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REVIEW OF CHAPTERS I–IV CHAPTER I The Relevance of Calvinism for Today By Dr. Clarence Bouma In this opening chapter Dr. Bouma asks and answers three questions, namely: I. What do we mean by Calvinism? II. Why is Calvinism so sorely needed with a view to our present-day ethical task? III. How is this task to […]

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Cultivation of Soul and Mind (VIII)

Spring is approaching and many of us are taking inventory of our gardening tools. preparing flower beds and plowing the garden. No, an article from Farm Journal hasn’t slipped into The Outlook. I am not suggesting how to have a more successful garden, but I do want to consider cultivation—the cultivation of the human soul and […]

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How Big are the Wolf’s Teeth? (I)

“‘Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!’ declares the LORD…‘I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing….’” (Jeremiah 23:1–4) “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:14) “Keep watch over […]

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Wolf’s Teeth (III)

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil—who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20) “…God…gave them over to a depraved mind...they are senseless,faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not […]

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Fasting

One of the greatly neglected means of grace in the contemporary church is fasting. Yet God teaches us to fast. In I Samuel 7:6, the people fasted in collection with repentance of sin; in II Chronicles 20:3, Jehoshaphat called a fast to seek the Lord’s favor and deliverance. BIBLICAL BASIS But fasting is not merely […]

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Good Listeners (VI)

Television has exerted a profound impact on our culture. It effects almost every area of life and among other things has powerfully effected public discourse, especially preaching. Preaching as a means of communication appears to many to be archaic. Because we are accustomed to visual stimulation and abbreviated verbal messages, it is increasingly difficult for […]

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Caring

In this issue we are presenting the first installment of a new column called, The Cutting Edge – Where Principle Meets Practice. The purpose is to demonstrate Christian faith in action, to encourage fellow pilgrims on life’s journey and challenge young Christians to focus their vision and energy on a life which produces fruit for […]

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