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Rev George Ophoff: The Polemicist (26)

In our last article, we gave to our readers a quote from one of Rev. Ophoff’s Standard Bearer articles in which he began his attack upon the conditional theology which was being taught in out circles and which led to the schism of 1953. It is not our purpose to enter into the entire controversy […]

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Spiritual Exercise

We hear a lot about exercise today. It seems that keeping in shape is one of the important pastimes in our day. We spend a terrific amount of time and money on exercise and food that will keep our bodies fit and trim. We build big buildings, set up programs, conduct classes, attend diet organizations, […]

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And They Shall Be One Flesh (8)

John and Mary have now left father and mother and are experiencing the merging process of married life. Their life together is far different from what they had anticipated. It is far more wonderful, far happier, but also a bit more difficult that they had realized. They are always together now under the same roof, […]

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Respect Goes Both Ways

I.    Passages to Consider A.  Respect of children for their parents: Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 20:9; Proverbs 1:8&9; 23:22-26; 30:17; Matthew 15:4-6; Ephesians 4:1-3; Colossians 3:20. B.  Respect of parents for children: I Samuel 2:12-36; 3:11-14; Deuteronomy 6:6-12; Proverbs 22:6; 23:13-14; Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21. II.   The Basis of this Respect. A.  What is it to […]

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Remembering Our Creator in Society

I. Introduction A.  The Christian must live antithetically in all that he does. 1.   This is true also in his calling to remember his Creator in society. 2.   Thus it is proper for Christian young people to discuss this matter as part of their lives as covenant young people. B.  Thus the subject indeed is […]

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Remembering Our Creator in the Church

I.    We are especially called to remember our Creator in the Church. A.  What is the Church? 1.   In general. a.   The Church is the living body of Jesus Christ which is composed of all those whom God has eternally elected in Christ. I Cor. 12:27, I Peter 2:5&9. b.   As such the […]

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Convention Preparation

Last October, I had the enjoyment of backpacking in Zion National Park, Utah. Those of you who have also visited Zion, will recall the magnificent beauty of the many towering mountains, and the over­whelming splendid view from the Ob­servation Point. In order to get to some of the more secluded spots, one has to take […]

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With Timbrels and With Dances

“And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.” Exodus 15:20 We all know that all that the world does is sinful, do we not? We all know that in our flesh there dwells no good thing, […]

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