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What Is A Christian?

In the world of today so often you hear the question, “Are you a Christian?”  Here are some of the answers men reply: Yes!  I’m a Christian; I go to church once in a while, and try to live a decent life.  Others will say: Yes, I practice the golden rule, which is “Do unto […]

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Universal Military Training

“A time to keep silence and a time to speak.”  Ec. 3:17b   Universal military training is a matter of great concern this year because of the uneasy world political situation.  Recently the President of the United States called upon Congress to enact a law establishing military training for all young men of this nation.   […]

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Our Baptism and Christian Living

Do you know, Christian friends, why you are baptized?  You all are, of course, because Jehovah commands that all the children of His church shall receive the sign of His covenant.  Do you know what your baptism really means?  You should!  And do you see the relation between that baptism and a Christian life in […]

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Democracy vs. Communism

Undoubtedly these words are very familiar to all of us.  Since Nazism has lost power, communism is our enemy. When we speak of communism and democracy we no longer mean that these represent two ideas of social life.  We refer to the power of each as modified and enforced by the two leading powers, United […]

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Welcome Springtime

“If spring came but once in a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change!  But now the silent succession suggests nothing but necessity.  To most men only the […]

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The Reformed German Church in the United States

I have been asked to write an article about the German Churches in South Dakota.  The very first thing I would like to clarify is that our church has often been called simply “The German Reformed Church.”  This might leave the impression that our church is about the same as the Dutch Reformed Church, which […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XXV (Judges 17:1-6) “MICAH’S HOUSE OF GODS” Introduction:  The events recorded in this and subsequent chapters of this book form a conclusion to the entire book.  The events are all glimpses into the life of a nation concerning which is said:  “In those days there was no king in Israel” and consequently, “everyone did […]

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Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, Publisher—MacMillan Publishers (Price $1.50)   This unusual book, written by C. S. Lewis, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, is a series of letters written by Screwtape, under-secretary to Satan, to his nephew Wormwood, who is a junior tempter.  It contains detailed instructions for the junior tempter in the […]

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Rachel

Rachel by Agnes Scott Kent, Evangelical Publisher, Toronto, Canada—(Price $1.50)   This story depicts the terrible hostility of orthodox Jews against anyone of their kin who dares to confess Christ. Rachel Mendelssohn and Max Kalinsky were married by one of New York’s most prominent rabbis, but they did not live happily ever after.  Most of […]

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The Christological Controversy

Apollinaris, we saw last time, taught that Christ did not have a complete human nature.  Doing so he lost in Christ a Saviour.  Without a complete human nature, He cannot save our complete human nature.  Apollinaris was condemned for his views in 381 A.D. by the Synod.  A short fifty years later another heretical teaching […]

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Problem Must Be Solved

Tena’s story is not an isolated story; similar things have happened and do happen time and again.  But all young people are not as firm and of the same caliber as Tena.  Time and again it happens that also our own young people “keep company” with a young man or a young lady from a […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan   Stunned and speechless, Raanah stared at it fixedly, his face bloodless, his heart pounding.  Like a ghost from the past the image had returned to haunt him. He dropped the cursed idol as […]

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