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True Meaning of Christmas, The

Once again the Christmas season is upon us. Stores temptingly display their wares in the hope of making many sales during the holiday. Is it any wonder that the world wants Christmas? It proves to be a very wonderful and convenient time to promote sales resulting in huge profits for the store owner. The radio […]

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Speaking Plainly …

Whether our people, and particularly our young people, realize it or not, the awful fact is that the very foundations upon which our existence as a distinct group of churches are grounded are in great danger of being uprooted and torn apart. This is no mere platitude. Much of the material published in the most […]

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Esther 2:19 to 3:15, 4:13

LESSON X. Mordecai Protects The King’s Life (Esther 2:19-23) This passage speaks of a second gath­ering together of virgins. Now that Esther had been chosen to be queen, the need of assembling more virgins seems unnecessary to say the least. The reason for this second gathering is not stated. There are two possible reasons. The […]

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Christmas Innovations

It was last March that “Schuiler”, in answering a question concerning the pro­per observance of Christmas, wrote in Beacon Lights: “It seems to me this is a nice subject to write on for Rev. Van­den Berg in his Column on Christian Living. Gladly will I forward the letter to him and he might write a […]

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Korea?

Korea? A question mark is placed after the word Korea. My purpose is to question what Korea means in our present day crisis. Does it mean a possible conclusive victory, or greater responsibilities and more commitments to defend? Many things are beyond our scope when our foreign policy is under discus­sion. We are in the […]

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Votes for Women

Schuiler received three questions but they came several days late for this issue, since at least two of them require definite research before Schuiler can give you his answer to them. The third ques­tion is easier (at least, to my way of thinking), and, therefore, I will answer it in this issue. You see, the […]

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Choosing a Vocation (3)

Some of you young people may not have been present when we visited in with John and Jim as they visited the pastor in the manse after the meeting of their society. For the special benefit of these and also for those who were present but who might not have remembered the trend of the […]

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A Den of Robbers and Adulterers (2)

Life in Hollywood is evaluated in the free indulgence in sexuality and in the free spending of money. This can be seen by taking notice of the advertise­ments which appear in the various news­papers, magazines, and on the outside of the theaters themselves. Just what do you see? Lustful kisses, profanity, nud­ity, passionate embraces, luxurious […]

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So Great a Queen

So Great a Queen by Paul Frischaver, published by Charles Schribner’s Sons, New York. This is the story of Esther, beauteous Jewess who became Queen at the proud court of Ahasuerus, King of Persia. It is a matter of history, with which we all are acquainted, how Esther and her posi­tion as Queen was to […]

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Thief of the Tree

A class of shrubs which depends upon trees for their food has been given the scientific name—Phoradendron. How applicable this appellation is, for it liter­ally means “thief of trees”. These shrubs average from two to six feet in diameter and are generally quite dense producing a willow broom-like effect. They are particularly common on the […]

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The Reward

Still youthful, soldiers of the cross, With life and vigor crowned, Press on with vigilance; God’s cause Shall stand, it shall abound, With blessings which shall never end Unto that crowning day, When Christ His angels then shall send Crown your joy for aye.   The prize of glory, peace and rest Is given unto […]

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