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(In the last articles which we wrote on this subject, we were discussing Dr. Ralph Janssen’s views of Scripture.  We discussed his views of Scripture’s inspiration and how those views of inspiration affected other ideas he had about how the Scriptures came into existence.  In this article, we are going to discuss how Janssen’s views […]

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Editor’s Notes – November 1990

Friends are a blessing from God.  We need friends, the right God-fearing friends.  Gramps provides us a look at friendship and what we can do to be a true friend in his article “A Friendly Letter to My Grandchildren.” Why should we remember the Pilgrims on Thanksgiving Day?  The fact that some of them were […]

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I Will Rejoice

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will […]

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One Small Candle: A Tribute to God’s Goodness

As often happens in the history of the church on earth, God uses the events of the past to teach His people in the present time, even though these historical events may have happened hundreds of years ago. One of these events in church history which we Americans still celebrate had its beginning across the […]

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Singing a New Song

It is not until we come to Genesis 31 that we find the word song or singing in Scripture.  There Laban used the word song in his rebuke against Jacob.  Jacob had fled away from Laban with his two wives, who were daughters of Laban.  Laban had treated Jacob shamefully and unjustly, and that moved […]

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The Cult of True Womanhood

In the middle to late 1300’s, a widely accepted view about women was the Cult of True Womanhood.  This was a middle class ideology which put women on a pedestal away from the filth of the world.  Women were also viewed as pure and uplifting creatures, who should stay home and take care of the […]

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A Friendly Letter to my Grandchildren

All of you have friends, I know, but some may have but one close friend, and have many just-plain-friendly friends.  I can remember back to when I was your age that I had two close friends; we three did things together, we went places together; we simply enjoyed each other’s fellowship in any circumstance and […]

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Advent

“Are you ready for Christmas?”  This question often conjures up visions of shopping for gifts, gift wrapping, decorating the house lavishly in red and green, gold and silver, baking all sorts of goodies, family get-togethers, concerts, programs, parties and more.  At the end one may be exhausted and resentful of the season.  There is nothing […]

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