ Now?

On Nov. 20, 1964, the last day of the third session of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in Rome, the highest legislative and representative body of the Roman Catholic Church, by the overwhelming vote of 1893 to 99, approved of a document condemning “hatred and persecutions of Jews.” The controversial declaration, which absolved Jews of […]

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Genesis 43, 44

The Second Meeting of Joseph and His Brothers I.   The trip to Egypt of the brothers, including Benjamin (Gen. 43) A.  Jacob permits Benjamin to accompany the brothers to Egypt (vss. 1-14) 1.  It is Judah who takes the lead in persuading Jacob to let Benjamin go (vs. 3). a.  Evidently, Judah has the preeminence […]

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The Place of the Lion

By Charles Williams. Published by William B. Eerdmans Company, Grand Rapids, Mich. 1965, 206 pages. Price, $1.95. Charles Williams was born in England in 1886.  He died in 1945.  He was a man of unique genius in the fields of poetry, drama, literary criticism, theology, and fiction.  Many distinguished writers, including T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, […]

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