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Too often the effectiveness of Christian teaching is judged by the Christian personality of the teacher. Is he “spiritual”? Is he “committed”? Does he radiate Christ? Is he a joyful Christian? Is he born again? Saved? If the answers are affirmative, then it is judged that the teaching must be good and Christian. Nothing could […]

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1969 Agenda Synod

ISN’T IT TIME TO ALLOW LODGE MEMBERS INTO THE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH? The rumor has been around for a while that some people in the Christian Reformed Church were quite dissatisfied with the current position as to the essential incompatibility of membership in oath-hound, secret societies and membership in the church. In short, that position […]

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THE GENERATION LAP There seems to be a common misconception abroad concerning the disturbances on our university campuses. It is the notion that the disturbances are generated by young people who have been “turned off” by the values of their parents. Recent studies as to the origins of the activists show that this is not […]

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The Ecclesiastical Church has no business to operate day schools. The Roman Catholics, Baptists, Lutherans and Seventh Day Adventists are wrong in running their weekday schools. The task of the church institute is to preach the Word and administer the sacraments: It is not mandated to teach molecular activity, Spanish grammar, Civil War strategy and […]

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Believe it or not: The Bible is Nonsense

The Bible contains pure, unadulterated nonsense. Let me give three examples. 1. Election and human responsibility On the one hand the Bible teaches unequivocally and continually that God elects some and not all: “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matt. 22:14); ‘“You did not choose me, but I chose you” (John 15:16); “Jacob I […]

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Martin Luther King

Who Was Martin Luther King? He was not a second Christ nor even a prophet, although many considered him so. Because he was a martyr at an early age, an eloquent preacher, a teacher of love and non-violence, and a friend of the down-trodden, some likened him to Jesus Christ. At his funeral, Rabbi Abraham […]

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MAY WE BELONG TO THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY? Questions such as this come to n pastor often in the course of a year’s experience. There are an increasing number of organizations and associations open to Christian Reformed people nowadays, and our membership. attendance and contributions are being solicited. Many of us find this a most […]

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THE UBIQUITY OF THE PINK PEPPERMINT A Roman Catholic family moved into the house next door to a Christian Reformed family. After they had become acquainted, the Roman Catholic housewife felt free, over a cup of coffee, to say to the Christian Reformed housewife, “I understand a little of what your church believes, but one […]

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Hellians are Glad They are in Hell

Strange as it may seem, Hellians are exactly where they want to be. It is wrong to picture them in Hell against their wishes. As a matter of fact, God gives everyone what he wants. He never forces people against their will. Everybody freely chooses what he desires. This freedom of choice is evident while […]

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