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Purpose in Life

When we talk about “purpose” we mean a desired result one wishes to achieve. Or, what is the aim or goal one has in mind for doing something? In plain terms we can say that all our acts are governed by purpose. For example, if we get in our car we have in mind to […]

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Promises… Promises

Life is full of promises! We promise to pay an employee for agreed upon work. The employee agrees to do the work and, therefore, promises faithfulness to his employer. Couples make promises to each other in the covenant of marriage. And so one could go on and on telling of how promises are manifest in […]

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Comfort and Hope in Affliction

“ For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer. 29:11) One frequently hears the words of Jeremiah 29:11 quoted by people to encourage others who are in despair. They quote the text as though […]

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Regarding Ecclesiastical Office and Ordination

To begin commenting now on that which Synod decided in 1973 is perhaps like trying to catch water that has already gone over the dam. Nevertheless, to continue discussing matters of principle within the church is both profitable and necessary for the church’s welfare. It is in this vein, therefore, that I wish to make […]

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God’s Infinite Mercy

In the book of Lamentations, the prophet Jeremiah grieves over the fall of Jerusalem and the loss of the nation of Judah. His grief seems overwhelming until he recalls God’s mercies. Then he reflects on another truth: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; […]

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Letters to Kathryn (1)

Dr. H. Arnold presents the first of two letters— written to a Jehovah’s Witness—pointing to Jesus as the eternal Son of God. LETTER TO KATHRYN Dear Friend, I well remember our “chance” meeting each other for the first time. I was out for an evening walk along the beach at Deerfield Beach, Florida. You handed […]

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Letters to Kathryn (2)

Dr. Harry G. Arnold presents the second of two letters— written to a Jehovah’s Witness—pointing to Jesus as the eternal Son of God. LETTERS TO KATHRYN (2) Dear Friend, In my first letter I encouraged you to read the gospel of John and take note of how the disciple points to the deity of Jesus, […]

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Destination of Believers at Death

The question, “What happens to our souls when we die?” is one which often has concerned believers when their loved ones have died. Where are our souls after death? This subject has also received the attention of theologians for centuries. The upshot of their cogitations may be summed up into several main views as follows. […]

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The Angel of the Lord (1)

While reading in Alfred Edersheim’s Bible History—Old Testament, I came across this statement about the angel of Jehovah: The more carefully we follow His steps, the more fully shall we be convinced that He was not an ordinary Angel, but that Jehovah was pleased to reveal Himself in this manner under the Old Testament. . […]

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