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The Need for Faith

The age in which we live is an age in which the faith of the Christian, especially the youthful Christian, is sorely tried.  The tempo of the battle against the powers of darkness is hard to maintain because of the increasing fury of the attacking forces.  Each day we find new developments in our lives […]

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Our Baptism and Christian Living

Our baptism, which stands in close connection with our subject of “Christian Living,” has a twofold purpose.  Being what it is, a sign and seal of the righteousness which is by faith in Christ, instituted by God Himself for His Church only, ordained for and used only by the believers, it serves as a distinguishing […]

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Presidential Nominees

The time has come probably to make some comment about the presidential campaign which is taking definite shape this spring.  Many interesting things have appeared in the news about the campaign, especially with respect to the prospective candidates and comments made in the press.  Thus far we have refrained from commenting.  At this time when […]

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Our Quaking Earth

“God is our refuge and our strength, A Helper ever near us; We will not fear tho’ earth be moved, For God is nigh to cheer is.   Although the mountains quake, And earth’s foundations shake, Though angry billows roar, And break against the shore, Our mighty God will hear us.” —-Luther   The superstition […]

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Judges – Ruth

OUTLINE XXVIII (Judges 20:1-7) “A Cancer in Israel” Introduction:  “The words of the Lord are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times,” Ps. 12:6.  We had better get this text before our minds at once before we approach the shocking and so-called “unrefined” matters with which this scripture deals. […]

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Go Quickly and Tell

Go Quickly and Tell by Dorothy Dykhuizen. Published by: Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publ. Co.—Price $2.50   This book presents the mission work of the Christian Reformed Church among the Navajo Indians in sunny New Mexico.  Throughout the pages of this book are colorful descriptions of the unique beauty of nature in this state.  The author […]

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Pressing On

Pressing On by Dr. Lee S. Huizenga. Published by: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co.—Price: $1.00   This book is a spiritual autobiography written at the request of the publisher, to be a part of a volume of such material.  The volume did not materialize, but this autobiography has been published because of its interesting and […]

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Searching the Scriptures

A statement is made in the Word of God concerning the people of Berea which we ought not consider lightly and merely pass by.  When Paul preached to them about the Christ recorded in the Old Testament, they received the word with readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so […]

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Signs of the Times

Heresy in Doctrine: The Lord has prophesied in his word that the heresies would come, as we read in Mark 13:22, “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, the elect.”  In II Peter 2:1 we read, “But there arose false […]

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Singing His Praises

With grateful heart my thanks I bring Before the great Thy praise I sing; I worship in Thy holy place, And praise Thee for Thy truth and grace; For truth and grace together shine In Thy most Holy Word Divine.   In the Psalms we hear the abiding, eternal, fundamental note of the pious heart […]

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