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No Greater Issue…

NO GREATER ISSUE… In The Church Herald, official organ of the Reformed Church in America, Dr. Louis Benes gives conviction on the basic issue which faces every Christian church in our day. The most important issue before the Church in this mid-twentieth century is not whether our church organizations are flourishing financially, or whether our […]

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How Should We Preach Today?

In the “Reformation Day” issue of Church and Nation we find some pointed remarks on the need for continual reformation. Especially the preaching of God’s Word, which is the dominant feature of worship in the Reformed churches, demands attention. In a brief but pointed article the Rev. F. Guillaume makes mention of this. “Unless we make […]

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Viewpoint…

WHERE THE LINES SHOULD BE DRAWN… The tumult and shouting of the American political campaign of 1964 have long since died away. New situations are developing to occupy attention, challenging us with their principles and compelling us to take our position. While the fires of conflict kindled throughout the world blind our eyes, legislation to […]

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Being Dead, Yet He Speaks

During the month of April Germany commemorated the death of one of its martyr-heroes. On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was murdered by Nazi orders while the American army of liberation was moving swiftly toward the concentration camp where he was imprisoned. This brilliant theologian, dying at the early age of 39, has left his […]

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Under Church Spires

TO CHURCH TWICE EACH SUNDAY?… Our sister churches in the Netherlands are openly facing a problem which also concerns us. Should believers and their families continue the tradition of attending divine worship twice on the Lord’s day? That this “unwritten rule” among the Reformed family of churches is not being observed as faithfully as in […]

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Under the Church Spires

THOUGHTS ON CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH… Within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.) the lines between liberal and conservative theology are being more sharply drawn these days. This has led to heated debates and contentions in several congregations. Whenever this happens church law in that denomination allows for the appointment of a “judicial commission” which receives “the authority of […]

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Under the Church Spires

CONCERN FOR FELLOW CALVINISTS… As many readers possibly know, the eastern bastion of the Reformed faith in Europe has always been found among the Magyars, better known in the English-speaking world as Hungarians. Among these people, found not only in Hungary but also in large numbers in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Rumania and certain border lands of […]

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Winning People for Christ

The Church of Christ has been commissioned to make disciples of all nations. This command holds for all nations and generations, until the end of time when the Savior-King shall return in great glory upon the clouds of heaven. Throughout the centuries the church has always taken seriously, at least in theory, that the method by […]

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The Perils of Prosperity

Both in America and western Europe we are enjoying prosperity on an unprecedented scale. This challenges Christian believers to evaluate their awareness of responsible stewardship. In a recent article in Gereformeerd Weekblad (Dec. 22) Prof. G. Brillenburg Wurth signalizes some of the problems and perils which arc involved. Ours has become increasingly a consumption-economy. In contrast […]

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Reading Maketh a Full Man

Many years ago Bacon wrote that reading maketh a full man. No one can be well-informed, well-adjusted and well-developed, unless he cultivates the art of reading avidly what others have written. Even radio and television are incompetent to take the place of this practice. It makes all the difference in the world, however, what a […]

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