WHO is going to retire this General Conference session? For the past few weeks this question has been a popular one. Several on the GC staff have already announced their intentions. As to others, if any, we will have to wait and see. Guessing is a waste of time. . .
ONE OF the points upon which those newly come to the faith will need faithful instruction is the subject of dress. In the examination of candidates for baptism this subject should not be lost sight of. Let the new converts be faithfully dealt with. Are they vain in dress? do they cherish pride of heart? The idolatry of dress is a moral disease. It must not be taken over into the new life. . .
"Why did I do it? Oh, why did I do it?" he sobbed. "I knew it was wrong, I-I-I knew it was wrong, but somehow I couldn't break it off. It was like, like some strange bewitchment. I couldn't free myself, I-I-I " Pastor Fallen's voice trailed off into another spasm of tears as he buried his head in his hands and wept. . .
IT REALLY was a beautiful car, but it had a very frustrating habit. It would not start-well, once in a while it would catch, cough, and sputter for a short distance. The family was large, and they were more than busy checking, studying, analyzing---then someone would say, "All together now---PUSH." Others were invited to help, as if it was some sort of privilege to help push a nice new car. . .
ON THE 6th of May, 1962, the Christian world was somewhat taken aback to hear the capsule-sized Communist cosmonaut, Gherman Stepanovich Titov, arrogantly inform a Sabbath news conference held at the Seattle World's Fair that "In my travels around the earth I saw no God or angels.". . .
BOTH THE higher critic and the scoffer zero in on the book of Jonah as their favorite target. The skeptic derides the Biblical account of the reluctant prophet as a "whopper of a fish story" while the critic who doesn't accept miracles has to relegate this account to the allegorical. He accepts it as part of the canon because of its spiritual value rather than giving any credence to its historical validity. . .
UNFORTUNATELY some church elders consider platform duty as their chief responsibility. It is a primary objective of this series to clarify and amplify the opportunities for true leadership and the soul-winning responsibilities that are the elder's. Of course, plat form duties are important. Let us consider how this Sabbath duty can be performed at its best. . .
BOTH believers and unbelievers show signs of a need for great biblical preaching. Among believers the need manifests itself in, among other things, the proliferation of home Bible studies and the large sales of religious books. Unbelievers reveal the need in their frantic pursuit of personal fulfillment and in disillusionment with much of modern life, including traditional forms of religion. . .
PUBLIC INTEREST in the search for Noah's ark continues to swell in spite of the fact that a number of expeditions to the traditional Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey have been unsuccessful in locating it. Symptomatic of such interest is the number of books on the subject rolling off the presses. . .