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School Rights III

In the May and September 1956 issues of Torch and Trumpet we attempted to answer some objections of readers in connection with the thesis that all schools, regardless of race, creed, or color, are entitled to their fair share of public school taxes in proportion to the number of students enrolled. Herewith we conclude these questions and […]

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Impressions of the Synod of 1956

One of the thrills of the Reformed faith is that many churches may and do cooperate in the same cause. We do not believe in an independent, Congregational type of government. where each local congregation is a completely autonomous unit working with other churches only in a very loose way. Rather, being closely united in doctrine, […]

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School Rights II

The proposition that double taxation in regard to private schools is wrong has been set forth in previous articles in the Torch and Trumpet (April, July 1955, Jan., May, 1956). The thesis was, as you will recall, that all schools, regardless of race, creed, or color. are entitled to their fair share of public school tax […]

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School Right

The subject of “double taxation” in reference to private schools is very controversial. In the last one hundred years America has not been accustomed to any other system than the present one. Therefore, when the subject of changing our existing laws and customs is broached, a great reaction is created. Below are some of the questions and […]

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Equal Rights for Christian Parents

Equal rights for Christian parents is a goal yet to be attained in democratic America. The freedom to send our children to the school of our choosing for the same money that it costs public school parents to send their children to the public school is not yet ours. We do not yet have equal rights with parents […]

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“God’s Ways…”

He didn’t care a thing about Christ. Oh, he went to a Congregational church every Sunday morning, but he didn’t hear of the Christ who died for sinners. Then, one day, after his pastor had moved to another church, he went to a church in a nearby city—also Congregational—and there, after many months of biblical preaching, became […]

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“Noon”

Mr. Fakkema makes a very fine point when he says that it is the divinely given responsibility of parents to educate their children; and that when they fail to do so then the state must step in and see that the children get an education. This is necessary for an enlightened citizenry and the welfare of […]

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Ten O’Clock

Although scores of thousands of children never attend the public schools in the United States and Canada, all parents are taxed alike to maintain the public school system. Christian parents whose convictions will not allow them to use “neutral” schools for the training of their children are therefore penalized as they erect and maintain schools consistent with […]

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