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The World that Perished

The World that Perished by John C. Whitcomb Jr. Baker Book House, paperback, 1973 Uniformitarians are yet attacking the Word of God. However, the truths of creation and the global catastrophe of the Genesis Flood are still maintained by many Christian theologians and scientists around the world. We as members of the Protestant Reformed Churches […]

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A Wonderful Thing

Every living thing fears death. An animal instinctively runs from the hunter, perhaps to live only briefly away from the final bullet. Reprobate man fears death as a termination of any conscious life at the least, or at most, a time of judgment. A child of God quite understandably fears death too. This is not […]

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Lessons in Courage, Lessons in Thankfulness

Again the Grim Reaper has struck among us scything his death and destruction with unaccustomed viciousness. A family has suddenly lost another son, the Church on earth has lost another stalwart member. We cannot help but cry out why? Why another young man, the third in recent months, the sixth in just over two years? […]

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Better Living Through Christ

“Better Living Through Christ” by John H. Schaal. Published by Baker Book House, 128 pages. Better Living Through Christ is a study in the book of Hebrews. Using the sixteen chapters as an instructive guide the inex­perienced Bible scholar will find them use­ful. At the end of each chapter appears a series of questions directed […]

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Two Men

We have often said that the future of our Churches in particular and the future of the Church of God in general is in the hands of our young people. We are training them daily to be the Church of tomorrow. This training is a momentous task of awe­some difficulty, as every parent knows. Often […]

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Successful Church Libraries

  “Successful Church Libraries” By Elmer L. Towns and Cyril J. Barber. Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1971. Elmer Towns is professor of Christian education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. It is therefore understandable that the book stresses the church library as an educational center. Cyril Barber is librarian at Trinity Evan­gelical Divinity School […]

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In the recent past it has often been said of our consistories that they threw out faithful members for nothing more than personal animosities. It is not the purpose of this article to go into the issues involved in past troubles, they are utterly closed, and should remain so, but  rather, a clarification of the […]

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A Letter To The Young People

Dear Brethren and Sisters in the Lord, A Stuffy little, eh? Just like that old school teacher being very white-shirt again? Well, maybe a little – we are of different generations, and putting myself into your vernacular isn’t always easy or, for that matter, wise either. In the last couple of editorials I’ve written (I’m […]

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And Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor

It has become fashionable nowadays to use the term “love thy neighbor” as an advertising pitch for all sorts of socially oriented organizations, from conservation groups to social welfare organizations. It is supposedly the duty of all men to love one another, better their economic condition and their earthly environment, thus making it a “better” […]

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Creation vs. Evolution Handbook

The Creation vs. Evolution Handbook By Thomas F. Heinze, Bake Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1970; 79 pages, Paperback, $1.50. Mr. Heinze is a missionary in Italy for the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society and formerly taught subjects related to the field of Science and Religion. As the title indicates the book is only a […]

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Springboards for Discussion

Springboards for Discussion by John H. Bratt, Baker Book House, 143 pages, $1.25 Dr. Bratt is a Professor of Bible at Calvin College and also edits a column in The Banner. His book is divided into four units for discussion using a question directed to him by a disturbed Christian. It is simply written. There […]

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The View from Heaven

A man holds a prism up to the light and sees not more the light, but a splattering of colors against the wall. As he turns the prism, one angle will show more truly the colors of which light is made than another. One is the true view of light, the other the distorted. All […]

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Armed With Courage

A soldier returns from was. Without regard for his own life he has protected his buddies from the onslaughts of the enemy; he is a hero. He has been armed with courage. Courage: He has met danger and has not flinched. Courage has made an ordinary man a hero. Yet the courage which turned this […]

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Your editorial “One Man” in the issue of May, 1970 prompts me to rise to the defense of a friend of mine, viz., John the Baptist. Your word picture of the man is entirely foreign to anything we read in the gospels. You write, “He is of average height, with a long, sandy, […]

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One Man

In the distance can be seen a hazily verdant belt following the path of an invisible water course, but here there is nothing but desert. The mellow golds and indistinct browns of rock and earth meld into a muddy blur under the ceaseless heat of a malevolent sun. Barren outcroppings of rock erupt carelessly over […]

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Behold!

Behold! Behold the cross of Golgotha, empty on its barren hill. Behold the weeping people, their Hope is dead in all that wasteland. Behold the mocking soldiers, quiet now in the emptiness of victory. Behold the women at the well, the men at their labors, the children at play. Behold them; they crucified our Lord. […]

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Trivia

The year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy, and it is time for yet another picture of old “Father Time” and his reaper. Nineteen seventy, and “Father Time” is pushed aside by the infant new year (looking suspiciously like a kewpie doll). Nineteen seventy, and the world erupts in frenzied celebration as the delayed […]

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Harvest of Life

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest…shall not cease.” Gen. 8:22 Now is the time of harvest. Dried corn stalks stand row upon row at forlorn attention in dying fields. Heaps of brilliant orange pumpkins and vari-colored gourds are mounded, ready for market. By day the city streets are shrouded in the pungent blue-grey smoke […]

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Our God-Given Environment

In the beginning the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Then the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and there was life. From the brooding, inky mass of nothingness came life and it was good. Then God said, “Let Us make man,” […]

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Science and God

As Christian young people, we often face difficult problems in our relationship to the world. Not the least of these problems arises when we are confronted with the world of science. We study the physical world around us in order to determine or establish general facts, to categorize these facts, to find relationships between these […]

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When Death Takes a Father

When Death Takes a Father By Gladys Kooiman Book Review Baker Book House, 171 pages, $3.95 Reviewed by R. Reitsma The walk through the “valley of the shadow of death” is often a very lonely walk—both for the one who must make the journey and for those who must walk along side. For those who […]

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L S D

The big thing with the “in” crowd today is psychedelic drugs. Young adults and teenagers particularly are using an increasing amount of these drugs, such as: Psilocybin (obtained from Mexican mushrooms), mescaline (obtained from the peyote cactus and used by American Indians in their religious rites), and dlysergic acid diethylamide (also called LSD and obtained […]

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Thou Shalt Love the Lord

The words, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,” are not new to any of us, yet I wonder how often we really understand what they imply. Thou shalt LOVE the Lord. What really is love? Perhaps the question is somewhat […]

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Thanksgiving

“Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: he thankful unto him. and bless his name.”  Psalm 100:3,4 As the pleasures of […]

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Equality in Prayer? Yes

“Mister Jones, will you please close with prayer?” Every week our Young People’s Society ends in this manner, for each time a male member of the society leads in closing prayer. But I think the young women in our society also have a place in the leadership of prayer. Therefore, to the question: “Should women […]

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