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The Fifties

When first asked to write about the 1950’s, they appeared in my mind as a shapeless, featureless segment of history. But a little more concentration and the perusal of some “Standard Bearers” of the era began to give it dimensions. One bit of information suggested another and soon the “50’s” came alive again. January 1, […]

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Past, Present, and Future

Invariably, the New Year season is the one in which we take mental inventory of the past, noting those facts and events that stand out in our memories; reviewing sad or pleasant experiences; and remembering what was significant. Following hard on the heels of the review of the past is the inevitable tendency to look […]

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Our Present Controversy in the Light of History

It is important to bear in mind that a heretic is one that opposes one or more fundamental tenets authorized by the Church to which a heretic belongs. In the light of that definition it must be emphasized that those who will not submit to the teaching authorized by our Church are heretics. They are […]

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Of Faith and Charity

The well-known poet, Longfellow, once wrote that in this world a man must either be an anvil or a hammer. Perhaps without intending to, he neatly summed up the philosophy of living for many a worldly man seeking recognition, success and even security. Either make things or break things. Beat or get beat. Life is […]

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Crossroads

There still exists in our circles a cala­mitous underestimation of the gravity of the problem with which our churches are now contending as regards the confes­sional standards upon which our churches are grounded and in which lies the future of the true church of Christ upon this earth. Just now, without a doubt, our churches […]

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Explicit Duty, Sacred Privilege

‘The Protestant Reformed Churches believe that, in obedience to the com­mand of Christ, the King of the church, to preach the blessed gospel to all crea­tures, baptizing, and teaching them to observe all things which Christ has com­manded, it is the explicit duty and sacred privilege of said churches to carry out this calling according […]

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