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Gather Together!

A practice which is common in our churches, and, especially among our young people must be complimented. The practice is that of young people’s societies meeting together in joint sessions. There is no better way for young people; to meet and become acquainted with other members in our churches. And what a noble, lofty, and […]

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Build the Wall!

The merciless sun of Palestine beats down; weariness past groaning; sweat, fouled bodies; thirst; heads pounding with fatigue, hunger, tension; the chalk dry taste of unslackening fear; desperately aching muscles; sword clumsy in one hand, tools or lift ropes cumbersome in the other as the heavy stones are inched into place-slowly, so exasperatingly slowly.  The […]

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Assurance: Problematical but Possible

In our English Bible the term Assurance appears only six or seven times, not at all to imply that the doctrine of assurance has but meager place in the Word of God. For it is a very strong vein running all through the whole strata of Scripture. Nor is it presented in the Word of […]

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And the Night Arose

The sun suddenly dove behind lofty mountain peaks, and as its light faded from the heavens, the glory of the night began to appear. First came one lone star in the east, then another, until, myriad upon myriad in splendor the heavens were splashed with light as with an iridescent paint upon a black cloth. […]

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James 2 (4)

(Continued from last issue) c.   A third explanation would apply this to God. 1) In God mercy always triumphs over judgment and justice. God loves everybody. This is the modern conception of God, also of the Three Points of 1924. Explain. This is also the Arminian conception of present day so-called evangelicalism. Explain. 2) This […]

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Movies

Why do not Protestant Reformed young people attend movies? Is it because there are rules and church laws forbidding it? Assuming that Protestant Reformed young people do not attend movies, (a few do but most do not), why don’t they? Could it be that they are interested in preserving our Reformed heritage over against the […]

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Sunday Christians

Is Sunday the only day we serve God? Is Sunday the only day we turn our minds from our everyday labors and think about God? Are our thoughts turned more towards our earthly goals on earth during the week and suddenly turned heavenward on Sundays? I’m beginning to think so. We are Sunday Christians.  We […]

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Hymns for Youth

“Hymns for Youth”, Published by The National Union of Christian Schools and William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. If one is looking for a song book filled with catchy tunes, jazzy rhythms, and finger snapping lyrics,” Hymns For Youth” is not the answer. But if one is searching for a hymnal that is abundantly filled with […]

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In God’s Gymnasium

“. . . exercised to discern both good and evil” — Hebrews 5:14 Don’t we live in a strange and superficial world, young people? Yes, we live in a very evil world. The whole world lies in the Evil One. And we have much flesh, do we not? Easy is as easy does. A little […]

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