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CITIZENS FOR EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM At the present moment the Christian Reformed Church is undergoing a marked change in its thinking concerning tax aid to independent school children. Ten years ago there was little enthusiasm for this proposal, except by some who from personal experience had seen bow equitably to all the system had worked in Holland. […]

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Responsible Discussion Dr. James Daane raised a question recently in connection with the current discussion of the doctrine of limited atonement in its relation to the missionary task of the church. He isn’t sure that it is proper and “discreet” for the editor-in-chief of the Christian Reformed weekly. The Banner, to bring to the widely-read pages of […]

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Of News and Events

LABOR UNION POWER The excessive power of American unionism has been painfully felt by our country again. The recent dock strike on the East and Gulf coasts has dealt a staggering blow to the economy of the country. U.S. News and World Report estimates that at the end of the fourth week of this strike the […]

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Are God’s People Grateful?

“At even ye shall eat flesh and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah your God.” Exodus 16:12 Thanksgiving day finds us this year with many things for which we ought to be thankful and yet there often seems to be so little of true thanksgiving. […]

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The Right to Work

On the twenty-second of May, this year, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Hanson Case. The decision of the court in this matter is one which has considerable significance in the area of labor. The Hanson Case arose when four men, employed by the Union Pacific Railroad in the state of […]

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“Chaff” in the Bible

Dear Sirs: Three decades ago in a heated Synodical debate in connection with the “Janssen Case” a minister of the Christian Church (in good standing at the time but deposed in the subsequent Common Grace issue), when asked whether he was sure he cherished love for the person of Dr. Janssen, replied by quoting Psalm 39:21f. (“Do […]

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“Chaff” in the Bible?

“Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And am I not grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred; They are become mine enemies” (Psalm 139:21 ,22). The imprecatory passages in Holy Scripture, such as the one above taken from Psalm 139, seem to raise questions in the […]

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Prof. Hommes Comments on Torch and Trumpet

THE Gereformeerd Weekblad, popular Christian weekly published in The Netherlands, in its issues of June 12 and 19, last, contained a pair of articles written by Professor N.J. Hommes as a comment on Torch and Trumpet. We are proud of this fact, since Prof. Hommes is well-equipped to give a noteworthy evaluation of things from the […]

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