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In the past century and a half modern man has been thoroughly indoctrinated with the notion that natural law, not a personal God, controls the world. The apostle Peter stated that “there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming?” (II Peter 3:4). Such men […]

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What About Evolution?

Let’s state at the beginning that the Bible is the infallible Word of God. Then many questions raised when evolution is discussed are automatically settled. For example, the believer of an infallible Bible knows that man has a soul and that animals do not. He also knows the first woman was derived from the body of […]

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The Nature of Genesis One

In this article Dr. Young, well known Old Testament scholar, explains what should be the Christian’s approach to the first chapter of Genesis. Such a treatment must precede the believing scholars’ interpretation of the various sections and verses of this chapter. The writer encouraged us to entertain the hope that he will give us a more […]

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The Time Element in Genesis 1 and 2

Time and space figure so prominently in the affairs of mankind that we need constantly to remind ourselves that time and space are created categories, that they belong to the phenomenal universe in which we live. We use the words “eternal” and “everlasting” to describe that which is timeless. But we ought to realize that we have only […]

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Because It Had Not Rained

“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for the Lord God had not […]

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In the following article, Mrs. Groenendyk, after explaining the idea of “adiaphora,” discusses two main ideas: (1) Howard Van Till’s “Adiaphora Strategy” in The Fourth Day, and (2) Van Till’s “Adiaphora Strategy” in Reverse. This second section is satire which applies to Van Till’s book the same strategies he uses against the Bible. The headings […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors and readers of The Outlook: Imagine my surprise when I discovered an eight-page article on The Fourth Day in the March issue of The Outlook. The number eight and the month of March were especially significant to me in this context because it was eight years ago, in March of 1986, that I […]

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A Testimony to Our Time

Teachers of Christ’s church are called to “contend for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3) by addressing the challenges to the faith that arise in each generation. The board and faculty of Westminster Seminary in California confess our faith in the Sovereign God who has revealed himself in his creation, in Christ […]

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