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Our Inheritance: Church History

Imagine with me a treasury. Many kingdoms had vast treasuries. Rooms were filled with the money and valuables the kingdom had obtained through conquests and taxation. The church has a treasury as well. But this is no ordinary treasury. It is not filled with silver and gold. It has not changed hands as does the […]

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Why Study the History of the Church?

Christian instruction has a distinct and most unique contribution to make. It is intended to be one of the means whereby the people of God can instruct the seed of the covenant. In order to accomplish the task of covenant education, the seed of the church must be thoroughly instructed in the history of the […]

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Introduction: Perhaps, as young people, we are inclined to consider the history of 1924 as irrelevant for us today. Of what value is “dry and dusty” history of several generations ago? Is there anything in that history that is applicable to our modern times? I would emphasize that if we are to be faithful members […]

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George M. Ophoff: As Church Historian (21)

In our last article, we talked about the work which Rev. Ophoff did in the field of pastoral instruction; and we quoted briefly from his notes which he prepared for his students in school. You will recall, that our purpose in all this is to demonstrate to our readers, not only the fact that the […]

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Why Study the History of the Church?

Christian instruction has a distinct and most unique contribution to make. It is intended to be one of the means whereby the people of God can instruct the seed of the covenant. In order to accomplish the task of covenant education, the seed of the Church must be thoroughly instructed in the history of the […]

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Cleaning The Spindle

“Critique” is Twelve Years Old This Issue “Mr. K” visits a ‘christian nation’” was the heading of the first article contributed by the undersigned to a new rubric in the BEACON LIGHTS in the October-November-1959-issue, and now Nikita Krushchev is dead. The introduction, “Ground Breaking,” indicated that the writer would be committed to the reporting […]

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A Book of Protestant Saints

“A Book of Protestant Saints”, by Ernest Gordon. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids. Mich. We stated in our introductory remarks that we would from time to time review and recom­mend works of biography. As you may know many books of this nature are rather dry and un­interesting, probably because they give a detailed exposition of […]

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