The Divine Imperative
"PREACH the gospel." This crisp, pregnant command of our Lord to His disciples on the occasion of His ascension, centralizes and defines the activity of His church. Evangelism was, and is, and must be the all-absorbing activity of the church of Christ. Medical, educational, social, and philanthropic works are integral aspects of Christianity, but only in relation to its chief commitment evangelism.
Uniformity and Catastrophism (Concluded)
THE concept of uniformity has delayed the progress of geological science be cause, as we believe, the past history of the earth has experienced one major catastrophe episode that has been unrecognized.
Avoiding "Heir Pollution"
Not only has man's physical environment near the cities been dangerously polluted but the spiritual degeneration that brought judgments to Sodom again typifies city life of this last generation.
For a Sick Prayer Meeting
HAS your prayer meeting been a bit anemic lately? The secret for bringing it back into good health may lie in the Sabbath school. . .
Liturgical or Free?
THERE are some churches or denominations that are known as liturgical churches because they follow a tradition in their order of service that has been developed through the centuries. The Roman Catholic Church has a well-developed liturgy in the mass. The Lutheran and the Anglican churches both have a liturgy that was derived and modified from features of the Roman Catholic service. There are other liturgical churches, and the history of the liturgy is a long and interesting one.
How, Where, and When to Appeal for a Favorable Decision
WE DO well to contemplate frequently how much Jesus accomplished in a short ministry of three and one-half years. He plowed a furrow for good across the world which far exceeds all that the great philosophers, teachers, and leaders of all ages did put together. Why? Because He knew how and where to strike in all that He said and did.
THERE is the possibility that one fourth of your church members will apostatize in the next ten years if the trend of the past ten years continues. According to recent statements by a General Conference leader more than 325,000 persons have left our worldwide church in apostasy since 1958.
Doctrine of Revelation and Inspiration (Concluded)
IN TURNING next to the discussion on inspiration, the Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16, 17: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."