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SPIRITUALLY MINDED PASTORS I once heard the late Dr. Barnhouse say words to this effect: “If you as pastors are to feed your flocks, you must be fed yourself. A three inch water intake is necessary to provide high pressure in two inch water lines. You as pastors must have a ‘three inch intake’ of […]

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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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HONESTLY NOW The devil has one tactic which he seems to put to regular use; at least, it seems to be in current vogue. The devil regularly uses a truth as a foil or as a kind of backdrop against which he perpetrates a monstrous lie. At present integrity is his “thing.” Recently, he has […]

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A REFORMED SEMINARY IN THE BENUE? – YES Rev. T. Monsma’s article in the last month’s TORCH AND TRUMPET, indicates the change of opinion that is going on in the hearts of some of the missionaries in Nigeria. 1 also have had a change of mind on the need and importance of a Reformed Seminary […]

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POST-DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Many Americans look upon our democratic liberties as God-given rights which we enjoy as a favored people who live under a “manifest destiny” which is God-ordained. This gives us the mandate to propagate democratic institutions willy-nilly not only as our natural right, but as a Christian duty. In fact, some so confuse democracy […]

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FORTAS’ FORTRESS In reaction to the Griffin-Conservative opposition to the confirmation of Abe Fortas as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Senator Hart, also of Michigan, in a televised interview decried the fact that the question of confirmation seemed to compromise the principle of the separation of the three branches of government. He […]

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What Think Ye of the Christ, Whose Son is He?

In the margin of my reference Bible alongside this text there is the notation, “The inescapable question.” While it is true that this question is inescapable and that we must be confronted with the need for decision concerning its challenge, I do not think that it is the business of the Christian college to urge […]

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Christianity and History

On March 22, last, Dr. W. Stanford Reid, a historian of reputation in Reformed circles, opened a series of lectures at Dordt College with a discussion of the idea of history in modern theology. Dr. Reid was especially critical of Karl Barth’s approach in which Barth makes a distinction between Historie and Geschichte; Geschichte wherein the […]

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God’s Sovereignty and Secular Casuality

The concern of the 1966 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church with the views of Professor Harold Dekker again sharply focused attention on the atonement of Christ. Attention centered around the problem of differentiating between the love of God and the atonement as it relates to the redeemed and the non-redeemed. In its report the Synodical […]

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LET’S MATCH CALVINISTS AND ROMANISTS! A round table discussion of Calvinistic ministers and Roman Catholic priests—now there’s a thought. I have just finished reading The II Vatican Council and the new Catholicism by Berkouwcr. The author, quite characteristically I think, makes too many concessions to the enemy hut nevertheless spells out the general concensus that a fresh […]

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