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Priorities

Priority—again and again we, who live in the world of today hear this term expressed, or see it appearing on the printed page. The present priorities which the government has laid on countless articles limits me on every hand. They even make it difficult for me to procure lumber to use for a temporary platform […]

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1924-1944

To us the dates 1924-1944 suggest two decades of the existence of our Protestant Reformed Churches. True, the temporary organization into what was called the Protesting Christian Reformed Churches did not take place until January 27, 1925, and the final organization under the present name did not take place until November 1925. Yet, 1924 lives […]

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Jesus the Christ

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. On the basis of this confession Peter was declared blessed by his Lord. For flesh and blood could not possibly have revealed this unto him, but only his Father Who is in heaven. Some years before this old Simeon gave up his vigil in the […]

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Another Sign

Once again the coming judgment of this world is plainly declared by the work of the hands of the Almighty God. Argentina suffered a major disaster last week when a violent earthquake leveled San Juan a city of 30,000 inhabitants, killing upwards of 4,000, injuring 10,000 with 15,000 to 20,000 missing. It is safe to […]

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Responsibility

Everyone has what we call a sense of responsibility. However, life teaches repeatedly that everyone does not have the same sense of responsibility. With some this sense is very keen, with others it is dull. And then again, some have a very acute sense of responsibility in respect to some things and are very broad-minded […]

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Oaklawn’s 18 Years of Progress

It was in the spring of 1927 when two elders of the Christian Reformed Church of Oaklawn took upon themselves to ask the Rev. H. Hoeksema to give a lecture in the local public school, in order that they might become better acquainted with the issue of Common Grace which had created such a stir […]

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Inhabitants of the Sea

“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life. . . . And God created great whales and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind. . .and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, […]

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Paris Underground

Paris Underground by Etta Shiber It was purely by accident that Mrs. Shiber and her friend, Kitty, became involved in aiding British soldiers to escape from the German occupied territory around Paris. Mrs. Shiber is the widow of an American newspaper man, who after the death of her husband made her home in a Paris […]

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Look to the Mountains

Look to the Mountains by Le Grand Cannon, Jr. The story begins in Kettleford, New Hampshire, in the year 1769. Whit Livingstone shyly courts Melissa Butler and before they take the marriage vow, goes up the Merrimac River to find a new place to live. Melissa waits for him three months, after which he comes […]

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The Lack of Christianity

Our country is classified as a Christian nation but in reality it is no longer Christian. Our present administration reveals very boldly its anti-Christianity, if not its atheism. It speaks of God. It prays to Him. It promises us religious freedom. Yet in spite of all this it shows the atheistic and anti-Christian tendencies. We […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, Mich. Dear fellows: The other day, as I was musing a bit over a letter I had received from one of our boys who is in one of the distant parts of our far-flung battle field, I was suddenly struck by the fact you fellows, and especially those of you that have been […]

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Letters from Our Boys

December 6, 1943 Dear Friends: First of all, before I start anything I believe it is my solemn duty to apologize for not writing sooner and more often. Although, I may have a slight excuse: I have left my former place of training and am now on one of the islands resting up. We made […]

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The Reformed Witness Hour

The Radio Committee The past month has been an important one for the Reformed Witness Hour. It was just three short years ago that the first Radio committee was appointed at the annual business meeting of the Young Men’s Society of Fuller Ave. And it was also just two years ago that the committee was […]

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Acts 5:17 – 7:60

Outline XVI A HARD-PRESSED SANHEDRIN MEETS Acts 5:17-42 The Occasion— There seems to have been no special occasion for the High Priest and all that were of the sect of the Sadducees to be spurred to action. The case seems to be as follows: The success of these Galilean fishermen was more than the evil […]

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Thankful in Adversity

It is not so hard to be thankful when all things are going just right, When you are earning big money and the future looks rosy and bright, When you have a nice car to ride in and lots of good things to eat, When your friends all greet you with a smile whenever you […]

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