FOR the Seventh-day Adventist Church 1969 is the "Year of CONCERN." The CONCERN program is even now being launched in hundreds of churches through out the North American Division, with many overseas leaders making plans for its use in their fields as well. . .
WELL," said my husband as he leaned down to loosen the strings of his shoes as we prepared to retire, "that wasn't the kind of day I planned.". . .
THE expression "the Lord thy God" reminds us of the Saviour's words to Satan in the wilderness of temptation: "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God" (Matt. 4:7). . .
Editorial Note: The written word provides one way in which a minister may greatly extend his ministry. It is hoped this article will provide the added encouragement and information some need to launch them into this fruitful field. . .
EVANGELICAL Christian leaders from all over the world were inspired in October, 1966, with the results of the World Congress on Evangelism held in Berlin. It was a time of renewing evangelical commitments, but the principles for accomplishing the task were necessarily quite general. . .
IN ALL the processes of God's kingdom force is never employed. The will is free to accept the divine mandate. In inspiration there is no compulsion to form this union of the divine and human. The inspired writers were still free to express themselves in their own vocabulary and idiom. . .
JANUARY 1 to April 30, 1965, was the first union-wide organized drive to promote the erection of roadside and church grounds identification signs in the Southern Union. . .
IN A WORLD of activity, change, and movement, particularly in the commercial world, much emphasis is put on advertising, and specifically on identifying a product or a place. This sort of thing is deemed most necessary by those who produce and distribute a commodity. It is also considered essential by those who desire a location or a facility to be identified. For example, as one drives across the country he finds that there is no mistaking a Holiday Inn for any other lodging place. . .
WE ARE living in an age when man's concept of evangelism includes modern methods, evangelistic equipment, and bigger budgets. Many of us have used everything from pictures to prizes, and black light to bumper stickers. . .
HOW can stumps floating upright in water and being left in the mud in. that position be explained? Yet, this is a requirement if the growth in the place of these stumps is questioned. Would hollow stumps that have their centers of gravity in the base of the trunk adjust to a horizontal position as their tissues become saturated with water?
TIME is the lifeblood of humanity. It is given to all men equally. "But time and chance happeneth to them all" (Eccl. 9: 11). Job sensed the elusiveness of time when he declared, "My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle" (Job 7:6). The man in the know knows there is no tomorrow! Today alone is ours. Somebody has said that time is God's partner to remind us constantly of our limitations the greatest of which is death!
THE layman was reading with "proper" flourish and comment the promise of Isaiah 58, made to those who deal their "bread to the hungry" and to others who "bring the poor that are cast out" to their homes. There was in the chapter a very real pledge of future understanding and personal well-being projected on behalf of the one who would exercise charity toward his neighbor, and here it was beautifully laid out: "Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily.". . .
APPLIED religion introduces the theology major of Columbia Union College to certain basic principles in ministerial practicum that we believe will provide fundamental preparation for the further training he will receive at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University. . .
ELLEN G. WHITE entered upon her prophetic ministry at a very difficult period in a number of ways. There were several individuals leading small religious groups in New England and the central West in the 1830's and the 1840's who laid claim to being blessed with divine revelations of one sort or another. . .
IF BIRTH CONTROL per se is a moral problem, Satan, at this point, must be about as exuberant as he was when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. What would the world, especially the Christian world, talk about if we solved the birth control problem? Protestants may sneer at Rome's dilemma, but most recently over thrown, seldom enforced, United States State laws against birth control are traceable to Protestant legislation. . .