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Questions I Never Was Asked

There are tons—and that’s a lot—of questions I never was asked. Some of them might be labeled frivolous: Do you like sushi? Or, what is your fourth favorite color? Others might be considered meaningful: Who is the most important U.S. President and why? Or, how important is the U.S. Constitution to you? Then there are […]

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A Woman’s Role: Preparing for Leadership in the Home

“Though rejecting feminist politics and lesbian posturing, American culture has absorbed the underlying ideology [of the feminist movement] like a sponge.  The principal tenets of sexual liberation or sexual liberalism—the obsolescence of masculinity and femininity, of sex roles, and of heterosexual monogamy as the moral norm—have diffused through the system and become part of America’s […]

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Mothers and Daughters: A Special Relationship

Christian mothers are rightly concerned regarding the growth and development of their daughters.  This is very true as regards their physical needs.  From infancy on we see to it that they are properly fed and receive good nourishment, we look after their clothing, we try to maintain a clean and happy home for them, when […]

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Six Steps to Leadership

There should be no greater concern that occupies the attention of a young man as he goes into adulthood than his calling to take his place in the church.  Therefore, it does us good to consider what is appropriate in that preparation.  We must keep in mind that for young men that calling will be […]

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The Truth of Gracious Justification

Several years ago, I heard a man could say that God now deals with him say over the radio that for him to say just-as-if-he’d never sinned. There is that he was justified means that he truth in that statement.  The result of justification is that God deals with us as though we had never […]

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The Sanctification of the New Man in Christ

“Neither yield ye your members as instruments [weapons] of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments [weapons] of righteousness to God.” Rom. 6:13 It was with pleasure that we accepted the invitation to write a short series of essays on the […]

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Television and Drama

I have been requested to write once again on a subject I (and many others as well) have often covered before. I won’t bring up the many objections which are raised against the T.V. even by the world. I won’t try to identify the “good” and “bad’’ programs. I would like to present some principles […]

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Christian Education

As a student in the ninth grade, I have not yet learned all the benefits of a Protestant Reformed education. However, there are a few that my teachers have taught me and that occur to me upon reflection. School is one of the spheres of instruction. Among all the spheres there is one unifying factor—the […]

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Christian Education

Protestant Reformed education has meant a lot to me, for many reasons. First of all, my classmates are Christians. God’s Word teaches us to seek those who love the Lord. One can usually judge us by our friends. In a Christian school, we have friends who trust the Lord. Friends who do not cheat or […]

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Christian Education

There is quite a difference between a school with ten classrooms, kitchen, auditorium, library, art classroom, and faculty lounge and a school with two classrooms and utility room. These are the two schools that I attended. The latter is the Redlands Hope Christian School, which opened in 1975. From these two schools, we have received […]

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Christian Education

I have spent ten yean in Adams Street Christian School. From kinder­garten on I was taught in the ways of the Lord. Besides math, spelling, and many other subjects, I learned how to get along with children my own age and was taught respect for teachers and those in author­ity. Every morning I was taught […]

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The Beauty of Creation

Having just moved from the great Northwest, I have been asked to write for you an article on the beauty of creation. It is certainly true that the northwest comer of our country, and particularly the northwest comer of the state of Washing­ton, in which Lynden is located and where we were privileged to live […]

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The Family

In the Bible the family was estab­lished soon. Adam needed a helpmeet, so God created woman, and out of this union came children, thus completing the family unit. Down through the centuries it has survived as the most stable, enduring, and universal of cultural forms. According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, the family is defined as “a […]

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Praise Ye the Lord

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” This is a very popular cliché. Think about it young people. What do you plan to do today? Start the rest of your life by opening your eyes and seeing (I mean really seeing) the glorious world you live in. This world was originally […]

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Personal Witness in Our Daily Lives

We must be witnesses. Immediately we think of the many modern missionary calls to stand on the street corner or to go from house to house knocking on doors and handing out tracts. But such is not the thrust of this article. I was asked to write an article dealing with the personal witness in […]

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Approving the Disobedient?

Impossible you say! It is and should be impossible among men. The child of God is called to live antithetically in the midst of this world. We are to oppose all that which is of sin in our own life and in the life of the world of wicked men. On the other hand, it […]

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Remember the Sabbath

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from ail the work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” The above […]

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Bonded Together

According to Webster, the word society can mean any organized group of people joined together because of some interest in common. By taking a close look at the words “organized,” and “joined,” and the phrase “because of some interest,” it is my hope to convey to you my thoughts concerning the importance of our young […]

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Sleepy People

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. It is time to crawl out of that warm peaceful sleep. It is time to step into another day with a new refreshing thought and smile. Glancing out of my window, I am greeted by a world beaming with fresh sunlight. Everything is wrapped in a blanket of yellow sunshine leaving a […]

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Thanksgiving

“…the third, how I shall express my gratitude to God for such deliverance.” Soon we will celebrate that holiday called Thanksgiving. On this day, as children of God, we will go to His house to thank Him for the material riches He has given us in the past year: and above all, for the gift […]

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Workers at Home

“That aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of […]

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Are You Going?

It is almost time for the annual Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention. And once again we hear the familiar comment, “Are you going to the convention this year?” This question is one which I am sure all of our young people ask each other each year, and it is the reason that I am writing […]

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An Unlietening Night

The auditorium was hot. Because they were sitting in a straight long row, they could not see each other, “…ye are the light of the world…” Speaking of lights, there were many. Hypo tried to concentrate, but the heat from the lights was unbearable, and the flashing lights did nothing to help his problem. Hypo […]

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Is Vacation from Society Necessary?

Non-young people, read this article. This certainly can also be applied to Mr. and Mrs., Mens, Ladies Societies, Bible Classes and Discussion Groups. The summer should never be a vacation from studying God’s Word. Let us be careful that our fleshly lusts and pleasures don’t shove out Bible study. Ed. Why is it that our […]

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