The following article was written at the request of the Shimran District Education Office in connection with the 2,500th-year celebration of the Iranian constitutional monarchy, as observed in Pasargadae, Iran. Under the title "God's Chosen Founder of the Empire of Iran" it appeared in English and Farsee in the official bulletin of the anniversary observance. It has been adapted for use in our magazine.
HAVE you ever talked to a fellow church member about the most important subject you could possibly discuss his salvation? I£ you have, then you may have noticed that a great deal of uncertainty seems to exist about this topic. One of the greatest threats to the spiritual strength and progress of our church in sharing the gospel with the world is that so many within the church are uncertain about their salvation. . .
HE WORE no necktie, his suit was soiled, and his face was red from past drinking. He spoke soberly about his problem. For a number of years he had been a local elder of four or five different large city churches, but his drinking had caused gross problems, and finally in exasperation and desperation he had sent his wife and children to live with relatives. He was a man of talent, under fifty years of age, and his appeal was for money for a new start. Could we help him?
HOW is it possible for us as ministers of the gospel to be in danger of allowing the sacred fire that we handle to turn into cold ashes? By our very office we are in constant contact with religious duties. We revel in studying Scripture with people, praying with and for people, and public presentation of precious truths to people. . .
HOW do you reach the black man and other minorities? Are today's methods compatible with today's madness? Must we take the time and energy to develop "separate but equal" methods and materials to reach different audiences one black, one brown, one white, perhaps one even red, and later on one yellow? What is the church's responsibility in mass communication? What should we do today and tomorrow, and will we have to change again?
The Ordinance of Foot Washing IT WAS humiliating to Christ's disciples for Him to take the position of a servant and wash their feet. But in so doing Jesus was teaching some very important lessons. And that these lessons might be kept fresh in the minds of His followers through the ages to come, Christ instituted the practice of foot washing as a religious service. . .
STANDING on a crowded metropolitan street corner, I watched in amazement as five young men, American college students dressed in Eastern garb, danced to a monotonous chant---the mournful words of an Eastern religion---accompanied by the ringing beat of small bells. Worshiping? Yes, but what?
THE "Sharing Meeting" in the New York Conference is one of the best attended and most enjoyed of all their Shepherdess meetings. This is a time when workers' wives have an opportunity to exchange ideas, share tips on time-saving devices, demonstrate new crafts, and in general present anything that particularly interests them and has been a help to them in their work. . .