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Adventures of a Deserter

“Adventures of a Deserter” by Jan Overduin. Published by William B. Eerdmans Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1966      The Rev. J. Overduin is a minister in the Reformed Church of the Netherlands.  He is a well-known radio speaker and lecturer.  He has written a number of other books including: Het Onaantastbare (The Un-touchable), Tact en Contact […]

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A Chalk Line Drawn

There is a chalk line drawn between what is called world and what is called church.  At best, it is a very pale line, for both church and world are steadily erasing it from existence. At the time of Christ, there was no chalk line at all in the Christian world; but rather, there was […]

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The Value of a Writing Experience

A popular style of memo pad in offices across the country carries the command “Write it—don’t say it!” Doubting Thomases around the world voice their suspicions with “I’ll believe it when I see it in black and white!” In order to save time, many business transactions are completed by telephone, yet the final exchange is […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Do you know what those are? Avarice, gluttony, envy, lust, pride, wrath, sloth. It is the sinful nature of natural man which seeks those “seven deadly sins.” They are the manifestation of one totally depraved—one dead. But the child of God flees from all these.  The Heidelberg Catechism states: “Can those who are converted to […]

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Sport and Glory Day

Monday, March 21, was glory day at East Chr. High School.  Only in its second year of operation, with its coach Cornier Bykerk, came its basketball team home from Michigan Hatfield house, with flying colors.  Before a crowd of 12,311 the students of a (Calvinistic?) school showed the world what Christians can do.  Mr. Bykerk […]

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Genesis 47-50

(Continued from last issue) b. Joseph took the initiative to have Jacob and his family settle in the land of Goshen. 1) He instructed his brethren to ask for this land. a) It would best fulfill their needs materially and spiritually. b) Even though Joseph was ruler, his father and brethren were guests in Egypt. […]

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Comforts of the Ascension

No, we cannot see Him anymore.  It used to be that we could see Him in the body, when for a little more than thirty years He was in the flesh and blood of us, His children, and dwelt that way upon the face of this very earth whereon we dwell. But that is no […]

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