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Is It Really Possible?

It is readily acknowledged by almost everyone that there are differences of opinion on doctrinal matters in Reformed circles. One such difference concerns the Sovereignty of God. In the Christian Reformed Church Dr. James Daane has for some years been dealing with various phases of this precious truth. The reader may note particularly Daane’s articles JIl […]

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1957…in the Key of C

The year of the great Centennial has begun. It is the Centennial of the Christian Reformed Church. It is to be a year of Celebration. Not only the membership of this denomination is concentrating on this grand event. The eyes of the church world in general arc on the Christian Reformed Church in the year 1957. […]

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May You Have Christmas

Grandpa took Carol an his knee and said, “I’m going to tell you a Christmas story.” Carol was delighted. Grandpa was a wonderful story-teller. And Christmas was coming in a few days. Carol was six years old. This was Grandpa’s story. There was a rabbit that we shall call Hopper. Hopper loved to eat grains of […]

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The Social Power of the Resurrection Witness

“And with great power gave the apostles their witness of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all For neither was there among them any that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet: […]

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It is Finished!

GOOD Friday—1956! What does it mean to you and me? The meaning of this day, the most significant day in history, depends on the significance of Christ’s cry, “It is Finished!” In the sixth word from the cross we find confession of messianic consciousness: we hear the voice of the witness, the sigh of the sufferer and […]

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Numbering Our Days

For many people, that point in time when an old year dies and a new year is born is a time for revelry, For not a few such revelry reaches the full measure of unconsciousness to the hard fact that another year of life has passed into its long yesterday. There is reason to suspect that there […]

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The Meaning of Christmas

“Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” I Timothy 1:15 Some years ago Henry Van Dyke published a book entitled, The Gospel for an Age of Doubt. He followed it with another entitled, The Gospel for a World of Sin. There is a […]

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Meditation: A Lesson in Humility

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child: now that I am become a man, I […]

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I was Dead…I am Alive for Evermore

Fear not; I am the first and the last, and the living one; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.” Revelation 1:17b, 18 John, the evangelist, is well known as one of the most beloved of Jesus’ disciples. He had his […]

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Facets of Faith for a Christian Christmas

* Midway in the Simplon Pass the traveler journeying southward comes upon a stone bearing the simple word “Italia.” At that point he passes a boundary line, and every stage from there on makes plainer how great has been the change from Switzerland to Italy. The air becomes warmer and vines line the wayside. And below, embosomed in verdure, Lake Maggiore […]

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