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Grand Rapids, Michigan was at one time considered to be the city “with a church on every corner” and the Jerusalem of the Christian Reformed Churches, since many of the churches in the city were Christian Reformed Churches. The early immigrants who came to America from the Netherlands were mainly members of the Afscheiding (The […]

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Be Ye Separate

An ever present danger to the church of God in this world is that of world-conformity. World-conformity afflicts all of God’s people from one degree to another. Younger saints must especially struggle with this weakness. It is a sin which reveals itself in the lack of living a spiritually separate life from this world and […]

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Then Backwards Becomes Everything

Some time ago in a realm called Naitsirhc, trouble developed. Everything seemed to be working backwards. The law­makers made many laws that were not for the good of the citizens. The chief law enforcer was in the midst of a scandal that involved breaking laws while trying to make certain that all the citizens kept […]

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Everybody Does It

Today, as throughout all of history, the child of God faces and must face the prob­lem of conformity. Conformity implies agreement, accord, harmony, doing in Rome as the Romans do, swimming with the stream, following the fashions. The temptation for the Christian is to conform to the standards and ideals set up by the world […]

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Conformity or Consecration

From time to time we as individuals reflect on what we have been given and endowed with in the past and for what we are looking in the future.  We realize we are subjects of time and a very real part of this animate world; but when time is well nigh spent, our lives will […]

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Conformed-Transformed

There are many common expressions which illustrate the idea of the word conform and the idea of conformity. An example is the expression “When in Rome, do as the Romans.” The words conformed and transformed, set in juxtaposition are derived from the Scriptures, Rom. 12:2. The negative position is here given as an admonition against […]

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