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Facebook? Yes, Facebook. This 77-year-old great-grandfather has a page on Facebook. And he’s a preacher, besides. Facebook is no longer only for children and young people. One discovers that there are many useful ways to profit from this Web program. Pictures can be made available to any who wish to see them. One can post […]

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Rev. Gise Van Baren

On May 3, 1932, Rev. Gise Van Baren became the son of John and Grace Van Baren. He was born at home in South Holland, Illinois. As a boy, Rev. Van Baren attended South Holland Christian School. When he started attending this school, it was a two-room school with eight grades. It had outhouses for […]

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The Enemy (2)

This article was first presented as a speech by Rev. Gise Van Baren at the 1998 Young Adult’s Spring Retreat in Loveland, Colorado. The retreat occurs in March of every year. Young adults of high school age and older are encouraged to attend.   The second battle plan of Satan can be found in connection […]

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The Enemy (1)

This article was first presented as a speech by Rev. Gise Van Baren at the 1998 Young Adult’s Spring Retreat in Loveland, CO. The retreat occurs in March of every year. Young adults of high school age and older are encouraged to attend.   I come as a messenger with a very serious message. That […]

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Liberty? Or License?

The two have frequently been confused. “Liberty” is often taken to be the right to do what ever one pleases. After all, is not “liberty” to be understood as “freedom”—freedom to do as one wishes? Does not liberty imply that one is not bound by laws and regulations? No wonder such conclusions are drawn! Much […]

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The Four Horsemen – And Iraq

The four horsemen of Rev. 6:1-8 are familiar, I am sure, to all of our readers. These four horsemen have been running through all of the New Testament age. We see them running not just in one part of the earth, but over the whole of the earth. We have definitely seen them running in […]

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Knowing About the End

KNOWING ABOUT THE END Were I to tell you with absolute certainty, and were you to believe me, that Christ would return this week Saturday at twelve o’clock noon, what difference would that make in the way you live?  Would you talk differently than you normally do?  Would you do some things for which usually […]

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Supermarkets of Sin

When I was a boy, I recall that the grocer made his appearance at our back door once a week, to bring last week’s grocery order, and to take the order for the following week. Rinkema, I believe, was his name. He had a very small store in South Holland. But soon telephones were used […]

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Relationships in the Home

The subject of “relationships” in the home is rather broad. It does, however, point out an area of concern both for parents and their children. What these relationships are, and what is demanded of each in these relation­ships, is not difficult to determine. One might mention first of all the relationship which exists between par­ents: […]

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The Cultural Mandate

The so-called “Cultural Mandate” can be found in Genesis 2:28, “And God blessed them and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the […]

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