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Thanksgiving Day?

The three possible purposes for cele­brating a THANKSGIVING DAY are these: First, that on this day we give thanks in distinction from other days— that we as Christians on this day con­sciously give thanks to God for all things. Second, that on this day we give more thanks than we are accustomed to giving when […]

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Children of the Reformation – Are We?

Again we are about to commemorate what the undersigned considers to be the greatest event within the Church since the days of the apostles. God, who alone does His work throughout the ages, ac­complishes this work by means of the weakest instruments and when His time is come. The Lord has chosen the poor, the […]

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The Covenant Question

I.  Method of Study, or Approach: A.  In our study of all theological questions we must come to an understanding through a study of the historical background of the question. For a mature and confessional stand it is therefore our first obligation to orientate ourselves with  the work and discussion on the question in the […]

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Leaving the Middle Road

In a recent letter published in behalf of our Radio Broadcasting, an attempt was made to set forth our specific calling in this connection. Furthermore, a para­graph was included to disclose the man­ner in which we are fulfilling that call­ing. (The full text of the letter referred to comes at the end of this article). […]

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Who Will Show Us Any Good?

PSALM 4:6. – “Who will show us any good?” An important question! Especially so in relation to our Christian Living! Im­portant, too, in relation to the proper celebration of our Thanksgiving! Signifi­cant for young and old! “Who, then, will show us any good?” If we ask this question among world­lings, we may expect a variety […]

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John 12:12 – 13:17

LESSON XL. The Royal Entry (John 12:12-19) The History: Be sure to read the entire narrative before you begin to study or discuss it. To get a complete picture also read Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-44. It was now Sunday. With His disciples Jesus left Bethany, going to Jerusalem by way of the Mt. […]

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Soul and Spirit

The same questioner that submitted the question whether or not the human soul is immortal (see Beacon Lights of last May) also asks concerning the difference, if any, of soul and spirit. This brings up a question that has often been discussed throughout the history of the Church, namely, does man consist of two distinct […]

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Insurance

Dear Schuiler: What do you think about Insur­ance, such as Life and Hail Insur­ance, or what it might be? Is it proper for Christian people of our Denomination to insure whatever they own? It seems as though man puts his trust outside of God and in that way puts his trust more in the Insurance […]

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Atomic Warfare

Since the startling news that Russia has produced the atomic bomb, everyone has been suddenly aroused from a sense of security and from the feverish effort to obtain security, and our leaders feel the immediate and pressing necessity of reconsidering our entire defense. All along the line there is much thought given to the grave […]

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Give Me Thy Vineyard

Give Me Thy Vineyard by Guy Howard published by Zondervan Publ. House. As Ahab and Jezebel, the wicked king and queen of Bible times demanded of Naboth, “Give me thy vineyard”, so the United Electric Company demanded of the simple hill folk the land in the valley in the Ozarks where they made their living […]

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The Church and the World

In the first place we shall see where the church stands: in the second place we shall see where the world stands; and, finally, we shall see how the church more and more goes along with the world. The true church of God is a living testi­mony of Christ. Living according to God’s commandments: separating […]

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