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Knowledge of the Truth (2)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. In the last article, Rev. Koole explained that the knowledge that we need is the Knowledge of the Truth. Now, there are a few things in connection with this Knowledge of the Truth that I want to emphasize. In the first place, I want to point […]

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Knowledge of the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. I subscribe to a weekly news magazine that reports and assesses the world’s news and events from a Christian perspective. In that magazine is an advertisement of a college named Knox College—after the great Scottish Reformer of the late 1500’s who studied in Geneva under Calvin […]

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Lying: A Prevalent Evil

You Liar! Have you ever called someone that? Probably. Most of us have. And usually with great disgust, and apparently good reason. How we hate to have people lie about us, or deceive us by lying. Then again, has anyone ever called you that? Again, probably. Justifiably? Hopefully not. But even if there was reason […]

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The Subject assigned has to do with the question of “Our influence (as Christians) on the World in the Last Times—how and to what extent.” I. Introduction: A. The word “influence” evidently was chosen with some care.  The topic was worded this way rather than “Our life in the world, as Christians,” or “Our witness […]

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What Shall We Say?

We continue our discussion of explaining to others what we believe. We have suggested that you begin with the doctrine of salvation by God’s great and saving grace, simply stating that we believe salvation is all of grace; meaning that it is undeserved and that it is accomplished by the power of God.  It is […]

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Explaining to Others What We Believe

What I intend to bring out in this article is the fruit of a couple of discussions we had in the last year or two in the Redlands Y.P. Society.  The question simply stated in straight-forward terms was, how do we explain to people what we believe?  What should we tell people, especially young people […]

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Signs in the Church

Let me begin by saying that I appreciate the choice of the theme – Signs of the Time. This shows that you as Young People are aware of the dreadful evil of our times, and that you take the nearness of Christ’s coming seriously. That is a good sign. Especially, I appreciate the topic assigned […]

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